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Welcome to the Owls Class page! 

 

Our class Teachers are Mrs Plaha and Mrs Harvey and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Simmons. We are all very much looking forward to working alongside you to help your children develop over the school year.

 

 

In Owls, this year we are working hard to ‘climb the ladder to success’ by reading as much as possible at home, learning spellings and completing homework, enabling us to achieve our full potential.

 

Celebrating Success 

 

  • Every Friday a child in the class will receive a certificate in Celebration Assembly for impressive work in the week.

 

  • Every week a Super Star Writer is chosen, their writing will be displayed by the hall entrance for everyone to read and enjoy.

 

Please check back to see which children were chosen during this week!

 

Some children chose to practise their joined up handwriting.

Some children chose to practise their joined up handwriting. 1
Some children chose to practise their joined up handwriting. 2
Some children chose to practise their joined up handwriting. 3
Some children chose to practise their joined up handwriting. 4
Some children chose to practise their joined up handwriting. 5
Some children chose to practise their joined up handwriting. 6

Some fantastic Olympic torches were made for homework!

Some fantastic Olympic torches were made for homework! 1
Some fantastic Olympic torches were made for homework! 2

We celebrated the Queen's official 90th Birthday in school today.

We celebrated the Queen's official 90th Birthday in school today.  1 First we had to spread the butter..
We celebrated the Queen's official 90th Birthday in school today.  2 ..then add the cucumber.
We celebrated the Queen's official 90th Birthday in school today.  3 We had to cut them into posh triangles.
We celebrated the Queen's official 90th Birthday in school today.  4 Smile!
We celebrated the Queen's official 90th Birthday in school today.  5 We put them all on a platter for later.
We celebrated the Queen's official 90th Birthday in school today.  6 We all sat outside for our Tea Party.
We celebrated the Queen's official 90th Birthday in school today.  7 We sang Happy birthday to children and the Queen.
We celebrated the Queen's official 90th Birthday in school today.  8 Then we sang the National Anthem.
We celebrated the Queen's official 90th Birthday in school today.  9 Now came the fun time- FOOD!
We celebrated the Queen's official 90th Birthday in school today.  10 Cucumber sandwiches..
We celebrated the Queen's official 90th Birthday in school today.  11 .. and Birthday cake.
We celebrated the Queen's official 90th Birthday in school today.  12 The Queen even flew past and waved out the window.

Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills.

Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills. 1 Mrs Harvey showed us what not to do!
Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills. 2 And how to do it properly.
Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills. 3
Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills. 4
Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills. 5
Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills. 6 Well done for using your arms to balance you.
Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills. 7
Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills. 8 Ooops!! Don't forget to pick up those hurdles!
Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills. 9
Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills. 10
Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills. 11
Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills. 12 All hot, sweaty and dirty...
Athletics in the sunshine. Today we practised and improved different athletics skills. 13 ..but having had lots of fun!

Forest School 26th May

Alicia challenged us to have  trust in our group and use our listening skills to play different blindfolded games. We can explain to you how to play this game if you would like to play it too. As it was our last turn at Forest School, we were able to create a rock mini beast or a wooden bracelet or necklace as a treasured keepsake. Thank you Alicia for our Forest School adventures.

 

We have been learning how to find "the difference between" two numbers.

We have been learning how to find "the difference between" two numbers. 1 start with the smallest number...
We have been learning how to find "the difference between" two numbers. 2 ...draw jumps until you get to the biggest number.
We have been learning how to find "the difference between" two numbers. 3 Count the jumps and that's the difference.
We have been learning how to find "the difference between" two numbers. 4 Jump in 10s first for a big difference.

We had designed our own space rockets and today we got to make them!

We had designed our own space rockets and today we got to make them! 1
We had designed our own space rockets and today we got to make them! 2
We had designed our own space rockets and today we got to make them! 3 We had to give our rocket a name.
We had designed our own space rockets and today we got to make them! 4 This rocket is attached to a launcher.
We had designed our own space rockets and today we got to make them! 5 Stairs so the astronauts can climb in.
We had designed our own space rockets and today we got to make them! 6 Our finished rockets!

After seeing how much fun the children had at Forest school we all wanted to do leaf printing!

After seeing how much fun the children had at Forest school we all wanted to do leaf printing!  1
After seeing how much fun the children had at Forest school we all wanted to do leaf printing!  2
After seeing how much fun the children had at Forest school we all wanted to do leaf printing!  3
After seeing how much fun the children had at Forest school we all wanted to do leaf printing!  4
After seeing how much fun the children had at Forest school we all wanted to do leaf printing!  5
After seeing how much fun the children had at Forest school we all wanted to do leaf printing!  6

Forest School 19th May

We love creating art from nature. Today we whittled sticks with a small peeler, twirled bright wool around it and then pressed leaves and seeds really hard onto fabric to make a wonderful picture. Owls are impressing us with their control of the equipment!

 

Testing materials- We were challenged to make houses that were strong enough that they didn't fall down in the wind.

Testing materials- We were challenged to make houses that were strong enough that they didn't fall down in the wind. 1 Working as a team.
Testing materials- We were challenged to make houses that were strong enough that they didn't fall down in the wind. 2
Testing materials- We were challenged to make houses that were strong enough that they didn't fall down in the wind. 3
Testing materials- We were challenged to make houses that were strong enough that they didn't fall down in the wind. 4
Testing materials- We were challenged to make houses that were strong enough that they didn't fall down in the wind. 5
Testing materials- We were challenged to make houses that were strong enough that they didn't fall down in the wind. 6 "This looks a good shape for the roof."
Testing materials- We were challenged to make houses that were strong enough that they didn't fall down in the wind. 7
Testing materials- We were challenged to make houses that were strong enough that they didn't fall down in the wind. 8
Testing materials- We were challenged to make houses that were strong enough that they didn't fall down in the wind. 9 Fingers crossed the house will stay standing.
Testing materials- We were challenged to make houses that were strong enough that they didn't fall down in the wind. 10

Day 10 of Tim Peake seed experiment- time to measure and count.

