After discussing how fantastic transition week was with the children we began our two days of Art and Music all about our topic Australia.
The children tried their hand at becoming chiefs and we all worked together to make Anzac biscuits. The children weighed the ingredients using the scales and then followed the instructions to create the delicious biscuits. They were very tasty and everyone thoroughly enjoyed making and eating the snack.
Our book focus this week was ‘The Koala Who Could’ all about a koala who didn’t believe he could let go of his tree because it was dangerous but with the help of his friends he realised he could do it if he believed in himself. The children loved the book and we recreated one of the pictures in the text. The children first had to draw the tree with the branches and leaves and then using powder paint, create the right colour for the sunset. The children they drew and painted the koala and stuck him on the picture. The outcome was fantastic and all of the children tried very hard to recreate the image.
On Friday we discussed different fruits and the benefits of eating a variety of fruit and vegetables. The children then choose which fruit they would like to use to create fruit kebabs. Each child had a go at cutting the fruit up carefully and then making their own fruit kebab. The children tried kiwi, banana, apples, mango, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and melon. Each child said they tried a fruit they didn’t think they liked but actually they loved it and wanted to try more which was fantastic.
Last Friday, Paddington Class had their last forest school session. We had great fun playing lots of different games including 1,2,3 where are you and the floor is lava where Mrs Buckley got stuck in a tree!!!!! The children pretended they were different types of insects you might find in the forest with a very impressive caterpillar impression from Joshua! We then hunted for different insects and began to make different houses for the insects to live in. The children all worked together and some children made their own dens. It was a fantastic end to Forest School in Year 1 and I am so proud of how much you have learnt in the forest.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
Miss Leatherland 🙂