Friday, 31 October 2014

Life Lately

Autumn has been very mild so far this year; we have enjoyed had some beautiful walks in the country. At home, we have come to the end of our weather and seasons project. The children have learned, through hands on activities, about day and night and shadows

and have drawn what they have found out in their books.
They have written some sentences on sun and rain
and have discovered some of the different cloud formations.
We did two mini unit studies on the books A New Coat for Anna (seasons link) and the Little Red Hen (windmill link).
The children did some paper weaving

and inspired by a visit to the Stockport Hat Works, they designed A New Hat for Anna.

 Little Red Hen activities included bread baking, making windmills and acting out the play with masks.


The Vikings came to Stockport Market last weekend, so we went to visit them!

Nathanael had the opportunity to fire a cross bow at a Knight.

We also had a lovely morning out in Manchester this week to see the Halle Orchestra's interactive children's performance of the book Giraffes Can't Dance.
We celebrated Reformation Sunday at church, with the children performing a short drama and song.
In History, the children have been finding out about the Reformation, John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, Anne Askew and Thomas Cranmer.  

We are moving on to a two week study on ancient and modern China and finding out about Hudson Taylor and Gladys Aylward, missionaries to China.

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