Day 10 of Tim Peake seed experiment- time to measure and count. 1
Day 10 of Tim Peake seed experiment- time to measure and count. 2 How many red seeds and blue seeds are in the tray?
Day 10 of Tim Peake seed experiment- time to measure and count. 3 How many red seeds have grown?
Day 10 of Tim Peake seed experiment- time to measure and count. 4 How many blues seeds have grown?
Day 10 of Tim Peake seed experiment- time to measure and count. 5 How many seeds have 2 leaves on them?

Forest School 12th May

With one small log, a saw,a hand drill and some felt tips, we made wonderful wooden necklaces. Alicia showed us how to use the tools carefully. Don't they look great?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Peakes the astronaut sent us some seeds from Space. We had to plant the seeds to see if they would grow after being in Space.

Tim Peakes the astronaut sent us some seeds from Space. We had to plant the seeds to see if they would grow after being in Space. 1 Putting in the compost.
Tim Peakes the astronaut sent us some seeds from Space. We had to plant the seeds to see if they would grow after being in Space. 2 Which are the seeds that have been to space?
Tim Peakes the astronaut sent us some seeds from Space. We had to plant the seeds to see if they would grow after being in Space. 3 Are they the blue or red packet?
Tim Peakes the astronaut sent us some seeds from Space. We had to plant the seeds to see if they would grow after being in Space. 4 Making a hole for the seed.
Tim Peakes the astronaut sent us some seeds from Space. We had to plant the seeds to see if they would grow after being in Space. 5 Popping the seed in.
Tim Peakes the astronaut sent us some seeds from Space. We had to plant the seeds to see if they would grow after being in Space. 6 Make sure you only pick up one.
Tim Peakes the astronaut sent us some seeds from Space. We had to plant the seeds to see if they would grow after being in Space. 7 Labelling the seeds with a number and colour.
Tim Peakes the astronaut sent us some seeds from Space. We had to plant the seeds to see if they would grow after being in Space. 8
Tim Peakes the astronaut sent us some seeds from Space. We had to plant the seeds to see if they would grow after being in Space. 9 All ready to grow. Watch this space!

An incredible thing happened at school today. An alien spaceship had crash landed in our outdoor area!!

An incredible thing happened at school today. An alien spaceship had crash landed in our outdoor area!! 1 The spaceship crash site.
An incredible thing happened at school today. An alien spaceship had crash landed in our outdoor area!! 2 Lots of ectoplasm.
An incredible thing happened at school today. An alien spaceship had crash landed in our outdoor area!! 3 We saw spaceship handles, keys and chains.
An incredible thing happened at school today. An alien spaceship had crash landed in our outdoor area!! 4 The aliens went this way!
We ran to get Mrs Ricketts and Garry to tell them what had happened. Garry did a Health and Safety check of the area and Mrs Ricketts said she would have to ring the newspaper to tell them what had happened. She asked us to write a report about what we had found so that we could tell the Newspaper!

Forest School 29th April

  Part 2 of our minibeast challenge. We had to prove to Alicia we had remembered what makes each minibeast different and solve the clues hidden  around the meadow to answer the  puzzles.

We then created wriggly worms by threading short sticks onto string. The first tricky part was that we had to make them hollow, just like a straw.

Working in pairs.

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Forest School

We were very excited to be at Plants brook Nature Reserve today. Spring is here and there were lots of signs of new life and growth all around us.

Alicia asked us to be nature detectives and challenged us to find and identify minibeasts around the park. We showed her how we can use magnifying lenses to count the number of legs, wings and body parts and the charts to name the minibeasts.

We found a shield bug, a queen bee...and even a frog.

 

Picture 1 Under the dry leaves.
Picture 2 Beneath the large log.
Picture 3 Reading the minibeast guide.
Picture 4 Searching in the long grass.
Picture 5 I've never seen a frog before!
Picture 6 Describing and naming our minibeasts.

We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved!

We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 1 We read about an astronaut's special clothes.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 2 We designed our own aliens.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 3 We made this robot talk and move.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 4 Going into the Planetarium.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 5 Are we sitting comfortably?
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 6 Looking at nocturnal animals.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 7 We all boarded a rocket...
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 8 ...and set off into space.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 9 We could see planet Earth.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 10 The telephones really worked
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 11 so we could speak to each other.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 12 Mrs Simmons ordered lots of food.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 13 All the staff were really busy!
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 14 Harrison's dad had a quick trip to the dentist.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 15 Reading all about nocturnal animals.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 16 Putting food in someones mouth..
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 17 ..and watching what happened to it.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 18 How our lungs work.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 19 We did lots of exercise to keep fit.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 20 Testing how fast our reflexes were.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 21 Testing hot and cold senses.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 22 This heart really pumped.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 23 We had to sort out our recycling.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 24 We were very close to these animals.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 25 We waited for the container to fill up...
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 26 When it was full it all tipped out!
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 27 Harrisons dad played a game with us.
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 28 A good day was had by all!!
We went to the Think Tank in Birmingham today and visited the Planetarium. We all had a fantastic time and were very well behaved! 29

Forest School

Our turn to learn at Forest School started today with Alicia and we couldn't wait!

We used sticks to make the first  letter of our name. Then we learnt the correct names for  natural materials and shared how they looked and felt.We played an identification racing game in teams. The mini cones were perfect for making our own spiders.

 

Thank you to all the children who entered our 'Design a Superhero Egg' competition.

