We had a wonderful morning at The Deco Theatre watching Jack and the Beanstalk to finish our work on Traditional Tales.
We had a fantastic day at Rockingham Castle. We enjoyed a tour of the inside of the castle, trying on some heavy metal helmets, climbing up the tower and completing the Wentworth Trail around the grounds to find out who had stolen the Griffin's Gold.
We enjoyed sharing our moving pictures with Reception after we had made them to make sure that they met our design criteria of being suitable for younger children.
Year 1 have worked really hard this week to design and make their own moving pictures based on one of the events in Jack and the Beanstalk using at least one moving mechanism.
We had a brilliant dress rehearsal today and can't wait to share our performance of Sparkle with our families tomorrow and Thursday.
Today we had a great time making Christingle oranges and learning about what each part represents.
Thank you to Beckworth Emporium for kindly donating the oranges to us.
We enjoyed visiting the library to look at a range of moving books and pictures.
We looked carefully at which part of the picture moved and thought about the different mechanisms that were used to make the pictures move.
We found some pages that popped out, some parts where we had to lift up flaps, some parts that moved using sliders across or up and down the page and wheel mechanisms which made things move around in a circle.
We then returned back to the classroom to think about how we could use some of these mechanisms to make our own moving pictures that show an event from Jack and the Beanstalk.
Today we learnt that there are two main types of trees. These are known as deciduous trees and evergreen trees. Evergreen trees are green all year round and usually have small, narrow, thick and waxy leaves. A deciduous tree has leaves which change colour and they lose their leaves in the winter.
We went on a tree hunt around our school grounds to look at the two main types of trees. We had lots of fun playing in the brown and orange autumn leaves that had fallen off of the deciduous trees!
We also found daisies, dandelions, apples and nettles.