Friday 4th December 2020
The highlight of our day (perhaps even our week) has to be the snow that we had today! This morning, we put our coats on and braved the cold to go and catch snowflakes on our tongues. It was a fantastic way to start our day!
This afternoon, we talked about how families are all different. We looked at pictures of different types of families and discussed what we could see and the differences between them and our own families. We then made family trees.
Have a fantastic weekend everyone!
Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Today, we started our morning with some English where we all worked on our reading skills. A few of us read sentences which involved looking at the first 100 key words whereas others used some super adjectives to describe The Grinch!
In maths, we continued to work on our number bonds or looking at which number is bigger or smaller. Some of us used number lines to order numbers from smallest to biggest. Those of us learning about number bonds completed some part-part-whole models to help us to remember these number facts.
This afternoon, we went on the computers and learnt how to copy and paste images to make Christmas cards.
Monday 30th November 2020
This week, we are learning all about Hanukkah. We began our morning by listening to the story of Hanukkah to understand why it is celebrated.
In English, we all worked on our spelling today. We are all making some super progress! In maths, some of us worked on our numbers bonds to 10, using Numicon to help us. Others looked at identifying which number was bigger or smaller.
This afternoon, we delved deeper into the meaning of Hanukkah. We made Stars of David out of lollipop sticks (and a lot of glitter). These will be used to decorate our classroom this week.
Friday 27th November 2020
It's the end of another super week in the IR!
We started off our morning with an English lesson where we practised our letters formation and mark making in flour. It was messy but lots of fun! In maths, we went on the IPads to consolidate our subtraction skills.
This afternoon, we watched some video clips from the film 'Inside Out' to help us to talk about our emotions. We then made posters to explain what we need when we feel sad, angry or a bit silly. We talked about what helps us to feel better when we feel these negative emotions, but that it's ok to feel all of these things!
Have a great weekend.
Thursday 26th November 2020
It's been a busy day full of learning today.
We did some great writing in English where lots of us worked on using capital letters and full stops in the right place. In maths, we talked about how the biggest number comes first in subtraction calculations.
This afternoon, we talked about how people fast Ramadan and remember those who have less than us. We discussed how people give their money to charity and spend their time doing good deeds for others. We made 'token books' that we'll bring home soon full of favours and kind acts that we will do to help our families.
Tuesday 24th November 2020
In English today, we all worked on our reading. Lots of us read sentences with words from the first 100 key words and did a super job! More subtraction in maths today. Some of us challenged ourselves to 'be a teacher' and mark Mrs Littleworth's work. We had to spot where she had made some mistakes.
This afternoon, after a great Makaton session, we had a party for Jess where we played some party games.
We've all come home with a 'home-school communication' mat today. This is to help us to talk about or share what we've been getting up to at school each day. It could be a great idea to use this alongside pictures from the blog!
Monday 23rd November 2020
Welcome to a new week in the IR.
The highlight of our day today was planting some bushes outside of our school. We put our coats on, wrapped up warm and headed outside first thing this morning to make our school a greener place to be. We had to choose a small branch, put it in a hole, put some plastic tubing around it and then pop a label on it with our names on! We'll be able to monitor the growth of the bushes during our time at Nether Green.
This week, we are learning about Ramadan. We spent our afternoon making prayer mats by weaving different colours of card. A super start to what looks to be a super week!
Friday 20th November 2020
This week has flown by. It's been full of lots of fun and fantastic learning.
Today, we spent our English lesson working on our handwriting. Some of us enjoyed forming letters by using paint and our finger prints. In maths, we had a great time going on the IPads, playing games to consolidate our subtraction learning from this week.
This afternoon, we make thank you cards to say thank you for all of the new equipment that we have in the IR. We also created some finger print art that will soon be displayed outside of our school.
Have a super weekend everyone!
Thursday 19th November 2020
Today, we've continued to learn about Diwali. We talked about the spelling of Diwali and how it breaks the rules that we know in English.
In English, we wrote stories and sentences about a funny picture of an octopus! Some of our plots were really funny. In maths, we worked on our subtraction by completing some subtraction snakes.
This afternoon, we painted our diyas that we made out of clay on Monday. It was lots of fun! You'll see a picture of our beautiful diyas below.
Tuesday 17th November 2020
We started off our day by reading our Diwali story. In maths, we worked on our subtraction skills and many of us used Numicon to help us. In English, most of us practised reading the first 100 key words by playing a game of splat!
This afternoon, we were very lucky to be joined by student from Sheffield Hallam University who did a rowing workshop and PE session with us.
Monday 16th November 2020
It's been a super Monday!
