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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!

A Space Adventure with Sean

Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 8:11am

Sean is our coach and he comes from Manchester City to help us learn how to exercise and move in lots of different ways. He also teaches us skills.

Today he took us on a space adventure! Don’t worry, it’s not real, it’s just pretend. There were moon rocks to jump over and holes to avoid. At one point an alien chased us and we had to run away and hide! Can you guess which part of our adventure we are on in these pictures?

Ordering Length

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:43pm

Do you know what you need to do to compare the length of 3 objects?  We experimented and found out that the important part is to make sure they all start at the same place

If they don’t start on the start line then we can’t find out which one is the longest and shortest and which one is in between. 

After experimenting we could start them in the right place to compare length.

Egg!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:42pm

A mysterious egg appeared this morning! Who had left it? What could be inside? Do you know what could be in it????

Then we found a book and we were quite nervous about what we read!

 

Comparing weight

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:41pm

If you can compare the weight of 2 objects you can find out the order the weight of three objects. here are our steps to success

  1. Find out which one is the lightest off all of them.
  2. Then compare the other two the find out which is the heaviest .  
  3. The last one goes in the middle because it’s not the heaviest or the lightest

This is how to do it:

Heavier or Lighter?

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:39pm

Do you know how to tell if something is heavier than the other object? We do! Look at our pictures finding out.

World Book Day 2017

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:39pm

We’ve had an amazing day today celebrating our love of books. We swapped books with our friends, had an assembly to show off our outfits and listen to stories, we read books on the whiteboard.  There were visiting penguins and iron man and princesses and so many interesting characters to look at and talk about. 

In the afternoon we drew our favourite book characters to make a quilt to display around school.  Have you seen it?

Here are a few of our favourite photos from our celebration

World Book Day

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:28pm

Thank you to all the children and families for your amazing efforts for ‘World Book Day 2018. The children looked fantastic in their costumes and they loved spending time with you sharing stories. They said they would love to do this with you at home in costume!

Valentines day

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:27pm

Thank you to all the parents for coming in for our ‘Valentines Stay and Play’. The Children loved all the beautiful messages you wrote to let them know what you love about them.

 

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:25pm

Thank you to all the parents and family’s for making binoculars with your children at home. They looked amazing and the children loved using them to go on a bear hunt. We really immersed our self’s in the story through role play and using the small world props.

 

Welcome to Foundation Stage

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:25pm

This week we have had a great time making leaves for our new ‘Welcome to Foundation Stage’ display. We used lots of interesting objects from around the classroom to create lines and circle patterns.

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:23pm

As part of our topic on ‘Bears’ we have been reading the story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. We have enjoyed tasting porridge and making three giant bowls, chairs and beds for our display.

Teddy Bears Picnic

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:22pm

Thank you to all the children for bringing in your teddy bears for the launch of our new topic, ‘Bears’. We had a great time meeting them and having a ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’.

Christmas Party

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:22pm

We had so much fun at the end of term Christmas Party! We dances, played party games, ate lots of goodies and those that wanted them had glitter tattoos.

Christmas Play

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:21pm

This year we were very proud of the children singing 3 songs in the Christmas play. Well done each and every one of you!

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Clayton
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