Welcome to a new school year!

This year we are delighted to welcome thirteen new Pebbles to Class 1 in Kehelland Village School. We have fifteen Year 1's in our class, making us twenty eight children altogether. This term we will be exploring what life was like "Back-a long". We have learned about how people used candles and lanterns as a light source. We wrote our virtues and skills targets for the term inside a lantern shape. We hope you like our display!

Fire!

We have been working hard on our new display board. In R.E. we listened to the Christian creation story and then used chalk pastels to create pictures of the "big bang" of light in the darkness. We have used these to form the border of our display board. We have painted papers in the style of Eric Carle, to create pictures of the sun, wood fires, candles and lanterns. 

Indoor Woodland Learning!

This week our Woodland Learning had to take place indoors because of the stormy weather outside. Firstly, the Pebbles used different berries to colour some T-Shirt pictures. Everyone enjoyed really squishing the berries to release more "paint" juice. After play, the Year 1's joined the Pebbles to make fish collages using autumn leaves. We added paper tails (drawing around triangles) and googly eyes. We  were very proud of the finished pictures, which will be on display in our classroom. 

Woodland Learning

The Pebbles had a wonderful first Woodland Learning session, joined by the Year 1 children. In the course of the morning, we explored the wilder areas of our school grounds. Mr. Smith led an activity lighting small fires in Pebble Wood. The children gathered kindling and sticks as fuel and were fascinated watching the flames grow. They all remembered, from our Science lessons with candles, how to keep themselves safe. Mrs. Davies took a group hunting "rainbow chips" in the flower beds and hedgerows. The children produced some beautiful artwork, although it might not have survived the journey home. I'm afraid! The Year 1's also had time to create natural material pictures within hoops. They created faces, farmers, villages, bees and nests. The sun shone and we all had a great time!

Our role play area

The modern kitchen that we had at the start of term has been replaced by an old fashioned kitchen from "backalong". It has a stove for cooking, heating and hot water.There is a bowl for washing clothes by hand. We have taken all the plastic items away, so the plates are made of metal. We are looking forward to having a tin bath soon to bathe the baby in front of the fire!

Topic Homework

Well done to the children who have already completed some tasks from the Topic Homework grid. Several children have measured the length of candles before and after they have burned for an hour. One child wrote a very careful list of instructions on how to keep safe near candles. Another tried drawing with a candle and discovered the paint wash needed to be much thinner. One child did not turn the lights on at home and found it was too dark to see at 7 o'clock. Great investigating everyone!