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.
This week Zebras class have enjoyed a whole day learning about Florence Nightingale. We made some lamps to be just like Florence, and some soldier's hats from the Crimean War. We then took these into a hospital role play area and took turns being the soldiers and nurses, cleaning the hospital and bandaging up the wounded soldiers.
This week in Zebra Class we had a Superhero Engage Day. The children all made their own mask and cape and decided what superhero they would want to be and what powers they would have. We all made a superhero lolly stick craft to take home. In the afternoon we had a superhero training camp where the children had to practise their running, jumping, climbing, swinging and rolling just like a real superhero!
Zebras class have been enjoying weekly gymnastic sessions from our specialist coach. We have had fun playing games that improve our listening skills while moving around and warming up our bodies. So far we have learnt and practised different rolls and jumps as well as learning 5 different gymnastic shapes and have been practising these each week.