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Class: One

Topic: The little Gardener  (Plants)

Term: Summer 1

NC main focus:

Human and Physical Geography Ge1/1.3a    identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles

Ge1/1.3b    use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:

      i.        key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather

     ii.        key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

Scratch

Co2/1.2    create and debug simple programs

Co2/1.1    understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions

Painting- Landscapes – John Constable.

 

Can we use fruit, plants and vegetables to make portraits? - Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

(www.giuseppe-arcimboldo.org)

BIG QUESTION: How can we grow our own salad?

Pre learning task:

What part of the world do fruits and vegetables come from?

Plot fruits and vegetables in their native country on a world map.- The world came to my place today- book link.

 

Role play – Fruit and Vegetable shop/ Farm shop.

 

Monday 4th June: Wow day: Vegetable fun afternoon

·         Reading stories about vegetables

·         Vegetable printing

·         Design a vegetable

·         Giuseppe Arcimboldo self portrait

·         Gardening

·         Blind fold taste test of fruit and vegetable.

Literacy: The Little Gardener setting description- talk for writing sequence (Story mapping, cold, amber, hot)

Guided reading: Tiny seed, Eddies Garden, Oliver’s fruit salad)

Maths: White rose- Number and place value (2wks), Money (1wk), Time (2wks), consolidation (1wk)

RE: Serving days and holidays (Pentecost)  (Come and see) Journey in Love

Art: Painting – John Constable – Collage Guiseppe Arcimboldo

Bewilderwood Tip (Links to setting description) Pre visit prediction of setting/ post visit- description of setting.

PE – Athletics preparation for sports day.

Cold: Write a setting description for a summer garden.

Amber: Write a descriptive setting description for the Little Gardeners blooming garden

Hot: Write a descriptive setting description for the Little Gardeners wilted garden.

Week 1: 4th June

 

Pre learning task:

What part of the world do fruits and vegetables come from?

Plot fruits and vegetables in their native country on a world map.- The world came to my place today

 

 

 

Monday 4th Tapestry meet at 12noon.

Tuesday 5th- World Environment day.

Tuesday 5th 12-3 moderation.

Friday 8th – World oceans day.

Topic: Design a salad.- What grows above and below he ground?

 

Computing: Co2/1.1    understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions

Scratch

Co2/1.2    create and debug simple programs

Create a garden scene- Link to geography Vocabulary.

Cold Task: Write a setting description for a summer garden.

Queen’s Birthday 9th June

WOW factor: wk 2: 11th June PHONIC SCREENING TEST WEEK

Q1: What do we need to grow our salad?

 

Challenge: What do vegetables need to survive? Test your salad ingredients in a variety of conditions and predict and record results.

 

Healthy eating week: create a healthy plate.

Monday 11th Healthy eating week/ British values week

World cup starts 14th June – 14th July

Thursday 14th Class 1 PE 9:15 – real PE to teach.

Father’s Day 17th June – craft

 

Wk 3: 18th June 2018

Q Would your plant grow in the Congo?

Challenge: Investigate the climate and weather patterns in the Congo and in groups present a weather report.

Would your salad grow in the Congo?

 

 

Other Faiths Week – Sikhism

Wednesday 20th Funtrition taster session/ Playgroup visits

 

Wk 4: 25th June                        29th June- EYFS DATA DEADLINE!

Q Can you create a self-portrait using fruit and vegetables?

Challenge:  Research the work of Guiseppe Arcimboldo. Select appropriate fruit and vegetables to be used for a self-portrait.

Q Can you paint the school landscape in the style of John Constable?

Challenge: Discuss the work of Jon Constable. Use his work as inspiration to create a painted landscape of the school grounds.

 

 

 

Monday 25th –BEWILDERWOOD

New parent meeting and children’s visit.

Friday 29th Summer Fete.

Amber: Write a descriptive setting description for the Little Gardeners blooming garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Wimbledon starts

Artsmark meeting Friday 6th

 

 

Wk 5: 2nd July – Congolese week

Plans TBC

Wk 6: 9th July

Q Would your salad grow in the North Pole?

Challenge: Investigate the climate and weather patterns in the North pole and in groups present a weather report.

 

Wednesday 11th Sports day.

Friday 13th Dance show- Yarmouth

Friday 13th Parent Share session in class.

Wk 7: 16th July

Q Where would be the best place for your salad to grow?

Challenge: Identify ideal conditions for your salad to grow. Explain your choices. Which countries around the world would suit your chosen conditions?

Wednesday 18th – class 4 performance

End of term 20th July!!! – leavers assembly.

Mel’s last week

 

Quality Texts:

 The Little Gardener, The world came to my place today- book link.

Guided reading: Tiny seed, Eddies Garden, Secrets of the Vegetable, Oliver’s fruit salad, garden)

 

 

 

Welcome back everybody.  I hope you all had a lovely half term and you are ready for the term ahead. We now only have 7 weeks left of this school year.

We have many exciting things planned this term and our big question will be: How can we grow our own salad?

Over the next few weeks we will be exploring growth and our environment. We will be completing challenges to answer the following questions:

What do vegetables need to survive?

Would our vegetables grow in the Congo?

Can you create a self-portrait using fruit and vegetables?

Can you paint the school landscape in the style of John Constable?

Would your salad grow in the North pole?

Where would the best place for your salad to grow?

 In RE the children will be exploring serving days and holidays and the journey in love. We will also be learning about Sikhism. In Literacy activities we will be developing our understanding of setting descriptions. We will be studying the text ‘The Little Gardener’. During guided reading activities we will be using texts such as ‘The tiny seed’, ‘Eddie’s Garden’, ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’, ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’. In phonics we will be continuing to teach and consolidate phases 3, 4 and 5. Year 1 spelling tests will be moving to a Friday morning.

 It is vital that your children have the opportunity to read to you, practice the sounds and tricky words introduced and record them. Please do set aside some time to complete small tasks with your child and I will continue to provide homework on a Thursday. Please encourage writing at home as much as possible focussing on letter formation and sentence structure. Maths sessions will be focused on place value, time and money. In topic we will be exploring healthy foods from around the world and plant growth. In art the children will be studying the work of John Constable and creating some painted landscapes. We will also explore the work of Guiseppe Arcimboldo. In computing we will continue out work on completing tasks and creating algorithms.

