Well done Cherries for your great performance of the Little Red Hen at Harvest Festival in the church - and for bringing in so much food for the Food Bank - thank you. I hope the headbands didn't get too soggy on the way home..
This week's highlight was making beautiful tree pictures with Mrs Morris with sponge printing, stencilling and finger painting. (All these techniques are great for strengthening fingers).
Thank you so much to H for bringing in the lava rock. We had a lot of fun doing an experiemnt to see how many water bottles weighed the same and it created a lot of excitement in the classroom.
We have been busy making words with our letter sounds and learning new sounds (g, o, c, k and ck). Try making words with the new sounds in your tin!
This week we have been enjoying the autumnal weather. We hunted for leaves in the playground and found some cherry and sycamore leaves which were great for making leaf rubbings.
The children are doing so well with their letter sounds. This week we learnt i, n, m and d and have been practising listening out for the first sound in words. I hope you enjoy practising your sounds in the little tins. See how many words you can make!
Another successful PE lesson with Mrs Morris - as you can see!
It is lovely to see how creative the children are with the big wooden blocks outside and the construction toys inside.
The new experience this week was going to a whole school singing assembly on Wednesday and a poetry celebration assembly on Thursday. Cherry Class sat beautifully through both.
Thank you for all the star moments. We love sharing them.
This week we started learning our letter sounds and on Monday we all got quite overexcited about 's' (especially Mrs PC!). We drew snakes and s's on the playground in chalk - which we washed off with squirty bottles of water, cut out snakes and had a go at writing waving lines. We also learnt the songs and actions for a, t and p. On Tuesday Cherry Class had their first PE lesson with Mrs Morris and she was amazed at how well everyone got changed. She would like to say a big thank you for excellent labelling of clothes too!
As promised, we got the dressing up box out and it was lovely to see all the conversations that the children had with each other. I have seen lots of new friendships being formed this week and everyone seems to be settling in really well.
Another happy, busy week in Cherry Class. I have really enjoyed listening to the children share their 'All About Me' t-shirts with the class, and they have made a cheerful display in the classroom.
This week our highlights were discovering lots of games on the interactive whiteboard, using the mini whiteboards to make patterns as a whole class, and venturing in to Maple Class on Friday afternoon for our shared Golden Time. We also braved the wind and the rain under the parachute and made the most of the sunny spots to make dens using the large wooden blocks.
Mrs Morris has taught the children some songs about spiders and bees so all the children have made little egg-box spiders as props. Bees will be next!
You might have also heard about the excitement of the fire alarm practise!
The children have done so well in Cherry Class this week. They have all got into the swing of having a school lunch and finding out what's in the Playpod at playtime. We have had a musical week this week: we had our first visit from Melanie and her guitar, a lovely singsong with Mrs Morris, and also had a go at playing the instruments in our class music box.
We have started to share our 'All About Me' t-shirts with the class and it has been lovely finding out about each other.
All the Cherries have a special place on the alphabet rug whenever we have 'Carpet Time'. Ask your Cherry who they sit next to on the carpet and which letter they sit on!
Welcome to Cherry Class! It has been lovely getting to know your children this week and to see how well they have settled in just three mornings!
We have already had a tour of the school, been out at playtime (and learnt how to line up), met our Year 6 buddies and have enjoyed making new friends and exploring the classroom inside and out.
Term 1: All About Me
Here are a few things we have made for our transport topic.. We completed a transport survey of vehicles along Station road and were surprised how busy it was.
As you can see, we had a lovely day in Bitton on the Avon Valley Railway Steam train. We were brilliantly looked after by four volunteers who spent the day making sure that we were entertained and happy. They arranged activities in the carriage while we were on the train, a film about transport past and present, a demonstration of pulling a heavy load without wheels and a tour of the station, among other things. We even managed to fit in a play in the playground next to the station. Cherry Class were beautifully behaved and it was a day we will all remember!
We had the chance to try archery this week. I was so impressed with your bow and arrow skills. Well done!
We were so lucky to have the opportunity to hatch chicks in Cherry Class. Thank you so much Mr Collins for lending us your incubator and brooder and helping us to hatch 20 healthy chicks. We enjoyed having them in the class for two weeks and it was amazing to see how much they grew (and ate!) in such a short time. It was exiting to see the different colour eggs and the different breeds of chicks that hatched too. The whole school enjoyed holding the chicks during Chick Club at lunchtime too. We miss their chirping in the classroom!
We were so lucky to have a visit from a lamb this term, to bring our animal topic to life. It was so well behaved and let us feed it from a bottle. What a treat!
This term Cherry Class have had one excitement after the other: the unexpected snow, the build up to the Panto and the Panto itself, bedtime stories in school in our pyjamas, dressing up for World Book Day, Female Friday and then the Bulb Show!
While all of this has going on we have been busy in class too! We started off the term making our role play area into Clutton Café, learning about healthy food and where our food comes from, and counting in pennies. We have also been making up number stories with farm animals and have started writing simple number sentences to record them. This week we explored doubling with the help of Doubling Donald.
We ventured out on a welly walk (on the coldest day of the year?) to look for signs of Spring, used our digital microscope to look closely at catkins and buds and then a few days later it felt like we were back into Winter again sharing stories of fun in the snow.
We have enjoyed learning the story of the Little Red Hen and made story boxes with our mums when they came into school for Female Friday. We also enjoyed preparing for the Bulb Show and painting pictures of real flowers in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe.
In class we have a new friend – Ollie the Otter. Ollie loves to see our writing whether it is in his diary when we take him home, on labels for our models, writing a café order, a list of friends or writing about our weekends. Ollie was very impressed with the handwriting he saw at the Bulb Show!
Mrs Parkes Cordock