Tuesday 21 May 2019

Weight

We have been learning about weight/ mass and how to find out if something is heavy/ light. We have used balance scales and digital scales to weigh different objects.

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Measuring

We have been learning about measures in maths and have been focusing on length. We have used tape measures to see how tall people are and also measure how long our arms and legs are. We recorded our results in a table.

Friday 17 May 2019

Class assembly

Well done to all the children for our class assembly! Thank you to all parents and family members who came to watch us share our work.

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Pictograms

We have been investigating which type of flowers the class like best. We have asked each person and recorded our results into a pictogram.

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Planting seeds

We have planted our own tomato seeds and are looking after them each day. We are keeping them in our class greenhouse in the outdoor area to make sure they get lots of sun!

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Culture day

We have been learning all about Kenya for culture day! We started off the day learning about where in the world Kenya is and found out the capital city using atlases. We then took part in a class flight simulation on board Pixies Airlines to arrive in Kenya РMiss Woollatt and Mrs Macleod enjoyed being air hostesses! We then made our own African collar necklaces using paper plates and brightly coloured paint. To end the day Mr. Smith came in to teach us about African drums and we took part in fun music activities looking at rhythm and technique.

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Parts of a plant

In science we are learning about parts of a plant. We have dissected some tulips and sorted each part of the flower into groups looking closely using a magnifying glass. We have also learnt what job each part of plant does (roots, stem, leaves, petals)

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Sunflower art

We have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh and some of his famous paintings. We decided to create our own version of his ‘sunflower’ picture using paint and oil pastels.

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Sports festival

We had lots of fun at the year 1 sports festival this week! We came 4th place out of seven schools, well done Pixies!

Friday 29 March 2019

Mother’s Day

We have been making Mother’s Day cards today. We have decorated the front of our cards using paint, pencils and coloured tissue paper as well as writing thoughtful messages inside. We hope you have a lovely day on Sunday!

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Aerial photos/ maps

We have been learning about what aerial view means and looking at photos of places around the world. We have been identifying human and physical features of things in and around our school and local area. We have used the satellite view on google maps to help us.

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Brochures

We have been learning about Italy in preparation to write our own leaflet/ brochure. We have spent some time looking at existing travel leaflets and brochures and picking out the key features. We enjoyed looking at lots of different holidays!

Friday 22 March 2019

Atlases

We have enjoyed our new topic learning about continents and countries around the world. We used the atlases to find answers to challenges for example… What’s the largest ocean? Which country is the biggest?

Friday 8 March 2019

World Book Day

We had to lots of fun learning about how important books are and reading lots of great stories! We used ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne to stimulate our work throughout the day.

We created our own front cover and blurb, acted out parts of the story and thought about what the tunnel could lead to.

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Mystery Reader

Thank you to Teddy’s mum for coming in to read to us!

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Mystery reader…

Thank you so much to Jessica and Zara’s mum who came in and read two stories to the class.

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Habitats

We have been learning about lots of different animal habitats and matching the animals to where they live. We have also been learning about why the animals are suited to their habitats.

Friday 15 February 2019

Life cycles

In science we have been learning about living things as well as the life cycle of a frog. We used the computers to order pictures and write about each stage in the life cycle. We also learnt a fun song to help us remember what happens.

Friday 15 February 2019

Mystery Reader

Thank you to Joshua’s ‘pops’ for coming in to read a story to the class!

Friday 8 February 2019

Finished castles!

We wanted to show all of you our amazing finished castles! We are very proud of them ūüôā

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Castles

This week we have attached all the parts of our castles together using masking tape. We have also painted our castles in bright colours.

Wednesday 30 January 2019

PE – gymnastics

In PE we have been learning about balances on various body parts (points and patches) and have been using the apparatus to find ways of combining travel and balance.

Friday 25 January 2019

Hansel and Gretel

In literacy we have been reading the story of Hansel and Gretel. We have acted out the story using masks and have performed to the class. Today’s lesson we thought about the trails that Hansel left in the story and thought about how we could create our own. We used a range of equipment and went into the hall to make our very own forest trails.

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Castles

We have started making our own fairy tale castles using junk modelling materials. Thank you to all parents who have given in things for us to use!

Next lesson we will start to attach all the parts together.

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Time

We have been working on telling the time using o’clock. We played a board game in pairs to help us practice telling the time.

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Music

We had a look at different types of drums and how we can change the sound by using different parts of our hands and also a range of places on the drum. We passed the drum around and the children made up their own rhythm, the class had to clap the rhythm back.

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

We have read the story of Goldilocks and the three bears and thought about how we think the characters feel at each point of the story. We used role play to help us write a letter from Goldilocks to the Three bears to apologise for all the naughty things she did in their house.

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Happy New Year!

Welcome back everyone!  We have been learning about New Year and when and why it is celebrated. We have thought about our own new years resolutions – things we would like to do this year or things to improve on.


Tuesday 20 November 2018

Firework pictures

We have created our own firework pictures in art using paint and glitter. We made the firework shapes using cut toilet rolls, straws and plastic forks.