 We have started new weekly challenge cards which work in a similar way to the job’s board. Children are encouraged to complete 8 focus activities in their continuous provision time. Once a task has been completed and seen by an adult the child collects a stamp. At the end of the week children are awarded a house point for each challenge completed. Extra house points are given to the children displaying their learning powers to support their learning.

 The phonic screening tests for year one will commence the week beginning Monday 11th June and the outcome reported to you in their school report later this term.

 This year the whole school we be taking part in a whole school trip to Bewilderwood on Monday 25th June 2018. Details on a separate letter. The school summer fete will be Friday 29th June. On Friday 13th July we would like to invite you to spend the afternoon with us in class, sharing in all the work the children have completed and participating in some practical experiences. More details to follow– please add these dates to your diaries!

 This term is our transition term therefore the whole school will take part in move up sessions to spend time in their new classrooms and the children starting in September will be joining us for three afternoon sessions to meet our current reception and teachers.

 Please can we ensure the items brought in for class one news are relevant to our current topic to enhance our learning opportunities. Last term the special shelf became very full, therefore please limit the amount of things your child brings in from home. Many thanks.

 PE

We will be focusing on Athletics and preparation for sports day for the rest of this term. (sports day Wednesday 10th July)

 Reminders:

Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit and long hair tied up. Please ensure a water bottle, sun cream and a sun hat is in school each day.

 Children will no longer have pink homework books. Homework will be placed inside the blue diaries and collected in. Spellings will be stuck in the blue diaries each week.

 

Class: One

Topic: Yucky Worms (Plants)

Term: Summer 1

NC main focus:

Science:

Plants

 Sc1/2.1a    identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees

 

Sc1/2.1b    identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees

Human and Physical Geography Ge1/1.3a    identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles

Scratch

Co2/1.2    create and debug simple programs

 

E-Safety Day

Co2/1.6    use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about material on the internet or other online technologies

Bamboo JS- Hour of Code- Pre reader

Co2/1.1    understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions

Co2/1.1    understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions

Design a plant pot

BIG QUESTION: Why are Earth worms so helpful?

Pre learning task:

 

What do you know about plants:

Create a flower diagram full of information about plants.

 

What would you like to know about plants:

Write any questions you may have around your flower.

 

Monday 16th April: Wow day: Create a layered wormery and go on a worm hunt.

 

Cold: Write a letter to the whale telling him about your Easter Holiday

Amber: Write a letter to an underappreciated worm

Hot: Write a letter to an underappreciated rain cloud

WOW factor: wk 1-3: 16th April – 20th April 2018

Q1: What could we plant at school?

 

Challenge 1: How many different plants do we have in our school environment? Complete an audit of plants and trees around the school.

 

Challenge 2: What types of plants do we have in our school environment? Categorise the plants found based on their features and justify decisions.

 

Challenge 3: Which plant would you like to grow? Choose your favourite plant from one you have investigated and label each part of that plant.

 

Challenge 4: What will you do to insure that your plant grows and survives? Create a plan for success detailing how you will look after your plant.

 

Reception: Cress head experiment: Children plant and grow cress in different conditions to identify ideal conditions.

Wow day: Create a layered wormery with soil, sand and leaves and then go worm hunting.

 

Literacy: Yucky worms power of reading sequence and talk for writing cold, amber and hot tasks. (Letter writing)

RE: Resurrection (WTL) Serving days and holidays (Pentecost)  (Come and see)

DT: Design, make and evaluate a flower pot

Charanga – Growing and us

Farm/ garden centre trip.

 

 

Cold Task: Write a letter to the whale telling him about your Easter Holidays.

Wk1-3

Wk1: Thursday 1-1:45 oral health assembly, Friday 20th MW out.

Wk2: Monday 23rd St George’s day. Wednesday – writing review/ working party. Thursday 26th – reading review.

Wk 3: Thursday 3rd May assembly 1:05pm. Friday 4th – star wars day.

Wk 4: 7th May- 11th May 2018

 Q What sort of plant pot would be best suited for your plant?

Challenge: Design, make and evaluate your own plant pot for you chosen plant.

Miss Whyte’s Birthday

Thursday 10th Mary procession.

Amber Task: Write a letter to an underappreciated worm

Wk 5: 14th May- 18th May 2018

Q Would your plant grow in the Congo?

Challenge: Investigate the climate and weather patterns in the Congo and in groups present a weather report.

Which plants grow in cold countries?

Challenge: Investigate the climate and weather patterns in the North Pole and in groups present a weather report.

(Children split into 2 groups and report to the other group/ other group to record what they have learnt from the presentation)

Which plants grow in the UK? Create an information leaflet for a garden centre detailing weather patterns across a week and over a year

 

SATS Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Task: Write a letter to an underappreciated rain cloud.

Miss Keiley’s Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

E-saftey day Wednesday 23rd

Ignite retreat (Mary) 24th May at st benets

Wk 6: 21st May – 25th May 2018 (Computing Week)

 

E-Safety Day

Co2/1.6    use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about material on the internet or other online technologies

Bamboo JS- Hour of Code- Pre reader

Co2/1.1    understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions

Co2/1.1    understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions

Quality Texts:

 Yucky Worms : https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=yucky+worms&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=186539389365&hvpos=1t1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6382970134213069450&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006890&hvtargid=kwd-17489143566&ref=pd_sl_9s4vl3i36g_e

 

Wiggling worms at work: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wiggling-Worms-Lets-Read-Find-Out-Science/dp/0064451992

Welcome back to our final term of the year! Doesn’t time fly! So many great experiences are ahead of class 1 this term. We cannot wait! The year so far has been filled with some fantastic experiences. I am sure you will all agree that the children are very busy bees indeed. The children of class one are working hard each day and enjoying school life. Keep it up class one!

The children immersed themselves into our last topic of the titanic and loved hearing the stories and exploring the history of such an incredible ship. Our class prayer bear has been a great success and thank you for embracing him into your homes. The children really look forward to hearing his adventures each week.

 Please do keep checking tapestry to see what we have been learning in class and please feel free to upload learning experiences from home as these all contribute to your child’s learning journey.

