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Class Blog 24th March 2023

This term in Geography we have learned about the continents and oceans of the world. This week, we researched facts about Antarctica. The children wrote them up in their neatest writing….

We then used some of our knowledge to add to our art colour wash. Aren’t they lovely?!

Class Blog 17th March 2023

This week we have been working hard with our artwork – using the work of JMW Turner as inspiration and learning how to create our own water colour wash.

We have also learned about primary and secondary colours and made our own colour wheels. It has been fun!

Class Blog 10th March 2023

This week in maths we have been learning about measures and how to measure objects from around the classroom in cm and mm with a ruler.

In Science we have been learning about how different animals can survive in different habitats and how they are adapted to live in their own environment.

Class Blog 3rd March 2023

This week we have celebrated WORLD BOOK DAY with an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme.

The children enjoyed a variety of learning all about different stories and authors and we had fun with drama activities. We made props related to our theme, swapped classes and read our favourite stories to other children and had the best tea party!

What a fun day J

Class Blog 16th February 2023

This week we have painted and evaluated our models and they are now ready to bring home. Aren’t they fantastic?!

We have enjoyed reading lots of stories by our spotlight author Lynley Dodd…

Class Blog 10th February 2023

This week we have been practising for our parent assembly. The children have been amazing using their loud voices and explaining what we have been learning about.

We love our activate sessions after morning and afternoon register…

Class Blog 3rd February 2023

This week we have used our designs and our knowledge of winding mechanisms to make a boat with an anchor. We were very busy and the children persevered to create some fantastic models.

We really enjoy our computing sessions using the chrome books. This week we learned all about binary trees and using questions with a yes/no answer to separate different items.

Class Blog 27th January 2023

This week we have continued our learning about money and have been working out how to give change. We set up a class shop with some interesting items for sale and the children have enjoyed sorting which coins to use.

Class Blog 20th January 2023

On Tuesday we had ‘A day in China’ where the children learned all about Chinese traditions, cultures and geography including the story of the Chinese New Year. The children loved all the different craft activities and we enjoyed participating in a dance workshop and learning a new song about a dragon!

Class Blog 13th January 2023

This week we have returned to school with big smiles and it has been lovely to see the children all back together with their friends. We have learned about road safety and have written some brilliant instructions about how to cross the road safely using the green cross code. Look at the wonderful writing using time connectives.

In maths we are learning about money using coins and notes. We have practised counting different amounts of money and making the same amounts in different ways.

Class Blog  16th December 2022

This week we have shown our best singing in our Christmas productions for parents – I think you will agree the children rose to the occasion and were absolutely fantastic! Here are some of our soldiers…

In Design and Technology, we have worked hard to make our London buildings using our designs. This has been an enjoyable project and the children will be bringing their finished product home for the holiday!

Class Blog 9th December 2022

Our colour raffle box is really coming together with your generous donations thank you… the children are getting excited about who will win it when the raffle is drawn!!

In ‘aspirations’ the children wanted to learn about monster trucks and everyone showed an avid interest whilst researching facts…here is some of our lovely work.

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.