Poldhu

 Under the Sea!

 

Hello Summer! Our term is off to an exciting start... today we received a message in a bottle from the sea sprite 'Oshi'! Tomorrow we will be heading to the 'Maritime Museum' to launch our topic. There we will meet the mystical Oshi, listen to her stories and learn all about the beauties of the sea, as well as building and testing our own boats!

This term, our class team Mrs Lynes, Mrs Barber and Mrs Tate look forward to transforming our classroom into an 'under the sea' adventure. The children will be exploring in our 'Pirate Ship' role play, searching for treasure, making maps and sailing the seas. The children will have lots of opportunities to get creative, making all types of different under the sea animals to display around the classroom.

The children will also investigate various types of land and sea animals, sorting them into their categories and finding out about animal life cycles. We are very lucky to live so near to the beautiful seaside. The children will be visiting Gwithian Beach and Nature Reserve, taking observations of the scenery around them, comparing manmade and natural. As well as discussing the historical changes of seaside holidays, looking back at Victorian seaside holidays and their traditions.

Linking with our pirate theme, the children will learn about their local history - exploring real life pirates and smuggling around Cornwall. As well as looking at the differences between world wide flags and pirate flags.

With Summer approaching and hopefully the beautiful weather with it. The children will be finding out all about beach safety and how to look after themselves in the Summer time.

Within the early years, we always follow the interests of the children and cannot wait to see where their imaginations take us next.

Within class we follow the ‘Letter and Sounds’ phonics scheme, allowing all children to access and practise their sounds and become confident and competent readers. If you wish to find any more information on our current topics and curriculum please look at our topic web and class timetable.

 
The fairies have come! This week we have had a visitor from 'The Garden Fairy'. We are very excited! We have been busily writing her letters, making her a home and creating some beautiful dream catchers.
We headed to the beach to do our own observational drawings of the lighthouse, thinking our 'The Lighthouse Keepers' Lunch' story. We also found some sea creatures on the beach!
Welcome back! We`ve started off the term with a fantastic trip to the Maritime Museum. We met Oshi the Sea Sprite, told us her story and shared her treasures with us. We also got to build our own sailing boats and raced them across the pool. What a great way to start our under the sea topic!
Designing and building our moon buggies!
Exploring fossils and volcanic rock!
Our fantastic world book day costumes! We have been reading some super Julia Donaldson stories and begun reading 'George`s Marvellous Medicine' at the end of each day.
Outdoor learning! Investigating natural features in our environment. We searched for Dinosaurs fossils and explored volcanic rocks. We also took a trip to see the amazing seals! Discussing how to look after our planet and our wildlife.
We have been learning all about St. Valentine and the history of Valentine`s day!
Here are some of our heart shaped biscuits.
Our Number Hunt!
Chinese New Year! We`ve kicked off by exploring the Chinese festival, tasting Chinese foods, listening to the traditional animal story and writing our own wishes and fortunes!
We have also dressed up for 'Hans Christian Anderson' day - Exploring The Little Mermaid.
Getting stuck in ... We made some 'moon rocks'.
They were delicious!
We have been reporting on the Alien Crash Landing in our outdoor area!
We have started experimenting with 'brush strokes' based on the style of Vincent Van Gogh and his famous painting 'Starry Nights!' ...Stay tuned for our continued learning and finished products!
Zog the alien has arrived in our classroom! We went to the beach to leave his friends and family messages. We also made him some alien friends.
Our new class story... Whatever Next! We have been creating our own story maps and writing space sentences!
Beginning to transform our Space Zone...
Our first celebration... Halloween! Getting busy carving our 'pumpkins'.
Kicking off our 'Celebrations' Topic! We headed to Pizza Express in St.Ives to become Chefs for the day.  Making our own pizzas, experimenting with different topics and enjoying our delicious pizza party!
Making the most of Autumn...We visited Trevaskis Farm to look at and pick some Harvest fruit and vegetables!
It`s Roald Dahl Day! Look at our amazing costumes!
'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.'
Getting stuck into our topic! We are off to the Godolphin Barefoot trail to experience the difference sights, sounds, smells and textures!
We are off to pick blackberries to make our blackberry crumble!
Settling into our first week at school! Exploring the classroom and 'Rocking in our new school shoes with Pete the Cat!'
 
Everything below here is from the previous academic year. Please see above for 18-19 Poldhu Class learning!
Today Poldhu class have been retelling the story of 'Aliens Love Underpants'
Poldhu have had a visit from Professor Thompson. We have been helping him learn about our alien. Take a look!
We've been reading with Class 3
Have a look at some of the rockets and aliens we have been making!
Poldhu Class have had some very special visitors!
Our construction workers get in a bit of practise in the outdoor area
We went to look for the Gruffalo in the woods and had a teddy bears picnic
All content from this point is from the last academic year
We enjoyed our end of project outcomes with a parade and presentation of Aliens in Underpants
Poldhu enjoy multi skills at CSIA
Lots of fun with some team building activities at Crenver Grove
We enjoyed a visit from a veterinary nurse who was accompanied by a couple of hairy animals!
Making discoveries at Godrevy Beach on a cold January day
We used our toys for sorting
Project Outcomes at the end of the Autumn Term for Poldhu Class.
Parents were invited to join us for a Teddy Bear's Picnic and they were able to enjoy sharing the books Father Christmas had just delivered.
Poldhu Class visit Trebah Gardens
Poldhu's first outdoor learning trip
We Celebrated our Wedding with a fabulous breakfast, the ceremony took place outside just before the rain came
Making disgusting 'Seagull Sandwiches' to keep those pesky Seagulls away from Mr Grinling`s lunch.
Our visit to Trevaskis Farm to look at Sowing and Growing