Our big question this half term will be: Why are Earthworms so helpful?

Each week we will be focusing on an enquiry question related to our topic, which the children will investigate.

These include:

What could we plant at school?

Challenge 1: How many different plants do we have in our school environment?

Challenge 2: What types of plants do we have in our school environment?

Challenge 3: Which plant would you like to grow?

Challenge 4: What will you do to insure that your plant grows and survives?

What sort of plant pot would be best suited for your plant?

Challenge: Design, make and evaluate your own plant pot for you chosen plant.

Q Would your plant grow in the Congo?

Challenge: Investigate the climate and weather patterns in the Congo and in groups present a weather report.

Which plants grow in cold countries?

Challenge: Investigate the climate and weather patterns in the North Pole and in groups present a weather report.

Which plants grow in the UK? Create an information leaflet for a garden centre detailing weather patterns across a week and over a year

 

In RE the focus will be Resurrection, Serving days and holidays (Pentecost). In literacy we will be focusing on the text; Yucky worms. The children will explore this as a non-fiction text and explore the features of writing a letter. Lessons will include skills teaching of spelling, grammar and punctuation.  In maths we will be learning about multiplication and division, fractions, position and direction. In science we will be looking at the plants and weather. We will be spending lots of time outside exploring the garden. Please ensure your child has a sun hat in school and named sun cream which they can apply themselves. (if the sun makes an appearance) In geography we will be identifying seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. Our music sessions will consist of singing songs about growth. PE sessions will continue to be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mrs Rogers and Mrs Nicholls will be teaching Art, Design and computing and will be focusing on designing a plant pot and algorithms. If you have any items or knowledge that may support us in our learning this term and you are willing to share, please see me.

 During our reception phonic sessions this term we shall continue with phase 3 of letters and sounds. Please do keep up the good work by recapping sounds already learnt and blending simple words as well as sharing a book with your child and hearing them read. Do keep referring to the tricky word sheet. Please encourage your children to write independent sentences, list etc at every opportunity.

 In year 1 phonic sessions we will continue with phase 5 sounds and spelling rules. Please do regularly practice these and encourage the children to read examples of real and nonsense words. The Phonicsplay website has some great free games that you can play at home to support this. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

We have the year 1 phonics screening test coming up in June. I have information sheets for all parents and will arrange an information session for you to attend, so you are aware of what is expected during the test and to ask any questions. Keep an eye on the diary for a date and time.

 Please use your sound and tricky word sheets when completing any writing or reading activities at home. If you require another copy do let me know. Year 1 Children will be actively encouraged to use cursive handwriting in all lessons. Below is an example of cursive handwriting.

 The proposed timetable of our week is displayed on the learning wall. However due to the nature of the Early Years Curriculum this is subject to changes for the reception children.

Homework – As before the theme of the work will alternate between literacy and numeracy each week. Reception children will also have sounds and tricky words to practice. Year 1 will have a reading book and spellings to learn which will be given on a Thursday and tested in our literacy session. Year 1 will have tricky words and high frequency words to learn also. It is expected that each child takes part in at least 10 minutes of reading each day.

 

Timetable of important events.

Monday

Please ensure that each day reading books and reading logs are placed in the reading book tub first thing.

 

Tuesday

PE with Miss Whyte

Wednesday

PE with Miss Gates, Reading books changed

Thursday

Mrs Rogers and Mrs Nicholls teaching PM. Home/school diaries updated by Miss Whyte. Homework given. Spellings tested. Prayer bear sent home.

Friday

 Reading book change if needed.

Please see homework books for this week’s home challenge. If there is anything you would like to discuss further, please don’t hesitate to contact me.   Miss Whyte


Class one were joined by the Tuesday mother and toddler On Tuesday 13th March and enjoyed celebrating our love of books. We read two of our most loved stories; The Gruffalo and We’re going on a bear hunt. Class 1 loved sharing their classroom and we made bear masks, paw print biscuits, Gruffalo crumble bird food and explored a sensory tray sequence of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ we will have another get together in the summer term.

 The children enjoyed a fabulous trip to colchester zoo to assist our topic of animals from around the world. The children took part in a explore session with a zoo keeper. The children were able to find out about animal artefacts.

 

On Monday 19th March Class 1 had their class assembly. The children chose 2 songs to perform to the school, their parents and carers. These were 'This little light of mine' and 'There is someone who knows me'. The theme of the assembly was 'Jesus is the light of the world' Each child wrote and shared a prayer for things they are thankful for and displayed some sketches of our church. The children also shared their thoughts on what light means to them and our church. Please see above the wonderful sketches of our church.

 

Thursday 1st March 2018.

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We had a very successful half term learning about the snail and the whale. The children are still very keen on last half term’s big question focus: What has a whale seen?  The children had a particular interest in the Titanic when we studied Belfast so alongside our existing big question, our big question this half term will be: What happened to the titanic?

Each week we will be focusing on an enquiry question related to our topic, which the children will investigate.

These include:

Q1: What happened to the Titanic?

Q2: How do we know about the titanic?

Q3: Who travelled on the titanic?

Q4: What is it like in Russia compared to the Uk?

Q5: What would the whale trail look like?

Q6: What have you learnt about the whale and his journey?

 

In literacy we will be focusing on the text; The storm whale. The children will explore this as a non-fiction text and explore the features of writing instructions. Lessons will include skills teaching of spelling, grammar and punctuation.  In maths we will be learning about place value to 50 and measurement. In science we will be looking at the seasons and weather. In geography we will be exploring geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country. In history we will be focusing on the titanic an event beyond living memory that is significant nationally. Our music sessions will consist of singing songs from around the world. The children will be learning Yoga and dance with me and multi skills with Miss Gates in PE. In addition to my yoga sessions we will be creating an expressive dance piece to accompany our whale and world topic with some composed music from the children. Mrs Rogers and Mrs Nicholls will be teaching Art and Design and will be focusing on modern art and collage. In computing the children will be learning about simple algorithms. In RE the focus will be Lent and prayer. 

 

If you have any items or knowledge that may support us in our learning this term and you are willing to share, please see me.

