As well as emailing Swan News to you each week I thought I would add it to the class page too.
The children were able to go on another Magic Bus adventure this week. We made the most of the mild weather and got outside to act out the adventure. We were solving the problem of the stolen Pteranodon eggs and we needed to look for clues to get them back. We made it clear that we were using our imagination but the children immersed themselves fully in the role play to make it feel real. The children used lots of opportunities to write, they made maps, wrote the story of the adventure and read the clues.
In Maths we studied geometry, naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes. The children used vocabulary such as edges, faces and angles. They also made some very creative shape pictures and counted how many different shapes they used.
In art, the children went outside to study a tree in all its Autumn glory. They sketched what they could see and next week they will look at the colours of the leaves and mix paints to make the different colours. The children will look at how the tree changes through the seasons.
In Geography the children continued their work on the United Kingdom and found out about Scotland, drawing the Saltire and finding out that the capital city is Edinburgh. In RE we started to read the story of Christmas, this has introduced the children to the Christian story of the birth of Jesus. Over the coming weeks we will be learning more about this. On Friday we celebrated children in need by listening to a story about Pudsey bear and thinking about why we need to help some children by raising funds. Thank you for all your donations.
We are going to start some preparations for our Christmas performance. At the moment we are aiming for two productions of a simple nativity performed by the Swans. One performance will be in Hemblington Church on the morning of Friday 10th December, and another performance at school on the afternoon of Tuesday 14th December. Fingers crossed that these can go ahead. We will keep you posted.