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Planting mustard seeds
Stay and Learn
29.11.18 Thank you to everyone who came to learn on our maths free flow session. Always good to see so many of you there!
We are learning to write instructions and we thought let’s make jam sandwiches and then write up how we made them!
Mind Mate Day
22.11.18 Today was Mind Mate Day, the children took part in lots of different activities that got them thinking about their own thoughts and emotions. We did some mindfulness colouring, emotion games with the parachute, yoga, breathing activities, we wrote/drew our hopes and dreams onto a flag and made all of our classmates a push up book, which was filled with positive comments.
What an amazing experience for the children to dig their own holes and plant trees! As a school we planted 300 trees!
Children in need
A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated today, how wonderful to see the children all dressed up to support such an amazing cause.
Over Autumn 2 term we are concentrating on plants in Science. Currently we are learning the parts of a plant and the needs of a plant. In our first lesson we looked carefully at each part of a plant and discussed what job it does.
In our second lesson we thought about the needs of a plant. We planted 5 different plants and created an experiment, one of our plants had sun, soil and water, the next had no sunlight, so we put it in the cupboard. Another will not be watered, one of our plants has no soil and our final plant has no warmth, so we popped it in the fridge! The children made predictions about what they think will happen to the plants. We can’t wait to see what’s happened next week!
What a fantastic, amazing day! Thank you to everyone’s efforts, you all looked fabulous. The children spent the day learning about evacuees, packing a suitcase for a children to take with them to the countryside. We also learnt how planes were used in the war and made our own paper plane, then had a little competition to see who’s plane flew the furthest. In one of our sessions we listened to lots of different war time songs and learnt the words, the children had a lovely time singing and dancing. Finally we became code breakers!! We learnt how Morse code was used during the war and them began to break and write our own codes.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Over the coming weeks we will be writing information text based on the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. The children already know this story really well and we are extending their knowledge by learning how to write an informative piece of writing about a caterpillar.
One of our activities this week was to try all the different fruits that the caterpillar ate, then using our senses we described each of the 5 fruits. What a yummy morning!!
Numeracy over Autumn 1
What a busy first half term!
We covered counting, place value, representing number, number facts, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems. The children learnt a range of addition and subtraction methods and vocabulary.
Welcome to F2G’s blog. We are really excited to share all our learning with you. Please check our blog regularly to find out what we have being doing. If you would like to leave us a comment please scroll to the end of our blog and fill in the boxes below.
Baking week and a trip to the One Stop
To finalise our Chocolate topic the children have enjoyed baking their own chocolate buns and making rice crispy buns this week. The children read the recipe’s well and said their buns were yummy. We loved our morning walk to the One Stop and I was proud of the children’s behavior and manners.
We have had great fun exploring our senses this week. We have completed lots of experiments testing our sense of smell, hearing, taste, touch and sight.
HRH Princess Anne
The children had great fun learning about the Royal Family and preparing for HRH Princess Anne’s visit to Allerton Bywater. They each made flags, crowns and wrote questions they would like to ask the Princess. On the day of the big visit the children walked to Samuel Valentines sensibly and waited for their glimpse of HRH Princess Anne. They followed instructions well and listened to all the adults. To continue our celebrations back at school we enjoyed our very own afternoon tea with cheese, cucumber and crackers. A fabulous day had by all!
Fun with Coach Clayton
We have loved our PE sessions with Coach Clayton, they’re so much fun! We have been working our bodies hard and improving our skills by listening and following instructions. We have practiced throwing, catching, balancing and our co-ordination skills. We can’t wait for next weeks session!
We are Amazing at Addition
This week we have started to look at addition. We recognise the + and = signs, we can write and read our own number sentences and we can use objects to solve them. Why not challenge us to solve a number sentence for you…
The Chocolate Monster
This week the children have been introduced to ‘The Chunk’ from the book The Chocolate Monster. They have enjoyed creating wanted posters, news paper articles and models of the cheeky chocolate thief as well as searching EVERYWHERE for him. To try and catch him out we drank hot chocolate and ate chocolate biscuits in the woodland… he didn’t steal our chocolaty treats though, we ate them too quick.
Icy Forest Friday
The children have had great fun exploring the woodland after a freezing evening. We found lots of ice and enjoyed making frost angels.
We have had great fun exploring Halloween this week. We have made brilliant Witch’s potions following instructions and mixing our own, we have created our own spells, we have been stuck in webs while searching for tricky words and role played ‘Room on the Broom’ story.
Jurassic Kingdom Visit
On Wednesday we all went to Temple Newsam to see the dinosaurs. We all had an amazing time and enjoyed looking at all the different dinosaurs. As part of our trip we also went into Temple Newsam Farm and got to see lots of lovely animals. We loved seeing the piglets. The children were a pleasure to take and so well behaved.
We love Forest Fridays. We get muddy and explore our environment. We change the forest into anything we want for our role play. We love building dens, hunting for mini-beast and climbing the trees.
This week we have been exploring our bodies and how to keep them healthy. We have practiced brushing our teeth, discussing healthy and unhealthy foods and created our very own boot camp. The children also made their own vegetable stew. The stew was a great success with lots of empty bowls. Why not ask us how we keep our bodies healthy, we can tell you a lot!
Stay and Learn
Thank you to all the parents who came to Stay and Learn. We had a fantastic morning.