 

During our reception phonic sessions this term we shall continue with phase 3 of letters and sounds. Please do keep up the good work by recapping sounds already learnt and blending simple words as well as sharing a book with your child and hearing them read. Do keep referring to the tricky word sheet.

 

In year 1 phonic sessions we will continue with phase 5 sounds and spelling rules. Please do regularly practice these and encourage the children to read examples of real and nonsense words. The Phonicsplay website has some great free games that you can play at home to support this. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm Before the end of term I will arrange a Phonic test information session. Keep an eye on the diary for any important dates. Please use your sound and tricky word sheets when completing any writing or reading activities at home. If you require another copy do let me know. Year 1 Children will be actively encouraged to use cursive handwriting in all lessons. Below is an example of cursive handwriting.

The proposed timetable of our week is displayed on the learning wall. However due to the nature of the Early Years Curriculum this is subject to changes for the reception children.

Homework –The theme of the work will alternate between literacy and numeracy each week. Reception children will also have sounds and tricky words to practice. Year 1 will have a reading book and spellings to learn which will be given on a Thursday and tested in our literacy session. Year 1 will have tricky words and high frequency words to learn also. It is expected that each child takes part in at least 10 minutes of reading each day.

 On Monday mornings each week the reception children will share their ‘Class 1 News’. This is a social time for children to share any special events that they have experienced, a time to share a toy of particular interest or to bring in an item that relates to our current topic. It is very similar to a show and tell activity. After we have shared our news we record it by drawing and writing. Any items that are brought in are stored on our ‘Special Shelf’ for safe keeping. Please discourage all children from bringing in items for the special shelf unless they are related to Monday’s Reception class one news or our current topic. Thank you.

 

PE for Class 1 will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child’s full PE kit is in school all week and clearly named. Thank you. Please do ensure your children have wellies and a waterproof coat in school at all times.

Timetable of important events.

Monday

Please ensure that each day reading books and reading logs are placed in the reading book tub first thing.

 

Tuesday

PE with Miss Whyte

Wednesday

PE with Miss Gates, Reading books changed

Thursday

Mrs Rogers and Mrs Nicholls teaching PM. Home/school diaries updated by Miss Whyte. Homework given. Spellings tested. Prayer bear sent home.

Friday

 Library books will be changed and recorded in the reading logs. Reading book change if needed.

 

SUMMER TERM 1 NEWSLETTER 2018 

SPRING TERM 2018

Thursday 4th January 2018.

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Happy New Year and welcome back everybody.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your Christmas cards, gifts and thank you messages. Both Mrs Rogers and I were overwhelmed by your kindness.

 

We are looking forward to the year ahead and the adventures we have in store for class 1 in 2018!

This term we will be focusing on the story of The snail and the whale. Our big question focus throughout this half term will be: What has a whale seen?

Each week we will be focusing on an enquiry question related to our topic, which the children will investigate.

These include:

Q1 Where would you go if you were the whale?

Q2 What animals would you see if you were on the whales journey?

Q3 What weather has the whale been through?

Q4 How many different countries could the whale visit in the UK?

Q5 What was your favourite country you found out about and why?

 

In literacy we will be focusing on the text; The snail and the whale. The children will explore this as a non-fiction text and explore the features of writing a report of the whale’s journey around the world. Lessons will include skills teaching of spelling, grammar and punctuation.  In maths we will be learning about place value, number, addition and subtraction. In science we will be looking at categorising animals, the seasons and weather. In geography we will be exploring world maps and the 7 continents and 5 oceans. As well as the 4 countries that make up the UK including their capital cities. Our music sessions will consist of singing songs from around the world. The children will be learning Yoga and dance with me and dance with Miss Gates in PE. In addition to my yoga sessions we will be creating an expressive dance piece to accompany our whale and world topic with some composed music from the children. Mrs Rogers and Mrs Nicholls will be teaching Art and Design and will be focusing on textiles. In computing the children will be learning about simple algorithms. In RE the focus will be families, celebrations and prayer. 

 

If you have any items or knowledge that may support us in our learning this term and you are willing to share, please see me.

 

During our reception phonic sessions this term we shall be moving on to phase 3 of letters and sounds, I have attached an outline of what we shall be focusing on. Please do keep up the good work by recapping sounds already learnt and blending simple words as well as sharing a book with your child and hearing them read. Do keep referring to the tricky word sheet attached as well. (These are words that have to be learnt and are not decodable)  Check the Home/school diary on Thursdays for updates.

 

In year 1 phonic sessions we will continue with phase 5 sounds and spelling rules. Please do regularly practice these and encourage the children to read examples of real and nonsense words. The Phonicsplay website has some great free games that you can play at home to support this. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

 

Please use your sound and tricky word sheets when completing any writing or reading activities at home. If you require another copy do let me know.

 

Year 1 Children will be actively encouraged to use cursive handwriting in all lessons. Below is an example of cursive handwriting.

 

 

Super Sentences! Will continue each week the children will be encouraged to copy the sentences off the board, to practice their pencil grip, letter formation, create or extend a sentence, awareness of sentence structures and writing stamina. On a Friday one child will be selected as the Super Sentence Writer of the week and will celebrate by wearing the super sash in celebration Assembly

 

The proposed timetable of our week is displayed on the learning wall. However due to the nature of the Early Years Curriculum this is subject to changes for the reception children.

 

Homework –The theme of the work will alternate between literacy and numeracy each week. Reception children will also have sounds and tricky words to practice. Year 1 will have a reading book and spellings to learn which will be given on a Thursday and tested in our literacy session. Year 1 will have tricky words and high frequency words to learn also. It is expected that each child takes part in at least 10 minutes of reading each day.

 

On Monday mornings each week the reception children will share their ‘Class 1 News’. This is a social time for children to share any special events that they have experienced, a time to share a toy of particular interest or to bring in an item that relates to our current topic. It is very similar to a show and tell activity. After we have shared our news we record it by drawing and writing. Any items that are brought in are stored on our ‘Special Shelf’ for safe keeping.

 

Please discourage all children from bringing in items for the special shelf unless they are related to Monday’s Reception class one news or our current topic of the world and the snail and the whale. Thank you.

 

PE for Class 1 will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child’s full PE kit is in school all week and clearly named. Thank you.

 

Please do ensure your children have wellies and a waterproof coat in school at all times as our mud kitchen and sand and water areas can get a little soggy at times especially at this time of year.

