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Wednesday Walk on Kings Croft

posted 4 Oct 2017, 08:15 by Georgina Bradley

We ventured out onto Kings Croft for our Wednesday Walk today. Our task was to collect sticks ready for our den building next week...

       
     




Welcome to School

posted 22 Sep 2017, 08:33 by Georgina Bradley

We are so happy to welcome all of our new children this year. We have had a fantastic start to the term as you can see in the pictures below. In these first few weeks we spend our time getting to know each other and our new classroom. The children are doing really well settling into new routines and environments. Well done everyone.

 

   


   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   
   

   

   

   

   

   
































Thank you!!

posted 21 Jul 2017, 09:30 by Georgina Bradley

We just want to say a HUGE thank you to all parents and children who we have had the pleasure of working with this year. It has been a great year and we are extremely thankful for all of your kindness, support and warm wishes as the year comes to an end. Have a fabulous summer everyone. The Foundation Team :)

Maths and computing in FS2

posted 9 Jun 2017, 08:13 by Georgina Bradley

This week we set our children the challenge, not only to get their mathematical thinking caps on, but also to apply their computing skills to complete these mathematical challenges! Children had to use our 'ActivInspire' programme to read a question, drag and drop the animals into the pens, type the answer (some children even used the + and = keys) and even save their work. We were amazed with their typing skills, patience and determination which the task required. Well done everyone!




Next week we will be making some tally charts to find out which is the most popular farm animal in FS2!


On the farm

posted 9 Jun 2017, 08:05 by Georgina Bradley

This term we will be learning all about farms! To kick our topic off this week we've had a farmyard animal vets. Children have dressed up as real animals and checked themselves into the vets for care! Fantastic imaginations at play.

Amazing language and use of time as customers arrived at the vets and enquired for appointments. Such helpful staff on the desk, "yes I can squeeze you in, come back in 10 minutes!"


Such care taken to help our poorly animals:





And some lovely work that the children have initiated themselves - questions generated from books, animal sound lotto, farmyard scenes and a farm model, completed with 'tanks for all the milk'


Watch this space for our outdoor farmyard next week...


First picnic of the year

posted 11 May 2017, 04:20 by Georgina Bradley

Today children are enjoying their lunches outside on the yard. When the weather is warm enough, children with a packed lunch from school or home can enjoy a picnic with their friends. On warm weather days, you may want to take this into account when choosing lunch options in the morning with your child.


   


Shiver me timbers!

posted 10 May 2017, 08:48 by Georgina Bradley   [ updated 10 May 2017, 08:58 ]

We are now well into our new topic, 'Princesses and Pirates!' Come and see what we've been up to in and outside our classroom...

We have a medieval castle, piped with real medieval music! We've been enjoying royal banquets and graceful dancing.

 


We've been spotting enemy ships on board our very own Jolly Dore Pirate Ship! Watch out, we've made fantastic telescopes to spot you...

  

We've found graphemes in the sand and built words, sieved for treasure in the sand and researched pirates using non-fiction books.

  

We are beginning to learn what life was really like on board a pirate ship; we've been busy scrubbing the decks and washing our smelly clothes! We've also been fishing for magnetic treasure and coin rubbing our doubloons!

 

 

After reading some fantastic Pirate stories, we've drawn ourselves as pirates and imagined what kind of adventures we would choose to go on. Take a look at our display in the classroom. In maths we've been working on our coin recognition and adding amounts of money together.




Our next project is to make a huge class non-fiction book, to tell you all that we've learned so far!




Outdoor Learning in FS2

posted 23 Mar 2017, 03:46 by Georgina Bradley

Come and see what we've been up to in our outdoor provision over the past few weeks! We have developed so many skills through these exciting activities:

Den building, camp fires, bird spotting...
team work, collaboration, decision making, problem solving, using our imaginations!




Scientific investigations...
Questioning, observing,predicting, making choices, discussing, exploring!



Cooking up some muddy feasts...
Peeling, chopping, mixing, scooping, rolling, crushing, serving...'and today's special is...'



Water play
More team work, persevering, problem solving, observing, making choices, adapting, exploring!




Skate parks, slides and a see-saw...
Using our imaginations to plan, build, play, adapt, improve, enjoy and share!

 



Basket ball skills
Turn taking, concentration, coordination, persevering, achieving!


Grow, grow, grow craft and seed planting
Observation, planning, making choices, creativity, reflecting, being attentive.


Reading, writing, and mark-making



Maths challenges, fruit printing, threading and scoring...



Half for me and half for you!

posted 9 Mar 2017, 06:48 by iebrahim@dore.sheffield.sch.uk

Yesterday in maths, we learnt how to halve shapes. We learnt that you need to fold the shape so that all the corners and edges are touching, so that when you unfold it there is an accurate fold line halfway. This means that there are equal halves on each side. The children did an amazing job with their cutting and folding skills. They also used terms like equal and symmetrical. Fantastic!  For the objects we cant fold, the children did a great job estimating where they think the halfway line would be and drew it. We were wondering if your child would like to fill out their halving booklets. They could find an object at home, draw a picture of it and then halve it by drawing an estimated line through the object. It would be lovely to see what the children have been halving over the weekend.
 

 

Happy World Book Day!!

posted 2 Mar 2017, 07:42 by Georgina Bradley


Look at our fabulous costumes! 


Thank you to all the grown ups who shared stories with us this morning...


And a huge thank you to Y6 who performed some of our favourite picture books!





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