Thank you to  all the children who entered our 'Design a Superhero Egg' competition. 1
Thank you to  all the children who entered our 'Design a Superhero Egg' competition. 2

In Athletics today we have been practising our throwing skills.

In Athletics today we have been practising our throwing skills. 1 Throwing against a target.
In Athletics today we have been practising our throwing skills. 2 Throwing with accuracy into a hoop.
In Athletics today we have been practising our throwing skills. 3 Underarm throwing to a partner.
In Athletics today we have been practising our throwing skills. 4 Knocking a ball off the top of a cone.
In Athletics today we have been practising our throwing skills. 5 Throwing and catching a ball.
In Athletics today we have been practising our throwing skills. 6 Harrison and Mrs Simmons showed good co-ordination

We had a visit from the RSPB today. We learnt about different types of birds and then went on a birdwatch to try and spot some!

We had a visit from the RSPB today. We learnt about different types of birds and then went on a birdwatch to try and spot some! 1
We had a visit from the RSPB today. We learnt about different types of birds and then went on a birdwatch to try and spot some! 2
We had a visit from the RSPB today. We learnt about different types of birds and then went on a birdwatch to try and spot some! 3
We had a visit from the RSPB today. We learnt about different types of birds and then went on a birdwatch to try and spot some! 4
We had a visit from the RSPB today. We learnt about different types of birds and then went on a birdwatch to try and spot some! 5
We had a visit from the RSPB today. We learnt about different types of birds and then went on a birdwatch to try and spot some! 6

In History we have been looking at old artefacts. We discussed what they were and how they were used.

In History we have been looking at old artefacts. We discussed what they were and how they were used.  1
In History we have been looking at old artefacts. We discussed what they were and how they were used.  2
In History we have been looking at old artefacts. We discussed what they were and how they were used.  3
In History we have been looking at old artefacts. We discussed what they were and how they were used.  4

We dressed up in our pyjamas, had a drink of hot chocolate and read bedtime stories for World Book Day.

We dressed up in our pyjamas, had a drink of hot chocolate and read bedtime stories for World Book Day. 1
We dressed up in our pyjamas, had a drink of hot chocolate and read bedtime stories for World Book Day. 2
We dressed up in our pyjamas, had a drink of hot chocolate and read bedtime stories for World Book Day. 3
We dressed up in our pyjamas, had a drink of hot chocolate and read bedtime stories for World Book Day. 4 Warming our hands by the fire.
We dressed up in our pyjamas, had a drink of hot chocolate and read bedtime stories for World Book Day. 5 Enjoying our hot chocolate.
We dressed up in our pyjamas, had a drink of hot chocolate and read bedtime stories for World Book Day. 6 Are you lying comfortably...
We dressed up in our pyjamas, had a drink of hot chocolate and read bedtime stories for World Book Day. 7 ..then I will begin.

We loved it when our Mums and Dads came in and had dinner with us>

We loved it when our  Mums and Dads came in and had dinner with us> 1
We loved it when our  Mums and Dads came in and had dinner with us> 2
We loved it when our  Mums and Dads came in and had dinner with us> 3
We loved it when our  Mums and Dads came in and had dinner with us> 4
We loved it when our  Mums and Dads came in and had dinner with us> 5
We loved it when our  Mums and Dads came in and had dinner with us> 6
We loved it when our  Mums and Dads came in and had dinner with us> 7
We loved it when our  Mums and Dads came in and had dinner with us> 8
We loved it when our  Mums and Dads came in and had dinner with us> 9

This year we are all learning a special Wake-up Shake-up for Sports Relief on Friday 18th March. Learn the song and dance then come and join in with us in the playground before school.

This year we are all learning a special Wake-up Shake-up for Sports Relief on Friday 18th March.  Learn the song and dance then come and join in with us in the playground before school. 1

Forest School

Our last afternoon was spent in the sunshine working creatively with sticks. Using short elder sticks we made beautiful bracelets and necklaces. Then we learnt how to peel bark from longer sticks using a potato peeler. We then transformed them into magic wands, fishing rods and even a swing for a robin to play on.

 

Picture 1 From these....
Picture 2 Poke out the soft pith inside.
Picture 3 Thread carefully.
Picture 4 To a finished bracelet!

Great focus on using the peeler correctly.

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Practical maths- today we had 1 minute to complete certain tasks. We then thought about reasons why our answers were different to each others.

Practical maths- today we had 1 minute to complete certain tasks. We then thought about reasons why our answers were different to each others. 1 Rolling a 6.
Practical maths- today we had 1 minute to complete certain tasks. We then thought about reasons why our answers were different to each others. 2 Putting pegs in a board
Practical maths- today we had 1 minute to complete certain tasks. We then thought about reasons why our answers were different to each others. 3 Jumping up and down.
Practical maths- today we had 1 minute to complete certain tasks. We then thought about reasons why our answers were different to each others. 4 Writing your name.
Practical maths- today we had 1 minute to complete certain tasks. We then thought about reasons why our answers were different to each others. 5 Building a tower out of cubes.

Name writing- "Some peoples names are longer." Kaycee

Dice activity- "Some people might have got 6 again and again, but some might have 1,2,4" Logan

Jumping- "Some people were jumping and saying numbers and not counting the jumps."Mya

               "People were counting together so they all got the same amount." Beau

Building a tower- "Sometimes it broke if it got a bit high." Harrison

               "Some of the bricks are different and don't fit together." Logan

Pegs in a board-" It was a struggle to get them into the holes quickly." Amani 

Doing maths in Chinese during Chinese New Year!

Doing maths in Chinese during Chinese New Year! 1 First we wrote some numbers in Chinese.
Doing maths in Chinese during Chinese New Year! 2
Doing maths in Chinese during Chinese New Year! 3 Then we did some addition calculations.

After designing an animal enclosure we then followed our designs to make them.

