World Book Day

Today we came in dressed as characters from our favourite books or in our PJs! We had a bit of a different day, we split up into 3 groups, with team ladybird, mermaid and snail – from Miss Carter, Miss Frowen and Mrs Latham’s book choices. Over the course of the day, we have battled it out in our handwriting, English, maths  and art lessons for points, based on who has completed the most impressive work. We also gained points for good listening, sitting, behaviour, kindness and answering questions.

In our groups we had our own circle time, where the book for each team was shared. We then went round our groups and told our friends our favourite books and why, writing it down as we went. Some of our group members even read part of their favourite book to the rest of their teams!

 

In our math lesson, we had a slight problem! There weren’t enough books to go around. We had to work out how many books we were short each time, using our knowledge of subtracting tens and ones.

This afternoon, each team worked collaboratively to create a giant version of their book front cover. They are works in progress as you can see (we had to squeeze PE in too!) But, watch this space for the finished products…

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Outdoor gym

Yesterday for our Science crest award, we completed the Outdoor Gym activity. Our challenge was to design some great exercises using parts of our playground. We thought of running up the steps, step ups, bunny hops and push ups.

A Busy Tuesday For Nursery

Yesterday, Nursery had a very exciting visitor. As we are looking at people who help us for our current topic Congleton Police came to see us. They talked about what uniform they have to wear and why, What they do within the local community and even let us try on some of the police uniform. After all that excitement Nursery were able to sit in the police car and turn on the siren.

                           

After that we made our very own pancakes! We discussed that an oven is hot and how to be careful in a kitchen. Once we had made our pancakes we picked what healthy toppings we wanted.

Year One’s Material Experiment

This afternoon in Year One, disaster struck and our umbrellas all broke before the awful rain storm! We each chose 5 different materials to test and see if they would make a suitable cover for the hole. We then all decided on the best material, based upon its scientific properties and explained why we thought it would be the best. Overall, we concluded that the rubber from the rubber glove appeared to be the best replacement.

 

Absorbent or waterproof?

This afternoon in year 2 we have been experimenting in Science as part of our topic ‘materials’. We were given a range of materials and worked together to see if they absorbed the water we put on them or they were waterproof.

We had lots of fun and learnt lots too. We know that the scientific word absorbent means ‘a material that can soak up liquid’.

Science in Spring Term

Over the course of the Spring term, our Science focus has been materials. We have looked for different materials, diffident the different materials, described their properties and sorted them based on different criteria.

We have also been focusing on seasonal change, looking at transitions from Winter to Spring. We went on a Spring learning walk, looking for signs of Spring. The children used ipads in small groups to develop their computing skills, taking photographs of the signs of Spring they spotted.

 

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This week in Reception – w/b 25.2.19

This week Reception class had a mystery visitor in our new role play area.  I wonder who it could be?

The children decided it must have been The Big Bad Wolf.  The children came up with a plan that we must try and catch the wolf.  The children made ‘Wanted’ posters to try and catch the wolf and in the outdoor area they made traps to try and catch the wolf.

The children then wrote about how they made their traps and what they had used.

We have also done some work about measuring.  The children used cubes to measure different objects.

This morning we had a drama workshop about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. We played games, created freeze frames and moulded our partners into statues. We learnt about extinct volcanoes (these haven’t erupted in 10,000 years); how earthquakes happened and are made and also about the terrible volcanoe eruption at Pompeii.