Welcome to Moss Class!
We have had a fantastic day today at Bishops Wood Centre. Mrs Bartlett's camera is playing tricks on her this evening, but she is too excited to share her photos with you all....
In the Workshop this week we have been learning how to use a hammer safely. We began by learning how to hold the hammer and a nail, hammering into a piece of corrugated cardboard for least resistance, followed by a block of polystyrene. We all showed so much maturity when using these tools that our teachers felt we were ready to put our skills to the test by hammering a nail into a block of soft wood. We were surprised at how much trickier this was.
In our outdoor learning lessons we have been working on our team building skills and problem solving by building shelters for our whole class. This week's was our favourite so far - we managed to fit ALL of Moss Class under the shelter, just as the rain began to pour!
A fabulous Monday morning full of collaborative learning. This week we will be exploring more living things, including plants in our garden, blossoms from the trees and creatures that have made our school home. We will be continuing to practise our subtilising skills by playing dominoes this week and our phonics focus will be rhyme.
We we are looking forward to a week filled with learning, friendship building and laughter!
In Literacy this week, we have been learning to speak in full sentences. We have been using our outdoor environment to help us to create some interesting sentences.
Some me of our favourite sentences so far have been:
“That’s not my Santa, his hat is too leafy brown.”
”That’s not my elf, his hat is too autumn orange.”
No photos from today - we've been busy planning something special!
Watch this space!
This term our focused text is Grandad's Island by Benji Davis. We will be learning about remembrance, the importance of remembrance and heading back in time to explore an ancient empire.
Today, we have been on an imagination-fuelled adventure into Grandad's attic.
We searched around until we found some treasures that we could see: we named a bird cage, and a music box.
As we were so good at being word-collectors yesterday, we carried on collecting vocabulary today too! We began to describe what we had found, using our looking/noticing lens.
We collected rusty and fragile today, to help with our descriptions.
The final thing that we found in Grandad's attic was a couple of old records. We listened to them on the record player, and danced to the music. We told Mrs Bartlett that we had never heard music like this before.... we wanted to find out more!
We used different lenses in our learning goggles to explore the bag and find out who it may belong to.
Through our looking lense we saw a blue bag. We became Word Collectors, and soon we were able to develop our description from 'a blue bag' into a 'navy blue bag'.
We really impressed Mrs Bartlett with our vocabulary. We used words such as large, dirty and well-used to describe the bag.
Then we changed our lens; we explored the bag using our 'touch' lens. We used words such as light, bumpy and squishy to describe how it felt. We also heard some sounds, we had great fun using our voices to repeat these sounds: crunching, rustling and crinkling.
Eventually, we looked inside!
We collected words including grimy, ancient, neon, bright, grubby and stretchy to describe what we found.
Finally, we imagined that the ruck-sack must belong to somebody that had been on an adventure!
This week we are learning about a living artist called Yayoi Kusama. We have found out that she is from Japan, and has bright red hair.
We have enjoyed looking at photographs of her exhibitions. Can you guess which picture we thought looked like tentacles?
Each morning we begin our day with Beoley Bookworm time where we practise our reading, phonics, roach and fine motor skills.
This morning we worked collaboratively to create our own story using 4 objects as prompts.
We have been celebrating positivity today as part of our Positivity Games. We discussed how positivity can spread and all the things that help us to feel positive. We used this video to see how easily positivity can spread and spent our afternoon spreading positivity.
Welcome to Moss Class, and to Beoley First School!
We are so excited to meet you! Over the last couple of weeks I have been busy preparing our new learning spaces and they are almost ready to share with you. I will post some photos here, as well as e-mailing them to each of you before our new term begins.
I can't wait to hear all about your summer adventures! During the summer holidays my family adopted a baby rabbit. His name is Flop and we love him, even though he makes me sneeze and itch a lot! Here is a photo of him, he is a very cheeky rabbit!
See you soon,