We found out what happened when we planted seeds in different things such as cotton wool, pebbles, paper sand and soil. We watered them all and look what happened!Continue reading
Swallows class have been finding out all about being healthy. We have looked at how to keep our bodies healthy with exercise and good food. The children have explored lots of different ways of exercising and designed their own exercise course. The Swallows were experts when our puppet visitor brought an unhealthy packed lunch to school.
By the time sports day had arrived we all felt very confident about what we had to do to keep ourselves fit and healthy.
We have also been thinking about changes this term and we had some special visitors of all different ages who shared their exeperiences which gave us lot a to think about.
We have enjoyed reading Handas surprise in Swallow’s class and have especially enjoyed tasting the delicious fruits from the story. We have started to see our runner beans develop inside their bags and the children gave checked on them each day to spot any changes.Continue reading
This half term, as part of our focus on changes that are occurring in the garden. We have been looking at the work of impressionist painters especially Claude Monet. This also links closely with our learning value of Spirituality. We are being like Barry Butterfly responding to something wonderful.
We have been using powder paints and mixing the colours we need just using the primary colours and white. We have applied them just by dabbing as we are learning that we are just trying to create an impression of the plants and flowers.
We think our paintings are looking fabulous.Continue reading
Today, as part of our RE learning we have been investigating items that are special to Jews. We looked closely at the Torah scrolls and the Yad (hand) that is used when reading the Torah. We have learnt that the Torah scrolls are so special that the text must not be touched with fingers and the silver Yad pointer is used instead. The children suggested that if you were touch it you might make it dirty or because it is made of paper it might tear.
We have learnt that the Torah is written and read in Hebrew and contain rules that were given to Jews and that they should follow.
The writing is small and tricky to write, you would need to be very careful when you write theTorah.
It is so Precious; we have the Bible.
We can t read it but others can.Continue reading