Year Group Blog

2015/16

Transition Week

Thanks to everyone that came out to Sports Day on Monday! We learned about inclusive sports in the morning with John Wallis from Power2Inspire. We participated in many events.   This week we have been looking at the transition to Year 1. In literacy we wrote about what we were looking forward to in Year … Continued

Our Science Week

This week we’ve been exploring the world through science! In small groups we made butter by shaking double cream in a jar. It took a lot of shaking and teamwork to make the butter after we enjoyed tasting what we made. We also made ear gongs and explored sound. In our classroom we experimented with … Continued

Blue Sky Week

Blue Sky Week has been a week of art and exploration, we looked at various types of art including the temporary art installation of Alfred Wallis paintings hanging in our dining room. We discussed what we thought art was and came to the conclusion that anything that is created is art. One child lay on … Continued

Paralympics

This week we have been looking at the ‘Paralympics.’ We focused on inclusion and diversity. Some children were blindfolded and their partner needed to instruct around an obstacle course. We also thought about how we could paint without our hands, we experimented with using our toes, elbows and underarms to hold a paintbrush and paint … Continued

There’s no ‘i’ in team!

This week we have been focusing on the term ‘cooperation.’ We focused on working together as a team, completing different challenges. Some children were blindfolded and their partner needed to instruct them to paint a picture. We also worked together to move from one side of the playground to the other using only 3 planks … Continued

On the road to Rio

Welcome back, we hope you enjoyed your half term! This week we have started our new topic ‘The Olympics.’ We focused on healthy living and well being, looking at how to eat a balanced diet and the effects of exercise on our bodies. In literacy we created our own posters about how to keep our … Continued

Run run as fast as you can you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!

This week we have been learning about the story ‘The Gingerbread man.’ At the beginning of the week a crime had been committed, a gingerbread man was found with his leg bitten off in our playground, we spoke about who we thought the culprit might be! We took part in a lot of story telling, … Continued

The paper bag princess

This week we have been learning about the story ‘The Paper Bag Princess.’ At the beginning of the week a trail of bones and burnt clothing appeared in the Reception outdoor area. We took part in a lot of story telling, using puppets and the puppet theatre as well as reading and role playing in the … Continued

Aladdin

This week we have been learning about the story ‘Aladdin.’ At the beginning of the week a magic carpet and a golden lamp appeared in Reception. We took part in a lot of story telling, using puppets and the puppet theatre as well as creating shadow puppets with torches and our hands. The children also … Continued

Rapunzel

This week we have been learning about the story ‘Rapunzel.’ Rapunzel left a note asking for the children to write to her because she didn’t have many books to read, she also asked the classes if they had any ideas of how she could escape her tower. We took part in a lot of story … Continued

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Last week we were learning about the story ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker.’ Many of you may have heard that last week some Elves took up residence in the Pumpkin and Acorn classrooms. They came out at night helping us and leaving messages and gifts for each class. Most children chose to write to the … Continued

The enormous turnip

This week we have been reading the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and talking about working together as a team. During literacy we have been learning how to write acrostic poems and in maths we have started adding and writing addition number sentences. We also had one of our parents come in and do a lovely talk about dolphins and whales … Continued

Jack and the Beanstalk Week 2

This week in reception we have been writing messages to Jack and the giant to post on our classroom beanstalks. Some of the children think that Jack shouldn’t have stolen from the giant while others think the giant was too mean to Jack. What do you think? In maths we have been sequencing the parts … Continued

Jack and the Beanstalk

Finally after weeks of technical difficulties the blog is back! This week in Reception we have been exploring the story, Jack and the Beanstalk. During literacy we have been creating wanted posters to catch the giant, using our phonics to help us and acting out the story using puppets in our small world area. Additionally … Continued

Farm animal fun

This week in Reception we have been learning about farm animals. During literacy we looked at the story ‘Old MacDonald had a farm’ and have been labelling a range of farm animals using our phonics to help us. Additionally in maths we have been estimating amounts using farm animals, and ordering numbers up to 20. You … Continued

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and welcome back! We are excited to be settled into our new space and embrace all the fantastic learning that will come from it. The topic this term is  ‘Our Living World’ where children will learn about animals, plants and flowers. This week we have been learning about pets and how we look after them. During literacy … Continued