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Learning in Class 8 13.5.22

Date: 13th May 2022 @ 3:00pm

Class 8 had a fantastic Eid party to end a wonderful week of learning. The morning was spent writing a beautiful story of love based on Disney's short film Lava - every child excelled in this! The afternoon was spent having extra long golden time followed by dancing and games. Eid 1.jpgeid 2.jpgeid 3.jpg

Maths in Year 5

Date: 13th May 2022 @ 11:02am

This week Year 5 have been learning how to divide by a 2-digit number in maths. The children have learnt how to build 2 digit multiple lists in order to complete the short division method accurately. They have been brilliant when exhcnaging within the method also. 

Lizzie and the Birds

Date: 13th May 2022 @ 7:51am

This week in Class 5 we have been exploring the book Lizzie and the Birds. We started the week by reading the text and considering if we would like to live in a house filled with birds or if it would be too noisy for us. On Tuesday, we had a fantastic drama lesson where we worked in pairs to become one of the birds from our text. We had so much fun becoming ghost bird, super bird, rainbow bird and crow!

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Room on the Broom

Date: 12th May 2022 @ 4:53pm

This week we have been looking at 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson.

The children had a visit from the witch and have been learning all about the characters in the story.

In ICT the children have been using 2Simple to draw a picture from the story. They have been developing their turn taking and matching skills in a bingo game.

Our germs experiment in Class 3

Date: 6th May 2022 @ 4:45pm

This week in Class 3 as part of our PSHE learning we have been exploring the topic of 'germs.' As a class we thought about what germs are and what we can do to stop them spreading and making us poorly.

We took part in a whole class experiment to highlight the importance of washing our hands.

Three children were chosen and each put their hands in a different coloured glitter to represent three different types of germs.

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The children then shook hands with each other and noticed that they now had lots of different types of germs on their hands when 'playing' with other children.

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After that we had a go at washing our hands with and without soap. We found that the germs could only be washed off properly if the children used hot water and soap.

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Diary writing in Year 5

Date: 6th May 2022 @ 11:51am

Year 5 have written some excellent diary entries as Mr Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood. They have realy enjoyed this. The children included many features of writing, such as fronted adverbials, relative clauses, parenthesis, rehtorical questions, emotive langage and much more. The children will continue to use this story as a hook next week but we will be writing a newspaper report to prove the wolf's innocence - how interesting! 

Reception Weekly Blog WB 2/5/2022

Date: 6th May 2022 @ 8:05am

This week in Reception we have been doing lots of fantastic learning linked to the book The Tiny Seed. We have listened to the story of how a tiny seed travelled through the air over lots of different landscapes , facing many dangers, until finally it grows into an enormous plant. We did some amazing drama making landscapes with our bodies and created our own class book of the story for our reading area. 

We have also planted sedds of our own and can't wait for our cress heads to start to sprout!

In Maths we have been continuing our learning about numbers between 10 and 20. The cheeky kangaroo has been back to make us think hard about what these bigger numbers look like!

In Pre-school this week...

Date: 5th May 2022 @ 9:54am

This week we have been reading familiar stories such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the children have been helping to retell the story by finding pictures of the food the caterpillar eats in the book.

In maths activities we are providing different activities to encourage children to count by saying one number name for each item in order- 1,2,3,4,5.

In the garden, we are learning about planting. We have planted some sunflower seeds to see how they grow. We have also been practicing ball skills, playing some throwing and catching games too.

 

Learning in Class 8 6th May 2022

Date: 4th May 2022 @ 10:22pm

Class 8 are continuing their learning on Volcanoes and in English this week they are writing songs about how one volcano feels, hopes and dreams. The children watched the short clip called LAVA and recorded the feelings of the volcano and then they will start to write and perform their song. The children are really enjoying their task and we are very excited to see the outcomes.

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Reception Weekly Blog WB 25/4/2022

Date: 29th Apr 2022 @ 8:49am

This week in Reception we have started to do lots of great learning about our new topic Get Outdoors!

