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Birch Class (February '23)

Birch class had lots of fun at the Flip theatre - learning about our feelings and how other people feel.  It was very interesting listening to their ideas.

Number day was so much fun - we all were different numbers and did lots of fun number activities and games.

This week in maths we have been using non standard measures to measure things... we are moving towards standard measures and rulers.

Tuesday was safer internet day and we  learnt about our digital footprint.  We learnt that every time we go on line we add to our digital footprint.  It was very interesting what we go on line for.

Lots of us have learnt to play Dobble.... have a go during the holidays!!  We think it's a super game!

Cherry Class (February '23)

It has been as busy as ever in Cherry class. We have started a new, non-fiction book in English this week called 'Funny Bums, Freaky Beaks and other incredible creature features'. We have already learnt some amazing facts about unusual animals and their even more unusual body parts! Did you know, a hairy frog pops out its toe bones through its skin when it senses danger, to appear as if it has claws.

We also celebrated Number Day last week to raise money for the charity, NSPCC. We dressed up in/as numbers and patterns and enjoyed playing lots of games centered around number. We also got to take part on a carousel of activities set up by Mrs Oakley in the hall. We wished it could be number day every day!

Hazel Class (February '23)

We enjoyed Maths Number day with activities and dressing up. We have also been working with money in our Maths lessons. We have been singing with Mr. Pettifer in Music on Mondays. Seed planting and bulb planting has been part of Science, while in English we are making sure our punctuation is correct, for example by using question marks in writing about 'Incredible Creatures'. On 'Safer Internet Day' we talked about how to stay safe online. Art has seen us making collages and raised prints in the shape of weather motifs to use for some printing fun!

Birch Class (January '23)

We have been busy in Birch learning about seasonal changes in the UK - focusing on apple trees as well as naming the different countries that make up the UK  and their capital cities.  Can you name them?  We have also been thinking about how we approach learning - are you a Tigger or an Eeyore?  We are trying to be Tigger a LOT!!!

We really enjoyed our workshop on emotions and feelings too!

Cherry Class (January '23)

In Cherry class recently, we have been learning about the UK. We have been identifying and locating the four countries within the Untied Kingdom and their capital cities. We also used atlas and large scale maps to help us.

In DT, we have learnt all about wheels and their mechanics. We have already planned our vehicles using diagrams and labels. We're really looking forward to now making our vehicles this week. Thank you for all the box donations, they are greatly appreciated 🙂

In English, we have been focusing on short stories written by Beatrix Potter. We have really loved listening to the stories and looking at the beautiful illustrations. We will be using The Tale of the Two Bad Mice to adapt and write our own versions this week, just like Potter!

Hazel Class

In Science we have been looking at 'Seasonal Changes' : going outside to record what the winter season is like and predicting the changes of Spring and also learning about animal life cycles.  Art is all about 'Rain and Sunrays' and we have been sketching, trying out various drawing tools such as softer pencils, ink and charcoal, and investigating the properties of materials which we will be using to print with. In P.E. we are continuing to develop our ball skills and we took part in the Flip workshop this week. We have been recording the weather twice every day for Geography work and in English we have been planning and then writing up a story in Beatrix Potter's style. We are recognising and counting up money in Maths, and measuring temperature using a thermometer.

Birch Class (January '23)

In Maths we have been exploring 3D shapes, learning about which ones roll and which ones stack. We sorted out pictures of real life objects and matched them with the correct name. We were also exploring all around us to find things we use everyday and name what shape they are. 

In English we have been looking at the Author Beatrix Potter and have been learning about her as an author and the tales that she had written. 

In RE we have been learning about the groups that we belong to, we found out that we belong to a lot of amazing groups such as our families, sports clubs, table groups, class groups, friendship groups and Chaulden school. 

Cherry Class (January '23)

In Cherry class this week, we started our new topic of classic tales, focusing on Beatrix Potter. We learnt a lot about Potter’s life and how her love for animals grew as she did. We then read the Tale of the Two Bad Mice, who got up to lots of mischief in a doll's house!

In Maths, we have been exploring 3D shapes. We used objects from around our classroom to help us identify common 3D shapes such as cylinders, cubes and spheres. We also compared these shapes and started to describe their properties. 

A very big thank you to Cherry class as well, for making Miss Battams feel so welcome at Chaulden Infants'. 

Hazel Class (January '23)

In Art we have started our Topic Rain and Sunrays by looking at weather motifs and then have enjoyed making them from natural materials, for example rainbows, clouds, sun and rain, and snowflakes. In Maths we are measuring with cm rulers and in English we have been reading Beatrix Potter stories. For P.E. we had fun in our new Ball Skills topic, trying to shoot goals and aim at a target.

