This week we have been reading the story ‘Jack Frost’ by Kazuno Kohara. The story is about a little boy who lives in a house in the woods. All his friends were hibernating so he had no one to play with and he hated winter. But one day a strange spiky figure appears and transforms the boy's world into a winter wonderland. They had lots of fun until the first snowdrop appeared.
Our Rainbow Challenges this week have been related to our story:
Writing – Write a description of Jack Frost
Maths – Make towers of multilink to match the snowflake numbers
Funky Fingers – Make a bead icicle.
Creative – Make a tin foil snowflake
Playdough – Make a playdough snowman
All the Reception children and nearly all the Nursery children completed all their challenges again this week. So lots of children did their gold challenge. Well done Starfish!
Mrs Cotton added a fire and some marshmallows on sticks to our winter wonderland this week so we all enjoyed pretending to toast marshmallows over the fire. We have absolutely loved playing with the doll’s house that we now have in our classroom. There has been lots of discussion about what was happening inside and about the adventures that the people who lived in the house were having.
We found out what hibernating means and found out about different animals that sleep during the winter when it is cold. We also made blue, glittery icy pictures and investigated painting on ice. In our story this week Jack Frost disappeared when the snowdrops arrived. We looked at some pictures of snowdrops and painted some of our own.
Our artist this month is Wassily Kandinsky. We found out that he was the first painter to stop painting pictures of things and paint just using colours and shapes. We looked at some of his paintings and thought we could paint our own versions of ‘Square with Concentric Circles’. We used different sized circles to print.
In RE we continued with ‘Which places are special and why?’ We looked at the pictures of the special places that we drew last week and spoke about why they are special to us. We also thought about how we can look after our special places by keeping them tidy and picking up rubbish.
Next week we will start our new theme 'Tell me a tale' and will be hearing one of our favourite stories, 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'.