THIS TERM OUR TOPIC IS-
'AROUND THE WORLD'
Topic Maps to follow very shortly.
Our Spring term our topic-
The Reception children at Coxley School have been having an exciting time searching for bears within their school grounds. The children were not scared despite the many obstacles they faced including long wavy grass, a cold deep river, thick oozy mud, a big dark forest, a swirling whirling snowstorm and a narrow gloomy cave! Within the cave, the children discovered a bear and ran back to the safety of the school! Following their bear hunting experience, the bear wrote a letter to the children explaining that he just wanted some friends and whilst he understood why people were afraid of bears, in this case there was no need. The children decided to write back to the bear, who has now decided to come and live in their classroom.
Can you figure out which story the children have been reading?
The Year 1s and 2s have been studying a book called 'Wild' by Emily Hughes.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed this story. Below are some examples of the work they have produced.
The children wrote letters to Frank and Ed sharing their thoughts on the men trapping a young girl in the jungle. Here is their reply.
Please return by the end of the week to find the topic plan in the documents section below to find out what we are learning this term.
WELL DONE TO ALL THE CHILDREN IN YARLEY CLASS FOR THEIR ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE OF THEIR NATIVITY 'HEY EWE' IN THE VILLAGE HALL. YOU WERE WATCHED BY OVER 100 FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND YOU ALL PERFORMED BRILLIANTLY!! WE ARE ALL SO EXTREMELY PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!! (More pictures in gallery below).
Yarley class have been busy making their own Gruffalo on the school field. We made him using twigs, mud, acorns and grass.
This term the children will be 'going wild!' We started our topic by spending the day camping on the school field. We put up tents, had a camp fire, made hot chocolate and went on a minibeast hunt!
Coxley School held their very own chocolate tasting event on Thursday 2nd July 2015.
For the event we made our very own chocolate bars by melting chocolate, pouring the chocolate into a special mould and adding our own special ingredients. We also designed chocolate bar wrappers on the computer for our bars. We also painted Oompa Lumpas, made giant sweets, created giant lollipops, made a giant ‘Coxley Chocolate Tasting’ sign and learnt an Oompa Lumpa song and dance that we performed to the parents as a ‘flash mob’. There was also a viewing of our very own episode of ‘Yarley Masterchef’ where Yarley children designed recipes to include chocolate, bread or bananas. 12 children made their recipes in the episode and the overall winner was announced. Some children also supported with the sound and filming!
(See gallery below for more pictures)
As part of our topic To Infinity and Beyond the children have been exploring robotics. They have made their very own robotic alligator out of a speacial Lego set and the Year 2s built a programme on the computer that made the alligator open and close his mouth! (video on the podcast section).
They have also been having great fun with remote control Wonderbugs!
To celebrate World Book Day, the children in Yarley class had a special activities week based on the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
The children baked cakes for Grandma, they made wolf masks to use in their role-play, they acted out the story to an auidence and they made some clay models of the characters to use in their own animation productions. (See the podcast section for their BRILLIANT animations!)
We have been reading the story of Mama Panya's Pancakes and have had a go at making our own Pancakes. Some children enjoyed them with chocolate spread and bananas and some with lemon juice. We are now learning how to write a set of instructions using 'bossy' verbs.