Author: Mrs Barker

Observational Drawing

This afternoon P1D did some observational drawing in the classroom. We looked at bluebells and studied all their tiny details. When we’d finished shed we went over to the nature strip and chose things to study closely and draw.

P1D Baking

This morning we had great fun making dairy-free apple muffins. We took turns working in small groups with Mrs Mechen, so everybody had a turn of mixing!

Autumn Art

Yesterday we went for an Autumn walk. We looked for signs of Autumn and we gathered some fallen leaves. Back in the classroom we studied the leaves closely – some had several colours on the one leaf! We worked out which colours were Autumn colours and we used these colours in our art work.

Museum Trip

P1D has a wonderful trip to the museum this morning and Mrs Barker was very proud of how well everybody behaved both at the museum and walking to and from the museum.

We began our trip at the T-Rex skeleton in Animal World- we saw that his head was much bigger than our heads are. We also noticed the difference between his massive back legs and his small front legs. After that we explored more of Animal World before heading up to Adventure Planet on the fifth floor. We had great fun investigating all the displays there.

Sign Language

P1D have been learning how to sign when we do the register and when we say goodbye at the end of the day. Today we were joined by one of our mums who read and signed a story for us. We learned signs for hen, goat, cow, pig, house and some others!

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival in honour of Ganesh, the god of good fortune and new beginnings.

We were delighted to welcome one of our families to the classroom this afternoon to tell us about Ganesh Chaturthi. They showed us pictures and explained that they had used a sort of clay, made from turmeric, to create a model of Ganesh (they had even added his mouse) and that at the end of the festival they will dissolve the model in water.

As part of the festival they like to share sweets and fruits with others, so they brought lots of fruit to share with everyone in P1D.

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to them all – we really enjoyed the visit and we learned lots!