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4th June 2021

Traditional Tales – Jack and the Beanstalk

This week we have been:

Reading the story ‘Jack and the beanstalk’. We have enjoyed telling the story in the sand and outside, we have been planting our own seeds, measuring beanstalks in maths and drawing pictures from the story.

We have been learning the sounds of alphabet and we have now finished them all! I will add some sounds here over the next few weeks that you can explore and play games with at home. This week can you explore the sounds m, a, s, and d. 

In science this week we have been planting seeds. We know that plants need water, sun and time to be able to grow. Also, over the weekend our caterpillars turned into cocoons! We are going to keep them safe and hopefully they will turn into butterflies. 

In RE this week we invited Miss Ali to come and learn with us. We learnt about the Hijab (head scarf) and the prayer mat. We know what Miss Ali does when she goes to mosque and how she prays. We learnt that although Miss Ali looks a little different she is still human like us. We do the same things and should all be treated the same. The children enjoyed playing, eating and learning with Miss Ali. Some of us used our dance scarves as head scarves.  

After half-term we will be:

  • Exploring fantasy stories starting with ‘On the way home’.
  • Revisiting 2D shape looking closely at their properties.
  • Exploring near and far.
  • Learning about the Ascension and Fathers day.

Home learning ideas:

  • Plant and grow your own flowers at home. What did you plant?
  • Play games or practise writing with the sounds m, a, s and d.
  • Design your own butterfly! What do you think our caterpillars/cocoons will turn into?

Messages home:

  • Please note that next week will be half-term so the children will not be in school. Monday 14th June is an inset day so we will see you all in school on Tuesday 15th June.
  • As you are aware we have been sending home texts and messages to ask that the children bring their jumper and a light raincoat to school.  We are outside all the time and the weather is very unpredictable. We want to ensure that we can still learn outside even if its raining.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Bruno and Mrs Lowe

 

28th May 2021

Traditional tales- All the 3’s

This week we have been:

Reading traditional tales with 3 characters. We read the three little pigs, the three billy goats gruff and Goldilocks and the three bears. We have had lots of fun retelling all the stories, building houses and bridges, making porridge, setting the table for the three bears thinking about size and making them food.

In science this week we have been exploring how to make a ball move and which material works best. We have also been watching our caterpillars grow and grow!

Next week we will be:

  • Reading Jack and the beanstalk
  • Exploring measuring linked to the story
  • Planting seeds
  • Continuing learning about road safety
  • Exploring Islam

Home learning ideas:

  • Read the three stories at home and explore making bridges for the goats and houses for the pigs.
  • Encourage the children to set your table at home, do you have different size plates etc?

Messages home:

We know that the weather is getting warmer but can we ask that you make sure the children always have a jumper and coat when they come to school. We use our outside area daily and the weather can change very quickly.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Lowe and Mrs Bruno

21st May 2021

Traditional tales – The wolf!!

This week we have been:

Reading stories that have a wolf in them and thinking about different wolf behaviour. We read ‘A wolf at the door’ ‘Mr Wolfs pancakes’ and ‘Mr wolf moves in’ both of these stories had kind wolves. We also read ‘The three little pigs’ story and that had a bad wolf. We have also been designing our own wolves!

In maths this week we have been learning about symmetry. We linked this to ‘The very hungry caterpillar story’ and made symmetrical butterflies.

This week we also read the ‘The very hungry caterpillar’. We have been learning about caterpillars and butterflies because we received some live caterpillars in the post! We are going to look after them and watch them grow and change. We also made a very large class caterpillar, some butterflies an egg on a leaf and some cocoons!

In RE this week we read a story from the bible called ‘Jonah and the whale’ it was a strange story but we learnt we must listen to God.

Next week we will be:

  • Reading and exploring the traditional tales ‘The three little pigs/The three Billy goats gruff/Goldilocks and the three bears’.
  • Learning about size.
  • Exploring force.

Home learning ideas:

  • Do you know these sounds? a, m, s, d. Can you think of something that has this sound at the beginning? Can you write this word in your green book?
  • Can you make a symmetrical picture/construction at home?

Thank you for your ongoing support, Mrs Herne.