After designing an animal enclosure we then followed our designs to make them. 1 Selecting materials for the 'window'.
After designing an animal enclosure we then followed our designs to make them. 2
After designing an animal enclosure we then followed our designs to make them. 3 Split pins for hinges and a pipecleaner handle.
After designing an animal enclosure we then followed our designs to make them. 4 "Bars to stop the guinea pig running away."
After designing an animal enclosure we then followed our designs to make them. 5
After designing an animal enclosure we then followed our designs to make them. 6 Looking at the real cages for ideas.
After designing an animal enclosure we then followed our designs to make them. 7 Carrots for a treat!

Forest School

We're fast becoming nature experts! Today we learnt how to identify wetland birds and how we can help other birds by making bird feeders for them.

 

 

Picture 1 Can we spot any coots?
Picture 2 Look closely at the colour of their feathers.
Picture 3 A stick for the birds to perch.
Picture 4 Taking time to thread the food on.
Picture 5 Is there space for more food?
Picture 6 Ready for hungry birds.

We saw and heard lots of interesting things on a relaxing walk around Blackroot Pool.

Picture 1 Across a bridge.
Picture 2 Bend low under a tree trunk.
Picture 3 Soft moss.
Picture 4 One step over a branch.
Picture 5 Climb up the slope.

Then we found the mud!
 

I never knew....

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Mud, glorious mud!

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Parent Week.

This week parents were invited to come into school to share with the children their hobbies, jobs etc. We were very lucky in Owls class to have such talented parents!

Nana Afia's Mum came in to tell us all about Ghana- we learnt about special food, a new song and the fact that Nana Afia's Nanny is the Queen Mother in her town!

Nana Afia's Mum came in to tell us all about Ghana- we learnt about  special food, a new song and the fact that Nana Afia's Nanny is the Queen Mother in her town! 1

Beau's Mummy is a swimming teacher and qualified lifeguard. She told us what she would have to do if someone stopped breathing. Can you remember what she said?

Beau's Mummy is a swimming teacher and qualified lifeguard. She told us what she would have to do if someone stopped breathing. Can you remember what she said? 1 This 'sausage' helps you to float.
Beau's Mummy is a swimming teacher and qualified lifeguard. She told us what she would have to do if someone stopped breathing. Can you remember what she said? 2 Is the person breathing?
Beau's Mummy is a swimming teacher and qualified lifeguard. She told us what she would have to do if someone stopped breathing. Can you remember what she said? 3 You need to be in the recovery position.
Beau's Mummy is a swimming teacher and qualified lifeguard. She told us what she would have to do if someone stopped breathing. Can you remember what she said? 4 We all had a go.
Beau's Mummy is a swimming teacher and qualified lifeguard. She told us what she would have to do if someone stopped breathing. Can you remember what she said? 5 Beau's mummy used to win her races!

Ollie's Nan came to talk about when she came to Birches Green Infant School when she was a little girl.

Ollie's Nan came to talk about when she came to Birches Green Infant School when she was a little girl. 1 We asked Ollie's Nan lots of questions.
Ollie's Nan came to talk about when she came to Birches Green Infant School when she was a little girl. 2 Ollie's Nan on her school trip.
Ollie's Nan came to talk about when she came to Birches Green Infant School when she was a little girl. 3 She showed us how to play clapping games.
Ollie's Nan came to talk about when she came to Birches Green Infant School when she was a little girl. 4 Then we all had a try.

These are some of the questions we asked:

What was the head teacher's name? The head teacher's name was Mr Barwell. 

Did you do Big Maths, Beat that? No but we had sums on the blackboard behind the teacher's desk.

Did you wear school uniform? No.

Did you like your school dinners? Yes, Friday was everyone's favourite day, we had sausage chips and beans.

What did you play with outside? Each other! The girls would play skipping games and  throwing a ball against the wall, the boys would play 'Jacks' Marlies(marbles) and cowboys and Indians.

Did you go on any trips? We went on one trip in the Infants, to Alton Towers but there weren't any rides. We walked round the gardens.

 

Other things that we found out-

The toilets were outside in the Juniors! only the top year were allowed to use the indoor ones. 

At breaktime the children would have a glass bottle of milk and a chocolate biscuit- red wrapper for pain chocolate and blue wrapper for milk chocolate.

Children didn't need to bring food in for the Christmas Party but they did need to bring in a cup, bowl, plate, knife spoon and fork with their name on. 

 

Serene's Dad came to teach us about music.

Serene's Dad came to teach us about music. 1
Serene's Dad came to teach us about music. 2 We learnt about rhythm.
Serene's Dad came to teach us about music. 3 We wrote our own music and clapped out the rhythm.
Serene's Dad came to teach us about music. 4
Serene's Dad came to teach us about music. 5 Then we had a 'jammin' session!

Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal.

Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal. 1 On our hunt for footprints.
Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal. 2 How many paws and claws are on this print?
Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal. 3
Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal. 4 Reading the safety sign.
Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal. 5 We looked for prints that this duck left behind.
Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal. 6 Holding the twig back for a friend.
Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal. 7 Look how different all the prints are.
Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal. 8 Squashing clay to make our own footprints.
Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal. 9 Using sticks to make marks in the clay.
Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal. 10
Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal. 11 Our finished footprints.
Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal. 12 Having fun in the mud.
Forset schools. This week we were on an animal hunt. We followed footprints and then identified each animal. 13 It's a good job it washes off!!

Links with other schools.

Mrs Ricketts recently received an email from Trinity C of E Primary School in Shrewsbury who wanted to be pen pals with us. We looked at their school website and saw that their school was in the middle of the countryside. We all paired up with someone from their school and wrote them introductory letters to them. We thought about the sorts of things we needed to include in our letter. We then addressed a huge envelope with all of the letters in and waited...

We all wrote letters to our penpal telling them about us and asking questions for them to answer.

