This week we have adapted our 'Finding Nemo' story to 'Finding Whale Shark'
We added post it notes on our story map to change Nemo and Marlin to Whale Shark and Derek. We then practiced orally retelling our new story using the same map. Here is our adapted story map. We told our new story to some visitors today and they were really impressed with our oral retell. Next week we are going to change the friends in the story.
Here is the text that we are learning. The yellow highlighted words have actions. Ask your child to show you what they are.
Mrs Doody asked us to look after her fish while she was busy looking after her baby. We have to feed them and keep their tank clean.
We have been making some Rainbow fish using cellophane and tissue paper. This makes them look very colourful when they are put on the windows.
Our Topic this term is
Under The Sea
We are looking at the story Rainbow Fish and learning a simplified story about it. See our story map in the pictures above
Bird boxes continued...........
The children have been painting their bird boxes to make them attractive for the Great Tits and the Blue Tits. They chose their own colours and carefully painted the boxes ready to add some more decoration.
Keeping birds safe
This week we have been busy making bird boxes to make homes for the blue-tit and great-tit birds. They like to keep their young safe and warm. We had a special visitor called Mark who showed us how to make the boxes. With his help we followed some simple instructions. We used power tools and sand paper. Here are some of us in action. watch this space for our finished homes!
To complete our topic on Owl Babies, we went to see some owls at birdworld. We saw lots of different species of birds and a few reptiles too! We had an amazing day out and learnt lots about birds. We liked the flamingoes and parrots the most.
We love to use paint in as many ways as we can. We filled icing bags with paint and experimented with painting on the floor.
Five currant buns in a bakers shop
As part of our number work we have been learning the song 5 currant buns. We have really enjoyed taking turns to be the baker and buying them for a penny. We decided to go to a bakery so the children could experience this. We took our penny and all went along and bought a cake in the shop. We had great fun as you can see from the pictures.
Staunton County Park
We are visiting Staunton Country Park every week to undertake some outdoor learning. We have learnt so much already. We have been pond dipping, Herb potion making, building a scarecrow, pumpkin carving, feeding, looking after and stroking the animals.
Well done to everyone for their fabulous efforts at Monster making. We have had an amazing variety of different monsters arriving at school.
The Den would like to wish all our families a very happy and healthy New Year.
Our first topic this term is
We will be learning the story using a story map and talking about and discussing different animals that Noah would have put into the ark. We will incorporate some counting and some descriptive language. We are hoping to be really creative and make some animals using a variety of media. We might even make and ark too! Watch this space for photographs to show you what we have been busy learning about.
We have been to look at the animals at Staunton Country Park this week.
We fed the animals and chose our favourite to be the main character in our new story.
We had a lovely time!
In Pre School and Nursery this week we have been looking at Autumn and Halloween. We have noticed how the the leaves on the trees have changed colour and have fallen off the trees and are on the ground. We've enjoyed playing in them!
Welcome to 'the Den'
We are all settling well into the term and enjoying making new friends and learning lots of new things. We are enjoying learning the story of the Little Red Hen.
Please find attached a copy of our October Newsletter.