Angelfish Class

Longdown Dairy Farm

We had a lovely day at the farm being farmers!  We fed cows, goats, pigs and horses, held chicks, collected eggs and went on a bumpy tractor ride!  Back at school the children have been busy writing recounts of our day and painting detailed animal pictures.

 

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FUDGE Afternoon

A big thank you to all of those Dads and Grandads who were able to attend our FUDGE afternoon today. It was a great success where all of the children got to find out more about lots of new and exciting things. Including: gardening, cricket, cartoon skills, being a policeman back in the day when they had wooden trunchons and being an air traffic controller (or making paper planes for him!).

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Health and Fitness Week

What an active week we have had!  Hopefully you have seen the pictures of our Yoga session on Tapestry!  We have also taken part in a gymnastics session.  A visitor from Asda came to talk to us about healthy eating and showed us how much sugar is in some of our favourite foods.  We have also held our own World Athletics Championships and found out that Angelfish love relay races and Mrs Cook has hidden javellin skills!

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Watching and Waiting...

Angelfish are patiently waiting!  We have noticed that the caterpillars have already grown much bigger!

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Heroes Day

Wow! What a busy day! We have learnt alot from lots of real-life heroes who visited our school today. We have met heroes from Search and Rescue; Ambulance; Police and Air Ambulance. We went on vehicles and looked at equipment. We all dressed up as heroes too and looked fantastic!

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Magic of Colour Day and Art Week

We have had a super fun and messy week exploring abstract art. We have been using the primary colours and have explored the effects using different paint techniques. The children have been looking at art work and talking about what they can see, how it makes them feel and whether they like it. The children have chosen their favourite 'masterpiece' to be framed and displayed in our art gallery on Tuesday! We can't wait to show you!

Art Splatter Art marble

Art marble 2 Art palette

Art blow Art print 2

  

 


 

Sponsored Bounce

What a bouncy class we are! Our top jumpers both managed an amazing 115 bounces in just one minute! We all had great fun taking part!

 

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Ahoy me hearties!

Welcome back to final term in Year R! This week we have started a Pirate PLOD. It started with a letter from Peg Leg Sam who wanted to hear about our Easter adventures as he was lonely at sea! We've made pirate hats and eye patches. We've used maps to hunt for treasure too. In Talk Time we talked about what three things we would take to a desert island. The children did some excellent thinking and talking!

Desert island

We have now got a new special chair in our class. It is called our Writers Throne. When children do some super writing, their name goes in a pot. After a couple of days we select a name and that child gets to sit on the special throne at carpet times! The more writing we do, the better our chances are! The children have been trying extra hard to do writing to be in with a chance as they are so excited! Even Mrs Weavers wanted to do some writing so she could sit on the chair!

Writers throne

 


 

Year R Assembly and Easter Day

Thank you to everyone who came to watch our assembly on Wednesday. We're sure you will agree how fantastic all the children were!

Today we had a very special visit from the Easter Bunny.  We had a parade with our super hats that we had made for our Home Learning and he picked our winners.  They were all brilliant!

 

Easter

 

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Another busy week in Angelfish!  We have been busy practising our assembly and are nearly ready to perform it for our families on Wednesday Morning!  We have been starting to think about Easter and the Easter Story. As part of this RE work we thought about our favourite stories and why stories are important.  We even had to persuade a Story Stealer not to take all our books!  We have been thinking about 2D and 3D shapes in Maths and trying hard to remember all the shape names. 

Dont forget to make your Easter Bonnets ready for Friday 7th April!  We can't wait to see them!

 

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The Little Princess Production and Comic Relief

What a lovely week we have had! On Thursday M&M Productions came to put on a show for all of us called The Little Princess.  Our favourite character was the Genie because he was very funny!

We enjoyed telling our jokes for Comic Relief and had a disco in the afternoon too!

 

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Science Week 

 

Angelfish have absolutely loved Science Week!  We have loved beind scientists and doing our own experiments!  Mrs Copestake showed us dry ice in assembly and we explored making gloop with cornflour and water. We made rainbows in water with Skittles and warm water and also investigated what happened to food colouring in milk when we added washing up liquid.  There are some great videos on Youtube if you would like to see what happens!

 

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World Book Day

 

Can you guess which books we're all from?

 

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Room on the Broom

This week we have continued with our Julia Donaldson PLOD and have been sharing 'The Room on the Broom' story. Our morning job this week has been to practise our cutting skills by cutting out the witch. We then created some fabulous art work by making a colour wash sky for the witch to fly across. We had to mix powder paint, choosing which base colour to make. We then added a bit of white at a time to create a varying tone of the colour. 

