Friday, 6 October 2017

Thank you Bobinogs!

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Just a quick post in case your child comes home talking about the Bobinogs!

This week we have been thinking about when we need to wash our hands and how to wash them properly.  We played a game with the Bobinogs (CBeebies) and then practised washing our hands properly.

We have been saying the ' Wet, Soap, Rinse, Dry' slogan to help us remember what to do.

Here is the clip if you would like to watch along at home :  Bobinogs Wet, Soap, Rinse, Dry

Have fun practising

Miss D x

Friday, 29 September 2017

R O A R !!!!!

  Here are some of the activities we have been trying since our last blog post... 

The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar - Hardback - 9781409563570 - Russell Punter

First we read about Sid, the dinosaur who lost his roar.  
You can listen to the story by clicking this link :  

Then we had a go at writing a speech bubble for Sid.  We decided what we wanted to write and stretched the words slowly so we could hear which sounds we needed to write.  Then we used an alphabet mat to help us record the sounds.  Amelia tried really hard with sounding out the words and recording them neatly.  This is her beautiful writing...

We've also been reading information books about dinosaurs and talking about which dinosaur we like the best.  Albie decided that he liked the Brachiosaurus the best.  

Which dinosaur would you choose?

In our Maths sessions we have been looking at 2D (flat) shapes.  We decided to make some shape dinosaurs.   Maybe you could go on a shape hunt around your house or local area to see what shapes you can find:  circles, squares, rectangles, 
Isla made a spikey one
Ted made a tall one
Levi made a fat one with a long neck! 

We've also been reading a story called Dinosaurs Love Underpants.  This story is really funny and during our Art sessions the children have enjoyed printing patterns on some funky underpants for our classroom's dinosaurs.  
Our funky underpants
And finally... as part of our Understanding the World we have been discovering dinosaur fossils and ice-age eggs.  This has prompted some fabulous language about melting and freezing and how fossils come to exist.  We also discovered that some children have great stickability and would chip away at the fossil for a long, long time.  

What an exciting fortnight.  We can't wait for our next activities.... 

Friday, 15 September 2017

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Hello and welcome to the Rowan Class blog.  

I wanted to start by saying 'Hello' to all our new parents and 'Well Done' to all the children.  We have finished our first full week with very few tears, just one wobble (not from Miss Daley) and lots of laughter, so all in all it's been a great start to the new term. 

Last week and this week our focus story has been Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. 
We have loved hearing about Harry and his friends and have used the story to help us practise our counting skills, and we also had a go at writing Harry's name.  

During our child initiated sessions we had the chance to investigate some frozen dinosaur eggs and watch as they melted! We also helped to build a dinosaur habitat using soil, branches, leaves, conkers, and some water.  

At Wellie Wednesday this week our whole class went out to explore the Forest School area.  We learnt how to stay safe and we played the '1,2,3 Where Are You?' game just in case Miss Daley needs to find us quickly.   (You might want to play this at home as the children have to jump out and come running when you shout the catchphrase!)

We've had so much fun in our first week and a bit of school and we hope it will continue throughout the year.  

An extra large 'Well Done' to Harry R. for being our Star of the Week last week, and Levi for being Star of the Week this week.  We hope they enjoy their prizes. 

Have a lovely weekend and we'll see you for more fun and learning next week. 

Miss Daley,  Mrs. Brookfield, and Mrs. Carter.