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Welcome back after half term! We hope you had a glorious break and enjoyed the sunshine! This half term our theme is “The Wizard of Oz” and we will be learning the following:
Week 1 – What do we know about ’The Wizard of Oz’? Identify the characters from ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Who were they and what were they looking for? Scarecrow = brain, Lion = courage, Tin man = heart, Dorothy = home. L. Frank Baum was the author. Locate on a map where their story was set (Kansas, USA).
Week 2 – Bravery/courage? What does that mean to us? Who do we know who is brave/courageous? Research Florence Nightingale and learn all about the bravery she showed during the Crimean war. Where was the war? Locate on a map (Europe).
Week 3 – Brain/wisdom? What does that mean to us? Who do we know who is clever and wise? Research famous scientists and what they have invented to make our lives better, e.g. Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Marie Curie. Where did they live? Locate countries on a map.
Week 4 – Heart/love? What does that mean to us? Who do we know who is full of love and heart? Research Mother Teresa/Nelson Mandela and learn about the kindness and love they demonstrated. Where did they live? Locate countries on a map.
Week 5 – Author. What famous authors do we know? Reference back to previous authors we have learnt about, Roald Dahl and Shakespeare. What other authors are the children familiar with? Where did they live? Locate countries on a map.
Week 6 – Music. Discuss ‘Over the rainbow’ made famous by ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and composed by Harold Arlen. Listen to music from the film and try to recreate.
‘World Book Day’ Fun
Thank you to everyone who dressed up and joined in with the World Book Day fun – we had an awesome time!
“Dress like a penguin day” – Friday 11th January 2019
Thank you to everyone who took part in dress like a penguin day. We had great fun making penguin hats and chocolate banana penguins, as well as waddling around and looking after our penguin eggs. The children have also produced some wonderful instruction writing as a result.
Next Hazel Class Mundford Junction is on Friday 3rd May at 9.10am
No Plan Day
This week we enjoyed a “no plan day”. Hazel Class suggested ideas and then voted on their favourites, with Chinese New Year collecting the most votes. The children made lanterns, lucky money packets, flags and dragons aswell as learning to dance like a dragon and write their names in chinese. In the afternoon we were lucky enough to receive some chinese food to sample and chopsticks and calendars to take home to remember the day.
P.E – will be on a Monday 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 Thursday.