This week in literacy we have been reading the story 'Rosie's Walk' and talking about the prepositional language that is used within the story. The children were able to remember that she walks 'around' the pond, 'over' the haystack, 'past' the windmill, 'through' the fence and 'under' the beehives. The children illustrated their work with a scene from the story and then labelled their picture or wrote a caption about their picture.
In maths we have been sequencing the school day and talking about the other things that might take place after school and at the weekend. We discussed what we do when we first we wake up in the morning at home, what we do in the morning and afternoon at school. In their busy books the children cut out and stuck their pictures in a timeline, placing them in the correct order.
The children also used our Harvest Festival fruit and vegetables to create repeat pattern prints.
The highlight of the week was our fantastic trip to Washingpool Farm. We had a lovely day out at the farm and were introduced to all of the farm animals, then explored all of the fruit and vegetables growing in their fields. We met a nice lady called Kate who works for the Discover Farming agricultural programme run by the Melplash Agricultural Society, who taught us so many things about food and farming. We had the opportunity to feed all of the animals and collected the eggs from the hens, which were then sold in the farm shop. At the end of the day the children made newspaper seed pots and then planted some cress seeds for us to bring back to school to grow. We also picked some huge runner beans and when these have dried, we will remove the beans ready for planting next year, to grow our own runner beans in our vegetable patch.