Vivaldi

Welcome to Vivaldi class.  

September 2018 - July 2019

The new children in Vivaldi class have been settling in well.  The reception children have been showing us how good at sharing they are and their great climbing skills.  They have been playing and making up stories too.  

Our topic is One Step Beyond! We are looking forward to discovering lots of new and exciting places. Our first steps have taken us into space.

We enjoyed the visit from the planetarium.

Some of our previous learning
 
 This term we have been growing beans.

 

Photosynthesis is how plants make their food and chlorophyll is little bits in the plant. They are green. Photosynthesis is starting and the bean is starting to grow.  Then the petals start to grow.

 Emily C

    

We really enjoyed our trip to Wandlebury where we continued our science learning.

History workshop

We enjoyed our Florence Nightingale Workshop, where we acted out the story of Florence Nightingale’s life. We learnt about her childhood, how she held onto her dream of being a nurse.

 

We learnt about her journey to Scutari in Turkey and how she improved conditions in the hospital for the soldiers.

 

Florence Nightingale was awarded the Royal Red cross by Queen Victoria. She died when she was 90 years old.

 

 

We really enjoyed the snow days and learning about winter and how to stay safe.

We have been learning about space.  We have learnt about the different planets, stars and what it would be like living on the International Space Station.  We had a visit from the Astronomy Roadshow.

Internet safety day

We read the story of Penguinpig.

This highlighted to us that not everything on the internet is true and we need to tell our grown up if we are worried.  We drew our own made up creature.

We have been learning how to work together as a team and look after our classroom.

Outdoor Sculptures

We have been looking at the work of British artist Andy Goldsworthy. We made our own sculptures using objects from nature in our garden. 

Festivals

During the second half of Autumn term our topic was Festivals. Bonfire night inspired us to create different artwork. We studied some paintings by Jackson Pollock and Wassily Kandinski. Then we created firework pictures using their style of painting.

Patterns

During maths we have been learning about repeating patterns and symmetrical patterns. We painted symmetrical bugs and created symmetrical patterns using the computer. We used sponges to print repeating patterns and decorated cupcakes in a repeating pattern. This was our favourite activity!

Stomp in the Swamp

This term our topic is called ‘Stomp in the Swamp’. We will be learning all about dinosaurs. We have created an explorers tent in a dinosaur jungle in our role play area. We are hunting for dinosaurs in our role play are and are recording notes on the things we find in the jungle.