Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas Songs

We have been singing Christmas songs today.  This is one of our favourites!

When Santa got stuck up the chimney, 
He began to shout: “You girls and boys, Won’t get any toys, If you don’t pull me out!” 
 “My beard is black, There’s soot in my sack, My nose is tickling too!” 
 When Santa got stuck up the chimney,
 “Aaachooo, achoo, achoo!”


Have you got a favourite Christmas song?

Christmas Puddings!

We read a story about Santa helping solve a problem at Christmas. We helped by making some mini Christmas puddings. 
What is your favourite Christmas food?

Monday, 14 December 2015

Bears


This week we have been very busy making a non fiction book all about bears. We have made a contents page and used labels, photographs and captions. We have also written facts about bears. 


Friday, 4 December 2015

Fiction or non fiction?

This week we have been looking at non fiction books. We sorted fiction and non fiction then looked at the special features of the books. Can you tell me what you might find in a non fiction book? 

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Kipper's Snowy Day at the theatre

We have had a very exciting day today as we have been to he theatre to watch 'Kipper's Snowy Day'. We all really enjoyed it, can you tell me about your favourite part?

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

What a busy day!

We have been very busy today making Christmas decorations for our classroom. We had lots of fun as well as working very hard! 
What was your favourite thing to make?

Exciting Visitors!

We had some visitors today while we had lunch!  We think they came to see all the fabulous Christmas decorations we had been making :-)
video
Where do you think they went after they visited our classroom?


Solving a Problem

Some of us used the construction resources outside to build a chair but there was a problem! We worked together to find a way to make the chair stronger. 
What great team work :-)


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Hibernation home for a hedgehog

We have been learning about animals that hibernate through the winter. We found out that hedgehogs hibernate and made a hibernation home for them. We then wrote signs for the hedgehogs to find their way. 

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Sound Effects

We explored different instruments to see if we could add sound effects to our new story. 
Which was your favourite instruments?

Monday, 23 November 2015

Counting Coins

We had to count out the correct number of 1p coins to pay to wash the scooters!

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Safety week

This week we have been learning about how to keep ourselves safe. We thought about how to stay safe near the road. Can you tell me how you stay safe? 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Listen to us retell our new stories!

We have been using our settings to create new versions of We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

A Good Friend

We listened to the story 'Lost and Found' to help us think about what being a good friend means.
What would you do if you saw someone looking sad? Hover your mouse over the picture and click on the spots to see what we thought about being a good friend.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

We're going on a bear hunt

We thought of our own settings to make a class "We're going on a bear hunt" book. Today we have been writing so words to describe what it's like to go through our settings using our phonics. Look at our fantastic writing! 

Diwali arts day

Today we have been learning all about the Hindu celebration Diwali. We have learnt a lot about the celebrations and have been sewing firework pictures, creating rangoli patterns and decorating hands with mehendi. Can you tell us what you have learnt? 

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Working Together

Today some children decided they wanted to build a bridge to get across the river. They had to work together to decide how to lift the plank safely and then how to balance it so they could walk along it. 
What do you need to remember to do when you are building using the crates and planks to keep yourself safe?

New Settings

We are going to create our own versions of the Bear Hunt story. Can you guess what our new setting might be? 

Friday, 6 November 2015

Different bears

We have been learning about different kinds of bears. We learnt that some bears hibernate through the winter so we made caves for them to hibernate in. Can you tell us anything about the bears we have learnt about? 

Bonfire night

We have been talking about what we have been doing for bonfire night. We enjoyed doing lots of activities about fireworks. Can you tell us about any fireworks that you have seen?

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

We're Going in a Bear Hunt!

Our story this half term is ''We're Going on a Bear Hunt". We have been listening to the story, making story maps to help us tell the story and acting out the story in the classroom. We finished today by going on a bear hunt!
Do you think we found the bear? 
Can you tell the story to a grown up?






Practicing Reading!

We have been using our phonics to help us practice reading words using the phonemes we have learnt.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Breakfast and Pyjamas

We came to school in our pyjamas today to have some breakfast. It was lots of fun eating breakfast with our friends :-)
Thank you to the mums and dads who came in their pyjamas too.




What was your favourite breakfast?

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Funny bones

We have been having a spooky week! We've learnt about our skeletons, done a skeleton dance and made x rays of our hands looking carefully at how many bones are in each finger.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Adding

We have been learning how to add 2 groups of objects together by counting all of them. We learnt that   '+'  means add.


Can you add the objects together? 

Writing

We have been practicing writing our names and letters today. We practiced in the sand with sticks, on the large whiteboards and in notebooks.
Practice writing your name at home. 

Friday, 16 October 2015

Open very carefully, a book with bite!

This week has been book week. We read the book "Open very carefully" and have made our own books. 

Friday, 9 October 2015

Bears chairs and beds

We have really enjoyed measuring this week. We decided to make beds and chairs for the 3 bears. We measured them with bricks and counted carefully.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Who's the tallest?

We have been learning the story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears.'  This made us wonder who would be the right size to play the different characters in the role play area. We have been exploring different ways of finding out who is the tallest, who is the smallest and who is in between. 

Harvest Time

We have been finding out about Harvest time, when farmers gather in their crops. We made apple crumble to celebrate the apple harvest and enjoyed tasting our hard work!
We also found out how different people celebrate harvest.  We read about the Jewish celebration Sukkot and went outside to build a Sukkah to eat our celebration harvest meal in. 


A noise in the woods!

We heard a noise in the woods so we went to investigate using our senses. We used our eyes to find clues. We found a trail of porridge, some golden hair and a wooden spoon! Who could it have been?

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

We have been learning the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. Look at our fantastic story maps!

Sunday, 4 October 2015

I wonder ...

We had to try and guess what we thought was in the gloves by feeling them. 
These are some of the things that we thought:
"Air"
"Bird seed"
"Hair"
"Fluff"
"Tiny beads"
"Stones"
"Marshmallows"
Can you remember what was inside them?

Monday, 28 September 2015

Yummy!

The 3 Bears left us some porridge to try this afternoon. We said who liked porridge before we tried it and then after we had tried it, only 2 people still didn't like it at the end of the afternoon.
We tried the porridge plain, with apple pieces, raisins and chocolate. Our favourite was chocolate porridge!

Oh No!

We had a visit today, not a very nice one! Our role area house was ruined by someone while we were outside for play time. Who do you think was the culprit?


More and Less

Today we played a game to see who built the tower with more bricks. We threw 2 dice before building our towers. We were very good at saying which had more and put them next to each other to check. We will practice using the word less


Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Matching Objects to the correct Phonemes

We have been practising hearing the initial sounds in objects and words. 


We have been using the sounds s, a, t, p, i and n.  can you think of any words which start with these sounds?


Monday, 21 September 2015

Self Portraits

Today we had a look at some self portraits by famous artists. We then had a good look at our faces using mirrors and had a go at drawing ourselves. 

Friday, 18 September 2015

Kandinsky

We have been learning about our class artist, Kandinsky. We looked at some of his work and created our own artwork. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Phonics

We have started to learn some of our sounds in phonics. We have had lots of fun singing songs to remember them.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Using Materials

We have been creating using different materials today. 

Pirate Fun!

Today we were invaded by pirates! Luckily they left us some yummy treasure!

Oooh argh me hearties!

We had a visit from some pirates today so made a pirate ship to protect ourselves!