The children have all had a fun filled day today! There was so much buzz and excitement as they all started to appear in the classroom with their bikes and scooters.
We started the day outside all riding around together, before all coming into the classroom to find out a little bit about the history of bikes. I wonder if they can tell you how long ago (approximately) the bike was invented?
We then went on to make observational drawings of the bikes and scooters. This can be quite a challenge with all of the details that are required...but WOW, they all did so very well. Not to mention the brilliant labelling of the parts that they all did.
After break the children then designed and made their own bike accessory - we had lights, baskets (of varying shapes and sizes), bead tassels and rocket boosters to name but a few!
The children also set up a bike course outside. There was some great teamwork on putting this together. We also did some time trials...but not only on their bikes. The children ran around themselves to see if they could 'beat their bike!'
Thank you for helping to make this day possible but also a MASSIVE thank you to the children for making it a great day!
Summer Term 2020 Home Learning
Welcome to the start of a very different summer term! We very much hope we are all back in the classroom very soon and that ‘normal’ life can resume! We miss you all.
Until then we will be continuing to set work for the children to do at home with you. We very much appreciate the pressure on parents at this time (having children ourselves, we completely understand the challenges as we are facing them ourselves.) We do not expect you to become teachers overnight and the main priority is for you all to stay happy. So please just do what you can! Missing a session or adapting it to suit you is fine. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Remember that all of the children are in the same boat and that no one will be ‘falling behind’.
This is also very new to us, so please bear with us through any difficulties…technical or otherwise! Recording work can continue in books (some activities may require no recording, for this you could just put a date, the activity and a short comment if you wish) and/or photographs comments on Tapestry. We really enjoy seeing what the children have been doing at home, so please, please keep this going. We will try to respond within a day or two in the week. We will also use this as a means of communication with the class.
Weekly work (Maths and Literacy) will be put on the School Website on Fridays, ready to be started the following week. Maths will have a section at the top to explain how it works and Literacy at the bottom (the grid wouldn't move!). Topic grids cover 3 weeks and Phonic, 6 weeks.
Work to be covered daily (if you are able) is as follows –
The above times are approximate and are there to give you a guideline only.
Keep well and stay safe and email Mrs Norwood (Mon-Tues) or Mrs Evans (Wed-Fri) on the addresses supplied in the newsletter if you have any questions.
Mrs Norwood and Mrs Evans x
HOME LEARNING WEEK 1/2
Here are electronic versions of the learning grids sent home in your home packs.
Twinkl (www.twinkl.co.uk) , phonics play and other websites are offering free use of their sites.
You can access Phonics play (www.phonicsplay.co.uk) with Username: March20 and Password: home
www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk also offer free decodable comics for children to read.
Phases of phonics:
Owls: Phase 2 and the beginning of Phase 3 (up to ng)
Robins: Phase 2 and 3
Doves and Woodpeckers: Phase 5 (but can revise Phases 3 and 4 too)
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ has many educational games. We use many of the maths games in school so the children will be familiar with them.
Please take care of yourselves and stay in touch over Tapestry- we will be checking it regularly if you want to post any news about what your children are up to, or you just want to send us a message.
Mrs Evans and Mrs Norwood
We are a Reception and Year 1 class and there are 17 of us altogether. We have all had a great start to the year and have settled into school life brilliantly.
Our teachers are Mrs Norwood (Mondays and Tuesdays), Mrs Evans (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays), Mrs Hawkins and Mrs Ismay.
This morning all of Oak class went on the school bus to William's farm. We met William's grandad and he took us to meet his cows! We saw so many different coloured cows. They were very big and fluffy and loved to bounce around together.
We now feel ready to start writing about Jack and his cow from the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.
William's grandad also gave us some beans...we are going to plant them and see if they too will be magic!
Today Oaks had a challenge! They had 10p to spend to make a fruit kebab. They used a menu and coins to work out how to spend their money wisely. They were also allowed to buy a 2p marshmallow- but were only allowed 1!
The children were elated to find that they could actually make them at the end! A good time had by all.....while completing maths problem solving.
Oak class have been learning all about measuring this week. Yesterday Year R were building towers taller than themselves and even managed to build one taller than Mrs Evans!
Today the children enjoyed completing various measuring investigations and activities including a car distance race, making their own rulers and solving measurement problems. They particularly enjoyed exploring the relationship between arm span/height and foot/forearm measurements.
The Great Fire of London
Oak Class have enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London. Today Year 1 wrote newspaper articles about the fire. Well done Year 1!
Our class trip to Frensham Little Ponds on July 8th
Today we went to Frensham for our class trip and had a fantastic day out together. We made clay faces on the trees, walked around the whole of the pond collecting things of interest on the way. We then had a picnic lunch, an ice-cream (the highlight of the trip!) and then a play on the beach. The class were all brilliant! Thank you for a great class trip!
A Special Visit
Before Easter, Oak Class were learning about 'The History of Toys' and some of the class brought in toys from their parent's and grandparent's childhoods. Chloe brought in a steam engine that belonged to her Grandad. Oak Class really wanted to find out how it worked, so Chloe's Grandad kindly came in to show us. The children found it very exciting. Thank you very much!
Oak Class really enjoyed acting out the Easter story round the classroom. They also enjoyed trying hot cross buns while learning about how Christians celebrate Easter.
In Geography we have been learning about the countries and capital cities of the UK. Burn's Night happened to be this week, so we decided to have a day learning about Scotland. We started the day with taking a virtual tour of Edinburgh with Barnaby Bear, we then took part in many activities including- designing tartan, making Scottish flags, making thistles, tasting shortbread, making Scottish landmarks in construction and using map apps to find out more about Edinburgh.
After break we continued our activities but also made some Scottish tablet together and learnt about Burn's Night. Mrs Evans also painted our faces!
After lunch, we had a go at some Scottish country dancing, it was quite tricky but everyone tried really hard to master the steps. Mrs Evans said that she has been to many ceilidhs where adults can't get the steps quite right, so Oak Class did very well! You can see us dancing in the video resource centre.