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Class Blog 2nd December 2022

This week we have started reading our new class story Esio Trot and the children are keen to find out what happens next. We have a new spotlight author too with lots of new stories to read during snack time…ask the children if they can remember his name?!!

In maths the children have enjoyed learning about properties of shape and exploring patterns.

Class Blog 25th November 2022

This week we had a special visitor come into school – Chris from the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service.

He talked to us about fire safety and answered all the ‘What if…’ questions that the children had. It was so informative and he gave every child a letter for parents with some ideas for you to do to ensure fire safety in the home.

In English, we have been learning about different ‘settings’ in stories and writing setting descriptions. Here are some descriptions about a forest setting – they are fantastic!

Class Blog 18th November 2022

This week we have had some exciting PE lessons.

On Tuesday we linked our PE to our ‘Brilliant Britain’ theme and made some fantastic shapes with our bodies to match London landmarks– on and off the apparatus.

For golden time the children chose to have a teddy bear picnic… it’s always good to bring your best furry friend to school! J

Class Blog 11th November 2022

What a lovely week we have had in Kangaroos class – preparing for our parent sharing assembly and showing all our amazing work.

In PE we have been learning to roll with coordination and control in log rolls, egg rolls and teddy bear rolls.

We enjoyed our weekly visit to the school library and found some new exciting books to read.

Class Blog 4th November 2022

This week has been another busy one! The children have been learning about rhyming words and poetry with a firework theme and have created some fantastic poems.

Our new class book has been a hit and the children are desperate to read the next exciting ;)

Class Blog 21st October 2022

On Tuesday we experienced a day in India. The children enjoyed learning about lots of different Indian traditions. We had a visit from an Indian dancer who let the children wear beautiful scarves and taught them an Indian dance. We made the Indian flag, learned some facts about the Taj Mahal and the Bengal tiger, smelled some different spices and made diva lamps out of clay. We learned how to draw an elephant and added some rangoli patterns on them. What a busy day – we had a lovely time J

Class Blog 14th October 2022

This week we have completed our reports on Komodo dragons and they are fabulous! The children have tried so hard to use their phonic and tricky word knowledge for writing and have expanded their vocabulary with lots of new words.

In Art we have been drawing some landmarks from the UK. Can you recognise any of them?

 (Stonehenge, Angel of the North and The Kelpies)

Class Blog 7th October 2022

This week we have learned about fact families and made addition and subtraction calculations from the same 3 numbers. The children are loving this clever maths!

In science we have learned about seed germination. Our bean plants are growing well and will need replanting in bigger pots soon as the roots are escaping the mini ones!!

Class Blog 30th September 2022

This week we have been ‘to the beach’ and used nouns and adjectives to create some imaginative sentences.

We had great fun in PE working in ‘unison’ with our partners creating dances linked to our growing topic!

Class Blog 23rd September 2022

This week we have had lots of fun learning about what plants need to survive and some new vocabulary. We planted some beans and are looking after them to see how big they grow!

We have been looking at some artwork by the famous artist ‘Lowry’ and recreating some of his ideas using pastels. Don’t they look good?!

Class Blog 16th September 2022

The children have settled really well into Kangaroo class and this week we have been reading, re-telling and writing about Jim and the Beanstalk.

In maths we have been busy playing ping pong number bonds and understanding where numbers fit on a number line 0-100.