This week, we are learning about Diwali and our book is called Lots of Lights. This morning, we talked about how Diwali is celebrated over 5 days.
In English today, we all worked on our spellings and in maths we moved onto looking at subtraction. Some of us enjoyed singing the song '10 Fat Sausages'.
This afternoon, we made Diya lamps out of clay ready to paint on Thursday. We also make lamps out of paper plates and enjoyed getting out the glitter!
Friday 13th November 2020
It's been an absolutely smashing day! We all loved coming to school in our pyjamas and having lots of Children in Need fun.
All of our learning has centred around Children in Need - even our maths and English learning. The highlight of our day has been making Children in Need art this afternoon. We could choose between making a Pudsey necklace or a Pudsey head band (some of us chose to do both!).
We have worked really hard this week and are ready for a well-earned rest this weekend!
Wednesday 11th November 2020
The celebration that we're learning about this week is Remembrance Day and we talked a lot today about how Remembrance Day is today. We also learnt about the significance of the 11th November. We were super stars during the 2 minutes silence and managed to sit beautifully to show our respects to the soldiers.
All in all, a super day! Well done everyone!
Tuesday 10th November 2020
In our English lesson today, we worked on our reading skills. Some of us played a game of splat where we had to splat our key words using fly swatters - it was lots of fun! Others looked at pictures from our story and talked about the main events in the story. In maths today, we continued with our addition work. Some of us matched calculations with their answers and others did some tricky maths where we had to swap the digits around in calculations.
This afternoon, we did a quick session of Makaton where we looked at our key words. We then went to the sports hall where we used hockey sticks to practise our dribbling skills!
Monday 9th November 2020
It's been a great Monday!
The celebration that we're learning about this week is Remembrance Day. We reading the story 'Where the Poppies Now Grow' to help us begin to answer the question 'Why do we wear poppies on Remembrance Day?'.
In English today, we all practised our spelling in different ways. Some of us matched pictures and symbols while others explored the 'ai' sound in words. In maths, we are continuing our learning about addition. Some of us had a challenge today where we looked at calculations where the numbers were changed around but the answer was still the same - wow!
This afternoon, we enjoyed lots of poppy themed activities. We made stained glass window poppies, made poppies from play dough and did some Remembrance Day colouring.
Friday 6th November 2020
We started off our day with a good chat about all of the fireworks that we saw last night! Some of us were a bit scared of the loud bangs but we liked seeing the beautiful colours light up the sky!
In English today, we practised our handwriting. We wrote up our Bonfire Night poems in neat and tried hard to produce our neatest work. In maths, we enjoyed going on the IPads to play addition games.
This afternoon for our Life Skills lesson, we talked about kind and unkind acts and the difference between them. We went on a hunt around the classroom for kind and unkind symbols, sorted them into groups and then played a game of charades where we had to act out kind or unkind acts for our friends to guess.
Well done everyone for a super first week of the half term. Have a great weekend!
Wednesday 4th November 2020
We started today by gathering ideas for Bonfire Night poems that we're going to write tomorrow. We thought about our senses and what we can see, hear, small, touch and taste during Bonfire Night celebrations. Some of us looked at symbols while others added our own ideas.
In maths, we worked on our adding skills, using Numicon to support our learning today. We talked about how 'plus' can mean 'add' too!
This afternoon, we had a fun computing lesson where we had to take pictures of different things around our classroom using an IPad. We really enjoyed ourselves! To end the day, we had a great PE lesson with Mr Wright.
Tuesday 3rd November 2020
It's been a busy but fantastic day!
In English today, we all worked on our reading skills. Some of us looked at recognising familiar symbols while others answered questions about our story this week. In maths, lots of us practised adding using a number line - we were really good at it!
This afternoon, we played some turn taking games together before heading off to a PE session in the sports hall.
Monday 2nd November 2020
Welcome back to a new half term!
We've had a great first day. We started off by talking about what our new project is going to be this half term; 'How do people celebrate around the world?'. This week, the celebration we will be learning about is Bonfire Night. We read a story called Sparks in the Sky and talked about what we can see, hear, smell, touch and taste during Bonfire Night celebrations. In maths today, we worked on our addition skills, adding together rockets in the sky.
This afternoon, we learnt about why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We made WANTED posters to explain what Guy Fawkes did and how this relates to our Bonfire Night celebrations.
We finished our day by singing Happy Birthday to George!
Thursday 22nd October 2020
It's not been the superhero day that we expected but it's been brilliant to see what you've all been getting up to at home. I have been amazed by all of your costumes and the effort you have put in.
I hope you all have a super half term and I'm so excited to see you all when we get back to school!
