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.
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?
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.
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?
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!
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?
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!
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!