What a minty treat!
This afternoon we tasted the mint tea that Muddy Jo made us this morning. Some of us really enjoyed it but some of us thought it was quite strong! Flo thought it tasted like toothpaste!
Today, Muddy Jo came in and we helped her to build lots of bug houses. We also used her kelly kettle to make some mint tea. Keep your eyes peeled for our mint tea tasting!
This afternoon we used some of the carrots that we pulled in the field to create our own artwork. The results were brilliant!
Deers, Bees and Trees
On Wednesday we got to meet lots of interesting people that taught us about lots of interesting things found on the farm.
Lee taught us all about bees and how they are kept on the farm. Did you know that male bees (drones) are kicked out of the hive before the start of winter because they are no longer needed? We even got to try some delicious honey!
Jon taught us about the trees that you can find on the estate in a mini forest they created. Did you know that if you cut a tree down, you can tell how old it is by the amount of rings?
Chris (Lottie's dad) taught us all about the deer they manage of the estate and we even got to hold some antlers and use some of the equipment! Did you know the biggest deer is the red deer?
What a bee-autiful day!
This afternoon we tried cheddar cheese, feta cheese and goats cheese. Everyone tried something new today and discovered they liked different cheeses. There were some very funny faces being pulled when we tried the goats cheese. We even had time to sketch some of the carrots we had seen that morning.
Learning about Vegetables
On Tuesday we met Tom and his dog Wherry. Tom told us all about the vegetables they grow on the farm and we got to try some. Did you know they colour carrot seeds to make them easier to spot when planting? Once Tom had told us lots of interesting facts, we hopped on the tractor and went to see carrots growing in the field. After a short carrot conga we had a chance to pull up our own carrots!
We kicked off 'Countryside Week' with a huge picture hunt around the school. Mrs Arnold took zoomed in pictures of the things we might see throughout the week and we took around a guessing sheet to try and figure out what the pictures were of.
Charlie found a bird nest at the weekend hiding in a BBQ, they waited to see if the mummy bird would come back and when it didn’t, Charlie brought it in to show us. We really enjoyed being able to look at a bird nest so closely. Thank you Charlie!
Socks - Moles and Hedgehogs Story Cafe
We had great fun on Thursday because we joined up the Hedgehogs and got to read a socktastic book and then make, draw and wash some very interesting socks. It was great fun! Thank you for coming grown ups!
Our new topic is ‘Take one Book’. We have been reading books by Beatrix Potter this week and were inspired by her beautiful art work. We decided to have a go ourselves and really impressed Miss Potter! Make sure you come and have a look at them hanging up!
The Ugly Duckling
Harry surprised us this week by bringing in his very own ducklings from home after we had read the story. Although we couldn’t decide on an ugly one as they were all so cute!
Whilst we were learning about England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland we got the chance to try some food from each one. It was all very beige!
We have been measuring things in Mole class this week. Year ones used scales to find things heavier or lighter than different weights.
Jack and the Beanstalk
We have been reading the story Jack and the Beanstalk in class this week and decided to have a go at growing our very own beans. We talked about what they needed to grow and predicted what might happen.
If you go down to the woods today...
You will find some soggy Moles! The rain didn’t stop us enjoying ourselves for a little while though. We helped to build a bonfire, went on bug hunts, did some hammering and sawing. We had so much fun!
Story Book Boxes
We have been making the settings of our favourite stories this week. Can you guess which story it is?
We have been exploring some of the interesting objects we found in the forest yesterday. We can see some budding Scientists!
Did you know Moles love reading?
We are still doing our speed reading every day in Mole class, it means everyone gets to read to an adult every day which is great for practising. We also have our book nook, blankets, books on the iPad and our reading tent. There is definitely a bug for reading because some of Fox class came to share stories with us as well. We can’t wait to have more of Fox class visit us in the week.
Poem in a Jar
What amazing home learning you have done over the half term! We made poems in jars and then read them out to the rest of the class today. There was some fantastic reading! We can’t wait to see some more.
We have begun making our story boxes and they are starting to look incredible! We will keep you updated. Make sure you come and check them out when they are finished!
We have been busy painting fish in Mole Class, ready to go in our peaceful space on the playground. Keep your eyes peeled for a colourful new look.
We were very lucky to share stories we love with Fox class today. We swapped books and had some great book blether. Thanks Fox class!
Wow! Check out our amazing division work we have been doing. We have been working so hard, using cubes and a pictorial method.
We've Got the Whole World in our Hands
We have been looking at globes this week, we made our own globes with papier mache and then cut out the continents and stuck them out. We know the continents are; Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia and Antartica.
Miss Potter did some learning of her own this week and has come back with lots of ideas to encourage reading for pleasure in the classroom. We started with a big book blanket and explored all of the books we have in our book nook. We really enjoyed seeing all of the stories and selected some of our favourites to put back in the book nook. Not before reading them though!
Tick Tock goes the Clock...
This week we have been learning how to tell the time. We used clocks and even drew our own to practice o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Grown ups make sure to test our amazing new skills!
The Clock Tower
This week we have been using a visual text in our writing. We watched a short clip called 'The Clock Tower' and learnt about adjectives. Take a look at some of our amazing writing, we wrote some beautiful sentences using adjectives and even used conjunctions!
And a Happy New Year!
Welcome back Moles! We hope you enjoyed a well deserved rest over the Christmas period. We have hit the ground running with our learning in Mole Class and have started our new topic 'We've got the Whole World in our Hands'. Take a look at some of the things the children asked to learn about.
A Very Messy Morning!
Thank you to all of the grown-ups that came to our Christmas themed story cafe. We made our own Supertato baubles, wrapping paper with potato printing and we made our own snow! We had LOTS of fun and the classroom was a bit of a mess (sorry Mrs Arnold). Take a look at our pictures!
Into the woods we go...
Wow what an amazing day! We had so much fun in the forest today, we coppiced trees to make fence posts and fire wood. Then we made wigwams to stop the deer eating the new shoots from the felled trees. We took advantage of our day in the forest by climbing trees, building dens, bug hunting and toasting marshmallows! Thank you to John, Ian and Matthew for taking us!
We had a fantastic morning with our grown ups in Mole Class. We had the opportunity to share our favourite story 'Biscuit Bear'. We made Biscuit Bear masks, story spoons and decorated our own biscuit bears. Thank you so much to all the grown ups that came, keep your eyes peeled for the next one!
We love love love Biscuit Bear in Mole Class! We made our own out of salt dough and then made our own versions of the pastry shop display. We then used the iPad's to take photos and caption them. Take a look at some of our photos...
Take a look at our fantastic maths learning we have been doing, we have been working really hard. We have role played a shop and used real money. Look how proud we are!
The Giant Jam Sandwich
We have been learning out to write instructions and we finished by making our own jam sandwiches after reading the story 'The Giant Jam Sandwich'. We wrote some fantastic instructions on how we made them!
We hope you have all had a wonderful summer holidays! We are super excited to meet our new Moles and welcome back our new Year 2's.
This term our topic is 'Come Dine With Me', once the children are back we will talk about all the exciting things that the children would like to learn about.
Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in every Wednesday and all of their uniform is named so that we can make sure everyone goes home with the right things.
We already have lots of exciting things planned for a jam packed year of learning!
Please feel free to come and speak to us at the end of the day if you have any questions or queries, we will always be happy to speak to you. You are always welcome to come into the classroom and see what your children have been doing.