17 September 2021
We began beach school today with Worship by the Waves. We thought about how we need to be good listeners and then heard the story about Samuel. Samuel was a boy who listened very carefully to God. We also sang ‘Allelu, Allelu, Alleluia. Praise ye the Lord’ which sounded fabulous!
After worship we listened to our story of the week ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. At the front of the book there is a picture of a beach and we compared it to our beach. There were lots of similarities and the only difference we could see were the seagulls in the book but not on our beach. We then carefully sketched our beach making sure we had the sand, sea, sky and rocks.
As we love this book we decided to create our own version. We walked along the beach and found various things that we couldn’t go over, or under but we would have to go through them. We went through Orca class, through the river, through some seaweed and through the sand dunes. We even saw some footprints which we thought might belong to a bear! Luckily we didn’t find a real bear!
For our maths today we sang ‘Ten bears in a bed’ and did lots of counting. We need to remember to touch each object as we count so that we don’t miss any out or count too many. We also looked at some numbers in the sand and collected the same amount of shells, stones or feathers. Some of us then wrote our own numbers in the sand.
On the way to the golf course for lunch we helped Mrs Cotton carry Seal’s and Orca’s hockey sticks which were in the trolley. We pretended they were all sorts of things: broomsticks, horses, oars and strimmers!
After lunch we went up into the dunes and made maps of the bear hunt story. We glued on different types grasses, sand and seaweed to represent the things in our story. We used our maps to retell the story.
To end our beach school today we made caves for our bears using buckets!