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Jam sandwiches

We have been writing instructions about how to make a jam sandwich. We used our instructions to help us make our own to take home – some of us had a small piece in school as they were so yummy!

 

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Remembrance

We have been learning about why Remembrance Day is so important and have made our own poppy collages using different types of red paper.

 

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Place value

We have been using the Dienes equipment to learn how 2 digit numbers are made up of tens and ones. We have used place value cards to split numbers up and use ‘tens sticks’ and ‘ones cubes’ to make each number.

 

Wednesday 7 November 2018

The gunpowder plot

We have started our new topic ‘Come and join the celebration’ and have been learning about bonfire night. We have read the story of the gunpowder plot to understand why we celebrate firework night. We worked in groups to act out part of the story and make a freeze frame for each part. We performed our work to the class.

 

Friday 19 October 2018

2D shape hunt

We have been learning about 2D shapes and their properties. We went on a shape hunt in the classroom to see how many 2D shapes we could find. We recorded what we found out using a tally chart.

 

 

Friday 19 October 2018

Glossaries

We have been learning what glossaries are and where to find them in non-fiction books. We looked at lots of different NF books and located the glossary we also had a go at reading some words and their meanings.  We have been learning how to order words in alphabetical order using the first letter to help us. We will be making our own weather glossaries for topic.

 

Friday 19 October 2018

Money problem solving

We have been learning about money and how to add amounts of money using a number line. We had to solve a problem to find how many ways we could total 10p using set fruits and prices. We came up with lots of ideas!

Friday 19 October 2018

weather forecasts

We have used role play to make our own weather reports. We planned what we were going to say in our groups and then used props to act it out to the class.

 

Friday 29 June 2018

Surprise Story Tellers

Thanks to all the surprise story tellers that have come into our classroom to tell a story so far! The children always get so excited to see who it is going to be! If you would like to be the next story teller please contact the office.

Friday 29 June 2018

Royal Wedding

Friday 18th May 2018

Today we learnt about the Royal Wedding. We watched videos and looked at the different members of the Royal Family. We then worked in our groups to make our own wedding dresses using toilet paper. We also made our own crowns using lots of shiny jewels.

Friday 29 June 2018

Class Butterflies!!

Week Commencing: 21st May 2018

Our caterpillars continued to grow and grow. They then changed into chrysalis and we had to be very patient and wait. But after waiting nearly two weeks the butterflies were ready to fly and we let them go.

 

Monday 30 April 2018

Minibeasts..

Week Commencing: 23rd April 2018

This term our new topic is ‘Minibeasts’. To start our topic off we have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly.

We have had a delivery of our own class caterpillars. We look forward to seeing them change into butterflies. We are going to keep a class diary about how the caterpillars are changing each week.

We have made wet wipe butterflies.

   

We have painted symmetrical butterflies.

 

Friday 23 February 2018

Chinese New Year

Week Commencing: 19th February 2018

This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We made dragons, lanterns and painted Chinese numbers.

Friday 23 February 2018

Learning Journeys

Week Commencing: 19th February 2018

This week we all had the opportunity to sit down together and look at our learning journeys. It was great to look back at all the different learning we have been doing this year. It was nice to see what our friends had in their learning journeys too.

Friday 23 February 2018

Our first class assembly…

Thursday 8th February 2018:

Today we did our first ever class assembly at Pixies Hill. Everyone did a fantastic job to remember their lines and to say them loudly and clearly.¬†The assembly was about our topic ‘Once Upon a Time.’

We hope you enjoyed watching our class assembly.

Friday 23 February 2018

Look at our Beanstalks

Look at how much our beanstalks have grown. We have now taken them home and hope they keep growing.

Monday 29 January 2018

Using the I-Pads

Week Commencing 22nd January 2018

This week during computing we used the I-pads. We used the Bee-Bot app, we were programing the Bee-Bot to move around the maze using different commands. After using the I-pads we watched the next part of Hectors World, the short videos are teaching us about the importance of e-safety.

Here is the link for you to watch them at home – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/hectorsworld/

 

 

Monday 29 January 2018

Who’s that trip, trapping over my bridge??

Week Commencing: 22nd January 2018

This week we have been reading the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. During literacy we made our own trolls using playdough and other materials, we made bridges using a range of construction resources and during art we drew our own pictures of the story.

   

  

   

Monday 22 January 2018

Jack and the Beanstalk

Week Commencing: 15th January 2018

This week we have been reading the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We have planted our own beans. We cannot wait for them to grow!!¬†This week we have¬†learning about the different parts of a plant, what plants need to grow and ordering the life cycle of a bean plant.

Here are some pictures of us planting our beans – we wonder if they will grow as big as Jack’s beanstalk??

Monday 15 January 2018

Once Upon a Time…

Week Commencing: 8th January 2018

We have started our new topic ‘Once Upon a Time’ this week.

We started¬†this week by¬†reading the book ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We worked in our groups to story map and retell the story using small characters.

