We had a wonderful time in Orange Class meeting Miss Angus! We made birthday cards, bookmarks and talked about what we like doing. Miss Angus was so impressed!
This afternoon we visited our allotment to check on the flowers we planted and thankfully they have started to grow! Some are just starting to grow buds so we are looking forward to observing their growth. We enjoyed looking in the green house for the first time and found some tomatoes but they were green so we knew they were not ready to eat yet. We also found carrots, red and white onions, spring onions, lettuce, beans and radishes but again we knew they had to wait a little longer before they could be picked. Some of the children happened to be looking at the pond and noticed a very 'ribberty' frog! He hid from us for a little while but then came back out and sat looking at us all. We also smelt the herbs and spoke about the smells we liked and didn't. Finally, we walked over to Mrs Hopkins' allotment to see what she has been growing. She told us about her strawberries she had grown and how delicious they were!
Blue class were super excited to celebrate the start of The World Cup 2018. We danced, played football, looked at the flags of each country and wished England lots of luck!
We have our very own Hungry little caterpillars; five to be exact! We are super excited to watch them grow bigger and bigger before transforming into butterflies! Next week we will be observing our caterpillars and learning about lifecycle of a butterfly in detail. It's very exciting to have class pets!
Our first ever school trip to Cotswold Farm Park! We had a fantastic day watching Strawberry the cow being milked and Barbara the sheep being sheared, feeding the cheeky goats, holding baby chicks and stroking a guinea pig and rabbit, going on a bumpy tractor ride and exploring the bouncy pillow and zip wire. It was a magical day and Miss Blay was super proud of us all. We were a real credit to the school and to our parents.
Den building - super teamwork and perseverance throughout.
We have been thinking about our wonderful world in RE. This week we planted some wild flowers in our flower bed at the allotment. We thought about the 3 vital things flowers need in order to grow. We are looking forward to going back to check on the growth.
A child brought in a snail they found on the way to school. The children looked after the snail all day and deigned the tuff tray to entertain the snail. The child took the snail home so she could release him into her garden.
Whilst looking through our photographs of our trip, lots of children explained that they hadn't had a go at milking the pretend cow. Fear not, I whipped one up during lunch for all the class to experience! Meet our class cow yet to be named - suggestions welcome! The children remembered that female cows have udders which become full of milk. They also remembered that each cow has 4 teats that can be used to milk with. We all practised our milking by stretching our finger and thumb to make an L shape before carefully pinching them together. We had great fun milking (watering) our cow! The children were great at pretending that the milk was warm rather than cold! They also tried really hard to aim their water in the bowl. Super language linked to capacity was demonstrated all afternoon. We will continue milking her tomorrow too!
We have been reading The Rainbow Fish and enjoyed making some clay fish to represent him.
We have been thinking about halving this week in maths. We have tried really hard with it and are starting to link our knowledge of doubles to our practical halving.
We have been thinking about doubles and how it means we need two of the same thing. We have enjoyed using our fingers to find doubles to 5. We've also learnt a super song - ask us to sing it to you!
We were visited by Dan from Pets at Home who came to talk to us all about his job and the animals in his care. He brought along a python, 2 cockroaches and 2 guinea pigs. We learnt so many interesting facts about each animal and if we wanted to, we were allowed to stroke each animal gently. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us.
We have been thinking about colours and how when mixed together they can make secondary colours. We decided to complete a walking rainbow experiment to see how the primary colours mix together to make secondary. We are excited to observe the colours!
We were very lucky to receive a visit from Krupa, a veterinary nurse at Dragons Veterinary Practice. She talked to us about her job and the animals in her care. She even brought Henry the tortoise along and we learnt many facts about him.
Our spring walk looking for signs of spring. We even had a trip to the allotment to observe the changes.
Look at our fantastic projects we completed over Easter. Miss Blay was super impressed and would like to thank our Mums and Dads for helping us.
Find out what we will be learning about this term in our topic letter.
We have planted some grass seeds and are looking forward to observing the growth of our grass.
Pippa kindly brought in her African land snail called Flash for us all to look after for a couple of days.
We have been thinking about positional language and how to describe where an object is. We have had great fun giving commands to our friends, and teachers (!), and taking our pet unicorn on an exciting journey.
Science Week: Making slime!
Why does the moon have craters?
We are trying super hard to write independent sentences all by ourselves. We looked at a picture of a busy town and wrote what we could see. Miss Blay was so impressed!
Developing our fundamental movement skills
Look at our space inventions! Miss Blay has been super impressed with our visions and ability to assemble the junk modelling together.
World Book Day! Although it was cut short, we had a wonderful morning together showing our fantastic costumes (thank you Mums, Dads and Grandparents), reading lots of stories, participating in the great book swap and going on a trail for missing books hidden around school.
