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Term 3

WC 6.02.17


Our learning this week has been based on the book 'Where The Wild Things Are'. We have been writing labels on maps of the Wild Things' island in Literacy and we went on a 3D shape hunt as one of our maths activities. Have a look at the Danny MacAskill Imaginate video in the videos section of our class page and see how many 3D shapes you can spot!

As part of curriculum our afternoon we made story settings and characters from shoe boxes and junk modelling materials. The children (plus staff and parent volunteers) were really helpful at the end of the week in sorting out all our resources into containers so that we can get rid of our tatty old furniture in preparation for the nice new furniture and resources that are arriving over the half term holiday. Can't wait for our lovely new classroom! Mrs C has a put some extra reading books in for the holiday....and if you have time you could ask your child to draw a picture of their favourite thing in the holiday and write a couple of sentences about it. For example....We went_______________. We saw_________.


All the best and have a lovely break


Mr H

WC 30.01.17.


This week we looked at the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and practised retelling it using small world characters. In PE we did lots of jumping, whilst bending our knees. We practised writing sentences about Jack and the beanstalk, using our imagination to think of different ways that Jack could have got up to the castle.

In maths we practised doubling a number using a doubling machine (two tubes attached to an egg box...put the same number of objects down each tube to find a double)


Please see photos below


Have a good weekend


Mr H


PE Rolling and Jumping Carousel

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WC 23.1.17


This week we have learning about different Julia Donaldson stories, including The Gruffalo, Room on a Broom and The Snail and the Whale. In our literacy books we wrote about who we would take with us on a broom and drew some great pictures of the characters we choose. We also painted characters and made cut and stick models of different characters. At Forest School we made wands from sticks and we collected interesting objects in egg boxes. In maths we played a shape shop game and introduced some activities with the Numicon tiles. See below for a video of us handwriting and some photos from Forest School.


Have a great weekend everyone


Mr H


Ash class handwriting

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WC 16.01.20


This week has been a hungry caterpillar week. We have made a giant caterpillar, practised ordering numbers on caterpillars and written about what a caterpillar might like to eat. On Thursday the Dragon Bird Theatre company came to visit for a production of the 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and it was amazing! After watching (and joining in with) the performance, the children took part in lots of fun activities linked to the hungry caterpillars garden. They helped bees collect nectar, created a wormery and turned from caterpillars into butterflies. We sang lots of songs too!

In our writing books we drew a picture of a story setting and chose a character that might live there. We wrote adjectives to describe our characters and settings. For example: dark cave and scary dragon. In phonics we learnt some more tricky two letter sounds: 'ow' as in 'blow' as well as making a different sound in 'cow', 'oi', 'ur', 'or'. We learn the last of the phase 3 sounds next week and will then spend the rest of the year becoming more familiar with them and more confident in using them in reading and writing.

In maths we have introduced the children to a resource called numicon which we will be using more frequently over the coming terms. We have also learnt how to use a number line to find one more or less than a given number up to twenty.

Lovely to get back out to Forest School for a sunny afternoon. The children went on a treasure hunt for numbered trolls, which had been hidden around the woods. The children had to say the number on their troll before putting it in a house with the same number.

Next week is Julia Donaldson week, we will be basing our learning around a different book of hers each day.

Have a fantastic weekend and please check out the photos below

Mr H


WC 09.01.17


Welcome back everyone and hope you have all had a relaxing break. We have started our new topic 'We love stories'. We launched our new topic by reading the story of Rosie's Walk (about a hen being chased by a fox). At the end of the story we went on a treasure hunt, following clues that were left all over the school until we eventually found her hiding under a teacher's desk in a year 6 classroom. We have used this story to explore prepositions such as 'under', 'over' and 'through' as part of our maths work. We have also been drawing and labeling pictures of our favourite story characters  We have also been exploring 3D shapes. In phonics we have learnt the new sounds ee ai, igh, oo, ar and oa. It is quite tricky when it come to 'oo' as these letters can make two different sounds as in 'look' and 'zoo'!

Have a fun weekend

All the best

Mr H