Class 1 read the story Jack and the Beanstalk. We decided to try and grow some beans. Here we are planting them. Have a look at how much our beanstalks grew. We had to water them and make sure they had enough sunlight.
We were also very lucky and went to see the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. It was great fun. We really enjoyed it.
Class 1 went on a very exciting trip to Colchester Zoo. When we arrived we walked around the zoo and saw lots of animals. Next we met an elf called Buster. Buster had lost the magic dust that helps the reindeer to fly and he needed our help to find it. Buster thought that penguins might be a good substitute but after asking the fact book that he borrowed from the Elf library and with our help, he soon discovered that penguins can't fly and they live too far away from the North Pole. Next we met some penguins. They were very well behaved and ate a lot of fish. But they couldn't help Buster.
We met Father Christmas and Buster discovered that Father Christmas had the magic dust in his pocket all the time. Father Christmas gave us a little gift each to take home.
After that we went to feed the giraffes. Some of us got to feed her but because it was raining they had to taker her inside as she was becoming very upset. We had a great day. We were very tired after all our walking.
Today we painted our pumpkin tea light holders for Halloween. We had to make orange. We made it using yellow and red. We will take them home for Halloween.
Class 1 have been busy again. Today we discussed Harvest Time and what it means. We looked at various crops that farmers harvest. We also talked about those that are not as lucky as we are. We have also donated food to our local food bank. We are celebrating Harvest on Friday in our church. After the Harvest Festival we will have a Harvest Cafe in our school hall. We have made Rice Krispie Cakes for the Harvest Cafe. Once all the cake holders were filled we were allowed to have some of the mixture. Yum!
Class 1 had some messy fun today. We were busy helping scoop out the pumpkins. We described the insides and what they felt like. There were lots of seeds which we kept to grow some of our own pumpkins next year. It was very slimey, gooey and messy but it was fun.
Nature Walk - 17th October 2018
Today Class 1 went on a nature walk. We have been learning about our 5 senses. We had to listen carefully to the sounds we heard outside and decide were they loud or soft sounds. We had to look around us and notice things that we saw. we touched lots of items and described their texture. We also had to notice the smells in our outdoor school area. Finally we picked a tree of our choice and did a bark rubbing.
Class 1 planted some daffodil bulbs today. We had some very special helpers in our class today to help us with this task. First we had to put some soil in. Next we put the bulb in and had to make sure we put it the right way. After that we covered it with soil. Finally we watered it and hung it in it's special pot on our outdoor fence.
We will have to care for them until they begin to grow next Spring.