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Buns Galore

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!

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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.

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Football Training

Just in time for the World Cup FS2 have started a fabulous Football After School Club. Places were in demand we were turning children away. Look out for more clubs in Y1 if you missed out this time.

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Thr Reception children have been given a fantastic opportunity to attend an after school club where they will be trained by some Sheffield United football coaches.

On the first session, the children learned about the importance of good listening skills when they played a warm up game of traffic lights.

They then practised their dribbling skills, making sure that they made tiny touches so that they didn’t loose control of the ball.

Next, they practised changing feet, this will help them to keep procession of the ball when an opponent tackles them in a real match.

Finally, they practised their passing skills, this was a more difficult skill to develop and there were lots of children chasing balls. They are going to practise this skill again next week.

We would like to say a big thank you to Mr Little for organising the training.

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Reading Buddies

Some of the children in Onyx Class were lucky enough to attend this fabulous After School Reading Club. They’ve loved it. Miss Deighton ran the club and has written all about it on Garnet class blog.
Look out for more after school clubs next year when the children are in Y1.

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Garnet and Onyx Class have been very lucky over the last few weeks because we have had some amazing helpers in our class.

Miss Deighton invited Y5 children to take part in a Reading Buddies after school club with Reception children.

Each Y5 child was buddied up with 2 Reception children. They played lots of different Phonics games and listened to the younger children read which developed the Reception children’s ability to segment and blend words whilst also aiding their comprehension skills and consolidating their knowledge of how books are organised.

Miss Deighton was particularly impressed with the Y5 children’s mature and helpful manner towards the younger children. Instead of telling the Reception children what the words said they encouraged them to use their exsisting knowledge of Phonics to sound out the words. They also asked very specific questions to check their understanding of what they had read.

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