This week we focused on the lunar new year celebrations. Mrs Cotton made a Chinese Restaurant role play for us. We could serve spring rolls, wantons, crispy duck pancakes and prawn crackers. We wrote orders and then cooked and serve the food. We even had chopsticks. They were quite tricky for us but we had a go!
Our Rainbow Challenges this week have been related to the theme:
Writing – Write about the story of the animal’s new year race
Maths – Match the numicon shapes to make a dragon
Funky Fingers – Fill the dragon with buttons.
Creative – Make a paper plate tiger
Playdough – Make playdough noodles
Cooking – Make a vegetable spring roll
It was another fantastic week for getting challenges done. Lots of children did all their Rainbow Challenges and their Gold Challenge.
We heard and watched the new year story about the animals race and found out that this year it is the turn of the tiger. We learnt a poem about a tiger and made tiger masks. We also made some lanterns to decorate our Chinese Restaurant.
As this week was also the start of a new month we learnt about our artist of the month for February, Paul Klee. An interesting fact that we found out was that he was friends with our artist of the month, last month, Wassily Kandisky. We also found out that Paul Klee also liked to create art with shapes. Some of us coloured a Paul Klee picture.
As part of our RE, Special Places, we returned to Holy Trinity Church. We had some photos of some the objects that Revd Alison told us about last week and we had to find them and talk about what they are used for. The Reception children tried hard to remember the names of them and we then then put some labels on the objects. The nursery children went on a starfish hunt using positional language to explain where they found the starfish. We also found out that some people like to come into church to light a candle and have some quiet thinking time. Some of us lit a candle and then we all tried hard to be very quiet.
This week was also number day where we focused on triangles. We made some triangle bunting, made triangle pictures and ate triangle biscuits.
On Friday we went to the quarry with the rest of the school. Revd Alison blessed all the trees and then everyone got to plant their own tree! The ground was quite hard so we needed some help to dig. Starfish class planted hazel trees and we recorded where our trees were planted using the what3words app. By doing this we will each know exactly where our tree is so we can check on how it is growing.
Next week our story will be Rapunzel.