Speaking and Listening

Year 3 – I’ve been to Harlem

Year 3 – I’ve been to Harlem

Year 3 children had a brilliant music session today and focused on body percussion and actions linked to the Sing Up unit of work, I’ve been to Harlem. To prepare for this, children did a series of body percussion techniques that included: tap knee with right hand, tap knee with left hand, tap shoulder right hand, tap shoulder left hand. A great exercise and activity for children.

Children then focused on cup rhythms and used a plastic cup to the song I’ve been to Harlem. Children had a greater level of complexity in this series so we spoke aloud the verb for each action – slap, twist, pop…

 

 

Year 1 – Independent Writing

Year 1 – Independent Writing

  Year 1 have been reading the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ in their English lessons. Pupils got into the role of Little Red and walked through the forest to Grandma’s house. Children talked about what they could see, hear, smell and touch on their journey through the forest. During Early Morning Work, children have… Continue Reading

Year 3 – Computing – Information Technology

Year 3 – Computing – Information Technology

Year 3 children have been using Purple Mash this week as part of their computing scheme of work. This half-term we are focusing on the information technology strand and looking at graphs. First, we discussed the strand of computing that we would be focusing on and then we looked at and discussed key vocabulary for… Continue Reading

Year 3 – French: Basic greetings, names, numbers, colours

Year 3 – French: Basic greetings, names, numbers, colours

Year 3 learning about the Francophone world using the Language Angels scheme of work. They are learning basic greetings, asking and answering ‘comment tu t’appelles?’ and learning numbers and colour vocabulary. Learn how to introduce yourself in French with these useful phrases. Talking About Yourself – KS2 French – BBC Bitesize – BBC Bitesize How… Continue Reading

Year 1 – Forest School

Year 1 – Forest School

  In English lessons Year 1 are reading ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ , the children first read the story and discussed what wild things may be found in a forest. The children then began their first Forest School session this year by hunting for ‘Wild Things’ in Forest School. Children found slugs, worms and… Continue Reading

Reception in forest school

Reception in forest school

Reception had a fabulous session in forest school today. The session was based around this week’s focused book ‘The Three Little Pigs.’ The first job was to collect lots of sticks to be used to build a house of sticks. Next the children used their fine motor skills to make one of the characters from… Continue Reading

Reception

Reception

This week Reception have had a busy week with lots of activities and tasks available during continuous provision. The children enjoyed making fireworks with the Numicon pieces. As they completed the picture they talked about the  number each piece represented. They used oil pastels and chalks to create our own firework pictures and discussed the… Continue Reading

Reception

Reception

What a fun week Reception have had learning through being actively engaged in a range of tasks and activities. Here is a flavour of some of the excellent learning that went on. The children were challenged to create their own conker run. They worked out that they had to raise one end of the channelling… Continue Reading

Year 3 – Writing – Kennings Poetry

Year 3 – Writing – Kennings Poetry

Year 3 have been working hard on their Stone Age inspired Kennings poetry. Kennings are two word phrases. The two words are joined together with a hyphen and are usually created using a noun and a verb (e.g. spine-tingling, bone-chilling, life-giving, ear-piercing) or two nouns (e.g. book-worm, sky-scraper). Kennings can be descriptive or metaphorical, which… Continue Reading

Maths in Reception

Maths in Reception

This week the children have been practising their subitising skills using their perceptual subitising to recognise instantly the number of sounds the could hear. They enjoyed playing together in the music area banging on the instruments whilst their friend recorded how many. The children have used Numberblocks 1, 2 and 3 to create their own… Continue Reading