We had great discussions about our pets (for those children that don't have pets - they chose what they would like which could be real or imaginary). We created shopping lists for all the things we need to look after our pets. We decided that what they really needed was very similar to our needs; warmth, food, a bed, toys and lots of love.
Finally we looked at farm animals, thinking about why we need farm animals. We had the normal suggestions such as milk, eggs and meat. However, you would be surprised to hear which animals give us which type of meat! With a bit more investigation though we managed to sort out successfully which type of meat comes from which animal. We made some 3d farm animals, we think they look very cute and we had lots of fun making them.
Also in this term we walked down to the church to see the flower festival which had a musical theme, the children enjoyed looking at the props and the flowers and trying to guess what they portrayed. We managed to guess a couple of the easier ones such as 'Hush a bye baby', and 'Sleeping Beauty'. Whilst we were visiting the church the bell ringers were there so we were able to watch them ringing the bells inside the bell tower.
One of our learning focuses this term was ICT we all created drawings on the Clevertouch board, programmed Beebots to follow a simple route and started learning how to compose music using a music program on the computer.