Things to Remember
Mr Jones will be in class Monday and Tuesday and Mrs O'Brien will be in Severn Class Wednesday to Friday.
It is crucial that your child practices their reading at home. Children will receive school books on a Monday and keep them until Friday when they will be collected in. Please encourage your child to read their own books or comics at home over the weekend.
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Spring Term 2021
Happy New Year
The children were excited when it started to snow so we went outside to look at the beautiful snowflakes.
The children had a wonderful time this afternoon.
Travel Show Presentations
The children presented the facts they have learnt about countries in the UK.
Today's Elf Antics!
Bubblegum had written words on the children's bananas! They included words with the oa, ow and o-e sounds which we have been learning in Song of Sounds this week.
A New Arrival.
We had a visit from an Elf this week and the children voted to call him 'Bubblegum.' He is staying in Severn Class until Christmas but flies back to the North Pole every night to pass messages on to Santa. He must have been very hungry when he arrived back because he ate some crackers and left a bit of a mess!!
Reading Challenge .
Thank you to the children who have brought their reading books from home. We are enjoying reading them as a class.
The children enjoyed recording their songs for the Christmas and sang beautifully. Well done everyone!
This week's activities included building castles, reading non-fiction books, making a leaf man, praticising number bonds to 10 and threading pipe cleaners into colanders.
We looked at different weather symbols and discussed the weather in different seasons. The children made weather charts and talked to a partner about their favourite weather.
In our class assembly we talked about Road Safety. We talked about using the Green Cross Code to cross the road safely... STOP LOOK and LISTEN.
Another busy week!
The children have painted some lovely autumn trees and practised their scissor skills to create an autumn picture. They have made beach huts with the wooden blocks and wrote 'text messages' from the beach at the writing table. They have enjoyed reading stories by Julia Donaldson from the Story Basket.
We read lots of facts about England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland and made posters about the different countries.
We started our geography topic about the UK by looking at the countries which make up the United Kingdom. We also talked about the capital cities of these countries.
Children In Need
We joined Joe Wicks in his final workout for his 24 Hour PE challenge for Children In Need.
We have continued our seaside topic this week. The children have loved being in the Beach Role Play Area (pity about the weather this week!) They have built sandcastles using Lego and made some lovely sketches of shells. They have been looking at non fiction books about the seaside.
The children practiced ordering numbers and counting using pumpkin seeds.
In Literacy we have been reading The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and the children acted out their favourite part.
Two Minute Silence
The children observed the two minute silence today on the playground for Remembrance Day.
We read 'The Sad Skeleton' and used cotton buds to create skeletons.
The children have made Poppies for Remembrance Sunday which they are bringing home to display in a window for Remembrance Sunday.
Seasides in the Past
The children looked around a gallery of photos of seasides in the past. We talked about the differences compared to seasides today.
A Healthy Lunchbox
The children designed a Healthy Lunchbox in Science this week and we talked about how much food in each food group is required for a balanced lunch.
There were some amazing pumpkins brought in by Severn Class. Well done! Severn Class enjoyed going on the Pumpkin Trail to see all the other pumpkins made by other children in the school.
Reading Around Town Challenge
Congratulations to those children who have achieved the first stage in the Reading Around Town Challenge and recieved their book mark prize.
What a busy week!
We have started our 'Amazing Me' topic in Science so the children have been busy creating self portraits. Our text in Literacy is 'Flotsam' which is a story without no words. It's about a camera which is found on a beach. We have had some fabulous cameras created with Lego and the children have enjoyed looking at other story books without words.
The children have been practising numeracy skills along with their fine motor skills by pegging the correct number of pegs on the number card. They have been using adjectives in the writing table to describe objects and characters.
Using Our Senses
We tasted Watermelon today - Yummy!
Landscapes Using Different Media
We looked at seaside images from different artists like Renoir and Van Gogh. We used different materials to create a texture on top of the image. The children have created their own seaside scene which will be painted with watercolours next week.
Loose Parts Area
The children are enjoying exploring our new Loose Parts Area. We are always looking for new resources to add to it so if anyone has any of the following and would be willing to donate them we would be most grateful. Thank you in advance.
We all enjoyed a music workshop today and learnt about body percussion. They then created a lovely Soundscape.
We have been looking at 2d and 3D shapes in maths. Please practice these with your child at home and look for examples of them in the house and the environment.
The children enjoyed going on a Minibeast hunt around the school grounds
Eco Council Representative
Congratulations to Nadia who was elected by her fellow pupils to represent Severn Class on the School Eco Council. She enjoyed her first litter pick today with the rest of the School Eco Council.
The Giant's Chant.
The children sang The Giant's Chant out in the sunshine and then we played 'The giant says' ( an alternative version of Simon Says!).
School Council Representative
Congratulations to Hattie Thomas who was elected by her fellow pupils to represent Severn Class on the School Council.
We explored different ways of moving and changing direction of travel in PE this week.
The children are enjoying eating their bagels in the morning when they come to school.
Our Darwin Value this term is Bouncebackabilty. We have talked about how we can support each other to bounce back when things are not going so well. The children created flowers based on the story 'Bloom'.
The children have had lots of fun exploring Severn Class this week and they have all settled really well.
World Book Day 2020
Severn class enjoyed reading books at intermittent times throughout the day today.
Feeding the Axolotl
Oscar and Malena fed the axolotl today.
We have been practising mixing colours and creating artwork in the style of Kandinsky. Look out for our Masterpiece Artwork coming soon!!!
We are going to be doing Gymnastics this term in PE. Today we moved like animals from cold places - snow owls, penguins, polar bears and snow hares.
Severn Class have created planet collages using a variety of materials and thinking about Hot and Cold colours.
The children have made some lovely patterns with the pattern blocks.
Children In Need
Well done Severn class for coming to school in pyjamas to support Children in Need. We also did the Joe Wicks Big Morning Move!
Design and Technology
We have made slider moving pictures.
The children have been practising their sending and receiving skills this week in PE. They are enjoying wearing the new PE t-shirts and look very smart!
Today we carried out our first science experiment. We investigated materials that melt when heated. We found that chocolate and wax crayons melted quickly, soap melted a little bit and rock and marble didn't melt at all. We had so much fun!
This week's challenge in the construction area was to build a rocket with the k-nex.
The children have been busy using playdough to create Aliens.
Squirrels Forest School
Today we became explorers and armed with our magnifying glass we set out discovering all sorts of interesting things!
There have been some amazing space buggies made in the Construction Area this week using k-nex.
Severn class have made paper planets this week using a variety of materials.
Hedgehogs Forest School
Today we embraced the rain and enjoyed jumping in puddles! We also got the chance to get really close to a spider and examine the incredible web it had built!
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF ...the children have enjoyed making rockets this week.
Feeding the Axolotl
Daisy enjoyed feeding the axolotl today.
Eco Council Representative
We are proud to announce that the Eco Council Representative from Severn Class is Jack Brick Mason.
Squirrels really enjoyed their first Forest School session of year 1.
They explored the site, played in fairy hollow and created dinner parties.
This week we have been exploring the big feeling of 'fear'. We read the story of The Frightened Fairie by Kay Brophy and then we talked about what we were afraid of. We discussed ways of dealing with this feeling and the children have enjoyed creating fairies with lollipop sticks.
We had a brilliant music session with Mr Pierce. We played clapping games and by the end of the lesson we were reading musical notes! We are very excited to start our music sessions with Mrs O'Brien next week!
Severn Class School Council Representative
We are proud to announce that our School Council representative from Severn class is Poppy Gray.
Severn class have begun reading our class novel, James and the Giant Peach. We will be listening to a little part of the story each day.