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We have been looking at ourselves to see how we have changed since we were babies and talking about the things we can do now as we have grown up.
At the writing table the children are developing their pencil control by drawing pictures of their family and beginning to write about it. Come and look in the nursery if your child’s work is displayed or check your child’s drawer for work so you can talk about it at home.
The children have enjoyed dress up as fire fighters and putting out the house fire. They have also made fire engines and other types of transport in the garden using the wooden blocks.
The children have been busy making and receiving calls at the fire station.
The children have been keeping fit in the garden by sweeping up the leaves and climbing up the ladder and over the ‘A’ frame. They are getting more confident and independent each day.
We love to hear the children read to us. They can talk about the pictures or make up a simple story.
The children enjoy cooking in the home corner and naming the different types of food.
We have used different materials to glue a picture of our body. The children are learning to name the different parts of their body and put the parts in the correct area. Talk to your children as you get them dressed or sing songs that help them name parts of their body.
You could sing:
‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes’
‘If you’re happy and you know it…’
‘This is the way we wash our…’
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the ‘Children in Need’ charity. The children all looked lovely in their spotty clothes.
The children were very excited decorating their biscuit with icing and sprinkles. I hope they all enjoyed eating them!
We had a fabulous day last Friday for Black History. The children enjoyed learning about different cultures. Doug came in and we all enjoyed hearing stories about Africa, his homeland. He taught them how to play the drums. Everyone took turns drumming or dancing it was great fun.
When the children went out into the garden they played the drums and the steel pan independently.
Fantastic mehndi and sparkly nail polish
Printing our own fabric.
The reception staff would like to say a big thank to all our parents who volunteered and sent in food for our buffet which we all enjoyed.
Hi year 1,
Below are some links to some fun games. Have a go at them in the Easter holidays to practise your phonics. Tell your teacher how you got on.
Good luck! 🙂
In maths we are learning how to multiply using arrays to help us. Please follow the link to practise. Comment to let me know how you got on.
Miss Carrington 🙂
What an amazing start back to school! Both Year 4 classes, have enjoyed taking part in a range of activities exploring what it means to be part of the St John’s family. This year is going to be great! Miss Pimlott, Miss Brittle and I feel so lucky to be your teachers.
We’ve got a great, new exciting topic called, ‘Invasion!’ We’re going to be looking at the people who invaded Roman Britain and the treasure that they found!
To help kick start our topic, we would like you to find the answer to this question…
Why did the Romans leave Britain?
There are lots of different reasons! Can you work them all out?!
Have a go at using these websites to help you find out!
Hello Year 5
As you know, our new K.I.R.F is to learn our number bonds to 1 – in decimals. This game is great for practice!
Just remember, we are only looking at decimals to 1 decimal place. That means we are working in tenths. Ten tenths makes 1 – so it’s very similar to number bonds to ten.
1 + 9 = 10 (1 whole and 9 wholes = ten wholes)
0.1 + 0.9 = 1 (1 tenth and 9 tenths = 10 tenths – which is the same as 1 whole)
Mrs Large and Mrs Hughes
We had a fabulous day last Friday for Black History Day, with a phase rotation for the classes in Year 5 and 6! We learnt about lots of different cultures around the world, including creating Arabic artwork, Bhangra dancing, and researching black Victorian and Tudor women We also enjoyed experiencing food from different cultures , storytelling, mendhi and hair braiding.
Thank you to all the parents who gave their time to make this such a memorable day. It was great to see the children in clothes that celebrate who they are – they looked fantastic!
As Mrs Seyour said, we are all unique, but together we are complete.