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Welcome to Severn Class!

 

 

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.

  • PE is on a Monday and Thursday . Please ensure that full kit is in school from Monday.  

 

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Design and Technology

The children are going to design, make and eavluate a strong playground structure for the Royal children. In the first lesson they explored construction kits e.g. kinnex, lego and clixi to make a playground structure.

Democracy. 

We have been talking about democracy in our History lessons so we had a democratic vote to choose what story to read - The Gruffalo or The Snail and the Whale.

The Snail and The Whale had the most votes!

100th Birthday 

Severn Class have made some birthday cards for a local lady who will be celebrating her 100th Birthday.

PE

The children are developing their ball and racket skills in PE. 

Science

Our Science topic this half term is Living Things, Habitats and Food Chains. This week the children sorted pictures according to whether the objects were living or non living.

Reading Awards 

Well done to all the children who have received reading awards for reading at home.

Green Fingers 

The children painted green fingers by mixing different shades of green.

Compasses.

The children have made some lovely compasses to practice North, South, East and West.

Computing 

We are learning about algorithms and we have talked about what an algorithm is. We practiced creating algorithms to put clothes on, dress a doll and cross the road.

Geography 

We have been learning about the compass points of North, South, East and West and practiced using them on the playground.

Our Geography topic this term is 'Our Local Area' so we talked about landmarks and features in Shrewsbury.

We created map symbols for Shrewsbury landmarks and then practiced using compass points to give Alien Alice directions to visit places in Shrewsbury.

We had fun at Summer Fun Club this week!

The children have created African Safaris.

Royalty for a day!

In English we have been reading the poem 'If I were King' by A.A Milne so the children made and wore crowns for the day to feel like Kings and Queen.

We have had a lovely first week back. Our Science topic this half term is Animals Including Humans and the children enjoyed creating underwater habitats.

Box Creations 

Reading Awards

History Detectives.

 

Paintings

The children have painted some lovely paintings to be displayed at the Vaccination Centre.

Red Nose Day 

Severn Class enjoyed designing their own red noses and pulling silly faces for Comic Relief.

Calm Brain 

 

More Story Spoons 
Our Science topic is 'Growing' so we looked carefully at some fruit and vegetables and did some observational drawings.
Severn class have enjoyed being reunited together this week and have completed Friendship challenges.
The children enjoyed the Panto performance. 
Story Spoons.

Sorting Suffixes

World Book Day 

The children have enjoyed reading their story books from home. We have also watched some of the Masked Story Readers on the website and tried to guess which teacher is reading the story.

 

Soup

Severn Class enjoyed making and tasting soup today.

Observational Fruit Drawings.

Self Portraits

Spring Term 2021

Happy New Year 

Reading Awards

Bears

A busy week - practicing tricky words with magnetic letters, looking for words ending in ed in story books, putting elastic bands around cardboard tubes and making houses out of lego.
We had a surprise visitor on the decking this morning! He was taken back to his natural environment after we all had a good look at him.
Zoom Fun

Geography Walk

 

The children were excited when it started to snow so we went outside to look at the beautiful snowflakes.

Christmas Party 

The children had a wonderful time this afternoon.

Christmas Fun

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Christmas Jumper Day 
Well done to the children who have been achieved the next Reading Prizes.
A Yummy Christmas Dinner!
Christmas Puppets.
The school nurses came to talk to the children about hand washing.
Well done to everyone who made decorations and decorated paper plates. 
We continued our topic on the Wild Weather by making wind socks.
Shadow Puppets

Travel Show Presentations

The children presented the facts they have learnt about countries in the UK.

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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!!

We are learning about Wild Weather in Science. We looked at different weather symbols and sorted clothes that would be appropriate for different weathers. We talked about the different seasons and made Autumn collages.

Reading Challenge .

Thank you to the children who have brought their reading books from home. We are enjoying reading them as a class.

Christmas Performance.

The children enjoyed recording their songs for the Christmas and sang beautifully. Well done everyone!

Continous Provision

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.

The Weather 

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.

