Reception have really enjoyed learning about Mary Anning this week. They loved learning all about fossils and how Mary Anning uncovered a giant fossilised marine reptile. The children then went on to listen to stories about dinosaurs and some children really wanted to learn about dinosaurs so we pretended we were paleontologists studying fossils. Well done children, all of you were so enthusiastic!
In Year 1 we have started comparing old and modern toys and artefacts. We enjoyed discussing the question – ‘Did my Grandma have an xbox or a tablet?’ We then went on to compare old and modern toys and discuss the differences.
Over the term Miss Riches has been teaching us all about plants and their parts and functions. To end the topic we have got our arty fingers out and created some lovely plant diagrams to display in our classroom. The children were so creative and it was such a proud moment for me to see how much they’ve learned.
Here are some photos for you of our display and the children’s work :)
This will be my last blog post as I sadly finish my final teaching placement here on Friday. I would like to say a big thank you for all your support and I have loved teaching such an amazing group of children!
We have been looking after our caterpillars and watched them before the holidays go into their pupa’s. Over the holidays Mrs. Dalton looked after them and they came out of their pupa’s and had turned into beautiful butterflies! Yesterday afternoon we spoke about how butterflies should be free to fly and we released them in our yard. Lots of giggles could be heard and it was such a lovely afternoon!
Here are a few photos to enjoy.
Miss Riches, Miss Locke, Mrs Dalton and Miss Chambers
This week we have been practicing becoming storytellers and Miss Riches has taught us to retell the story of Dear Zoo with Makaton actions. We have posted a video of the class retelling this for you to enjoy! Ask your children about the animal actions!
We have also innovated the stories to create our own versions with different characters and adjectives.
Both the children and the staff have had a brilliant time at our pirate day today!
We started the day by saying Ahoy to our friends and teachers during the register and spoke about swashbuckling sword fights.
The children found an ‘SOS’ note left behind by Captain Cook, explaining the pirates had stolen his ship The Endeavor. The children followed the chocolate coin treasure the pirates had dropped to find the ship and save the Captain!
We then enjoyed some swashbuckling with our friends and the teachers! The Miss Riches showed us all how to make pirate telescopes so we could make our own to help us act out our story, ‘Shark in the Park’ in the afternoon!
In the afternoon we made our own pirate masks with bottle cap eye patches and had a pirate party on the pirate ship!
We have had such a great day, here are some photos we have taken for you to enjoy and talk about with your children.
Thank you for your support
Miss Riches, Miss Locke, Mrs Dalton, and Miss Chambers
Just to remind you all it’s Pirates Day today but children can come dressed in anything they like as long as they have fun! We have suggested princesses, pirates, mermaids but if your child doesn’t feel comfortable dressing up then they can wear any non-uniform. It looks like we have a sunny day too!
Also it is our final session with Sheffield United tomorrow so please can children come in their PE kits. PE day will resume on Wednesdays after the half term break. Many thanks.
Last week was another wonderful week in school, despite those thunderstorms!
The children have been working really hard in Maths with Year 1 focusing on place value, and our reception children looking at number bonds to 8.
We enjoyed another session with the library trolley and I was impressed with how the children were recommending books to not just each other but to the adults in class too!
Wednesday afternoon we had some glorious sunshine and the class created a giant class sandcastle with a moat, flags, windows and bridges. I was super impressed with their team work!
On Thursday the children learned about Canada and the animals that live their as they move across the world on our pirate ships! The year 1 children learned all about the Rainhill Speed Trials of 1829 and they can hopefully tell you abit about it!
Enjoy some photos of our week!
Thanks for your support
Miss Locke, Mrs Dalton, Miss Chambers and Miss Riches