We have been reading the book 'Supertato!' We have been busy planting our own super potatoes!
In maths we have been learning about measuring. We measured ourselves as a class and then took photos of our partners with objects that were bigger than them and smaller than them. We read the book Superworm and then measured lots of Superworms too!
In PE, we have been moving like superheroes. We have practised moving over, under and through whilst using the gymnastics equipment.
This half term, Squirrels have become SUPERHEROES!! Look at our superhero names and powers.
Christmas Jumper / Christmas Dinner Day
Nativity - Angel Express - Tuesday 11th December 2017
Decorating the Christmas Tree
Phonics Discovery Cafe
Waterproof Experiment - We started the day by exploring exactly what waterproof meant. We began by using our wellies and investigated whether our feet would get wet if we squirted water on them! We then used an example of a teddy bear needing a waterproof coat in preparation for a teddy bears picnic. In groups, Squirrels tested the different materials before writing their results on their chart whether the material was waterproof or not. They knew whether the material was waterproof if the teddies they were observing in the tub got wet or not.
The Gunpowder Plot - Today Squirrels have been learning the story of Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot. We read through the story and then had a go at acting out the story too! We learnt that King James (Eva) was the King of England however many people didn't like him. Guy Fawkes (Alex) and his friends (Blake, Elsie, Harry and Henry) came up with a plan to blow up King James and The Houses of Parliament. They secretly put 36 barrels of gunpowder underneath the The Houses of Parliament. However the King's guards (Ben, Tati, Isabelle, Owen and Toby) soon discovered the hidden barrels and immediately arrested Guy Fawkes and his friends. The chief guard (William) locked them away into jail. It was great story telling from everyone!
Monday 16th October 2017 - Colchester Zoo
September 2017 - Settling into routine and name writing
24.5.17 - Well done Squirrels for all of your hard work leading up to our class assembly today. You were all brilliant today and very brave for standing up and remembering your lines! We took a few pictures during our rehearsal yesterday to share with you! Thank you parents for coming and watching - it was great to see so many of you there. Also thank you for helping to clean up the church, wash cups etc It was much appreciated on a very busy day!
3.5.17 - We had a great time at Wattisham! We looked at different types of helicopters, tried on different bits of uniform, sat in a life raft, went in an army van and saw a helicopter take off! A very exciting afternoon!
28.2.17 - We have had a great day celebrating Shrove Tuesday. The morning began with making our own pancakes. The children helped to measure and weigh the flour and milk before whisking in an egg to make the batter. They then helped to cook the pancakes. As a school we then enjoyed pancake races after break time. This afternoon we made our own money boxes ready to support Kagera during their drought.
07.02.17 Safer Internet Day
Today we have been learning about how to stay safe when using the internet. As a class we talked about when we use the internet and what we do on it. We then listened to a story about 'Smartie the Penguin' who had some decisions to make about staying safe. We talked as a class that it is always a good idea to ask our Mummy, Daddy or another grown up that we know when we are unsure about something online
3/2/17 - Christingle Service. The whole school joined in St. Mary's Church today. The children made their own Christingle. The orange represents the world. The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ. The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God’s creations. The lit candle represents Jesus’s light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness.
13.1.17 - We had a fantastic morning in the snow today! We used the snow to help write our new tricky words that we have learnt - 'he' and 'she' - before enjoying lots of time to build snowmen, throw snowballs and enjoy some time in the snow!
12.1.17 - Today we worked in groups to investigate whether objects would float or sink. We predicted whether an object would float or sink before we tested them out. We then recorded our results in a table.
29.11.16 - Germs We talked about how there are bad germs that are so small we can't see them. These bad germs can be spread which means we can get coughs, colds, tummy aches or sometimes makes us sick. To support that understanding we used paint to demonstrate how bad germs could spread if I didn't wash my hands after sneezing or coughing. Before long everyone in Squirrels had touched the bad germs! We then discussed the importance of washing our hands before eating and cooking and always washing our hands after going to the toilet.
25.11.16 - GB Athlete Visit. Wow - what an amazing morning we have had! We started our morning by doing our sponsored circuits with World Champion sailor Sam Brearey. We worked hard and were very tired at the end! We then enjoyed an assembly with Sam where we found out lots about him and then asked him questions.
22.11.16 Squirrels continue to learn valuable skills as they prepare some yummy food during our cooking sessions.
10.11.16 Mock Wedding
We continue to work hard in our Mathematics and Phonics sessions. We are getting really good at forming our letters and numbers correctly.
08.11.16 We had a fantastic time at Prince's Street Fire Station!
21.10.16 - We enjoyed performing 'Dingle Dangle Scarecrow' to the whole school, parents, grandparents, residents and governors at our Harvest Service on Wednesday.
14.10.16 Last week we were really lucky that PCSO Denise Ford came in to talk to us all about how important her job is. We talked about her job role and how she helps us, road safety and some other services that help us too. We were really excited to try on some police uniform before getting the chance to go in her police car!
23rd September 2016 - The first few weeks of school have been very busy. The children have settled well and are enjoying a range of activities and independent learning. They have worked hard creating pictures of themselves using paint and pastels.