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This half term we have been finding out all about aliens!
We started off our half term with the children finding a spaceship had crash landed in our playground.
The children were so excited to explore the wreckage. As part of our science topic the children gathered some samples from the alien space crash and used the materials to learn about properties. Exploring whether they were shiny, stretchy, bendy, smooth and many more. The children then wrote all about their visit to the crash site.
In English we read the book Beegu, which is all about a little yellow alien. The children were able to compose their own sentences to retell the Beegu story.
In History we learnt all about the famous astronauts Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake. We had fun finding facts by researching the internet and looking through non-fiction books about space.
We then learnt all about how to make moving parts in DT and created our own rockets with a moving part.
We are now looking forward to starting our next topic… London!
Hedgehog Class were very excited to start the half term Childhood topic with a party! We played party games in our classroom and enjoyed a party tea and disco. The topic was based around comparing the childhood of children now to life in the 1950s.
They learnt about the queen and put the different stages of her life on a time line. The children then really liked looking at photos of each other as baby, toddler and child and making their own time line.
In art Hedgehog Class enjoyed learning about portraits and doing self-portraits with pencils and also paint. But perhaps the most popular activity was making funny faces with collage!
We were very impressed with the enthusiasm that the children showed for continuing to learn during the period of isolating.