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In Spring Term Badgers Class studied three different topics; The Gingerbread Man, Out and About Going to the Shops and Personal Hygiene.
During our Gingerbread Man topic we did lots of different activities related to the story.
In Literacy we listened to and engaged in The Gingerbread Man story and Hansel and Gretel. We really enjoyed getting to know this story well and using the props. We role played parts of the story, sequenced and re-told the story, wrote our own endings and made stick puppets to help us join in with telling the story.
In Numeracy we explored learnt to look for similar features to match pairs of gingerbread men, we sorted different size gingerbread men, we used number lines to count, learnt to identify numeral values that are more/less than each other and did some simple addition sums.
For Design Technology we used lots of different techniques to make things related to our topic. We made papier mache gingerbread men, tried to make paper boats to float on water, and did some collages. In cooking we made a wide variety of foods! We made fruit stick men, gingerbread men biscuits and gingerbread men. We also did some biscuit tasting and a survey to find out everyone’s favorite biscuit in Badgers Class, which we then made.
During our Out and About topic we visited lots of different shops in our local community. We went to the co-op to by ingredients, the bakery to buy gingerbread men biscuits, the post office to busy stamps and post postcards we had written, the fruit and veg shop and Hamilton Tesco. We even got to go to the fish and chip shop to order and buy some tasty lunch!
During our Personal Hygiene we learnt about different personal hygiene routines. We learnt about brushing our teeth, hand washing, showering and washing our faces. We learnt to sequence and follow the steps for each of these routines and we practiced giving the step-by-step instructions for hand washing and brushing teeth to a partner.
In Spring Term we took part in some RE days, learning about different religions and particularly Easter. We also took part in Numeracy Day with different numeracy activities and World Book Day, where the theme was Aliens Love Underpants and we got to do lots of fun alien activities whilst dressed up as funny aliens!