Our topic this term is 'Toys and Games' and the question that we are aiming to answer at the end of our project is 'Which is the best toy ever created'. The children have investigated their favourite toys and have described their toys when they brought them in to share with each other. We have visited The Cottage Museum at Woodhall Spa and have learnt about toys that are old and toys that are modern and the differences between these. We have enjoyed reading many of the Blue Kangaroo books, 'Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaur' books and 'Dogger' and 'One Ted Fell out of bed' using these books (along with many more) to make our maths and literacy great fun. We have had a great toy sale and we have recognised different coins and worked out totals and change. We have used our addition and subtraction knowledge to solve mathematical toy conundrums! We will be visiting the Toy Library in Lincoln and classifying toys according to ages, purpose and materials. We will be making our own Teddy Bears and placing special wishes in their tummies and special thoughts that the class have about each other so our bears will always remind us how special and precious we most certainly are.
Because we are such a busy class we have followed our own interests alongside the activities that are planned for us. Some children have worked on a Superhero Headquarters. Some children have written their own story books about Batman, princesses and a Gunge Monster! We have even had a visit from a passing alien who needed some help to make a new parachute! The ideas relating to classifying materials and testing different ideas made us amazing scientists while helping our little friend from Outer Space. He wrote to each one of us to thank us. We had a long letter to read!
In Polar Bear class as well as following our planned activities we can all share ideas about our learning and this often takes us on amazing learning journeys. We love our learning in Polar Bears Class!