 

 

 

Timetable of important events.

Monday

Please ensure that each day reading books and reading logs are placed in the reading book tub first thing.

 

Tuesday

PE with Miss Whyte

Wednesday

PE with Miss Gates, Reading books changed

Thursday

Mrs Rogers and Mrs Nicholls teaching PM. Home/school diaries updated by Miss Whyte. Homework given. Spellings tested. Prayer bear sent home.

Friday

 Library books will be changed and recorded in the reading logs. Reading book change if needed.

 

If there is anything you would like to discuss further, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Miss Whyte

 

 Autumn Term 2017

Welcome back to Class 1! It has been a great start to the term; the children have settled well and eager to explore their classroom and school. Thank you to the reception parents for taking the time over the summer to carry out the activities I provided in the welcome pack. This has been a great insight into the children’s likes and interests and will support me in creating a stimulating learning environment for the whole class.

 I am delighted to inform you that Mrs Rogers will be our class teaching assistant supporting your children each day.  Mrs Rogers will be teaching class 1 on a Thursday afternoon when I have my non-contact time and Mrs Talbot will support our class all day on a Thursday.

 The reception children are being well supported by year 1 to learn the classroom routines and how to access the indoor and outdoor activities. They are also finding their way around the school well. They may also tell you about their special number as we have created our own Class 1 number line to support our learning during maths activities.

 We will keep our daily routine very flexible to ensure the children have time to settle into our school well. The proposed timetable of our week is displayed on the learning wall. However due to the nature of the Early Years Curriculum this is subject to changes for the reception children.

 We plan in a flexible, emergent way so that the children’s ideas are valued and may determine the direction for subsequent learning. We recognise that the aims and objectives in the EYFS areas of learning and Year one national curriculum are most effectively delivered when our children are engaged in tasks that have meaning for them. When our children see that we listen to their ideas and that these ideas can change our learning direction, they gain in confidence and will express their ideas further, knowing that their ideas are valued. We record and display this type of planning on a mind map from which we share with the children and yourselves. Mind Maps encourage the children to make connections with previous learning and to link new ideas in a cross curricular way. Ideas are added continually. Do feel free to keep an eye on the board to see what great learning opportunities we have and will have.

 The current topic for this half term is Space. In literacy we will be focusing on the texts Man on the Moon, Aliens Love Underpants and Whatever Next. The children will explore story structure, grammar and punctuation.  In maths we will be learning about place value, number, addition and subtraction. Mrs Rogers will be teaching science to the whole class and the topics are materials and humans. In geography we will be exploring maps and how to use them. In history we will be researching famous astronauts and to celebrate black history month, in our music sessions we will find out about and enjoy the music of Stevie Wonder, Jay Z, Beyonce, Billie Holiday and Jimmy Hendrix. During Art and Design lessons we will be exploring drawing skills and designing rockets. In RE the focus will be the creation story and families. We will also focus on the harvest festival and the British food fortnight.  

 If you have any items or knowledge that may support us in our learning this term and you are willing to share, please see me.

 In your Child’s book bag please find the Home School diary. The aim of this diary is for you to exchange any important information, achievements, worries or anything you feel could be of benefit to your child’s learning. I will write an overview of your child’s week in the diaries and look forward to reading your contributions. I will often suggest some tasks to complete at home to return into school to support our current topics. I am always happy to talk to you regarding the work and themes we are currently covering in school or if you have any particular concerns you wish to discuss. I am available at the beginning and end of the school day or you can arrange an appointment so please do come and see me. I will collect the diaries in every Thursday morning and will aim to return them by Friday afternoons.

 Homework – Each child will have a homework book. The theme of the work will alternate between literacy and numeracy each week. Reception children will also have sounds and tricky words to practice. (Reading books will be given towards half term). Year 1 will have a reading book and spellings to learn which will be given on a Thursday and tested in our literacy session. Year 1 will have tricky words and high frequency words to learn also. It is expected that each child takes part in at least 10 minutes of reading each day.

 Reception children will have a Learning Journey celebrating his or her experiences both online and in a scrapbook. Over time it will tell a story about your child; their learning, friends, and the experiences he or she enjoys sharing with others. We will get to know your child as an individual and embrace their interests and ideas. We will work together with you to build this Learning Journey as a record of your child’s learning during their time in Class 1. Throughout the year there will be opportunities when you will be invited to look through, and contribute to, your child's Learning Journey, but we encourage you to contribute and look through on a more informal, regular basis. We also encourage you to talk with your child about their Learning Journey and feel free to add in family photographs or other things of significance for your child. This year we will be using a scrapbook approach to record your child’s learning as well as an electronic learning journey which you will be able to access safely on online. I will set Tapestry up in the next few weeks. I will keep you informed.

 Year 1 children will continue to have their learning shared on tapestry as well as having subject books which will be available for you to look at throughout the year. Please do continue to share your home learning on tapestry.

 Have you got the WOW factor?’ is our Class 1 reward system and each child can achieve a WOW for a variety of reasons. For example following our class rules or producing a fabulous piece of work. For every 10 WOW’s the children achieve, they are awarded a certificate.

This will be used to celebrate your children’s achievements both at school and at home. Please feel free to use the WOW clouds available in the classroom to display them. These will be personal to each child. The year 1 children know this system well, therefore this year we have another element to the wow wall which is for every 10 wow factor points they achieve they will receive a star in the jar. These stars will contribute to a whole class treat during the term.

 We will also continue to have a star of the week which will be awarded to one child on a Monday to celebrate their efforts and achievements in Class 1 from the previous week.

 On Monday mornings each week the reception children will share their ‘Class 1 News’. This is a social time for children to share any special events that they have experienced, a time to share a toy of particular interest or to bring in an item that relates to our current topic. It is very similar to a show and tell activity. After we have shared our news we record it by drawing and writing. Any items that are brought in are stored on our ‘Special Shelf’ for safe keeping.

 PE for Class 1 will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school all week and clearly named. Thank you.

 We do have aprons available but due to the fact that our Class enjoy exploring lots of fabulous sometimes messy activities, would it be possible for all children to bring in an old t shirt or shirt to be worn over their uniform for those particularly messy activities. Please could they be named and can be left on the children’s pegs. Don’t forget to ensure the children have wellies in school at all times too. Thank you.

