The Owl class has had a super 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. 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 phonemes, 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 Ice.
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 discovered all about Egypt, France, Germany, Holland, India, Mexico, Spain and Turkey. In our classroom we learned about the USA and the Native Americans. Since the week coincided with the Chinese New Year we also learned about China and the Year of the Monkey, we even had a yummy Chinese feast. We also had a go at Chinese dancing and dancing the Greek Zorba.
Chinese Dragons and Chinese Fan Dancing
This term we also had a very exciting day when we celebrated our 100th day of learning in school. We made hats and paraded around the school singing our 100 day chant whilst the other classes clapped and cheered us. We 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 and stickle bricks. 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 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 very excited when we received a 100 Day present from Silky – another book of stories about their adventures in the Faraway Tree, which we are presently enjoying!
Celebrating our 100 days of learning