We all wrote letters to our penpal telling them about us and asking questions for them to answer. 1
We all wrote letters to our penpal telling them about us and asking questions for them to answer. 2

A week later we recieved a letter back from them!

A week later we recieved a letter back from them! 1
A week later we recieved a letter back from them! 2
A week later we recieved a letter back from them! 3

As part of our topic 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' Mrs Harvey brought her dog Bobby into school. In English we were looking at the 'ing' suffix at the end of verbs.

As part of our topic 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' Mrs Harvey brought her dog Bobby into school. In English we were looking at the 'ing' suffix at the end of verbs. 1 Bobby was standing.
As part of our topic 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' Mrs Harvey brought her dog Bobby into school. In English we were looking at the 'ing' suffix at the end of verbs. 2 running
As part of our topic 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' Mrs Harvey brought her dog Bobby into school. In English we were looking at the 'ing' suffix at the end of verbs. 3 waiting
As part of our topic 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' Mrs Harvey brought her dog Bobby into school. In English we were looking at the 'ing' suffix at the end of verbs. 4 sitting
As part of our topic 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' Mrs Harvey brought her dog Bobby into school. In English we were looking at the 'ing' suffix at the end of verbs. 5 lying down
As part of our topic 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' Mrs Harvey brought her dog Bobby into school. In English we were looking at the 'ing' suffix at the end of verbs. 6 clippers for cutting
As part of our topic 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' Mrs Harvey brought her dog Bobby into school. In English we were looking at the 'ing' suffix at the end of verbs. 7 We thought of lots more 'ing' words.

We had our fisrt book swap in school today. Over half the class bought books into school to swap which was great! Hopefully more children will take part next month.

We had our fisrt book swap in school today. Over half the class bought books into school to swap which was great! Hopefully more children will take part next month. 1
We had our fisrt book swap in school today. Over half the class bought books into school to swap which was great! Hopefully more children will take part next month. 2

Some more super 'Gold' Homework challenges this week making the wardrobe with Narnia inside.

Some more super 'Gold' Homework challenges this week making the wardrobe with Narnia inside. 1
Some more super 'Gold' Homework challenges this week making the wardrobe with Narnia inside. 2
Some more super 'Gold' Homework challenges this week making the wardrobe with Narnia inside. 3
Some more super 'Gold' Homework challenges this week making the wardrobe with Narnia inside. 4
Some more super 'Gold' Homework challenges this week making the wardrobe with Narnia inside. 5
Some more super 'Gold' Homework challenges this week making the wardrobe with Narnia inside. 6
Some more super 'Gold' Homework challenges this week making the wardrobe with Narnia inside. 7
Some more super 'Gold' Homework challenges this week making the wardrobe with Narnia inside. 8

Our Design Technology this week was making shields like Peter used from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

First was the 'focussed practical task' where we investigated different ways to join materials.

First was the 'focussed practical task' where we investigated different ways to join materials. 1
First was the 'focussed practical task' where we investigated different ways to join materials. 2
First was the 'focussed practical task' where we investigated different ways to join materials. 3
First was the 'focussed practical task' where we investigated different ways to join materials. 4

Then we designed our shield and identified materials we would need to use.

Then we designed our shield and identified materials we would need to use. 1
Then we designed our shield and identified materials we would need to use. 2
Then we designed our shield and identified materials we would need to use. 3
Then we designed our shield and identified materials we would need to use. 4

Then came the fun part..making our shields!

Then came the fun part..making our shields! 1
Then came the fun part..making our shields! 2
Then came the fun part..making our shields! 3
Then came the fun part..making our shields! 4
Then came the fun part..making our shields! 5
Then came the fun part..making our shields! 6
Then came the fun part..making our shields! 7
Then came the fun part..making our shields! 8
Then came the fun part..making our shields! 9

The finished product.

The finished product. 1
Finally we evaluated our shields, writing what went well and what we would change if we did it again.

Forest School       21st January

The second group wrapped up warmly and were very keen to explore Plants Brook Nature Reserve for the first time with Alicia.

We practised our new safety rules sensibly before we set off to hunt for signs of winter around us.

 

 

 

Picture 1 Reading to find out what a drey is.
Picture 2 I've found some catkins.
Picture 3 Catkins are like caterpillars, said Beau.
Picture 4 Icy lakes...and no ducks today.
Picture 5 Trying out a chair.
Picture 6 A strong chair but not very comfy to sit on.
Picture 7 Our winter collection of mini cones and catkins.
Picture 8 Tying leaves on our winter stick.
Picture 9 Working in a team.

Look at our amazing homework!

Each week the children are given 3 challenges for their homework covering a wide range of subjects. Their are graded 'Bronze', 'Silver' and 'Gold' according to the amount of work involved or the complexity of the challenge. The children choose their own challenge and are awarded points in school according to the level of challenge they have chosen. This week's challenge was related to our new topic 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'.

Have a look below at some of the super work that was produced!!

 

Gold challenge- make a 3D model of a pet.

Gold challenge- make a 3D model of a pet. 1 Harrison's dog 'Sulley'.
Gold challenge- make a 3D model of a pet. 2 Tia's rabbit.
Gold challenge- make a 3D model of a pet. 3 Faliha's starfish.
Gold challenge- make a 3D model of a pet. 4 Dylan's dog 'Sam'.

Silver challenge- make a collage of your pet and describe it.

Silver challenge- make a collage of your pet and describe it. 1 Aaron's pet rabbit.
Silver challenge- make a collage of your pet and describe it. 2 Kaycee's tissue collage of her fish.
Silver challenge- make a collage of your pet and describe it. 3 Harrison's collage of lots of Sulleys!

Bronze challenge- draw a picture of your pet( or one you would like) and describe it.

