The Colour Monster

This week we have started to look at the story of “The Colour Monster”, this story is a great way to discuss and explore feelings. We have talked about things which make us happy, sad, angry and things which make us feel calm. The children had some great ideas and we will further this discussion throughout the week. We will be carrying out some more activities based on “The Colour Monster” this week.

Today we have been practicing our cutting skills by giving our monster a haircut.

* Next week, we are aiming to complete some collages based on the colours and feelings in “The Colour Monster”. If you have any newspapers or magazines at home which you no longer need, please may you send your child to school with them and we will quarantine them over the weekend ready for next week. Thank you in advance!! *

Self Portraits πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨

Today, the Owls have worked really hard on their own self-portraits! They used the mirrors provided to accurately copy their features and they thought really carefully about the colours they have used! I was really impressed with how hard the Owls worked on these, they should be really proud of themselves!

Can you recognise any of the Owls? πŸ¦‰πŸŒŸ

First Week Fun!

What a lovely week we had last week! We spent a lot of time exploring the outside areas of the school! We loved playing on the adventure playground as well as playing in our play garden! We have enjoyed working as a team and using our problem solving skills to make a waterfall, as well as playing on the balance bikes and using the ribbon sticks to make patterns in the sky!

New Owls! πŸ¦‰

As we are nearing the end of our first week back at school, I just wanted to share how impressed I have been with how the Owls have settled into the classroom as well as understanding the routines.

The new Owls have been incredibly kind and caring and very helpful throughout the day. We have played a lot of games, explored the school and worked on getting to know each other (We looked through their “All about me” books together and loved all the effort that has been put into them, it really helped both the other Owls and the teachers in getting to know the children!).

By the end of this week, your child should have been given their first reading book for home. Please could you try and look at these with your child and ensure they are coming to school each day so that we can read with them in school too.

We have loved getting to know your children this week and hope that they have had an enjoyable first week at school! We can’t wait to see them again next week!πŸ¦‰

W/B 22nd June 2020

Hello Owls! πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸš€πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸš€

Thank you to those children at home for sending in all of their great work this week! Please keep it up, we love hearing from you!⭐️

Literacy

This week we are going to be writing a story about the Aliens we could find on the moon or any other planet of your choosing!

We are going to start by talking to an alien – We will be hot seating a teacher/child in the class to act as an alien and answer our questions about what they get up to in their days and we will be finding out all about the different types of aliens!

These clips might help you think about what aliens could get up too.

Watch some of the clips first without the children to make sure they are suitable for your child. (Planet 6, 8 and 10 may be unsuitable, I will not be using these in class but the other planets are suitable for the children).

https://illustratedaliens.tumblr.com/

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-sci—fi-shed.html

Once you have watched these – use the sheets on Tapestry to design your own alien and think about how they might live and what they might get up to.

Once you have designed your alien – start to think of what he might get up to in his day to day life. Think about what you get up to. How might this be different for an alien?

Have a go at story mapping a day in the life of an alien!

Once you have story mapped it, you are ready to have a go at writing it! Write a couple of sentences to describe what your alien gets up to in their day!

I can’t wait to hear your stories! πŸ˜πŸ“š

Maths

In Maths we are going to be focusing on our teen numbers and breaking them down into β€œtens and ones”. I have attached a sheet to tapestry using the Ten frame to show the children tens and ones.

If you get the chance, go on a number hunt and see if you can find any teen numbers anywhere!

Breaking the numbers down into tens and ones will help the children when they move onto bigger numbers and work on place value.

See if they can show you the teen numbers in different ways.

e.g. building a tower, ten frame work, amount of cupcakes etc.

Numberblocks episodes related to counting to 20:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005y7p/numberblocks-series-4-on-your-head

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006s5q/numberblocks-series-4-i-can-count-to-twenty

There are also number based episodes between 11 and 20 if your child struggles with a particular number.

Art/DT

We will be finishing our moon buggies this week and racing them.

Here are some of our moon buggies!

We will also complete some space themed artwork. I will attach a few pictures if you would like to do some artwork at home.

Storytime

Here are some stories related to space that we will be reading in class.

https://www.worldbookday.com/stories/aliens-love-underpants/

I hope you have a lovely week! Let us know what you get up to!

Stay Safe!

Miss Woolls!β­οΈπŸŒˆπŸ’«πŸ¦‰

W/B 15th June 2020

Hello Owls! πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸš€πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸš€

This week we are continuing with our space theme! Last week we created some amazing rockets as a class and I know a few of you at home have created your own rockets! If you have please share them as we are creating a display of all of our space work and we would love to include your work too!

This week are going to continuing to read our story β€œMan on the Moon”.

In phonics and literacy we are going to read our space sentences and write our own simple sentences about space. We are also going to recap the oi, or and ur sounds through the Alphablocks episode β€œThe End” and we will go on a hunt for words that include these sounds.

We are also going to act out what it might be like to be the Man on the Moon and swap roles between being the tour guide and the moon tourist. We are then going to imagine that we are the moon tourist and we are going to write a postcard home to our families to tell them what it is like on the moon!

In Maths, we are going to have a go at some alien addition, and practice writing our number sentences. We will be using the part-part-whole method to break down a number and then we will write the number sentence afterwards.

We will be using Hula hoops and bean bags to complete this activity during our PE lessons.

As we did not get round to designing and making moon buggies last week we are going to try and make them this week! The children will be designing their own and using egg boxes to create them! I shall add our inspiration for this activity below.

We started to look at the phases of the moon last week, so we may recap that this week using Oreos!

Please join in with the activities if you can and send me anything you have been up to!

Stay Safe!

