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Key Stage 1 - Year 1 and 2 (Miss Lindsay Priddle and Mrs Katy Burnett)

End of Term July 2015

 

Remember to complete your holiday homework by sending a postcard to school and sharing the information about yourself. If you can manage to have a go at the Library Reading Challenge too that would be amazing. 

 

  • Please keep practising your reading over the holiday. Here are some links to story websites.Click on the red writing to jump to each site.

Oxford Owl website - lots of online stories (login required but this is free if you register)

Storynory website - online stories which are read aloud.

Phonics play - website of interactive games linked to phonic knowledge. Please focus on Phase 3, 4 and 5.

  • Please also keep practising your maths especially your counting, number recognition and the four mathematical operations. Click on the red writing to jump to each site.

​Maths online games - choose any games focussing on counting and number facts.

Topmarks maths - a site with lots of links to online activities to support mathematical development. 

  • Also remember to scroll down and use any of the links to games and activities that we have put on our page during the year.

 

Have a lovely Summer holiday and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday 3rd September 2015. frown

Topic: As a culmination of topic work, we prepared and held a seaside picnic (in the outdoor classroom). We planned the event, finding out what our favourite foods were, made sandwiches, jelly, fruit and Miss Priddle made a fish cake. We all thoroughly enjoyed our picnic.

Design Technology - this term we have learnt to sew. We started by using binca to learning running stitch and then we used our skills to make a felt fish.

Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank.

Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 1
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 2
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 3
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 4
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 5
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 6
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 7
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 8
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 9
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 10
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 11
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 12
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 13
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 14
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 15
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 16
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 17
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 18
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 19
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 20
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 21
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 22
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 23
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 24
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 25
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 26
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 27
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 28
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 29
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 30
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 31
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 32
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 33
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 34
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 35
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 36
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 37
Topic: 09-07-15: Today we were pirates (on pirate ships) and had a treasure hunt, unfortunately the treasure clues were written in pirate language and needed translating using a code cracker. If we answered the clues and identified the special word, we got a prize! If more than one pirate left the ship though, we had to walk the plank. 38

During this week (beginning 06-07-15) we have been learning:

· English: Non-fiction TextsThis week we have used our knowledge of non-fiction books, including the features  that we learnt last week (title, contents, glossary, index, diagrams, and use of factual language) to make our own sea life books. We have all designed our own title page, decided on the contents and made the pages. We will bind them together to make individual books. Click here for an interactive non-fiction book about animals - what information can you find out?

· Maths: Data Handling - This week we have been developing our knowledge of data - how to collect data, how to represent it in a table and how to make the information into a graph. We have used measurements (height and foot size) and other data (number of letters in our names) to create our own graphs. Click here to view and answer questions about bar graphs.

· Topic: Seasides - this week we have extended our knowledge of under the sea by imaging that we are pirates! We had a letter from Captain Cutlass asking us to become part of his pirate crew and discover the treasure. He had left us a number of clues which were written in code. Once we broke the code we could discover where the treasure was held.

  • Design Technology: Fish Sewing - This week we made our sewn fish. We used our designs and sewing skills, that we have all now mastered, to make a soft sewn fish. 

02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right.

02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right. 1
02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right. 2
02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right. 3
02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right. 4
02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right. 5
02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right. 6
02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right. 7
02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right. 8
02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right. 9
02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right. 10
02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right. 11
02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right. 12
02-07-15: Topic: Today we looked at a 'real-life dead fish'(!). We looked at the features of the fish and their usage, for example: The fish tail is for moving the fish forwards, left or right. 13

During this week (beginning 29-06-15) we have been learning:

· English: Non-fiction TextsThis week we have learnt about the features of non-fiction texts. We have looked at the title, headings, photographs, diagrams, maps, and use of factual language. Click here for an interactive non-fiction book about animals - what information can you find out?

· Maths: Time - This week we have been revisiting our learning about time. We have looked at analogue and digital time and worked hard to match times on both. We have focused on o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to although some of us are starting to count around the clock in five minute intervals. Click here to practise making times on analogue clocks.

· Science - This week in science we have developed our understanding of a healthy diet. We now know that 'a little bit of everything' makes for a healthy diet and therefore a healthy body. Click here to sort the food onto a balanced plate.

· Topic: Seasides - this week we have learnt about fish. We looked at a selection of actual fish (bought from the supermarket) and identified the external features of the fish. We also thought about what the features were for, i.e. tail for propulsion. Click here to find out how animals move - you can also label a fish!

  • Forest School - this was our last Forest School session for this year. Take a look at our photographs on the Forest School page. 

26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs.

26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 1
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 2
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 3
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 4
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 5
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 6
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 7
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 8
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 9
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 10
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 11
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 12
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 13
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 14
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 15
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 16
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 17
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 18
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 19
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 20
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 21
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 22
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 23
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 24
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 25
26-06-15: Topic: Today we learnt about coral reefs. We looked at a video clip of animals that lived in coral reefs and were surprised by the number and variety of animals. We made our own coral reefs. 26

During this week (beginning 22-06-15) we have been learning:

· English: PoetryThis week we have read a selection of poems from the book Commotion in the Ocean. We have identified poems which rhyme, contain alliteration and have good rhythm. We have worked hard to write rhyming couplets about sea creatures. Click here to listen to each of the poems again.

· Maths: Fractions - Following on from division last week, we have been looking at fractions of numbers. We have particularly focused on halving and the link with divide by 2. Click here for a halving game (click on halves!)

· Science - This week we in science we thought about what animals need to survive focusing particularly on exercise. We thought about why humans need exercise and took part in a number of exercises to make our hearts work harder. Click here to watch a clip about the importance of exercise.

· Topic: Seasides - this week we have learnt about coral reefs. We found out about the special creatures that live in coral reefs and where in the world we would find a coral reef. Click here to watch the clip about the animals that live in a coral reef.

19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own!

