21 September 2022
This week’s Beach School started off with Worship by the Waves. We then went off and did some descriptive writing about the weather. First of all we thought about all the adjectives we could think of to describe the weather and Miss Murray wrote these on a whiteboard. We then used these words to write some descriptive sentences. After sitting doing some writing, we got active by doing our PE. We were learning to bounce and catch the ball. We had a partner and we passed the ball to each other in a variety of different ways, including bouncing it in a hoop first before catching it. We kept a tally for every time we caught the ball. After our PE we went up to the golf club for lunch before heading back down to the beach to do some maths. The Year 1s were looking at counting on one more and the Year 2s were making 2-digit numbers and talking about what each digit represented. We finished off the day with some science. We were thinking about our senses and what part of our body we use for each one. We thought about describing words for touch and taste and discussed what we could see. We picked some objects from the beach and used the adjectives to describe what it felt like. Before heading back up to school we had a quick play in the sand dunes too.
Our story this week was ‘Super Snail’ by Elys Dolan. After listening to the story we practised writing some of the letters that we could hear in the words ‘Super Snail’. We then drew our own Super Snail.
In the story Super Snail has a secret underground hideout. We used the spades to dig some tunnels to make our own superhero hideout. We tried to include some of the things that Super Snail had in his hideout such a hot tub, ice cream maker, bouncing bike, rocket boomerang and laser show parachute.
Previously we have seen snails in the dunes so we thought it would be a good idea to go on a Starfish adventure in the dunes to see if we could find any today. We found a few but there weren’t very many.
After our walk in the dunes we then followed some step by step instructions to draw a Super Snail exactly like the one in the story. Some of them were brilliant! Some of us decided to draw huge Super Snails. We practised drawing spirals in the sand and then we even saw one in the sky!
We thought some more about spirals and how snails have spirals on their shells. We used some cotton reels and wrapped marram grass around them to look like snail shells.
In the story Super Snail can only fly when he gets thrown up in the air when his butler stands on the end of a plank that he is sitting on. We all had a go at making our super snail fly by using a plank of wood and the tree. It was great fun!
The final thing we did before we went back to school was to draw a huge spiral in the sand and travel in different ways to the middle!