Hazel Class (December '22)

In Hazel class we have been getting creative - sewing and making seasonal craft. For P.E. sessions we have been focussing on teamwork. We have been learning about the Nativity story, through acting and writing. We also had fun making tracks for the programmable 'Beebots' to travel around.

Year 1 - Birch (November '22)

In Birch class we have been looking at 'teen numbers, we have worked hard putting them in order and counting on from 10. We have also been working on writing our numerals correctly. 

We enjoyed the panto Jack and the Beanstalk, our English lessons have been all about Jack and the Beanstalk in lots of different variations. We have been looking at characters, feelings, and different settings.

Year 1/2 Cherry (November '22)

In Cherry class we have been very busy..... most of us showed off our dance moves at the Spooky Disco, we have been using our observational skills to start our portrait work - we looked at some famous portraits and then had a go at creating our own, we have been investigating numbers to 20 and comparing them. We also really enjoyed the "Jack and the Beanstalk" pantomime this week - after it we wrote about it, made our own beanstalk, had a competition to see who could make the longest beanstalk and made story maps of the story.  We also listened to many variations of the story - did you know that in one the giant got catapulted to outer space and in another one the beanstalk created magic jelly beans!!

Year 2 - Hazel (November '22)

In Science we having been testing different materials to see which would make the best colourful bunting to have outdoors. In Art we have been looking at famous artist's self-portraits and drawing our own, plus making funny face collages. Maths has been about multiplication -we have been working on multiplying in 5's. For our English we enjoyed watching the 'Jack and the Beanstalk' show on Tuesday this week and have been reading some other versions of the story in class.

Year 1 - Birch (October '22)

In Literacy we have been finding verbs from The swallow's journey and using these with actions. The children used their best handwriting to write some of the words we found. 

In History we have looked at Black history month and have understood more about Rosa Parks and her story. We have been drawing her and acting out the scenario that happened to her on the bus. The children worked really hard to stay in their roles. We talked a lot about how Rosa was feeling and how proud we were of her actions. 

In Maths we have been working hard to understand part, part whole models and using these to support our addition and subtraction. 

Year 1/2 Cherry (October '22)

In Cherry we have been busy improving our fine motor skills by using play dough to make words we have been learning in phonics. We have been using our phonics books to enhance our phonics learning. As it is Black History Month we have been learning about famous people - ask us about Michelle Obama!! We have also spent time thinking about our emotions and feelings and linking them to colours. It has been enlightening!!

Year 2 - Hazel (October '22)

In Science we have been sorting materials by placing them in Venn diagrams. We have worked on rolls, jumps and balances in P.E.. In History - Childhood :  we have shared photos of special events. Shade and Shelter is our new DT topic and we had great fun building shelters.

Year 1 - Birch (30.9.22)

 Have been Computing wizards! They have learnt a big, new word 'algorithm' - a process or set of rules/instructions to be followed. The children have been busy creating their own algorithms to get their friends to draw a crazy character.

Year 1/2 Cherry (30.9.22)

Have had an exciting time this week developing their geographical knowledge. They have been busy creating maps and discussing different geographical features they could see.

Year 2 - Hazel (30.9.22)

In PE we have been exploring the apparatus, balancing and jumping. Our Materials topic in Science has been all about sorting and grouping materials. We are continuing to use primary and secondary colours in our Artwork. For History we sorted our own photos on a timeline and had fun talking about them! In English our sentences are getting interesting as we are using linking words like: because and when, while for Maths we have been thinking about place value, number bonds and number patterns.

Year 1 - Birch (September 2022)

We have been busy in Birch! We have started our learning about “Everyday Materials” and have been searching out objects made from fabric, plastic, metal and wood.  We have also been working on our teamwork skills and working in groups to sort objects into the materials they are made from.  We have also been showing off our mathematical knowledge and using vocabulary like “more than, less than and equal to”. 

Year 1/2 Cherry (September 2022)

In Cherry we have been super busy—getting to all about your new friends in our class AS WELL AS exploring colour mixing and sorting and discussing everyday materials.  We have been to the library, done homework and been reading our fantastic new books.

Year 2 - Hazel (September 2022)

We have started our topic about Childhood which is a History based topic. The children have looked at photographs of Victorian artefacts and learned about and written about how the objects/toys /clothes were used. In Science we have started to think about Materials - wood, glass, plastic, stone, fabric and metal - and items which have been made from these, pointing at examples in the classroom. We have also begun our Harvest topic in R.E. and as an initial activity the children had lots of fun making fruit kebabs in the colours of the rainbow, to help them think about the 'fruits of the earth'. In Art we are beginning to think about primary and secondary colours, sharing a lovely book- 'Mix It!'