Mrs Lowe and Mrs Bruno

 

14th May 2021

Animals- The tiger who came to tea

This week we have been:

Reading a story called ‘The tiger who came to tea’. We have been acting out the story in the sand and role-play house, building homes for a tiger, making food for the tigers tea, designing tea pots and making our own tigers. What would you feed a tiger if he came to tea?

In maths we been exploring 3D shapes. We blew bubbles which made a sphere, we made cubes/cuboids pyramids out of ploydron and made cone party hats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In RE we have been learning about why we light a candle when we go to church, we also lit a candle to see what it would feel like.

In science this week we have been exploring up and down and seeing what raisins do when we put them in still water and fizzy water, we then used corn and cranberries too! We also explored up and down during our PE lesson. 

Next week we will be:

  • Introducing tradition tales, focusing on the big bad wolf.
  • Learning about symmetry.
  • Reading a bible story called ‘Jonah and the whale’.
  • Learning about caterpillars and butterflies.

Thank you for your ongoing support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Bruno and Mrs Lowe

7th May 2021

Animals – Handa’s Surprise

We would like to welcome 5 new children to our class and hope they enjoying learning with us as much as we enjoy them being part of our class.

This week we have been:

Learning using the story Handa’s Surprise. We have been reading the story and acting it out in the sand tray, in the classroom and outside. We have also been painting pictures of fruit and tasting the fruit from the story. We have been thinking about which fruit we like the best, we made a chart that showed us our favourite fruit is oranges. In maths we have been counting different amounts of fruit from the story and comparing how many we have and have been making fruit salad in the water tray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Re this week we have learning about the Good Samaritan. We read the story and discussed what we think we would have done in that situation. We then read another story about being kind and noticed that lots of different people can be kind and friendly just like the good Samaritan. Use this link to watch a version of the story. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Se1I0MON1w

Jesus' parable shows how the good Samaritan loved his neighbor | Catholic Courier

We also made hot cross buns to help us recap over our Easter story learning, we hope you enjoyed them!

Next week we will be:

  • Reading about a tiger who came to tea! we will be exploring this story in many ways!
  • Exploring up and down.
  • Learning about why we light a candle in church.

Messages home

Please ensure that the children bring their coats to school everyday. I know the weather maybe getting warmer however it changes very quickly.

Parents consultations will be on Monday 17th May and Tuesday 18th May please ensure you book your appointment if you wish to speak to me about your child’s learning. If you are not sure how to do this please contact the office.

Thank you for your ongoing support, Mrs Herne

Mrs Lowe and Mrs Bruno

Easter – 16th April 2021

Easter

Over the past couple of weeks we have been enjoying our Easter celebrations. We have been reading and acting out the Easter story, we took part in the Easter assembly, we went on an egg hunt and been very creative! We have made:

  • Easter cards
  • Epitaphons
  • Making Easter mobiles, telling the story of Easter
  • Making Easter baskets
  • Decorating egg cups
  • Dying Red eggs

  • Making Chocolate nests

  • Explored scratching patterns into egg shapes
  • Decorated an Easter candle
  • Made an Easter cross

We have also been reading stories about animals and we will continue this after the Easter Break.

We hope that you have a wonderful Easter Break and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 4th May!

Thank you for ongoing support, Mrs Herne.

Mrs Lowe and Mrs Bruno

9th April 2021

Easter and Animals

This week we have been:

Learning about Easter and why we celebrate Easter. We have started telling the Easter story one day at a time and we will continue the story next week. 

We have also been reading We’re going on bear hunt, Barty’s scarf, Cows in the kitchen and There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. We have started looking at animals and where they live. 

In phonics we have been learning the sounds t, i, n and  p.

In maths we have been revisiting number and 2D shapes. We used the ‘Noah’s ark’ story to count in 2’s and used the number fish game finding the numbers to 10. We also started learning about 3D shape and talking about flat and solid shapes.

We have continued learning how to be safe when we are online and when we are by a road. We will continue going over this in the summer term. 

  • When we are online: Before you tap and click, you need to stop and think, and tell someone. 
  • When we are near a road: Stop, look and listen before you cross the road, buckle up (when you are in the car) and Hold hands.

