On Monday afternoon the children performed their Nativity play. A different experience for them this year as we couldn't have an audience, however, they did a brilliant job and the recording will be available as soon as possible for parents to see...we are sure you will enjoy it!
We have Christmas lunch tomorrow and our Christingle service via zoom on Friday, so lots to look forward to.
We finish at our normal times on Friday.
We would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year.
Two weeks to go before we break for Christmas and what a busy time we are having. Rehearsals for the Nativity are well under way and the children have been working really hard learning their words and carols.
Between rehearsals and some lessons the children are also busy making decorations, cards etc., their faces when they are concentrating so hard are delightful and we hope you enjoy the end results.
Years one and two have been continuing to work on fact families with addition and number bonds to 10 and 100 and related facts.
They have been writing their letters to Father Christmas, concentrating on letter formation and finger spaces. They had really thoughtful faces when they were deciding what to ask for...it was great fun watching their concentration.
In forest school we collected sticks and leaves and put them together to make a big tree. There was lots of discussion and the result was excellent. The children were very proud of their achievement.
All the children have been given their part for the Nativity performance for this year, sadly this will take place without an audience but we will video it and make it available for parents to watch online, details later.
Our science topic is Seasons, so this week we have been looking at the different types of clothes we wear for the different seasons and why. We talked about how the environment changes and we noticed them in our outdoor learning. The shelters we built will help the wild animals to keep warm and safe during the winter months. Reception children made some natural art this week called 'God's Eye', we put sticks together and wound wool around them leaving a hole in the middle.
In R.E. we learnt about the 'Lost Son', the children enjoyed this story and retold it using pictures and captions.
In literacy, we have continued working on the 'Scarecrow Wedding', making the next part of our own books.
In maths, we are continuing with our work on part/part/whole and addition, fact families and number bonds.
Another busy week!...In literacy, we have been focussing on the 'Scarecrow Wedding' story. The children have made their own wedding invitations and the older children have been learning and talking about the 5w's. The 5w's are; where, when, who, what and why, the other important word for asking a question is of course, how. Learning how to ask questions has been really enjoyable!
We are talking about how the year is made up of 12 months and 4 seasons. We are looking at what happens in all the different seasons and the months that each season covers. We learnt that this season is autumn and the next season is winter, we like winter because that's when Christmas happens..
In forest school we have been making shelters for wild animals. The children recognised that wild animals sometimes like a bit of help to make a home for the winter.
In maths, years one and two have been learning more about part/part/whole and fact families, number bonds to 20 and addition.
In maths year 1 have been introduced to part/part/whole, they have been practising using counters and base ten and are becoming really confident. Year 2 are learning about Fact families and are enjoying the challenge.
In literacy, as well as writing an account of a soldier's life, we are going to be writing acrostic poems.
On Friday we are inviting children to come in wearing any spotty clothes they have, they can bring a £1 in and this will go to the Children In Need charity.. thank you.
This week we have been learning about Remembrance Day. We watched a video about life in the trenches and found out the story of one soldier called 'Harry', the children were really interested and asked lots of questions about how soldiers lived during their time abroad fighting in World War I. We have made our poppies and placed them outside the Church for everyone to see.
Welcome back after a wet and windy half term....hopefully you managed to get outside for some play time.
This half term's value is Peace which links to the Christmas story.
Our topic is Celebrations and we will be looking at and learning about Poppy Day, Guy Fawkes night, Advent and Christmas.
In maths we will be learning about subtraction and addition so if you would like to practise at home with your children please do!
For science we will be finishing off the topic of humans/animals and moving on to our new topic of seasons and changes.
This week we are having an art/dt week, making poppies ready for next week and fireworks/fire pictures...great fun
Class 1 have been learning all about Autumn during their outdoor learning sessions. In the first week, Class 1 went on a hunt for a hidden letter from Hattie the Hedgehog who instructed the children to make her a luxury hedgehog hotel for Hattie to hibernate in over winter. Next, the children modelled clay to make mini hedgehogs, the children used sticks and bark to make the spikes that a hedgehog would have. In week three, Class 1 built their own paint brushes out of sticks, leaves and pine needles. Then they collected different coloured items from the outdoors to crush down to make paint! The children used their handmade paint brushes and paints to create a lovely picture of something autumnal. Next the children collected leaves to collage a beautiful leaf owl. In the final week we read the story ‘Room on the Broom’ and painted a picture of the witch and collaged leaves to represent this time of year.