We have been reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk - and planting beanstalks of our own - and writing our own books using speech bubbles to tell the story. 

The children have been getting VERY excited about Eid and we have talked about the traditions they have when they celebrate at home. They enjoyed making cards and sharing their hopes for the festivities.

In Maths we have been extending our learning to numbers up to 20 by looking at them on Ten Frames and seeing that they are one full frame and some more. Could you help your child by looking for numbers up to 20 in the environment and sharing them with your child so that they can recognise them easily?

 

Learning in Class 8 28.4.22

Date: 28th Apr 2022 @ 12:42pm

This week we started our new topic about volcanoes. Despite being upset that our learning about Ancient Egypt had come to an end we were EXPLODING with excitement about our new topic. We started the week by making a volcano. We then wrote instructions for someone else to follow if they wanted to do the same. We labelled a volcano and learnt what was involved in the process of a volcanic eruption. We can't wait to see what else we will find out. 

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What we are learning in Pre-school this week...

Date: 28th Apr 2022 @ 9:48am

This week we have started our new topic, which is about what we can see outside. We started with looking at mini-beasts and the children have shown great interest in looking at spiders, butterflies and caterpillars with the magnifying glass in our interest tray.

In family groups, we have been practicing physical skills using one-handed tools such as scissors. We have been learning about numbers 1-5 and practicing counting using one number name for each item. Our communication and language focus has been introducing different concepts such as fast/slow, under/over and in/out to the children. 

The children have been talking about Eid with much excitement as we have made cards this week. We wish you all a very Happy Eid.

What we have been LEARNING in CLASS 10

Date: 26th Apr 2022 @ 9:17pm

Hello from CLASS 10,
here you will be able to find out about all the FANTASTIC and FUN learning we have be doing in class this week.
 
This week for Comprehension, the text we focused on was called Dragon Stew, all about a group of Vikings who go on a crazy adventure.  Ask your child about our ‘gist’ and ‘vocab’ lessons.
I like how all the comprehension learning is in one booklet - Mahreen
 
In LITERACY we having been looking at writing retell of a narrative based on Dragon Stew. I enjoyed sir reading the story to us using different voices for the different characters - Ijaz
 
In NUMERACY; we have been continuing our learning on multiplication and division.
It was good as it helped me recap past learning - Haniya.
 
Please see our photos to see some of our learning in action.
 
Goodbye for now - Class 10, Mr S.Rahman and Mrs J.Begum.

Week ending 29.4.22

Date: 26th Apr 2022 @ 3:04pm

This week, in class 14, we have been reading a story titled- The colour of home. Our writing journey is all about a retell. The children used drama to bring the story to life and used freeze frames.

In Maths, we have been revising all area of Maths and have been ensuring that we know our times tables. We have been using Sumdog to develop our fluency and confidence.

 

The Colour of Home By Mary Hoffman

 

 

Space learning

Date: 8th Apr 2022 @ 8:13am

The children have loved our topic this term. They have learnt all about 'Space'.

During Literacy the children have looked at pobble pictures which generate lots of talk for writing. 

The children then use Inprint to read space words and describe the pobble pictures. 

They then write about the pictures using their phonic knowledge. 

The children then do their own drawings related to the picture - solar systems, galazy, space, space travel etc.

During topic learning the children have looked at lots of different aspects related to space - space travel to different planets, who goes to space? why do they go to space?

The children have thoroughly enjoyed the topic and made an assembly all about it. 

Please ask them about it. 

Poetry Performances in Y5

Date: 7th Apr 2022 @ 5:03pm

This week, Year 5 has been writing Ramadan Poems.  At the beginning of the week, we read a poem and as a group we performed it. In order to make our poems sound more interesting to listen to, we made sure to use our facial expressions, gestures and remembered to change the tone of our voices.

We then explored the features of a poem and learnt that a good poem should include things such as rhyme, interesting adjectives, powerful verbs, alliteration, onomatopoeia and even a simile or two.

