Welcome to our Class Page.
I hope that you enjoy finding out what we are doing in our class. Have fun with the challenges set on the page and help us to celebrate our learning. Please check our page as much as you can, as there maybe challenges and activities for you and your child to do together.
Mrs Stirling and Mrs Willet
We have continued our theme about dinosaurs this week by writing our very own story 'We're going on a dinosaur hunt.'
We made our own fossils.
This week in Literacy we have reading the story 'The Three Dinosaurs.' The children have loved talking about the story and acting out the story.
Hope everyone enjoyed their celebrations, we enjoyed joining in by painting Mendi patterns on our hands and arms.
This week we have been learning about dinosaurs. We have been finding out lots of interesting facts. Ask your children some of these questions and you will be surprised how much they know.
What is an herbivore?
What is a palaeontologist?
When did dinosaurs live on the Earth?
What happened to the dinosaurs?
Can you name 3 meat eating dinosaurs?
What can you tell me about the T-rex?
In Maths this week we have been learning about time. The children are experts at o'clock and half past times, some children even know quarter past. Give your children the opportunity to tell the time at home you will be very impressed.
Here are some games you can play at home.
Happy 'Super Dad' day.
We made some biscuits for our Dads and spent the day being superheroes. We made masks and cuffs and wore capes.
This week we have continued our learning on minibeasts. We have read the story 'Superworm.' Children enjoyed making up their own super creatures and dressing up as characters. We made superhero masks and capes.
In maths we have been learning about odd and even numbers. We are now experts at this as your child if they can tell which numbers are odd and which are even.
Try some of these games with your children,
This week we have been learning about Minibeasts. We have found out lots about ants and worms. We even made our own 'Wormery.' We spent a lot of time finding out facts and using our creative skills to make some fabulous Minibeasts.
I hope you enjoy looking at some of our pictures.
Our children have enjoyed playing the the new outdoor area. They have had lots of fun exploring the fallen tree.
In Maths this week we have been learning about patterns. We have worked hard to make some repeating patterns. We also looked at symmetry, which means both side are the same, just like the pattern on a butterfly.
This week in Literacy we have been looking at 'The Life Cycle of a Sunflower.' We have discovered the story of what happens from the seed to the flower. Children enjoyed planting their own sunflower seed and will observe the changes over the next few weeks.
In Maths this week we have been learning about shapes and their properties. we went on a shape hunt around school to see what shapes we could find in the environment.Spend some time this weekend finding different shapes at home. The children should know the difference between 2D and 3D shapes.
We had a special visitor in our classroom this week. The children were very excited to observe the chicks hatch and grow into cute chicks. I hope you enjoy looking through our pictures.
This week in Literacy we have been reading the story 'The Enormous Turnip.' The children have enjoyed retelling the story and sequencing the characters.
Follow the link below to read the story again.
This term our theme is 'growing,' We will be exploring plants and what they need to grow. We have set up a garden centre in our role play area. Please spend sometime in your garden or at the park to explore what plants they can find.
Thank you to all parents who attended our 'Spring Song Time' the children did an amazing job. I hope you enjoyed it. We've had lots of Easter fun this week and found out about the true meaning of Easter. I hope you enjoy looking at some of the photos. Have a lovely break.
Thank you to all parents for their generous contributions to an amazing charity. The children enjoyed finding out who their money would help. Here are some pictures of our fun red nose day.
In maths this week we have been learning number bonds to 5. Ask your child if they can tell you all the pairs of numbers that make 5.
Try this game to help support your child.
This week in Literacy we have been reading the traditional tale 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears.' The children have enjoyed retelling the story and writing some fantastic stories. We pretended to be the characters in the our home corner and loved using our expressive voices to be Daddy Bear, Mummy Bear and Baby Bear.
Here are some of the fun things we have been doing.
In maths we have been measuring this week. We started by measuring the three bears. we used cubes, rulers and metre sticks. We went on to comparing other objects and talking about which is taller, shorter or longer and shorter. We also measured some 'Minions' who were very tricky as they are all a similar size. What can you measure at home.
