The children have all settled in well after the Christmas break with a fabulous attitude to learn lots of new and exciting things.
This term our topic is.....
Protecting our planet for the future.
As part of our topic this term we will be focusing on three key concepts of responsibility, sustainability and choice within our topic of rainforests.
We are looking forward to discovering all of the animals, plants and trees that live in the rainforest and how we can work together to look after them and the rest of the planet.
Today the children were learning about Pancake day and why it is an important day in the Christian calendar. They all had a fabulous time making their pancakes and definitely enjoyed eating them, they said that they were delicious!
As part of our work on Pancake Day we also had a look at other celebrations around the world that happen on exactly the same day. Connecting this to our topic, we decided to look at Brazil and the Mardi Gras festival.
Having looked at Mardi Gras, the children made excellent masks and we had our own little carnival in the classroom!
(Reception and Year 1)
Autumn Term 2019
This term our project is....
WE CAN WORK TOGETHER
As part of our topic this term we will be focusing on the three key concepts of community, consequences and value within our topic of the Great Fire of London. We are looking forward to finding out how the people of London came together as a community after the fire and exploring the meaning of an object that is ‘special’.
The children have all settled in really well.
As part of their French lessons they have started off by learning the french words for colours.
As part of our learning on the Great Fire of London the children had lots of fun pretending to be bakers by making their own bread and cupcakes. The children were very excited about writing down the recipes they had learnt. They also had the chance to experience what it would be like to live in a tent, just as many people did who had lost their homes because of the fire.
They enjoyed eating the bread they had made inside their tents!
In the last week of November, Oak class, alongside the rest of Holy Trinity took part in an RE week where they were looking at the theme of Incarnation in the Bible.
During that week, the children spent time looking at the true meaning of Christmas and what this time of year means for Christians.
First they looked at the Christmas story, discussing what happened in the story and using puppets to act it out.
Later in the week we looked at what the children do with their families at home around Christmas and what they think is the most precious/favourite gifts that they have been given over Christmas.
From this discussion the children were asked to think about the question 'What do you think Christians believe is the best present around Christmas?'
Since November the children have been putting a lot of time and effort into practicing for their Christmas nativity. They have all worked really hard to remember all of the songs, actions and their lines. Great job Oak class!