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Can you guess what new story we are reading?

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:14pm

When we arrived at school this week we found someone had left lots of strange things in the playground including a golden egg, some giant footprints, gold coins, giant keys, multicolored beans and even some cow poo. Well we investigated the playground and decided that footprints must have been left by a monster, the coins and keys (obviously for a car) must have been left by the children parents, the poo from a cow, the egg from a hen and the beans we did not know who left them but we felt that they would grow into some lovely flowers.

Deconstructed role play area

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:13pm

We have a new role play area. It may look like a space full of old cardboard boxes but we have created a space that is full of things that can be anything. It is like that old saying about children getting expensive toys for Christmas and then playing with the box! There is good reason for that. A toy is a toy, but a box has a million possibilities (at least)!

The children have made the boxes into a bus lining up all the boxes and siting in them. They stopped at each others houses to pick up children and drop them off.  They have also made the space into a hair salon and barbershop using plastic forks from the classroom as comes and scissors.  Drawing from the children’s own experiences we can not weight to see what they come up with next.

Dandelions

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:12pm

Well the weather has been lovely and to help develop our ‘Understanding the World’ we went out on the allotment to see what we could find. We loved rolling down the hill, climbing on the rocks and picking wild flowers. We loved the dandelions especially seeing the difference from the yellow flowers to the seeds. We really loved blowing the seeds.

Matching numbers to amounts

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:12pm

Some children have been working really hard this week trying to match numbers to amounts. It was a bit tricky at times but we worked together to get the job done.

The Picnic and The Gingerbread Man

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:11pm

We have had a tasty time this week during our guided reading sessions. We have read ‘The Picnic’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and both were delicious. 

Frog on a log!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:11pm

This week in literacy we have been enjoying acting out the different rhyming words from the book ‘Oi Frog’. We have been frogs on logs, goats on coats, parrots on carrots and gofas on sofas.

Oi Frog link to video

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:08pm

This new story we have been reading in class this week is ‘Oi Frog’. If you would like to share the story at home please click the following link. www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPDyXsSbxOY

Saying goodbye to Miss Powell

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:07pm

We all had a wonderful time in Nursery today saying goodbye to Miss Powell. We will all miss her terribly but know she is going to have such a great 9 months getting to know her new bundle of joy. We can not weight to see him when he arrives! Thank you to all the children and families that contributed to the party food it was all delicious!

World Book Day

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:06pm

We enjoyed seeing everyone dressed in their favourite book character’s costume today. Can you guess who we were?

Tasting foods from ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:06pm

In literacy this week we have been tasting the different healthy foods from the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ before we ate them we had a smell, look and a feel and tried to think of as many words to describe the fruits. we then had a go at sounding out the initial sounds for each fruit and looking to match the fruit to labels.

Happy Holidays!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:06pm

This week, Year 4 have been reading a text about the Tudors called “Under the Rose”. There were lots of difficult words! First, we circled the words we didn’t understand, then we annotated them by writing notes about what they mean. Finally, we made a matching game to help us practise the new words. Super ideas, Year 4!

Ordering and sequencing

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:05pm

This week in maths we have been looking at ordering. We have talked about our morning routine and in what order we get ready for school. We found that some children got ready in a different order to others. Some got dressed before they had their breakfast and others had their breakfast before they got dressed. We also ordered out class time line and pictures from our core story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’

Living eggs – from egg to chick

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:04pm

Over the last two weeks we have had the pleasure of watching 9 eggs hatch and grow. We fed them and made sure they were warm and safe. We even held them very...


Tudor vocabulary practice

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:02pm

This week, Year 4 have been reading a text about the Tudors called “Under the Rose”. There were lots of difficult words! First, we circled the words we didn’t understand, then we annotated them by writing notes about what they mean. Finally, we made a matching game to help us practise the new words. Super ideas, Year 4!

Children in Need

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:02pm

Thank you to all the children that dressed up  and made a donation  for Children in Need. Thank you also to all the families that donated cakes and biscuits especially to one special mum who baked such an amazing Pudsey  Bear cake! Look at how much the children loved it! We also enjoyed  buying cakes and sweets from the year 6 children who raised lots of money for an important cause.

EAL Parent Coffee Morning

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:02pm

Mrs Harriott and Miss Smith are pleased to announce the first EAL parent coffee morning!

Date: Wednesday 17th January 2018

Time: 9:00-9:30am

Place: Ravensbury Community Room

We are excited to meet you all! 

Happy New Year!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:02pm

We have got some exciting learning planned for the start of 2018 including a workshop for parents !

Watch this space for further details…

Who’s afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:01pm

Today we were looking at pictures of The Big Bad Wolf from ‘Little Red Riding Hood‘. We were thinking about words to describe what he looked like and how he acts. Look at all the fantastic words that we came up with!! 

Happy holidays!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:01pm

Mrs Harriott and Miss Smith hope you have a safe and restful winter break. We look forward to seeing you in January 2018!

Year 2 counting syllables and segmenting

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 4:00pm

Quick Quiz (answers at the bottom!)

1. Can you count the syllables in the word “alligator”? 

2. Can you segment the word “frog”?

This week, Year 2 started working on animals in preparation for next term’s topic.

First, we counted the number of syllables on our fingers…

…or by clapping…

…and then we sorted the animal names into syllable groups.

We even fed the “box monster” some animals. Sometimes the box monster wanted 2-syllable animal names and sometimes it wanted 3-syllable animal names. What a hungry box monster!

Later in the week, we segmented the animal names by moving our hands to help us with our spelling.

Super work, Year 2! 

ANSWERS: 

alligator = 4 syllables (a-lli-ga-tor)

frog= f-r-o-g

Our ‘Red Day’ story launch!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:59pm

Today we had our launch for our new story…did you guess what it was going to be??… Little Red Riding Hood! The children looked fantastic dressed in red and really enjoyed all the red activities in Nursery. 

Making edible sparklers!

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:58pm

As part of our ‘surprise’ celebrations this week we have been celebrating Bonfire Night. Today we have been creating firework pictures on the whiteboard, making bonfire pictures in the Creative Area, jumping like fireworks and creating ‘edible sparklers’. We had such a fun time making them and couldn’t wait until home time when we were allowed to eat them with our grown ups! Look at the fun we had making them! 

Exploring the features of a newspaper article

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:58pm

This week Y6 have been exploring the features needed to write their own newspaper article. What do you think they found out?

Harvest Celebration

Date: 14th Mar 2018 @ 3:58pm

Thank you to all the grown ups that came to help us to celebrate Harvest this morning. We loved seeing you joining in with the different Harvest and Autumnal activities with your children. We were so proud of the children’s performance of ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’ and ‘The Journey Home from Grandpa’s’  and I’m sure you were too. Have a look at some of the photographs from our lovely morning.

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