The Story Machine
Today the children looked at two different typewriters and whilst they were able to say what they are used for they did not know what they were called. The children were very excited to find out a little bit of history about one of the typewriters. After reading 'The Story Machine' the children had a go at typing their name. Ella even wrote her own story on the typewriter with a little help from Mrs Williams.
Today the children were visited by Florence Nightingale who shared her experiences of working in the Scutari Hospital during the Crimea War. The children then acted out some of these experiences. The children had the chance to ask and answer questions in role of a nurse or a soldier. The children also learnt about the work of Mary Seacole and why it is so important to also remember her today.
World Book Day
After reading the story 'Not a stick' the children in Stone Bay collected their own stick and used their imagination like the character in the book to turn it into something else. We had sticks turned into boats, a digger, cars, a wand and even a lipstick. The children followed the pattern in the story to write their own sentences based on their pictures. Take a look at the children's work.
Shrove Tuesday Fun
After learning about Shrove Tuesday the children in Stone Bay had a pancake race! Great fun was had by all!
Stone Bay Class
Stone Bay have been learning about Florence Nightingale, as part of this some of the children dressed up in a Florence Nightingale costume, hospitals have been built both in the construction area and outside area.
The children in Stone Bay have been writing colour poems and creating colour collages. Take a look at their work that is displayed outside the classroom. It is fantastic to see the children applying their sounds knowledge when spelling unknown words.
Another busy week in Stone Bay
So much learning and fun has taken place this week, a talk about fire safety, learning about doubles and halves, enjoying the new mud kitchen, lots of building in the construction area as well as so much more!
Enquiry Time in Stone Bay
The children have been busy creating their own hospital in the outside area after learning about Florence Nightingale, using the mud kitchen to make medicine and showing their knowledge of number bonds using paper chains. Another busy week full of learning opportunities!
In Ks1 this term, we have been learning about how we can look after our oceans and the world by recycling, reusing materials and looking after our beaches. The children also learnt about ocean conservation and aquariums. The children used their knowledge of design and technology to plan, design and make their own aquariums from a shoebox by using a variety of cutting and joining techniques.
Our Learning this week, we were visited by Rich Rhythms who lead drumming workshops with KS1 and KS2 children. The children learnt African rhythms, performed as an ensemble and improvised their own to a beat. We were visited by Rich Rhythms who lead drumming workshops with KS1 and KS2 children. The children learnt African rhythms, performed as an ensemble and improvised their own to a beat. We were visited by Rich Rhythms who lead drumming workshops with KS1 and KS2 children. The children learnt African rhythms, performed as an ensemble and improvised their own to a beat.
Another busy week in Stone Bay
The children have been busy jamming with Mr Gilbert, visited the beach as part of our new topic, 'Under the sea' and two members of the class have been awarded their multiplication band for confidently knowing their one x tables.
KS1 Beach Clean
Today we visited Margate beach as part of our topic learning. We used a net to see if we could catch anything from the sea. We then explored our findings, including sea creatures and plants. We went on a scavenger hunt and tried to find the names for what we had found! We ended our trip by taking part in a beach clean to find out how much rubbish is left at the beach and the impact this has.
The children in Stone Bay have been busy this week weeding and maintaining the outside area.
As part of ActionAid's Big Me children had the opportunity to dress up as their dream job.
Exploring the Art of Nature
This term, the children have been inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy, a renowned British artist who works with found natural elements. Goldsworthy is inspired by all aspects of the natural world including twigs, leaves, tree roots and rocks. Next time you're out for a walk, try picking up loose objects that look interesting to you. All you have to do to be inspired by nature is to look around!
KS1 workshops with Phil
The children have been having workshops with Phil, where they become aliens and explore their alien voices using specific areas of their mouths to make sounds. This project is all about exploring voice which the children really enjoy! The children use drama through acting as shop keepers and hairdressers, improvising their own alien conversations. The children also play a variety of games with Phil with focus on speaking and listening.
From making palaces in the construction area, investigating whether materials are waterproof, to being creative in the art area. Lots of lovely learning opportunities throughout the week. The children even created an aeroplane in the outside area and then made passports to ensure they could board the plane.
Year 1 children have been sorting a range of everyday materials from around the classroom. Year 2 children have been exploring a range of materials and listing words to describe them.
The Fantastic Fred Experience
The children enjoyed a fun filled afternoon on Friday when all the KS1 classes had a visit from the NHS 'Fantastic Fred' experience. The Professor taught the children all the important things to remember for ensuring good mental health - making sensible food choices, getting enough rest, exercise and limiting time on devices. The children took part in a quiz, they got the opportunity to 'floss' and laughed and enjoyed the interactive show.
Our First Week
The children in Stone Bay have been busy exploring their new classroom. Take a look for yourself.
Our new topic is about our brains and thinking about how we learn best. To launch into our topic we had a fun afternoon exploring different activities. The children 'dissected' jelly brains. They thought about the different functions of the brain and discussed what a real brain looks and feels like. Children then put their brains to use by completing puzzles and logic games.
Welcome to Stone Bay Class
This summer we have been very busy getting our classroom ready for this academic year. As you can see, we have many areas for the children to explore during their Enquiry time. We are excited to welcome the children back to the classroom to explore what Stone Bay class has to offer.
We hope you enjoy looking through the areas.
Mr Gilbert and Mrs Sellwood