 Now our class covers two curriculums parent stay and share mornings will be scheduled in on a Friday morning every few weeks, dates will be shared in home school diaries.

 From Monday as the Year 1 children are very aware of our routines I recommend that the children line up in their number line order in the playground and enter the classroom independently each morning. Reception parents may come in and settle their children this term if you wish to do so.

 Timetable of important events.

Monday

Please ensure that each day reading books and reading logs are placed in the reading book tub first thing.

 

Tuesday

PE with Miss Whyte

Wednesday

PE with Miss Gates, Reading books changed

Thursday

Mrs Rogers and Mrs Talbot teaching PM. Home/school diaries updated by Miss Whyte. Homework given. Spellings tested.

Friday

 Library books will be changed and recorded in the reading logs. Reading book change if needed.

SUMMER TERM 2017

 

Welcome back to our final term of the year! Doesn’t time fly! So many great experiences are ahead of class 1 this term. We cannot wait!

 

It was fantastic to see you all at parents evening last term to celebrate all of your children’s achievements and next steps. I am sure you will all agree that the children are very busy bees indeed. The children of class one are working hard each day and enjoying school life. Keep it up class one!

 

Congratulations to Charlie, who won our Daffodil painting competition last term. Limes Farm holiday cottages donated a beautiful bunch of flowers for us to paint and now Charlie’s beautiful painting has pride of place in one of the holiday cottages for all to enjoy, when holidaying in Ludham, Norfolk.

 

Over the next 6 weeks class 1 will be thoroughly enjoying our fantastic new outdoor area as well as immersing ourselves into the topic of growth. An overview of all the activities we will explore is displayed on the learning wall. Some activities include creating our own garden centre, exploring what might live in our gardens and enjoying the traditional tale of Jack and the beanstalk. As always the topics will evolve with the children’s current interests so keep an eye on the learning wall.

 

During this term, we will be looking at changes over time and how we have grown. I will be encouraging the children to create a timeline of their lives over the past 5 years. If you are able to share a picture of your child from each year (birth to now) or one of your child as a baby that would be great. Thank you.

 

Just a reminder of a few changes to our Class 1 routines:

On a Monday we will still run a Class 1 news session. This is a social time for us to share any special events that have happened or anything the children would like to bring in that is related to our learning. ‘Our special things’ shelf is in our carpet area for children to place any items they bring from home whilst in school. Towards the end of last term the special shelf was very full, therefore this term can we encourage the children to bring in items that support our current topic. Thank you. Don’t forget that you can always upload a picture of your child with their special item to tapestry and we can share this with the class.

 

In the mornings we will return to our previous routine of children selecting their own lunch with their name on the board and putting their belongings away. The children will have choosing time for 5-10 minutes before circle time.

 

 A week overview of important events

Monday

Please ensure that each day reading books and reading logs are placed in the reading book tub first thing.

Celebration assembly 2:50pm, all welcome. The previous week’s achievements are celebrated as a whole school. Would be great to see you there.

Tuesday

Mrs Rogers will be teaching pm.

Wednesday

PE with Miss Gates, Home/school diaries updated by Miss Whyte. Reading books changed. Homework given.

Thursday

PE with Miss Whyte.

Friday

 Parent stay and share 8:55 – 9:15am. Library books will be changed and recorded in the reading logs. Reading book change if needed.

 

Children are now able to wear summer uniform in school, please do ensure items are named and on PE days children’s hair tied up.

 

During our phonic sessions this term we shall be consolidating what we have already learnt and pushing on to phase 4 and 5 of letters and sounds. Please do keep up the good work by recapping sounds already learnt and blending simple words as well as sharing a book with your child and hearing them read. Do keep referring to the tricky word sheet given out at parents evening as we will be learning a different one each week. Check the Home/school diary on Wednesday for updates.

 

Please do ensure your children have wellies and a waterproof coat in school at all times as our mud kitchen and sand and water areas can get a little soggy at times especially at this time of year.

 

RE update

 

This term our theme is ‘New Life’.  

 

In the first half of the term the children will hear that Jesus was raised to new life at Easter.  Before the holidays they will have experienced the preparation for Easter in the classroom.  Now they will learn how Jesus went back to his Father in Heaven and promised his friends that one day they would also be able to go to the Father.

 

There will be lots of opportunities to investigate the new life they see all around them in the springtime.

 

You can help your child by:

  • Following the events in the Children’s Bible
  • Finding opportunities to point out to your child the signs of new life in the garden, the parks and in the fields (new lambs, calves, etc.)
  • Pointing out the signs and symbols in church, especially the Paschal candle which is a sign the Jesus is alive and with us

 

This is also a good time to share some little practical activities connected with the garden or, if you do not have a garden, planting up of window boxes, etc.  At bedtime, include prayers that thank God for the new life we see around.

 

PE – over this term we will be focusing on Athletics and team games.

Tapestry Update:

 

This is updated regularly so please do login and keep up to date with your child’s achievements. You are able to leave comments and upload your own observations. If you are having problems logging on please do come and see me.

 

                                              

              

Spring Term 2017


During this term we will be focusing on the main theme of Winter and the weather.


Since returning to school we have explored the story of ‘Stickman’. The children thoroughly enjoyed retelling this story and creating their own story maps to explain Stickman’s adventures! We also looked at the animation of ‘The snowman’, which inspired us to create some winter pictures using a variety of painting techniques as well as some wonderful literacy work in retelling the story with words.


The children decided and helped to create an Ice castle within the classroom and we have made many Artic small world play areas for the children to create stories and adventures.


To support our Winter topic we will have the opportunity to learn about animals that live in cold countries. We will be creating fact files about Artic animals and looking at habitats of animals from around the world. We will be taking part in science experiments to explore, how Artic animals keep warm and what makes ice melt? We will also be comparing the weather from the UK with the Artic. The children will also investigate how we can keep warm in Winter.


During Phonics we will be concentrating on learning the Phase 3 digraphs as well as consolidating all of our phase 2 knowledge. The children are developing their confidence in blending and segmenting sounds and applying them during literacy activities and throughout their independent learning.


