Mathematician of the Week – Week 6

This week’s Mathematician of the Week was so engrossed, she didn’t even know Miss Parker was watching her do her amazing maths. She was sat sorting the shapes in the Maths Area talking to herself the whole time about what she was doing. She even talked through putting the shapes in the wrong place then switched them to the correct place herself


(We talked in class about how she was sorting the shapes into colours not ordering them)

Well done! We’ll be looking for lots more Maths next week.


Wonderful Workshop- Moon Sand

We had another great time at Workshop again this week. Our task was to make Moon Sand.

We had to work with our grown ups to make our moon sand and while were having fun we were following instructions, experiencing different textures and measuring. Our grown ups were learning how everyday activities can be used to help our learning.

We had a fabulous time! Don’t forget to look what our workshop is next week and sign up to secure your place. There are limited places so don’t leave it too late.


Getting Changed for PE

Today was a very special day in Onyx class, we got changed for PE for the very first time. A huge thank you to all the parents/ carers who sent PE kits to school, nearly everybody had a PE kit. Look how smart we all look….

We all did a fantastic job of getting changed all by ourselves. Miss Parker and Miss Morris only had to help with a few top buttons and some pairs of tights but these are really tricky. Everyone did a great job of remembering where all their clothes were and only putting on the right ones. Some children were even feeling confident enough to help others.

Miss Webster popped in from Nursery and was very impressed with how independent everyone was being.  We showed her the stars we were getting on our Star Cards🙂


We all loved PE in the Main Hall. We played a game where one of us had to give instructions to everyone else so they knew how to move. We had to listen very carefully and then think how to move in all the different ways. Can you remember all the different ways we had to move? 

Don’t forget to leave your child’s PE kit in school and then it’ll be there when we need it again next week. Our Hall session for PE is Thursday mornings.

What we have been learning? 

  • To get dressed and undressed ourselves. 
  • To listen to instructions. 
  • To move in different ways. 

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Let your child get dressed and undressed themselves- it might take longer but they will get quicker! 
  • Keep practising with tricky zips and buttons. 



A Visit to the Library

Onyx class went on their first visit to Manor Top Library this week. We had to leave school and go across the busy roads to find the Library. Everyone was so sensible and the teachers were really proud of how grown up we all were.


When we got to the Library we had a chance to look at the books. There were lots of different ones that we don’t have at school. We enjoyed looking at them and did a great job of putting them back where we found them. Some of us enjoyed listening to the grown ups read stories to us.

Soon we’ll be able to start borrowing the books and take them home to look at. If your child doesn’t have a library card or you haven’t completed a form yet please ask in class. We have some forms so you don’t have to go to the Library. If you have your child’s Library card at home please send it to school so we can keep it at the Library.

We need parents/ carers to come to the Library with us when we go. We are unable to go without extra adults to help us walk to the Library and help us read the books. If you are able to come with us please sign up in the classroom.  We go every other Monday afternoon 1.30-2.30pm but our next visit is November 7th because of the half term break. Unfortunately we are unable to take younger brothers or sisters with us.

When we went to the Library it was a fantastic opportunity for us remember the Road Safety Janene had taught us the week before. We had to make sure to Stop- Look- Listen- Think and Hold Hands all the way there. We pressed the buttons on the Pelican crossings and waited for the green man to tell us to walk. We wore our tabards to make sure we were bright and everyone could see us.

What we are learning? 

  • To read and look at books for enjoyment. 
  • To handle books carefully turning the pages the correct way. 
  • To walk across the busy roads remembering our Road Safety. 

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Read books as much as possible. You should read at least one book a day together. 
  • Visit the Library with your child and borrow books to take home. 
  • Remember to always be safe on the roads and remember what your child has been taught with them. 

Wonderful Workshop-Monster Biscuits

If your child came to our Nursery you may have been involved in the Home Learning Project with Mrs Brown. The good news is she has started holding workshops for the Reception children and their families as well.!🙂 All the children are welcome to attend although we do send invitations to those who we receive extra funds for through the Pupil Premium.

All you have to do is look at the classroom door to see what the workshop is that week and then sign up in the classroom. If you have a child in Nursery as well you can sign up to the morning workshop with them. If you only have a child in Reception class you can sign up to the afternoon workshop. There are 6 spaces for each FS2 class. Don’t worry if you have younger children and no one to look after them, they can come and join in the fun.

Look at the fun everyone had last week at the Monster Biscuit workshop. While we were having all that fun we were learning all about counting, measuring, sharing and loads more.

Come and find out some fun and easy ways to help your child learn at home. Next week we’re Making Moon Sand. Don’t forget to sign up in the classroom to let us know you want to come.

FS2 Workshops are held every Thursday 2.30- 3pm. 



Keeping Safe on the Roads

On Friday 7th October Janene came to visit us to talk about Road Safety. It is especially important we think about this as the nights start to get darker but we need to stay safe near the roads all the time.

She talked to us about the Green Cross Code. Can you remember your Green Cross Code? 


Remember to Stop, Look, Listen, Think and Hold Hands every time your near the roads.


We learnt about staying safe near Pelican crossings, Puffin crossings and Zebra crossings. Can you remember which one is which?  We practised crossing them in our classroom.

Janene showed us what the Lollipop person looks like. They help us to cross the road safely but we need to remember to keep holding our grown ups hand as well and remember to walk.


We also learnt about staying safe in the car and that we had to always sit on our special car seat and also put our seat belt on every time. The car seat makes sure that our seat belt is in the correct place for us even though we are little.


Finally, we said goodbye to Spike the Hedgehog and his family and said a big thank you to Janene for coming to talk to us and help keep us safe.



What have we been learning? 

  • To stay safe near the roads. 
  • To remember our Green Cross Code. 
  • To keep safe when we are in the car by sitting in our special seats with our seat belts on. 

How can you continue the learning at home? 


Mathematician of the Week- Week 5

We’ve another superstar for our Mathematician of the Week this week. He can often be found in the Maths Area and is using the resources in increasingly complex ways. You can see here how he was finding the total number of spots on a domino. Not only did he do it, he was also explaining it to his friends so they could.