19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 1
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 2
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 3
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 4
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 5
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 6
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 7
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 8
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 9
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 10
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 11
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 12
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 13
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 14
19-06-15: Topic: Rock Pools. We learnt about creatures that live in a rock pool and then made our own! 15

Computing: 15-06-15: Creating sea creature fact-files using 2Publish+.

Computing: 15-06-15: Creating sea creature fact-files using 2Publish+.  1
Computing: 15-06-15: Creating sea creature fact-files using 2Publish+.  2
Computing: 15-06-15: Creating sea creature fact-files using 2Publish+.  3
Computing: 15-06-15: Creating sea creature fact-files using 2Publish+.  4

During this week (beginning 15-06-15) we have been learning:

· English: Narrative WritingThis week we have revisited learning about narratives. We started the week recapping verbs and past tense - we particularly focused on the irregular verbs (for example, go - went, buy - bought). Click here for a game linked to past tense. We then thought about writing our own stories, looking at examples and making a story plan before writing. 

· Maths: Division - Following on from subtraction last week, we are learning about division. We have remember that division can be done by sharing or grouping. We used 'Cheerios' to help us to practically investigate which numbers could be shared equally. We have also answered word problems, linked division to repeated subtraction and written our own division sums. Click here for a sharing game.

· Computing - This week we have made our own sea creature fact-files using 2Publish+. We used information from books, the internet and our own knowledge to create our own fact-files. We also changed the size and colour of the text and used the computer to make pictures of the animals we were writing about. Our fact-files are stuck in our topic books.

· Topic: Seasides - this week we have learnt about rock pools. We found out about the special creatures that we would find in a rock pool and about what features enable them to live in a rock pool. Click here to watch the clip about how animals survive in a rock pool.

DT: 12-06-15: Sewing. We all practiced sewing running stitch today. Here are a couple of pictures to show our concentration!

DT: 12-06-15: Sewing. We all practiced sewing running stitch today. Here are a couple of pictures to show our concentration! 1
DT: 12-06-15: Sewing. We all practiced sewing running stitch today. Here are a couple of pictures to show our concentration! 2
DT: 12-06-15: Sewing. We all practiced sewing running stitch today. Here are a couple of pictures to show our concentration! 3
DT: 12-06-15: Sewing. We all practiced sewing running stitch today. Here are a couple of pictures to show our concentration! 4

During this week (beginning 08-06-15) we have been learning:

· English: ComprehensionThis week we have continued to focus on using texts to answer questions. We understand the need to read the question and all the possible answers before guessing! Click here to visit a site of many texts - what questions can you ask about the texts and how would you answer them?

· Maths: Subtraction - This week we have been learning about subtraction - recalling all the words that mean subtraction and answering sums ensuring that our answer is less than the number we started with! Click here for a subtraction game to practice our skills.

· Science - This week we learnt about animals and their babies. We looked at a number of adult and young animals matching their correct names and understanding the differences between adults and young animals. Some young animals we already knew the name of (i.e: puppy and kitten) and some we learnt (i.e: gosling, calf). Click here to refresh your knowledge (Click on Adult and Baby Animals).

· Topic: Seasides - this week we have learnt about animals which live in the seas and oceans. We have identified the features animals that living in an ocean habitat have and noticed similarities and differences between the fish. Click here to find out more about the ocean habitat.

Welcome back to Term 6, we are continuing with our topic of seasides.

 

During this week (beginning 01-06-15) we have been learning:

· English: Comprehension: This week we have been focusing on understanding and comprehending texts that we read. We have read a selection of texts and answered questions about them. Click here to visit a site of many texts - what questions can you ask about the texts and how would you answer them?

· Handwriting: On a Wednesday afternoon we have been learning to join our handwriting. Each letter starts on the line and we have been making sure all our letters are formed correctly. Click here to practice our finger exercises.

· Maths: Place Value - This week we have been learning about place value (the value that each digit represents). We have used blocks to represent the worth of each digit. We have learnt how to partition numbers (74 = 70 + 4) and to recombine them (80 + 2 = 82). Click here to practise partitioning numbers into their tens and units.

· Science - This week we learnt more about seasonal change, identifying what the weather should be like in the summer. We thought about activities we do in the summer and what happens to the plants and animals. Click here to watch a clip of seasonal change in the countryside.

· Topic: Seasides - this week we have started to learn more about the seas and oceans of our world. We have found and named the oceans on a map and over the next few weeks we will learn more about animals which might live in different parts of the oceans. Click here to watch a clip of animals which live in the seas and oceans of our world.

During this week (beginning 18-05-15) we have been learning:

· English: Alternative FairytalesIn preparation for our visit to the Bookfeast Literary Festival on Wednesday 20th May, we have started to look at a selection of fairytales, including some written by Teresa Heapy (the author we will see). This week we have looked at a traditional version of Cinderella as well as Very Little Cinderella. We have compared the language, characters, settings and events, we particularly enjoyed the humour in Very Little Cinderella. Click here to read another version of Cinderella.

· Handwriting: On a Wednesday afternoon we have been learning to join our handwriting. Each letter starts on the line and we have been making sure all our letters are formed correctly. Click here to practice our finger exercises.

· Maths: Time - This week we have revised our knowledge of time.  We are learning to tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour on both analogue and digital clocks.  Click here for a time game.

· RE: Special Places - In RE we visited the church, looking at the stained glass windows in our church and identifying how this is a special place for Christians.

· Topic: Seasides - this week we have continued to learn about how seaside holidays have changed over time. We have looked specifically at entertainment that can be found at the seaside, including Punch and Judy shows. Click here to watch a selection of Punch and Judy videos - can you describe how they change over time?

English: 14-05-15 Today we used a story map to retell the story of Very Little Red Riding Hood.

