Curriculum Newsletters 2022-2023
We hope you have a lovely weekend and have a lovely day on Sunday.
Today we had some parents come in to share our learning. We have completed some fun activities. We started using number fans and whiteboards to find numbers in our "Biscuit tin" song. We then completed 4 activities including: finding the initial sound, painting our biscuit monster, number splat and turn taking games.
We have been completing some St Patricks Day collages today use a variety of materials that are green.
In Maths this week we have taken on a challenge of counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. The pupils had 10 or 12 cubes and where able to spilt them appropriately using our song to help us. We then played some well known games that can help us practice this skill including Jenga building in 2s and 3s, throwing balls into a bucket in 1s and 2s and practicing splitting the numbers also using cubes.
It has been Science Day and the focus this year is connections. We have been using our topics that we have learned about so far to make these connections. We have explored light, sound and practised experimenting and even made some predictions.
We have been exploring Sound in Science and we have explored loud and soft sounds this week. We have found electrical items that make sound as well and enjoy some videos of us using these sounds.
In Science this week using the items of sound we found on the sound walk. We made a beautiful display to showcase our learning.
In Maths we have been practising counting- but we have linked it with our PE sessions of throwing and catching. We have played bowling and counted how many pins we have knocked down and how many pins are standing. We have also thrown balls into a net to see how many times we could do it.
In English we are looking at a new book called "The Very Noisy Bear". We have retold the story using the instruments within the book and have enjoyed the sensory activities.
World Book Day- 3rd March 2023- We have seen some wonderful costumes around the school today and please take a look at some of the costumes in Eagles. We even completed a treasure hunt around the school to find some Pirate Pete treasure practising our reading and using picture cues along the way.
For St Davids we completed many activites and the pupils had a lot of fun and we had so much fun that we forgot to take photos!
- In English we completed a wordsearch, creating words from our story using magnetic letters and completed crafts
- In Maths we ordered daffodil numbers and put St David's Day objects into size order
- In the afternoon we focused on crafts of weaving, daffodil collage and creating welsh flags and in PE we practised Welsh dancing.
In Science this half term our topic is Sound. We started this by looking at sounds in our environment around us and we found: crunchy leaves, chimes, birds and many more.
In History this half term we have a new topic of the Industrial Revolution and Victorians. This lesson we found out why the era was called Victorians and looked at Queen Victoria. We tried some Victoria sponge, made some colourful semantic sentences, writing chalk on chalkboard and making our own crowns.
In PSHE this term we are working on 'Self-Awareness'. We discussed what we are good at and what we could improve on at school. With this information we used the board to help us choose a goal for the next half term.
In Music today we have been exploring our new topic. We have explored how the music makes us feel and identified whether they are happy, sad and angry. We then painted to the music and showed fast and slow.
We have been celebrating PML day today. We have immersed ourselves in the experience. In our English we explored the story of Three Little Pigs in French and have written words in which we think the pig would say. In Maths we have looked at the topic of numbers 1-10 in French. We have explored and had a tour de France and also created some beautiful French artwork. It is also pancake day today and crepe's are a food from France so during our snack time we tried some different pancakes,
The pupils have worked very hard this term and have enjoyed lots of learning and sensory experiences. We have expanded our number, shape and capacity knowledge. We have read many stories including: "Oscar and the Bat" "Somebody Swallowed Stanley" and "Rumble in the Jungle". We have been litter picking, lots of walks to Asda and have even explored around the school with some of our learning. The Eagles team are super proud! Enjoy this video and have a lovely half term everybody
In Geography our topic has been "Rubbish". We have seperated our rubbish into bin and recycling and then have use our recycling to make some recycled creations.
Our book this week is "Rumble in the Jungle" and we have been explore the animals and practising using words, signs and symbols to represent this. We have used colourful semantics and cross curricular links with Art and PSHE to support.
In Maths this week we have been explornig capacity and volume. We have used a variety of sensory materials to explore full, empty and half full. We have even began measuring using millilitres (ml) and litres (l).
Today in Science we have been exploring electricity and circuits and found out that electricity give us light. We asked what else gives us light and we found out the sun gives us light and also makes shadows. Have a look at us drawing around our shadows!
In Eagles today we have been practising our fine motor skills through a variety of activities. We have had lots of fun and got a bit messy!
Today in Eagles we have been exploring our topic of rubbish and we have been going around the school and picking up litter. We have tried to do our part for environment.
We have celebrated Chinese New Year as a whole school. In Eagles class we have been practising writing our names and making chinese lanterns linking with our DT topic.
In Music we have been exploring rhythms. The pupils have been exploring instruments and copying rhythms and dynamics from the adults.
We have been exploring a new book called "Somebody Swallowed Stanley" and this links with our Geography topic of Rubbish. Stanley is a plastic bag in the ocean and it helps us learn about the plastic and rubbish in the ocean and how we can recycle. The pupils have been sorting recycling, making words from the story and practising our fine motor skills. At some point we hope to get out and do some litter picking to help the planet!
We have been superstars in Maths. We have been practising our addition sentences, matching amounts to numbers and exploring numbers on the calculators before writing.
In RE we have started our topic of Hinduism and we immersed ourselves in the experience of lights, colour and music from the religion.
Today in Phonics some of our pupils have been practising their letter formation of some graphemes and they have all tried really hard.
