Out Of This World!

Wow! Exciting things have been taking place during our Christmas break. We have had an 'Out of this world' landing in our class outdoor area. The children have found a 'Crash landing site', where a special egg has been left behind. We look forward to caring for the egg and seeing what hatches! Where has it come from? What can it be? We can`t wait to find out!

The classroom has been transformed into our 'Space Station', where the children will have the opportunity to explore the vastness of space itself! Investigating historical events in space, the planets, galaxies, astronauts and much much more!

Throughout this term we will be getting creative, doing lots of junk modelling. Making moon buggies, space rockets, planets, moon rocks and various space crafts. We will also be getting musical. Listening to the famous compositions from 'Gustav Holst' capturing the characteristics of each unique planet. The children will have the opportunity to explore different instruments, how different genres of music make them feel and get stuck into different aspects of music (pitch, rhythm, beats etc.)

Our classroom will be full of cheeky aliens this term, as we begin our class story 'Aliens love underpants.' The children will be busy learning this story, acting it out and making lots of props, including: story maps, wanted posters, pant designs and writing our own silly alien sentences. We will also be using the stories 'Dinosaurs loves underpants', 'The Dinosaur that pooped a planet' and 'Whatever Next.'

As we progress throughout the term we will explore the scientific concept of day and night as well as gravity and oxygen. When the sunshine comes out we will begin investigating some minibeasts and exploring daytime and nocturnal animals.

We look forward to exploring the world around us! Both near and far... What will be find out of this world???

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.

After reading our class story 'The Three Little Pigs' we have been building our own houses. We tested their strength when 'the Big Bad Wolf'  tried to blow them down! Lots of our houses were successful and stayed standing!
In preparation for Christmas we have been busy making salt dough decorations for the Christmas tree!
Whilst exploring Autumn, we discussed hibernating animals. Reading the story 'Don`t Hog the Hedge'. In class we made hedgehogs out of clay and then made them their own comfy homes to hibernate in for the winter.
We visited Trevaskis Farm to learn all about Harvest. Picking vegetables, printing patterns and even eating own home made bread for snack. We have used the apples we picked to make a crumble!
Taste testing!! We have been very busy cutting up lots of different fruit to feel, smell and taste the differences. Using our senses!
We have been talking about our bodies and exploring our senses at the Godolphin Bare Foot Trail!
We visited Crenver Grove! We explored the woodland and have been making a habitat for our friend 'Mr Badger'.
We`re Rockin' in our School Shoes! Getting to know our classroom.