The Hungry Caterpillar visited Maize class and the home learners for tea!
This week we are learning about 3-D shapes. Today we have a go at making repeating patterns, by printing 3D shapes into the play dough.
In Maize we are reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. Today we tasted some of the foods that the Hungry caterpillar eats in the story. Next we thought a lot about how the foods felt and how they tasted to help us think of some exciting describing words.
A map to help Max get back to where someone loves him best! The map had to be super detailed to make sure the journey was simple and easy for Max.
This week we learnt about Holi, a Hindu festival which celebrates the beginning of Spring! We recreated the celebration using different coloured paint. It was a lot of fun!
Exploring musical instruments to make Wild Rumpus music!
Making dinosaur fossils!
This week we have started reading Where the Wild Things are. Today we made our own Wild Things!
Today during Forest School we learnt about what a Cairn is - a man made tower of natural stones. Next we had a go at making our own. First we searched for stones, then put placed them in order from biggest to smallest. Finally we assembled our Cairn starting with large stones at the bottom and smaller stones at the top.
Fizzy dinosaur egg reveal!
This week we innovated Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Below are some of our home learners new characters.
Today during Forest School the children made ‘Shape Mobiles’. They had lots of great discussions all about shapes and their properties.
Goldilocks felt terrible for everything she did to the Three Bears, so she wrote them a letter to apologise.
Birds nest building - First we watched a video of a bird building it’s nest. Then we collected flexible twigs for the outside and soft moss for the inside. Finally the children assembled the birds nest ready for a lucky bird to use for thier freshly laid eggs.
What made Baby Bear’s porridge taste just right? In Maize class we had a go at making ‘The perfect porridge’ recipe. We added lots of special ingredients to make it taste extra yummy.
Five little speckled frogs investigation. A mixture of work from our key worker children and home learners.
Some fantastic home learning from our children learning from home.
This weeks Rumpus and Roar, Galore Challenge was to build a junk Dinosaur. Here are some superb creations from our home learners.
Our first week of blended learning has gone so well! Every single child in Maize class has been working super hard. At school we did lots of crafty activities even making our own junk dinosaurs. We also used the app ‘archaeologist’ to find out more about dinosaurs.
Good morning Maize Class! This term our topic is called 'Rumpus and Roar Galore'. Can you guess what we will be learning about?
During Forest School Maize had a go at whittling sticks using potato peelers. They worked in pairs with one person making sure their partner was being safe and sensible.
Paper snow on Christmas jumper day!
We have been thinking about Advent in Maize class! Everyone made a Christingle and we talked about what the different elements represent.
Maize class have a mission! Father Christmas’s top team of Elves have come down with Coronavirus. Of course Maize are happy to take their places and wrap up all Father Christmas’s presents.
We had so much fun in PE this week! We explored different sized balls and tried to balance them on different parts of our bodies. Next we had a relay race!
In maths we found all the different ways you can make 5 and printed the different shapes.
The Gingerbread Man and his gang made an unwanted appearance.
This week we are focusing on numbers 4 and 5. The children used the five frame to estimate how many shells they could see without out having to count! Some children even matched up the corresponding numicon.
Topic afternoon, we thought about all the organs in our bodies and the importance of cleaning our teeth!
Funky finger time!
Our Remembrance Day Poppy wreath. After talking a little bit about Remembrance Day and why we celebrate it, Maize class joined the school in taking a 2 minutes silence. Next we made hand print poppies to pay tribute to the soldiers and animals who sacrificed their lives in the war.
In Forest School Maize class made a leaf basket. Ask them to tell you how they made it! After letting the glue set we investigated what we had created. The children then discussed with their chatting chums what we could use the leaf basket for. The most popular suggestion was a birds nest, so we went out onto to the Forest Power area to find the perfect spot for it.
This week we have been reading After The Storm. In the story a great storm blows down the big oak tree, which is home to many animals. Maize class had a go at building the animals a new home.
Happy Halloween Maize Class. See you all soon!
What a wonderful half term we have had in Maize class. All the children have worked so hard and have settled in amazingly well.
As I’m sure you have noticed at home, the children’s reading is progressing so quickly and they are becoming efficient at recognising the sounds we have learnt. To ensure that all their hard work pays off, it is so important that the children have opportunities to practise reading their guided reading books, at home.
We hope you are all enjoying half- term. We can’t wait to see you next week, to hear all about what you’ve been getting up to!