Exploring the Harvest
This half term has been an incredibly busy and exciting half term getting all of the children settled and engaged with their new environment. They have really impressed the staff and school by being incredible performers when exploring the theme of harvest.
For the Harvest Festival, Class 1 learnt about the harvest in Ghana and the Homowo festival, which means ‘hooting at hunger’.
This is a very colourful, musical and exciting festival with a lot of celebrating. This is why Class 1 performed some African drumming in two teams; one keeping the beat and another tapping out a different rhythm.
Our topic book this half term has been Rosie’s Walk; a funny and visually iconic book about a clumsy fox who tirelessly chases after Rosie the hen. Children love the humour of this story, as one disaster after another befalls the poor fox while Rosie goes on her way, completely unaware of the danger behind her.
|Using the Talk4Write model, we learnt the story (and added a lot of the narrative ourselves) using actions and key sequencing words. We then performed this in front of the whole school, linking it to the harvest and farms as we learnt about where our food comes from.|
Come rain or shine!
In Class 1, we love exploring outside in different weather.
Whether it's looking at shadows when the sun is high up in the sky, or making mud pies in the digging pit after heavy rainfall, there are always opportunities for learning!
The children love to put on their waterproofs and role play in the rain, splashing in puddles and exploring different textures.