Curriculum Newsletters 2023 - 24
In school this week, we celebrated French day. In Eagles we did lots of fun activities, such as designing a French flag, making our very own Eiffel Tower, and of course we tried lots of French foods.
Today we have celebrated Chinese New Year. Together we created a dragon's head and we all joined in with the dragon parade. During snack time we tasted lots of yummy Chinese foods. We then went on a walk to visit the great wall of China. We have also dressed in Chinese clothing and looked at the Chinese artifacts.
In PE this half term, we have been doing gymnastics. We've been climbing, rolling, jumping and exploring all sorts of different ways we can move.
This week in Maths, we have been looking at measurement, so we decided to measure our feet to see what size they were, and then draw around them in our books, and of course, colour them in.
In our Art/DT lessons, we have been looking at different sources of light, and we have even made our very own lanterns out of recycled bottles.
In Eagles this week, we had a nice surprise when we came to school and got to play outside in the snow with all of our friends.
In music this week we have been exploring a range of instruments. We used shakers, lollipop drums, and cabasa's. We then went outside to make sounds on different types of materials that we found. We used sticks to make sounds on metal, plastic, wood, and many other materials around the woodland, using different techniques to make a variety of sounds.
Another exciting activity over Christmas, was each making our own Christingle, which we then got to take into the hall on our last day, and light the candles whilst in an assembly that taught us all about what the Christingle symbolises.
Over Christmas, we enjoyed lots of fun and exciting activities in Eagles, but one of our favourites was definitely the school party. We had lots of fun playing games such as pass the parcel, musical statues, and we even got to have a disco at the end!
Today we have celebrated St Andrew's Day. We have explored some Scottish dance moves in PE and did this with bagpipe music. In English we have explored the story of St Andrew and how he became the patron saint of Scotland. In Maths we have been using our skills of measuring and heavy and light to make our own version of an empire biscuit.
In phonics we have been exploring our sounds and starting to listen to some phase 2 sounds. This group were exploring our woodland area and seeing what sounds they could find and imitate them from an adult. Inside we were completing a guided read story of our book.
In French we have been learning about different animals. We have found out what our favourite animals are and matched them to their name in French. We have also enjoyed some animal bingo games
We have been exploring Ancient Egyptians through our cross curricular learning in English and History. Eagles class have loved this topic and their recall of the artefacts and elements of teaching has been fantastic.
In Maths we have been looking at addition through various resources and how we can manipulate and use them to aid our understanding.
We have been exploring a non fiction text about Ancient Egypt. Today we explored some artefacts that we saw in the illustrations of the book and correctly matched them using symbols, gesture and sign.
We have been practising our letter formation and finding out words beginning with different sounds.
In Eagles this half term in PSHE we have been learning about healthy living. We have been exploring all the different ways to keep healthy through food, exercise and our mind. This week we have made some healthy pitta pizza and this was thoroughly enjoyed by the class. We decided which foods were healthy and which food were unhealthy.
On Friday 17th November the whole school celebrated Children in Need. The pupils completed lots of activities to look at Pudsey bear and what fundraising means. The whole school came together for a sharing assembly and we saw all of the amazing work that every class had done.
We have celebrated Remembrance Day and have completed a wide variety of activities to help us to remember.
In Science we were looking at how our body works and healthy diets. We then experimented to show how our digestive system works to use all the nutrients from the food and expel the waste products.
During our English and DT lessons we were following instructions to make pizza and lemonade.
Take a look at some of the wonderful maths work. Looking at properties of 2D shapes, sequencing and ordering of numbers and sorting by category.
We have been learning about 2D and 3d shapes and their different names. We have explored the properties through some sensory activities. Today we went on a hunt around the classroom to see if we could find some shapes in our environment.
Today in French we have explored French Foods. We used the colours of the French flag which we have used this year already to make some colours on bread. The pupils spooned some food colouring onto their bread and made some French flag toast.
Our book this week is 'Tiger Who Came to Tea'. We have read the book and made colourful semantic sentences throughout reading. We have taken it turn in groups to go out in the woodland see if we could hunt for different characters and objects within the book and discuss where we have seen in the book. The other group enjoyed a sensory version of the story.
In our fine motor skills session we looked at our name and we have completed some wonderful writing. We will now break this down to build the skills to be able to control mark making materials freely.
In Eagles we have been looking at food from around the world. This week we have been looking at food from China. We have explored the taste, smell, feel of all the ingredients and even did our own evaluation of whether we liked them or not.
This week in Maths we have been looking at numbers. We have used a song on Number Fun to help us. We have counted the items on the washing line and then found the numbers with the fans.
In Science this week we have been looking at teeth. We have looked at a song about brushing our teeth and how to complete it. We have learned that we should brush our teeth for two minutes. We will also be looking at different animals and their teeth too.
In Phonics we have been practising our sounds through songs. We have used the feely box to feel for items and pull them out. We have identified what the items are and also found their initial sound together as a group. We have listened to the sounds and copied them with our voices/ switches. We have also tried writing these and mark making to support.
In PE this week we have been looking jumping. We have explored different ways we can jump including in hoops, off equipment and high in the sky. We have been looking at movement and balance through various different pieces of equipment