Thursday 22 October 2020

Percy the Park Keeper

We have made Percy the Park Keeper pictures using collage and natural materials from outside.

Friday 16 October 2020

Space Launch

We had a very exciting day today! We watched as a model astronaut (designed by a year 5 girl) was sent up into space. We can’t wait to see the video of what happened.

Friday 16 October 2020

Mindfulness

We have enjoyed using our mindfulness books in the morning as we come in to school. The children enjoy colouring along with the fairy lights and some calming music.

Friday 9 October 2020

RE

In RE this week we have learnt about the Moon festival or Mid-Autumn festival which is celebrated in a range of countries in Asia. We have made our own lanterns and decorated them as part of our learning.

Friday 9 October 2020

Maths

We have been using the ‘part-whole’ model to help us start learning about addition. We made a number and then split the number up to three parts and wrote a number sentence to show the addition.

Friday 9 October 2020

Fruit tasting

We really enjoyed trying a range of fruits from the story of ‘Handa’s surprise’. We noted on our sheets which ones we liked and disliked and thought of some words to describe how each one tasted.

Friday 9 October 2020

English

We have been reading Percy the park keeper in English and have acted out the story of ‘One snowy night’.

Friday 9 October 2020

Harvest baskets

We have been reading the story of ‘Handa’s surprise’ and have made our own fruit baskets.

Thursday 24 September 2020

Our Class

We have made a lovely class display all about us! We made paper plate faces and also did some writing to talk about who our families are and favourite colours.

Thursday 24 September 2020

‘The Colour Monster’

During the first week in English, we read the story of the Colour Monster which is about feelings and emotions. We talked about feelings we can experience and when we might experience them and have created a colourful display to show our feeling jars.

Thursday 24 September 2020

Trees

We have used a tree identification sheet to help us find out which trees we have in our school grounds. We collected a range of leaves and then used magnifying glasses to look closely to help us decide which trees they were from.

Thursday 24 September 2020

Flowers

In Science, we have been learning about plants and flowers and went outside to see how many types of flowers we could find.

Thursday 24 September 2020

Captions

We have been learning about what captions are and have made some based on our book ‘Plenty of love to go around.

Thursday 24 September 2020

Representing numbers

In maths, we have been using lots of  resources to represent numbers in different ways.

Monday 24 February 2020

Carol Concert

Thursday 19th December:

Today we went to St Johns Church in Boxmoor for our school carol concert. We sang Christmas carols and listened to readings from the bible. We were able to spot our decorated tree at the back of the church.

Monday 24 February 2020

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

We put up our class Christmas tree and the advent calendar.

Monday 24 February 2020

Forest School Week 5

Monday 24 February 2020

Christmas Nativity

The children in KS1 worked well together to produce a fantastic Christmas nativity called ‘Baubles’. The boys in reception were mice and the girls were stars and all took to the stage to do a dance.

Monday 24 February 2020

Sleeping Beauty Panto

Thursday 12th December:

Today we went to Watford to the Palace theater and watched ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ We all had a great time.

Monday 24 February 2020

Penguins

Our Autumn Term 2 topic is Penguins. We have been learning about where the Emperor penguin. We have learnt about where they live, what they eat, how they move and their life cycle. We completed lots of activities during child initiated play.

Monday 24 February 2020

Forest School Visit 4

Monday 25 November 2019

Singing Coach…

Wednesday 13th November

Today we had a singing coach come into to work with us on our Christmas Nativity songs.

Monday 25 November 2019

Remembrance Day

Week Commencing: 11th November

This week we have been learning about Remembrance Day.

Monday 25 November 2019

Forest School Visit 3

Week Commencing: 4th November

Today was our first visit to the forest school classroom at Box Moor Trust. We went on the minibus up to the Old Barn where we met Jacqui. We put on our hi visibility jackets with our name badges on and then set off on the walk to the forest school classroom. On the way to the classroom Jacqui pointed out different things in the woods for example mushrooms, fungi, bird boxes and different leaves. When we got close to the forest school classroom there was a big tree called the ‘Hello’ tree, we said hello to it and put our named gnomes down. Jacqui then showed us the boundaries of the forest school classroom and introduced us to the fire pit and the fire pit rules. (No fire yet just practicing) We then got to explore the classroom and do some activities – animal zip line, pulleys, animal swings, animal homes, mud kitchen, painting trees with water and lying down looking up at the sky and the trees. It was all a lot of fun and we look forward to the next time we visit.

Monday 25 November 2019

Halloween and Bonfire Night

Week Commencing: 4th November

This week we have been learning about the story of Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night. We have also had lots of Halloween activities out during child initiated play. For Halloween this week we read the book ‘Room on the Broom’.

Monday 25 November 2019

Autumn…

Week Commencing: 21st October

This week we went on an Autumn walk around the schools grounds collecting natural things that were different colours and stuck them to our collection sheet. We also read the book ‘Stick Man’ and went on a walk to collect sticks to make our own stick men. We also had lots of Autumn activities in class.

Monday 25 November 2019

2D Shapes…

Week Commencing: 7th October

This week in maths we have been learning about 2D shapes. We used 2D shapes to make pictures, used the bee-bot to find 2D shapes and made 2D shapes on the geo board.

Monday 25 November 2019

Owl Babies…

Week Commencing: 23rd September

This week we have been reading the book ‘Owl Babies’ for our topic Autumn.

Monday 25 November 2019

Forest School Visit 2

Week Commencing: 23rd September

Today Jacqui from forest school came to visit us at school again. We went through the forest school rules and then went outside in groups to explore the schools grounds. Jacqui talked to us about the weather and about some of the natural things found around the school grounds.

Monday 25 November 2019

Pattern Making…

Week Commencing: 23rd September

This week in maths we have been learning about repeating patterns. We have been making our own repeating patterns using paint, making necklaces and patterns using things from the classroom.

Monday 25 November 2019

Forest School Visit 1

Week Commencing: 9th September

Today Jacqui from Box Moor Trust came to visit us at school. She showed us lots of pictures of the forest school classroom and explained what it looked like. She went through some of the rules that we will need to remember when we attend the forest school at Box Moor Trust. We then made name badges and named gnomes which we will use when we are at forest school.

Monday 25 November 2019

The Gruffalo…

Week Commencing 30th September:

This week we have been reading the book ‘The Gruffalo’ during literacy. We have been doing lots of activities linked to this book we painted pictures, completed puzzles and been on a Gruffalo hunt in the garden!

Sunday 6 October 2019

Number…

Week Commencing 30th September:

We have been learning to recognise numbers 1-10 and practice counting with objects.

Sunday 6 October 2019

Whole School Mosaic…

We took part in creating a whole school mosaic which will go on display in the courtyard. We can’t wait to see it finished!

Sunday 6 October 2019

Starting School…

Week Commencing 9th Sept:

We have been getting to know each other and our new classroom.