Thank you to all parents and children who made our 'World Book Day’ such a fantastic celebration. The children enjoyed dressing up and completing the activities. The children were especially proud of their vegetable characters. I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures from today.
This term we are reading and learning about traditional tales. Please take some time with your children to read and talk about some traditional tales.
This week we have read the story 'The Three Little Pigs' children acted out the story and used the following story language,
Can your children retell the story using actions.
We also talked about this story in other areas think about the materials the pigs chose and if they were the best choice for the job. I hope you enjoy some of the children's houses that they made using different materials.
In maths we have been learning about doubles, try some of the following games to develop this further with your child.
ICT games – Archery Doubles
TES – dominoes doubles sorting
This week in maths we have been doing 'Data Handling' We have been collecting information and making it in to lists, pictograms, tree charts and graphs. We have food out lots about our friends, what their favourite pet is and what food the like to eat.
This week in Maths we have been learning all about money. Children can recognise some of the coins and make totals using 1p's. Ask your child about the coins in your purse and see if they can identify them can they tell you which coin is worth more?
In Literacy this week we have been finding out about pets. We all brought our own stuffed animal to school to join in with this week’s learning. Something very sad happened on Friday; Mrs Stirling’s Tigger went missing. We had to follow the clues and animal tracks to find him. He is very cheeky and mischievous. We found him in Year 1 with Mrs Blake’s class.
This week we have been learning about the Polar Regions. In Literacy we have been finding out about Polar animals. We got on board the Polar Express and took a long journey to the North Pole. The children explored ice and talked about what happens to the ice over time. We used our creative skills to create snowflake pictures and make igloos. I hope you enjoy looking at some of the pictures, See if you can spot your child or your child's work.
Happy Chinese New Year
We have been learning about Chinese New Year. We learnt a traditional Chinese dance, called the 'fan dance.' We even dressed up as a dragon and performed the dragon dance. We all came to school dressed in red. We spent time learning about the Chinese culture and traditions. Take a look at our photos to see what else we did.
In Literacy this week we have been learning all about China & Chinese New Year.
We looked at where China is on a map & a globe and we found out some facts about China too. Can you remember any of the facts that we learnt?
We also looked at a power point to find out how the Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year.
Click on the link to find out how they do.
Click on the link below to read the story of the New Year Race.
In maths this week we have been making repeating patterns. The children have enjoyed this and come up with some interesting and tricky patterns. Please take some time to look at the children's patterns.
In Literacy this week we have been talking about and writing New Years Resolutions. The children have come up with some great ideas, so I hope they have been keeping them up at home. Our class resolution is to keep our classroom tidy, so far so good. Here are some more of the children's ideas for resolutions.
In maths this week we have been learning about 1 less. The children have become experts in this, try this at home and see if they can tell you what 1 less than a number to 10 is. Here are some of the children using the Numicon to demonstrate this.
This week in Phonics we looked at the sounds i, n, m, d. Take time with your child to complete homework using these sounds. If you are unsure how to say the sounds correctly follow the link below.
Why not go on a sound hunt?
Who can find things beginning with m?
In Literacy this week we have been talking about memories. Children brought in a memory box from home. We loved looking and talking about these and the children were very excited and enthusiastic to talk about their items. Thank you to all parents who took the time to send in a memory box, some of these made Mrs Stirling and Mrs Willet a bit teary.
Here are just some of the pictures. Enjoy!
In Mathematics this week we have been talking about More and Less. The children were fantastic at this. can your children tell you which tree has more apples on.
Here are some pictures of the children having fun with maths.
This week in Phonics we looked at the sounds S A T P. Take time with your child to complete homework using these sounds. If you are unsure how to say the sounds correctly follow the link below.
There are many games online you can also play with your child, here are some links.
This week we have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh. We have been using different media to re-create the famous painting 'Sunflowers.' We hope you enjoy our display.