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Archive for April, 2016

Reception- A Squash and a Squeeze

Friday, 29 April 2016

In Literacy this week we have been reading A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson. We shared the story together during carpet time and then used picture cards to sequence the story. We then thought about all of the Julia Donaldson books that we have read and chose our favourite story to write a book review.

In Maths this week we have been learning about halving, we learnt that halving is sharing something equally, making two equal amounts. We made a certain number of play dough items for our mats and then we had to take away half and explain how much we had left over.

This week in gardening the children worked in pairs and planted runner beans into plastic cups filled with cotton wool, we watered them and are watching the shoots grow.

We have also got 5 caterpillars in our classroom and we are watching them grow each day. In about 2 weeks they will turn into butterflies- we are so excited!

We hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Mrs Fenner and Miss Gill.

 

 

Reception- Monkey Puzzle

Friday, 22 April 2016

In Literacy this week we have been reading the story of Monkey Puzzle  by Julia Donaldson. We chose our favourite animal from the story and  wrote a sentence describing why. For example, I like the  parrot because parrots can fly.

In Maths this week we have been learning about doubling and halving. We used the playdough to double the amount of objects on the playdough mat. We also worked on the snack table and halved the pieces of fruit.

In gardening this week we have planted potatoes and runner beans. We  also watered the herbs and strawberries that we previously planted.

 

 

Maths success and creativity in year 2

Friday, 22 April 2016

It has been another busy week in Year 2. On Tuesday and Wednesday we completed our maths assessments – Mr Barrow, Miss Blower and all of the staff were so proud of our positive attitude and perseverance! We did very well and now Miss Blower knows the parts of maths we find tricky so she can help us learn for the rest of term.

 

We had a brilliant creative morning today. We love our topic area because the whole class have worked as a team. We hope you agree it looks fantastic! In the afternoon we played some team games with the parachute.

 

This week in 3B

Sunday, 17 April 2016

This week in 3B we were busy preparing for our class assembly. The children worked incredibly hard learning their lines, a poem and a song ready to show the school and their parents on Friday morning. On Friday they delivered a great assembly and did themselves proud!

This week in 5E!

Sunday, 10 April 2016

What a busy first week back we’ve had in Year 5!

The week started off with a small group of children going on the hunt for some clues that revealed to us a dragon had been hiding in the schools during the holidays! (Unfortunately, we did find out that Miss Eggleton had put them there on purpose, but it was still fun!) We then used our fantastic descriptive vocabulary to describe them using adjectives ready for a character description of Toothless, the dragon from the popular film and books ‘How to Train Your Dragon’.

We also had some new members of the class join us this week. Tadpoles! One of the children kindly brought in some frogspawn and we have enjoyed watched them grow. They’re much bigger than they were on Tuesday already… maybe we’ll have frogs hopping around the classroom after the weekend!

To finish the week Miss Eggleton made us all look very old… She even made herself look old too! Then we had a go at drawing what our faces might look like when we are 70+. Here is the example that Miss Eggleton drew for us. They will be on the display board soon so come and have a look at all the brilliant artists in 5E!

Who knows what next week will bring….

5E x

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Drawing ourselves with wrinkles!

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Looking for clues.

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Looking for clues.

 

Year 3 Stone Age Day 8th April

Friday, 8 April 2016

Today, we had Stone Age day. People, who had apparently been to the Stone Age period, came to the classroom and shared all their artefacts with us. We saw lots of animal skins which were used for clothes and blankets to keep them warm. We saw weapons like spears, bows and arrows and skinning knifes these were all made from either stone or animal bones. Some people ate woodland ants, grasshoppers, mealworms and beef jerky, these are all types of foods the Stone Age people ate.

In the afternoon we made Fat lamps, these are clay pot lamps that you fill with oil or animal fat, put in natural string for the wick and you then have a candle. We also tried to make an arrow head out of slate. We had to rub the slate against sandstone to sharpen it to a point.

We had an amazing creative day and can’t wait to learn more about the Stone Age people.

Photos will be put up shortly.

All about Spring!

Friday, 8 April 2016

What a lovely first week back after our wet Easter holidays. This week we have been doing lots of preparation for our new gardening topic and testing out what conditions work best for cress growth. We have been reading the story of Jasper’s Beanstalk. We have been adding adjectives to the story to make it more interesting. In Maths we have been sequencing two digit numbers, some of us even had a go at looking at hundredths, tens and ones! We cant wait to transform our garden area this term with lots of yellow daffodils, daisies and sunflowers. Lets hope Jasper the cat likes it!

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Reception- The Gruffalo

Thursday, 7 April 2016

We have had a lovely first week back following the Easter break. This term our topic is ‘Room on the Broom’ and we are looking at a selection of books written by the author Juila Donaldson.

This week we started off by reading one of our favourite stories, The Gruffalo.  In literacy we had a go at designing and describing our very own terrible creature just like Julia did in the story of The Gruffalo. We then wrote a sentence about our creature and why is was so scary. The children also independently wrote a sentence about their favourite character from the Gruffalo and why they liked that character the most. When writing we were making sure that we used capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

In Maths this week we have been looking at numbers 1-20, placing number cards in order and recognising numbers out of sequence. We have also been looking at one more and one less and seeing what we could remember from our previous learning. We looked at a number line and spoke about the numbers that come before and after and this helps us to know what is one more or one less than a given number. We then chose a number card 10-20 and had to match the correct amount of objects to the number.

This week we also enjoyed playing in our new Gruffalo role-play area inside the classroom and our garden centre outdoors.

Mrs Fenner and Miss Gill

Coding in Year 2

Thursday, 7 April 2016

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In computing lessons this week we have been writing a set of instructions to create a computer programme. It has been great fun. Over the next few weeks we will be writing code to make our own computer games for other classes to play!

If you have a welearn365 account look at this link to see some of our creations:

http://www.purplemash.com/displayboard/565ed8e6ff02d128108b4568