Class 8 decided it was time to come up with their own topics to learn about this week. They decided on trains, fairies, under the sea, space and summer holidays.
We started with Under the Sea, we learnt a lot about the living things in the sea. We then created a collage of 3 levels of under the sea. The children had a lot of fun creating these and learnt a lot of facts. Day 2 was trains and fairies. the children picked which one they would spend the day learning about. They learnt facts and wrote brilliant rhyming poems about them. Thank you to Harvey and Johnathan who shared their vast knowledge of trains with the class. Day 3 we learnt about space the children really enjoyed learning about the solar system and made up a rhyme to remember the order of the planets. They learnt many facts throughout the day as space explorers. They also created a new planet that had been found in the solar system – they called it The Oven because it is so hot and it is the nearest planet to the sun. They decided Aliens had been found on the new planet and they designed this alien species. they also created a newspaper report about the new planet and a non fiction class book about space. it was a fantastic day whoch ended with art.
Day 4 was learning about summer holidays – this was also the class reward day. The day started by talking about holidays, where they had been and looking at the items they had brought in. We loved looking at each other’s things, Harry enjoyed his backpack containing everything he would need for a good explore, including a picnic set and blanket, a teddy, a book and some binoculars! We then made a list of what we might pack to go on holiday and pretended to go. I challenged them to create a holiday game for 2, 6 year olds to play on holidays. They worked as a group to design and make the game. They than had to pitch their idea to a judging panel and a winner was decided. The winner was a seaside version of snakes and ladders. Other games that were created was: Rocket Launcher, Put the crown on Miss Croft’s head, Shape puzzle and Sentence maker. all the games were very imaginative and fun to play. We then had a dance followed by ice pops. It was a great morning followed by learning college in the afternoon.
It has been a fantastic, fun week in class 8!