All things space! We have thoroughly enjoyed our first day learning about the wonders of space!
Find out what the children will be learning about this term in the topic letter.
This afternoon we learnt about programming a Bee-Bot to make it travel on a mat. We spoke about how a Bee-Bot follows an algorithm; step by step instructions. We enjoyed programming the Bee-Bot to follow a route on the map.
This afternoon Blue Class were invited to Orange Class to see their stories of Handa's Hen. Miss Angus told us that everyone had worked extremely hard with their counting books and wanted to show us all. So we paired up and listened to someone's counting story. In return we performed our Gingerbread Man storytelling which they thought was fantastic
Miss Blay came into school to find that not only our Gingerbread Man had escaped from the oven but all of his friends we made him had also escaped! We caught them in the act by watching a video of them running out of the oven and into red class. We have spent the morning creating wanted posters that we have stuck up all around school. In service we told year1 and 2 about our cheeky Gingerbread Man so they are also keeping their eyes peeled for him. We have spent all day looking for clues and keeping them as evidence, as well as making posters and stain glassed gingerbread men to entice him home again. Fingers crossed we find him tomorrow as we all miss him very much.
With Mrs Malloy, we have been learning about 3D shapes. Today we had a go at making some using different materials.
Creating sketch maps for the gingerbread man.
Following our gingerbread man hunt the children retraced their route around the school making a journey string as they went. They collected objects and attached them to their string to act as a reminder of all the places where they had found clues. The journey string can be used to help them talk about their search for the elusive gingerbread man.
Building a bridge for the Gingerbread Man to cross the river.
This week the Gingerbread Man sent us on another journey around school to collect ingredients to make a friend for him. We had to read the riddles to determine what ingredient was hiding.
Today the children learnt that Christians welcome children into the faith community through infant baptism and dedication. Reverend Howard and Reverend Elizabeth showed the children what happens at an infant baptism. The children looked at the special clothes a baby would wear and the baptismal candle.
Our special Gingerbread Man was lost somewhere in school. We had to follow picture clues to find him and bring him back safely to his oven home.
We had great fun mixing ingredients to create our salt dough gingerbread men.
Look at our fabulous Gingerbread Men!
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the last two days of term we spent creating beautiful crafts and having a party. Merry Christmas to you all :)
Christmas dinner with our wonderful Christmas jumpers
A King is Born - a fabulous nativity
Weekly Bulletin w.b. 11.12.17
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This afternoon we had a very exciting visit from Mr Rood and his firefighter friends! We spoke about the importance of their job and what their job entails. Firefighter Jim showed us around the fire engine and opened up each shutter to show us the huge tools they use to rescue people with. Mr Rood let us inside the fire engine and we spoke to another firefighter who explained a little more about their job. Outside, we were each allowed to spray water from their huge hose! It was so much fun and we are very thankful to Mr Rood and his friends for taking time out and coming to see us.
This afternoon, I took the children over to our school allotment. We discussed what an allotment is; an allocated space for gardening. We had a quick look at other people's allotments and saw some cabbages growing but other vegetables had sadly died due to the weather. We then found our plot and the children had so much fun exploring our pond, hedgehog house, raised beds which had some purple sprouting broccoli growing, bug hotels and a large wind chime. When the weather warms up we will be planting our own vegetables and we can't wait to try them. We are also looking forward to the green house and shed being constructed as well as the fire pit being made as we could roast some marshmallows! (Watch this space!)
Pantomime workshop. We had a great time learning about the Everyman Theatre's forthcoming production of 'Dick Whittington'. We had fun dressing up and acting out the story
Today we had our Values Day and we focused on 1 of our 6 core values; love. We thought about what it meant to love and show love, we read and acted out the biblical story of The Good Samaritan, we spoke about who we love and why and throughout the day we completed some lovely activities linked to the value of love.
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We have had a busy week learning new sounds during our phonics lessons.
Blue Class were very excited to share photographs with one another of when they were a baby, toddler and now. We ordered them chronologically and identified things we could and couldn't do when we were a baby but what we can do really well now.
This week in PE we have been thinking about jumping. We worked hard to ensure we bent our knees and swung our arms.
This week we will be thinking about the celebration , Diwali; the festival of light. We read the story of Rama and Sita and acted out eating our favourite meals, spring cleaning our homes, buying new clothes and giving presents to our friends like how some Hindu's celebrate Diwali. We then made clay diva pots that are currently drying ready for Thursday where we will place candles inside the and light them. We are very excited.
Magical maths! This week we have been thinking about more and fewer as well as finding one more and one less than a number to 5.