English: 14-05-15 Today we used a story map to retell the story of Very Little Red Riding Hood. 1
English: 14-05-15 Today we used a story map to retell the story of Very Little Red Riding Hood. 2
English: 14-05-15 Today we used a story map to retell the story of Very Little Red Riding Hood. 3
English: 14-05-15 Today we used a story map to retell the story of Very Little Red Riding Hood. 4
English: 14-05-15 Today we used a story map to retell the story of Very Little Red Riding Hood. 5
English: 14-05-15 Today we used a story map to retell the story of Very Little Red Riding Hood. 6
English: 14-05-15 Today we used a story map to retell the story of Very Little Red Riding Hood. 7
English: 14-05-15 Today we used a story map to retell the story of Very Little Red Riding Hood. 8
English: 14-05-15 Today we used a story map to retell the story of Very Little Red Riding Hood. 9
English: 14-05-15 Today we used a story map to retell the story of Very Little Red Riding Hood. 10
English: 14-05-15 Today we used a story map to retell the story of Very Little Red Riding Hood. 11

During this week (beginning 11-05-15) we have been learning:

· English: Alternative Fairytales: In preparation for our visit to the Bookfeast Literary Festival on Wednesday 20th May, we have started to look at a selection of fairytales, including some written by Teresa Heapy (the author we will see). This week we have looked at a traditional version of Little Red Riding Hood as well as Very Little Red Riding Hood. We have retold the stories using a story map to remind us of key events and compared the characters, settings and events. Click here for another version of the story - is there anything the same about them all?

· Maths: Multiplication - This week we have continued to focus on multiplication, understanding the symbol used for multiplication, drawing arrays to show multiplication as well as answering word problems using multiplication. Click here for a times table game - click on times tables and then choose either the 2, 5 or 10 times table to practice.

· RE: Stained Glass Windows - In RE we have been learning about the importance of places of worship. This week, the children thought about how stained glass windows are used in churches and you will have noticed the beautiful display of stained glass windows created by the children.

· Topic / Art: Seasides - this week we have continued to learn about how seaside holidays have changed over time. We looked at a selection of photographs, discussed what was different and similar about seaside holidays in the past and now and used this knowledge to start a classroom display. Click here to compare past and present photographs of seaside holidays.

· Forest School - we spent Thursday afternoon at forest school (this is the last one this term). Click here to visit our Forest School page and view our photographs.

Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours.

Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 1
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 2
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 3
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 4
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 5
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 6
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 7
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 8
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 9
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 10
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 11
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 12
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 13
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 14
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 15
Art: 08-05-15: We looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours. 16

During this week (beginning 04-05-15) we have been learning:

· English: narratives with a seaside theme: This week we have read more stories about Mr and Mrs Grinling and their cat, Hamish. We have described the settings where they live and work, identifying similarities and differences and started to create our  own stories using the same characters. Click here to have a go at making your own setting for a story - think carefully about how it would make the reader feel.

· Maths: Multiplication - This week we have revisited multiplication, focusing on repeated addition and arrays. We were reminded of the symbol for multiplication and what this means. We have started to answer simple multiplication sums using the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.Click here for a times table game - click on times tables and then choose either the 2, 5 or 10 times table to practice.

· Science: Plants - more planting took place this week with children learning about the different between a plant, seed, seedling and bulb. We also started to develop our knowledge of tree names and how we can identify them using the shape of their leaves.  Click here to download a leaf identification sheet.

· Topic: Seasides - this week we have learnt about how seaside holidays have changed over time. We looked at a selection of photographs, sorting them into the past and present. We thought carefully about what was different and similar about seaside holidays in the past and now. Click here to compare past and present photographs of seaside holidays.

· Art: The Wave by Hokusai- this week we looked at another famous sea picture - "The Wave" by Hokusai. We created our own representations of the painting using cold colours.

Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.

Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  1
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  2
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  3
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  4
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  5
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  6
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  7
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  8
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  9
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  10
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  11
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  12
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  13
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  14
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  15
Art - 01-05-15: We have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  16

During this week (beginning 27-04-15) we have been learning:

· English: narratives with a seaside theme: This week we have started to read narratives which are set at the seaside. We have looked at The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, sequencing the story, retelling the story and describing the characters. Over the next few weeks, we will look at a selection of books about these characters, identifying similarities and differences as well as creating our own stories using the same characters. Click here to watch the story being read.

· Maths: Addition- This week we have revisited addition, focusing on adding larger numbers by partitioning them into tens and units before adding. We have been using equipment to help. We have also looked at the relationship between addition and subtraction and how three numbers can be used to make four different sums (e.g. 3 + 4 = 7, 4 + 3 = 7, 7 - 3 = 4 and 7 - 4 = 3). Click here to write your own sums using three numbers.

· Science: Plants- this term in science we are learning about plants. Last week we planted Sunflowers which are already growing steadily and this week we looked at bulbs. We investigated how different they can be and then planted some in our pots to grow and flower later in the year. Click here to test your knowledge about growing plants.

· Topic: Seasides - this week we have learnt about how a seaside town is different to Clifton Hampden. We were quite amazed by how many things were the same as well as how many things were different. Click here to watch a clip about the seaside.

· Art: Monet Seascapes- this week we have used our knowledge of warm and cold colours to make our own representations of Monet's Soleil Levant using individual brushstrokes.  

Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours.

Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 1 Samuel
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 2 Dylan
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 3 George
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 4 Tom
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 5 Izabela
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 6 Sam
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 7 Archie
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 8 Eva
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 9 Faith
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 10 John
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 11 Harry
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 12 Louise
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 13 Christopher
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 14 Melissa
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 15 Joe
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 16 Evie R
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 17 Thibault
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 18 Evie B-J
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 19 Maia
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 20 Nathan
Art - 24-04-15: This week we have learnt about warm and cold colours and how they influence our ideas about paintings. Take a look at our fantastic abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. 21 Emma

Maths - 23-04-15. We have used the Beebots to investigate quarter, half and three-quarter turns. We learnt about moving clockwise and anti-clockwise.

