Autumn Term 2017
We started the term by reading the book 'Supertato' by Sue Hendra. We made our own 'Supertato's and carried out a rescue mission to save the veggies! Our maths/literacy work was been based on the story. We measured and counted real vegetables and wrote our own Supertato stories. We were very excited to share our work during a KS1 assembly!
We enjoyed some Autumn themed sensory play with pumpkins and potion making. We used conkers and leaves to do some 'hands on' maths. We also created some autumn art.
We enjoyed working together to weigh and measure ingredients to make waffles which we shared during Snack Time.
Our theme in the second part of half term was 'Helping Hands'. We enjoyed using our hands to take part in sensory,music,writing,maths and art activities.
In Literacy we shared our ideas about the settings in a wonderfully illustrated book called 'A Quiet Place'. We then painted pictures of our favourite quiet places.
We have learnt about the tradition of Thanksgiving and discussed what we feel thankful for. As part of our work we investigated some real cranberries-cutting them up,tasting them and mixing them together. We also collaborated together to stir up the ingredients for a simple Christmas cake.
In the run up to Christmas we had a visit from Frosty the kind snowman. He had been sent from the North Pole to work with us and find out about all the kind and helpful things we do in Shackleton class. We enjoyed Frosty being part of our Christmas activities which included constructing and decorating a Christmas grotto,responding to the short film 'Lily and the Snowman' and doing some snowman/winter themed maths activities. Frosty also bought a Christmas story to the class each day which we enjoyed sharing.