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art 3 art 4


 

Our Exciting Crowns and Glasses!

This week Angelfish have been very excited by our new crowns and glasses and have tried really hard to win their turn to wear them. The crowns are like the Smartest Giant in Town's and you have to be spotted being a Caring Carla to wear one!  The glasses are for when you do something SPECtacular!

 

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"I'm Stick Man, I'm Stick Man, I'm Stick Man that's me!" 

 We have now started our Julia Donaldson PLOD and have spent this week doing lots of Stick Man activities.  We have made our own stick people and ordered sticks by length.  We have also written postcards from the Stick Man and speech bubbles.  We used sticks to learn about subtraction and have started to think about how we can write down our subtraction number sentences.

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Run, run as fast as you can...

This week we have begun a PLOD all about 'The Gingerbread Man'. The children did some great home learning to start it off. Thank you to grown ups at home for sharing the story and making the Gingerbread man in such creative ways! Some of the children shared their 'baked goods' with the whole class and got a big thumbs up!

We have been so busy learning all about 'The Gingerbread Man'. We have started to learn an oral story with actions. We have made masks and puppets and retold the story. 

GB mask 1 GB mask 2

We have been learning about subtraction/takeaway using raisins on gingerbread men and taking some away to see how many are left. We also practised drawing on whiteboards and crossing out or rubbing out the number we were taking away. We then got to take all of the raisins away by eating them!!

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We have been doing printing in Art. We looked at an artist who has used print techniques in her work and talked about how we felt about the picture. We explored printing using a variety of objects and textures and made a fabulous group piece of work. We are hoping he doesn't run away!

GB art GB print 1

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LEGO! 

 Angelfish have had a busy week using Lego in lots of different ways.  We have worked as teams to complete Lego building challenges and made lots of our own models too.  We have thought about addition by adding piles of bricks together.  We have done some super sentence writing about Lego characters and investigated what materials are best to make bricks from.  Today we made Lego walls and learnt to programme the BeeBots to travel along the paths without bumping into any walls.  The Lego fun continues next week!

 

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A very Happy New Year to you all and welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break. Thank you for all of our lovely cards, gifts and well wishes at the end of last term, it was very much appreciated.

 

The children have settled back into routine like they haven't been away! They did some great pictures and writing about their favourite presents, currently on display in our classroom. The teachers have enjoyed looking through the 'All about me' sheets and have begun to think of lots of new ideas for our planning. We are considering a Lego PLOD and a Julia Donaldson (to incorporate Stick Man) PLOD based on common interests. Watch this space!

 


 

Our mischievous elf, Bauble!

We were delivered a special visitor from Father Christmas. He wrote us a letter explaining he had sent us an elf to make sure we were following the Sarisbury Charter! We had to choose a name and decided to call him Bauble! Father Christmas warned us he may be a little bit mischievous! Look at some of the things that Bauble has been up to!

 

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A Baddie Comes to Visit!

What a day! This morning we discovered that a baddie had been in our classroom overnight and had taken some of our toys and had left the classroom in a terrible mess! We had an emergency meeting and put our thinking caps on to work out how we could get our toys back.  We decided to write him a letter, make 'Wanted' posters and write to Year 1 and 2 to help us search for him.  Outside we looked for any clues he might have left.  The children have been buzzing with ideas all day and have been so engaged in their writing! We are hoping the baddie will come back tonight, see all our letters and realise that he has made a bad choice and let us have our toys back!

 

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Supertato to the rescue!

Supertato

Today we read the story "Supertato" by Sue Hendra. It was very funny! We then had the chance to make our own Supertato (thank you for your kind donations!). We also have been thinking about alliteration today. Mrs Knight did the register and gave us funny alliterative names like "Hilarous Hattie, Tasty Thomas and Bouncy Ben." We then tried to give our supertatoes alliterative names. We had some really good ideas, including "Super Steve, Good Graham and Amazing Amy"

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Children In Need

Another dressing up day!  We have been thinking about how Pudsey Bear and Sammy the Social Seal both like to help people and all enjoyed our cakes too!

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Nursery Rhyme Singalong

Well done Angelfish for super singing for our Sponsored Singalong! You all looked fantastic in your costumes and we had a great day singing all our songs and writing about our Nursery Rhyme characters.