In science we have really been focusing on Spring and the changes that they can see outside and the different types of weather we may have during spring time. We have also been exploring magnets and thinking about what they do. They attract/repel items can be magnetic/non-magnetic.

Next week we will be:

  • Continue learning the Easter story.
  • We will be reading a range of animal stories.
  • Learning the sounds g, o, c, k and ck.
  • Exploring thick and thin.

Messages home:

Although the weather is starting to get warmer please make sure that the children still have their coat when they come to school. It is very cold in our garden in the morning and the children will still need their coats.

When collecting the children in the afternoon please can you ensure you pick them up from the blue gate and not inside the playground, Thank you

Thank you for your on going support, Mrs Herne.

We hope you have had or will have a lovely Easter. 

Mrs Lowe and Mrs Bruno.

26th March 2021

Dinosaurs – What do they eat?

This week we have been learning:

About things that dinosaurs like to eat. We read a book called ‘Tyrannosaurs Drip’. The T-rex’s like eating meant and the others like eating vegetables. We have been feeding dinosaurs this week thinking about what size the food is and if its meat or veg. 

In phonics this week we have started learning the sounds of the alphabet. This week we have learnt the sounds m, a, s, d, t and i. We used the sound objects to help us hear the sound and then practised writing them on a whiteboard. 

In maths this week we have been exploring size. We have been measuring dinosaurs using cubes and finding out how many cubes tall each dinosaur is. 

In RE this week we have been thinking about people that are special to us. We drew pictures of people that are special to us on a cross and hung them up for everyone to see.

In science this week we have been learning about Spring . Have have noticed Springtime happening outside, can you find any signs of spring at home? Can you see blossom on the trees? Can you see new leaves growing? Can you see flowers starting to grow? Are you wearing your hat and scarf outside now? We have also been exploring what inside and outside is using Kit and Pup.

This week we also continued our learning about staying safe when we are online. Can you sing the song?

Next week we will be learning:

  • About Animals and where they live.
  • Learning the sounds n, p, g, o, c, k and ck.
  • Reading the story ‘Noah’s Ark’.
  • Exploring magnets.
  • Starting our Easter celebrations.

Thank you for your ongoing support, Mrs Herne.

Mrs Lowe and Mrs Bruno

19th March 2021

Dinosaurs

This week we have been:

Learning about eggs and what things are born from eggs. We read ‘Tom and the dinosaur egg’ and then an egg come in the post that we have to look after until it can be picked up! We kept it warm and left it alone and it started to hatch! We were drawing pictures of things we think might be inside the egg. We also learnt about some animals that are born in eggs.

In maths this week we have been counting and sorting eggs in different ways. We sorted eggs into small/medium/big and by colour. We then counted how many we had and decided which group had the most/least.

In RE this week we have been celebrating Clean Monday by making and flying kites.

In Science we have been exploring melting and freezing and looking at the different kinds of animals that come from eggs.  

Next week we will be:

  • Learning about things dinosaurs eat
  • Measuring dinosaurs using cubes
  • Starting to learn the sounds of the alphabet
  • Exploring inside and outside
  • Continuing our learning about being safe online

Thank you for your ongoing support Mrs Herne

Mrs Lowe and Mrs Bruno

12th March 2021

Dinosaurs

This week we have been learning:

About dinosaurs! We read a book called ‘Dinosaur time’. This story is about a boy that travels back to dinosaur world to see different kinds of dinosaurs! He also took a dinosaur egg by mistake so he looked after it until it hatched. He then decided that it was better for the dinosaur to go back home so the boy sent him back home. We have been exploring timers and where dinosaurs lived.

In maths this week we have learning about the number 19.

In RE this week we have been learning about Mothers day and making mothers day cards.

In science this week we have been exploring how to make a shadow using a box and a torch.

In PE this week we recapped over different modes of transport and what we would use to travel in the sky, on the ground and in the water.

Next week we will be:

  • Learning about dinosaur eggs and what animals come from eggs.
  • Learning about the number 20.
  • Celebrating Clean Monday.
  • Learning about staying safe on the road.

Thank you for all your support, we are very happy to have you back at school!

Mrs Herne, Mrs Bruno and Mrs Lowe