We are Storytellers: Dear Zoo

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.

Pirate Day

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

Reminder

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

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

Pirate Day Thursday

We hope you have had a lovely weekend.

This is a just a reminder that it is our Pirate topic celebration this Thursday. Please can you send your child with a snack and we are looking forward to seeing their costumes!

We would also be grateful for kitchen roll tubes if you have them so the children can create their own telescopes! These will be isolated in a cupboard in class.

Thank you for your support.

Next Week

Hello, just to remind you ‘The National Wildlife Trust’ will be in on Monday to lead some workshops in our school grounds and woods. It is a non-uniform day but please be aware that all activities will be outdoors so with the weather not being great at the moment, please can your child wear waterproof and warm clothing! Fingers cross it will be sunny though! School lunch will be as normal.

Also on Thursday 27th May, our class and Miss Oliver’s class will be having a Pirate Day to celebrate our end of topic theme ‘It’s a Pirate’s Life…’. The children can come dressed as pirates, princesses, explorers (especially Year 1 as this is their topic) or anything they feel comfortable with. We understand some children don’t like dressing up so whatever makes the day special for them. We will have a fun day to celebrate the end of this half term. Please can you send in an additional snack (e.g a packet of crisps or a cake bar) for the children to enjoy in the afternoon, we will also provide biscuits but we will carefully hand them out. Many thanks for your cooperation.

This week…

This week has been very busy! In maths, the Reception children have been learning their number bonds to 10 so hopefully your child might be able to tell you some numbers that equal 10! Year 1 children have been busy finding 1 and 10 more and 1 and 10 fewer than numbers up to 100.

In topic, Reception have been learning about Africa, see if your child can tell you what the longest river is!

In Year 1, the children are learning about transport and enjoyed finding out about the invention of the aeroplane. Hopefully they can tell you about the Wright brothers. We also enjoyed a quiz where the Year 1 children had to ask Reception children questions about their learning and vice versa.

Today we had a fantastic guest speaker on our zoom assembly talking all about Eid which took place yesterday.

Once again all of the children enjoyed their session with Sheffield United today! Here are some photos of our lovely week. Have lovely weekend.