Cherries completed some fantastic shape work for Maths Day. We created graphs looking at different shapes and colours. Then practised our cutting skills creating a rocket out of different shapes.
This half term Cherries topic has been Let’s Celebrate!
We have learned about bonfire night and read the story Sparks Fly in Literacy. We made our own firework pictures on the computer and with paint by dipping and twist toilet roll holders.
Our next celebration was Remembrance day, we completed poppy jigsaws, painted cake cases to make poppies and used red icing and chocolate buttons to make poppy biscuits.
We then learned about Diwali and read the story Dipal’s Diwali. We sequenced the story and used colourful semantics to make sentences about the story. We made Diva Lamps and explored lights and scents in Science.
We then celebrated Christmas and read the story Ten Little Lights. We were excellent as identifying the animals either verbally or using symbols. We also had great fun helping to decorate our class Christmas tree!
A very busy half term.
This half term Cherries topic has been ‘Magnificent Me!’ We have all settled back into school well and love our new classroom. We enjoy using our own outdoor space to enhance our learning, such as water play or writing with chalks.
In PE with Adam we have been practising running around cones, weaving through cones, running in hula hoops and jumping over hurdles. We are able to complete these very independently.
We have been learning all about plants in Science, labelling their parts, what helps them grow and planting some of our own seeds.
In Art we used a mirror to look at our faces to draw an accurate self-portrait. Our drawings were amazing! Using the correct eye and hair colours and some of us even drew our hairstyles.
We have also loved having Lenny, the school dog, in our class. Our confidence is growing in touching him and some of us love to hold his lead when we take him for a walk.
A fun and busy half term!
The boys in Cherries have been working and playing hard at home while school is closed. As well as completing their work tasks, they have been trying hard to improve their life skills and independence, doing household chores, cooking with family, decorating the house, working in the garden – they have been really busy! It’s good to have the time to develop those skills important to everyone as they grow up, and I’ve been really proud hearing how the boys are looking after themselves too – getting dressed, cleaning teeth, preparing their own snacks – the list goes on!
Happy New Year from everyone in Cherries! This term our topic is ‘Marvellous Me’. We will be learning about how to keep our bodies fit and healthy, how exercise affects our bodies and why we need to keep clean. In history we will be learning about Florence Nightingale and why she is important. In DT we will be planning and preparing healthy snacks, using a knife safely to develop our cutting skills. We will also be learning about the artists LS Lowry and Vincent Van Gogh as we work on improving our observational drawing. We look forward to an exciting term!
Red Group have had a great half term. We have started swimming lessons at Jarrow pool and are becoming more confident in the water. Here we are having a race across the pool!
We have been learning tennis in PE with Coach Adam this month. We have been trying hard to develop our skills in serving the ball and hitting it accurately.
We are all trying hard with our reading at home, and are very excited about our new Karate Readers scheme!
Red Group’s topic this term is ‘Back in Time’. We have been learning about what we were like as babies and making comparisons of what we can do now which we couldn’t do when we were little. To help us learn more about babies, a baby visited our classroom and spent some time with us. We loved her, and can’t wait until she comes back to visit!
Our topic this term has been ‘Animal Adventures’. We have loved learning about different animals from around the world and have found out some really interesting facts. We had a lovely trip to Pets at Home where we learned all about rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs, and even got to hold some.
Our biggest surprise was a special visitor when we were reading ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’!
Our topic next term will be ‘Back in Time’.