Alfa/Romeo class – Spring Term 2, 2022

Our topic this half term is called Dangerous Dinosaurs this exciting project teaches children about the different animals that roamed Earth millions of years ago and how they are related to animals that live on Earth today. Please see our topic web below for details of our learning in each area for the half term.

Week ending 08th April 2022

Wow! We can’t believe we have come to the end of this half term. What a busy and fun packed half term we have had learning all about ‘Dangerous Dinosaurs’. After this week we have realised that we may have some budding palaeontologists on our hands!

For our topic work the children have listened to the story of ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs go to the Museum’ by Adrian Reynolds. The children enjoyed digging for fossils and exploring the fossils. We then followed some instructions and made our very own salt dough fossils. We were very impressed by these especially once they were painted.

In Maths this week the children have been looking at repeating patterns and then had a go at making their own repeating patterns using the dinosaur feet and different coloured paints. We have also completed some maths assessments which all the children worked really hard and have shown they are making excellent progress.

In English the FS2 children have continued their work on ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped the Planet’. The children have produced an amazing piece of writing this week which they were all so proud! They wrote a recall of the story and then made up their own ending! We had some amazing ideas coming through and we hope you all enjoy reading their stories.

At the end of the week we have enjoyed making Easter cards, singing Easter songs and all had a wonderful time at the Easter egg hunt that FoBFS kindly organised for us! We hope you all have a great Easter and enjoy a well deserved two weeks off. We look forward to seeing you all back in school on Monday 25th April.

Week ending 01st April 2022

Alfa Romeo have had another fantastic week. They really enjoyed the FoBFS team coming in on Tuesday morning to make a mother’s day gift with them. They all made their mummies some beautiful bath bombs. We hope you all enjoyed receiving them and managed to have a relaxing bath with them!

For our topic work the children have listened to the story of ‘Cave Baby’ by Julia Donaldson. The children investigated photos of prehistoric animals and they created their own cave drawings using pastels. The children also began to look at fossils. They drew a picture of an ammonite in wax crayon and then used a blue wash to complete their picture.

In Maths this week the children have been learning about 3D shapes. The children went on a 3D shape hunt around school and found a range of shapes. The children found lots of cylinders and cuboids but not very many pyramids and cones.

In English the FS2 children have continued their work on ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped the Planet’. The children have described the dinosaur from the story using adjectives and have extended their sentences using conjunctions. The children have also identified the rhyming words in the story and played a rhyming word game.

All the children are doing an amazing job with their sounds. FS1s have been working really hard on their Set 1 single sounds and we have even started looking at some digraph sounds. The FS2s have been working on the Set 2 sounds ‘air’ and ‘ir’ and they are beginning to use these a lot more in their independent writing.

Week ending 25th March 2022

This week Alfa Romeo had a special treat and have had Mrs Pollington and Keila teaching them from Monday to Thursday as Mrs Homer and Mrs Homer were poorly.

The children have all loved exploring our new woodland area. Their favourite has been using the water wall and making mud pies in the mud kitchen.

In English, we took the dinosaurs for a walk around the school to generate ideas for their writing. We have started our new book called ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet’.  We discussed the book and the children enjoyed discussing what they thought of the story.

In maths, we have counted backwards from 10 to 1, compared numbers, and practised finding pairs that make 10.

All the children have practised phonics each day. The FS2’S focused on the ‘ar’ and ‘or’ sounds, and practised Red words, whilst the FS1 children enjoyed rhyme time and story time with Keila.

The children really enjoyed making Mothers’ Day cards on Thursday. They are all looking forward to giving them to their mummies on Sunday and we spoke about different ways they can look after their mummy to make sure she has a relaxing day.

Week ending 18th March 2022

This week the children have had an amazing week producing some fabulous pieces of work at home, with their mummies and daddies. Unfortunately our class was closed due to covid.

Week ending 11th March 2022

Alfa Romeo have had a great week learning all about the Dangerous Dinosaurs. They all enjoyed being dinosaurs! They flapped their wings like Pteranodons, tiptoed like a Triceratops, swung their tail like a stegosaurus, ran like a Velociraptor, twisted like a T-Rex and stretched their necks like Brachiosaurus.

For our topic work the children enjoyed drawing around the shadow of a dinosaur and then used a range of different coloured charcoal to shade them in. The children have also investigated prehistoric animals and understand the difference between them and dinosaurs.

In Maths this week the children have continued with measure. The children enjoyed measuring using non standard measure and they have also been measuring time using the sand timers. They did a great job seeing how many times they can do a range of different movements such as hopping and running before the 1 minute sand timer ran out. They have been practising using mathematical language such as longer, taller and shorter.

In English the FS2 children have enjoyed reading the first half of the book ‘Harry and the Bucketful of dinosaurs’. They then predicted what might happen to the dinosaurs at the end of the story and shared their ideas with each other. Unfortunately we lost our bucket of dinosaurs from our classroom and the children made a lost poster to help try and find it, they offered a reward of 100 house points if anyone were to find it. At the end of the week the children were able to describe the dinosaurs using adjectives and then made an amazing fact file all about dinosaurs. They are working really hard on their letter formation and sitting all their letters on the line so a big well done to them all!!

All the children are doing an amazing job with their sounds. FS1s have been working really hard all week on the set 1 single sounds and FS2s have been working on the set 2 sounds ‘igh’ and ‘ow’ and they are beginning to use these in their independent writing.

Week ending 04th March 2022

What a fun week we have had this week in Alfa Romeo! We’ve been very busy celebrating Pancake Day, Carnevale and World Book Day.

On Tuesday the children all helped to make pancakes, they had a pancake race and even ate the pancakes. The children all thought that they tasted delicious especially with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, picked from Mrs Serrell-Cooke’s garden.

In Italian this week Keila taught the children how people in Italy celebrate Carnevale. The children designed Carnevale masks, dressed up in costumes and threw confetti. The children watched a video of a parade and designed a colourful costume.

On Thursday it was World Book Day the children came dressed up as their favourite book character. Lots of the children bought books in for us to read and share together. Mrs Holden came dressed as a pirate from Pirates Love Underpants and Mrs Homer came dressed as Little Red Riding Hood. The children all designed a bookmark to take home.

In Maths this week the children have been measuring height and length. All the children were able to get themselves into height order. They have been practising using mathematical language such as longer, taller and shorter.

On Friday we launched our new topic Dangerous Dinosaurs. The children jumped into a time machine and we discovered some dinosaur footprints in our classroom. We followed the footprints and they led to a swamp full of dinosaurs! The children were very excited to investigate the dinosaurs and begin our new topic.