Thursday 15th October 2020
In English today, we worked on our fine motor skills and handwriting. Lots of us used Bingo daubers to help us to form our letters. In maths, we worked hard with some estimating work while others used the part-part-whole method of partitioning - it certainly challenged us!
This afternoon, we made a gratitude tree for our second classroom (the green room). We wrote about what we are thankful for. Lots of us were thankful for our families and the world that we live in.
Wednesday 14th October 2020
It's been a fun day today.
In English, we worked on our individual learning objectives. Some of us were distinguishing between pictures, letters and words while others were learning to use full stops and capital letters accurately. Some of us even challenged ourselves to use question marks and exclamation marks. In maths today, some of us had fun playing a game of pairs to help us to learn how to partition numbers. The rest of us estimated the numbers of pompoms in a jar before counting them to see how close we were.
This afternoon, we did some challenges on the computers and IPads. These all encouraged us to practise using these devices for different purposes, such as composing music. We finished our day by learning how to record on the IPads. We have begun to record us singing 'you've got a friend in me', ready to share with parents at the end of term.
Tuesday 13th October 2020
We started off our day by reading our story 'Rain Before Rainbows'. As lots of us had our flu immunisations this morning, we had a bit of a disrupted morning where our learning was concerned. We are going to pick up with our maths and English activities tomorrow.
However, this afternoon we enjoyed continuing to learn our Makaton song; 'You've got a friend'. We then went to the sports hall where we learnt how to throw a frisbee in our PE lesson!
Monday 12th October 2020
We started off today by reading our new story called 'Rain Before Rainbows'. We talked about the message behind the story, which is that bad things sometimes happen before good things.
In English, we showed our understanding for the story in different ways. Some of us answered questions by pointing to pictures while others answered who, what, when and where questions.
In maths today, we looked at our new objectives for the week. Some of us revisited 'more', some of us learnt how to estimate before counting and others worked on partitioning two digit numbers into tens and units.
This afternoon, we talked about our lockdown experiences and what we enjoyed about being at home. We did some writing about this and created watercolour washed rainbow backgrounds to write on tomorrow.
Friday 9th October 2020
It's been a great end to a great week.
We started off our day with practising spellings. We worked on our individual targets and learnt some new spelling patterns. In maths, we consolidated our learning from the week by playing games. Some of us went on the IPads, which was lots of fun.
This afternoon in our Life Skills lesson we talked about strategies we can use to calm ourselves down. We did some yoga, played some turn taking games together and then practised some relaxing breathing techniques.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Thursday 8th October 2020
It's been another great day in the IR!
In English, we all worked on our handwriting. Some of us worked on our letter formation, building different letters using beads. Others learnt that capital letters are always bigger than lower case letters. In maths, some of us did a crossword where we had to fill in the grid with numbers as words. Some of us played a fun game of bingo where we had to read and write numbers to 20.
This afternoon, we all created our very own colour monsters. We talked about how we were feeling today and used those emotion colours to fill our colour monster.
Tuesday 6th October 2020
We started our day today by reading 'The Colour Monster'. We pointed to symbols to show the different emotions that the monster was feeling throughout the story. In English, some of us wrote simple sentences, chopped them up and put them back in the right order. Others created giant speech bubbles to show what the colour monster might be saying when he is feeling different emotions.
In maths today, lots of us played games of pairs. Some of us matched different coloured socks while the rest of us match numbers 1-20 with their corresponding words.
This afternoon, we continued learning the song 'You've got a Friend in Me' for our Makaton lesson. We finished our day with an active PE session in the sports hall!
Monday 5th October 2020
It's been a lovely, calm Monday in the IR.
We started off the day by reading our new book for this week 'The Colour Monster'. We then matched the different colour monsters with their feelings. Some of us created a story mountain to show the main points in the story.
In maths today, lots of us practised our number formation of numbers to 20 while others worked on writing numbers to 20 in words.
This afternoon, we explored the Makaton signs for different colours. We then learnt about the primary colours and how we can mix those colours to make new colour.
Friday 2nd October 2020
It has been an action packed Friday and a truly lovely end to a busy week!
In English today, we practised our spellings in lots of different ways. Some of us worked on forming the letters in our names, some looked at initial sounds in CVC words while others explored adding 'er' and 'est' to the end of adjectives. In maths, some of us went on the IPads to play games to support our week's learning. The bears group enjoyed played a games of 10x table bingo!
This afternoon, we learnt about Black History Month (which is on October). We listened to the story 'We Are All Different' and then listened and danced to African music. So that we could play along to the music, we made our own African shakers which we brought home.
Have a lovely weekend all!
