This half term we have been enjoying football lessons with our coach. We have learnt to control and dribble the ball and to strike and shoot. We have also enjoyed working together as a team.
The children used their D.T. skills to make a castle with a working drawbridge. They used paperclips, string, pipe cleaners, straws, lolly sticks and card, and used tap and masking tape to join. The challenge was to make a 3D castle with card and then attach an arched door that would lift open and close. The children had some great ideas and made amazing models.
The children were so interested in talking about the royal family and finding more about it's history. We looked at old and new photos together on the whiteboard. The children then made some stunning collage frames for a picture of King Charles III. They used their most careful cutting and stuck down the pictures so they fitted into the spaces and overlapped. In the afternoon we made cress heads of The King wearing his crown.
On Thursday Woodpeckers travelled to Dunster Castle in Somerset to experience what life would have been like living in a castle. We enjoyed exploring inside and outside of the castle - well most of it- maybe not the dungeon! We enjoyed having a Knight Hobby Horse race and walking through the beautiful gardens to the working water mill.
Last week Swans visited Dunster Castle. It was exciting to see the way people lived in the past inside the castle and the different ways the castle protected those who lived inside. The children enjoyed the natural play area in the afternoon.
In science we are learning how seeds germinate to grow into a new plant. This week in our outdoor science learning, we have sown the seeds of sunflowers, wild flowers, cosmos, runner beans, broad beans and tomatoes. We can't wait to see them grow!