Fox Class Weekly Updates 16/02/2024

This week fox class has become musicians, they have been learning to play the recorder and how to play hot cross buns. On their chrome books we found a site called Music Lab so the children have been very creative in making their own musical masterpiece using their names. In Maths we have been focusing on Multiplications and going on TTRS to Reinforce our learning. In English we have been having great discussions about climate change and the way it is affecting our planet and what we can do to solve the problem, also we have talked about analysing an argument and what makes an argument? And the key features. We had some great input from the class.


Otter Class Weekly update 16/02/2024

We’ve had a brilliant week in Otter class and have been working very hard as always. We started a new music unit in our topic lessons and had a fantastic time  using Chromebooks to compose pieces of music and making links to artists.

On Wednesday we learnt about the history of Valentines, and all had great fun making, baking and creating goodies for our grown-ups as a little thank you for all that you do. We started off the morning making chocolate bark and coated strawberries. Later on we made some heart-shaped sugar cookies which we then decorated. We also made some beautiful cards and shared a story ‘Love Grows Everywhere’ which highlights the importance of love in families and communities. In our English lessons we have been finishing ‘Diary of a Wombat’, Year 1 and 2 have produced some super sentence stacks and on Friday had a go at writing their own diary entries for this week, including lots of description in their writing. Reception children created a sequence for the week and produced some amazing  illustrations to go alongside.  

In our maths we have been diving deeper into our division unit. We have been working on solving a range of fluency, problem solving and reasoning questions and working out whether we need to divide by 2, 5 or 10. Reception children have

been continuing to master their numbers and have been learning about doubles and adding groups together. 

We all look forward to enjoying a well deserved rest over half term, well done Otters.

Hedgehogs Forest Preschool Weekly Updates 16/02/2024

This week has been ‘Love Week’ at Hedgehogs nursery.  Inspired by Valentine’s day, we shared stories of warm, happy feelings and talked about the special people and things that we care about.  Some of us talked about family members, pets, memories of places we’ve been and things we have done that bring sunshine into our lives when we think of them. We decorated hearts with rose petals, printed colourful heart patterns and mixed love potions to let our friends and family know how much they mean to us.  It was fun to throw the pretty petals in the air and watch them float down like confetti. Food is definitely something our Hedgehogs love and we all enjoyed a pancake snack on Shrove Tuesday.  It was fun to mix our own pancakes in the sandpit, sing songs about pancakes and even have a pancake race! At the end of the week, we made rocky road as a sweet Valentine’s treat.  We said goodbye and wished a couple of our Hedgehog friends much love and happiness at their new home and nursery.

Fox Class Weekly Updates 12/02/2024

It has been another busy week!!

The children have been learning about the works of John Brunsdan the famous printer. They looked into how he would draw his pictures and the colours he used. The children were given 3 tasks to create their own, 1st drawing was in pencil, 2nd task was to paint and the 3rd was to do a collage picture. We have started music and have been learning about Hans Zimmer the German film composer, the children have put together a fact file about his achievements. We have also been listening to his music that he has composed and trying to work out what instruments they could hear. In English we worked really hard to produce a long independent write all about global warming. We thought carefully about the impacts of climate change and what may be done to combat it in an effort to help save our world. We had some really interesting discussions and ideas of what we could do as a school to help In Maths we have been focussing on fluency through Arithmetic lessons. We have also continued to practise our multiplication and have been using TTRockstars to support this. 


Otter Class Weekly Updates 12/02/2024

We’ve had another fantastic week in Otter class and have been working hard as always. We started a new Art unit in our topic lessons and had great fun learning all about dot painting and the range of techniques used to create this. We even had a go at creating our own which was a great success. We started a new text in our English lessons called ‘Diary of a Wombat’ and have spent the week imagining what it would be like if we were all wombats! Year 1 and 2 have produced some super sentences and Reception children have been thinking of descriptive words and actions to go alongside these. In our maths we have started to look at division, through investigating equal groups by grouping and sharing. We have had great fun sorting, sharing and grouping the animals in our small world corner. Reception children have been continuing to master their numbers and have been learning about matching pairs. Reception children made good use of the better weather earlier in the week and enjoyed being able to get back outside and make use of fantastic outdoor area. We all look forward to continuing our learning next week and enjoying a well deserved rest over half term.  

