Monthly Archives: February 2020

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes

We hope you have had a wonderful half term holiday. The children have been excited to be back this week and have shared with us all the adventures and activities they have been up to during their week off.

Our story this week was Mr Wolf’s Pancakes to link in with our ‘pancake’ theme. This has been a firm favourite with the children and there is a twist at the end as the pancakes weren’t the only things that were eaten!

We have been lucky enough to have a pancake making family workshop this week, where some parent volunteers had the opportunity to make and serve pancakes with the children. This was extremely popular and the children described them as delicious. Some parents also got involved in making Mardi Gras masks, the children must have created over 100 masks! On behalf of the Foundation Stage, we want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who came in to assist with the pancake and mask making activities.

Outside we have been flipping playdough pancakes as well as having competitive pancake races. We have had a ‘Mardi Gras’ themed role play area inside as well our writing area for ordering pancakes with various toppings.

We have learnt a song about a pancake that ends up landing on many different strange things such as the fish tank! We hope you enjoy the video.

We also have been learning how to make our vocabulary grow by using different words for ‘help’. We have used: support, assist, and lend a helping hand.

Our new signs this week are: pancake, milk, egg and wolf

Notes:

A reminder that World Book Day is next Thursday (5th March). Children may come to school that day dressed as their favourite book character.

We would also like any clean recyclable materials (e.g. cereal boxes, clean pots and kitchen rolls). Please could you bring them into school for the children to make models with. Thank you.

 

Great Fire of London Finale!

This week in Year 1, we have been busy writing our own information texts about the Great Fire of London. We practiced using question marks for our headings and put all our knowledge to great use, writing some super sentences. We have also made up and performed our own version of the song ‘London’s Burning’ and had a wonderful time creating large-scale ‘Great Fire’ pictures with LOTS of red and yellow paint, colour-mixed to make some beautiful shades of orange. The children have worked so hard this term and we are all incredibly proud of them. We hope you have a lovely half term with your families and look forward to seeing all the Great Fire of London projects appearing after the holidays!