2018/19 - Summer Term

Week commencing 17th June

Enterprise Week - we started our week off with an assembly by Mrs Barbuti that got us all thinking about where we get our money from & what we have to do to earn it. We talked about what we could make that our parents might like to buy. We decided that everyone likes chocolate crispy cakes so we are going to make those and also we thought they might like to grow a beanstalk so we have planted lots and have had great fun decorating the pots. Don't forget to place your order by Monday 24.6.19. Please visit our stall too at the Summer Fair on Friday as we might have some products left over from our orders.

Week commencing 10th June

Fe Fi Fo Fum! Can you guess our book of the week?! We talked lots about the moral of this story and came to the conclusion that Jack was not a very kind boy - as he stole 3 things from the giant who had never done him any harm. We compared Jack to Goldilocks - and we didn't think much of her either! But we did enjoy making our own beanstalk in our classroom - it reaches right up to the ceiling!

Week commencing 3rd June

This term we are learning all about 'What we might find in our garden?' And what an exciting week we have had! Our caterpillars arrived on Tuesday and we read a book called 'The very hungry caterpillar.' Our caterpillars are tiny now but they do seem very hungry. We are all very excited and have our magnifying glasses at the ready to look for any changes. The most exciting day of the week was of course our trip to Sherwood Pines. The weather was nice and sunny and there was lots of singing on the bus. Lindsey, the Park Ranger greeted us off the bus and told us lots of interesting information about what we might see. She gave us some nets & off we went in search of the secret pond. We managed to find it & were soon dipping our nets and found all sorts of things - including a water scorpion! Then it was time for our picnic on the field - a definite highlight for some. We then put on our Zogg masks and followed the clues around the deep, dark wood. Luckily we found them all and then made our way back to the bus. 60 very tired children plus some very sleepy looking adults too but a great time was had by all.

Friday 17th May

We are really enjoying reading books by the author Julia Donaldson - thank you to all those children who have brought in books from home too - we didn't know she had written so many books.

This week's story was 'Room on the Broom'. We have all written our own recipes for a spell & on Friday we went outside & combined them altogether in a big cauldron, we cast our spell & do you know what?! A beautiful broomstick appeared behind one of the big trees in the playground! How amazing was that? Mrs Barbuti has been given the broomstick for safe-keeping but we all managed to have a ride on it first! (even Mrs Marshall!). If you don't believe us - look in Mrs Barbuti's office & you will see it with your own eyes!

Maple & Willow now have 'Buddy Reading' sessions with children in Beech & Cedar classes on Friday afternoon. It's been great to make some new friends & share stories with them. We have also been getting to know Mrs Hindmarsh & Mrs Atwood in preparation for when the children move up into Year 1. They come into our classes on Friday morning to read us a story.

Tuesday 23rd April

Welcome back to the start of our Summer term!

This term in F2 we are looking at the author Julia Donaldson and we will be reading a selection of her books over the term. Some of the children have already brought books in from home. Thank You! We started our topic off with an exciting time in our wildlife area - where we spotted all kinds of footprints and we used our detective skills to try and find out who they could belong to. We then read the story of the Gruffalo and we think that he must have been to our school because there were some enormous footprints that we spotted in the mud!

We have turned our role play area into a Lotions & Potions centre. The children are enjoying making up their own spells. So beware! You may be turned into a frog if you go into Willow class!

In Maths we have been focusing on Subtraction. We looked at the different strategies we have learnt and can use: from objects, numicon, jottings to counting back on a number-line.

The children continue to have their daily phonics lesson and their skills are developing well. Keep up the practice at home!

September 2020

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