This week in Zebras the children have been making and filming their own woodland themed snacks so they they can become 'TV Chefs'. The children created 'mud' sandwiches, fruit caterpillars and ladybird biscuits. As it was raining when we were due to have our picnic the children sat under the shelter in the playground to eat their snacks.
In the Outdoor Learning area Elephants class have been comparing different plants and flowers and recording their observations.
This week Lions Class have been planning a woodland themed picnic, choosing foods from across the 5 food groups. The children designed their picnic and then worked together in groups to make the food to take to our picnic. They made “mud” sandwiches, fruit caterpillars and ladybird biscuits. The children also recorded instructions on how to make each item just like TV chefs. They took their picnic food to the forest school area and enjoyed eating it in the sunshine, listening to a chapter from The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Bylton.
Zebras Class have had fun playing and exploring during Outdoor Learning this week!
Elephants Class have been enjoying building up their water confidence and splashing around with the new pool inflatables!
This week in swimming Lions class focused on relaxing in the water and allowing our bodies to float. We then practised propelling our bodies through the water by holding on to a float and kicking our legs straight and strong behind us.
As part of our science and outdoor learning, Elephants Class have been busy gardening. We have planted our own tomato seeds, which we will watch as they grow in the classroom. We've also been weeding, digging and composting a flower bed in the outdoor learning area, ready to sow seeds and grow our own vegetables and flowers.
Zebras Class have been enjoying going to Bicclescombe Park to have tennis lessons by specialist coach, Gary. They have been learning to throw, catch, rally with partners and perfect their tennis swing to hit the ball over the net consistently.
Lions class had a great time in outdoor learning this week. They prepared the raised bed for planting bean seeds, created Andy Goldsworthy style natural art and talked about the different parts of a plant. They were particularly interested to learn how dandelions can be pollinated by us by blowing the seeds from a dandelion clock.
This week Elephants have enjoyed going down to Bicclescombe Park to play tennis, with Gary the specialist tennis coach. They have been practising their ball skills, rallying in pairs and perfecting their tennis swing!