I will also be introducing the children to cursive handwriting as this is used within our school. Learning the letter formation in Reception will ease the transition into Year 1 handwriting expectations. 
            

  

Super Sentences! Will be introduced this term. Each week the children will be encouraged to copy the sentences off the board, to practice their pencil grip, letter formation and awareness of sentence structures and writing stamina. On a Friday one child will be selected as the Super Sentence Writer of the week and will celebrate by wearing the super sash in celebration Assembly on Monday.


We also have our ‘Question of the week’ which invites the children to ask the class a question related to our learning to encourage speaking and listening skills as well as improving their writing skills.


In maths we are concentrating on Shape, Space and Measure and the children are thoroughly enjoying making arrangements with 2D and 3D shapes. It is wonderful to hear the children using mathematical language in their play. During the term we will be exploring length, height, weight, capacity and time.


As always our topics will evolve with the children’s current interests so keep an eye on the learning wall.


Just a reminder of the Class 1 routines:
On a Monday we will still run a Class 1 news session. This is a social time for us to share any special events that have happened or anything the children would like to bring in that is special to them or related to our learning. ‘Our special things’ shelf is in our carpet area for children to place any items they bring from home whilst in school.


A week overview of important events
 Please ensure in the morning that reading books and reading logs are placed in the reading book tub first thing.
Monday
Reading books will be changed. Please ensure in the morning that reading books and reading logs are placed in the reading book tub first thing.
Tuesday
PE with Miss Whyte - Yoga
Wednesday
PE with Miss Gates - Dance, Library books will be changed and recorded in the reading logs.
Thursday
Home/school diaries updated by Miss Whyte. Mrs Rogers teaching in PM.
Friday
Parent stay and share 8:55 – 9:15am. Reading book change if needed.


During this half term, our R.E. theme is ‘Getting to know Jesus’.


With memories of Christmas still fairly fresh, the children will be learning that Jesus has a great love for each one of us and will be encouraged to think of ways in which we can show our love for him.


At home you can help your child by:
 Reminding your child that the gifts received at Christmas are a sign of your love. By saying thank you for those gifts we are also showing love.
 Sharing Bible stories with them. If you do not already have a children’s Bible you might like to think about buying one of the many beautifully illustrated versions that are available.
 Focusing on the stories of Jesus caring for and curing people who are ill.
 Visiting the church when it is quiet and lighting a candle and saying a prayer.
 Encouraging your child to make a card for a relative friend or neighbour who is ill as a way of showing their love and care.
 Sharing bedtime prayers with your child and remembering family and friends who are ill.
Tapestry is updated regularly so please do login and keep up to date with your child’s achievements. You are able to leave comments and upload your own observations.

                                                              

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Autumn 2016

Welcome to a brand new school year!

It has been a great start to the term; the children have settled well and eager to explore their classroom and school.

 The children have quickly learnt about the classroom routines and how to access the indoor and outdoor activities.

 The current topic for this half term is Autumn, we will complete similar tasks as the children in class 2 as they are also learning about Autumn. During this term we will be celebrating international literacy day, Roahl Dahl day and British food fortnight. There will be a focus on nocturnal animals, light and dark and the stories ’we’re going on a leaf hunt’, ‘Oliver’s vegetables’ and ‘Pumpkin soup’. We are developing our emergent writing, number work, natural curiosity and positive attitudes to new experiences during this term.

We plan in a flexible, emergent way so that the children’s ideas are valued and may determine the direction for subsequent learning. We recognise that the aims and objectives in the EYFS areas of learning are most effectively delivered when our children are engaged in tasks that have meaning for them. When our children see that we listen to their ideas and that these ideas can change our learning direction, they gain in confidence and will express their ideas further, knowing that their ideas are valued. We record and display this type of planning on a mind map from which we share with the children and yourselves.

Curriculum Meeting More details about our curriculum planning and, in particular, the teaching of reading and writing will be given at the next Class 1 meeting on Thursday 6th October at 2pm.

On Monday mornings each week we will share ‘Class 1 News’. This is a social time for children to share any special events that they have experienced, a time to share a toy of particular interest or to bring in an item that relates to our current topic. It is very similar to a show and tell activity, developing our speaking and listening activities. After we have shared our news we record it by drawing and writing. Any items that are brought in are stored on our ‘Special Shelf’ for safe keeping.

We have begun teaching phase 2 phonics and the children are enjoying this learning adventure.

PE for Class 1 will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday.

 RE: During this first half of the Autumn Term the children will be learning about God’s World, God’s Family and Belonging.

 They are currently having the opportunity to hear about the things that God has created and to know that He asks us to care for our world. The children will begin to appreciate that God made each one of us different and special and that he cares for us all.

 

During the first half of the summer term, we focused on growth and living things. We developed a vegetable patch in our outside area. We loved retelling and writing about Jack and the beanstalk. We learnt about how to care for plants and how to keep healthy. Even growing some amazing sunflowers!

In the second half of the summer term we embraced the topic of adventures. We focused on holidays, travel and transport, habitats, different environments, animals and the community. Each week we embarked on a different adventure from travelling to space to visiting a jungle.

The children have participated in a variety of activities relating to space including making moon rock cakes, naming and finding out about our solar system. We even tried to recreate it in the classroom! We wrote our own space information books. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing space themed stories especially Whatever Next, which inspired us to create our own rockets.

The children enjoyed becoming explorers and finding out about our world. We explored where animals live, looking at the globe and a variety of maps. We have learnt the definitions of an herbivore, carnivore and omnivore. We have spent time sorting the animals and talking about camouflage. We looked at the habitats of a variety of animals and what they need to survive. We were very lucky to have a trip to Africa Alive where we found out about African animals and took part in a jungle animal encounter meeting giant land snails, millipedes and cockroaches.

 

On the Tuesday 15th March Class 1 from St Edmund’s and St Benet’s went on their very first trip to Easton Farm Park. We were lucky enough to meet many baby animals and explore a working farm. We had lots of fun on the adventure playground and loved our trip around the farm on the bug barrel ride! The children have enjoyed writing recounts of their trip and many farm themed activities.

 

During this summer term we will be focusing on growth and traditional tales. Starting with Jack and the beanstalk. The children were very excited to see the beanstalk that has appeared in our classroom.

