This term we are exploring ‘How the world celebrates’ and have begun by sharing Halloween themed books. The children have been inspired to create their own magic potions in our outdoor mud kitchen! Magical maths, using pumpkin seeds and trick or treat sweets, to count, share and problem solve which amounts we can share equally. This has proven to be a tricky sticky treat!!
In drama we have got into character as witches and wizards and used magic words to turn each other into frantic frogs, leaping lizards, slithering snakes and hopping hares to name but a few! The magic has continued into our mark making and writing, as we drew and labelled the contents of our magic potions and wrote magic spells.
As November the 5th fast approached we turned our celebrations to bonfire night and explored the onomatopoeic words which we use to describe noises such as ‘bang, whoosh, crackle, whizz, fizz, flash, wheee!’ and wrote our own firework shape poems. During dance we listened to Handel’s music for the Royal fireworks and were whizzing and whooshing around the hall as we linked our moves together in sequence! Busy times ahead at Rampton Primary as we look forward to learning about how Diwali and Christmas are celebrated around the world and finally performing our fabulous Christmas Nativity!
Please see the topic planner below to find a week by week overview of what we are learning about this half term.
We have begun the year talking about our Summer holidays. Many children had visited the seaside and were excited to tell us all about their experiences. Using the children's interests we have explored the beach, sea creatures, donkey rides, pirates, picnics, fishing and much more!
It has also been great to welcome new children to our school and make new friends. The second week of the term has been taken getting to know each other and looking at the
similarities and differences in ourselves and our families. A busy term ahead as the remaining weeks will involve the children exploring the themes of our pets and our homes.
Please see the 'Ourselves' overview below to see the topic/ learning coverage for this half term.