10 September 2021
We were very excited to be back at the beach today! For some Starfish it was their first time at beach school.
Our story today was ‘Snap!’ by Margaret Mayo and Alex Aycliffe. It is a book about different sea creatures and how they move.
When we were walking through the dunes to get to the beach this morning we noticed lots and lots of spider’s webs that were covered in dew. They were beautiful! We had a good look at them - some of them even had spiders in the middle!
After looking at the spiders we noticed that some fish were jumping out of the water. We spent a long time watching the water and waiting and watching the fish jump.
When we listened to the story today we each held animal that was in the book. When it was our animals turn we moved just like the creatures in the story. We all drew our animal and had a go and writing what it was. Everybody was very focused and very quiet when we did this so that we could imagine our creatures in the sea.
For our maths today we learnt about ordinal numbers. We discussed which animals were first, second, third, fourth and fifth in the story and lined them up. In PE we used bats and bean bags to balance on top. It was a challenge to keep them on but we kept practising and got much better. We then balanced ourselves on the big log!
This week we have been thinking about the letters in our names and what they start with. We all made the first letter of our name using golf tees and then balanced shells on the top. It was quite tricky to get the shells to stay on top of the golf tees!
We have loved singing ‘Wheels on the Bus’ this week and making up our own verses. On the beach we made a big sand bus and sang lots of verses.
We had lovely first beach school of the term. It was very warm walking back up the hill and we just got back in time before the rain!