We then went onto plan and write our own poems about Ramadan, which we will be using later on to make Eid cards. Well done Year 5!

Learning in Class 8 7.4.22

Date: 7th Apr 2022 @ 12:44pm

Class 8 have done so much great learning that we couldn't decide what to show! We decided to show our brilliant big writes and our amazing art work.

Our big writes were adventure stories based on Charlie Stinky Socks. We added new parts to the adventure in our handmade journals.

In art we were using a printing technique. We made a design based on our Egyptian learning and then created a print. We have enjoyed our learning so much!

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Fantastic newspaper reports by Y5

Date: 7th Apr 2022 @ 10:28am

Year 5 have been working extremely hard to create newspaper reports all about Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice. They researched effects of the storms and spoke to real life witnesses in regards to the damage caused by the horrfic storms. This really enjoyed this element of Literacy. 

This week in pre-school...

Date: 7th Apr 2022 @ 9:43am

We have been looking at rainbow colours as we finish our topic about colours and patterns. The children are becoming so confident now in recognising and matching different ones.

In family groups this week, we have been taking part in activities using positional language. Introducing words such as on/off, in/out, under/over, behind/in front and up/down.

We have been talking about familiar stories and also practicing physical skills by throwing and catching balls and beanbags outdoors

We hope you all have a lovely break and we look forward to starting our new topic on our return to school.

8.4.22 - I-pad learning

Date: 7th Apr 2022 @ 8:57am

Class 6 have loved getting to use th i-pads in school. They have definitely grown in confidence and skill since September. The children generated some amazing apps of their own on Keynote all to do with SPACE! They also enjoyed using pages to create their very own e-books.

Rivers in Y5

Date: 1st Apr 2022 @ 4:34pm

This week in Year 5, we have been writing non-chronological reports. We did a feature search and built up a range of rich vocabulary that we later used in the reports. We developed our report writing skills and did some editing to improve our writing.

Some children even produced some fantastic artwork, creating shimmering rivers using a collage and different shades of blue. They looked amazing!

Money Money Money...

Date: 1st Apr 2022 @ 4:26pm

This week in class 3 we have been looking at Money as part of our maths learning...

 

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The children have had so much exploring a range of different coins, as well as making different amounts, using their knowledge of their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

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Spring learning - 1.4.22

Date: 1st Apr 2022 @ 7:48am

The children were full of the joys of Spring watching the daffodils and crocus sprout in the Spring sun. 

The children observed and talked about the flowers.

They then created observational drawings, paintings and collage of the daffodils. 

We have been talking about the typical weather and that one day it was glorious sunshine and warm and the next day we had rain, sleet and snow. At least the children get to see the full range of weather conditions. 

Reception Weekly Blog WB 28.03.22

Date: 31st Mar 2022 @ 4:30pm

On Monday the children had a big shock when they came in and discovered that something had made a mess in our home corners and left footprints. We all became detectives and wondered about who it could have been. The children had some fantastic guesses such as the Gruffalo and Nibbles. The children then found a tiger hiding on the corridor. We read the story 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' and the children made invitations and shopping lists ready for the tea party on Friday!

As part of our afternoon learning the children drew their own tigers using wax crayons and then used paint to add the background. They also made a house using the junk modelling area similar to the house seen in the book. We looked at items in the house from the past and how some items look different in our houses today such as the kettle and the toilet. 

This week in Pre-school...

Date: 31st Mar 2022 @ 9:49am

We have looked at some black and white objects and also been matching lots of colours. shapes and patterns in class this week. The children have been doing very well identifying matching pairs.

Some children have been able to follow a pattern using coloured pebbles for example red, blue, red, blue then adding on the next colour in the sequence.

We have been supporting the children’s speech and language skills by asking questions about pictures, finding big and small objects and describing how different things look and feel.

We have read stories that include Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? which describes lots of different colours.

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