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Week ending 08.07.2016

posted 11 Jul 2016, 14:08 by Vicki Bowes


This week has been the start of transition fortnight. The N2 children have moved up from nursery to reception class. It has been an exciting, but exhausting week. We have used the theme of ourselves to help us to settle in to our new class. We talked about our thoughts on the morning of starting our new class and about our favourite things to do in school.


In English we have read the story ‘Starting School’ and have talked about what is the same and what is different from the class in the story to our class.


In maths we have done lots of counting, number recognition and ordering of numbers. We have also built towers of cubes and ordered them.


The children have settled really well into reception class and have had a great week.



Week ending 01.07.2016

posted 5 Jul 2016, 06:28 by Vicki Bowes


In Reception this week, we have been following the theme of ‘The Park’. We have read the story of ‘Fergus in the Park’. We also performed our class assembly.


In English we have read the story and talked about what we expect to see when we visit Preston Park.

For our assembly we acted out a day in the life of Reception! The children performed brilliantly, illustrating to everybody how much hard work we do every day.


The whole class did so well, they were all superstars, so they all deserved super star of the week.


We went on our visit to Preston Park and even though it poured down we still had a great day.



Week ending 24.06.2016

posted 5 Jul 2016, 06:08 by Vicki Bowes


In Reception this week, we have been following the theme of ‘The Town’. We have read the story of ‘Town Mouse and Country Mouse’, and have looked at some of the famous landmarks of Middlesbrough. 


In English we have been reading and watching the story and looked at pictures and talked about the landmarks. The children have discussed which landmarks they have seen and if they have been to town, what did they do there. 


In maths this week we have adding and subtracting 1, 2 and 3 to 20, using a number line to help and also using money.


On Monday afternoon it was open day for children getting ready to start nursery and we joined in the fun!


We had another treat on Friday afternoon, we had a taster sessions from the ‘Yoga Bug’ teacher. The children had a great time, stretching and balancing and they listened and concentrated extremely well throughout the session.


Week ending 17.06.2016

posted 5 Jul 2016, 05:44 by Vicki Bowes


In Reception this week, we have been following the theme of ‘The Seaside’. We have read stories, written about our experiences and used small world and role play equipment to develop a narrative of our experiences.


In English we have been reading and watching the story of ‘Lucy and Tom at the Seaside’ and we have been exploring the information book ‘A Visit to the Seaside’. The children have discussed the environment of the seaside, the cliffs and rock pools and they have written about adventures they have had when visiting the seaside.


In maths this week we have been doubling and halving using the large Numicon plates.


Mrs Thompson’s phonic group have been working hard writing dictated sentences.


Week ending 10.06.2016

posted 22 Jun 2016, 06:50 by Vicki Bowes


This week in the academy it has been Sports Week and much of our work has been around this theme. We started the week talking and writing about what we did during the half term holiday.

In English we have been reading and watching the story of ‘Peppa Pig’s Sports Day’’. We talked about the events she completed and which events we would be competing in. We also talked about keeping healthy as well as being fit.


In maths this week we have been finding the value of different coins and we have been doubling and halving.


Throughout sports week we have had great fun while keeping fit and healthy.


Week ending 27.05.16

posted 12 Jun 2016, 04:14 by Vicki Bowes


This week we have continued our topic on life cycles. In English we have been looking at the information book ‘Seed to Sunflower’. We have also been reading the story ‘Titch’. We have used pictures of the life cycle of the sunflower to explain the cycle and write captions and sentences about it.


We also painted pictures of Titch and his brother and sister.

On Wednesday we have made cheese and cress sandwiches with the cress we planted last week.


In maths this week we have been adding and subtracting single-digit numbers.



Week ending 20.05.16

posted 12 Jun 2016, 03:45 by Vicki Bowes


This week we have continued our topic on life cycles. In English we have been looking at the information book ‘Seed to Sunflower’. As part of our study of the life cycle of a plant, we have planted sunflower seeds and we will observe them growing in the class room before the children take their plants home. We have also read a story about planting, ‘Sam’s Seeds’. The children also planted cress seeds to compare how different types of seeds grow at different rates.


In maths this week we have been ordering numbers and saying numbers that are one more and one less than any given number up to 20.


We had a fabulous treat on Wednesday, we had a visit from some Birds of Prey. The children loved seeing the owls, falcons and hawks. They listened carefully to the information about the birds.
  


Week ending 13.05.2016

posted 12 Jun 2016, 03:22 by Vicki Bowes


This week we have continued our topic on life cycles, but we have also read related stories. In English we have been reading ‘The Frog Prince’. The children have listened to a couple of versions of the story and have talked and written about their favourite parts of the stories. They have made pictures of frogs and princes and princesses, using paint, chalk and pastels.

In maths this week we have been finding one more/one less and subtracting two by counting back. The children have been explaining their answer and talking through how they solved maths problems.

Of course counting biscuits helps. 


In PE the children are continuing to develop their tennis skills indoors and out.


We even managed to incorporated our music into PE. We bounced our balls and marched to the song we sing to help us keep a steady beat.


Week Ending 06.05.2016!

posted 13 May 2016, 13:56 by Vicki Bowes


This week we have continued our topic on life cycles. In English we have been looking at the information book ‘Tadpoles to Frogs’. The children have moved on to studying the life cycle of the frog and have written facts about the frogs as well as completing pointilism pictures of frogs. The children have completed jigsaws of frogs and matched numbers to frogs as well as reading the books. 


In maths this week we have been making pairs to total 6 and 7. The children have made number bonds to 6 & 7 using addition and subtraction. We have also been identifying doubles.

The class are continuing to practise drumming. We are developing our sense of rhythm and beat.


During each day the children have the opportunity to work independently in areas. Developing their own ideas and solving problems.


Week Ending 29.04.2016!

posted 13 May 2016, 13:35 by Vicki Bowes


This week we have continued our topic on life cycles. In English we have been looking at the information book ‘Eggs to Chickens’ and the story ‘The Little Yellow Chick’. The children have carried on their study of the life cycle of the chicken and have written facts about the chicks as well as completing observational paintings of them. The children have also written party invitations linked to the little yellow chick story.


In maths this week we have been describing the properties of 2D shapes. We have sorted shapes and food stuff using a range of criteria.


We have used geo boards and elastic bands to create shapes.

We also had a visit from the school nurse, who talked to the children about the importance of hand hygiene. The children also got to use the special infrared machine to show where the dirt and germs can remain on our hands if we don’t wash them thoroughly.


As part of our ever busy week, the children also had the opportunity to work with a music teacher from Tees Valley Music Service, who will be teaching the children drumming over the next few weeks.


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