Maths - 23-04-15. We have used the Beebots to investigate quarter, half and three-quarter turns. We learnt about moving clockwise and anti-clockwise. 1
Maths - 23-04-15. We have used the Beebots to investigate quarter, half and three-quarter turns. We learnt about moving clockwise and anti-clockwise. 2
Maths - 23-04-15. We have used the Beebots to investigate quarter, half and three-quarter turns. We learnt about moving clockwise and anti-clockwise. 3
Maths - 23-04-15. We have used the Beebots to investigate quarter, half and three-quarter turns. We learnt about moving clockwise and anti-clockwise. 4
Maths - 23-04-15. We have used the Beebots to investigate quarter, half and three-quarter turns. We learnt about moving clockwise and anti-clockwise. 5
Maths - 23-04-15. We have used the Beebots to investigate quarter, half and three-quarter turns. We learnt about moving clockwise and anti-clockwise. 6

During this week (beginning 20-04-15) we have been learning:

· English: poetry: This week we have continued to read, perform and write poems linked to our topic. We have been working hard to create our own poems using adjectives, nouns and alliteration as well as publishing them using the computer. Have a look at our fantastic poems displayed in the classroom. Click here to read some seaside poetry.

· Maths: Shape - This week we are continuing to learn about shapes (2D and 3D). We have learnt to identify common shapes using their properties, looked at symmetry, pattern and right angles. Click here for a shape game to play.

· Topic: Seasides - this week we have learnt about the different geographical features we might find at the seaside. We used the computer to find which features we might find at different seaside resorts. Click here to watch a clip about the seaside.

· Art: Warm and Cold Colours- this week we have looked at a selection of seaside paintings and identified whether they were painted using warm or cold colours. We have also created our own abstract paintings using warm and cold colours. Click here to learn more about warm and cold colours.

    Welcome back to a new term. 

During this week (beginning 13-04-15) we have been learning:

· English: poetry: Over the next few weeks, we are planning to read, perform and write a selection of poems linked to our topic of seasides. Click here to read some seaside poetry.

· Maths: Shape - This week we are learning about shapes (2D and 3D). We have learnt to identify common shapes using their properties. Click here for a shape game to play.

· Computing: Programming - this week we have refreshed our knowledge of programming, algorithms and debugging. We have directed a friend around the classroom and used the Beebots to follow instructions. Click here to find out more about computing.

· Swimming - this week we start swimming lessons on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure you bring a towel, swimming costume and hat in a bag on Wednesday morning.

    

Our topic for this term is going to be Seasides.

Click below to see an overview of our topic. We will learn about where seasides are, how seaside holidays have changed over time, the geographical features of a seasides and about the animals that live in different seasides.

During this week (beginning 23-03-15) we have been learning:

· English: Easter PoetryThis week we have learnt two performance poems for our Easter Assembly. Try to remember the actions that we used to remind us of the poem.

A Little Seed

A little seed for me to sow, A little soil to make it grow, A little hole, a little pat,

A little wish and that is that, A little sun, a little shower. A little while - then a flower!

· Maths: Time- This week we have continued to learn to tell the time. We have been learning to read times on analogue and digital clocks. We have made times on clocks (by moving the hands), drawn hands on clocks and read times from clocks. Click here for a time game.

· R. E- this week we have read the Easter story. We found out about what happened and had little Easter booklets to complete. Click here for a link to the story.

· Forest School - we have been on another Forest School outing this week, although it was in the playground with the Fire pit (please check the Forest School page for more information).

Drama Workshop - 20/3/15: 'Jungle' We needed to pack our bags and travel to the jungle! We saw crocodiles, snakes, spiders, lions and spoke a secret language called ‘banana’ this made us giggle lots! We had to set a special creature free by looking for a golden key in swamp filled with crocodiles. For Year 1 pictures please look at the Reception page as we worked in two small groups.

17-03-15 English: Today we went on a narrative journey, finding objects and imagining where they came from and who left them. Lots of fantastic story language being spoken and written.

During this week (beginning 16-03-15) we have been learning:

· English: Imaginative Stories: This week we have listened to a story called "The Beasties" by Jenny Nimmo where creatures tell stories from objects that they have found. On Tuesday we went on our own adventure discovering items which had been left in the playground (please look at the photographs above). For the remainder of the week we are planning, telling and writing our own stories inspired by one of the objects we found.

· Maths: Time- This week we have started to learn to tell the time. We have started by learning about o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. We have made times on clocks (by moving the hands), drawn hands on clocks and read times from clocks. Click here for a time game.

· Science: - this week we have planned and carried out an investigation to find out how high different balls would bounce. We recognised what we needed to keep the same and what might change in the investigation. We discussed our findings at the end.

· Topic: Toys - this week we have learnt about old games which might have been played in the playground many years ago. We looked at pictures of games and then tried to play some in the playground. Click to view an old painting (1560) of children playing games.

  • Forest School - we have been on another Forest School outing this week (please check the Forest School page for more information).

13-03-15 Comic Relief - Look at us all dressed in red and with our fantastic red noses!

13-03-15 Comic Relief - Look at us all dressed in red and with our fantastic red noses! 1
13-03-15 Comic Relief - Look at us all dressed in red and with our fantastic red noses! 2

13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.

13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  1
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  2
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  3
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  4
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  5
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  6
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  7
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  8
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  9
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  10
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  11
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  12
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  13
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  14
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  15
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  16
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  17
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  18
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  19
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  20
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  21
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  22
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  23
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  24
13-03-15 Topic - This week we have made spinners, we sanded a piece of dowelling to make the wooden part and then used card to make the colourful part.  25

During this week (beginning 09-03-15) we have been learning:

· English: Alternative Traditional Tales: This week we have listened to traditional stories from other cultures. We have looked at the sequence of the narrative stories using a story mountain. Click here to watch another traditional story - Anansi and the Turtle

· Maths: Fractions - This week we have used our division knowledge to learn about fractions. We are becoming familiar with written fractions and the idea that halves means cutting into two equal parts, quarters means cutting into four equal parts and thirds means cutting into three equal parts. We have divided shapes and also begun to find fractions of numbers. Click here for more information.

· Science: - this week we have continued to learn about properties of materials. We investigated magnetism, identifying objects which were magnetic (or not) and finding out about the strength of magnets. Click here for an interactive experiment with magnets and springs.

