We are hoping for better weather this term as we begin to explore our new topic 'Minibeasts and Growing'. We have already been around our school grounds looking for minibeasts and planting summer produce and flower seeds in the garden. The pond is full of newts so we are trying to keep our tadpoles safe in a seperate tank in the classroom. We shall let you know how they get on.
Our new topic is 'People Who Help Us'. We have already had the Police Officers from Rubery in to see us and Dr Pinkney. It is very exciting to meet people with special jobs and find out information about them. The children have been asking lots of fantastic questions. Our ne roleplay the 'Health Centre' has been very popular.
We have had a fantastic term with lots of snow! We have been learning about Polar Bears and Penguins and found out alot of information. We have also been completing lots of art work.
Boon also came into school to help us celebrate Chinese New Year. We had a day making chinese crafts and celebrated with our own banquet. Yum Yum!
The snow dance worked and we have had alot of snow!!
We have had an amazing time creating winter art, exploring snowflakes and making snowmen.
This term our topic is Winter and Cold. We are hoping for snow to make our topic real and even more exciting!
We shall be exploring
Materials- which keeps us warmer for longer;
Ice- how it is made and its change in state;
Animals-hibernation and those living in colder climates; and
Colour- creating work by exploring cold colours, our environment and different materials.
Click on the link below for a detailed overview of the topic and our new timetable for this half term.
We were very busy at the end of the autumn term. All the children in oak class took part in the school panto 'Cinderella'. A huge success with oak class children playing the parts of spiders, butterflies and mice to name but a few. We also held a carol service at St Leonards Church in which reception were the main parts in the retelling of the the Christmas story.
Throughout the half term we looked at a number of special festivals including Diwali and Hanukkah. Children enjoyed all the creative and cooking that went with these celebrations.
Muddy Monday 12th November
Today we have been outside on our Muddy Monday adventure. It has been cold and wet so we had lots of mud to walk in. We had to collect lots of different things for our scavenger hunt. They included a stick shorter than our arm, acorn, a berry, a prickly evergreen leaf and a black pebble. We had lots of fun!
It was squelchy in the Mud- Robbie
Muddy Mondays was brilliant!- Ben
I didn't like the mud- Brooke
We had fun in the mud!- Aria
I liked splashing in the mud- Christopher
I liked splashing in the puddles- James
It was brilliant!!!!- Georgia
I fell over in the mud and lost my wellie- Isabelle H
I Like to splash in puddles- Harry W
My trousers got wet!- Harry C
The weather was rubbish, but we had fun!
This week we have been reading books by our favourite author Julia Donaldson.
Our week has been full of related activities and ended with a party! We all dressed up as our favourite book character and had party food like roasted fox sandwiches, scrambled snake jelly and gruffalo biscuits and cake!!!
We played party games and had loads of fun, look out for a book on our exciting day!
A huge well done and congratulations to Oak Class. Everyone coped with the attention and sung their socks off!
I know our Christmas Nativity will be amazing with so many stars!
A new year and a new group of children join Beoley First School.
We have been very busy making new friends and exploring the environment. We now have a purpose built area, so we can have outdoor learning everyday. The bikes and scooters are very popular (watch out Bradley Wiggins!).
Our topics for this half term include Ourselves and Traditional Tales. We have enjyed reading and acting out the stories for The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Look out for more information and photos!
Sunday 18th March
Happy Mothers Day
Yesterday and today we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. This year it is the year of the dragon!
In early years we listened to the story about how the Jade Emperor named the years after inviting all the animals to take part in a race. The Rat won, followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster and pig. You can find out which sign you were born under by clicking the links below.
We had a fantastic time cooking and creating decorations and dragons. We also explored our senses by taking part in a taste challenge and smelling pot sensation. Most of us like the flavour of the garlic and curry. Our sense of smell was very different and we all liked something very different.
This week we have been finding out about polar bears. Did you know polar bears have a thick layer of fat called blubber. They also have black skin and a black tongue.
We found a brilliant song to help us learn about the arctic and antarctic. Click on the link below.
A Frosty Day
Today we had a wonderful frost and so we put on our coats, hats and gloves and went into the playground to explore.
We noticed how the new stage sparkled like glitter in the sunshine. We touched the frost and smelt it! When we looked carefully we could see little spikes and prickles.
They looked like tiny swords!
We had great fun exploring the school grounds and describing what we could see and how it felt. We listened hard for scrunching, cracking noises as we walked on the grass.
Aiden found a lovely leaf covered in frost, it looked like magic fairy dust had been sprinkled on it.
Chinese Role Play
Thank you to everyone who sent in resources for our Chinese Takeaway 'Chinese Wok'.
We are now open and have had great fun exploring the different cooking equipment and ingredients. Our customers have been
sampling the delights of the takeaway and even eating in the restaurant. The staff are pleasant and well mannered.
We are looking forward to actually making a variety of Chinese dishes during Chinese New Year.
Happy New Year!!
This term our topics include exploring the winter in this country and the effects it has on the animals. We are also going to be looking at the polar regions and the animals that live there.
We are looking forward to lots of experiments and creative tasks.
Muddy Mondays could also be interesting as the temperature drops and (we hope) it snows!!!
Monday 23rd January is Chinese New Year and we will be joining Maple and Laurel class to celebrate in style.