We’ve had a busy week of gardening activities as we try to create a wonderful habitat for nature in our garden area. The children worked together to problem solve and were thrilled to see our seeds growing!
We have also been checking our cress growing experiment to discover what plants need to grow.
We have been growing cress in different environments as an experiment to see where it would be most successful. The children have made their predictions about the best growing location in our classroom. We are looking forward to seeing our results!
Class 1 have thrown themselves into our Habitat Haven project! They have loved planting seeds and bulbs to brighten up our outdoor area and use in our Lincolnshire Show mini garden.
We are already beginning to see some results!
The children have been exploring volume and capacity in maths.
We poured out a fairy potion using different measurements and containers.
On Monday we had a very special visitor in Class 1... Mrs Moscrop, who used to attend Tealby School as a little girl, visited us to tell us all about her experience at Tealby School!
We found out that our school has changed quite a bit since then, we have indoor toilets for a start (phew) and Class 1 used to be the school kitchen!
The children asked lots of brilliant questions and listened intently, showing great respect, one of our core values.
If you ask your children what they learned from Mrs Moscrop I wonder what they'd tell you?
After an exciting Science Week the children had lots of fun on the school field. Class 3 children organised an obstacle course for the whole school and explained each activity to the younger ones.
The children have been working hard on their challenge from the Historical Association to discover how school life has changed over the years. They’ve written some fantastic letters to residents at a local care home.
They’ve also been learning all about The Suffragettes and finding out first hand what it’s like when girls and boys weren’t treated equally!
Today we celebrated World Book Day, the children all looked amazing dressed as their favourite book characters. They enjoyed sharing their books with their Class 3 reading buddies.
We received a letter and some very old photographs of Tealby buildings from the Historical Society. The children were asked to decide where the buildings were. We had fun exploring the village to identify all the old buildings. We noticed how some of them have changed over the years and some are still very much the same.
This week the children were all very excited to see the time machine had arrived back in our role play area! We discovered a letter inside from the Historical Society, it explained our roleplay area had been changed into a house from the 1900’s. We were challenged with exploring how it was different our houses. The children had lots of fun playing and sorting pictures from the past and present.
A talk from a real nurse…
One of our Class 1 parents kindly offered to speak with our Class and tell us what it’s like to be a nurse.
The children asked great questions such as
- How do you make people better?
- Do you write people’s names down so you know who they are?
- How do you know what happened and where it hurts?
- How did you become a nurse?
Florence Nightingale drama piece
Class 1 have been working in small groups to create a drama piece about Florence Nightingale. They showed Florence Nightingale teaching other nurses the importance of cleanliness to prevent germs.
The children showed excellent teamwork, listening skills and understanding of our project.
Who is Florence Nightingale?
Our time machine returned and transformed our role play into a hospital. Our task was to find out who Florence Nightingale was, why she was important and how she showed determination.
Class One's first work meeting...
Class 1 had a very important job this afternoon. They had a meeting with a real life dinosaur expert!
We showed the palaeontologist the fossils we found, along with the posters and maps we’d made. We explained how we came to the conclusion that they were from a T-Rex and our dinosaur expert believes we may be right!
Today we received a special letter from some palaeontologists asking us to research the dinosaur that was in our outdoor area.
We used books, information sheets, observations of the remains and search engines to compare different fossils.
Our extensive research indicates that the fossils found last week are that of a T-Rex!
Back with a bang!
Class 1 returned from lunch to find a Time Machine in the classroom! The classroom had been taken back to a Jurassic World.
Inside the time machine we found a note from an Archeological Society who believe dinosaurs may have roamed Tealby School!
So we grabbed our tools and went to investigate… you’ll never believe what we found! Dinisaur bones and fossils!
Our Exciting Learning!
The land at the top of our Fraway Tree has changed... it is now The Land of Amazing Animals! We have had great fun exploring the land and identifying which animals live there.
Our Year 1 children have tried to separate the animals into carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. They've done a great job!
This half term the children's Enchanted Woodland project continues, this time surrounding our Class book 'The Magic Faraway Tree' by Enid Blyton. We have been immersed in the adventures of Joe, Beth and Frannie and even have our very own Faraway Tree in the classroom! Our role play area has been transformed into different lands at the top of our tree, starting with 'The Land of Treats'.
We received a letter from Joe, Beth and Frannie asking us to design and make a new biscuit for the Land of Treats bakery. We began by taste testing different biscuits to decide which flavours to use before designing our biscuit and making it. Finally, we evaluated our biscuits and thought about ways we could improve them next time.
During our Enchanted Woodland topic the children have been community helpers, helping The Tealby Fairies along with the wider Tealby community.
The Tealby Fairies unfortunately experienced a flood so Class 1 sprang into action and created a flood defence. They then went one step further, building boats for the fairies to escape in!
One morning our children received a not from the fairies saying they were stuck in their home and couldn't open the door. Class 1 went to see what had happened and found they were trapped in their home because someone had thrown litter on the floor... it was blocking the door! Class 1 took charge and decided to go on a community litter pick. They did a fantastic job and the fairies were very pleased with their hard work.