Who would have thought a trip to Tesco would be so exciting? The children were so looking forward to going and thoroughly enjoyed the session.
Firstly we settled into a classroom and each child was given a piece of dough to sculpt into their very own creation. We had ladybirds, snails, plaits, old men with walking sticks, the list was endless! The dough was then taken to the bakery where it was baked ready for to take back to school.
We then completed some activities on the shop floor. We made a tally chart to show the different coloured fruit and vegetables that we found, we met the fishmonger and talked about different types of fish and also listened whilst the baker told us about baking bread and pancakes. The children were very attentive, we were so proud of them
The staff only areas of the supermarket were very interesting. This included the warehouse, freezer, loading bay and staff room. The children explored these areas with great interest.
Before leaving we then did some taste tests of different fruit and cheeses. Then we collected our loaves. The aroma of freshly baked bread was beautiful on the way home!
The children love a non-uniform day. This was in support of 'stroke awareness day'. Our classroom looked so different without our usual blue jumpers around! Thank you to everyone for taking part.
These are the entries for our pet poster competition. The standard was very high! Every child was given a small prize for entering and an overall winner was chosen from each class. Thank you for entering children, your posters are amazing!
We gave a warm welcome to Thomas today. He is a tortoise and has only woken up from hibernation this month. Apparently the cold weather hasn't agreed with him, so he has slept for longer than usual. He was very energetic and climbed out of the tuff spot then strolled around the classroom approaching the children one by one. He ate some lettuce and the children were amazed at how wide he could open his mouth! The children asked lots of questions and discovered lots of tortoise facts.
We returned to school after Easter to a very exciting animal encounter workshop. Julia came with a wide variety of animals and told us about their natural habitats, basic needs and interesting facts.
Some children were nervous to begin with, but as you will see from the photos their confidence increased as the session progressed. We thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and it really inspired the children in their creative and writing activities. These photos are from Mrs Marshall's class, the others will be posted separately because there are so many!
We are always very busy in FS2! We want our children to have fun whilst also becoming independent learners.