Today, to support our learning of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’ some goats and lambs visited our school. We were able to feed the goats cabbage and bottle feed both the goats and the lambs. The children were shown how to hold the goats and the lambs and found out which were heavier to hold. At the end of the visit, the goats showed us how they jumped on to a bridge and we could hear the sound their hooves made!
In Reception we have had a lovely morning learning in the snow. We learnt the ‘ow’ sound in phonics and wrote blow the snow. Once we had wrapped up warmly, we went outside and made snow castles, snow angels and investigated what had happened to bowls and balloons of water, that we put out yesterday.
Year 1 have completed some wonderful instructions on how to make jam sandwiches and wanted to check that they had completed all the steps correctly. Reception class were invited to the Year 1 classroom where the children read instructions to Reception children. There was lovely listening by Reception as they followed the clear instructions given by Year 1 and there was some wonderful sandwich making going on. When the sandwiches were completed all the children sat down to enjoy them. I wonder what else we could put in a sandwich? Would the instructions be the same?
Today’s the day we’ve been waiting for, is the first line of the first song we will sing tonight at the O2 in London. Our Year 4 choir will be joining thousands of other children in the Young Voices concert this evening. We have been rehearsing since September and now the big day is here! I will be updating the blog throughout the day so you can see how we are getting along. There is a Young Voices app, so if you are coming this evening, download it and you will be able to find where we are! We are looking forward to an unforgettable day.
Group 4 were on a treasure hunt today and we tried to find a tiny object. This enabled us to look closely at what we could see. The next item we looked for was something shiny. We searched thoroughly but couldn’t find anything as shiny as the sun reflecting in a puddle and dappling through the trees.
Children in Reception investigated the frost this morning. We wondered why in some parts of the garden the frost had melted and in other parts it hadn’t. The crates and guttering that had been set up had frost behind them that hadn’t melted when the frost around had melted. Children decided that in order for the frost to melt we needed to “move the shadow.” They then moved the guttering and crates and soon the frost had disappeared.