To close the Spring term and finalise our topic ‘what can you see?’ Rosen Class went to Becky Falls. What an amazing experience.
The children took part in trails above and below the waterfall, used their observational skills to find and collect stamps and came up close and personal with many different species of animal.
What a beautiful place and the children loved exploring. They did so well climbing up and down, making sure they looked where it was safe to walk. Ready now for a well earnt break for Easter!
Rosen Class learnt about where food comes from. The children were most surprised to learn that we can turn one food item into lots of different foods, for example potatoes into chips and crisps.
We learnt that from milk, you can make cream, cheese and butter. We had a go ourselves at turning cream into butter. The children had great fun shaking in different ways then getting the butter they had made, out of the bottle. Although we think their favourite part was tasting it!
Rosen Class have had an exciting addition to their outside area – they now have a canopy to keep them dry whatever the weather. This is a fabulous addition and very welcomed by the staff and children.
The children had no idea it was going to be build so were guessing throughout the day what it could be. One children thought it was a stage for them to act on!
This now means the children’s outside learning can continue regardless of the weather conditions. The new canopy was funded in association with the Diocese.
Rosen class had lots of fun making their own frying pans and pancakes. They used lollypop sticks and paper plates and had to work out how to secure them together to give them the best chance of winning the pancake race. They then selected their own resources to add toppings to their pancakes.
Once ready, the children practised tossing their pancakes before the big race….
The children then lined up in the hall and on your marks… they were off.
And the winner of the race was….. JENSON. Well done!
Rosen Class have settled back in fantastically this term. Their focused learning is really starting to show in their progress!
Our topic this term is ‘What can you see?’ For one aspect of that, we are looking at the work of famous artists and comparing them to each other. We have focused on Kankinsky and Van Gogh.
The children noticed Kandinsky’s work was ‘abstract’. They could each see different things in his paintings. We talked about the shapes and colours he used then recreated his ‘Concentric Circles’ painting. Here are examples of our efforts –
We used sugar paper and drew around circles of different sizes. We then layered them on top of a square. We also tried dipping circular containers into paint and placing on squared paper then painting in the gaps.
We then looked at the work of Van Gogh. He had a very different style to Kandinsky. He liked to paint portraits and landscapes. We went outside and, using watercolours, painted a tree that we could see.
The parents were invited into class to take part in their child’s learning. We are so lucky at St Mary’s to be supported by so many parents and we were inundated! The children loved showing their grown ups around their classroom and involving them in different activities.
What a great start to the term and the academic year. The new reception children have settled in well and are showing fantastic learning behaviours. They are building strong, positive relationships with each other and the staff and really integrating with the rest of the school.
For the Autumn term, Rosen Class are focusing on the topic ‘Who Am I?’ As part of this, we are exploring our immediate environment of the school and Brixton. The children visited the church to look at the stained glass windows and also went to Brixton Torre. This was described by Rosen Class as “the best day ever!”