Week beginning 19/10/20
We have been learning about fire safety this week and had lots of fun toasting marshmallows..yum!
In science we have been tasting things, smelling things, touching things, looking at things and listening to things. We know all about our senses...the lemons tasted very sour!
We watched a video about how to keep safe during Covid, it was called, 'Stay at home heroes'. We were all heroes during lockdown and kept each other safe. After that we started writing thank you letters to the NHS. We wrote them in our books first then we edited them ready to send off to the hospital, hopefully we will receive a response.
The project for next half term is Celebrations.
Please continue to wear outdoor clothes to school fon Monday and Thursday.
P.E. kits for Wednesdays please
REMEMBER PJ DAY ON FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER...£1 DONATION PLEASE
Outdoor Learning 15/10/20
Today, in wild tribe today we collected some leaves and stuck them to cardboard which we cut into an owl shape. We layered the leaves to make it look like feathers. Then we used bright coloured paints to add the details.
Week beginning 12/10/20
We have been learning about Mary Seacole this week. The children have watched videos and talked about who Mary Seacole was and what was special about her. They have learnt about what she did in the Crimean War and how she overcame racial prejudice to become an important and much needed nurse, helping all the wounded soldiers, including the enemy.
Year 1 and 2 are finishing their maths topic for the last few weeks, place value, and are moving on to their new subject, geometry & shape very soon. Well done!
We are starting to learn about the 4 countries in the U.K. We will have lessons about each country for the next few weeks.
Despite the poor weather we have continued our outdoor learning, the children love going out in any kind of weather!
We have started using our 4B's in class to promote independence and would encourage you to do this with your children at home.
We are having a PJ day on Friday 23rd October - children can come to school in the PJ's, bring in the favourite books and have a chilled, comfy day reading and sharing their ideas about what they like reading with the other children. We are asking for a £1 donation, this money will go to the PTA...many thanks.
This week we have been learning about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores, we have been reading and listening to the story of 'Owl Babies', and retelling on our own story maps. We have been talking about birds migrating, which birds come to Cornwall in the summer and leave for the winter and which birds come to Cornwall for the winter and leave in the spring.
In Maths we have been learning about more than, greater than and equal to, the children are finding this quite challenging and it would be really helpful if they could practise at home.
< = less than > = more than = equal to e.g. 2<5 9>7 8=8
Please remember the children need their wellies and outside clothes on Monday and Thursday. This Thursday during Wild Tribe, Miss Parkes will be making paint with the children using outside resources.
During outdoor learning this morning, we moulded hedgehogs out of clay. Then, we collected sticks and stuck them on its back to make it look like it had spikes. Then we stuck buttons on its face so that it had eyes and a nose.
What a busy time we have had in the last week! We have been learning that animals belong in different groups and have been sorting them into birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, Year 2 remembered a huge amount from last year and were eager to recap and learn even more.
Reception children have been enjoying learning their numbers up to 10, using lots of different practical methods, both inside and outside when the weather permitted.
In Maths Year 1 have been concentrating on sorting and counting objects, counting forwards and backwards and are now starting to compare objects. Year 2 have been looking at numbers up to 50, counting in 10s and 1s and comparing objects up to 100.
Our topic for Literacy this term is 'Heroes', and we are starting to think and talk about what a hero is and what a hero does..very interesting!
We are making the most of the weather and doing as much learning outside as possible, however, the children enjoy getting dressed up in their wellies and wet weather clothes and going out in the showers, we are lucky to have the Green for Forest School and other activities.
Outdoor learning (session 1) Thursday 24th September 2020
Today, Class 1 helped Hattie the Hedgehog to build a hedgehog hotel to hibernate in over the autumn and winter seasons. Hattie left us a letter hidden in the woods with our instructions! We used fallen leaves, sticks, rocks and mud to make a cosy space for Hattie; we even provided food for her from the crab apple tree. Then we read a story about Hattie called ‘Don’t Hog the Hedge’ in the shelter outside.
Since returning to school we have been really busy, settling into class and getting to know each other. We have been learning a lot about Autumn, how the leaves change colour, collecting conkers from our beautiful horse chestnut tree in the Green and picking up leaves that have fallen and drawing them.
Our Science topic this term is Animals and Humans. A lot of the children didn't realise they are animals! We had a fun discussion about that...
Please remember that Wednesday is PE day and the children will need their kits just for this session then they can go home - thank you.
Phonic programme - we are currently using the new read writing inc programme (information about the programme is available on the website). Phonics is carried out each day for half an hour.