Bronze challenge- draw a picture of your pet( or one you would like) and describe it. 1 Evie's cat.
Bronze challenge- draw a picture of your pet( or one you would like) and describe it. 2 Harrison's description of his dog Sulley.
Bronze challenge- draw a picture of your pet( or one you would like) and describe it. 3
Bronze challenge- draw a picture of your pet( or one you would like) and describe it. 4 Princess would like a dog like this.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Year 1 were very fortunate to be able to go the Birmingham REP to watch the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We were all brilliantly behaved and had a fantastic time.

Picture 1 All excited and on our way!
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Picture 3 We were very lucky to have front row seats.
Picture 4 Lucy goes into the wardrobe...
Picture 5 ..and enters the magical world of Narnia.
Picture 6 Lucy meets Mr Tumnus.
Picture 7 The children talk to the professor.
Picture 8 The children meet Mr and Mrs Beaver.
Picture 9 We could see into the musicians pulpit.
Picture 10 It was dark when we came out of the REP.
Picture 11 We were all very tired on the way home.
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Picture 13 We got stuck in lots of traffic on the way home!

A few days after we came back from the theatre we recieved this super email from a lady who was sat next to us.

'Paws, Claws and Whiskers.'

Our topic this half term is Paws, Claws and Whiskers. We will be learning all about different animals, habitats, diet etc.

We were very lucky to be able to begin our topic with a visit from Mo from' Animals in Hands' company. He bought in a selection of his animals for us to look at, stroke, groom and feed. We learnt lots of new things about these animals which we will be exploring over the next few weeks.

Picture 1 Casper the rabbit.
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Picture 4 The albino hedgehog.
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Picture 6 Charlie the Chinchilla
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Picture 9 Carefully grooming her.
Picture 10 Stroke with the back of your hand.
Picture 11 Midnight the Barn Owl.
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Picture 14 Mrs Harvey held the box for the owl to fly into.
Picture 15 Dora the racoon
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We found out lots of facts about the animals. Can you remember the answers to these questions?

How many spikes does a hedgehog have?

What does a hamster use it's pouch for?

What is special about a rabbit's teeth?

When are yellowed eyed owls awake?

When are black eyed owls awake?

Where are an owls ears?

Which is bigger, a boy or girl racoon?

What does a chinchilla use to have a bath?

 

Answers are at the bottom of the page! 

 

 

We all drew pictures of the animals that we saw using a variety of media. We then chose our favourite media to draw a large picture.

We all drew pictures of the animals that we saw using a variety of media. We then chose our favourite media to draw a large picture. 1 Pastels
We all drew pictures of the animals that we saw using a variety of media. We then chose our favourite media to draw a large picture. 2 Paints
We all drew pictures of the animals that we saw using a variety of media. We then chose our favourite media to draw a large picture. 3 Colouring pencils
We all drew pictures of the animals that we saw using a variety of media. We then chose our favourite media to draw a large picture. 4 Sketching pencils

The results were so impressive that we had to show them all!

Christmas preparations!

Christmas preparations! 1 Mrs Harvey showed us how to hold the knife.
Christmas preparations! 2
Christmas preparations! 3 Holding the cucumber carefully.
Christmas preparations! 4 Watch your fingers!
Christmas preparations! 5
Christmas preparations! 6
Christmas preparations! 7 Spreading the butter evenly.
Christmas preparations! 8
Christmas preparations! 9
Christmas preparations! 10
Christmas preparations! 11
Christmas preparations! 12 Cut the cake in half.
Christmas preparations! 13
Christmas preparations! 14 Cut the strawberry in half.
Christmas preparations! 15 Look how long our garland is.
Christmas preparations! 16 Team work!
Christmas preparations! 17 Decorating our hats ready for the party.
Christmas preparations! 18 Clearing the party area.

Let the party commence!

Let the party commence! 1
Let the party commence! 2
Let the party commence! 3
Let the party commence! 4
Let the party commence! 5
Let the party commence! 6

Instead of sending Christmas Cards, Faliha made bookmarks for everyone in the class. What a thoughtful gift Faliha!

Instead of sending Christmas Cards, Faliha made bookmarks for everyone in the class. What a thoughtful gift Faliha! 1

We were very fortunate to have the violin children perform for us in class today.

We were very fortunate to have the violin children perform for us in class today. 1
We were very fortunate to have the violin children perform for us in class today. 2
We were very fortunate to have the violin children perform for us in class today. 3
We were very fortunate to have the violin children perform for us in class today. 4

Dr Suzuki song

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Today we have been learning about the importance of recycling.

Today we have been learning about the importance of recycling. 1 Working together to play a recycling game
Today we have been learning about the importance of recycling. 2 Sorting recycled materials.
Today we have been learning about the importance of recycling. 3
Today we have been learning about the importance of recycling. 4 Put the extra glitter back in the pot to use again
Today we have been learning about the importance of recycling. 5 'Squash' the card to make room for more in the bag
Today we have been learning about the importance of recycling. 6 We designed posters to encourage people to recycle
Today we have been learning about the importance of recycling. 7
Today we have been learning about the importance of recycling. 8

We thought about some of the reasons why it was important to recycle.

Beau- "You have to put recycling things in the bin, the recyclers will come and get it to make something new out of it."

Logan- "If you leave something for too long it rots, put it in the compost."

Hira- "The planet will all be in a mess if we don't recycle."

This week we have been learning about the First Christmas.  We acted out the story of the First Christmas as a class. 
Picture 1 Angel Gabriel visits Mary.
Picture 2 Mary tells Joseph the wonderful news.
Picture 3 Mary and Joseph travel on a donkey to Bethlehem.
Picture 4 Baby Jesus is born in a stable.
Picture 5 The shepherds come to visit.
Picture 1 The wise men bring gifts.

We have had a practical week in Maths, investigating how heavy objects were and comparing them with each other.

