Green Frogs 2017 -2018
What a busy start to the year! Green Frogs have all settled into their new classroom beautifully. All of the children are working very hard and new friendships are blooming!
This term we have enjoyed learning about 'Ancient Egypt', we made our own mummies and pyramids. One morning when we came into school our classroom had been transformed into a tomb, we found Tutankhamun! This topic has been lots of fun and the children have found it very interesting.
Our topic about the 60's
We have all had great fun learning about the 60's and during this topic we discovered a new favourite TV show: Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote!
During our lessons we have explored what life was like in the 60's: the houses they lived in and the furniture they had. We even had a go at making our own Lava Lamps in bottles. We looked at what life was like for children in the 60's and the toys and games they used to play. We found out that some of our toys today including LEGO came out in the 60's. Then we explored fashion and the different trends that people followed; we really enjoyed making our own tie dye t-shirts. Finally we explored the music from the time. We listened to a lot of Beatles tracks and decided to make our own band: The Green Beatles. We made our own musical instruments and played along to yellow submarine!
We have had lots of fun celebrating pancake day in Green Frogs!
First we made some yummy pancakes in a frying pan and we all had a go at flipping our pancakes. Then once we had enjoyed them topped with nutella, fruit or syrup we took part in a timed pancake race to burn off some of the calories we had eaten!
Our Dinosaur Topic
During our topic learning all about Dinosaurs we have taken part in lots of exciting lessons and activities. We explored how fossils are created by layering mud, sand and water on top of our model dinosaur then we made and painted our own fossils out of salt dough.
We looked at different dinosaurs and compared what they ate then we made a habitat-in-a-pot for a herbivorous dinosaur by collecting natural materials from outside.
Finally we explored possible theories on the Dinosaur extinction. One table looked at how a volcano might have wiped out the dinosaurs and they experimented with making their own volcano. The other table explored how an ice age might have wiped out the dinosaurs and they experimented by trying to free model dinosaurs from an ice block.
Chinese New Year
During Chinese New Year, we explored the different ways in which the Chinese celebrate and had a go ourselves!
We made Chinese lanterns; watched dragon dances and made our own dancing dragons; painted pictures of fireworks and made our own traditional Chinese Stir Fry. See the pictures below
Christmas day out
We celebrated Divali during November, we had been learning about the Hindu religion in R.E.
We made clay lamp holders, then we decorated them and lit a candle in them.
In maths we have been using tally charts to collect information. We went to the outside fence at the front of the school to count how many vehicles passed us in five minutes. We had to look for cars, vans. buses and motorbikes.
Some children from Green Frogs came in fancy dress to the Halloween Disco.
We visited Poplar pumpkin farm in Downholland to buy a pumpkin for us to carve in class.
In our topic sessions we have been learning about healthy eating. We visited Asda to find lots of different fruit and vegetables.
During our music sessions we have a very active and lively time, we are dancing and singing to "This is our left hand." Then we play along using our instruments to a piece of music.
The session usually gives us all a good giggle as well as learning about the beat in music.
R.E./The Hindu religion
This term we have been learning about the Hindu religion and where it started in India.
We have listened to stories about the elephant headed God Ganesh and the God with ten heads called Ravana.
We watched how Hindus pray at home and in the temple or Mandir. When they bow to the god they rest their head on the floor.
Our Topic this term is all about Ourselves.
We have been learning about the different parts of our bodies, the bones and very importantly our teeth.
This term we are doing gymnastics. The session is on Friday mornings. here are a selection of pictures of our class trying very hard to travel, balance and jump safely from the vaulting stool.
We completed the session using ribbons to move to the music, making patterns in the air and on the floor.
Birthdays in Green Frogs class
Autumn Term 2016
This term we have twelve boys in our class, here are their pictures.
Summer Trip 2016
For our summer trip we visited Blackpool. We chose Blackpool as it has formed part of our topic work this term. We had a dry and sunny day for the visit, but it was very Windy! But a good time was had by everyone!
We could not go on the beach as the tide was in, so we ate our picnic on the promenade.
We were invited to sit on a quad bike which the coastguards use to patrol the beach. It was good fun to sit on it.
Visit to Manchester Airport Visitor Centre
We raised enough money from our cake sale to be able to go on the tour at the airport.
The visit was very informative, our guide for the visit was a man called Steve. He told us lots of interesting things about the airport and all the peo.ple who work there.
We went into an old aeroplane for a look around, before we went on we walked underneath the wing and saw how big the engines were.
Then we went into the nose of an old Monarch aeroplane. We had the chance to sit in the pilots seat. It was good fun!
After we took part in the Disney fancy dress parade we had a party. An ice cream van even came to school, we could all have a 99 ice cream with a flake.
Disney Fancy Dress
During Disney week everyone got dressed up either as a Disney character.
Disney Week/Decorations for outdoor display
One activity during Disney week was to decorate clay shapes to become part of the outdoor display to remember our friends with.
We made masks to start our Disney week
We all made our favourite animal mask to wear.
Our topic this term has been about Blackpool, we had a very interesting box of shells which came in the museum loan. We had a good look at them and matched the shells with the corresponding pictures, we found out what each shell was called too.
Queen Elizabeth's Birthday
We had a special lunch to celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday.
Visit to Fairy Glen
One of our visits this term has been to Fairy Glen, near Parbold. We went to look at the flowers which were out in the woodland area. We wore our wellingtons so we could splash in the stream.
During our P.E. lessons we have been practising how to start a running race. This is to prepare us for sports day.
St Paul's Church
During this term we have been learning about churches. We talked about what can be found both outside and inside the church. We talked about communion, christenings and weddings.
Then we visited St Paul's Church.
We held a cake sale to raise funds for our trip to the Airport.
We made all the crispy cakes in class, some of our friends in Blue Frogs made some cakes for us too! Thank you.
Thank you to all the children and parents from Brookfield Park School and Kingsbury School who supported us by buying our cakes. We raised enough money to go on our trip to the airport.
Happy Birthday Riley!
In maths we enjoy using the computers to improve our maths skills, putting the leaves into the correct order.
We went on the school mini bus. We took bags of re-cycling to the re-cycling centre.
We used magnets to find out which of the objects were made from metal, it was good fun when the objects stuck to the magnet.
We put all the objects onto the table to sort them out!
During our R.E. lessons we learnt about the Christian custom of observing Lent. The start of Lent is marked by using up store cupboard ingredients to make pancakes. We made some and ate them, then we raced carrying pancakes in frying pans.
Birds of prey visit school
The boys were happy to hold the birds.
We had a visit from a man who showed us the birds of prey.
We used grabbers to collect the litter from the woodland area in the school grounds.
We gave some of our school friends a big surprise!
Maths - 3D shape
In maths we have been looking at different 3D shapes and using them to build things. Green Frogs have some excellent builders!
We went on a walk to look for 3D shapes in our environment.
In our english lessons we have been looking for real or made up
words in the sand, real words had to go in the treasure chest!
In R.E. we have been looking at Sikhism and the 5 K's.
Everyone enjoyed looking at the special items.
We have continued to look at space for our topic work,
we launched a rocket!