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Term 4

WC 3.04.17.

 

This week in Ash Class and Hawthorn Class we began with an Easter Egg hunt in our outdoor area. We each found a small chocolate egg hidden in the toys and vegetation (thanks to Miss Karn for hiding them all in the morning before joining Y6 on camp). Each class also found a giant golden egg outside which we used as a stimulus for 'Incredible Egg stories in Literacy. In Maths we wrote o'clock times and matched them to different events in our daily routine. Both classes had lovely, sunny trips to Forest School and we performed dinosaur songs and made dinosaur masks during the curriculum afternoon. On Thursday morning we joined Rev. Kat for a whole school assembly about Easter. Oh and we received lots of free fruit trees....hope they provide you with a good crop of apples and pears for years to come! Finally a big thank you to Miss Radnor for covering the teaching in Hawthorn class this week.

Wishing you all a lovely, sunny holiday and looking forward to our Rainforest topic and Bristol Zoo trip when you return

 

Mr Hewett, Miss Karn and the YR team.

WC 27.03.17

 

This week in Reception we learnt about the Bristol Dinosaur (Thecodontosaurus) and the role of paleontologists in helping us to learn more about dinosaurs. We also wrote our own dinosaur stories using the sentence starters 'One day', 'Suddenly' and 'Luckily'. In Maths we have continued to learn about telling the time and some of us have made our own watches during plan and play. We have practised matching pictures of coins with their written values in our books...you could continue this at home by showing your child a selection of coins and asking them to see how many they can identify.

In PE we practised hockey skills in the hall and at Forest school we went on a number hunt.

 

Have a great weekend

 

Miss Karn

WC 20.03.17

 

This week in Reception we have been writing Mother's Day cards and dinosaur facts using the words 'so' and 'because'. In Maths we have been learning to tell o'clock times and we have been learning to recognise coins and their written values. We also estimated how many of our shoes (and other objects) would fit into different sized dinosaur footprints. On Friday we celebrated red nose day ...the children looked great in their red outfits!

 

Hope you have a lovely weekend and enjoy Mothers Day

 

Miss Karn

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day 1

This week in literacy the children  have been creating silly sentence with picture clues. They have then been using their phonic knowledge to write these sentences. We have also been learning how to edit our work by spotting missing capital letters and full stop. 

In Maths this week we are continuing to look at subtraction calculations and solving halving number problems. The children have also been creating number dinosaurs by adding different amount of spikes to a dinosaur and writing the numbers in order. 

We have also been practicing out scissors skills this week by cutting out dinosaur silhouettes to stick on our water colour backgrounds. 

 

This week in Hawthorn class we have been learning our new talk for writing text 'How to trap a Dinosaur'. The children have been writing their own 'How to trap a .......... instruction in literacy. As well as writing speech bubbles for different dinosaur, the children came up with some very imaginative ideas for these. 

In maths this week we have been consolidating our learning of comparing objects by height. We have also been looking more closely at number sentences and their symbols to help us with number problems. 

The children has also been experimenting with water colours this week by making dinosaur backgrounds which we will add a dinosaur to next week. 

In forest school this week the children made traps for dinosaurs and created some dinosaur art with natural objects. 

This week we went on an adventure to Wookey Hole. The children had a fantastic time exploring the caves and seeing some life size dinosaurs. I'm sure the children have told you all about it! 


In Literacy we have continued to revise our phase 3 sounds. If you type 'Phase 3 letters and sounds' into google, you will find lots of online games that practise using these tricky 2-letter and 3-letter sounds (if you have time). We also wrote some fantastic recounts of our trip to Wookey Hole. In maths we explored problem solving activities involving dinosaurs.
World book day was a great success and there are some photos of the children dressed up below. The children made bookmarks of their favourite book character and many of the children came back in the evening for some lovely bedtime stories. Remember to use your 'World Book Day' vouchers before the end of March.

We have started off this term with the very unexpected arrival of two dinosaur eggs. The children have been very excited about where these dinosaur eggs have come from and how we are going to look after them. We have been discussing what type of dinosaurs they could be and I have been amazed by the children knowledge already. This week in maths we have been leaning about take away and the children have been creating there own number sentences. We have also been ordering dinosaur footprints by length. Why not try ordering the members of your families feet by length. 

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