F1 Canary Class
Welcome to Canary Class
We have lots of exciting activities planned throughout the year and we are keen to share with you the learning and fun that we are engaged in each day. You can see examples of speaking and listening activities that we take part in and pictures of our writing on our class blog page- http://canary.norbridgeblogs.net/.
You can also see pictures of the learning that we doing on our class twitter page - https://twitter.com/CanaryClass and on our class webpage below.
Monday- PE sessions with Mr Scott
Tuesday- Adventurers sessions (Drama, Dance, Cooking and Sing and sign)
Wednesday - French session with Madame Walsh. Library sessions before and after school.
Thursday- Caterpillar music sessions
Key Diary Dates
Summer term begins - 4th June
Men behaving dadly - Tuesday 19th June
Party in the yard - Saturday 23rd June
School trip- Friday 6th July
Fire engine visit- Tuesday 10th July
Beach party day - Monday 16th July
Summer term ends - Tuesday 24th July
Our trip to Graves Park
Today Canary class went to Graves Park. We went to the Farm to feed the animals. Then on a woodland walk to collect leaves,twigs,flowers and pinecones. We then had a picnic and a play on the park. It was a fantastic day and was enjoyed by all.
This week we have been taking it in turns to direct our friends around an obstacle course.
The children have been very busy making their very own Space Rocket. They chose from a variety of craft resources and used their imaginations to decide what their rocket should look like.
Tiddler the story telling fish
This week we have read the story of "Tiddler the story telling fish". The children all worked hard to make their own character puppets and to then re-create story endings. The children expressed some very imaginative stories, i wonder if your child can tell you their's?.
During our math sessions we have been experimenting with size. We took turns to mark how tall our friends are, then decided who was the tallest/shortest.
Floating and sinking experiment.
This week we have been thinking about which items float and which items sink in water. We put different materials in water to test our predictions.
Using our bodies to make letters
We have been using our bodies to make different letters from the alphabet outside.
Our blogging event
Today we held a blogging event in our outdoor area. It was lovely to see so many canary class children making memories with their family members. We had lots of different activities to take part in such as biscuit decorating, planting seeds, making hats and making our very own dream catchers.
Our arctic adventure
This week we have been on an arctic adventure. We have made igloo's using crates, campfires using sticks and sand, we wore our snow boots and had a husky ride on a sleigh. We have used our imaginations to continue our play daily. We have had lots of fun, look out for more next week.
Animal sorting activity
This week we have been playing an animal sorting activity where we have been trying to think about which categories animals belong to; farm animals, mini-beast, sea creatures or wild animals. The children worked together as a team to sort out all the animals.
This week in caterpillar music we have been learning about night and day. We have been thinking about what different things happen at night and during the day and our daily routines.
Paper plate jungle animals
This week we have been exploring what animals we may find in the jungle and what it might be like to visit the jungle. The children have been busy creating jungle inspired animal paper plates for our class display.
Planting grass seed investigation
This week we have been planting our own grass seed into pots and thinking about the conditions it needs to be in to allow it to grow. The children discussed the importance of plants needing water and sunlight for them to grow.
Fun in the sun
This week we have been making the most of the sunny weather; eating ice lollies and playing outdoors.
Sharing our memory boards.
This week we have been sharing our great adventure memory boards with our friends. We have loved talking about all of the exciting things we have been up to in the Easter holidays and sharing our favourite adventures.
'The great adventure - Could i get there on a pogo stick?' - Summer term
This term we are going to be exploring our new topic 'The great adventure'. We will be looking at the great adventures we have been on with our friends and families , and be sending our class mascot on different adventures around the world. We will be exploring different environments, weather conditions, animal habitats and transport used.
Retelling the story of the gingerbread man
This week the children have used role play masks and different props to retell the story of the Gingerbread man.
Making playdough gingerbread men.
This week we have been making playdough gingerbread men.
Making weather sounds
This week in Canary class we have continued our, 'Listen to your art - what if there was no art?' topic by looking at all things music related. We listened to different weather sounds and then chose a musical instrument which we thought could re-create the sounds of the different types of weather.
