Chinese New year 2021

We have been finding out who celebrates Chinese New Year and how and when they celebrate it. We have read some Chinese New Year stories and watched some video clips of real families celebrating. We have compared this special celebration to celebrations that we might experience with our own families. The Ducklings in school have also loved learning a Chinese New Year song and playing along with instruments as well as trying out a dragon dance. We also decorated our home corner just like a family celebrating at home would

Chinese New Year

We have been finding out who celebrates Chinese New Year and how and when they celebrate it.  We have read some Chinese New Year stories and watched some video clips of real families celebrating. We have compared this special celebration to celebrations that we might experience with our own families. The Ducklings in school have also loved learning a Chinese New Year song and playing along with instruments as well as trying out a dragon dance. We also decorated our home corner just like a family celebrating at home would.

More fun with money

The Ducklings have had more fun in maths this week, putting their money maths skills into practise. Some have been making their own shops, with items for sale, creating their own price tags and exploring being the paying customer or the shopkeeper.

Day and Night

As part of our What can we see? topic, we have been learning about day and night. The children have made pictures, used models and even made videos to explain how we get our day and our night. We read a lovely story by Oliver Jeffers called How to Catch a Star. It was all about a little boy who wanted his very own star. The children then found lots of different ways to create their very own stars using different materials and tools. Some children used card and paper. Grayson used natural materials found at the park. Josh baked his stars and could eat them afterwards!! Yummy! This was also great because he put his money skills form our maths learning into practise, as he went to the shop and paid for the ingredients. The Ducklings have also read some different stories about nocturnal and diurnal animals such as Night Monkey, Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson. They were then able to sort different animals according to whether they they are awake or asleep during the day or night.

Who do we love?

In preparation for Valentine's day we read some stories about love and thought about who we love and who loves us.  Some of the Ducklings made some lovely Valentine's cards for the people they love and wrote beautiful messages inside.