Today Green frogs visited 'Hays' Travel agents were we learnt all about how to book a holiday as we are learning about Spain this term. After going to the travel agents we had a play on the park!
Today Green frogs visited the fire station! whilst we were there we learnt all about what fire men do to help us. The children also learnt what number we have to ring if we are ever in trouble. The children were even able to have a go of the hose pipe!
This week Green frogs went Pumpkin picking! We had so much fun and picked lots of big Pumpkins to carve ready for Halloween.
This week some of Green Frogs visited Apple Cast cafe. We enjoyed eating lots of cookies and also learnt some tips for our role play cafe in class.
This week Green Frogs have been busy impressing us with their skills at Bike Ability!
This year, Green Frogs went to Heaton Park for their summer class trip. Whilst there, we visited Treetop Nets to go trampolining in the trees! We had a fantastic day; we are all so proud of how well behaved each and every child was and how willing they all were to try new things!
Bikeability in the glorious sunshine!
Green Frogs have enjoyed learning about space through Literacy. We have written postcards from space and acted out our story Whatever Next!, flying in our own rocket for a picnic on the moon! One Green Frog even wrote that he had been to the moon at the weekend!
Look at some of our Space arts and crafts!
Green Frogs learnt about the Solar System today. We learnt that the planets in the Solar System move in circles around the Sun. Then we drew our favourite planet on the floor using chalk!
In Green Frogs, we have been learning about the moon. We used Jaffa Cakes to make the different phases of the moon and dressed up as Neil Armstrong!
Baking star biscuits and writing in moon dust!
Happy Halloween Green Frogs!
This half-term, Green Frogs are studying Africa. This week we learnt about African musical instruments, such as drums and maracas. We even had the chance to play them ourselves!
Life skills- making biscuits!
In Green Frogs, we start every Thursday with yoga. We really enjoy our yoga sessions and everybody takes part as much as they feel comfortable. This week we did Star Wars yoga!
Getting to know each other!
Green Frogs 2018-2019
Welcome to Green Frogs! Your class teacher is Rachael. Your teaching assistants are Jane, Julie, Chelsey, Kayleigh and Leona. We are all so excited for the year ahead!
In English we have been busy designing our own superheroes! We thought of our own superhero name and what special powers we could have. We designed a mask and wore a cape and then we saved the world! It's hard work being a hero so we enjoyed some role play too!
It was our last session at Rock and River today. Green Frogs have really enjoyed this experience and have made some great memories. Today we did canoeing. Some of us felt a little scared but once we got on the water we all enjoyed ourselves. We did some racing and steered the canoe in different directions. What a great end to this adventure!
The sun was shining! We went orienteering today, we looked at a map and had to find certain places and objects. We were really good at doing this! We had an other turn at archery as we had enjoyed this so much the last time.
Today at Rock and River we did some rifle shooting. We all took turns to load the gun and shoot it at the target. It was very important to be safe and wear protective goggles. It was such good fun!
Today we went to Rock and River for the first time. We had a go at 'Swamp Romp' where we had to go across the lake on ropes, some of us found it a bit scary but we all tried our best!
We also made dens!
All the children have been spending time at our new Forest School. They have enjoyed playing in the wellie walk, making bird feeders, playing in the willow tunnel and getting very muddy!
Green frogs love Forest School!
Some Green Frogs took part in an athletics competition at Burscough.
They were all superb and we won 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals!
This term Green Frogs have been learning about Vikings.
We enjoyed making a boat, a helmet and a shield. We pretended to sail in our long ship!
Green Frogs all enjoyed the annual school trip to Southport to bowling and to Frankie and Benny's. We all behaved superbly and made our teachers very proud. We had a great time with our friends.
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.
We have been trying to have fun when learning the basics!
We had a great time picking pumpkins!
We had a visit from Splat Circus, we watched a show and then had a go at some circus skills. It was great fun!
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
On the last day of term we had a magic show provided by Mr Stix and his helper Peanut.
Then we had our party food in our classroom.
Then Father Christmas arrived with presents for us all.
We danced and played musical bumps.
We had our Christmas party, we played musical chairs and pass the parcel.
We wore Christmas jumpers for the Christmas Concert.
We made lots of different crafts ready for Christmas.
Angela our class teacher is leaving at the end of the term, we are going to miss her!
We went bowling in Southport then we went to Frankie and Benny's for lunch.
Lunch at Frankie and Benny's.
We started to go to Christmas attractions. We visited Bents Garden Centre, hoping to see Father Christmas.
We had fun dressing up in the photo booth.
We visited the War Memorial at St Anne's church in ormskirk.
We had a look inside St Anne's Church.
We made our own poppies to make a display outside the classroom, to commemorate the people who lost their lives in conflicts.
We visit Skelmersdale Library to choose our own books.
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.
Our Autumn walk making 'Autumn smell cocktails'
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.