Weeks 6 and 7

The end of term 1 already! Everyone has worked so hard this term and all children have settled in really well. I am one very proud teacher! We have moved onto trains for our transport topic with the role play area turning into a train station and the Year 1 children writing a lovely story about a train journey. We enjoyed a fantastic trip to the motor museum where all children were once again a credit to the school. Reception have now finished Phase 2 in phonics and have been writing brilliantly. Have a browse of the pictures to see what else we have been up to. I hope everyone gets a good rest!

Trip to Motor Museum Gaydon

On Wednesday Oak and Ash class went to Gaydon Motor Museum. Children got to see how cars have changed since they were invented and had a go at making their own out of Lego. They studied car design and what makes a good car. They tested their designs on a bumpy and smooth track. The children also went back in time and went on a 94 year old bus. They looked at how it is different to the coach we went there in. After lunch we explored the museum, sketching their favourite car. Lots of people loved the Lego car which is a full sized car made from over 229,000 Lego pieces.

There's a Viking in My Bed!

Elm class have thoroughly enjoyed our class book by Jeremy Strong where Sigurd the Viking unknowingly time-travels to the future! We have used this to generate our own ideas (some fantastic homework on this - well done Elm!) which will form the basis of our own versions of the story. In maths the class have continued with their skills in calculations and have been applying this to money. Both year 3 and 4 are adding different amounts of money and working out how much change is needed! The class are really enjoying the Vikings topic so far and have produced some fabulous shield designs this week, using bold lines and simple patterns.

Oak weeks 4 and 5

These last 2 weeks we have been 'On the move' and the role play area has transformed into a bus stop. It has made for some delightful role play opportunities, with comments such as 'you can't get on without a ticket!', 'is everyone alright at the back?', 'can you take me to the baby shop?' and my personal favorite: 'take the M4 - it will be quicker'. I wonder where they were going?! We have been looking at books such as Mr Gumpy's Motor Car and The Hundred Decker Bus which has led to activities such as more role play, writing opportunities, painting with cars and creating our very own 100 (17!) decker bus. As well as transport we have been looking at the seasons and learning about Harvest. W

Cooking For Harvest Community Tea

Today we had the task of cooking for our community tea. The children looked at recipes and followed instructions to make apple muffins, tea loaf and a beetroot and chocolate cake. We talked about the process of making flour from field to our bags. They tasted yummy!

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