The children decided they wanted to make a Jail for the Evil Pea just like in the story. The children constructed a jail using junk modelling, sticky tape and sticks. The children even made their own Evil Peas in the creative area to go in the Jail. Some children made a sign for the Jail!
Tying the Evil Peas up
We put the Evil Pea traps around school to capture the Peas, the children caught the Peas and brought them back to class. We used tweezers to get the Peas from the trap and made yummy Pea Soup.
Pea Traps & Pea Soup
Our birthday Girl
Supertato Week Ending 10/3/2017
This week the children have been reading the book Supertato by Sue Hendra. Supertato's job is to save all the vegetables in the supermarket from the Evil Pea.
The children realised that the evil peas had escaped our freezer, from then the adventures began.
The children making their own Supertato from potatoes
Making traps to capture the Evil Peas
Dressing up to be Suerpheros
The children came back from dinner time to find the Evil Pea had captured the vegetables and put them around our classroom. Poor Miss Celery was hanging from the light, Mrs Peppers face had been drawn on, Mr Carrot was tied to the cupboard with plasters and Mr Cucumber had been wrapped in toilet roll. The children decided enough was enough and we must find the Evil Peas to stop them in their tracks. The children made wanted posters.
The captured veggies
The children wrote speech bubbles on what they thought the captured vegetables would be saying. The children are making fantastic progress in their writing, lots of children blew Mrs Redford's socks off.
Our amazing Supertato writing
Star of the week
Sports star of the week
Building words with cubes and foam letters
The children have been developing their reading skills, segmenting and blending Cvc words.
Reading words in our heads
Some children have been using the skills they have been taught in Read Write Inc to read words in their head.
Spring term two
The children returned back to school to another session with coach Chris. This week the children concentrated on following two step instructions, listening to the music and following the instructions on the CD player. The children moved in a variety of ways and negotiated space in the hall taking care not to bump into each other.
Moving to music
Our star of the week (17/2/2017)
Week Begining 13/2/2017
This week we have focused on being healthy, thinking about the right foods to eat and how important exercise is. The children have thoroughly enjoyed keep fit this week by visiting Jump Division trampoline park and playing fun games on the muga in the key stage 2 playground.
Keeping fit & healthy
The children really enjoyed Jump Division we loved trampolining!
This week we are reading the final book in our healthy eating topic, Oliver's milkshake. The children really enjoyed making their own strawberry milkshakes, the children had to measure out the correct amounts of milk and fruit and mix it altogether. The children funnelled the milkshake into our special milkshake bottles, the children really developed their vocabulary of capacity using words such as full, empty, most and least. The children compared the bottles and put them in the correct order.
Making strawberry milkshakes
Olivers Fruit Salad
Our shopping trip to Asda to buy fruit
Making Oliver's Fruit Salad
The children have been researching famous artists, we talked and researched about Giuseppe Arcimboldo who made pictures from fruit and vegetables. Take a look at the children's fantastic work.
Our book of the week has been Oliver's Vegetables. Oliver's Grandad grows lots of vegetables in his garden, some of the vegetables we hadn't heard of such as Spinich and Rubarb. We decided to find out more on the computer about all the different vegetables, colour, size and where they grow.
On Tuesday we decided to each write a shopping list of the vegetables we would buy at the fruit shop. On Wednesday morning we set off for the vegetables shop, we really enjoyed exploring all the different vegetables in the shop and bought lots of vegetables that where on our shopping list. When we got back to school the children chopped and tasted the vegetables to make a vegetable soup, it was yummy.
Visit to the Vegetable shop
We developed our mathematical knowledge on measures by weighing the vegetables on our scales, the children predicted which vegetables would be the heaviest. We used lots of new mathematical vocabulary such as heavy, lightest and balancing.
Weighing our vegetables
Our star of the Week
Kung Hei Fat Choi
What a fantastic fun packed week we have had in reception this week celebrating Chinese New Year. See below for this weeks snap shots!
Dragon dancing in the hall
Trip to the Chinese Restaurant
We loved egg fried rice
We loved prawn crackers
We loved noddles
We loved Sweet and Sour chicken
We loved noddles
We loved prawn toast
Celebrating Chinese New Year
Playing in our Chinese restaurant role play area
Ordering the animal race using ordinal numbers
Making our Chinese New Year cards
Reading the Chinese New Year story
Sharing Chinese Fortune Cookies
Our wonderful Dragon cards
Our star of the week!
Our Chinese dragons that the children made at home
Our week in pictures
Developing fine motor skills in the play dough
Using tools to manipulate the dough
Drawing pictures on the whiteboard
Adding two groups of objects together
Counting and writing numerals
Making jewellery in the creative area
Making jewellery in the creative area
Fishing for ducks and adding two numbers together
Making words with our mini logs
Enjoying writing using the clipboards
Developing our pencil control
Identifying initial sounds in words
Using sticks to make number sentences
Practicing our letter formation in the sand
Enjoying writing about Chinese New Year
Active Living Team PE session
This week we had the best PE session ever with coach Chris from the Active Living team. The children developed their team building skills, following instructions and working together as a whole class. The children enjoyed playing Granny's Footsteps, hide and seek and tidy your bedroom games.
