In preparation for Sunday, we have been learning about what Remembrance Sunday is and why we remember those who gave their lives so we can enjoy ours. The children have been donating all week but had the chance to cover the giant poppy with what they could give.
As a year group we had a focus of looking at the uniforms that the soldiers would have worn during WWI in preparation to share with the whole school during the assembly at the end of the day. We also labelled a WWI soldier, learning some very interesting facts about their uniform and kit.
This week we have been looking at the story of Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate bonfire night on 5th November. As part of this we decided to get creative and design our own fireworks through different mediums. We went outside to collect natural resources and bought them back inside (as it was a little windy outside) and made fireworks, as well as designing fireworks on laptops looking at the different styles of brush that can be used on a paint program.
Half-Term- Best class attendance reward
Last half-term we won the best attendance in school and as a reward got the change to visit Samworth Church Academies pet corner. We had a fantastic time with all of their pets, which included: rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, degus, bearded dragons, plus many others. This was a fantastic reward for a great level of attendance last half-term. Keep it up guys and we may get another chance to visit in Autumn 2!
Mansfield Town Penalty Shootout
We thoroughly enjoyed our penalty shootout with Mansfield Town in the Community. We encouraged each other and supported each other, regardless of how many goals we scored.
We have been looking at different religions. We compared Judaism and Christianity, looking at their religious texts, places of worship and religious symbols.
We have also looked at some clothing that is worn by Jewish people as well as their holly festival 'Sukkot', where we made a 'Sukkah' (a temporary structure with an open roof).
These past 2 weeks we have been looking at the senses and which body parts we use for this. We have been on sight walks, we have done tasting sessions (although some of us weren't as much of a fan of the sour food as others), We have played sound bingo and we even helped Miss Chick find her lost bear when she lost it by becoming 'Sense Detectives'!
From Head to Toe
From Head to Toe
We have been writing our own innovated versions of the story 'From Head to Toe' by Eric Carle. Here are a few of our versions.
Our First Weekly Mile
Weekly mile - week 2
We headed outside as a Year group to complete our weekly mile. We enjoyed getting some fresh air and talking to our friends. It definitely blew the cobwebs away and burnt off some energy so we were ready to head back inside and continue our learning.