Today we have all been working together to learn about a famous person in History – Louis Braille. We spent the morning discussing his life story and working in pairs, with Thistle class and Clover class working beautifully together to produce a super book of his life story. In the afternoon everyone then got the chance to create some braille patterns of their own and to understand.
Here are the children hard at work and describing what they have learnt in their own words:
This week the children in Thistle class have been excited about their new IPC topic, Light and Dark. Everyone had the chance to make dens (huge fun) and then test out how dark they were with torches. A fantastic way to begin another exciting learning journey and here are some photos of the children having fun:
As part of their exit point for their topic of The Magic Toymaker, Thistle and Clover class today worked together to make some fantastic hobby horses. Using a range of materials and a sock from home (!), the children stuffed, stuck, coloured and enjoyed being creative, ending up with some amazing results which they then shared with their parents, after playing with their hobby horses, of course! Here they are enjoying a group learning session together. This is what learning is all about…
Thistle class have been reading the story of Elmer by David Mckee and we have been thinking about what makes us special, just as Elmer was special because he was so many different colours. This is what the children said:
Today we have been learning all about our new topic The Magic Toymaker. We all brought in a toy that was special to us and imagined what would happen to them after we had gone to sleep at night. Her ewe all are describing our magic toys.
This week we have loved making frozen fruit lollies in class with real fruit. Today we wrote instructions for making them and we even got to try them. We then went into the radio studio to record what we thought they tasted like. It was great fun!
This week in Thistle Class we have been enjoying reading ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’ by the brilliant Michael Rosen and he was even kind enough to take time to reply to our tweet!
Not only have we loved listening to the story, but we have also had so much fun retelling the story, acting it out on our school field and here we are creating our own video of the story. We hope you enjoy it.
The beautiful flowers turn brown and die.
The giant, green bushes turn brown, yellow and orange.
The round leaves fall off the trees in the Autumn wind.
Brown, smooth, hard conkers in spiky green shells can prickle your hands.
On the ground crunchy leaves break when people stand on them in heavy boots.
This week in Thistle class they have been writing their own versions of Bears in the Night and today we used our radio studio to record the children reading their stories. Have a listen and I am sure you will agree that have done brilliantly. Well done everyone!
Thistle Class had a really exciting time at Trowbridge Fire Station!