Thursday 1st October 2020
Today we welcome a new member of staff and new child to our class! A huge welcome to Areeba and Mrs Feliu - we are very excited to get to know you.
In English today, lots of us practised our handwriting. Some of us worked on our mark making by using toy cars and paint while others did an alphabet workout. The rest of us learnt how to use question marks.
In maths, some of us went on a number hunt. Some of us enjoyed having a teddy bears picnic and learning how to share objects out equally.
This afternoon, we wrote poems about what traits we would have if we were a superhero.
Tuesday 29th September 2020
We started off today by writing about what makes us feel happy, sad and angry and some of us challenged ourselves to write about what we can do to feel better when we feel negative emotions. In maths today, some of us practised our 5 times table, looking at the fact that each multiple of 5 ends in a 5 or 0. Others worked on looking at finding the next number and using 'one more' up to 20.
This afternoon, we began learning the song 'You've Got a Friend in Me' using Makaton signs. We finished off our day with a PE lesson where we worked on our balance and coordination.
Monday 28th September 2020
It has been a busy and loud day today in the IR! The children have been full of energy after some exciting weekends.
We welcome two new staff members today; Mrs Sutcliffe and Miss Hussain. They thoroughly enjoyed meeting and getting to know all of the children.
In English today, we read our new story 'The Most Magnificent Thing'. We then answered comprehension style questions to show our understanding of the story. In maths, some of us had lots of fun jumping up and down a giant number line while others explored the two times table.
This afternoon, we talked about what it means to be brave and how we can be brave. We made our own bravery superheroes with our faces on!
Friday 25th September 2020
What a great end to the week we've had.
We started off our morning with some spellings practise. Some of us made CVC words out of play dough while others wrote their names in sensory rice. The rest of us looked at adding 'ing' and 'ed' to the end of words to change the meaning. In maths, we went on the IPads to consolidate our maths learning from this week.
This afternoon, we talked about International Peace Day, which was on Monday. We made peace signs to display in our classroom to show that it is a peaceful place.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Thursday 24th September 2020
It's been a day full of hands-on, messy learning activities!
In English, we practised our letter formation in some cornflour and water - it was certainly more messy that Miss H anticipated but we all had fun! In maths today, some of us counted objects in the water tray and matched with numerals.
This afternoon, we made hand prints and talked about what we like about one of our friends in class. All in all, a busy but fun day!
Wednesday 23rd September 2020
In English today, we wrote postcards to say thank you to our parents for all of the kind things that they do for us. We are certainly very grateful for all of the help and love our parents show us.
In maths, we carried on with our working on using 'more than' and 'less than' to describe groups of objects or numbers.
This afternoon, we went on the IPads and learnt about how we can be safe when we use the internet. To finish off our day, we had a (wet) PE session outside where we practised our throwing and catching skills.
Tuesday 22nd September 2020
We started our day with another reading of our story. In English, we made giant posters and wrote sentences about what we like about other children in our class. It was great to give each other complements! In maths, some of us played a number matching domino games. The rest of us carried on looking at how we can use the maths vocabulary of 'bigger and smaller' and 'more and less'.
This afternoon, we learnt some new Makaton signs to say complements to others. We finished off our day with a fun PE session in the sports hall.
Monday 21st September 2020
It's a new week and what a lovely day we've had with most of our children back with us!
We started off the day by reading our book for this week; 'Have You Filled a Bucket Today?'. Following this, in English we talked about what we can do to be 'bucket fillers' and what being a 'bucket dipper' looks like. In maths, lots of us explored the vocabulary 'more than' and 'less than' to compare groups of objects.
This afternoon, we made our own kindness buckets which we will be filling throughout the week with all of the kind acts we have done.
Friday 18th September 2020
We began our day with our last look at the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. To follow, in English we were assessed on our reading and spelling of the first 100 high frequency words or letter sounds of the alphabet. In maths, we enjoyed consolidating our learning from the week by getting the IPads out and playing counting games.
This afternoon, we had a Life Skills lesson where we talked about different emotions and assigned them colours. Happy was green, anger was red, feeling silly was yellow and feeling sad was blue. We then added our faces to a display in the classroom to show how we were feeling.
Have a super weekend everyone.
Thursday 17th September 2020
Today, we started off by reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears again. We used some of the Makaton signs we have learnt this week to help us to read the story together.
In our English lesson, we worked on our handwriting. Some of us looking at dot-to-dot mark making, others learnt how to form the letters in our names and the rest of us looked and making our lower case letters the same size.
In maths today, we carried on with our counting. Some of us had the challenge of helping Goldilocks reach her mothers house by filling in the missing numbers to 20.