We have had a practical week in Maths, investigating how heavy objects were and comparing them with each other. 1
We have had a practical week in Maths, investigating how heavy objects were and comparing them with each other. 2
We have had a practical week in Maths, investigating how heavy objects were and comparing them with each other. 3
We have had a practical week in Maths, investigating how heavy objects were and comparing them with each other. 4

A visit from Spiderman!!!!

Spiderman visited our classroom and we had the opportunity to ask him lots of questions.  He told us lots of information about where he lived, what he liked/disliked, his enemies and how he got here!  We were all very excited!!!

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As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road.

As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road. 1 'Paul came to teach us about Road Safety.
As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road. 2 'Do you need a car seat'- Princess
As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road. 3 'The seatbelt hurt her neck,it's too high'-Charlie
As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road. 4 'The booster seat kept her safe.'
As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road. 5 'The seatbelt kept her safe!'- Amani
As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road. 6 'The police told the cars to STOP!'
As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road. 7
As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road. 8 'The Umbrella and jacket reflects the light'-Aimee
As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road. 9 'Look left and right and forwards and think'
As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road. 10 'We need to wait for the green man'.
As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road. 11 'Paul was waiting for the person to go green-Aimee
As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road. 12 'Lollipop people keep people safe.'- Princess
As part of Road Safety week, Paul came to show us how to keep safe on the road. 13 'You need to stand back'-Harrison

In Maths this week we have been creating our own Pictograms and interpreting data from it.

In Maths this week we have been creating our own Pictograms and interpreting data from it. 1 Creating a class pictogram
In Maths this week we have been creating our own Pictograms and interpreting data from it. 2 Working in pairs to make our own pictograms.
In Maths this week we have been creating our own Pictograms and interpreting data from it. 3 What super pictograms!
In Maths this week we have been creating our own Pictograms and interpreting data from it. 4
In Maths this week we have been creating our own Pictograms and interpreting data from it. 5 Making a pictogram using objects.
In Maths this week we have been creating our own Pictograms and interpreting data from it. 6 Collecting data."Which is your favourite fruit?"
In Maths this week we have been creating our own Pictograms and interpreting data from it. 7 Which fruit is the most popular?

In Science we have been looking at 'Materials' , their properites and why they are chosen for specific purposes.

In Science we have been looking at 'Materials' , their properites and why they are chosen for specific purposes. 1
In Science we have been looking at 'Materials' , their properites and why they are chosen for specific purposes. 2

Mr Tempest wrote some Superhero lyrics to the Superman Theme song.

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Raising money for 'Children in Need'- We all donated money and dressed up as 'Superheroes'

Raising money for 'Children in Need'- We all donated money and dressed up as 'Superheroes'   1 Turtles
Raising money for 'Children in Need'- We all donated money and dressed up as 'Superheroes'   2 Frozen
Raising money for 'Children in Need'- We all donated money and dressed up as 'Superheroes'   3 Supergirl Princesses
Raising money for 'Children in Need'- We all donated money and dressed up as 'Superheroes'   4 Bat man and BatGirl
Raising money for 'Children in Need'- We all donated money and dressed up as 'Superheroes'   5 Spiderman and Spidergirl
Raising money for 'Children in Need'- We all donated money and dressed up as 'Superheroes'   6 Superheroes
In Design Technology this week we have been talking about healthy eating.  We chose a few ingredients to make a healthy tomato and vegetable soup. We used tomatoes, potato, carrots, onion and vegetable stock to make our soup.  Mrs Plaha and Mrs Simmons helped us prepare the ingredients by peeling, chopping and slicing.

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Picture 1 Chopping up the ingredients.
Picture 2 Adding the potatoes to the pan.
Picture 3 The pan full of all the vegetables.
Picture 4 Tasting the delicious soup. YUM!

Autumn 2 Topic Web - Superheroes

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Well done to the children who achieved 97% or more attendance!

Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school!

Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 1
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 2 Alicia shook the tree so the apples would fall.
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 3 What a lot of apples!
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 4 We asked Anne to make an apple pie.
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 5 Janayla found a bee "getting honey"
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 6 Alicia told us the rules for pond dipping.
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 7
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 8
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 9 Have I caught anything yet?
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 10 Don't fall in!
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 11 What have i got?
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 12
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 13
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 14 Knee deep in cold water.Brrr
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 15
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 16 Alicia found a spider.
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 17 Making sure the safety ring was there
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 18 Holding a green shield bug.
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 19 Working as a team to build a nest.
Apple Scrumping and Pond Dipping at Forest school! 20 "Look at my house"

This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials.

This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 1 Alicia showed us how to use the peelers.
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 2 Then we gave a 'Health and Safety' talk.
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 3 We had to count how many peelers there were.
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 4
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 5
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 6
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 7
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 8
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 9
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 10
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 11
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 12
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 13 Choosing wool to decorate our sticks.
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 14 Spotting mushrooms- "you point but don't touch!"
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 15 Look at all our decorated sticks.
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 16 We pretended to fish with our sticks.
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 17 Looking at the birds on Dragonfly pond.
This week at Forest School we learnt how to 'whittle' sticks using potato peelers. We then decorated our sticks with wool and natural materials. 18 This swan is a boy, he has a big bump on his beak.

 

We have been learning about continents in Geography.We located which of the 7 continents dinosaurs lived on 65,000,000 years ago! 

Picture 1 Learning that dinosaurs lived in all 7 continents.
Picture 2 "I can find North America."
Picture 3 Where is Asia on this map?
Picture 4 Working hard on their map work.
Picture 5 Labelling the 7 continents on a map.
Picture 6 "He lived in Africa."

Linking in with our Topic of Dinosaurs,today we have learnt about the difference between 'Herbivores' and 'Carnivores'.