· Topic: Toys - this week we have learnt about more Victorian toys. Rich and poor children had different toys. We have all made spinners and windmills. Click here to watch an information video about Victorian toys (click on videos, right hand side of the screen).

· Art - Andy Warhol - this week we have used the computer (2 Paint a Picture) to create a repeated pattern of a toy. We thought carefully about colour, size and rotation.

  • Forest School - we have been on another Forest School outing this week (please check the Forest School page for more information).

05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys).

05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 1 Louise
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 2 Nathan
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 3 Thibault
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 4 Melissa
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 5 Joe
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 6 Evie B-J
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 7 Faith
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 8 John
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 9 Maia
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 10 Sam
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 11 Selwyn
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 12 Christopher
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 13 Harry
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 14 Making a zoetrope
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 15 Making a zoetrope
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 16 Making a zoetrope
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 17 Making a zoetrope
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 18 Making a zoetrope
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 19 Louise
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 20 Evie B-J
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 21 John
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 22 Harry
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 23 Sam
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 24 Faith
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 25 Melissa
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 26 Christopher
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 27 Evie R
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 28 Thibault
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 29 Eva
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 30 Joe
05-03-15 Topic Work - Today we made a thaumatrope and zoetrope (replica Victorian toys). 31 Nathan

During this week (beginning 02-03-15) we have been learning:

  • English: Alternative Traditional Tales: This week we have read the story of the Pea and the Princess. We made freeze frames of the main events and discussed and described the characters. 
  • Maths: Division - This week we have continued to learn about division. We have been grouping and sharing objects (and cheerios) to find answers to division sums. We have started to identify that some division sums leave a remainder also. Click here to have a go at grouping objects to find an answer to a division sum.
  • Science: - this week we have learnt more about properties of materials. We looked at a selection of materials and investigated whether they could bend/squash etc. We had some really tricky ones (like Balsa wood) which didn't do what we expected! 
  • RE: - this week we have read the story of Moses. Click here to recap the story.
  • Topic: Toys - this week we have learnt about Victorian toys. Rich and poor children had different toys. We have all made a thaumatrope and watched a zoetrope in action. Click here to watch an information video about Victorian toys (click on videos, right hand side of the screen).
  • Art - Andy Warhol - this week we have made our own Andy Warhol inspired printed pictures of toys. We used polystrene mats to make our design and then printing ink to add colour.

Welcome back. We hope you had a lovely half term.

During this week (beginning 23-02-15) we have been learning:

  • English: Traditional Tales: This week we have started learning about Traditional Tales, reading the story of The Princess and the Pea. We are focusing on the written language of a traditional tale by looking at the characters and plot. Click here to watch the story on You Tube.
  • Maths: Division - This week we have started to learn about division. We have identified the sign and practically shared objects. We are also learning to use a number line to complete repeated subtraction (taking away the same number many times, i.e. 12 - 3, -3,  -3, -3). We have also talked about how halving is the same as dividing by 2. Click here for a doubling and halving game (choose the corresponding buttons).
  • Science: - this week the investigated how materials could be manipulated by twisting, squashing, pulling, pushing etc, trying to make a playdough duck. It was harder than we thought as each dice number had a specific action. 
  • RE: - this week we learnt about Lent and Shrove Tuesday. We talked about the link between Shrove Tuesday and pancakes. We also ate pancakes! Click here to find out more.
  • Topic: Toys - this week we have continued to focus on the similarities and differences between old and new toys. Click here to complete an activity describing the old and new toys.
  • Art - Andy Warhol - this week we have looked at the Andy Warhol printed Toy pictures. We described what we liked/disliked about the pictures and then investigated printing using toys.

13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named.

13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 1
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 2
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 3
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 4
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 5
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 6
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 7
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 8
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 9
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 10
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 11
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 12
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 13
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 14
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 15
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 16
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 17
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 18
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 19
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 20
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 21
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 22
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 23
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 24
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 25
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 26
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 27
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 28
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 29
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 30
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 31
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 32
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 33
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 34
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 35
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 36
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 37
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 38
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 39
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 40
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 41
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 42
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 43
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 44
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 45
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 46
13-02-15: Chinese New Year: In preparation for the Chinese New Year, we have made moving dragons, tasted Chinese food and talked about the story of how the years were named. 47

During this week (beginning 09-01-15) we have been learning:

  • English: stories from our topic: This week we have planned and written our own bear story. We used our knowledge of all the stories that we have read this term to compose our own story. We planned the story and drew a story map before writing it in a booklet.
  • Maths: Multiplication - We have continued to learn about multiplication, beginning with repeated addition and then developing our understanding of arrays (the ways to show multiplication). We have started to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables as well as answering multiplication word problems. Click here to practise answering word problems (click on Work out the answer).
  • Science & RE: - this week the children made Valentines Cards which used a number of different materials. Each material had to have a different property and the children were asked to use specific vocabulary when describing their cards (i.e. shiny, dull, rough, smooth, soft, silky, etc). Click here to test materials.
  • Topic: Toys - this week we have compared birthday parties in 1990s, 1960s and 1930s. We looked at how the toys and expectations have changed over the years. Click here to find the clips again - scroll down to choose the correct clip.
  • Design Technology - Moving Toys - this week we have tested and evaluated our Roly Poly toys. We did such a fantastic job that all the Roly Polys moved down our ramp and the best Roly Poly travelled 3m 80cm. Well done Sam. Scroll down to see pictures from our testing.

10-02-15 DT: Testing and Evaluating our Roly Poly

09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms.

09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 1 Christopher
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 2 Christopher
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 3 John and Nathan
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 4 John and Nathan
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 5 Thibault
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 6 Thibault
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 7 Selwyn
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 8 Selwyn
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 9 Evie BJ, Evie R and Faith
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 10 Evie BJ, Evie R and Faith
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 11 Harry
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 12 Harry
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 13 Sam
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 14 Sam
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 15 Eva and Louise
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 16 Eva and Louise
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 17 Melissa, Maia and Emma
09-02-15 Computing: Today in our computing session we discussed e-safety and then revisited our learning about algorithms. Children made models out of Lego and then wrote the algorithm (set of instructions) for how to make it. Mrs Burnett was very impressed with our algorithms. 18 Melissa, Maia and Emma

During this week (beginning 02-01-15) we have been learning:

  • English: stories from our topic: This week we have alternative stories following the theme of Goldilocks. We have read It's a Bear's Life and A Chair for Baby Bear. We have thought about how the themes of the stories are the same, but the events and outcomes are different. Click here to view the story of A Chair for Baby Bear.
  • Maths: Multiplication - We have started to learn about multiplication, beginning with repeated addition and then developing our understanding of arrays (the ways to show multiplication). Click here for some multiplication activities - click on work out the answer. 
  • Science: Materials - this week we have been investigators. We have tested different materials (paper, foil, fabric, plastic) to find the best material to make Teddy an umbrella. Look at our pictures below.
  • Topic: Toys - this week we will be finding out about toys around the world. We looked at a website with pictures of toys around the world. Click here to view the website again.
  • Design Technology - Moving Toys - this week we have designed and made our own moving Roly Poly. Look out for photographs at the end of the week.

03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella.

03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 1
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 2
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 3
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 4
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 5
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 6
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 7
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 8
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 9
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 10
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 11
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 12
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 13
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 14
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 15
03-02-15 Science: Waterproof Testing - We have investigated the best material for making Teddy an umbrella. 16

30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week.

30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week. 1
30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week. 2
30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week. 3
30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week. 4
30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week. 5
30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week. 6
30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week. 7
30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week. 8
30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week. 9
30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week. 10
30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week. 11
30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week. 12
30-01-15 Design Technology. In DT we are learning about moving toys. We are investigating Roly Poly's (cylinders with attached wheels). This week we tested the best way to attach the wheels to the cylinder. We worked in groups to test three different ways and then evaluated which was best in preparation for making our own next week. 13

29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice.

29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 1
29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 2
29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 3
29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 4
29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 5
29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 6
29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 7
29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 8
29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 9
29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 10
29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 11
29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 12
29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 13
29-01-15 Topic Work - having talked about Teddy Bears and how old bears were different to bears today, we made our own moving teddy using cardboard and split pins. We decorated the bears with fabric, pencils and paper of our own choice. 14

During this week (beginning 26-01-15) we have been learning:

  • English: stories from our topic: This week we have read Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have identified the story themes, retold the story using the patterned language and written a letter from Goldilocks apologising for her behaviour. Click here to watch the story.
  • Maths: Addition - We have been continued to learn about addition - this week applying our skills to shopping activities and word problems. We have also investigated what happens to a number if you continue adding the same amount, i.e. 17 + 5, +5, +5. Click here for a shopping activity where you have to choose the correct toys to make the total amount (start with small numbers!).
  • Science: Materials - this week we have continued our learning on materials. This week we looked at liquids and investigated whether they were transparent or opaque. We knew lots of different liquids and enjoyed our investigation.
  • Topic: Toys - this week we have looked at the differences between old bears and new bears. We read the story Dogger and talked about favourite teddy bears. We found out about the history of bears and placed pictures of bears on a timeline. Click here to find out about other toys through the ages.
  • Design Technology - Moving Toys - we are currently investigating different 'Roly Poly' toys to see which we would like to make. This week we explored fixings and testing different ways to fix a cylinder to a wheel. We are recording our findings to use when we start to make our own. Click here to watch a clip about mechanical toys which do not use electricity.

During this week (beginning 19-01-15) we have been learning:

  • English: stories from our topic: This week we have read stories about lost teddies. We have identified the story themes, key events and character descriptions and are intending on writing our own lost teddy stories at the end of the week. Click here to listen to a lost teddy story.
  • Maths: Addition - We have been using our knowledge of numbers and place value to support our addition. We have been finding missing numbers in addition sums and calculating possible answers for open ended questions. Click here for a missing number game - start with numbers less than 20.
  • Science: Materials - this week we have continued our learning on materials. We made collages of different fabrics/papers identifying the feel and look of the materials. We used words like soft, smooth, shiny, dull etc. to describe the materials.
  • Topic: Toys - this week we have looked at describing toys using some of the same words as in science. We have looked at what the toys may be made of and described their characteristics. Click here to complete an activity looking at old and new toys.

16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings.

16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 1 Faith
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 2 Louise
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 3 Emma
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 4 Thibault
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 5 Selwyn
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 6 Joe
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 7 Evie
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 8 Maia
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 9 Melissa
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 10 Sam
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 11 Harry
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 12 John
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 13 Christopher
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 14 Archie
16-01-15: Art: We have used our observation skills to draw a toy from the classroom. We tried to look really carefully at the shape and colour of the toy to ensure our drawing was similar to the real toy. We used pastels to add colour to our drawings. 15 Nathan

During this week (beginning 12-01-15) we have been learning:

12-01-15: Technological Toys - As part of our computing curriculum, we have looked at toys which use technology to move, make noise or light up. We were very interested to see what some of our amazing toys did.

    Welcome back to a new term. 

During this week (beginning 05-01-15) we have been learning:

· English: stories from our topic: Over the next few weeks, we are planning to read a selection of stories by Jane Hissey about toys. This week we started by reading ‘Old Bear’. We looked at the sequence of events and the characters. Click here to visit the Jane Hissey website and find out more about the author.

· Maths: Length - We have been learning about length. We have used non-standard measurements (e.g. cubes) and standard measuring equipment (rulers) to measure a selection of objects. We even found out how tall we were in centimetres. Click here for a measuring game.

· Science: Seasonal Change - this week we have continued our learning about seasonal change. We looked at how trees change (or not) during the seasons and whether the same animals are present in winter and summer. Click here to watch a clip about apple trees during the different seasons.

    

Our topic for this term is going to be Toys and Games.

Click below to see an overview of our topic. We will learn about old and new toys, how toys have changed over time, the materials that they are made of and even attempt to make some of our own toys. We have a toy shop as our role play area and are practising purchasing items with the correct money.

We wish you all a very happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the new year. 

  • Please keep practising your reading over the holiday. Here are some links to story websites. Oxford Owl website - lots of online stories (login required but this is free if you register) Storynory website - online stories which are read aloud. Roy the Zebra website - great for interactive games to develop reading as well as an online reading section.
  • Phonics play - website of interactive games linked to phonic knowledge. Please focus on Phase 3, 4 and 5.
  • Please also keep practising your maths especially your counting (how many presents have you had), number recognition (the advent calendar is great for this) and number bonds. ​Maths online games - choose any games focussing on counting and number facts. 

 

                    

Nativity Photographs - from a rehearsal Friday 12th December 2014

This week (beginning 15-12-13) we have been learning:

  • English / R.E - this week we have been reading the Christmas Story from the bible and making our own sequenced book.  Click here for an interactive Christmas Nativity Story
  • Maths- we have been learning about measures, taking part in practical activities to develop mathematical language and conceptual understanding. We have made Christmas biscuits and then measured and cut carefully to make a box to take them home in. Click here for a weighing game - can you weigh the parcels correctly?

Today (15-12-14) we all did a good job in our nativity performance dress rehearsal - Angel Express. We have all worked really hard to learn our parts and the song words. 

The classroom is prepared for our nativity performance with lots of beautiful art work.

The classroom is prepared for our nativity performance with lots of beautiful art work. 1
The classroom is prepared for our nativity performance with lots of beautiful art work. 2
The classroom is prepared for our nativity performance with lots of beautiful art work. 3
The classroom is prepared for our nativity performance with lots of beautiful art work. 4
The classroom is prepared for our nativity performance with lots of beautiful art work. 5
The classroom is prepared for our nativity performance with lots of beautiful art work. 6
The classroom is prepared for our nativity performance with lots of beautiful art work. 7

 What have we been learning this week? (beginning 08-12-14) 

What have we been learning this week? (beginning 01-12-14) 

DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs.

DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 1
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 2
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 3
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 4
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 5
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 6
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 7
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 8
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 9
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 10
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 11
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 12
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 13
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 14
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 15
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 16
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 17
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 18
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 19
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 20
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 21
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 22
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 23
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 24
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 25
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 26
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 27
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 28
DT - 28-11-14. Today we made dinosaur worlds for our clay dinosaurs. 29

What have we been learning this week? (beginning 24-11-14) 

  • English - we are continuing to learn about narrative texts (stories). This week we have started to look in detail at settings and characters. We have used our senses to describe a setting and made up unusual characters. We are using adjectives to describe the characters and settings and even adding a little alliteration to add effect. Click here to create your own setting with characters - once you have created your setting, you could write a description of it too.
  • Maths - this week we are developing our understanding of place value and estimating. We are becoming proficient in identifying the tens and units within a number (e.g. 34 = 3 tens and 4 units) and are starting to partition numbers in this way (54 = 50 + 4). Click here to visit a place value game. We have also tried estimating the amount of objects. Click here for a game guessing a number between 0 and 100.
  • Topic - this week we have used our dinosaur database again. Sorting the information to answer questions about a selection of the dinosaurs. Click here for a different dinosaur database - how many dinosaurs can you find out about?
  • Computing - this week we have started to use our dinosaur word banks to create a simple animated story. We have drawn pictures, changed the background colour and typed sentences on 2Create a Story.
  • DT - this week we have made our dinosaur worlds (on a paper plate). We have used a selection of reclaimed materials to make trees, volcanoes, grass, water and anything else we thought our dinosaurs would want! We then added our clay dinosaurs to their worlds and are looking forward to taking them home.

PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music.

PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 1
PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 2
PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 3
PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 4
PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 5
PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 6
PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 7
PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 8
PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 9
PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 10
PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 11
PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 12
PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 13
PE with Mr Hartigan - This term we have been taking part in Dance. We have listened to a story about a Toy Shop and then moved in time to the music. 14

What have we been learning this week? (beginning 17-11-14) 

  • English - we are now learning about narrative texts (stories). We have completed a 'cold write' where the children show what they know about story writing independently. Mrs Burnett and Miss Priddle can then plan our learning around what we need to develop. Click here to visit a site where you can make a story electronically but choosing the type of story, the characters and setting. You could illustrate the story and bring it into school.
  • Maths - this week we are developing our understanding of place value and number sequences. We have recapped counting in different steps (2s, 5s and 10s) and tried to do this from any number (e.g. 6, 16, 26, 36 etc). We becoming proficient in identifying the tens and units within a number (e.g. 34 = 3 tens and 4 units) and are starting to partition numbers in this way (54 = 50 + 4). Click here to visit a place value game.
  • Topic - this week we have used a dinosaur database to find out about different dinosaurs. We have created cards within the database adding information about size, number of legs and what they eat. We then used the database to answer questions about the dinosaurs.
  • Science - we are learning about life cycles. Last week we looked at the human life cycle and this week we studied the butterfly life cycle. Click here to watch a film about how caterpillars change into butterflies.

What have we been learning this week? (beginning 10-11-14) 

Welcome back. We hope you had a lovely half term.

This week (beginning 03-11-14) we have been learning:

Dinosaur Topic Day (23-10-14). What an exciting day we had today, we made dinosaur biscuits (following instructions, weighing and measuring), found out about how fossils are made, created our own skeletons using art straws and black paper and finally became palaeontologists excavating dinosaurs out of eggs and chocolate chips out of cookies! It was hard work pretending to be a palaeontologist.