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Fruit tasting

Today we read a story called 'Kitchen Disco' about fruit that love to party! A copy will be coming home for the children to keep at home! We looked at, touched and tasted some of the fruit that featured in the story including  pineapple, lemon, mango and coconut. Some of the words we used to describe the fruit included, "yummy, delicious, saucy, ticklish, pointy, yucky, slippery and sour!"

Can you guess which words went with which fruit?! 

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We then had a go at writing a word to describe at least one of the fruits!

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Nursery Rhyme Week and Remembrance Day

We have had a fun week learning lots of nursery rhymes.  We have been doctors for 'Miss Polly had a Dolly' and soldiers for 'The Grand Old Duke of York'.  We have also made rainbows for 'Incy Wincy Spider' and scarecrows for 'Dingle Dangle Scarecrow'!  The children loved icing biscuits and adding currants for 5 Currant Buns in a Baker's Shop!  Today we participated in a 2 minute silence for Remembrance Day and made poppies.

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 Holly Hill Trip

 We had a great walk to Holly Hill on Wednesday to investigate the woods with our senses.  We had a list of things to try and find on our walk and then, when we were back at school, we made a big picture using our finds.  We have also thought of describing words about the woods and have had a go at writing them down.  We tried hard to use the sounds we have learnt and used special 'magic scribble writing' if we didn't know how to write a sound. 

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Perform Workshop

We had fun with Perform Drama pretending to go on a journey to Australia to find a boomerang!

 

 

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Family Reading

A big thank you to everyone who joined in with our family reading session. It was lovely to see so many of you enjoying and sharing books with your children in school!

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Autumn Days

This week we have been talking all about Autumn and some of the signs of Autumn. The children came up with some great ideas, including the leaves changing colour and the weather getting 'chilly'. We have been collecting leaves, decorating leaves, making leaf bunting and have even made a beautiful Autumn display in our classroom! We hope you enjoy a weekend welly walk for home learning too!

Autumn display


 

Salty the Sea Turtle and our Charter Rules

In Angelfish, we have been learning all about Salty the Sea Turtle and how he goes into his shell when he feels cross to help him solve his problems.  We have also been thinking hard about the Sarisbury Charter and following the rules.

 

We are kind and helpful

We are honest.

We work hard.

We look after property.

We listen. 

We are gentle.

 

We are all trying very hard to remember them all!

 


 

Introducing our Class Bear...

Fluffy Bear photo website

This is our class bear. We put all of the wonderful name suggestions by the children on their home visits into a hat and picked one out. The bear's name is FLUFFY! Fluffy bear is very much looking forward to spending an evening at home with each child soon! We hope he is a good bear for you, we're sure he will be!

 


 

September 2016 -

A warm welcome to our new Angelfish Class 2016-17!

This week we have been busy getting the classroom ready for all the new Angelfish. We are looking forward to seeing all of the children on our home visits and hearing about the exciting things they have been doing in the holidays. We are looking forward to welcoming you into school this week, but in the meantime, here is a sneaky peak at the Angelfish classroom! 

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Classroom 3 Classroom 5

Classroom 4

 

 




YEAR R 2015/16

RAF Airlines

Today, we boarded flight RAF123 to Greece! We had made passports yesterday so used these to check in and get our flight ticket. We found our allocated seats and prepared for take off!

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We watched a safety demonstration and Pilot Zachary gave us a smooth take off! It was very noisy though! We has an in flight snack and clip from a movie. It was quite a quick flight to Greece this morning! Jeorge said it took him longer when he went last month!

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We arrived safely in Greece and enjoyed the warm sunshine!

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Health and Fitness Week

We are having a busy week thinking about keeping fit and healthy! On Monday we learnt all about the Olympics and talked about the different sports that take part. We watched some Olympic races and saw the highlights of the previous Olympic Games in London. We also got to experience Yoga as part of a group called Mitchy Titch. It was very relaxing!

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On Tuesday we tasted some yummy healthy melon! We were all sport stars in our first Sports Day. Everyone particpated and showed great resilience! Thank you to all of the supporters too!

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Longdown Dairy Farm

We had a wonderful day down on the farm!  We were all farmers for the day and got to feed and hold lots of animals!  We also went on a bumpy tractor ride where poor Miss Wilson got soaking wet! We fed pigs, cows and goats and a horse.  We were all so brave and gentle!  We all held a chick and some fell asleep on us but some pooed on us instead!

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Road to Rio!

We have had a great day today learning our Greek dance!  We all looked fantastic in our white and blue outfits and used our best listening skills when Danni was telling us what to do!  We are looking forward to performing it for you at the Strawberry Fair!

