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Friday 12th January 


In Science this week we went on a seasonal walk and collected different objects form the school grounds. After that we talked about and drew pictures of what we could hear, see, feel and smell. 




In Maths we have been solving addition problems on a number line. We enjoyed playing 'Totality,' and finding different ways of being the first to get to 20. 






Friday 5th January 


In Religious Education we learnt about the Jewish celebration of Passover. We learnt that the Sedar Meal is a special celebration to remember the Passover story. We looked at a what was on a Sedar plate and why it was significant. After that we designed our own plate to remember Christmas and the nativity. 




Thursday 21st December 


We enjoyed making our Christmas calendars this week. We hope you liked the finished product? 




We liked painting and decorating our Christmas star decoration too.



Friday 15th December 2017


We enjoyed performing in our school play 'Whoops-a-Daisy Angel,' this week. We were very proud to sing our songs and wear our star costumes. Thank you to everyone who came to watch us.


In topic we looked at the different continents of the world. We completed jigsaws and identified the oceans of the world and major cities.   



Friday 8th December 2017


This week we used our Maths skills to investigate the number 14. We also partitioned numbers up to and over 20.






Friday 1st December 2017


This week in English 'The Wild Things,' came to our classroom. They made a mess and left lots of clues behind, which we investigated. After that we wrote out our predictions before arriving at our final conclusions as to who had caused the mess.




We also explored different emotions related to characters from the 'Where the Wild Things Are,' and we enjoyed expressing these during a drama session.




Friday 24th November 2017


This week we had a visit from the Dogs Trust who taught us about looking after and caring for dogs. We asked lots of questions and enjoyed sharing our own experiences about dogs. 




We also visited the Life Education Bus and met Harold the Giraffe. We learnt all about how our bodies make energy and the types of food we need to eat to help us grow. We also learnt about different parts of the human body and enjoyed answering lots of questions.  






Friday 17th November 2017


For Children in Need we used the coins we'd brought in from home to fill up our Pudsey pictures.






In Maths we investigated the numbers 11 to 20 by counting and writing them in numerals and words.                    We also worked together to find as many ways as we could to represent the number 12.




We continued our work on money and investigated various money problems. 




As weather monitors we have been recording the weather daily and have created tally charts from our observations. 



In science we have been learning about the seasons. We worked in our groups to create and present a poster on our chosen season. We enjoyed using different materials to add extra detail.







Friday 10th November 


In Hedgehogs we have been working hard on our poetry writing skills during English this week. We have created  some exciting poems based on Autumn and fireworks. Our Autumn poems are on display in the classroom.




In Maths, we have been focusing on recognising the value of coins and using money to make varying amounts.    We also enjoyed playing money snap and money bingo.




We have also learnt about the seasons in Science and in Art we have begun to create an autumn collage.   

Friday 3rd November 2017


This week we have been learning all about measure and we have enjoyed investigating height, capacity and position. We also learnt o'clock times and days of the week.       




In English we have been learning how to read and perform firework poems. We learnt how to project our voices and enjoyed reciting our poems to an audience. 





Our current class book is James and the Giant Peach and we have enjoyed discussing the different characters, especially Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker.  

Friday 20th October 2017


In Hedgehogs we have been designing and making our own puppets. We worked carefully to sew our puppets together using a running stitch. We enjoyed decorating them with different materials and giving them their own  unique features.








On Wednesday the whole school watched Jack and the Beanstalk. In class we enjoyed discussing different parts of the play then we wrote our own stories.   




In Maths this week we have been doubling and sharing numbers. We also enjoyed investigating a half of different shapes. 

Friday 13th October 2017


On Monday we took part in the PTA Golden Mile sponsored run. The children showed great determination and were really pleased to complete 18 laps of the track.  




This week in Maths the children have been using their addition and subtraction skills to solve a range of problems and have begun to look at fact families. They have enjoyed using different resources to add two numbers together and have also learnt how to double and halve numbers. 


In English the children have been working very hard writing their stories about Goldilocks and The Three Bears and are looking forward to sharing these at Parents Evening. 


In Science we have been sampling different materials and deciding which materials would be suitable to make puppets.   


The children have now started making their puppets and have thouroughly enjoyed developing their sewing skills. They can't wait to use their finished products in a puppet show. 

In Hedgehogs we have been busy exploring our new topic of 'Old and New Toys'. We brought in our toys from home and talked about why they were special. We also learnt about Mrs Percy's dolls and why they were her favourite. In Science, we have enjoyed finding out about the properties of different materials and discovering what our toys are made from.    

In English, we have been reading stories and tales about bears and the children have been developing their sentence writing skills in response to them. We are enjoying writing about different characters and story settings. 


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