Christmas Jumper and Lunch Day - Tuesday 18th December
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Tuesday 11th December 2018

Today we created our own weather reports. Firstly, we wrote these using our plan. In our writing we used conjunctions, adjectives and contracted forms. We then practiced reading these like a weather reporter. Following this we recorded our weather reports using an ipad and a green screen. We really enjoyed this, and it was a nice conclusion to our topic.

We are also really looking forward to our Christmas production ‘Hey Ewe’ this week and hope you are too.

Tuesday 4th December 2018

Today we shared our published Weather Monster books with Year R. We enjoyed reading them to Year R pretending to be authors and story tellers.


We then began our new unit of writing. We are going to become weather reporters. First we looked at a weather report and identified the features.

Thursday 29th November 2018

This week we have been writing our very own Weather Monster stories based on the book. We have used the key skills we have been learning through English to make our stories more interesting like adjectives, commas in a list and questions. We are looking forward to sharing these with the Year R children.

In maths, we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes. We have compared them to real life objects, identified their properties and created our own.

We have also been really busy practising our Christmas play and we look forward to performing this to you.

Thursday 22nd November 2018

We have been looking at different types of animals. First we sorted the animals we wanted. Some of us sorted them into predator and prey, others where they live and some even compared whether they are cold or warm blooded. After this we look at what makes an animal a mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish or bird. Then we resorted using this information. We then used this information to prove how we know an animal is a certain type.

Monday 12th November 2018

Today we celebrated our uniqueness by wearing odd socks. Then we had a visitor from the “Perform Circus” who told us they had a problem with their clown. The clown had lost his smile and so we went on a circus adventure. First we had to see if we were fit and healthy enough to join the circus. We learnt the language of mime. Then we learnt a poem practising how to use our voice. Following this we pretended we were an act in the circus and worked in teams to create our own scenes. We then managed to get the clown to smile again because we made him laugh by eating his chocolate cake when we were meant to be statues.

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Today we went on a hunt to find clues around school. We found various items that all linked to the weather. We predicted in group what we thought they were for, who had left them and why they had left them.

We are also very excited to start our Christmas play rehearsals this week.

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Today we used our senses to describe what we could see, hear and smell focusing on fireworks. We collated our adjectives altogether as a class and then put these into a sentence.

We then began to read passages and realised that these were riddles. We discussed the riddles in partners and worked out what they were describing. We are looking forward to writing our own riddles using bonfire night as the theme.

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Friday 19th October 2018

This week we have been enquiring about special books linked to our RE topic. We started by sharing our own special books and identifying what makes them special to us. Then we looked at the special book for Christians and heard some stories from this. We noticed these weren’t just stories but contained messages and that they help Christians learn how God intended them to live. We then looked at the Jewish special book called the Torah. Finally, we finished by creating our own class special book for all of us to share.

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Wednesday 10th October 2018

We have been creating art work based on our topic of comparing a village to a town. We have used water colours to create a wash to make the background. We then built our picture by creating city skylines, after that we then laid the buildings over the background. Please do take a look at our finished work.

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Monday 1st October 2018

This week we have been exploring balancing positions in PE. We have learnt 5 positions: straight, straddle, pike, tuck and star. We began by learning these positions and then in partners we started to sequence them.

Friday 28th September 2018

This week we have been comparing numbers. We are practising to say which number is more than and which number is less than. We made our very own ‘numbergator’ to help us do this. It has been great fun using practical resources and our ‘numbergator’ to make comparisons.

Tuesday 18th September 2018

In Foxes this week, we have been really excited about our number learning. We have been using numicon and dienes to help us build numbers. We have also used these to partition numbers. We have been noticing that numbers are made up of tens and ones. Some of us have looked at partitioning numbers in different ways. We would love to share our understanding of partitioning with you!

Friday 14th September 2018

We have settled into Foxes class over the last two weeks. We have been exploring fairy tales, building numbers and we have started to compare villages to towns. We especially enjoyed Roald Dahl day yesterday. In Key stage one, we focused on ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’. To begin with we made our sweet using craft materials. Then we labelled our sweets with describing words. We used these words to write sentences about our sweets. But all of this talk about sweets did make Miss Grover hungry.

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