Jack and the Beanstalk
P.E - Gymnastics
In P.E Miss Boyle has been teaching us how to balance. We have learnt the 'arch' and 'dish' balance.
Arch - Lay flat on your stomach with your arms stretched above your head and legs straight together with toes pointed. When Miss Boyle says balance the children lift up their arms and shoulders and legs at the same time.
Dish - Lay flat on your back with arms stretched above your head and legs straight together with toes pointed. When Miss Boyle says balance lift arms and shoulders and legs at the same time.
Always hold a balance for 3 seconds.
These balances are very important to build strength and co-ordination but are also proven to have a positive impact upon hand writing. Help your child to practise these at home.
Next we added a roll! Watch the demonstration on this video. Watch how she keeps her shoulders and legs off the mat. We are practising how to end by sitting up without putting down our hands or elbows. This is very tricky!
turrets draw bridge portcullis(iron gate) moat tower
We have been watching the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Each day we watch the next part of the story and discuss the events. This week we found out that Jack and his mother were very poor. They had no food in the cupboard! Poor Jack! Jack's mum sent him to the market to sell their cow.
Talk to your child about how Jack was feeling when he sold his cow. Ask them to draw a picture of Jack's expression and write some words to describe how he felt.
We learnt about farm animals and the foods they provide us with. Jack's cow gave him milk. We used the resources in our small world and construction area to create our own farms.
We will be closely observing our beans over the next few weeks and measuring them as they grow.
We tried to climb the beanstalk !!!!!!