Today in Maths we have been exploring 2d/3d shape and exploring lots of different practical activities. We have been making shapes with pipe cleaners and play dough, shape snap, building 3d shapes, guessing the shape in the bag and interactive shape games on the board.
In Geography we have been starting our new topic for Spring 1 of Rubbish. To start the topic off we explored what objects were made from and explored our senses through the materials that can be thrown away.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year from all of Eagles Class. See you in 2023!
The Christmas festivities at school are coming to an end. Please take a look at what we have enjoyed the past couple of weeks. We have made lots of different arts and crafts, played team games, share Christmas dinner together and even had a Christmas party
We have continued the Christmas festivities. We have ordered the instructions to a recipe and looked at instruction texts and then made our very own hot chocolate and iced some biscuits.
It is now December and the Christmas decorations have been going up in our classroom and around school. We have loved being creative and decorating.
We have completed two miles in the Lancashire Mile ! Well done Eagles
We have been out and about exploring the local area. We went to Pets At Home to see what animals we could find and practice our animal names in French. We also went to Asda to practice some life skills and exchanges of money.
We have been trying healthy foods and looking at how we should have healthy foods in our diet. We have been choosing different foods to try and cutting them up ourselves.
In Art this week we have been exploring the last traces of Autumn and what we can see as the seasons are turning from Autumn to Winter. We explored lots of Autumnal nature and made our own Autumn tree with leaves falling down.
It was Children in Need Day on Friday 18th November 2022. Eagles class completed some fun activities this afternoon- take a look!
We have been enjoying some sensory regulation time together with our peers. We have been looking at turn taking and sharing.
In Phonics we have been finding initial sounds in words and there has been some fantastic finds. We have also been exploring our new books together practising our segmenting and blending skills.
In PSHE this week we have been exploring how to keep our bodies and mind healthy. Today we completed some exercise and completed some Cosmic Yoga and some stretches.
Today is Remembrance Day and we have been learning about why people celebrate it. We have created our own poppies and we completed the minute silence beautifully.
In Maths this week we have been exploring 3D shapes. We have played a game of pass the parcel to identify the shapes and have been looking at the different properities of the shapes.
This week in History we have begun a new topic of Ancient Egyptians. We have explored about Egypt and made some of the food that they would eat in Egypt.
We been exploring Bonfire Night with many sensory activities. The pupils have enjoed eating stuck in and using fruit in a new way.
We started our second half term off with a BANG! We have been exploring our learning about bonfire night and using it in each lesson. In Maths we have been creating numbers and fireworks using number resources. In PE we have been using sensory resources to dance like different fireworks would dance.
This half term in Music we have been exploring rhythms through food and playing along. We have practiced the rhythms coffee, tea, popcorn, jacket potato etc.
In RE this week we have been celebrating Diwali as it falls in the half term. The pupils really immersed themselves in the experience of the festival of light.
In French today we have been exploring fruits and their names and decided what was our favourite. We made a graph to show the results.
In English we have been learning about rhyming words in poems. We have used the book Farmyard Hullabaloo. We have explored a variety of activities including rhyming string and explored muddy mark making.
In R.E this week we have been learning about the pillars of Islam. We have been matching pictures to the different pillars, practicing saving ang giving money and packing what we would need for a pilgrimage.
We have been looking at the book "The Bear Who Ate Sandwich". Today we looked at what you would need to take into your suitcase and we even made the bear a jam sandwich to take with him, even if we tried some.
In DT Eagles class did some DT in bit of a different way. After exploring our topic the pupils explored making marks in a new way.
In Science and PSHE our learning is linked. In Science we have been learning about human teeth and in PSHE we have been learning about the human life cycle. We have linked each lesson and had an afternoon full of activities with both topics.
We have been using our prior learning about shapes and using it to make patterns and symmetrical patterns. We have enjoyed using the whiteboard to play interactive games.
We have had a very fun lesson in PML this week. We have been learning how to say yes and no- "Oui et non". The pupils were trying a variety of French food and were able to say yes or no if they would like to try it. We even then challenged the pupils to see if they could remember to say thank you- "Merci"- afterwards.
We have been learning about humans and their teeth in Science and we have even been practising brushing our own teeth and the big teeth.
We have been practising our amazing counting skills and even practising some addition using lots of concrete resources. The pupils have really enjoyed the practical activities and applying them to numbers.
We have completed our story about Supertato and have even become a superhero to save the day! The pupils saved the carrots from the sticky tape and even saved Evil Pea from the jelly. I wonder what he will do next.
We have been doing some very exciting things in Maths this week. We have been exploring shape and number. We have looked at 2D shapes and identified the different shapes that we could find. In Number we have been practising our rote counting and recognising numbers. Take a look at our fantastic work!
In our R.E lesson this week we have been looking at the religion of Islam and how there are rules within this religion. We looked at the rules within our school and classroom and made some promise hands that we will use the class and school rules.
In Eagles today we have been looking at our phonics skills and identifying the sounds at the beginning of the words. We challenged the Eagles to think of a word beginning with a letter and then to write that word using segmenting and blending. The pupils fully completed that challenge and shown what they can do with their phonics.
It has been an fantastic start to Eagles this year and the pupils have been settling in very well.
Just a few helpful reminders for the year ahead:
The Eagles team have been completing a variety of exciting activities and we will post regularly with updates and photos (for children who have permission).