This year we have 30 children in our class- 15 Reception children (Pebbles), 10 Y1's and 5 Y2's. Our Autumn term topic is called "Glorious Gobblefunk" and celebrates the books of Roald Dahl.
Roald Dahl wrote his books in a shed at the bottom of his garden. We have set up a role play area in the classroom as his shed, complete with a comfy chair and a lap writing tray. His table and walls were covered with photographs and objects that reminded him of his family. (His children were not allowed to enter!) His bin was full of sweet wrappers and scrunched up paper. Can you spot any of these objects in our "writing shed"? The Class 1 children have been busy exploring the shed and doing some reading and writing of their own.
Glorious Gobblefunk homework!
The children in Class 1 have been very keen to do topic homework and were proudly bring items into school, even before the Topic homework grids were distributed! The most popular activities seem to be drawing the BFG with his enormous ears and making Dream Jars. We have also had several wonderful creatures made from paper plates.
We would love to display the Dream Jars in the classroom, so if any children would like to bring them back to school, we will be delighted.
Dussehra and Divali
In R.E. we have been learning about the Hindu festivals of Dussehra and Divali and their link to the story of Rama and Sita. Last week we made a collage of Ravana, the ten headed demon king, and discussed how Hindu families set fire to models of Ravana, to celebrate his defeat by Rama. This week, we made diva lamps and talked about how the people of Ayodhya lit lamps to welcome and guide Rama and Sita home. We decorated our classroom and made a pathway for Rama and Sita.
We had a wonderful day, walking over Gwithian and Upton Towans. The weather was perfect for walking- blue skies, sunshine and a light breeze. As we walked, we discovered all sorts of interesting places and things- the curved horizon, wet patches called "slacks", the remains of dynamite works, an old tram way, a geocache message hiding down a deep ventilation shaft and collapsed steps to the beach. We could even see St Michael's Mount castle peeping over the horizon! Mr. Smith set us the challenge of climbing the steepest of sand dunes. We all met the challenge, although there was lots of laughter as we slid backwards in the sand! Everyone showed determination and co-operation in helping each other to the top. We are now busy planning our next trek!