This term our topic is 'Beanstalks' We will be looking at how things grow and doing lots of planting and growing of our own. You may have noticed our 'Sprout Houses' on the classroom windows, we can't wait to see them grow.
We were very excited to receive a parcel from none other than Jack himself! He has sent us a magic bean and asked us to plant it for him, we are really looking forward to growing our very own beanstalk.
The home corner has now become the top of Jacks beanstalk, if you look closely you can see the door to the giants castle....and his footsteps on the classroom floor! The children are writing their own letters to Jack and posting them in the Giants postbox.
We have been using herbs from our sensory garden in our playdough and in the sand kitchen, mint is a firm favourite at the minute
We have some little visitors in our classroom for the next few weeks....tadpoles!
We have been keeping a close eye on them and have so far watched them change from frogspawn to tadpoles. The children are great detectives and are keeping a close lookout for any back legs growing. We will keep you posted!
Our friends at The Amwell Care Home invited The Ducking Class to take part in a wonderful Easter egg hunt. The Easter Bunny even came along to say hello! We all had such a wonderful time and found lots of chocolate eggs too .
We were lucky enough to visit Pizza Express for the morning. Every child (and staff member) made their own pizza. First we made the pizza base by gently kneading the dough, next we put them in our pans and added the tomato sauce. After that we chose our toppings. While the pizzas were cooking in the oven we all got to taste different foods and fresh herbs while Paul (the manager) taught us a little bit about where they all come from.
When Chef Megan had finished cooking the pizzas it was time to take them back to school (poor Mrs Gent had the job of carrying them all )
Just before lunch time we all had a slice of pizza, we saved the rest to take home!
What a wonderful experience.
The Foxes Class have been very busy learning all about The Great Fire of London. They built a replica of Pudding Lane out of cardboard boxes. Mrs Hazledine then asked the Fire Brigade if they would come and help us recreate the fire.
All of Key Stage 1 had a great time watching the fire destroy the box buildings and then watching fire fighters put the flames out. After the fire was out, everyone got the chance to have a go at spraying water with the hose and then had a guided tour of the fire engine.