We have had a fantastic day celebrating the end of our Knights and Castles topic. After burying the tooth yesterday, we checked the garden to find….Sir Neville the Knight! He knows Bernie the dragon and we invited him inside ‘Aire View School Castle’ to tell us lots of amazing facts about Knights. He also joined us for our banquet! We finished the day with lots of fun outdoor games such as obstacle course and Knight training and we also had lots of fun creative activities in the classroom. A fun day had by all! Take a look at our fantastic outfits….
Today we received a letter from Bernie the dragon! This is what it said…
We got straight to work and buried the tooth safe and sound. Once we had buried it, we sprinkled magic dust on top. We chanted “Magic Knight, Magic Knight, Please come in the night!”
Here we are at work….
After leaving the tooth under a pillow with the letters we wrote, we came back to school to find a teeny tiny letter left by the Tooth fairy!
This is what it said…
We did just as she asked and wrote a letter to Bernie to tell him that his tooth is safe with us!
A strange object was found in the ashes of Silsden’s Bonfire. We have been asked to find out what it is. We all had a good look and feel of it and came up with some interesting ideas about what it could be. We were not certain though and when one child suggested it might be a tooth we decided to ask the tooth fairy.
We have all been busy writing letters to her and hope she can tell us what this strange object really is.
This week we have been very busy learning about different celebrations. On Monday, we were all so excited about dressing up for Halloween. In provision, we had lots of fun Halloween activities. We also learnt a new phoneme that tied in with the theme… ‘h’. We practised writing our new sound ‘h’ using hamma beads.
On Tuesday we began to learn about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights which is celebrated in the northern hemisphere every year in the season of autumn. We learnt lots about Diwali and discussed the similarities and differences of other celebrations we know, such as Christmas and Eid.
During story time, we read the story of Rama and Sita. We also enjoyed creating diya lamps, lanterns, and rangoli patterns both inside and outside. We even had a go at some Bollywood dance moves as part of our PE lesson. Take a look at the video below!
Today we had a visit from Dr Cosgrove, a Parent from Swifts class, who talked to us about what it is like to be a vet. She brought along Ellie her new puppy and taught us about all of the things a puppy would need to go to the vet for.
- Microchip – to see who she belongs to
- Flea treatment
- Worming tablet
- Thermometer to take the temperature
We then watched and helped her with an operation. We then had to stitch up the puppy and bandage her wounds. Once the puppy was well, we took her for a walk and some children even picked up her poo!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit from the vet and it inspired us to become vets ourselves. We set up a role play vets in the classroom. Take a look at our photos! Future vets in the making!
Earlier this week, a strange message popped up on to the Interactive Whiteboard. It was a message from a dog explaining that she had lost her puppy…
Later that day, the children were all busy working in the classroom, when they heard a strange whining sound from outside the room. There was a little puppy. He was lost and upset! So we took him into the classroom and made him a comfy bed to sleep in and gave him a drink. We discussed how we could make him feel welcome and named him Pongo!
The children have been finding out how to look after the puppy while we look for his mummy! They decided to make some posters to put all around the school.
The children have learnt how to draw using a computer program called Purple Mash and they will use these pictures for their posters.
They have done a fantastic job I am sure you will agree…
The children have enjoyed finding out how to care for dogs. This week the Role Play Area turned into a Pet Shop. Over the next couple of week, we will continue to find out more about pets and how to care for animals.
This week we have started learning that letters can make sounds when they are read. We call these letter sounds – phonemes.
In Phonics this week we have been learning the letters s,a and t in lots of fun and active ways…
We built the Funny Bones Town, made Towers and Tasty Terrific Toast…
We made a play dough sequin snake, used scissors to make skeletons and spiders, painted apple trees and enjoyed being creative in lots of different ways!
We even took selfies!
Can you think of anything you can do at home that involves these sounds?