Spring Topic Work - 2017
We have been learning about how busy garden birds are during Spring. We have watched a video about how birds make nests. We have looked at some examples of birds nests that were possibly made last Spring. Then we had a go at making our own. We have used some natural materials we found outside as well as some manmade materials.
During our English lesson we have listened to the traditional Nativity story. Then we re-wrote the story in our own words. To complete the activity we made a Nativity scene, Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus.
As part of our topic work 'Autumn' we have been looking at things we celebrate during the Autumn months. We have been focussing on 'Bonfire Night'. We have written some facts about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate 'Bonfire Night'.
As part of our topic work we have been looking at the hard work the Farmers do throughout the year to prepare and grow crops ready for harvesting. We have talked about the work involved looking after orchards and focussed specifically on the apple tree. We have prepared an apple crumble as part of our learning.
We have been designing a scene for the Hornsea Scarecrow Trail 2016. We drew a picture and shared our ideas. We have discussed the props that we can make to go with the scarecrows. We have been very busy.
Tuesday 19th July, 2016.
We have been focussing on the Summer season as part of our topic work. We have produced some lovely poems and displayed them outside the Rainbow Room.
Thursday 30th June, 2016
We have been learning about England and Spain as part of our topic work 'Countries Around The World'. We have looked at capitals, currency, the flags for each country, weather and food. We made a traditional Spanish dish and prepared a traditional English dish.
Every Wednesday we do activities to help us learn about different feelings and how to deal with them appropriately and how to promote positive friendships. We have had a look at a First-aid Kit. We discussed all the different things in a kit that helps us when we have had a small accident. We then made a Friendship First-Aid Kit using ideas we discussed from a First- Aid Kit.
SPRING TERM 2016
We are starting our new topic work about 'Life Cycles'. Life cycles are the reproduction process of any living thing. This week we are looking and learning about a butterfly's life cycle. The life cycle starts with an egg. We learnt that butterflies lay their eggs on plants, underneath leaves. We drew a leaf and a butterfly egg and then looked at different materials we could use to make a leaf and an egg. When we had chosen our materials we labelled our diagram and made the first part of the life cycle for our display board outside the Rainbow Room.
AUTUMN TERM 2016
We have invited the adults we live with and some adults from our mainstream classroom to come and look at the work we have been doing this term. We also decorated some biscuits so they could have a drink and a biscuit with us while we completed some Christmas activities.
We have been looking at the seasons and months in our calendar year. We have been focussing on Winter and December. We know there are 31 days in December. We made some Christmas stockings to symbolise each day in December.
We have made some Christmas wreaths and Christmas cards to sell at 'Carols Around The Tree' on Monday 7th December. The money we raise will go towards resources to help us learn in school.
As part of our Winter topic work we have being focussing on animals that hibernate. We have been researching facts about hedgehogs. Mrs Larsen kindly brought in her home made hedgehog house so we could see what a hedgehogs needs to keep itself warm and safe in the cold Winter months.
We also have been looking at friendships. We had a discussion about friends and we had to think of a special friend. We wrote down why this person was a special friend and then we made them a friendship bracelet as a symbol of our positive friendship.
As part of our English lesson the children had to be able to identify the key feature of a newspaper. Examples were brought in and the children looked at the layout of a front cover. We discussed the Logo - the children then designed their own. We looked at the Masthead and the children made up their own information. They were then asked to produced a cover story for their front cover about a famous celebrity of their choice coming to Hornsea to open the Hornsea Market. They had to think about how the people of Hornsea may feel if a celebrity came to Hornsea. They had to think about quotes from the Hornsea people as they waited for their celebrity to arrive. Quotes their famous celebrity may have said about the market. They completed their story by adding a photograph that tells what is happing in their story. They created this using a programme called Kar2ouch in the computer suite. Next the children had to look at another story for their front cover. They had to write down all the things they were good at or enjoyed doing. They chose one activity and then had to produce a story about how Hornsea Community Primary School had identified them as a Star for their achievement/skill/quality. We took a photograph of them holding props to back up their article.
In the Rainbow Room we have a visitor who comes in every Wednesday called Mr Fox. He is doing some theatre work with us. Our focus is 'Beauty and the Beast'. Mr Fox organises activities that will help prepare us to put together a theatre performance.