We have been talking about the Natural World and the children created representations of objects using natural objects.

Road Safety

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.

In Geography we have been learning about Physical and Human features of the environment.
In Literacy we sorted books into Non-Fiction and Fiction Books. We then looked at the features of a non-fiction book.

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.

 

UK Posters

We read lots of facts about England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland and made posters about the different countries.

The UK

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.

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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.

Big Feelings

We read 'The Sad Skeleton' and used cotton buds to create skeletons.

Poppies

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.

Pumpkins

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.

Thank you for all the lovely Harvest donations.

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.

The children have created Fairyland with the wooden blocks and drew their own Fairyland. We have also been using the shapes to create pictures and continuing our fun in the Loose Parts Area.

We watched the book fest awards ceremony remotely today!

                         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.

  • wooden curtain rings
  • wooden egg cups
  • wooden napkin rings
  • wooden coasters
  • wooden dolly pegs
  • cotton reels
  • cardboard tubes of different sizes 
  • old picture frames
  • wood off cuts
  • plastic drain pipes 

Big Ben was created in our Loose Parts Area today

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Music Workshop

We all enjoyed a music workshop today and learnt about body percussion. They then created a lovely Soundscape.

 

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Creating a Soundscape

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The children have had another busy week making bead patterns, drawing butterflies and creating snails. We have been learning about using bossy verbs for instructions and so they  ordered the instructions to wash our hands.

Shape 

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 have been busy doing lots of Minibeast activities. They have been building minibeast homes with clixi and drawing and painting  minibeasts. They have continued to practise scissor skills creating symmetrical butterflies. They have been practising their phonics by making oy and oi words with magnetic letters.

Minibeast Hunt

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!).

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Another busy week with Jack and the Beanstalk activities. The children have ordered the size of the beanstalks, sorted the beans (using beads!), created beanstalks with different shades of green and  made a castle for the Giant using Knex. We have also practised letter formation.

School Council Representative

Congratulations to Hattie Thomas who was elected by her fellow pupils to represent Severn Class on the School Council.

PE

We explored different ways of moving and changing direction of travel in PE this week.

Bagels

The children are enjoying eating their bagels in the morning when they come to school.

Darwin Values

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'.

 A Busy Week!
This week we have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk. The  children have been busy building a house Jack with Lego and they have created magic bean patterns using different colours.They have been practising their scissor skills and using magetic letters to make Tricky Words.

Settling In

The children have had lots of fun exploring Severn Class this week and they have all settled really well.

We said good-bye to Malena today and want to wish her good luck for the future.

Thank you Severn Class for being so amazing. We have had lots of fun today - playing games, painting, singing and dancing. Don't forget to put your rainbow pictures up to spread a little happiness. Hope you all stay safe and well.

Today we identified which animals live in which habitats.

Look at the fun we had in Maths!

Severn Class enjoyed playing with the new games they had won by raising the most money in the Sponsored Spell.

KS1 Maths Information Event - Thank you for attending, please see the PowerPoint below if you were not able to attend and the recommended book to support learning.

Well done to Severn Class for winning these prizes by being the class to raise the most money in the Sponsored Spell. The children are looking forward to playing with them.

Attendance Champions for the 6th time!

Severn class have been doing amazing home learning using the borrow bags.

World Book Day 2020

Severn class enjoyed reading books at intermittent times throughout the day today.

The songs below are the songs we are currently learning in Music ahead of the KS1 Singing Festival at Belvidere School.

You Wouldn't Have A Pig As A Pet

I Never Saw A Dinosaur

Baby Animals

If You Were A Turkey

My Dragon

The Animal Train

When The Sun Goes Down

You Will Never Meet A Dodo

Severn Class have put a huge effort into their 'Book in a Bag' for World Book Day. Here are just a few!

Feeding the Axolotl

Oscar and Malena fed the axolotl today.

Attendance Champions again! 100%! Well done Severn Class!

Living, Non-Living or Never Alive?

Art

We have been practising mixing colours and creating artwork in the style of Kandinsk