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Our Day at Cannon Hall Farm

We all had a wonderful time on our school trip to Cannon Hall Farm. We looked at the photos when we got back to school and Miss Parker turned it into a book all about our day. We remembered so much about what we’d done and where we’d been. We really did learn lots not only about the farm animals but also about an environment which is very different to Manor Top and near school.

We had such a good day its hard to say what our favourite part of the day was. You’ll have to ask us next time you see us.

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If you would like to find out more information about Cannon Hall Farm you can find out more on their website.

A HUGE thank you to all the grown ups who came with us to help. We couldn’t have gone without you. And a huge thank you to Alison and everyone at Cannon Hall for a wonderful day. The children had a wonderful time 🙂 

 

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

We read a book read a book called Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Williems after the bus driver sent it to us. We’d had a letter from the pigeon telling us he would drive the bus for us after he heard about the bus driver bumping the bus at Meadowhall. The bus driver said not to let him but we weren’t so sure.

These are the letters that we received. Can you read any of the words? 

Some of us wrote some letters back with the teacher’s help.

This is what our thinking looked like in our floor book.

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It made us think what other combinations we could think of and if it would be a good idea for those animals to drive the vehicles. We made a book of our ideas. You can find it in our Book Corner if you’d like to read it and see who wrote which page.

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Parents/carers- you can also ask to see it in our books if your child wrote one of the pages. 

WOULD YOU LET THE ANIMALS DRIVE THE BUS? 

What have we been learning? 

  • to consider different possibilities and give reasons for our thoughts
  • to follow the pattern of language and create a repeating text 
  • to write our ideas listening to the sounds we hear
  • to write using finger spaces (with some reminders from our teachers)
  • to write some of the tricky words we know from memory, e.g. the

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • make up some more pages for our book and have a go at writing your idea down. You could draw a picture first to show your idea. 
  • give reasons for other decisions you make and say why you think you are right. 
  • try to write other words and sentences down listening to the sounds in words. Parents/ carers- if you look at the writing above you’ll see the children haven’t spelt every word perfectly. At this stage we want them to listen to the sounds they heard and know the letters. We want them to see themselves as independent writers. 

 

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‘We All Go Travelling By’ Storytelling

When we decided we were doing some learning about transport and how we get to school it was a wonderful opportunity to read We All Go Travelling By by Sheena Roberts.

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Everyone worked really hard to listen to the story and remember the different vehicles and colours which we saw and heard about. We used the Makaton signs to help us remember them.

When it was storytelling day we invited our families to school to listen to us tell the story. Lots of them came.

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Everyone did a great job and used their big voice because it can sometimes be a bit scary speaking in front of an audience.

When we’d finished telling our families the story we headed back to the classroom to make a special storytelling necklace.

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We had to remember which colour all the vehicles and then order the cards to make the story necklace. We got to take it home so we could keep on telling the story at home.

These are the prompt cards which used to help us if you want to have a go yourself.

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A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who came. Its great to see so many of your supporting the children’s storytelling in school. We hope you enjoyed it.

What have we been learning? 

  • To retell stories which we have learnt. 
  • To know all the colours and names of different vehicles. 
  • To know which sounds all the vehicles make. 
  • To remember the order of the story. 
  • To tell stories out loud remembering the pattern of the words.

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Keep on retelling the story at home- it will really help your child later on if they have a story bank already in their head. 
  • Look out for the different vehicles on your way to and from school. Describe the different vehicles you see. 
  • Keep practising the Makaton signs for the colours (and vehicles if you can remember them) and use them when you’re talking.