Linking in with our Topic of Dinosaurs,today we have learnt about the difference between 'Herbivores' and 'Carnivores'. 1 Writing about his carnivore's tooth.
Linking in with our Topic of Dinosaurs,today we have learnt about the difference between 'Herbivores' and 'Carnivores'. 2 "Carnivores eat meat."
Linking in with our Topic of Dinosaurs,today we have learnt about the difference between 'Herbivores' and 'Carnivores'. 3 Sorting pictures by tooth type.
Linking in with our Topic of Dinosaurs,today we have learnt about the difference between 'Herbivores' and 'Carnivores'. 4 Making teeth out of playdough.
Linking in with our Topic of Dinosaurs,today we have learnt about the difference between 'Herbivores' and 'Carnivores'. 5 "The Carnivores tooth is sharp."
Linking in with our Topic of Dinosaurs,today we have learnt about the difference between 'Herbivores' and 'Carnivores'. 6 "The Herbivore eats grass."

We had a lovely time on our first trip to Forest Schools! We spotted lots of different berries. Alicia, our forest school Teacher taught us some rules about the berries...look but don't touch them because some berries are poisonous.

We had a lovely time on our first trip to Forest Schools!  We spotted lots of different berries.  Alicia, our forest school Teacher taught us some rules about the berries...look but don't touch them because some berries are poisonous.  1
We had a lovely time on our first trip to Forest Schools!  We spotted lots of different berries.  Alicia, our forest school Teacher taught us some rules about the berries...look but don't touch them because some berries are poisonous.  2
We had a lovely time on our first trip to Forest Schools!  We spotted lots of different berries.  Alicia, our forest school Teacher taught us some rules about the berries...look but don't touch them because some berries are poisonous.  3
We had a lovely time on our first trip to Forest Schools!  We spotted lots of different berries.  Alicia, our forest school Teacher taught us some rules about the berries...look but don't touch them because some berries are poisonous.  4
We had a lovely time on our first trip to Forest Schools!  We spotted lots of different berries.  Alicia, our forest school Teacher taught us some rules about the berries...look but don't touch them because some berries are poisonous.  5
We had a lovely time on our first trip to Forest Schools!  We spotted lots of different berries.  Alicia, our forest school Teacher taught us some rules about the berries...look but don't touch them because some berries are poisonous.  6
We had a lovely time on our first trip to Forest Schools!  We spotted lots of different berries.  Alicia, our forest school Teacher taught us some rules about the berries...look but don't touch them because some berries are poisonous.  7
We had a lovely time on our first trip to Forest Schools!  We spotted lots of different berries.  Alicia, our forest school Teacher taught us some rules about the berries...look but don't touch them because some berries are poisonous.  8
We had a lovely time on our first trip to Forest Schools!  We spotted lots of different berries.  Alicia, our forest school Teacher taught us some rules about the berries...look but don't touch them because some berries are poisonous.  9

 

In Maths, we have been working extremely hard to solve calculations using number lines, to practice our number formation and to count, sort and order numbers. 

 

 

Picture 1 " I can count out 19 cubes."
Picture 2 Practicing our number formation.
Picture 3 Working as a team to build cubes from 1-10.
Picture 4 Using a number line to help us add.
Picture 5 Working hard when ordering numbers.
Picture 6 Counting objects to 10.
Picture 7 Independently making and solving calculations.
Picture 8 Ordering numbers to 10.

Week Two at Forest School. We went on a nature hunt and we learnt how to look carefully to find fruit and seeds around us!

Week Two at Forest School.  We went on a nature hunt and we learnt how to look carefully to find fruit and seeds around us!  1
Week Two at Forest School.  We went on a nature hunt and we learnt how to look carefully to find fruit and seeds around us!  2
Week Two at Forest School.  We went on a nature hunt and we learnt how to look carefully to find fruit and seeds around us!  3
Week Two at Forest School.  We went on a nature hunt and we learnt how to look carefully to find fruit and seeds around us!  4
Week Two at Forest School.  We went on a nature hunt and we learnt how to look carefully to find fruit and seeds around us!  5
Week Two at Forest School.  We went on a nature hunt and we learnt how to look carefully to find fruit and seeds around us!  6
Week Two at Forest School.  We went on a nature hunt and we learnt how to look carefully to find fruit and seeds around us!  7
Week Two at Forest School.  We went on a nature hunt and we learnt how to look carefully to find fruit and seeds around us!  8

Forest Schools - Den building

Forest Schools - Den building 1 Building a den!!!
Forest Schools - Den building 2 We looked around for logs to build our den.
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Forest Schools - Den building 5 Big logs!
Forest Schools - Den building 6 We worked as a team to pick up big logs.
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Forest Schools - Den building 8 Mr Giles had to help us with this one!!
Forest Schools - Den building 9 Heavy logs needed to be rolled.
Forest Schools - Den building 10 Mr Giles helped put the logs up to make the den.
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Forest Schools - Den building 16 We gave our den a door.
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Forest Schools - Den building 22 We used leaves to decorate our den.
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Paws, Claws and Whiskers answers

How many spikes does a hedgehog have? A hedgehog can have up to 5,000 spikes.

What does a hamster use it's pouch for? A hamster uses it's pouch to store food.

What is special about a rabbit's teeth? Their teeth never stop growing and so have to have a diet of hay daily to grind their teeth.

When are yellowed eyed owls awake? Yellow eyed owls are awake in the day time.

When are black eyed owls awake? Black eyes owls are awake in the night time, they are nocturnal.

Where are an owls ears? An owls right ear is higher than their right eye and their left ear is lower than their left eye, this enables them to hear at different frequencies.

Which is bigger, a boy or girl racoon? A boy racoon is twice the size of a girl racoon.

What does a chinchilla use to have a bath? A chinchilla has to have a bath in sand every day.

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