 


 

Another butterfly hatched this week so we let it go! It flew away straight away, making Mrs Knight jump! We then pretended we were butterflies and used our imaginations to decide where we would fly to. We did some amazing writing about it!

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Butterflies!

There was great excitement in Angelfish Class this morning! We had two butterflies! We are hoping our other three cocoons will turn into butterflies over the weekend!  We let the butterflies go this afternoon.

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Queen's Focus Day

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We have had a lovely day celebrating the queen and her reign.  We enjoyed our special lunch and got crafty collaging a queen and making our own crowns.  We learnt lots of facts about the Queen and enjoyed reading 'The Queen's Knickers'!

 

 

 


 

 

Forest Friends

We had great fun at the woods with Mrs Grover!  We built dens, hunted for mini-beasts and learnt a new song!

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Special visitors!

Look what arrived in our class today...

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5 baby caterpillars!!

We will be watching the caterpillars grow and change over the next couple of weeks and are looking forward to seeing them become beautiful butterflies!

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St. George's Day

Today (with Colin the Crab) we learnt all about St. George's Day.  We had great fun making dragons, swords and shields and pretending to be knights and princesses!

 

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Welcome Back!

 

What super writing we have been doing about our holiday news!  Its sounds like everybody has had a lovely Easter!  We tried really hard to use our sounds and remember our finger spaces and full stops.  Please pop in to see our writing up on the wall!

 

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Easter Fun!

Well done to everyone for their super Easter bonnets!  They all looked fantastic! The Easter Bunny loved seeing them all!

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A Busy Friday! 

Today we had a surprise visit from Boris, Mrs Beynon's dog!  She told us all about him and showed us some of the things she uses to look after him.  We thought of questions to ask her to find out even more!

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We also had a busy day for Sport Relief.  This morning we did lots of physical activities outside, including an obstacle course and dancing.  Then this afternoon we joined with the other Year R classes to have a big aerobics workout in the hall.

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The Real Superheroes!

This week we have been learning about 'People who help us'. We have talked about Firefighters, Paramedics and Police so far. We were very lucky to have lots of visitors today, including Paramedics and the Police! We got to look in a real Ambulance and Police van! We were very excited!!

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Paramedic 4 Paramedic 5 Paramedic 6

Paramedic 7  police1

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Thank you for meeting the challenge of finding your smoke detectors at home. Lots of the children came in telling me where they were and what noise they made! Our paramedics today set the challenge for the children to try and learn their address, either postcode (which we thought could be tricky!) or house number/name and road. Who can meet the challenge?!

 


 

World Book Day

Fantastic costumes everybody! Thank you for bringing in your books to share.  We did some super writing about our book characters!

 

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Superhero Art

 

We have been busy little artists this week.  We looked at the work of Lichtenstein and had a go at making our pictures with bright colours and big shapes and lines.  We also looked at 'Starry Night' by van Goph and made pictures with swirls like his.  We used pastels to do this and added buildings on the top.

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Visit from a 'Baddie'!

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When we arrived at school this morning we found that our writing area was in a complete mess and our new superhero figures had been taken!! There was a mask, cape and note left behind. We thought a baddie had taken them and thought of lots of ways to get them back, including: writing notes to him/her; drawing pictures to show what the baddie looked like; designing and making traps!

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Thankfully when the baddie came back to collect the mask and cape left behind, another note was left. This time it told us that the baddie felt bad for taking them after seeing all our hard work. But we did have to go on a hunt outdide to find them all as the baddie had hidden them this time!

 

 


 

SUPERTATO!

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Look at our amazing

Supertatoes!

 

 

Superheroes

We have started our learning around a 'Superhero' theme this week! We began by reading 'Supertato' by Sue Hendra. Supertato had to save all the vegetables from the evil pea! We will be looking at lots of her books this term and have enjoyed a few already!

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We have got a new Superhero role play area and are enjoying becoming superheroes in it and coming up with plans! 

 

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Today we had to be Superheroes and try to rescue the princess by climbing through the lasers!

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Celebration Week

As it was Chinese New Year we spent the day learning lots all about it. We looked where China was on the globe; made lucky money envelopes; made chinese lanterns in red and gold as we found out these were lucky colours; we looked at artefacts from China that some parents kindly brought in; we painted blossom trees and had a go at Chinese writing. We ended the day by tasting noodles and thinking of adjectives to describe them. We thought of words like sticky, yummy, delicious and long!  

chinese objects 

chinese envelopes chinese lanterns chinese map

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On Shrove Tuesday we talked out why we have pancakes. We learnt that Jesus gave up food for 40 days and nights in the desert so Christians remember him by giving up something for Lent which begins the day after Shrove Tuesday. We had lots of fun tasting pancakes and all wrote an adjective about how it tasted, felt or smelt.

