This week for baking we were able to stick to our story theme 'We're going on a bear hunt' and also support children in need day at the same time!
We made some delicious Pudsey bear biscuits. There was a lot of mixing involved and rolling out the dough which was pretty hard work, but they turned out fantastic!
We have been reading 'We're going on a Bear Hunt' and this week we have been using our story to inspire our creativity.
We have learnt to use a different type of paint this week, power paints. They are tricky to work with as we only get one brush each and have to remember to clean it in the water pot between colours. We have also learnt how to use a mixing pallet and how to wash it up when we're finished.
We learnt how to use the colours we had, blue. red and yellow to make brown. To make brown you had to mix all 3 colours together! We used the brown paint to colour in some lovely bear pictures.
We have also been trying to make different types of bears at the creative table. First decided which bear we wanted to make by picking a reference picture, next we used a pencil to draw the outline of our bear, then we added different coloured fabrics for the fur and last we added some googly eyes. They look fantastic!
Today when we got to school a bear had left us a letter! It was from the big brown bear in 'We're going on a Bear Hunt'. It turns out that he was never trying to hurt the family in the story but he in fact just wanted to play with them, which is why he looked so sad at the end.
To show us just how friendly he really is he brought all his bear friends to play a lovely game of hide and seek with us.
We have been learning a lot about different types of bears so we were very eager to get going. We found a brown bear, a black bear, a moon bear, a polar bear and a panda.
We have all been very excited to hear that it is bonfire night soon. we're really looking forward all the beautiful fireworks. We decided to use to brightly coloured paint and black paper to paint our own fireworks. But first we had to watch a video for some inspiration.
We loved the fireworks that much we also learnt a new song about them, called 5 Little Fireworks.
Please enjoy our latest rhyme of the week: 5 little pumpkins.
Today we explored a pumpkin. Before cutting it we all had a feel. We used our strong muscles to lift the heavy pumpkin! Its skin was smooth and shinny.
Next was time to chop off the lid. The pumpkin was quite smelly, some of us thought it smelt like oranges but most of us didn't like the smell.
Inside the pumpkin was full of seeds! We all had go a putting our hand inside and pulling out some of the seeds. It was really slimy and slippery! We continued until the pumpkin was nice and empty.
We saved all of the seeds and put them to dry ready to use for something creative. Then the pumpkin was carved in the design of our contest winner!
We have been practicing a song about hedgehogs as we have been thinking about Autumn and the changes it causes. Hedgehogs like to gather up the leaves that fall from the trees in Autumn to make their homes warmer.
Please enjoy our song!
This week we have been painting Autumn trees. We started off with brown paint to do the tree trunk, next we added the roots and the branches. We then used red, yellow and orange to add some leaves to the branches and the floor.
Everyone has worked very hard, look how amazing they turned out!
We have been reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears, today we all tasted our own porridge. First we had a look at the ingredients we would need, we were surprised that the porridge oats we so dry! After that we all sat together chose a topping and tucked in! We could pick from jam, chocolate sauce and golden syrup to have as a topping.
Today for cooking we did bread tasting. We tried pitta bread, scotch pancakes, potato bread, croissants, and fruit loaf.
We spent some time looking at how different they all feel, and smell before tasting a part of each.
After tasting each bread we voted on our favourite one, at the end we had a look at which was the best. Turns out we all liked pancakes the best!