Super Daisy and the Peril of Planet Pea!

We have been having great fun in class today reading the brilliant story of Super Daisy and the Peril of Planet Pea by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt. After retelling the story this morning, we spent the afternoon working in pairs to create a story map of the story before we retold the story verbally using our story maps and in our own words. We hope you enjoy listening to our stories as much as we enjoyed recording them. Here we all are about to present to the class and press play to listen to us in action!

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Our learning today

Today we have enjoyed working on Mathletics on the ipads. We were practising our adding to 10 and 5. We all thought it was easy! Our reception children played maths games with Mrs Procter.

This morning we also did some excellent counting on with numbers. We also did PE where we did a new song called head, shoulders, knees and toes. This afternoon Mr Rockey taught us and read us a story at the end of the day.

5 Sentence Challenge

Here is a wonderful picture prompt that we used a few weeks ago but you told me there is so much more to see that I thought we could have another go at writing some brilliant sentences. This image is taken from Mrs Skinner’s Five Sentence Challenge website Please write your five fantastic sentences in a comment.

Making Minibeasts!

This week we were lucky enough to have Kate from the Wiltshire Scrapstore come to school and bring with her lots of materials for us to make our own minibeasts. As you can see from our photographs, we had a wonderful time and made some amazing creatures!

Our visit to Langford Lakes

Earlier this week Thistle and Clover class were lucky enough to visit Langford Lakes as part of their topic on plants and insects. With an opportunity to pond dip and to even go on a minibeast orienteering course, everyone had the most fantastic day. My thanks to Mrs Williams for the photos which clearly show that everyone had a great time and were a credit to the school. Well done everyone!

History Day

Today we have all been working together to learn about a famous person in History – Louis Braille. We spent the morning discussing his life story and working in pairs, with Thistle class and Clover class working beautifully together to produce a super book of his life story. In the afternoon everyone then got the chance to create some braille patterns of their own and to understand.

Here are the children hard at work and describing what they have learnt in their own words:

Light and Dark

This week the children in Thistle class have been excited about their new IPC topic, Light and Dark. Everyone had the chance to make dens (huge fun) and then test out how dark they were with torches. A fantastic way to begin another exciting learning journey and here are some photos of the children having fun:

Making Hobby Horses

This afternoon the children of Thistle class all sat down together and discussed what they enjoyed and found difficult about making their hobby horses. They then recorded the whole process in their own words. Here they are: