12th November 2021
The children have been having fun with maths this week for national maths week. They’ve taken on lateral thinking challenges within lessons, taken maths outdoors and used games to secure learning to demonstrate the practical application of maths in our lives.
8th October 2021
This week Year 3 invited Mrs Butcher and some of the other classes to see the art we have been working on for the theme ‘The Colour of Nature’. The winning piece was created by Lilah, with Wilbur coming second place and in joint third place were Lyla H and Elias. It was a very close competition and I am grateful to the Year 3 pupils and school council members as well as the adults around school who all voted for their favourite pieces. I am very proud of everyone’s efforts and the thought they put in to the colours and textures they wanted to include.
We have also been learning about news reporting language features this week, becoming reporters at the scene of the crime when the wolf has blown down the houses of the little pigs. We have been learning more about the current affairs watching Newsround each day and children had a choice to teach the teacher about climate change inspired by a news story from last week. The pupils that prepared lessons were interesting, well designed and some even included quizzes to check my learning. I was very impressed and we will be sure to adopt all the top tips for being environmentally friendly in class.
Look at what we did before when we were in Year 2
Art work inspired by their weather topic and the wild fires that were recently seen in America.
When we were in the Reception class
Reception litter pick – May 2019
Reception class have taken part in a sponsored litter pick around our school and the local area, through this they have collectively raised £273.80. The children have worked hard all week making sun catchers, recycled bracelets, bookmarks and boxes to sell in their shop as well their own donated toys and books.
Miss Hacking has spoken with the children about what they would like to spend their money on. They have decided to adopt an orangutan and a sea turtle through WWF as well as purchasing a WWF badge for each of the children to wear on their uniform as a reminder of their efforts. The children also decided to plant a tree – they have done this through the woodlands trust.
They have also purchased 3 new sets of litter pickers and some more books about recycling and endangered animals. The money raised by the shop will be used to buy some endangered animal figures for the children to further their learning through play. It has been wonderful to see how enthusiastic the children have been in helping to create a greener future. Well done Reception!
Ducklings – Our new arrivals – May
|The children have had the opportunity to watch the ducklings hatch from eggs and can now enjoy caring for them, watching them grow and learn to swim.|
This half term in Reception we have been learning all about Fairytales. The children have loved creating their own books (some of which are now with Mrs Hurrell in the library).
In learning on our own many of the children have been putting on their own shows acting out fairytales and making tickets for their guests. They’ve also been making story maps on the computer.
In maths, the children have been working on their understanding of addition and subtraction and have enjoyed developing this in learning on our own – especially through subtraction smash.