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Squirrels 2020-21

We loved forest school today.  After learning about plants in our topic, we all planted our own sunflower seeds.  We had a great time.

We practiced going safely around the fire circle and we thought carefully about what plants need to grow.

Here is us playing forest hide and seek.  Can you see us camouflaged?

We LOVED playing in the mud kitchen!

We really enjoyed our first day back at school.   We planted runner beans, butternut squash and sweetcorn and talked about what plants need to grow (sunlight, water, soil, carbon dioxide).  We all enjoyed being back at school with all of our friends again.

Today we had fun making our own moving Easter egg crafts, with a chick peeking out.  We thought carefully about our designs, careful cutting and how to make a moving part.

We have had a FANTASTIC first session of Forest school today.  We learnt our 'fire rule', played forest hide and seek, hid our decorated eggs and then hunted for them all.  We had such a brilliant time in the forest and the sun came out to say hi.

Here we are with our decorated 'eggs'.

Today we looked at photographs of silhouettes.  We made our own sunset background and then cut out silhouette pictures out of black paper to make the silhouette effect.  We worked so hard and had lots of fun.  Can you guess what some of the landmarks are?

Our pictures look fantastic in our classroom window!

We enjoyed playing a game of landmark bingo to help us to remember all of the landmarks that we have talked about.  Can you guess who won?

We have been investigating materials to see what would be good to use to make an umbrella for the teddy.  We tested whether the materials were waterproof and flexible.  We had lots of fun!

Today we commemorated 'reflection day' and colored in some flowers for our door.

We have been busy this week in Squirrels.  We have designed and written our own books based on "The Queen's handbag" by Steve Antony.   We made our own front covers and blurbs.  We also practiced reading our books out loud.  We had lots of fun being authors!

Here are some of our stories.

Today we designed our own Red Noses for Comic Relief, and competed in an 'red nose and spoon' race.  We had so much fun!

We are learning about London this term.  Today we practiced drawing a key and designing our own city.

We used paint and a heart-shaped template to make cards.  We used our fingers to make the heart shape with our fingerprints.  We are really proud of our work.

Today we practiced being news reporters and advertising London.  We practiced introducing the advert and saying some interesting facts.

What a fantastic first day back of school!  We had lots of fun today guessing shapes by closing our eyes and feeling the properties.  We also started reading "The Queen's Handbag" by Steve Antony.  We also did lots of colouring and shared all the things we have been doing at home.  I am super proud of you all!

We have been so creative with our home learning this term and have done lots of DT and art.  We learnt new techniques and thought carefully about how to make our models strong and used texture and colour in art.

We have continued to work so hard at home with our home learning.  We  have been learning all about winter.

You have all been working really hard on your home learning over the last few weeks.   I know many of you have enjoyed listening to 'The bear and the piano' and have thought carefully about how the bear would have been feeling.  You have also tried hard to tell the time and to find half of a shape.

We have loved being creative and doing lots of making.  We sewed our own puppet, made a Christmas card, making a calendar, decorating our bag, and making a Christmas decoration.  We are so excited for Christmas!

We have been very busy writing Christmas acrostic poems today.  We loved thinking of Christmas words and trying to use our best school handwriting.

We had lots of fun today with our phonics stars.  We were fantastic phoneme spotters.

We have been learning how to sew this week in Squirrels.  We learned about holding our needle correctly and which side to sew through.  We will be making our own Christmas hand puppets.

We have been working so hard on our phonics.  We have enjoyed sounding out our words, matching lower case and capital letters, making words with letter cards, and reading our new phonics books.

We had lots of fun today collecting sticks and leaves to make our own Stick People.  We learned how to tie knots to join our arms and legs onto our stick people. 

We have been learning about the Great Fire of London and have had lots of fun re-enacting the fire and thinking about what we would see, hear, smell, taste, and feel.

We had lots of fun today exploring Autumn.  We collected orange, brown and yellow leaves and made our own Cyril the Squirrel!

What could be inside our Curiosity Cube this week?  We have been learning lots about Autumn and this morning, some leaf creatures made their way inside our cube!  What could have happened?  What questions do you have?  Why is there  a trophy inside?  Can you be creative and critical thinkers as you investigate?

Today we have been using rulers to measure worms.  We remembered to start at 0 and to line the worms up carefully.

Today we enjoyed practicing our drawing and loved looking at each others' drawings.

Today we looked at photographs of Worksop today and compared them to Worksop in the past.  We enjoyed talking about the changes that have happened to the buildings, the cars, and the fashion.

In maths we have been exploring our number bonds to 10.  We used part-whole models to find number bonds to 10, then we played a game trying to recall the number bonds quickly.

Today we looked at the work of Pablo Picasso.  We looked at the painting of the 'weeping woman' and the abstract style of the art.  We then made our own Picasso style self-portrait.  We had lots of fun.

This week we have been practicing saying the story of the Gingerbread man.  We have been using actions to help us to retell the story.  We have been saying 'full stop' to help us to remember our punctuation.

Today we made our own tissue paper rainbows.  We loved looking at the different colours and using different methods of making our rainbows.

Today we talked about symbols of the last 6 months.  We used cotton buds to decorate our own rainbows.  We enjoyed using cotton wool to make the clouds.

Today we talked about what makes a healthy diet.  We learned about the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo and looked at the artwork he made, based on fruit and vegetables.  We had a go at making our own artwork.

Today we practiced our fine motor skills.  After reading 'Funny bones', we made our own split pin skeletons.

Today we used art straws to make our own 'Funny bones' skeletons.  We had great fun and learned how to use our scissors correctly.

We've had a great start to year 1.  We have all settled in really well and are enjoying being back with our friends.  Today we made our own Squirrels to decorate our classroom.  We used cotton buds and paint in Autumn colours to decorate our Squirrels.