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Science Experiment

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Learning for this week

The Nigerian Clapping Game

 

Also known as Ten Ten. Players stand facing each other ,clapping their hands and moving their legs to a rhythm. They must ensure they don’t raise a leg directly facing the other opponent – which means it is OK for a player to raise a left leg when the other raises a right leg. Once a girl or boy raises the wrong leg, the other girl scores a point. Other hand-clapping games are also popular in Nigerian playgrounds - watch this group of children demonstrate one here.

 

https://theirworld.org/news/games-that-school-children-play-around-the-world

 

Mr Barnaby has been very artistic learning about VE Day

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Squirrels learning more and more

Video for Squirrels

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Reading idea

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Pyjama rama 1st May

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Can you complete this 30 day fitness challenge?

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Fun idea for adding and subtracting numbers

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Our learning continues

The Squirrels love to make a maze

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The Gruffalo

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Some fantastic learning happening...

Great science experiments to do at home.

Hello Squirrels,

 

I hope you are all getting on okay. I cannot believe it has been two weeks since I have seen you. It has been very quiet here, other than my doggy barking telling me she wants a walkies. It was her 1st birthday yesterday, she was very spoilt and even got her own birthday cake.

I have been going on my 1 hour walk a day, it has been lovely to get some fresh air and some exercise. Speaking of exercise, I have also followed Joe Wicks every morning, which I find very difficult indeed.

 

I have started reading a book and nearly finished my first one, it has been very enjoyable. I can’t wait to start another one. Have you loved any books you have read? Or a book that has even been read to you?

 

It was lovely the other night hearing everyone clap for the NHS. I could hear loads of people where I live, even some were playing the drums.

 

I speak to Mrs Ayling every day. I have said how well you are all doing and we are both in agreement that we miss you all.

 

My highlight of the past two weeks has been seeing all the fantastic work you have done. You have all been so creative and had so many great ideas. Please keep up the hard work!

 

Miss Charles and Honey

 

Message from Mrs Ayling and Roo:

I hope you are all enjoying time at home with your families. I have seen some of your lovely pictures of you enjoying your home learning activities. It does make me smile to see you having fun with your learning. Missing all you little Squirrels. I hope you have a lovely Easter.

 

 

 

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A letter to Squirrels

These are great to use as sound cards! If you are not able to print them, you could even make your own just like these.

Here are some activities we do in school:
- Splat the sound lay out 6 sound cards say a sound for your child to splat if they get it correct they get to keep the sound.
- Hold a sound up in the air can you find anything around the house beginning with this sound? Use an Ipad to take a picture.
- Snap turn them all around and find a matching pair (could be two sounds or sound card and picture with that initial sound).
- Hold the sound cards up shout out the sound if correct they get to keep the card, if not you get to keep it.
- Hide and seek hide some sounds around the room challenge your child to find a certain sound don’t keep it unless correct.


There are also some games available online:
- Phonics play (this is great and free)
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/#
- Phonics bloom https://www.phonicsbloom.com/
- Topmarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds
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Education.com https://www.education.com/game/match-rhyming-words/

Story time - Sleepy bear

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Story time - The Wonkey Donkey

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Busy Squirrels doing what they do best!

Art and craft ideas

The Squirrels have been busy at home this week, from morning fitness to DIY work.

Number formation PowerPoint

Celebrating Diwali - Rangoli patterns

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Last week in Squirrel class, we have been learning about healthy and unhealthy foods. We have had some fantastic discussions explaining what foods contain sugar and the fruits we know. The Squirrels then had to decided what healthy ingredients we could add to our cakes to sell at the MacMillan morning, they chose raisins and banana.

Last week in Squirrel class, we have been learning about healthy and unhealthy foods. We have had some fantastic discussions explaining what foods contain sugar and the fruits we know. The Squirrels then had to decided what healthy ingredients we could add to our cakes to sell at the MacMillan morning, they chose raisins and banana.  1

Curriculum letters and knowledge organisers for Term 4

Topic information & curriculum letters for the Autumn term

Curriculum overview Term 5

Maths fun!

