Elephants have really enjoyed learning to play our own African rhythms on the djembe drums. We hope you enjoy it too!
Elephants have really enjoyed their PE session this week, learning about movement and balance in gymnastics. They were especially good at practising safely jumping off the equipment and trying something new.
Elephants Class used their knowledge of materials this week to investigate which material was best to make a new sack for Father Christmas. We tested four materials: foil, paper, fabric and plastic, to see if they were strong, opaque and waterproof. Can you guess which material was the best to make the new sack from?
The children in Elephants are enjoying developing their cricket skills each week.
Elephants have learnt about the ‘Lady of The Lamp’ Florence Nightingale and how she transformed hospitals and the training of nurses in the Victorian age. We found out about her life, especially in the Crimean War. We made our own nurse's lamp and also a Crimean War soldier’s hat. We also experienced what a ‘hospital’ was like at the time. We had to clean the hospital to make it ‘germ free’ for the injured soldiers and then we each took care of the sick.
Elephants class had great fun being superheroes this week. We had an engage day where we made superhero capes and masks and superhero puppets. Then we had a superhero training camp in the hall where we learnt to jump, leap, swing, slide, climb and roll just like superheroes. In the afternoon we made shelters for our mini superhero figures in the forest school area using lots of natural resources that we found out there.