This week we have been on a bug hunt around the school. We found lots of mini-beasts including, slugs, bumble bees, earwigs, ants and grass-hoppers!
In History we are looking at the Victorian Seaside. Today we had a visit from the South West Museum who came and talked to us about holidays 150 years ago. The children had the opportunity to dress up in costumes and pose for seaside pictures. They had to remember not to smile as this was not the done thing in Victorian times! The children also made Punch & Judy puppets, played a magnetic fishing game and found out what Victorians would have had in their suitcases.
To celebrate Father's Day the children made shortbread medals. This activity was enjoyed by all the class and hopefully all the daddies enjoyed them too!
Adding 3 numbers together
The children have been learning to add 3 numbers together, so we went out into the playground and threw some beanbags into hoops. The children had to calculate their own scores. If they got it in the first hoop it was 2 points, the middle hoop was 5 points and the furthest hoop was 10 points. It certainly made our maths fun!
Life Education Inflatable Classroom
We had a fantastic time visiting Harold (the giraffe) and Helen in the Life Education Inflatable Classroom! We learned all about ‘our wonderful bodies’ and how to keep ourselves fit and healthy. We also found out what different types of food we should eat regularly and how they help our body work.
Dragonfly class have been learning all about 3D shapes and their properties and also about dividing things into halves and quarters. So we decided to combine the two! The children made 3D shapes using playdough and then cut them into halves and quarters.
Therapy Horse visit
All the Kingfisher children loved their visit this week from the Therapy Horses, Lofty and Peanut!
The children learnt how these miniature horses are able to bring comfort and happiness to people in hospitals, care homes and schools. We thought they looked very cute in their tiny boots too!
On May 17th we all celebrated Norway’s Independence Day with various activities. In Dragonfly Class we made a typical Norwegian snack called a Boller, which was a chocolate bread bun.Super tasty!!
Harold the Giraffe
It was great to compare our heights with our new Harold Giraffe in the stairwell!
One of our RE stories is Joseph and his amazing coat of many colours. The children worked in groups to make fantastic, colourful collages of his coat using pieces of material and paper.
Look at our amazing Rainbow Fish! All the children wrote on a colourful scale to say who they would share their scales with and why. They had lovely ideas.
The children have been learning how to type sentences on either an Ipad or a laptop and then save their work. Super effort Dragonfly Class!
Sea Creature Sculptures
Last week the children used their creative skills to make Sea Creature sculptures using clay. They had a lot of fun and made some amazing designs!
In Maths this half term we have studied capacity. Using water and cubes the children had to estimate and measure the capacity of different containers. It was super team work!
The children and parents of Dragonfly class enjoyed the Spring sunshine during the recent Forest school.
Last Friday Dragonfly Class had a fantastic trip to Kingston Maurward Animal Park in Dorchester.
The children learnt about different farm animals, stroked new lambs and chicks and met a Bird of Prey called Pheobe! We even had time to investigate the beautiful gardens and go on a scavenger hunt!
Willow Outdoor Classroom
Dragonfly class were really pleased to help Stefan last week build a willow dome for us to use as an outside classroom. He showed the children how to weave using the willow and they all helped plant the willow in the ground. We can’t wait to use it in the Summer!
New Gymnastics Apparatus
Last week Dragonfly Class enjoyed using the gymnastics apparatus in the hall. Mr Bourne taught the children how to jump and land safely and correctly using the agility tables and climbing frames.
Guide Dog Visit
The children were visited by a fantastic Guide Dog called Markey. He came with his owner Alex to show us what an amazing job Guide Dogs do for people who have partial or no sight.
Dragonfly class have been learning all about time and have been using their own clocks to find o’clock and half past times. They have also been learning about position and direction. We went outside to practise giving directions, using left, right, forward, backwards and quarter and half turns. The children had to give their partners instructions to follow around the playground!
The children spent the morning making pancakes. They all really enjoyed trying to flip them - Most of them were caught!
World Book Day 2019
The children spent the day doing lots of fun activities whilst dressed as their favourite characters. There were lots of lovely costumes - Thank you to all the parents for your help.
New Play Equipment
Dragonfly class were eager to try out the new play equipment that was installed over the half term holidays.
Chinese New Year
On Tuesday 5th February the children celebrated Chinese New Year. They took part in a variety of different activities throughout the day, including food tasting.
Dragonfly class enjoying the recent snow.