For our last week of half term we have been exploring old and new toys. Some of the fact we have found out may make you feel a little old and also bring back great childhood memories!
In Maths and Numeracy, we have been finding out about ‘weight’. We have thought about when we use weights at home, and have discovered lots of us use scales when we make coffee or bake cakes. In school we have weighed lots of toys and talked a lot about ‘heavy’, ‘light’ and ‘balanced’.
Our language focus has been all about describing old toys and toys when we were babies. We have also found out that toys like Lego and marbles have been around for quite a long time. When we looked at the materials toys have been made of and what they are made of now, it was a bit of a surprise. A lot of our toys now need batteries or electricity and are made of plastic. The older toys were made of wood, cloth or metal and needed to be pushed, pulled or some of them needed a key. We really enjoyed the challenge of making our own cup and ball toy. We did this independently by following the picture instructions. The letter we have learnt this week is ‘l / L’, quite an easy one to write and a long list of lovely words like ‘love’, ‘lady’, ‘ladybird’ and ‘laugh’.
In PE we have been practising our gymnastic skills in the hall. Maybe we will be able to show you at home and practice over half term?
And to think it will be March when we all get back to school. We start next half term on a very important day, St. David’s Day. Please feel free to come to school dressed up in Welsh costume or colours of our amazing flag.
We hope you all have a lovely week and thank you for all your support, from the
Children of Class 1 and 2, Mrs Price, Miss C, Mrs Hughes and Mrs Pritchard.