We have started looking at different plants and trees.
We noticed that the trees and flowers both have roots and leaves.
Flowers have stems and trees a much stronger trunk and branches.
It was fun painting flowers using different tools such as forks and toothbrushes.
We have also started looking at the life-cycle of the flower. We have learn't that the flower starts from a seed - grows into a flower - makes more seeds - the flower dies but the new seeds start the cycle all over again.
We have started our own life cycle of the flower by planting our own flower seeds.
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In the ARC we have been busy creating Christmas cards to sell. The children have created 4 designs and they are selling them in packs of 4 for £1. They have decided that half of the money we raise with go to a charity and the other half we will keep for an ARC treat. They decided that they would like to support an animal charity. We will let you know how much money we raise!
In the ARC we are setting up a Christmas Enterprise. We are making 4 Christmas card designs and printing them. We will sell them in packs of 4. We have worked out that we need to charge £1 per pack. We will give half of the money to a charity.... we are going to decide which one this week. We will keep the other half for an ARC treat!
We have a great time at Dartmoor Zoological Gardens.
The children all had their favourite animals and enjoyed finding out about each one.
The Meercats are good at guarding each other.
The Tigers love sunbathing.
The Otters are great swimmers.
The monkeys are amazing climbers.
The children had a great day and had fun writing their recounts.
Over the last 2 weeks we have been talking about the Zones of Regulation. If you are in the green zone then it means that you are calm and ready to learn. We mixed different greens and used them to make mandala patterns in Art. We found out that you need blue and yellow to make green. We also went on a Green hunt outside. When we have been doing our morning learning, we have been noticing whether we are in the Green Zone. If you in the yellow zone it means that you are starting to get a bit annoyed or irritated. Now is the time to start practicing some of the ways to get back to green - long breaths/ counting backwards from 10/ finding a quiet place. When we are in the yellow zone we need to find a way to get back to green zone. The red zone means that we are really angry and we are not really able to listen to any instructions or advice.
This week we have been continuing with our puppet making. First we had to mould the heads out of clay.
The next stage was to add the paper mâché. It took lots of layers of tissue paper and glue.
When the paper mache was dry Miss Thomas had to cut it off the clay. If the clay stayed inside the puppet it would be very heavy and there would be nowhere to put your hand.
Today we painted the paper mâché head. We will finish them after half term.... watch out for the finished photos!
Only 2 days into the week and we have already completed a whole range of activities; -puppet making, object matching, ice painting, jigsaws and a book about Amelia Earhart! Do you know who she is? David does!
Today we have been thinking about the things that we do that means that we keep our friendships.
The boys have thought of lots of different things. We take turns - just like Joe and David did during their cricket game.
We share. We share lots of things in the ARC: IPADS/computer/ stories. Today we shared our snack together.
We need to keep our conversation friendly if we want to keep our friends. Tommy looked at kind conversations and unkind conversations. He thought of a way to make each unkind one more friendly.
Meanwhile, Freddie had his turn on the computer and made the sign for 'snail'. Well done Freddie1
This week we are focusing on the friends that we have in our family. We have discussed what a family is and compared how our families are all different.
We talked about our homes and whether we live in one home or two different homes.
We also thought that our ARC was like a family. Joe and Tommy drew around each other to create and ARC collage. Jake loved the painting activity.
We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.
We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.
We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
Nursery, Reception, Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 are based at Delaware. Y5 and Y6 are based at Gunnislake Primary Academy.
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