This week, we had a go at creating sculptures out of clay. We learnt where clay comes from and how to mold it with hands or tools. For St Joseph's Day, we learnt about the work of carpenters and, with Jim's kind help, we explored the tools they use. We also learnt that St Joseph is often represented with a white lily and we made white lily brooches out of felt and said a special prayer to St Joseph. We sowed cress and pumpkin seeds, planted strawberry and viola seedlings and checked on the onions we planted last week.We had an amazing experience of baking bread with one of the children's family member who came to talk to us about her job as a baker and we learnt a little bit about money and banking with another lovely mummy who visited us to talk about her job in Canary Wharf. We also went to school's book sale and bought some lovely new books.
Lower Phase Sculpture Display- Monday 1st April in the Dance Studio from 8.00am-3.10pm.
Dance Festival- Wednesday 3rd April. Please see details below.
This week, with the sunny weather, we spent a lot of time having fun outside. We dressed up and played music and played in dens and tents. We visited the art room to do some free drawing and painting as we tried to put the knowledge we gained during our early mark making program in practice by using vertical, horizontal, loopy, etc lines as well as other shapes in our drawings and paintings.
You can also see us practicing our dance, doing a 'playdough disco' first thing in the morning and playing in our doctor's surgery.
Our trip to church was the highlight of our week. We were able to see all the things we had been learning about, such as the lectern, the altar, the font, hymn books, chalice, stained glass windows, statues, etc. We practiced how to behave at church; for instance, Father Cristiano showed us how to genuflect to say 'hello' to Jesus. We learnt about the celebrations at church. We saw a baptism and a picture of a marriage. We explored all that learning during play in our pretend church.
Thank you to all the mums who kindly helped us during our church trip.
Our topic this term is 'Travel'. We have been learning about different types of boats by reading stories and information boats. We made boats using bricks and recycled materials and we swam our boats.
In RE, we have been learning about celebrations. We learnt about celebrations and church and different objects we can see in a church such as hymn books, a font, stained glass windows, statues, crucifix, chalice, etc. We are hoping to gain first-hand experience of the learning we did by visiting our church next week. We read and acted out the story of Jesus' presentation in the Temple.
We also practiced combining horizontal and vertical movements to draw zig-zags as part of our 'Write Dance' lessons.
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