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Welcome to our class page!

 

Our final topic for this year is 'Can we explore it?'

We have started our topic by thinking about our favourite super heroes and what makes them superheroes. We have written about them and even started to design our own! 

We have also been thinking about:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are awaiting some visitors who are coming very soon! We have thought about what we would like to find out and written our own questions to ask our superhero visitors- WOW!

 

 

We have been so busy so far but we did manage to squeeze in a little visit to the seed factory where we saw how the seeds were mixed; how the forklift could put the bags of seed on the top shelf and we EVEN got to plant our own seeds! 

 

Don't forget our themed event coming up on the 12th July.

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Sports Day on the 13th July.

 

 

 

Now here is a little look back on our previous themes!

How does that building stay up?

 

We have had a great time during this topic! Our outdoor building yard was fantastic, we loved making cement out of sand and water to hold the bricks together when we were building lots of houses. Our trip to Travis Perkins was brilliant, we even got to see some builders at work! We have enjoyed the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and we have written about our favourite characters.

 

Did dragons exist?

 In Goshawk Class we  decided to continue with our topic from term three as we have been having such a wonderful time with it! We had a fantastic trip to Warwick Castle, we loved the archery and the peacocks!

 

We  enjoyed the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and worked well in small groups to describe different characters in the story. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our topic for Term 3 was called : DID DRAGONS EXIST?

We have had a fantastic time thinking about dragons, knights, princes and princesses! We have been playing in Goshawk Castle; we have dressed up as kings, queens and knights and talked about the different parts of a castle. In our story making we have shared the story of the Polish Dragon and written our own alternative ending to the story! We have thought about dragons and painted our own using the colours of our choice! We have also written labels to describe our dragons. In our phonic work we have been learning more digraphs and using them in words! We had a great day celebrating Chinese New Year, we even wrote our own class poem!

Look at our Chinese New Year poem!

 

 

We now have our outdoor adventure afternoons on a Monday. As the weather is getting warmer please make sure your child has a sun hat in school. 

Please ensure that your child also has their own named water bottle for use both in the classroom and outside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sparkle and Shine

Well we did have a really busy time in our Sparkle and Shine topic. We did lots of sorting of shiny and dull materials and talked about their properties. We used lots of lovely shiny beads, glitter and sequins to make cards for Lottie for her birthday. The post office was a real success and we loved writing cards and letters and posting them in our post box; we really enjoyed the visit from the local postman who told us all about what happens to letters and parcels when they are posted. 

In our phonics we started to learn some digraphs (two letters together that make one sound): ch, th, sh, qu, ff, ss and ll.

 

Why do leaves go crispy?

We began the new term by concentrating on the season of autumn. We considered the changes that occur during the season and looked carefully at the different colours around us. We continued to count from zero to twenty and back and to find the total in two groups using a variety of autumn treasures. We made repeating patterns using conkers, leaves and other found autumn objects. We are continuing to learn our new sounds and are blending them together to read simple words. Take a look at the clip at the bottom of the page to see how the sounds that we know are pronounced.

 

  

 

 

 

 

We have had a busy first term in Goshawk class investigating and settling into our new classroom and finding out about our outdoor areas. We have talked about what makes us special and we have shared our baby photos and though about what we can do now that we could not do when we were babies. We have made found out about what a hedgehog might eat and enjoyed making are own hedgehogs from mud and sticks. 

 

 

 

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

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