Thursday, 29 September 2016

Line Dancing

In PE we have been learning some choreography for a line dancing routine. All members of staff who have been lucky enough to walk through the hall while we have been practicing and performing have been astounded. I'm sure you will agree...

Ella in our class filmed the video. Next week we will try from a different angle, to include more children in the shot.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Welcome 2016-17 Cohort!!!

We've had a full on start to the term. Making sure we have all the basics for learning for this year.

We have been counting physical objects, Finding one more and one less than a number and have started adding two one-digit numbers.

In English we have been looking at stories with repeated and predictable phrases in. Starting off with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Little Red Hen. Which has linked very nicely to our Science and PE topics.

Today we acted out the story of The Little Red Hen in small groups. We have some expressive members of the class which gets me very excited for our Christmas Production. Check them out for yourself.

Our bean plants are coming along nicely. Small One has the tallest plant so far standing at 14cm tall, measured by Lacey. We're still waiting on some of the bean plants to make their appearances, but it has become a very exciting experiment to follow over the coming weeks.  

In PE we have looked at movement and reacting to the stimulus of music. Moving in different ways, like different insects. The flight of the bumblebee made us move quickly whereas there was some beautiful fluttering of arms whilst listening to a slower piece of classical music.
Next we played out the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, going from a small body shape of an egg to transitioning to a caterpillar and chrysalis then finally a butterfly.
This week we have started learning a line dancing routine with basic actions such as bending knees and clapping in time to the music. Put on achey breaky heart and ask for a performance. I'm really excited for next Tuesday when we can add more moves to the routine. 
I'll add some videos of this next week when we've practiced a bit more.

In RE we have been looking at the natural world and went on a nature walk to find objects that aren't man-made. Here are some of the things we found.

Freddie and Molly (09.09.16)
Donny-Lee and Small One (15.09.16)

Neat Presentation 
James (09.09.16)
Erin (15.09.16)

Star Writer 
Lucia (15.09.16)