Miss Boyd LOVED hearing the children’s voices on the phone this week. It was so lovely to speak to you, and it sounds like you have all been very busy at home. We have been so lucky to have some sunshine recently. Lots of children have been making the most of the lovely weather and playing outside. Have a look what some of your friends have been doing!
We went on a sound/letter hunt in our homes and gardens.
Playing some addition games in the garden with our families!
Exercising like different animals!
Lots of us have been helping to cook and prepare meals!
Enjoying the sunshine and getting out for some daily exercise.
Thank you everyone for your photos, it is lovely to share with you all! Stay safe!
We had a very busy week back in school. It was strange as we came back to school and it had still not been Easter. Everyone was very excited waiting for their Easter Eggs. We decided we would like to learn about chocolate because we all love chocolate so much!
We tasted different sorts of chocolate and made a graph to find out our favourites. The dark chocolate was not very popular at all. Can remember your favourite?
We made some chocolates of our own deciding which ingredients we would like to make the best chocolate in the world. There were some different ingredients to choose from so we could design our chocolate to take home. We melted the chocolate- thinking about how you melt chocolate- before we made the chocolate. Then we had to wrap our chocolates just like the ones in the shop.
Then on Thursday we found a note and the Easter eggs Miss Parker had bought us were gone 😦 We did not know where they were. However there was a note with a clue so we decided to follow it and see where we went. Every time we found a clue it told us to go somewhere else and follow the chicks. We went all over school and our hunt took us outside, the staffroom, the main hall before going back to our classroom. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we got back. There were our eggs but there was also a giant egg as well. We did not know what it was but there were lots of ideas about what it could be.
We loved our Easter Egg Hunt and we were excited to find the giant egg in our classroom.
Onyx class are lucky enough to be able to use the Bun Making Station as well during Learning Time. This is when we open up both classrooms and children get to choose where they do their learning. We love being able to follow the recipe ourselves to make the buns. The children are learning so much about Maths when they are making buns among lots of other things. They just see they are having fun though. This is when we believe the best learning takes place.
The recipe is taken from Anna Ephgrave’s books about learning in Foundation Stage.
Remember to remind the children how important it is to wash your hands first. You can’t bake a bun at school until your hands are washed!
We have introduced a Bun Making Station in Garnet Class. The children were given a recipe and were shown how to read it. Then they were encouraged to make buns independently.
Can you remember what you need to do?
What does balance mean? What does it look like?
Can you remember the ingredients you need?
We needed to place an egg on one side of the scales then measure out flour, sugar and butter. We needed to make sure each ingredient balanced with the egg, once we had all the ingredients in the bowl a grown up placed the mixture in a special cooker.
We have been counting to Day 100 since our first full day of school all the way back in September. It seems like such a long time ago and we’ve all changed and grown up so much. Can you remember your first day of school?Look back by clicking on this link.
There were lots of different counting activities happening during the day and we’re going to spend the week looking at big numbers. What’s the biggest number you can think of?
We’re also going to be reading lots of books with big numbers in them.
To celebrate our 100th day in school we had a little party to say well done to all the children. Harrison was overheard at the party saying, “I love this party”. We did all have a really good time 🙂
Our Writer of the Week surprised everyone this week with his writing. He not only wrote one sentence but he wrote a whole book! He decided he wanted to make a book and about one of his favourite things- CARS! There were pages about petrol cars, diesel cars and even electric cars. He did a great job of sounding out to spell his words and use the phoneme strip to find the letters he didn’t know. Well done!
Our Mathematician of the Week always does everything with a smile on her face. She did a wonderful job this week helping everyone solve problems with numbers. She worked hard to workout which numbers added together made ten.
Miss Deakin awarded this weeks Mathematician of the Week and Writer of the Week as Miss Parker spent a lot of time out of class. She was particularly impressed with these two children who showed independent learning skills in their Maths and Writing.
Our Mathematician of the Week did some amazing estimating when trying to count the jellybeans in the jar. Its hard to make a sensible estimate rather than a silly guess when there are lots of small objects but our Mathematician was able to do it.
You’re right it’s not been that long since our Writer of the Week last won this award. He has continued his hard work and kept on building his confidence into a second week and Miss Deakin noticed his hard work. What a fabulous job!
We have been LOVING the World Cup in Onyx Class since it started. There are lots of children who are interested in football and they are embracing the opportunity to learn key skills through the topic of football.
We watched some of the highlights and talked about the scores in our Maths learning. We added to our classroom provision and played our own football matches of finger football. We loved when Miss Parker brought some football magazines and were motivated to read and find out about our favourite players.
In our literacy we thought about stories which were about football and wrote some of our own.
We wrote stories altogether and we wrote our own stories in our books.
Photos of stories to follow.
We’ll continue to keep watching the football I’m sure. We’re all keeping our fingers crossed England continue to do well
What have we been learning?
To add scores together to find out how many were scored altogether.
To recognise the numbers on players shirts.
To use our fingers with control to ‘kick’ the football.
To make up stories which include our favourite footballers.
To write our own stories.
To talk about our favourite footballers.
How can you continue the learning?
When looking at football scores, work out how many goals were scored altogether. Can you write the number sentences?
Make up your own stories using a beginning and middle and end. It doesn’t need to be about football.