Swallows

Swallows had some reading and phonics activities this morning. They had to visit every station for 15 minutes in their groups and complete the tasks.

There was: reading bingo; a game where they had to decide whether the word belonged on planet real or planet nonsense; phonics I spy; creating nonsense words for a friend to decode; and poems to read followed by a WIPERS discussion.

Super reading Year 1!

Swallows go on a bird and leaf hunt

The children were given clues this week which they had to decode and translate from nonsense alien words to places around the school. They then visited these places and identified the types of trees there were – deciduous or evergreen. Back in class they had to find out the names of the trees and plants based on the leaf structure. What trees can you name when you’re out and about this bank holiday weekend?

They also had to use a map to direct themselves around the school grounds to find common U.K. birds. What birds can you name when you’re out and about this bank holiday weekend?

 

Reception investigate space!

This week we have started our investigations about space!

After reading the book ‘Whatever Next!’ by Jill Murphy we transformed our role play area into a space rocket so we could blast off to the moon, like baby bear in the story!

We have also;

  • Explored moon rocks, weighing and comparing them
  • Splatter painted the night sky.
  • Rolled telescopes to gaze at the stars
  • Built space rockets with the junk modelling resources
  • Turned ourselves in to Voyager and Discoverer Astronauts ready to explore space
  • Thought about what we would take to space and written lists of the things we would need.
  • Investigated the solar system learning the names of the different planets and what they look like before representing them using chalks and paints.
  • Created the different planets from our solar system using paper mache.

 

We think space is fascinating! We have all been asking lots of questions and in our groups we have chosen floor book questions which we will investigate next week!

World Book Day in Year 6

Year 6 had a great day on World Book Day last week. They did lots and lots of reading – listening to stories, and reading around their new topic of World War One.

In the afternoon, the children did some book musical chairs to share the stories they had brought in. They also shared books with children in Reception, and were wonderful role models for reading.

Have a look at the pictures here.

World Book Day in Reception

In reception we had lots of fun on World Book Day. We were all excited to bring in our favourite books. We spent the day sharing our books with each other – chatting about which stories were our favourites and why and drawing our favourite story characters.

Our favourite part of the day was sharing our stories with Year 5 Bells and Year 6.

Take a look at us sharing our stories below…

Reception Discoverers

Reception Voyagers

 

World book day in Swallows

We have loved sharing all our favourite books with each other today and explaining why others should read them. We even got to share our books with Year 4 and hear about their favourite books too.

The children have written book reviews for their favourite book, created ‘read me’ posters, thought of story ideas of their own and ended the day with a class challenge to think of a book for each letter of the alphabet. The children are still short on Q, V, X, and Y if you can help them out?

World Book Day in Nursery

Nursery have had a very enjoyable day celebrating World Book Day! We have talked about why reading is important and discussed our favourite story books from home.  We have even made bookmarks and bunting to decorate our reading corner! We really enjoyed the end of the day with Mrs Harrison and Year 3 sharing our stories and reading to each other. It was lovely to watch!

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Story Maps in Year 2 Jets

This week we read The Disgusting Sandwich, we made our own story maps to sequence and retell the story. We had to carefully choose time conjunctions and adjectives to describe the nouns. Next week we are going to innovate our story maps to create our own versions of the story. I wonder what characters and adjectives we will choose?

Pirates in Year 2

Another busy morning for Year 2 pirates. In guided reading we read and performed Pirate plays using our very best pirate voices and acting. Then in maths we were making sure that Captain BlackBaird was sharing her treasure fairly.  We were noticing what happened when there were more pirates, what happened when we divided by 2 and then 4 (and explained why!) and we also explained what happened when an odd number was shared by an even number. Great work shipmates!

Reception Amazons – The Naughty Bus!

On Monday something exciting happened! The children found a wrapped gift among the Lego bricks. When we opened it we found a bus…not an ordinary bus but a very Naughty Bus!

Every night from then on the Naughty Bus has been getting up to mischief! He has made green tracks on our floor, squirted toothpaste in our sinks and knocked down our toy town 🙁 We haven’t been happy with his behaviour so as part of our literacy work we have written class rules for him to follow, reply letters to tell him how we feel and made lost posters to help find him!

This morning he was still nowhere to be seen. We received an email to say he was returning to London this weekend to cause trouble in his home city! O, oh! We can’t wait to hear from him next week.

Reception Amazons – The Naughty Bus! on PhotoPeach

On Thursday Amazons had a very enjoyable day celebrating World Book Day! We talked about why reading is important and discussed our favourite story books from home. We ended the day with Miss Lynch and Year 4 in their classroom sharing stories and reading to each other. It was lovely to watch!

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Have a great weekend 🙂