This week our topic learning was to make a map of the route we took on our walk of Penshaw village. We looked again at the landmarks along the route we took and created miniature models. Finally we created a map of the route and plotted the landmarks onto the map. Some of us challenged ourselves and created a hill for Penshaw Monument, while others decided to paint the open areas around the village. I think you'll agree that we are amazing map makers!!
In our English learning we have begun to look at the features of a recount and will begin our writing about our walk to Penshaw Monument when we come back to school after the holidays.
This week we have completed our own version of the story Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. We wrote our own ending to the story, which included Goldilocks being eaten by the bears, as well as various other traditional tales characters appearing and causing lots of havoc!! Our children's story writing is amazing! Next week we will begin a recount of our visit to Penshaw Monument.
In our topic learning we looked at the history of Penshaw Monument and the children were especially interested in the fact about the boy who fell from the top to his death. Our children do seem to like gruesome tales!
The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Monument and sketched the landmark during their visit. Some of the children have made a fabulous 3D model of Penshaw Monument.
On our walk of the local area we found lots of Penshaw landmarks. We saw a church, a pub, some shops, a care home and a park. We also saw lots of different types of houses, including a bungalow, a semi-detached house, a detached house, cottages and a row of terraced houses.
In our English learning this week we acted out the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears. We had so much fun, as always, when we act out a story. This will also help us when we begin writing our own version of the story next week.
This week we designed and made our own house and included the household items we have been learning about in our vocabulary lessons.
We have been looking at road safety in our topic learning this week. We learnt about safe places to cross a road and how to be safe while crossing a road. We will put this all into practice soon when we go for a walk around our local area.
In our literacy learning we became detectives as we’d had mysterious visitors in our role play area. We found porridge in 3 different sized bowls. We put our heads together and decided it must be the 3 bears. However, there was no sign of Goldilocks!
We have been looking at famous artists who painted houses. We used our sketching skills and painted our versions using water colours.
This week we welcomed our new children to the Language Provision. We have had such a busy week getting our newly decorated classroom ready for our new topic, that we feel the new children have always been with us. We have refreshed the routines of school life and responded really well to our new behaviour system. Ask us how it works!
We had the best day in London!!! We followed the route that Katie, from the Katie in London book, took. The weather was so hot but we were so excited to see the London sights that it didn't bother us one bit. We also saw an Indian wedding parade and the King and Queen of Belgium on their journey to lay wreaths at the Belgian cenotaph. Lots of lovely memories were made for us all!!
To add to our topic learning, we looked at the British tradition of afternoon tea. We planned to make afternoon tea for our parents and carers. We had a busy but exciting day!!