 

Here are a few Ideas to support your child’s learning at home:

Develop their independence by encouraging your child to get dressed themselves.

When you are out and about, point out signs and words in the environment.

Share a story together, talk about the book. What was your favourite part of the story? What is happening in the picture?

Play ‘I spy’ games

Sing rhymes together – especially number rhymes like 5 little specked frogs, 5 fat sausages, 10 green bottles.

Pointing out numbers in the environment.

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Spring 2/2016 We have many exciting things planned this term and some of the topics we will explore include healthy living, traditional stories and Easter. We will also have our first school trip!

We are continuing to progress well with learning our phase 3 phonics and applying them throughout our learning.  Last term we covered many topics selected by the children, they especially enjoyed become scientists and carrying out experiments! we made noodles dance and a volcano erupt!

We have introduced super sentences into our classroom! Has been working very well and will continue this term. Each week the children will be encouraged to copy the sentences off the board, to practice their pencil grip, letter formation and awareness of sentence structures and writing stamina. On a Friday one child will be selected as the Super Sentence Writer of the week and will celebrate by wearing the super sash!

This term I am introducing an activity board where the children will have specific activities to go to whilst exploring the continuous provision. It is to encourage independent learners and to celebrate educational achievements. Children will receive a WOW point when they have completed their tasks.

The ‘Have you got the WOW factor?’ board continues to be a success and many certificates have already been presented. Keep up the good work class 1!

As a whole school we have introduced learning powers and to aid us on our education journey. To help us to remember these we have 4 new characters in our class.

The first is Roger the Rhino who teaches us resilience so we are learning to keep going even if our work is difficult we do not give up! We find ways not to be distracted by others. If we try, try, try the we can, can, can! The children are often heard reminding themselves and others to not give up when it becomes a little tricky!

The second character is Andy the Ant, he teaches us reciprocity, so we are learning to collaborate with our friends. Sometimes working together is the best way to learn, we can share ideas with our friends and take great ideas from books and the internet. We work as a team to reach our goals!

The third character is   Barry the Beaver, he teaches us resourcefulness, so we are learning that lots of things in our classroom can help us learn. If we can use a number line or sound mat we might not need to ask for help from our teacher. We can even ask our peers.

The final character is Tom the Tortoise, Tom teaches us reflectiveness, so we learn how to slow down and think about our work. For example we check our writing makes sense and that we have done the best we can.

These characters are part our class and well and truly loved, they take pride of place on the special shelf.

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Welcome back!

In our first few weeks back in school we have focused on  Winter, animal habitats, dinosaurs and hospitals . The children have also enjoyed having their very own train station in the classroom as it has led to many adventures!

We have also investigated animal habitats, mainly focusing on under the sea.  The children have shown a particular interest in mermaids and whales.

Please see above for a few snapshots of our activities. these include sugar cube ice mountains, jelly swamps and hospital role play.

 

 

Autumn Term 2/2015

During our phonic sessions the children have made great progress with their letter recognition and writing of some words and short sentences. We have continued to concentrate on blending and segmenting activities using our phase 2 sounds. We have also been practicing some tricky words.

This term we have also enjoyed learning about Diwali (the Hindu festival of light).

During Parliament week we focused on British Values .We have carried out many activities to develop and extend our understanding of friendships, respecting each other and working together. The children have explored colour mixing with a friend using hand painting. We have also talked about our Prime Minister and what his job is. We have made the Houses of Parliament out of Junk modelling resources and construction resources. We also participated in some activities related to the Queen of our Country and built her palace!

 In December Class 1 and 2 performed the school Nativity ‘A Miracle in Town’ to family and friends the children worked very hard to learn their words and actions along with the song lyrics. I think everyone who saw the show will agree with me that all children did a fantastic job!!

The Class 1 children have completed their first full term in School, the time has flown by! We have achieved so much since September and it is great to see the children enjoying school.

We were also very lucky to have a visit from our local Postman who delivered us all a letter from Santa.

 

 

We enjoyed a very exciting visit from a Suffolk fire fighter on the 4th November 2015. The children thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the kit and asked lots of questions! The children are keen to explore our class fire engine and fire station. Class 1 is a very safe place to be with a whole class of fire fighters in training!

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term 1/2015

What a busy first half term we have had. The children happily settled into their new environment and we have embarked on our learning adventure together. In the first few days we created our own ‘Class Promises’ to ensure we work hard as a class to create a happy, engaging learning environment.

In the first few weeks as we found our way around the school we all enjoyed sharing the story; ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ and have created a wonderful display in the library. As the children were so involved in learning about bears, we looked at many other bear stories. A particular favourite was ‘Whatever Next?’ as we all went to the moon…

 We all really enjoyed acting out the story of Goldilocks and the three bears; writing our own letters to the bears, making oat biscuits and sharing a story with own special bear at a picnic. We particularly loved making our own sandwiches to share. We have tried our hand at building and used a variety of resources to build houses. We have really enjoyed learning the Goldilocks’ song and have explored many activities talking about size. We have created shopping lists to ensure the bears have enough food in their house .

Recently we have shown an interest in the world around us and carried out many Autumn activities including; Autumn walks around the school and at home, conker counting and Autumn art. We love being outside!

The children have shown a keen interest in mini beasts resulting in us becoming investigators, making our own mini beast information books and taking part in many bug craft and number activities concentrating on our counting skills.

 In PE this half term we have practiced our throwing and catching skills, negotiating pathways when running and developing our listening skills.

In our RE lessons we have been learning about the creation story and Baptism and the children thoroughly enjoyed activities relating to these.

On the week beginning 19th October, the whole school learnt about Judaism, Thank you to all the Parents who came to our stay and share morning on Thursday 22nd to create some Jewish crafts. A great time was had by all!

 

 

We enjoyed collecting and counting the conkers from the enormous tree in our playground!
We enjoyed collecting and counting the conkers from the enormous tree in our playground!
The children have shown a keen interest in minibeasts. We made spiders and carefully counted their legs.
The children have shown a keen interest in minibeasts. We made spiders and carefully counted their legs.
We enjoyed making some Autumn art and made our very own Hedgehog!
We enjoyed making some Autumn art and made our very own Hedgehog!