We have started a new poetry module in English this half term. Our poems are about Autumn. On Tuesday we all took a walk around the school together exploring the apple trees, the woods and the fields. Whilst exploring we used our five senses to document what we could learn about Autumn. When we were back in the classroom we all shared our ideas and took it in turns brainstorming. With all the amazing descriptive words we used we will each write our own poems and create our own Badgers poetry book!
The last Thursday before half term we had RE day. We spoke about messages within stories and many of us were able to think about different stories we already knew which held different messages. One of our favourite was The Tortoise and the Hare. We read two Christian stories and we all took it in turns to act out either the beginning, middle or end and discuss it as a group.
Throughout our first half term we have been focusing on the period in history from the Stone Age to the Iron Age for our topic. This week we had an exciting visit from an archaeologist. He spoke to us about what he does and some of the things he has discovered buried in old graves. One of the most interesting ones was an old grave which was buried with multiple weapons such as copper knives and bow and arrows along with other artefacts such as old gold cups. These were seen to be significant due to the vast amount of buried possessions.
Tuesday 1st October 2019
Another very exciting day In Badgers class, today we had a Stone Age inspired art day! Lots of us enjoy art so we were all very enthusiastic! We recognised that back in the Stone Age days they would not have as many colours to paint with as we do now so lots of our art was brown/orange/ reds. Using our primary colours we made our required colours! Lots of pictures were made throughout the day using a variety of materials including chalk, charcoal and paint, our favourite activity however had to be the cave drawing. Our teachers hid brown paper under our desks and we drew Stone Age pictures and pretended we were in a cave! Below you can see some of our drawings!
Monday 30th September 2019
Today our class, along with Otters and Foxes, went on a school trip to Butser Ancient Farm. This was super exciting for us as we already had lots of knowledge about the Stone Age and were able to view some of this in action! We participated in lots of fun activities including cordage, wattling, clunching and carving! When we were carving our stones we even saw two real deer on the hills behind the fram! By the end of the day we were all very messy from the clunching but it was worth it!
We have been extremely busy start to our half term with lots of exciting activities!
In English we have been reading the fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. Just like the book we followed a bread trail onto the field and we discovered a big box of sweets! We all took turns guessing what the box of sweets could mean and some of us even managed to guess the fairy tale correctly!
One of our favourite parts of the week however was when we got a chance to try some of the yummy sweets! We used all our senses to smell, touch, taste, hear and look at a variety of different sweets found on the gingerbread house in the book! This really helped us develop our written descriptions of the gingerbread house and what sensory experiences we think the characters would be feeling.