Listen to your art - Spring 2
This half term in Canary class we will be continuing our topic, 'Listen to your art... what if there was no art?' we will be looking at all things musical, exploring different types of dance and taking part in some drama. Please keep looking on our website, blog and twitter page to see all of the exciting activities we will be taking part in this half term.
This week in Canary class we have created self portraits using vegetables in the style of the artist Gisueppe Acrimboldo.
Patterns and Paul Klee
This week in Canary class we have been exploring patterns and we have looked at the work of the artist Paul Klee. The children have used shapes to recreate his art work and we have been making patterns outside in the sand area using different mark making materials such as spades or sticks.
Colour mixing using ice
This week as part of our, 'Listen to your art- what if there was no art?' topic, we have been exploring colour and colour mixing. The children have used different paints to mix shades of orange and pink and then they painted the new colours onto ice.
We have been using our observation skills to draw items for our outdoor area. The children have taken lots of care to make sure they included lots of detail in their pictures.
Super new starters
We have been so pleased with how well our fantastic new children have settled into Canary class. We are very proud of you. Well done to all of our new children.
Listen to your art!
This half term we will be starting our bran new topic, 'Listen to your art - what if there was no art?'. The children will be discovering the history of art and why it is important. We will be learning about different artists and exploring different ways to create pieces of art. We will also be looking at sculpture and using a variety of materials and resources to create our own models and sculptures. We will finish the term with an Arty party to celebrate what we have learned.
Christmas party and pyjama snuggle day
In Canary class we enjoyed our Christmas party as we went on a Christmas adventure with Ali in Caterpillar music and found the magic dust to help Santa's reindeer fly. On the last day of half term we had a pyjama snuggle day where we came to school in our pyjamas played party games, watched a Christmas film and had hot chocolate and some popcorn.
In Canary class we have been thinking about the world around us and where animals live. The children have worked together to make their very own animal habitats in our outdoor area using boxes and natural materials such as leaves.
Moving house game
This week we have been thinking about our houses and homes. As part of this we play a moving house game where the children had to move household items as quickly as they could from one house to another working as a team. Here are some pictures of how they got on.
Chirp and Cheep's birthday
This week in Canary class the we have celebrated our class mascots Chirp and Cheep's birthdays. We took part in lots of exciting activities such as writing invitations, birthday cards and present labels, making birthday cakes, wrapping presents and shopping for party supplies. We even played a number themed game of pass the parcel in Maths.
Our Wonderful World - Could I Live on the Moon?
This half term we will be taking a look at the world around us including the houses we live in, our town, the environment and looking after our world and Christmas.
What we have been doing in PE...
In PE sessions with Mr Scott we have been practising our catching, running, jumping and balancing skills.
Traditional games in our outdoor area
This week we have been playing some traditional games in our outdoor area such as, 'The farmer's in the den', 'Round and round the garden' and, 'What time is it Mr Wolf?' The children had a great time and particularly enjoyed it when it was their turn to be the wolf.
We went to the circus
This week in Caterpillar music the children went to the circus. We had a great time walking on the tight rope, pretending to be clowns and using the different circus related props.
Making Hungry Caterpillar fruit salad
This week in Canary class we have been reading, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. We have thought about healthy eating and how to keep our bodies healthy. We made our very own fruit salad using the different kinds of fruit from the story and the children tasted what they had made.
Our senses scavenger hunt
This week in Acorn class we have been exploring the world using our senses as part of this the children used the five senses to find different objects in the outdoor area. The children had to find something smooth, something rough, something yellow, something that came from a plant and something man made. Take a look at what we found.
Our first few weeks in Canary class
We have been working hard to get to know the rules and routines in Canary class and have particularly enjoyed using our snack station. We have been learning all about our brilliant bodies and getting know our new friends. We have also had great fun exploring our outdoor area balancing on our new climbing equipment and riding on our new balance bikes.