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The Smartest Giant in Town

This week we are continuing to look at the author Julia Donaldson and have been enjoying doing our learning about 'The Smartest Giant in Town'. We have been thinking about height and have measured ourselves against the giant in our classroom that we made!

giant 1  giant 2

We had great fun designing new pants for George the giant! We looked at the artwork by Russian artist Sonia Delaunay. She used lots of shapes in her artwork, particularly circles. We created our own designs, then used 'pant' viewfinders to choose the best part! 

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Perform Drama Workshop

Today we took part in a drama workshop all about helping 'Super Duper' to save the world from the evil 'Bad Bopper' who lives on The Party Planet.  We pretended to travel on a space rocket and played lots of games.  We defeated Bad Bopper in the end and also learnt how we could help to save the world by trying to 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle'.

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Holly Hill Walk 

What a lovely frosty walk we had to Holly Hill this morning!  It was so cold even the lakes had frozen!  We watched the ducks sliding over the ice and then splashing in!  Thinking about our work on Stick Man, we chose the tree that we thought the Stick Man would live in with his family.  We had a big surprise at the end of our walk when we found the Gruffalo hidden in a tree waiting for us!  On our way round we collected lots of things that we have started to use back in school to make pictures and maps all about Holly Hill.

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 I'm Stick Man, I'm Stick Man, I'm Stick Man, that's me!

 

We've had a fun week thinking about the Stick Man story by Julia Donaldson.  We've thought about our own family trees, made stick people, counted sticks and ordered them by length, sequenced pictures from the story and made masks of the characters.  We've also made bows and arrows from sticks and used our imaginations to think of all the other things a stick could be.  Don't forget to pop in to the classroom after school on Monday to see all our hard work!

Stick Man

 


 

 Music and History Week

We have carried on our busy week by learning about rationing.  We made our own Rock Cakes.  We looked again at some of the artefacts and decided which things would be most importan to a soldier.  We wrote our own lists of things we would pack in a Kit Bag.  We listened to a band from Brookfield Play to the whole school and we also listened to some old war songs.  We thought they sounded a bit funny!  We carried on playing games that children would have played 100 years ago.  We found out about what schools were like and Mrs Lee showed us how strict the teachers used to be.  We all loved pretending to be a bossy teacher!

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A HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!

Welcome back, we hope you all had an enjoyable festive break. It's been lovely hearing all about what the children did in the holidays and the gifts they received.

This week we are learning about life over 100 years ago and World War 1, as part of our whole school History and Music Week. So far, we have created a timeline in our class to try and see how long ago it was. We have talked about our new toys compared to the old toys they played with back in 1914. Today we talked about what life was like for the soldiers and what it was like for them in the trenches. We pretended to be in a trench, looked at some old artefacts and photos of the soldiers.

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Christmas Excitement is building!

We are very excited about Christmas and are looking forward to performing our play this week. We've also been busy with lots of Christmas activities. We might be tired, but we are still working hard! We've made lists; decorated trees; designed Santa plates; made magic reindeer food. We are like busy little elves!

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Our Mischievious Elf!

Elfa has been up to alot of mischief in our class but is very good during the day! Here are some of her antics that have awaited us in the mornings! She has made a snowman out of toilet roll; been fishing; made new friends even wrapped up Mrs Knight's and Mrs Lee's whiteboard!

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elf c elf d

 


 

CHRISTMAS has arrived in our class!!

We have had such a fun 1st day of December! We have got a new Santa's Workshop for our role play and have had lots of fun role-playing being elves and making things for Christmas.

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We also had a very exciting gift which Mrs Knight discovered when she got to work this morning. We opened it to find a letter from Father Christmas who was sending an elf to join us. The elf is looking forward to watching us follow the Sarisbury Charter and apparently returns to the North Pole every night to tell Father Christmas all the lovely things we have been doing. We had to give our special magical elf a name. We decided on Elfa! Apparently she can sometimes be a bit sneaky so we are looking forward to seeing what Elfa gets up to!

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Baking, Singing and Reading!