Taking inspiration from the story of Goldilocks, this afternoon we explored hot and cold things. We felt ice and touched warm porridge to compare the two. We finished off our day by singing some well-know nursery rhymes (we've found a few that we want to practise)!
Wednesday 16th September 2020
Another super day in the IR!
We started by writing letter to Baby Bear from Goldilocks to say sorry for being so naughty. In maths, we did lots of practical activities to help us with our counting. Some of us used Numicon, some of us built Duplo towers and others played a game with covering numbers on a hundred square.
This afternoon, we labelled the different parts of a computer. To finish our day, we had a PE session where we worked on our throwing and catching.
Tuesday 15th September 2020
It's been another beautiful, sunny day!
In English today, we wrote sentences to describe pictures from Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Then, we chopped up the sentences and challenged ourselves to put them back together again. In maths, we worked on our counting again. Some of us had to reorder jumbled up numbers while others had to complete sequences that moved forwards and backwards. This afternoon, we learnt the Makaton version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. To finish the day, we had a fun PE session with Mr Wright.
Monday 14th September 2020
It's been an action packed Monday and what beautiful weather we've had!
We started off our day reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We completed a comprehension activity to show our understanding of the story. In maths, we've started working on our individual targets. Some of us counted to 20 while others counted all the way to 100!
This afternoon, we worked on our fine motor skills by weaving wool to make one of the three bears from our story. We finished the day with a rainbow talk session where we tasted plums and described them using key words.
Friday 11th September 2020
It's the end of a very busy but great week! All of the children have settled back into school so well - we couldn't be more proud.
Today, we made 'wanted' posters for the Big Bad Wolf after he escaped from the three little pig's house. In maths, we had fun on the IPads playing a maths game where we had to order numbers. This afternoon, we learnt about school rules. We played a game of pass the parcel and under each layer there was either a good or bad rule. We decided whether the rules were good or bad.
Have a super weekend everyone!
Thursday 10th September 2020
It's been another busy day full of lots of fun activities.
In English, we practised our handwriting. Some of us practised forming our letters while the rest of us looked at making sure that our writing is a consistent size.
In maths, we had our last day of assessments so we'll be ready to get on with some super learning next week.
This afternoon, we worked on our fine motor skills to make the Three Little Pig's houses.
A super day. Well done everyone!
Wednesday 9th September 2020
What a busy day we've had!
We started off our morning by reading The Three Little Pigs. We acted out 'huffing, puffing and blowing the house down'. Then, we wrote sentences to describe what each house was made out of. Some of us wrote about whether the house was strong or weak.
In maths, we carried on with our assessments.
This afternoon, we started off with a computing lesson where we got the laptops out and talked about the different parts of a computer. We also learnt about different types of technology. We finished the day by having another fun PE lesson where we worked on our coordination skills.
Tuesday 8th September 2020
We started our day by reading Little Red Riding Hood for the second time. In English, we describe what the Big Bad Wolf looks like by using different adjectives. In maths, we carried on with our assessments.
This afternoon, we did a fun Makaton session where we learnt lots of new fairytale signs. Then, we went to the sports hall and practised our balancing and jumping with Mr Wright.
Monday 7th September 2020
Today, we welcomed back Tom, Chloe and Yahyaa. It was great to see them!
We read Little Red Riding Hood and sequenced pictures from the story in English. In maths, we worked with the adults to complete some assessments to show them what we know. This afternoon, we did some paper plate craft to make The Big Bag Wolf - they were very scary. We finished our day by trying some fruit and talking about what we could see, feel, taste and smell.
Friday 4th September 2020
Another super day with our new Year 3 children. They have settled so well and are looking forward to meeting their classmates next week.
We started off the day with a good play outside. In English, we read our weekly story called 'The Koala Who Can't' and answered some questions about the story. In maths, we showed off our counting skills and sang a number song.
This afternoon, we explored the four seasons and talked about what you can see in each season. We ended the day with fun on the play trail.
Thursday 3rd September 2020
Today we said a huge WELCOME to our new year 3 children and what a fantastic start they all made. It's a scary thing starting at a new school but all of the children took it in their stride and should be incredibly proud of themselves.
We started off our morning playing with lots of exciting toys and games in our classroom. We tested out our new wet flooring area with lots of the children enjoying playing in the water! Later on, we played a game where we had to roll a dice to ask each other questions. Unsurprisingly, we found out that lots of us love chocolate (Miss Hubbard included). We showed off our writing skills and made posters all about us. We also spent lots of time playing outside, dancing to Go Noodle and learning some new Makaton signs for emotions and feelings.
What a fantastic day!