This week (beginning 20-10-14) we have been completing our half termly assessments in phonics, writing and maths. We have also been learning:

 

This week (beginning 13-10-14) we are learning:

  • English - this week we have continued to learn about poetry. We have learnt two poems for Harvest Festival and with our actions we can recite the poems. Click here to find out more about Autumn.
  • Maths - we have continued our learning about subtraction. This week we have been working out the missing number in a sum and writing sums looking at the representation on a number line. Click here to watch a short video about subtraction. Click here for a game finding 10 less than a given 2-digit number.
  • R.E - We have continued to learn about harvest and have been working hard in preparation for Harvest Festival. Click here to watch a video about Harvest Festival. In preparation for our harvest festival we also visited the church on Tuesday afternoon, looking at the beautiful decorations and key features of the church.
  • DT - this week we have painted and glazed our clay dinosaurs. We started by painting the base coat and then added decorations and patterns to make our dinosaurs look like our designs. 
  • P.E - we are developing our gymnastic skills with Mr Hartigan on a Wednesday afternoon, learning about balancing, moving in different ways and coordination. On a Friday we are developing our ball skills- throwing, catching, kicking and bouncing accurately.  

Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations.

Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 1
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 2
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 3
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 4
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 5
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 6
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 7
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 8
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 9
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 10
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 11
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 12
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 13
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 14
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 15
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 16
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 17
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 18
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 19
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 20
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 21
Clay dinosaurs 10-10-14. As you can see from our photographs, we are very proud of our creations. 22

This week (beginning 06-10-14) we are learning:

  • English - this week we have continued to learn about poetry. We are identifying rhythm and rhyme in poems and are learning to recite a couple of poems in preparation for Harvest Festival. Click here for a rhyming game.
  • Maths - we have continued our learning about subtraction. We are using mental strategies (keep the big number in your head and count back) as well as other resources (hundred square and number line) to calculate answers to subtraction sums. Click here for a subtraction game, this is a tricky one - remember to count back! 
  • Computing- this week Mrs Burnett has continued working with Lily Hop. This is a programming game where you need to direct the frog to eat the dragonflies. Click here to have a go. This week the children were introduced to the word algorithm (meaning a series of instructions) and were writing their own simple algorithms for the program.
  • Topic - this week we have learnt about the how fossils are made. 
  • DT - this week we have used our designs to make our own clay dinosaurs. Click here to watch the clip about creating a clay dinosaur.

DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up!

DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 1
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 2
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 3
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 4
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 5
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 6
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 7
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 8
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 9
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 10
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 11
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 12
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 13
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 14
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 15
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 16
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 17
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 18
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 19
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 20
DT (03-10-14). We have designed a dinosaur to make out of clay next week. This week we used playdough to investigate stability, neck and leg length and to find out how to make our dinosaur model stand up! 21

Music - Mrs Fell is teaching the children a dinosaur inspired piece of music. Some children played the tuned percussion whilst others used the untuned percussion.

Music - Mrs Fell is teaching the children a dinosaur inspired piece of music. Some children played the tuned percussion whilst others used the untuned percussion.  1
Music - Mrs Fell is teaching the children a dinosaur inspired piece of music. Some children played the tuned percussion whilst others used the untuned percussion.  2
Music - Mrs Fell is teaching the children a dinosaur inspired piece of music. Some children played the tuned percussion whilst others used the untuned percussion.  3
Music - Mrs Fell is teaching the children a dinosaur inspired piece of music. Some children played the tuned percussion whilst others used the untuned percussion.  4
Music - Mrs Fell is teaching the children a dinosaur inspired piece of music. Some children played the tuned percussion whilst others used the untuned percussion.  5
Music - Mrs Fell is teaching the children a dinosaur inspired piece of music. Some children played the tuned percussion whilst others used the untuned percussion.  6
Music - Mrs Fell is teaching the children a dinosaur inspired piece of music. Some children played the tuned percussion whilst others used the untuned percussion.  7

This week (beginning 29-09-14) we are learning:

Today (25-09-14) we went to the Arboretum at Nuneham Courtenay to take part in Autumnal Art. We found different coloured leaves, peacock feathers, pine cones and kept them all as treasure. We then used our treasure to make crowns! Click on the picture to visit the Forest school page with photographs of our fantastic morning.

This week (beginning 22-09-14) we are learning:

  • English - we are using our knowledge of characters, setting and plot to write our own version of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. Using our planning from last week, we are working hard to write in sequenced sentences. We all need to remember finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. We are also working hard on our handwriting making sure that all our letters are correctly formed. Click here for a reminder about all letter formation (choose the letter you wish to see formed).
  • Maths - we are continuing to learn about addition. This week we have focused on missing number sums. Remember we are counting the hops, not the stops! Click here for a missing number sums game (match the sum with the missing number).
  • Drama - this week we had a visit from Perform who took us on an imaginary adventure to space, take a look at our photos of the event.
  • Topic - we continue to learn about the differences and similarities of dinosaurs. We have learnt new vocabulary: carnivore, herbivore, bipeds (walk on two legs) and quadrupeds (walk on four legs). We have classified dinosaurs using these words and are starting to spot key features which identify whether a dinosaur is a carnivore or herbivore. Click here to find out about lots of different types of dinosaurs.

This week (beginning 15-09-14) we are learning:

  • English - we are using our knowledge of characters, setting and plot to make a story plan of our own version of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. We have written a story plan, made a story map and are working on a storyboard. These are all in preparation for making our own books. Click here for an online story called Dinosaur Dig.
  • Maths - we are learning about addition. We have used our number knowledge to answer sums mentally, using a number line, hundred square and counters. Click here for some addition games: Funky Mummy (addition facts to 20) or Depth Changer (adding 10 to a 2-digit number)
  • Computing - this week we started to discover how algorithms help to 
  • programme a moveable beebot. We learnt about how to give a list of instructions to move it around the carpet. 
  • Topic - we are learning about the features of dinosaurs. We have looked at a selection of pictures of dinosaurs and written descriptive sentences to accompany them. Click here to find out about lots of different types of dinosaurs.

Dazzling Dinosaur Art 12-09-14 We have used our imaginations to draw and paint what a dinosaur might have looked like.

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Self-portraits of Year 1 and 2

Self-portraits of Year 1 and 2 1
Self-portraits of Year 1 and 2 2
Self-portraits of Year 1 and 2 3
Self-portraits of Year 1 and 2 4
Self-portraits of Year 1 and 2 5
Self-portraits of Year 1 and 2 6