 

What a busy week we've had this week (23rd-27th November).  We baked our own Gingerbread Men and drew pictures of them on the computer.  We have also started learning the songs for our Christmas Play, The Nativity. We finished off our week with a lovely Family Reading session.  Thank you to all the parents who came to share books with us!


 

 

Children In Need Day

 

We had great fun raising money for Children In Need.  We have been thinking about "Miss Polly Had a Dolly" and being doctors so today we bandaged dollys to look just like Pudsey!

Thank you for all your donations and cakes.

 

pudsey

 


 

World Nursery Rhyme Week

We started our week focusing on "1,2,3,4,5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive" and had a very fishy day!! We made fish puppets; printed onto fish shapes using bubblewrap and paint; listened to fish stories but best of all explored a REAL fish! We enjoyed feeling the fish, including it's scales, eyes, mouth and insides!

 

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fish 5 fish 6

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We also did some observational drawings of the fish. We had to look really carefully with our eyes and draw what we could see.

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Some of us continued to just have a REALLY good explore!!!

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Autumn Days...

This week we are learning all about Autumn, Fireworks and Darkness.

Today we learnt about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night. We watched fireworks on the Interactive Whiteboard then created our own firework pictures as they played in the background!

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You can see our masterpieces hanging up in the classroom!

 

We have also been busy looking at Autumn leaves, collecting them from around the school and using them to thread onto string and hang in our classroom!

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Using the children's ideas for Little Red Hen

Wow! The children came up with lovely ideas for Home Learning last week which we have used in our learning this week. We have made some super masks for the characters. We learnt how to make a hole for the eyes, by poking a pencil safely through into some plasticine. We were brilliant at cutting independently!

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masks 3 masks 4

We had lots of fun decorating eggs too! We then had egg and spoon races and practised rolling our eggs down slopes. We knew that they would become smelly soon so didn't mind if they cracked! Mrs Knight took a picture for us to keep at home of our finished eggs.

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Family Reading Time

A big thank you to everyone who came to our family reading afternoon, it was lovely to see so many family members sharing and enjoying books with the children. We hope the grown ups enjoyed being back at school!

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Making Bread

 On Wednesday we made bread just like the Little Red Hen did. We enjoyed mixing and kneading it and made the dough into little rolls.  We gave it to our cook Emily to bake in her oven.  We all thought it tasted delicious and Emily said that our class made the best bread!

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 Sound Spotters

We have started learning our sounds this week and have been sound super stars! We learnt the 's' sound on Monday and 'a' on Tuesday. Look at some of the things we have been doing with the 's' sound. Can you spot the sounds we have learnt whilst reading this week?

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Our names all begin with the sound 'S'

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We sorted objects with the 's' sound; made ssssspiders and played with spaghetti in our sensory tray!

 

  


 

Alice in Wonderland

This week we have listened to the story of 'Alice in Wonderland' and been talking about the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. We are VERY excited to be having our own Mad Hatter tea party and have been busy preparing for it. We have made our own mad hats where we learnt about using PVA glue carefully!

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We have also made some AMAZING party lists for things we might need to remember for our Mad Hatter party!

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We iced biscuits for our tea party and carefully had to count 5 treats to put on our biscuit. We also made fabulous paper chains to decorate our tea party venue!

 

We really enjoyed our Mad Hatter's tea party where we decorated the table cloth, played games (including croquet with flamingo mallets and hedgehog balls like in the story!) and ate lots of yummy tea party treats!

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Making new friends!

We have been very busy getting know each other and have been having lots of fun playing together!

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We have been talking about the new friends we have made so far and drawn some lovely portraits of our friends. Mrs Knight thinks we are AMAZING artists!

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A FANTASTIC FIRST WEEK!

 

Well done to all the Angelfish for a super start to school!  You have come into school really well and are already remembering where to put all your things!

 

We have had a busy few days learning where everything is and starting to make new friends. We have learnt about Discovery Time, Tidy Up Time, Snack Time and even had a practise at going into the hall for lunch!  We have also had great fun exploring the big playground!

 

Today we met Salty the Little Sea Turtle and learnt all about how he can help us when we feel cross or upset. 

 

And finally, please meet Teddington, our class bear!  We decided his name by putting all your ideas in a pot and picking one out!  What a great name it is!

 

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September 2015 - A warm welcome to all of our new Angelfish starting school soon!

This week we have been busy getting the classroom ready for all the new Angelfish. We are looking forward to seeing all of the children on our home visits and hearing about the exciting things they have been doing in the holidays. We hope the children are looking forward to their classroom visit...here is a sneaky peak at the Angelfish classroom! 

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