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Spring 2: 2019
We have been very busy this term using our imagination! It has allowed us to explore lots of different places, enjoy numerous books and create amazing things throughout the term.
Have a look at things we have covered by reading our overview below.
We began the term by reading ‘The Tiger who came for tea’ and thinking about what we would like to eat if we were having a tea party. We decided that scones would be a nice thing to eat so learnt how to write shopping lists, read instructions and follow a simple method so that we could make some ourselves! We even learn about using balances to see if things were heavy and light before measuring out the right amount of the ingredients ourselves.
They were delicious!
We then used some of our new skills to think about going to the moon and we read ‘Whatever Next!’ We thought about what we would have to do if we wanted to go to space and wrote some instructions of our own for Baby Bear. We also thought about all of the different types of worlds Baby Bear might like to visit and created our own for him using the small world toys and in our ‘Imagination Land’ role play area.
We had great fun reading lots of different stories and we even managed to go on our own ‘Lion Hunt’ after our teachers heard some strange noises coming from outside. After exploring the school site, we found a lion fast asleep on the field. We wanted to make sure we could find him again so wrote our own story maps with notes on. We were delighted that so many parents could join us to follow our maps during our Celebration Assembly at the end of term too!
Our imagination has also given us ideas when exploring different media and materials. We really enjoyed mixing colours, making things out of ‘junk’, building in the construction zone and developing our own ideas and interests whilst developing our skills. We have really had fun this term….who knows where our imagination might take us next!?
We have had 5 more sessions with Adam from 'Move More' this term and the children have really improved their gross motor skills further - with some children even managing to ride a bike without stabilizers for the first time!
We have absolutely loved it and are very proud of the new skills we have developed.
We have kept the powerpoint and resources below for the ‘Reading Workshop’ session that we ran in February . Please have a look through and remind yourself of the things that could be useful.