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Maths fun! 4 Writing the number 2
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Reading with Miss Jackson

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Getting to know one another

Reading Charlie Cook's Favourite book

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Welcoming new starters

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Problem solving

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The Squirrels enjoyed playing in the water. They worked together as a team to create various paths and changed the route if it didn't work.

Doubling numbers

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Travelling to the moon

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Today the Squirrels enjoyed going to the moon. As a class, we discussed that there is no gravity on the moon, so there is nothing keeping you on the ground. We spoke about how people may move before taking off in our rocket and having a go for ourselves.

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Meeting a baby fox

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Splat the number

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Our speed kick challenge

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Enjoying a story from Mrs Caucett

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The Squirrels celebrating Mothers Day

Meet our chicks; Sally, Jackie, Stuart, Bob and Kevin named by the Squirrels

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Our new classmates

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New arrivals to Squirrel class

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Squirrels adding single digit numbers

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Dance workshop

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The Squirrels' learnt a dance around the story 'Where the wild things are'

Chinese New Year with Little Hedgehogs

Freezing and melting liquids

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Our New Year Resolutions

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Christmas lights countdown

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Ordering numbers to 20

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The Squirrels worked together as a class to order numbers up to 20.

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Class 1 Newsletter for Term 1

World book day

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Class 1 - Term 5 Newsletter

Using beebots

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Class One business ideas

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Class One's Business Enterprise

Throughout the Summer Term Class One are going to be working on their very own business. All children in the class will be involved with making items in order to sell and raise money. Keep coming back to this page to find out more.

Volcano experiment

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Printing Dinosaur feet

Dinosaur fossils

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Learning about weddings

Science week - breaking the ice

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World Book Day

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Finding one more and one less

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Exploring musical instruments

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Making different sounds to represent the sea

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Making sounds to represent the sea

Speed kick challenge

How many skips can we do in a minute?

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Sorting 3D objects

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Meeting Santa

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Reading and writing words

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Christmas Play

I have attached the Chrismas songs for the nativity this year, if you would like to practise them with your child.
 

I believe the date of the play has been put onto last weeks newsletter, however a letter will be sent home with the children one day next week to provide you with more information, including what they may need to bring in and timings.

 

If you have any questions, please ask and I shall try to answer them or at least find out for you.

1st December 2017

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24th November 2017

 

Making Little Red Riding hood characters and scones to take to Grandma's house.

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17th November 2017

 

To support our topic 'Jack and the Beanstalk' this week, in maths the children have been learning about measuring. They were set various tasks that involved them to find objects shorter and longer than each other. They also had to count how many items it took to measure an object, for example; counting cubes to reach the length of the giants foot.

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10th November 2017

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The children are proud to show off their work for rememberance day this week.

3rd November 2017

This week Class one have been learning the story of The three little pigs and have participated in many activities. Today the children had the opportunity to make a pig face using; pancakes, strawberries, banana, kiwi and grapes. This is shown in the photos below.

11th October 2017

 

This week in Willow Class we have read We’re going on a bear hunt and have taken part in our very own bear hunt as Mr Barnaby went missing. The children have been involved in various activities surrounding this, including map making, creating a poster, exploring animal footprints and making food, all for Mr Barnaby to come back. Willow class really hope that he comes back soon. 

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6th October 2017

 

This week in Willow class, we have been learning all about Autumn. The children took part in a group discussion which explained the changes during this season. They were then given the opportunity to investigate what they had learnt, as they went onto the field to observe this for themselves. The children discovered that most the leaves had fallen off the trees, so we collected some in a bag and discussed the differences between them all. We then used the leaves we collected to make our very own hedgehogs.

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22nd September 2017

This week we have been learning how to form numbers correctly. I have attached a PowerPoint below showing the rhymes we use in class, if you would like to practise these with your child at home. This week we have got up to the number four.

13th September 2017

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6th September 2017

Pirate Day

We can write the time and move the hands on the clock to show o'clock.

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How many sand castles can you build in ten minutes?

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The gardeners are busy planting runner beans today. A friendly bird was very interested in the proceedings. We also found lots of worms in the garden today!

Down at the Bottom of the Garden Topic Overview Term 5

Out and about in the village

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Learning Enrichment - Trip to the zoo

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