This week we have been experimenting with different painting techniques to create these firework paintings to celebrate Bonfire Night – they are on display outside Sunshine classroom. Please come and have a look!
We enjoyed reading the story of “Pumpkin Soup” by Helen Cooper this week so we decided to have a go at making some ourselves. We carefully peeled and chopped the potato, onion and carrot along with the pumpkin. After gently simmering it we blended it and then had a taste. For some of us this was a new experience and we werevery brave – MOST of us thought it tasted yummy!
Using furry, sparkly and stripey pipe cleaners we’ve been exploring the different number shapes we can make. We have also enjoyed playing a game where the virtual dice was rolled and we had to work with a partner to correctly count the dots on 1 or 2 dice and record the total on our whiteboards. Finally, we had a go at recording our number shapes on a small white board.
We’ve had a busy week leading up to the half term holiday. The whole class worked together to create our very own hedgehog with a pumpkin and sticks. We also created our very own harvest crowns with Mrs Beaudro at Forest School and wore them at the whole school Harvest Festival at St Laurence Church in Stroud. Some of us were a little nervous to sing our “Seeds of Friendship” song but once we saw our families’ smiling faces we really enjoyed performing. We tried to sit very quiet;y whilst the other classes performed their parts and then we joined in with the whole school song “Let’s Harvest!”. Many thanks to all families for the food donations which are being given to Stroud Food Bank.
This week we have been busy outdoors enjoying the autumn sunshine. We’ve planted up some pots with compost, bulbs and pansies and we will be keeping a close eye on them to see what changes as we move into winter and then spring. A little robin joined us as we got busy and watched us to see what we were up to!
Every Friday afternoon we have a whole class activity after our “Super Stars” assembly. This Friday we got out the big box of wooden bricks to see what we could build. Some of us worked with a friend and some of chose to work independently. We were very proud of what we created . . .
Every Thursday we put on waterproof trousers and our wellies and jackets and go to our lovely Forest School area and have loads of fun! Last week it was very wet but this week we enjoyed some beautiful autumn sunshine.
This week we met our Year 6 Book Buddy. We will meet every week to share books and stories and maybe even have an extra play outside too!
We welcomed Charles Tongue from Stroud Bookshop who came to meet our new Reception boys and girls last week. He came to present us each with a £10 book token so we could each choose some new stories to enjoy at home. The book token gift was funded by a kind donation from a local Stroud resident who wants to support our love of books and learning. We chatted to Charles and told him all about the many different kinds of books we love. As you can see, we are delighted with our tokens and plan to come shopping very soon!