Please have a look at the medium term planning below this post to find out the different topics we will explore this term.
Commencing on the 24th April we will begin our "Learning Together" sessions every Monday afternoon at 2pm to provide a good transition for our new Reception children. During this time the current Year 1's will spend the afternoon in Class 2, so they will be able to get a feel of their new learning environment. The current Reception children will be great role models for our "newcomers".
Tuesdays are still PE days so please remember your PE kit.
Wednesday afternoons are topic based and Thursday afternoons will be Art and DT based.
On Friday afternoons we will go and visit our allotments to plant our plants and continue our Science lessons or we will spend the afternoon outdoors in the forest. So please remember your outdoor clothes on Fridays.
Thank you once again for all your great support and we are looking forward to another exciting term.
Daniela Cheetham Fiona Jones Tamsin Titcomb Sue Chalmers
Welcome back to school! We have had an excellent start to the second part of the Spring Term. The children came back to school all very excited and engaged. This term we are exploring topics that the children have chosen last term.
In English they wanted to learn the stories of Sleeping Beauty, The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks.
In Science they wanted to find out
- How plants grow?
-How vegetables and fruits grows?
- Are there any plants in Africa?
- Are there poisonous plants?
In Geography they wanted to find out what the weather is like in South Africa, Italy, Brazil, France, North and South Pole and America.
In RE we are learning about the Easter story and in Art the children are going to explore fabrics and materials.
In PE is based on Invasion games and Multi Skills and in ICT we will be creating Talking Books.
We are very lucky to have 4 sessions of Forest School this term on a Friday afternoon all based around the weather and I am sure the children will enjoy them.
Parents Evening is coming up this term too and we are looking forward to seeing you all there.
Daniela Cheetham and Fiona Jones
Welcome back to the New Year and hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and a great rest.
We have an exciting term ahead of us and we are planning to do lots of exiting lessons and activities. The book we are exploring is " Tell me a Dragon" ,which is filled with beautiful words and illustrations of dragons. In Maths we are learning lots of practical activities such as weighing, time and shapes as well as other things.
Having been inspired by our Forest Day school trip, I have decided that we need to spend more time outside.
Every Friday morning for this half term, we are going to spend the whole day outside in the forest, to access a natural and creative curriculum. Friday afternoons, Reception will create a dragon dance, while Year 1's are off to swimming lessons.
PE is still on a Tuesday and we are doing gymnastics.
In Science we are going to look at life cycles of animals and groups of animals as well as participating in the national Bird Watch 2017.
Reception will learn about the Chinese New Year and the Year 1's will find out all about Explorers.
It is only a short term so we are going full steam ahead. Thank you for you support!
Happy New Year to you all :D
Mrs Cheetham, Mrs Titcomb and Mrs Jones
Another lovely week despite our sniffles and coughs. In Maths Reception class have learned 2D shapes and found shapes in everyday objects and in buildings. Year 1 started to learn to read the time o'clock and half past.
In English we explored plurals and connected words and sentences with the word 'and'. Reception were exploring the Gruffalo characters and thought what the characters could be thinking or saying in different scenes of the story.
In RE we thought about the Remembrance Sunday and the characteristics of a good Leader.
In History we are exploring music of the era 1950 and 1960. We listened, sang and danced to 'Rock around the clock and 'Let's twist again'. We listened to 'Yellow Submarine' and redesigned the Beatles album cover of 'Here comes the sun'.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and recovered from their colds. See you all tomorrow :D
We have just uploaded a class letter on the new section of the website. Please have a look! We will also send the letter home tomorrow.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
Welcome to our new school website which is finally up and running! We had a busy 3 weeks learning lots of new things such as counting and matching numerals, making patterns and thinking about 1 more and 1 less. This week in Maths we explored measuring and comparing length looking at different items. We used metre sticks and Year 1 measure the width of the playground. Our playground is 18 metres and 60 centimetres wide.
The children have immersed themselves in our new story 'Owl Babies'. We drew owls, we made nests outside and used it as our role play area, we painted owls, made owl collages and build owls and we made owl masks. We pretended to be owls using our wings outside and practised our running skills.
The Reception children are all learning their new sounds and are now beginning to blend sounds to read words. They love Read Write Inc. and making fabulous progress!
Thank you to Lorna, who came in this week to make healthy fruit smoothies with the children. The majority of the children enjoyed their smoothie. Next cooking session we will create a healthy vegetable soup.
Please encourage your children to use Maths Whizz at home. They can get a weekly certificate for the most progression points made in their class. If they made the most progress out of the school then they will take a medal home for the week. At the end of the term, the child with the most progression point overall , will win the Maths Whizz cup. This will be presented by someone special of the Maths Whizz team, who will travel all the way down to us.
So far Class 1 is doing really well. Last week Issey had the most progression point of the school and took the medal home and this week it was Tegen. Well done girls!
Thank you for your support and have a look at the pictures below. I will use the website to update you weekly on all our actions.
We had another fabulous week. The children are settling in well into their new routines. Please check your child's school bags. They have brought home their first homework. Thank you for your support.