Thursday, 26 November 2020

Getting creative!

The children in Early Years have settled in amazingly well, especially as lots of them hadn't been able to go to nursery before coming to school this year. We have spent time learning different sounds in phonics and are starting to read simple words using these sounds. We have mostly been practising careful counting and writing numbers in maths activities.

The children have enjoyed getting creative in their art areas with different media and materials. We have made 'Numberblocks Stampolines' to look at different ways we can make numbers.  




For Remembrance Day, the children used different printing techniques to create some beautiful poppy art. Some of it is on display in the classrooms and there is a lovely display which combines work from all of the classes in our shared area.


Our new roleplay areas are a big hit! Last half term we had areas linked to our fairy-tales topic. This half term we have a NASA space station, a hairdressers and a doctors surgery. The children have loved exploring the different resources and playing together cooperatively. 


Now we are all busy practising for our Christmas performance which will be filmed on the 8th December. 

 

Friday, 9 October 2020

Year 1

 


 Toys


All the children have been enjoying the new and exciting things that keep arriving in our Toy Box. Most recently we have found a teddy bear and a book ‘The Everywhere Bear’. We loved hearing all about the other books by Julia Donaldson that you liked and other stories about bears that you know.  
In class, the children have been making ‘lost posters’ to help the children in the story find the Everywhere Bear.
     
In History, we became time travelers, finding out what toys children played with in different decades and even found out what the teachers in our class liked to play with when they were younger. Our classroom even turned into a toy museum for us to discover and investigate toys from the past.

 




We have been designing our own pop-up toy in DT and will be making it very soon. The designs the children created were amazing and imaginative. Here are some of the fantastic designs.

         

 

 
                                        

We have enjoyed receiving the lovely work, videos and comments from the children in Year 1 on Seesaw. We always love seeing things you get up to at home and really appreciate all the fantastic support from parents. 

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Welcome to Year 2

All the children have had a great start to Year 2 and have really impressed their teachers. 

We have had a busy start and got straight back into learning lots of new and exciting things. 

In the first week we discovered that there were pictures all over the playground. We soon investigated them and found that they all belonged in a fairy tale. We had a lovely discussion about about the fairy tales that we know really well. In English, we focused on Little Red Riding Hood and have done lots of great descriptive work on the characters. 






Well done Year 2 for an amazing first couple of weeks!










 




Year One


 Well done!

All the children have made a fantastic start to Year 1 and are already enjoying this half term's topic which is

 'A Toy Story' .

In our classrooms a toy box has arrived and we have been finding different things inside including a robot and the story 'Rusty The Squeaky Robot'.  We loved hearing the versions of the story you made at home using your own sound effects!


In science we have identified and described different materials around the school and we linked this to our art lessons when we made fantastic collage robots. 




We are looking forward to finding out what will be in our toy box next week.  We will let you know.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

We can't wait to meet you!

 The Early Years team have been busy getting the classrooms ready for the new children to start in September and things are starting to take shape. We are very excited to welcome the children into Ash, Cherry & Maple Class ready to have lots of fun and learn lots of new things!


There are lots of resources ready for you to use.

We will think about how we can 'Be The Best'.

We will learn lots of new things, like how to read different tricky words!


Monday, 13 July 2020

Week 7 - PSHE


Year 2 - Week 6 - WOW Wall!

We can't believe this is the last week before the summer holidays.  We had such a busy week last week and we are looking forward to what this week will hold.  Last week we finished our autobiographies and we really enjoyed writing them.  Mrs Slater has received some from the children who will be in her class in September and she has really enjoyed reading them.

We have loved Maths this week, looking at fractions and equivalent fractions.  We have worked so hard.  Our favourite topic has been Geography and we are all confident now where the oceans of the world are and we can name the continents too!






We hope that you're all well, we can't wait to see you in September.  Have a good final week!!

Stay safe from Year 2