We also worked in small groups to act out the story to the rest of the class.

We pretended to be the big bad wolf (ahhh) and make paint wolf pictures by blowing the paint using a straw.

 

Monday 18 December 2017

Bird Feeders

Today with Mrs Weare we read the book ‘Night Tree’. We then made our own bird feeders using Cherrios and pipe cleaners, we have hung them on a tree outside¬†for the birds to eat.

 

Monday 18 December 2017

Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 15th December we all wore our Christmas Jumpers to school and each donated £1 to the charity Save the Children.

Monday 18 December 2017

It’s nearly…… CHRISTMAS!

This week we have been busy making our Christmas cards, calendars and Christmas envelopes ready to take home.

Monday 18 December 2017

Carol Concert

On Thursday 14th December we went to St John’s Church in Boxmoor to take part in the Carol Concert. We sang¬†lots of different carols and listened to the readings. We had made decorations for the tree at the church, we had made¬†crowns for the song ‘We Three Kings’.

Monday 18 December 2017

Pantomime – Snow White

On Friday 8th December we went to the Elgiva Theatre in Chesham to see Snow White. It was great fun and we all enjoyed watching the pantomime.

Monday 18 December 2017

A King is Born…

Well done to all the children in reception class taking part in the nativity. You were fantastic angels and donkeys and Miss Best was very proud!

Tuesday 5 December 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Week Commencing: 5th December 2017

This week Christmas¬†has¬†finally arrived¬†here in reception class. We have worked together to put up and decorate the tree. We have an advent calendar and an Elf has come to visit our class!!!(How exciting!!) We also¬†have a new role play area which is Santa’s Workshop. We will begin to do some more Christmas activities during child initiated play and learn about ‘The Nativity’ during topic.

 

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Penguins..

For the beginning part of this half term our topic has been ‘Penguins’. We have been doing lots of fun Penguin activities during child initiated play.

Tuesday 5 December 2017

A King is Born….

‘A King is Born’

Reception and KS1 have been very busy practicing for the Christmas Nativity. We have learnt 7 different songs and have been practicing our dances and lines on stage.

We can’t wait to show you!

Thursday 30 November 2017

Captain Ditty and Professor Poet

Joe and Andrew visited us today!


This is what a few of the children thought:

“It was amusing and crazy and I liked it when Andy went to look for the bowl. I really liked the dancing at the end.” (Samuel, Year 3)

“I liked it when he got the cake in his face.” (Charlie, Year 2)

“I liked singing the songs and rhymes.” (Ellie, Year 2)

Monday 13 November 2017

Remembrance Day

Week Commencing: 6th November 2017

This week we have been learning about ‘Remembrance Day’. We learnt about poppies and why people wear them on the lead up to Remembrance Day. During CIP time we had the opportunity to¬†make¬†poppies using different paper, paint poppies, make poppies on the computer and make models of poppies using construction resources.

       

Monday 13 November 2017

Bonfire Night

Week Commencing: 30th October 2017

This week we have been learning about ‘Bonfire Night’ and the story of ‘Guy Fawkes’. We made our own firework pictures using marbles dipped in paint and cut¬†tubes.

   

Monday 13 November 2017

Halloween

Week Commencing: 30th October 2017

This week we have been learning about Halloween. We had lots of different Halloween activities during CIP time, We made skeletons using cotton buds, repeating patterns using Halloween sequins and carving pumpkins.

Monday 13 November 2017

Diwali

Week Commencing: 30th October 2017

This week we have learnt about ‘Diwali’. We made our own Diva Lamps using clay. We rolled them into a ball and added a tea light. We used a pencil to decorate into the clay. When they have dried we are going to paint them and add glitter.

 

Monday 13 November 2017

Leaf Man

Week Commencing: 16th October 2017

Our topic this term has been ‘Autumn’, we¬† recently read the book ‘Leaf Man’. For homework we collected our own leaves, twigs, moss etc. and then used this to make our own pictures.

Monday 13 November 2017

Repeating Patterns

Week Commencing: 16th October 2017

This week in maths we have been learning about repeating patterns. We have made patterns using a range of objects and resources from around the classroom.

     

Monday 13 November 2017

Peace at Last

Week Commencing: 9th October 2017

This week we have been reading the story ‘Peace at Last’. One of our activities during Literacy was to make our own bears.

 

 

Monday 13 November 2017

Recognising Numbers… 1, 2, 3…

Week Commencing: 25th September 2017

This week in maths we have been practicing recognising numbers and counting.

Monday 13 November 2017

The Gruffalo

Week Commencing: 25th September 2017

This week we have been reading the book ‘The Gruffalo’. In our groups we story mapped the story on large pieces of paper. During CIP we also did lots of Gruffalo activities.

Monday 13 November 2017

Settling into our new school….

Week Commencing: 5th September 2017

This week we have been getting to know one another and making friends. We have also have the opportunity to explore our new classroom. It has been a little bit scary but very exciting and we look forward to next week!