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Happy New Year! New year, new topic! Following a very interesting discovery in the school hall, Hazel Class have been inspired to investigate dragons this half term. Our learning will be as follows:
Week 1 (4.1.18) – What do children know about dragons? Where have they seen them? Have they read about dragons? Collect ideas. What would children like to know about dragons?
Week 2 (8.1.18) – Retell the story of St. George and the Dragon. Why is he important to English people? What is a patron saint? Make St. George cross flags and dragon puppets to re-in act the story of St. George and the Dragon.
Week 3 (15.1.18) – Look at a Welsh flag. What does it have on it? Why is a red dragon significant to Welsh people?
Week 4 (22.1.18) – Dragons and castles – why do dragons feature in stories with castles? Were dragons and kings friends or foes? How did knights defend castles against dragons? What stories do we know with knights and dragons?
Week 5 (29.1.18) – What is Chinese New Year? Why is it a special celebration? Read story of how Chinese Year began and identify different animals involved.
Week 6 (5.2.18) – What do Chinese people do to celebrate the new year? Make dragon puppets, lanterns, lucky money pockets.
‘Dress Like A Pirate’ day
Hazel Class thoroughly embraced ‘Dress like a pirate’ day – they made pirate hats, eye patches, cutlasses, parrots, hooks and telescopes. We also learned sea shanties and shared pirate stories. We hope this will be a memorable start to our new topic and inspire some work later in class.
Hazel Class Mundford Junction
Thank you to all the friends and family members that came and supported Hazel Class and their learning about time. We hope you found the session useful and enjoy using your clocks at home. See you soon!
Next Mundford Junction for Hazel Class – Thursday 11th January 2018 at 9.10am.
P.E – will be on a Tuesday afternoon, Adventure Playground will be on Mondays (Please ensure earrings are removed for both, thank you).
Library books – your child will be choosing a library book of their choice to bring home and share this week. These will be changed on a Tuesday.