28 February 2020


We began beach school today with Worship by the Waves.  We made a prayer garden in the sand dunes.  On the lolly sticks we wrote about things that we want help with.

Our story at beach school this week was ‘Lost and Found’ written by Oliver Jeffers.  It is about a little boy who finds a penguin and thinks that the penguin is lost.  The boy takes him back to the South Pole but then realises that the penguin wasn’t lost at all - he was just lonely.

After we read the story we thought about what the boy might be saying.  We wrote our ideas in speech bubbles. 

When the boy and the penguin are in a boat there are huge waves.  We walked down to the sea to look at the waves breaking on our beach.  Fortunately our waves were must smaller than the ones in the book!  On our way back up the beach we made wavy patterns with our feet.  Some of us made huge wavy lines.

In PE was played the chasing peg game.  It really warmed us up!  We then each took a penguin south and travelled in different ways.

In maths we did some ‘switchers’ addition number sentences in the sand.  We are getting really good!  Some of us even did addition and subtraction fact families.  We love maths on the beach!

After Worship by the Waves we filled in our weather log before starting on our maths.  Year 2s learnt how to use a trundle wheel to measure distances (and found out the importance of going in straight lines), whilst Year 1s measured the distance to the sea using paces.  The tide was almost right out, so it was 208 paces to get there.  We then raced all the way back up the beach!
After maths we did some science - investigating the wind using kites.  We had some little kites and all had a couple of turns of Mrs Threlfall's big kite.  We could really feel how the wind pulled on the kite and noticed that it wasn't always exactly the same speed... resulting in crashes!
This half term in English we are looking at traditional tales, so after snack we listened to the story of Little Red Riding Hood.  We discussed how different versions of the story had different parts to it - particularly the endings.  We then split into groups and acted out the story, thinking carefully about some of the speech used in the story.
After lunch we came back up to school, as the weather was closing in, and acted out our Little Red Riding Hood stories to each other.