Miss Woolls

W/B 8th June 2020

Hello Owls! πŸŒŸπŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸš€πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸš€

This week we are starting our new space topic, we are going to be travelling to space and thinking about the things we need to take with us to space and we will be finding out everything we wish to know about space!

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To start with we are going to watch the recent rocket launch of Space X Falcon9 and see Bob and Doug enter the international space station. We will also have a look at the moon landing and see what we can notice about the moons surface.

Have a look at the clips below:

We will then talk about what we need to take with us to space – I will post the worksheet we will be using to write about what we wish to take with us.

Following on from this we will then focus on the book:

β€œThe Man on the Moon” by Simon Bartram

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This is a great story about the life of Bob as the Man on the Moon. It explores the idea of aliens in a very comical way, a story the children will love!

Before we look at the book, we are going to look at the first two pictures of Bob, and we will think about questions we might like to ask him and things we might like to find out about space.

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We will write the questions down and send them to Bob for him to answer the following day through the use of the book.

We will also look at a science experiment about craters on the moon and we will investigate using corn flour and baby oil how to make our own craters and what happens if we drop the rocks/pebbles from a high/low level. I shall post the experiment card onto Tapestry for you to use.

There are also a lot of videos on Youtube and other platforms which show people in space carrying out daily routines such as washing their hair and going to bed and how this differs to being on earth.

We will also use the construction resources throughout the play to construct rockets and moon buggies. The children will be encouraged to design a moon buggy first and then create it using a resource of their choice.

Phonics

We will play some phonics games based around the theme of space. We will be focusing on phase four sounds and the children will search for and read words based on space.

Most of our phonics will be completed through our writing and applying the known sounds as well as reading books together.

Each morning we will also have some time focusing on our letter formation.

Maths

The children have been loving watching an episode of Numberblocks at snack time, so we will continue to watch an episode of Numberblocks and then use the NCETM resources to consolidate the learning from the episode. We will also have challenges based on the episodes with regards to addition sentences.

We are going to use the space theme to recap shapes and odd and even numbers. We are going to play an alien describing game, one child will describe an alien for the other child to draw. They need to use mathematical describing sentences such as: β€œMy Alien has a circle head” , β€œMy Alien has an odd number of legs” or β€œMy Alien has 2 rectangle arms”.

PE

For our PE, we will be trying to get outside as much as possible and continuing our daily mile. Where this is not possible we will complete a go noodle dance inside the classroom.

We will also be using the Twinkl Space Music/Dance activities to inspire us move to music within the classroom as well as talk about the music and how it makes us feel and how we feel we should move to the music.

This space theme is going to continue for a few weeks, so if you would like to join in with it, find out what your child would like to find out about space and see if you can incorporate that into their learning.

Good Luck Owl Astronauts!

Have a lovely week!

Thank you for continuing to share everything you have been up to at home school still! I appreciate everything you are doing and sending me!

Miss Woolls x

What to expect at school on Monday!

Some of the staff have created a video to show you what to expect when you come to school tomorrow!

Owls will look different to how it used to look with no access to the balcony and dressing up costumes as well as no access to the book corner. I will explain this all to the children on Monday morning!

Rest assured, we will still have lots of fun!😁🌟

See lots of you tomorrow!πŸ’«πŸŒˆπŸ¦‰

W/B 1st June

Hello Owls πŸ¦‰

For those of you continuing with home learning here is an overview for our week in school.

As the children will be entering a new environment and may be anxious about starting again, I have decided that the first week will be based on play as much as possible and PSHE circle times to discuss any worries they may have or anything they are unsure of.

I will be doing this through the use of stories.

We will look at:

The Worrysaurus

While we can’t hug

Hug me

When sadness comes to call.

I have added a Worry Monster to the classroom, so throughout the week, we will discuss what a worry is and how it feels to have butterflies in our tummies. We will write or draw our worries and then let the Worry Monster eat them all up and take them away.

We will be talking about how we can show that we love and care those people who we cannot hug at the moment. We will talk about ways to show someone you care and ways that others show love to them. We will talk about nice things that we can do for one another.

With the story, β€œWhen Sadness Comes to Call”, I think it is a great story to use to talk about emotions and how sometimes it is ok to be sad, and they can learn to understand that it won’t last forever and that everyday is a new day.

Hopefully through focusing on these stories and emotions it can help the children to feel confident about talking about their own feelings and worries.

In addition to this, we will focus on out physical education, everyday we will aim to go out onto the field and run around the field to the equivalent of a mile and we will follow this up with games to practice throwing and catching, target practice and encouraging the children to move in different ways.

As it is lovely weather, we will be getting outside and enjoying some water play, which will encourage team building and communication as well as enhancing their problem solving skills.

In terms of maths and phonics, this week we will be watching numberblocks and alphablocks during snack time and then this will be followed by a short discussion and recap about the sounds or numbers focused on in this episode.

For Alphablocks we will be recapping trigraphs by watching the episdoes β€œfair” and β€œtightrope” and then we will move onto the series four episodes and talk about the sounds used in these episodes. We will also look at the words they have spelt afterwards and try and read them together, as well as trying to think of new sounds.

For Numberblocks we will be watching the number focused episodes, from 6 through to 20. We will be using activities from the NCETM website based on each episode:

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/52060#series_2

We will be playing number games and incorporating number throughout the children’s play.

I will attach some worksheets and activities you could carry out at home based on what we are doing in school this week on Tapestry, but please feel free to have a go at different activities and share what you have been up to on Tapestry!

I will also attempt to either read the stories we are working on this week myself or attach a video with someone else reading the story for you.

Please feel free to email me with any questions!

Stay Safe!

Miss Woolls 🌸🌟🌈