The Owl class has had a very exciting Spring Term. Over the Christmas holidays a very exciting thing happened to our classroom . . . a forest magically grew! It was such a lovely forest that an elf called Silky decided to come and stay in it for awhile. As a thank you for letting her stay with us, Silky gave us a book called The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton which was all about her and her friends and the adventures they have in the Magic Faraway Tree. We have had lots of adventures with our new friends Moonface, Silky and Saucepan Man. We went on picnics in the woods and had lots of adventures in the magical lands that were at the top of the Magic Faraway Tree. Because we are very clever children we have been able to help the characters in the Enchanted Woods with all sorts of learning that they have been struggling with: we have taught them all about letters, words and sentences and about all sorts of number problems! We have also helped them solve other problems, one day we even had to rescue Silky who had been frozen in a big block of ice in the Land of Snow.
Saving Silky and experimenting with ice to see how we can make it melt
In February we also had Multicultural Week during which we had a fantastic time travelling around the school to different countries with our passports. We travelled to USA, Scotland, Sweden, Italy, Kenya, Australia, Canada, China and India. At each stop we heard a story from that country, learnt about the country and enjoyed a craft activity; our classroom was the USA where we heard the story Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey and learnt about Boston, Massachusetts today and in the past. We had a wonderful time at an African drumming workshop and listening to stories with Paul Jackson. We also some other visitors come into our class to tell us about their home countries. If you would like to learn more about our Multicultural Week please read the article on this website.
We also had a very exciting day on Friday 28th February when we celebrated our 100th day of learning in school. We made hats, played party games and ate party food. Plus we did lots and lots of 100 activities. We counted to 100 in a variety of ways. We worked out that there are ten 10s in 100 and came up with sets of words and exercises. We did some 100 second challenges and built with sets of 100 different things, such as lego, stickle bricks and coins. All of the children were asked to bring in a collection of 100 somethings for us to compare. We were very impressed with the thought and creativity that went into the 100 collections; we had some very interesting ones including 100 match boxes, 100 straws, 100 coffee beans, 100 coins, 100 golf tees, 100 buttons, 100 pinecones, 100 shells, 100 words, 100 cars and lots lots more. We enjoyed looking at them and discovering how sets of 100 can look very different. We also discovered that the collection that looked the biggest was one of the lightest! We were particularly excited when we received a 100th day present from Silky, another book of adventures in the Enchanted Wood; we were very pleased because we had almost finished the first one! This one is called The Magic Faraway Tree and we are really enjoying it at the moment!
Celebrating our 100 days of learning