On a voyage of discovery: together we learn, grow and achieve
We have had a great first week back after the half term exploring our new topic ‘The Victorians’. On Tuesday afternoon (31st October), the children came in after lunch to find that all of the tables and chairs had been placed in long rows with a desk at the front where I sat, very stern faced waiting for the class. Part of the afternoon was spent pretending that the children were in a Victorian classroom with Mrs Cox, Mrs Baverstock and myself all acting as Victorian teachers! The children were pleased when we were back to our normal selves! This was followed by watching a Horrible Histories introductory clip about the Victorians. The children were soon engrossed in our new topic!
On Friday 20th October Viking Class had an extremely fun filled day finishing our ‘Shine a Light’ themed learning. The final text we were looking at by Anthony Browne was ‘Hansel and Gretel’. Having finished our focus of writing in role, we spent the last week of term looking at some aspects of poetry, placing a strong focus on rhyming couplets and performance poetry. We created our own class poem all about the witch in the story and were then lucky enough to perform it to both Smugglers and Windmills (both classes made a fantastic audience).
Following on from this, we made our very own cupcakes inspired by the sweet treat house that the witch in the story lived in. They were a very yummy treat!
On Tuesday 3rd October Viking Class went on an adventure in College Woods and the Secret Garden. This was our ‘Marvellous Middle’ for our ‘Shine a Light’ topic. It was a muddy walk through the woods and round to an open clearing where something had been hidden for us to find! In an old tyre, under some rope, we found the book ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne (our next focus book in Literacy). We all sat round on some logs and shared the story together for the first time. It was a lovely afternoon and the children were really engrossed in the story and loved the surroundings we were sharing it in.