Our Christmas trip to Haigh Hall
Trip to Haigh Hall
Meeting Father Christmas
The children did two amazing performances of this years nativity I am sure all the parents were very proud.
A big thank you to all our parents who made a extra special effort to come to our reading morning. The children and parents really enjoyed reading the stories by our Author of this term 'Julia Donaldson'.
Room on the Broom
Welcome back to our class blog, this week we have been reading another Julia Donaldson book 'Room on the Broom'.
The story is all about a witch who meets lots of animals along her journey, but a terrible dragon wants 'Witch and chips for tea' can she escape the dragon?
On Wednesday we had an exciting adventure in the ALPS, we went on a treasure hunt. We found lots of clues with questions to answer all about the story. Liam said "The witch lost her hat because it was too windy but the dog found it" During our treasure hunt we found all the items from the story to make our magic potion to make a broom stick.
The children shouted the magic spell "Iggerty zaggity ziggerty zoom turn this potion into a magnificent broom" but nothing happend, the boys and girls were very disappointed until Mason A had a wonderful idea. "It's because we haven't got a magic wand". On Monday our first job will be making a magic wand.
Week Ending 4th November
What a week we have had!!!
On Monday we talked about Halloween and decided to make some scary biscuits. We had to follow the recipe and we learned that when we mix the butter and sugar it is called 'creaming'.
We made the biscuits with Mrs Moore and then in the afternoon we used the decorations to make our scary faces, here are some of them......
On Tuesday we designed Christmas cards for a completion run by Lisa Nandy, the MP for Wigan, we have sent them off for her to judge, hopefully we will have a winner and the design will be what she sends out this year!!!!!
Wednesday brought much excitement to class, Mrs Redford returned,
we're really pleased she's back.
On Thursday we talked about Bonfire Night and learned that it is to celebrate the fact that in 1605 Guy Fawkes' plot to kill King James 1, by blowing up the Houses of Parliament, failed!
We used wet chalk and black paper to make some colourful firework pictures. We had to try and hold are chalk correctly and think about which colours were best for fireworks.
We have carried on learning about 2D shapes and have had some fun inside making people shapes.
We also worked together to make a Poppy for a whole school display, we are looking forward to going and looking at the display next week, but for now here's our class poppy.
Well that's it for another week, we hope you have a lovely weekend and if you are going to a firework display keep safe. On Monday we will be talking about the sounds, colours and shapes the different fireworks make and be doing some more creative work about them, so it would be good if you could talk about this while you are watching them!
Oh and don't forget PE bags, snack money and book bags need to be in on Monday, thanks.
The Staff and Children of YRF
Week ending 21st October 2016
This week we read the story of Superworm, if you want to watch it you can find a video of it being read by James McAvoy (CBeebies Bedtime Stories) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC4JRPRNO60.
In Maths we made worms and then compared and ordered them. We tried to use the correct vocabulary
Long, longer ,longest.
Short, shorter, shortest.
We have also been learning about shapes and singing the 2D shape songs.
They help us to remember the names and the different properties of 2D shapes.
Here are the words if you want to sing them together at home!
**Please sing the songs to the tune of, “I’m a Little Teapot!”
The Circle Song
I’m a little circle, oh what fun,
I think I look just like the sun!
And even if I lay down on the ground,
My side will still go round and round!
The Rectangle Song
I’m a little rectangle, sing my song,
Two sides are short and two are long!
I look just the same shape as a door,
Let’s count my sides one, two, three, four!
The Triangle Song
I’m a little triangle, look at me,
And count my sides one, two and three!
Whichever way I turn you’ll always see,
My sides are always one, two, three!
The Square Song
I’m a little square, that is my name,
For all my sides are just the same!
You can count my sides just to be sure,
There’s always one, two, three and four!
When we were outside we had a go at working together to make shapes and then using sticks to make shapes.
Inside we used the shapes to create pictures and thought about which shapes would be best to use.
Today we went on our trip to Delamere Forest to look for the
Here are the photos of our trip.
In the morning we went on a hunt for the Gruffalo and used our maps to find the way, there were questions to answer along the way, so we had to keep our eyes peeled and look for the posts with the answers on.
After our picnic lunch we had a look for things that matched our colour samples.
We were much quieter on the coach on the way home.
Watch the slides carefully - we think we found one of the other characters from another Julia Donaldson story - can you spot who it is!!!!
Well we hope you have enjoyed this weeks blog, we are taking a well deserved rest next week.
The teachers are so proud of how the children have settled in and how hard they are all trying. It was great to share this with you at parents evening.
Have a great week next week and we look forward to seeing you all on the Monday 31st October.
Don't forget book bags, PE kits and snack money!
Thanks from the staff and children YRF
Week Ending 14 October 2014
This week our activities in class have been based around the Julia Donaldson text
'Tiddler the Story Telling Fish'
We enjoyed reading the story and finding out the tales Tiddler told about why he was late for school!
If you want to watch the story together at home, copy and paste the link below into your address bar.