First week back πŸ˜

We were so excited to be back at school together this week! We started our week by sharing news from our Easter holidays – it sounds like there was a lot of chocolate involved! 🍫

We really enjoyed exploring our new mud kitchen this week. We have been busy pouring, mixing, measuring and cooking πŸ‘©β€πŸ³πŸ§‘β€πŸ³

We celebrated Stephen Lawrence Day on Thursday – we talked about why it is so important to be kind to each other. We have painted friendship rocks which will soon make a whole school friendship path!

We also took part in our weekly ballet session – we have now learnt first position, second position, pliΓ© and jetΓ©.

A busy start to the last week of term!

We are so excited for the Easter holidays but we didn’t let that affect our brilliant listening in our Commando Joe session this morning! We worked as a team, solved problems and communicated with each other to cross the river – without falling in! πŸ’ͺ

This afternoon we started enjoying some Easter activities! We have been making Easter cards and crafts… and we even went on a number Easter egg hunt 🐣

Chips!

As part of our topic this week, we have been reading β€˜Oliver’s Vegetables’. In the story, Oliver tries one new vegetable each day and at the end of the week, he uses potatoes to make chips.

Throughout the week, we have enjoyed exploring the different vegetables in the story – carrots, spinach, rhubarb, cabbage, beetroot, peas and potatoes. We described their textures using words like bumpy, rough, smooth and long (the rhubarb was as long as our arms!).

On Thursday we made our own chips! We washed, peeled and cut potatoes before putting them into an air fryer. After half an hour, our chips were smelling delicious – and they tasted really good too! Yum!

Climbing

We have really been enjoying climbing on the jungle gym in the warm weather. Lots of us are now able to safely climb over the top of the climbing frame!

We kept on persevering when it was tough and were very proud of ourselves! Eliza summed it up perfectly – β€œit’s like Commando Joe said, we have to keep on trying and we will get better!”

Live learning!

Today we had a live SCARF session with Guy and Harold the giraffe!

We talked about different ways to stay healthy, and why it’s important to eat lots of fruits and vegetables. We learnt that eating the right foods is good for our brains, bones and muscles!

We also talked about who we can talk to if we feel upset 😊

Commando Joe

Today we had our first Commando Joe session! First we learned about resilience, staying positive and communication – three really important skills!

We played lots of different listening games – we really had to focus on what the instruction was, and help each other out if we needed to!

We had a fantastic time and can’t wait for next week!

Seeds! πŸπŸŠπŸ‰πŸ“πŸ₯’πŸ«‘πŸ…

This week we are enjoying the book β€˜The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle, and are learning lots about how to help a seed grow.

Today we had lots of fun exploring different seeds in fruits – did you know a pepper, tomato and cucumber are fruits? We learned that they are fruits because they have seeds inside them! πŸ«‘ πŸ… πŸ₯’

We enjoyed using knives and spoons to carefully cut the fruits and scoop out the seeds, and explored them closer using magnifying glasses and a microscope. We are scientists!!

We found that the fruit with the largest seeds was the watermelon (and the most juice!), the pepper had lots of little seeds, and the strawberry seeds are on the outside!

Golden Book!

Our Golden Book winner this week is… Poppie-Mae! 🌟

Poppie-Mae has had such a brilliant week this week! She has been thinking more about her growth mindset, focussing more and getting even more learning done. I have been so proud that Poppie has been so on-board with her learning this week. Well done Poppie-Mae, you are a superstar! πŸ˜„

Week 6 Home Learning

Hello Beatrix Potter Class! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ

Well done on another brilliant week of home learning, you have all been really impressing me again this week! I am so excited to see you all in school after half term – make sure you have a well-deserved rest next week!

A huge thank you to all the parents (and grandparents!) for all your help this half term, it truly is appreciated and you have all done a wonderful job 😊

Here are some photos and videos of what all your friends have been up to this week – the next time we see each other, we will be back in school – yay!! πŸ˜„

Home learning w.c. 8.2.21

Here are our activities for this week. Make sure you take lots of photos and videos for us, we can’t wait to see what you get up to!

Additional links:

Wednesday maths – ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da6lxY_8jmU 

https://beatrixpotterclassf2.wordpress.com  and https://michaelrosenclassf2.wordpress.com  β€“ daily activities will be uploaded onto the blogs

https://www.udemy.com/course/help-your-child-to-read-and-write/  β€“ a free online course that will help you understand how to help your child build, write and read simple cvc words

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/  β€“ free online eBooks to read with your child