23 April 2021
What a fabulous sunny day we had for beach school! Today we did our RE at the beach. The theme for this half term is ‘Special Stories’. This week we heard the story of Noah’s Ark. This story is important to Christians because the rainbow at the end shows them of God’s promise.
First we listened to the story and then wrote a list of animals that went into the ark. We were able to use the sounds that we have learnt in Read, Write, Inc. to write our lists. We had dogs, cats, zebra’s, birds, cows, sheep and lots more!
After doing some fantastic writing we used the wheelbarrows and spades to build our own Noah’s Arks. We had a great time digging and moving the sand in the wheelbarrows. After having a go at building our own arks we all worked together to build one big one. We collected seaweed and helped to use the scarves to make a rainbow. Some of the children remembered that we had seen a rainbow once when were at beach school but said today we have made our own! We then put some animals in the ark making sure that we had two of each animal.
For PE today we moved like some of the different animals that went into the ark. We were able to crawl like a crab, fly like a bird, hop like a kangaroo, leap like a frog, slither like a snake, stomp like an elephant, waddle like a penguin and snap like a crocodile.
In maths we began to count in twos using the animals that went into the ark. We put the animals in pairs and then counted them in twos. We will keep practising this! We also discussed that ark was very, very big. We then tried to measure it out on the sand using the trundle wheel. It was huge and we had to walk a long way!
We had such a great time at beach school today and hope that we have lots more sunny beach schools this term!