Welcome to Class 1: our bright, spacious classroom that looks out onto the school field and our forest school, and home this year to our Nursery an Reception class. Your teachers are Mrs Bishop and Mrs Marks and we have support from our wonderful teaching assistants Mrs Stone and Mrs Hyett. The classroom has lots of different areas of learning to explore.
What do you think this could be?
We are convinced it is a dinosaur's nest...
A dinosaur has been seen and filmed in our forest school! More updates to follow… This week we have been thinking about what we would pack in our backpack for a dinosaur hunt. This was so much fun and generated a lot of excitement and discussion which formed a fantastic basis for our writing.
We have been learning about fossils. Did you know that a paleontologist is a scientist who studies fossils.
Mary Anning was born on 21 May 1799. She lived in the English seaside town of Lyme Regis in Dorset. Her family were very poor, which meant she didn’t get to attend school much. Instead, she mainly taught herself to read and write.
Mary would spend her time searching the coast looking for what she called ‘curiosities’. Later in her life, as she developed a better understanding of her finds, she realised they were actually fossils.
Over the course of her life she made many incredible discoveries. This made her famous among some of the most important scientists of the day. They would visit her for advice and to discuss scientific ideas about fossils. Today, Mary is remembered as one of the greatest fossil hunters to have ever lived.
We had fun in the mud!
What can you see in our pond?
We have been learning to following instructions and have done that as part of our PE. Today we followed our yoga teacher. She helped us follow instructions by teaching us different yoga moves through an adventure. We prepared our picnic, blew up our hot water bottle and travelled to an island! We landed in a tree, turned ourselves into a boat and then swam like fish! We had lots of fun!
Skeleton- Funny Bones!
Using our Story 'Funny Bones by Janet and Alan Ahlberg' we learnt all about our skeleton and the different bones we have in our body. We thought about the size of different bones and even made our own skeletons! We created story maps with Mrs Bishop to show what we learnt about the story. We even learnt a skeleton dance with Mr McDonagh! Take a look at our 'Funny Bones'.
Maths- Exploring Numicon and numeral recognitions
In maths, we have been working really hard on our place value. We have been exploring numbers, counting patterns and recognising numerals. We even tried tricky challenges when counting out of sequence and showing our understanding of the Numicon.
PE- Big Balls
In PE, we have been working on our concentration, listening and problem solving using lots of different balls. We have been using rugby, basket and tennis balls to complete different challenges. These challenges include: throwing and catching, trying to balance in different ways. Have you ever tried to pass a basket ball through your legs and behind your back without dropping it?! Have a go!