Litter Hunt

Chestnut Class learnt about why we need to use paper sparingly.  We talked about where it comes from, why we need trees and what will happen if we chop all the trees down! The children pretended to be trees and our woodcutter chopped them down for paper.  We realised we wouldn’t have enough oxygen left for everyone.

We looked at plastic pollution and how it is affecting the planet.  We explored ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ and came up with ways to do this.

We finished by doing a litter hunt around school.  We were shocked by how much we found.  We explored which rubbish could be recycled and made sure we had a tidy, clean school.

Bear Trail

Chestnut Class went to the Bear Trail in Cullompton.  We had the best time.  Children learnt to take risks, showing a ‘can do’ attitude and seeking challenge.  This was very much supported by their peers, with children helping each other up obstacles and working out how to overcome challenges.  This was followed by clean clothes and a hot chocolate!  Well done to each of you for your amazing effort and to the parents that helped out on the day.

Rainbow Fish

The children have been learning the story of ‘The Rainbow Fish’.  We learnt why it was important to share and talked about the word ‘boastful.’  We enjoyed an amazing workshop where the children got to act out different characters from the story – moving and talking as they would.  They absolutely loved it, maintaining attention throughout and coming up with imaginative responses.

We then practised our number recognition by painting by numbers.  Some children even added number sentences and the answer matched the colour to paint.  Some children painted by numbers then asked to challenge themselves to paint by number sentence.