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.
Lions class had an enjoyable trip to RHS Rosemoor this week. They first looked at a gallery of artwork composed with natural objects. The children then set off with a colour chart and buckets to collect leaves, sticks, petals and other natural resources from around the garden. They then created their own artwork using what they had collected. The children then had the opportunity to plant some Nasturtium seeds and create a flower decoration. After lunch they enjoyed a walk around the gardens and a play in the play area.
Lions have been using construction kits this week to explore vehicles with moving parts, before designing and making their own Moon Buggy.
Lions have really enjoyed being together again and have had lots of messy, muddy fun in the outdoor area.
In Lions/Zebras Class this week we have been making our own dragon puppets. First we designed how we wanted our puppets to look and what materials we were going to use. We then used our previously learned skills of cutting and joining to create our puppet.
The class carried out a Fire Dragon investigation. We made our own bubbling lava lamps. First we mixed water and red food colouring together. Then we added oil, with the oil floating on top of the water. We then dropped in some bubbling Vitamin C tablets and watched what happened. We drew and wrote up what we saw in our science books.
As a whole school we spent the last day of the half term (Thursday 11th February) learning all about Chinese New year. In Lions and Zebras class we learnt the story of how the zodiac years came about and how Chinese New Year is celebrated. We then did some writing about what we had learnt, made a Chinese dragon and practised writing our name in Chinese.
In Geography this half term Lions and Zebras have been comparing Ilfracombe to Accra, Ghana. We have been looking at landmarks in Ilfracombe, deciding whether they are human or physical features and finding them on a map.
Lions Class have been practising some Christmas songs today, using instruments to make the twinkly sounds. It was a fantastic time and the children played very enthusiastically! We tried really hard to hear the pulse of the songs and join in on the beat.