Last week we celebrated Arts Week and the nonsense theme by studying the artist Salvador Dali and Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky poem. Both take normal situation and add a touch of the bizarre. The children recreated this concept in their own artwork, which inspired some very surreal poems.
This week, we have returned to our World War Two topic by looking at the impact of rationing. On Monday the class used various recipes to create wartime biscuits, but the overall consensus was that they tasted rather bland! Our work links really well with the ratio and proportion topic in maths, so make sure you ask your child to help you scale up the meals you are cooking!
Finally, I am really proud to report that Puffins Class came 17th in the National Sumdog Competition, which finished this week. Playing regularly will really help in the build up to SATs
This half-term has seemed jammed packed with adventures in Africa, Fairthorne Manor and The North Pole.
Our learning about Africa has led us to create a fantastic piece of Tinga Tinga art (thanks to Mrs Pike), write a persuasive article persuading someone to honeymoon in Africa and find out more about the Islamic faith.
Fairthorne was an incredible experience for many of our children; not just the adventurous activities but learning to be more independent away from home. Mrs Wylde and I really enjoyed getting to know the children in a different environment and we were very proud of the way they conducted themselves.
More recently, we hvae been rehearsing for the production. It was great to be part of something so professional - I am always amazed at how quickly children can learn lines and songs off by heart - perhaps they could apply the same skill to learning their times tables this Christmas?.
Now with Christmas fast approaching we will be making sure we fill the days with plenty of learning but also some Christmas fun, for example today we are making snowmen from baby socks and rice.
I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and look forard to seeing the children back in the new year.