Larch and Kingfishers Classes

Kingfishers Learning week beginning 18th January

What a brilliant week! We have continued learning about numbers to 5, and have explored different representations of these. We have been working on our initial phonics sounds and have started to segment and blend these. We have also enjoyed continuing our pets topic!

Blending sounds

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Kingfishers’ Learning this week

This week in Kingfishers class we have continued our pets topic and enjoyed playing vets in the role-play corner. We have been learning to pinch and squeeze using our thumb and forefinger to develop our fine-motor skills and have also been developing our gross motor skills in P.E. In English we have been listening to The Rainbow Fish and identifying the key characters and events. We also learnt the Makaton sign for fish. We have been working on our mark-making in lots of different ways. In Maths we have been learning lots of things about the numbers to 5. The numberblocks are helping us to learn about numbers!

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Kingfishers: Home Learning and Looking after Fudge

In Kingfishers class we have been learning how to look after Fudge our guinea-pig this week and on Friday we helped to clean him out and gave him a stroke. We have also been looking after the fish, Flip and Flop.

On Friday we also took some new library books home, and Drew was inspired by his library book to make some star biscuits at home, well done Drew!

We had a really busy week last week with so much brilliant learning – well done Kingfishers!

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Welcome to Kingfishers!

This new blog will be shared between our two Resourced Provisions, Kingfishers and Larch. Despite the lockdown both Resourced Provisions are currently open and Kingfishers welcomed its first new children on Tuesday. Here are some photos of the brilliant learning which we’ve been doing in Kingfishers!

Daily movement!

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Bikeability and Performance Rehearsals

Well done to the Year 6s last week who worked really hard on their Bikeability training. All those participating did really well and were able to improve their cycling skills on the road.

Last week we continued rehearsals for our Christmas performance… look out for it appearing on Teams this week!

We also had lots of fun joining in with the virtual Special Celebration, which we have put onto Teams if you want to enjoy it at home.

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Larch Learning

Over the last couple of weeks we have been really busy with all our learning in Larch. Last week in DT we designed and made healthy pizzas. We learnt about the different food groups and then had to design a pizza using this knowledge. We then had to taste and evaluate them. This week we have been learning to use Paint software in computing and have been designing some healthy eating posters and creating some self-portraits!

In Maths we have been learning about multiplication and division, using different models and images to represent this. Mrs Aston even shared out some chocolate to help us understand that division means ‘Share to be fair!’

In English we have been working on writing some of The Boy in the Dress in first person.

In PE we enjoyed completing fun circuits with CM sports. We showed good resilience and reciprocity.

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The Boy in the Dress

We have had such a great time in English listening to the story of The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. We chose who we thought were the ten main characters and decided the key events, and then made our own film! The movie is unfortunately too big to upload onto the blog but we will put it into Teams for you all to enjoy!

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Larch Learning week beginning 16th October

This week in Larch class we have been learning about the Ancient Greeks in our history lessons, and reenacted the Battle of Marathon (watch our video in Teams!) Last week we learnt all about healthy bodies, and tried to estimate how much a portion of cereal should be!

In English we have finished the story of The Boy in the Dress and watched the TV version. We are going to be summarising the story and discussing key events.

In Maths we have been thinking about addition, subtraction and money! Please practise coin recognition with your children as much as possible, as this will really help them with their maths learning.

We have also been learning a new Makaton sign every week, and it would be great if you could practise these signs at home too. This can be found in our Larch class teams – files – home learning – Makaton. Ask if you need help finding it.

We’ve been really impressed with the quality of homework coming in – keep it coming 🙂

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This week’s learning

This week in Maths we have been learning to use tens frames. These are a great way to work out addition and subtraction and our number bonds. We have also been using them to find ‘families of four’ and representing our calculations using part-part-whole models.

Miss Hawkins also worked really hard over the holiday to get some fantastic fine and gross motor activities ready for us, to help us with our handwriting. We have really enjoyed using these this week and have been doing some great writing.

Our new English book is ‘The boy in a dress’ by David Walliams. We have read the first two chapters and think that it’s a really funny book! We have been thinking about why David Walliams has chosen the words that he has used, and what they mean.

In Music this week we have been learning to join in with different songs and play our percussion instruments quietly and with control.

In circle time we have been talking about how we are feeling, and have discussed the new lockdown and what this means.

We also had a couple of lovely visits from Mrs Vernon-Smith this week, and are looking forward to her next visit!

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Autumn 1

We had a great half-term in Larch class. We have really enjoyed our learning and made some great progress. Here are some photos of what we’ve been up to!

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