Learning By Inspiring Success
On Friday 27th November, Ellie and Cillian were given a Headteacher's award. Ellie received her award for some fantastic dance moves and Cillian received his for writing his name independently and even using his Abracadbra letters. Well done to both of them.
Teddy suggested that we make a ladder to help Stick Man get back into his tree. So today, we did just that! We have been busy sawing and hammering and testing out our work to make sure that Stick Man was safe on the ladder. Look at the finished ladder! We left Stick Man in the Orange Classroom tonight and set the ladder up against the dolls house in Red Classroom. So if he needs a comfy sleep tonight, he can use one of the beds by climbing up the ladder - we can't wait to see where he is in the morning!
On Friday 20th November, Holly and Hugo were given a Headteacher's award. Holly received her award for some fantastic creative work which included making her own Stick Man. Hugo received his for sounding out words and trying to write them by himself. Well done to both of them.
We have made some maps to help Stick Man get home and tried hard to think of buildings that might help him find his way. The children drew hotels, skyscrapers, houses, shops and hospitals. We hope we have helped him!
Who is this?
After a windy night and finding lots of toys strewn around the outdoor area we decided to have a tidy up session but to our surprise look what we found!
Can you spot who was hiding from us in the bushes?
The children decided that we should bring him inside to look after him. We created a mind map of the children's ideas abut how to help Stick Man. Their ideas included ways to get him home by building him a kite, aeroplane and a large ladder and how we could look after him until he got home.
As part of our learning about the story 'Pumpkin Soup' we have looked closely at a pumpkin and sketched what we saw. We talked about how we use a photocopier to make copies of the same image and painted one image, used pastels on another and left the original blank. Here are the results of our work which we cut and mounted ourselves.
Red and Orange Classes are taught by Mrs Musgrove and Ms Bridges.
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On Friday 13th November, Elerisce and Freda were given a Headteacher's award. Elerisce received her award for settling in so well to her new class. Freda received hers for some fabulous Indian dancing inspired by Diwali celebrations. Well done to both of them.
On Friday 6th November, Charlie and Sam were given a Headteacher's award. Charlie received his for focusing well in his Phonics and maths sessions. Sam received his for some super problem solving in maths by making as many different shapes as he could using only 4 cubes. Well done to both of them.
We listened to a piece of music that was written over 200 years ago by a composer called Handel and while we listening, we made firework noises and chalked the fireworks that it made us think about.
Welcome back to the new school term.
When we came into the classrooms on Monday, there were 2 boxes, one in each classroom. The children were excited to find a pumpkin inside and the book 'Pumpkin Soup'. We have had a fun few days exploring the story through drama and role play. When the teachers took on the role of Duck the children asked 'Duck' questions and responded to his naughty behaviour with suggestions about how he should treat his friends.
We have been weighing pumpkins, sketching them, making a pumpkin patch out of play dough, making a small world play area for the characters in the story, hammering golf tees into some pumpkins, investigating the seeds inside the pumpkin, making a group textured painting and creating our own 'pumpkin gloopy soup'. The gallery below shows some of the hard work that we have been up to.
This week we have been investigating the signs of autumn that we could spot around the school grounds. We looked at the the trees and their leaves and pretended to be the wind blowing the leaves. We tried to catch a leaf as it fell from the tree and then sang an autumn song about the changing colours - everyone loved throwing their handful of leaves high into the air! In small groups some children choose to make some cheerio bird feeders. We are watching to see who comes for a nibble!
On Friday 16th October, Knoa and Lily-Ann were given a Headteacher's award. Knoa received his for his positive attitude to all of his learning and Lily-Ann received hers for showing good sportsmanship in the team games we have played this week. Well done to both of them.
On Friday 9th October, Archie and Lex were given a Headteacher's award. Archie received his for reading and for his phonics work. Lex received his for some super problem solving in maths. Well done to both of them.
Look what we have been learning in maths and literacy over the last few weeks!
In Reception, we have been thinking about our friends. We have been talking about who our friends are and what makes a good friend. We have been thinking about how Elmer was a good friend and we have been choosing our own colours to paint a patchwork Elmer by painting different colours on squares that touch. We then wrote our own speech bubble "I am" in response to the question 'Are you a good friend?'
On Friday 2nd October, Noah and Charlene were given a Headteacher's award. Charlene received hers for becoming more involved when playing with other children in the setting. Noah received his for giving one more and one less than a number to 20 in his head and then recording his findings in a chart. Well done to both of them.
Each week two children are chosen by the staff in Foundation Stage, one from Red Class and one from Orange Class to receive a certificate from the Headteacher. They can be chosen for doing good work, putting in lots of effort and trying their hardest or being a good friend.
On Friday 25th September, Olivia and Kavisha were given a Headteacher's award. Both received them for showing care and consideration for others in the setting.
We have been amazed by how grown up and sensible the children have been when starting school. They have picked up the new routines and have approached all tasks with great enthusiasm.
On our first day at school we made some new friends and had our photographs taken.
We have been practising our cutting skills and made a frame to go around our photographs. Don't we all look lovely?
We have had lots of fun exploring the outdoor area, choosing toys to play with in the classroom and going into the hall for PE.
Orange Class Ourselves Art Gallery
Red Class Ourselves Art Gallery