Hedgehogs Forest Preschool Weekly Updates 12/02/2024

The blustery start to the week saw us harnessing the power of the wind.  We made windy wands and enjoyed watching the ribbons dance.  Rachel taught us the cow hitch knot so we could tie ribbons to our bikes and scooters.  Even our tractor ended up looking fabulous!  We blew bubbles and watched the direction the wind carried them. We were inspired by the story ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ where George the Giant gives his shirt to a goat as a sail for a boat.  We investigated ways of making little boats using different materials. It was fun to blow the sails and watch them bob along on the water.  We discovered conker cases make excellent boats- even when pushed under the water they easily float back up!  By the end of the week, the wild wind had been replaced by relentless rain and we were glad of our cosy classroom.  To celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week we read the story ‘Elmer’ and reflected on how everyone is special in their own way.  We enjoyed expressing ourselves by decorating our own colourful elephants. 

Fox Class Weekly Updates 05/02/2024

It seems to have been a bumper week of activity for the Fox class.  The highlight being their trip to the Norfolk Snowsports Centre on Wednesday for a thrilling tubing session.  It may have been cold but that did not deter the excitement of hurtling down the slopes in a rubber ring.  It all started gently as individuals overcame their fears but as they became more confident children joined together to form groups.  By the end a huge finale circle descended like a twirling Mexican wave – screams and all. It seems to have been a bumper week of activity for the Fox class.  The highlight being their trip to the Norfolk Snowsports Centre on Wednesday for a thrilling tubing session.  It may have been cold but that did not deter the excitement of hurtling down the slopes in a rubber ring.  It all started gently as individuals overcame their fears but as they became more confident children joined together to form groups.  By the end a huge finale circle descended like a twirling Mexican wave – screams and all. 

Singing of number songs echoed around the playground at lunchtime. 

Marvellous Mathematicians 

Otter Class Weekly Updates 05/02/2024

We’ve had another brilliant week in Otter class and have been working super hard. This week we have started our History unit in topic lessons and have been learning about the indigenous people of Australia. We have been mark making, designing boomerangs and learning about their ways of life.

In our English, we have continued to look at our narrative, ‘At the Beach’, on Monday we all had a go at creating our own version of Crabby Spit and used sand and craft materials to create our beach scenes. Year 1 and 2 have produced some fantastically detailed sentence stacks. Reception children have been thinking about using descriptive language too, and on Thursday we all imagined what it would be like to be a pirate finding a shipwreck. In our Maths this week Year 1 and 2 have been continuing their learning on repeated addition and multiplication, this week focussing on 5s. They have all been superstar mathematicians and have worked very hard to solve a range of questions and word problems. Reception children have been continuing their work on numbers, this week focusing on 6,7,8. They have completed a range of activities to support this and even created a banquet using items from their kitchen corner on Wednesday! On Friday, we took part in Number Day across the school. At playtime we had a go at solving, code breaking and singing number related rhymes. In Otter class we focussed on measuring, we had great fun measuring out ingredients for cookies and later on in the morning things took a sticky turn when we had a go at measuring out and mixing our own slime! We also made, decorated and measured foot rulers. 

Hedgehogs Forest Preschool Weekly Updates 05/02/2024

To celebrate National Storytelling week, we have been sharing some of our favourite tales and acting them out in our play.  Seeing the children sitting snugly in the little play house, inspired Rachel to retell the Julia Donaldson classic ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’. The children had great fun pretending to be the different characters in the story. We visited our Wild Area and were excited to find numbered pictures of birds dotted around.  We were curious about the different colours and features of the birds.  Some had long tails, others had curved beaks but they all had two legs. One of our creative Hedgehogs named a bird with yellow feathers ‘The Goldilocks bird’!  Using natural materials like bark and leaves, we made a bird sculpture in our garden. The end of the week saw us having fun with numbers as we celebrated the NSPCC’s Number Day.

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