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Class Blog 9th November 2018

It has been a busy week this week in Monkeys class.

Here are just a few of our highlights.


We started the week by going to look for signs of Autumn around the playground. We found lots of

colourful Autumn leaves that had fallen from the trees. We looked at the different colours and then had fun playing in the leaves!

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In maths we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We went on shape hunts around school and some of us made 3D shapes using play dough.

On Wednesday we  found out about Remembrance day and why people wear poppies. We worked with the other classes to colour in poppies for our own Remembrance day display in the playground.

And if all that was not enough, on Thursday we had a day in India. This was one of our emersion days where we learn about life and traditions of another culture. We took part in lots of different activities around the school including Bollywood dancing, making Rangoli patterns and tasting Indian food.

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What an amazing learning, laughter and love filled week we have had! Well Done Monkeys class!

Class Blog 26th October 2018

This week, as it is the end of the half term, we have been reviewing all our learning so far about our theme 'Brilliant Britain'. On Tuesday, children worked in groups to share all they had learnt and came up with questions.

Here are some of our questions.

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Then we tested our own knowledge to find four ‘Quiz Masters’ from our class. These 'Quiz Masters' took our questions to the other classes to test their knowledge of Britain.

We also tried to answer questions sent from the other classes to test our knowledge too.

We did really well to remember all our learning!


In Maths we have been learning about subtraction. We used a model called the 'part-whole' model to represent addition and subtraction of numbers.

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You have all settled and worked so hard this half term Monkeys. Well Done!

Have a restful and fun week and we'll see you back on the 5th November.

Class Blog 19th October 2018

This week we have been learning all about subtraction. We practised counting back from 10 using Farmer Pete and his sheep! We really liked singing it!

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Rueben, our Respect mascot has been looking out for children trying their best this week. If we were spotted, we got a banana to put on our Recognition Tree. Lots of us got bananas this week! Well Done!

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Class Blog 12th October 2018

This week Monkey class has been busy practising adding numbers.

On Thursday we used coins to add amounts for a toy shop and worked on adding games on the ipads.

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Some of us this week have also been learning how to add bigger numbers together using tens and ones. We worked together on the carpet and practised on our whiteboards.
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In our Religious Education we have been learning about a Hindu festival called Diwali. This week we learnt about how Hindus celebrate Diwali and then we made some Diwali cards.
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Class Blog 5th October 2018
In maths this week Monkey class have been finding different ways of making 10 using Numicon numbers. We explored how two numbers can fit together to match the ten shape on the Numicon board.
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In science this week we have continued learning about electricity.

This week we have been making simple circuits. We noticed how our circuits needed to be complete for the light bulb to light up. Some of us even explored what happened when we put two batteries in the circuit. Ask us about what happened!

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In English we have been reading the story of The Little Red Hen. But on Wednesday the little red hen went missing! So we used lots of adjectives to create missing posters to help us find her again! Thanks to our great writing, she was found and back in the story on Thursday!
Class Blog 28th September 2018

This half term in science we have been learning about electricity.

This week we became a human circuit to learn about how electricity travels! We used a hoop as the electricity and passed it around our circle circuit without letting go of each others hands!

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Then we saw what happened if there was a break in the circuit. We noticed how the electricity couldn't pass around any further.

We talked about the importance of being safe around electricity. There is a good website with some activities about being safe around electricity that we have explored in class. If you want to have a look at home, here is the website -

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Also this week, Rueben, our class respect mascot has been looking out for children following the Birk Hill Way. Each time we were spotted we got a banana with our name on to go on 'Our Caring Tree'. Look how many names we have on it!
Class Blog 21st September 2018

It's been a fruit and vegetable week in Monkeys class this week as we thought about Harvest.

We have been writing fruit bowl poems in English and in art we made faces out of fruit and vegetables like the famous artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo.

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In Maths we have been comparing and ordering numbers and finding one more and one less than a number to 10.

This website game is great for ordering numbers, so why not have a go at it at the weekend?

Class Blog 14th September 2018
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It's been another busy week in Monkeys class this week.
We have continued to learn about numbers in maths and have been practising ordering numbers using number cards and Numicon.   
Some of us have even been exploring using Numicon to make bigger numbers!

On Tuesday afternoon we had a special P.E session with the RuggerEds. We played some great games and had lots of fun. 
(They will be running an after-school club on Friday so come and get a form if your child wants to join in).

Thank you to all those who came to the KS1 information meeting on Wednesday. Notes are available if you were not able to attend or just want a reminder. Come and get a copy from me, Mrs Smith.

Class Blog 7th September 2018
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Monkeys class have settled really well this week. We are really proud of them.
This week, in maths we have been practising our counting and writing numbers to 10 and 20 and today played some big maths games with numbers on the playground.
In English we have been looking at postcards and writing a postcard to our class monkey called Bananas. Thank you to all who have brought some amazing postcards and pictures from holidays in to share. They are amazing! 
We also started our new learning theme called Brilliant Britain. We will be learning about the amazing country we live in over this next term.
Well done Monkeys class. A great first week!