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Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:39am

Today Mrs Ganner’s gerbils came to visit our class. They are called Fudge and Spidey. We found out how to care for them. We have decided that caring for gerbils and caring for sunflowers is sometimes the same and sometimes different.
Gerbils need…
Chocolate drop treats
Special gerbil food
A tiny bit of bread
A brush to groom their fur
A cage to live in
We know that gerbils don’t like getting wet!

The gerbils need to nibble and gnaw to stop their teeth getting to long!

We have enjoyed learning how to take care of the gerbils. Thank you Mrs Ganner for letting us look after them.


Toys Alive!!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:38am

This half term we have been very busy in 1SD.
First Miss Dooley brought in her daughters magical toy box. We wrote poems to bring back the magic and make the toys come to live. It worked! Oh no, the toys were naughty and made a lot of mess and trouble.
Do we think our parents and grandparents toys would misbehave? we found out all about old toys and wrote arguments to say which we liked best and why.
This half term we also performed our very first class assembly and showed of all our amazing learning. We sang songs and paraded the kites we had made. Displayed our art work and even showed the school our maths learning.
We hope all our parents enjoyed the show. Thank you for coming!

Can you guess what we are making in our classroom?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:32am

We have been really busy today! We have been……………

Making pom poms!

We have been making characters. What character can you see?

What do you thinking we are making?

Have a guess ! Come and have a look in the classroom and find out!

Come and look at our Transient art area!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:31am

We looked closely at the photographs and we copied what we could see using the pom poms and felt shapes.

” I used pom poms and buttons.”

“I used shiny shapes and buttons.”

Did you guess correctly?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:30am

Come and have a look at our wonderful Imaginary travel shop!

The children have really enjoyed playing in here today!

Why don’t you ask them where they travelled to and how they got there.

Come and see our tiger challenges!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:28am

We have loved reading ‘the tiger who came to tea’ and this week we have been completing our tiger challenges. From weaving, to creating the stripes using different materials, to making models of the characters, we have been working very hard and having lots of fun!

Go noodle.

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:28am

The children really enjoyed singing and dancing along to the go noodle songs. Have a go at home! https://www.gonoodle.com

Look at our beautiful portraits.

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:27am

This week we have been painting beautiful self-portraits.

1, 2, 3 go!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:26am

We have made an obstacle course in our reception playground and have been preparing for sport’s day. We love climbing, crawling and jumping!

Getting fit!!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:24am

We have been exercising this week in preparation for sports day.

First week in Reception!!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:24am

We have started in our new classes this week and during dinner time we can now pick our own dinners!

‘Party Rock’ phonics word match game

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:23am

“You listen to the music and dance and walk around the carpet and when the music stops you stop at a word and read it.  You hold the picture up and whoever has got the word gets the picture”

What a great explanation of our game. We dance to party rock but you can choose your own music

Double double numbers are so great!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:22am

We can double numbers!

Sing this song with us so you can double them too.

Here we are working out doubles

Playing with our friends and being kind.

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:21am

“Today we played outside nicely with our friends”

“We was outside playing with our friends”

“We were dancing and playing on the bikes and playing on the scooters”

Maths 3D Shape Challenge!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:21am

Today we worked together to choose the best 3D shapes to create a vehicle. We used construction that would let the passengers sit inside and we used shapes that were flat to create the body and long shapes for the wings.

Ramp Investigation

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:20am

Today we have been investigating like scientists.  We wanted to know the answer to a question

What is the best ramp for a car to travel down?

What we did:

We made ramps using the large construction, long building bricks and the big baskets. We put cars on the ramps when we had finished and we watched how they went down the ramps.

What we found out:

The bumpy basket ramp was slower than the smooth wooden ramp. This is because the bumps slow the cars down.

Symmetry Butterflies

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:19am

Today we completed an independent paired learning challenge.  Our task was to create a beautiful pattern for a butterfly with a partner. We had to remember to make sure we use the same patterns, colours and positions as our partners did so it was symmetrical.

We love Manchester!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:18am

It was lovely to see both the children and adults come together to celebrate living in Manchester today and talk about the things that make it so special. The children enjoyed drawing and writing about the things that make it special.

Come and see what you can buy from our mud kitchen cafe

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:17am

The children have enjoyed developing a fantastic menu for our mud kitchen cafe. The staff worked extremely hard to make the best food possible for their customers.They worked hard in the kitchen making and serving food.

The customers were delighted with the quality of the food and drink.

They enjoyed using their knowledge of letter sounds to read the menu.

They enjoyed the challenge of using the correct money to pay for the food.

We are looking forward to Summer!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:16am

We enjoyed looked at summer paintings. We picked a painting and then used different painting techniques to recreate the picture.

We then used wax resist techniques to create mini-beasts and then we added them to the picture.

Come and look at our beautiful artwork in the classroom!

Willow Weaving

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:15am

We have really enjoyed learning about mini-beasts.We enjoyed using the willow to weave our favourite mini-beasts.

Can you recognise what mini-beasts we made?

We made 10 mini-beasts see if you can find them displayed around the classroom.

Who can make the most creative Mini-beast?

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:14am

Can we say a big thankyou to all the adults and children who took part in the creative craft morning. The children had a fab time and have enjoyed displaying their work in the classroom.

We didn’t know that we had so many talented parents . We always need help. If you would like to come in and work with the children just speak to the staff. We would love to see you.


We love the city coach!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:13am

The children have been learning how to catch, kick and throw a ball. The children have enjoyed working collaboratively to play a game.

Saltdough fun

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:13am

We’re making our own mini-beasts out of salt-dough today. We need to be careful and use our fiddly fingers to mould and pinch and create the shapes needed.

We’re going to paint them and display them on our mini-beast table

We are so excited about our learning !!

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:12am

The children have really enjoyed finding out about the new theme for their Connected Curriculum work. They have enjoyed using the resources to create models today!

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