Friday 28th January 2022
We have had a fun morning working on our reading skills in English and going on the ipads to practice our Maths skills that we have learnt in the week. This afternoon has been very busy as we have been learning how to cross the road safely.
Thursday 27th January 2022
Today we welcomed back Mrs Littleworth, Mr Wright and our y6s after a successful residential trip to Robinwood.
We had a busy morning working on our Maths and English then in the afternoon we made spin drums ,noisy but lots of fun!!
Wednesday 26th January 2022
We've been busy practising our letter formation and handwriting in English this morning, while in maths we've continued work on addition. This afternoon we ran enjoyed some running races and climbing in PE.
Tuesday 25th January 2022
In English today we used Clicker to write about what Elmer has been doing. In Maths, we had a lot of fun practising our addition skills using different blocks and counters. This afternoon has been very exciting as we made our own beats on drums and copied each other. Then we had a class conga!
Monday 24th January 2022
What a super fun day. This morning we have had an exciting time baking chocolate chip cookies. We had a lot of fun measuring out the ingredients and rolling out the dough. This afternoon, we really enjoyed going into the pool.
Friday 21st January 2022
This morning in English we copied out our stories of our Special Day, in our best handwriting. In Maths we played counting games on the ipads. This afternoon we had lots of fun playing 'whose the bug under the rug' game.
Thursday 20th January 2022
We've had another busy morning continuing to work hard with our Maths and English. In the afternoon we made Elmer face masks and some of us turned into superheroes and wild animals.
Wednesday 19th January 2022
It was a full house in the IR today and it was wonderful to welcome back the children who had been at home. After a busy morning working we had a super PE lesson. Mr Wright set up a nightline obstacle course and some of the children even managed to do it blindfolded.
Tuesday 17th January 2022
What a super day. This morning we had a lot of fun practising our spellings in English and working on our numbers in Maths. This afternoon, we had a really exciting time making our our snow and rainbows using cornflour and tissues.
Monday 17th January 2022
It's been another quiet day here! We have spent the day working on our fine motor skills, playing on the play trail and doing some super reading. We're looking forward to welcoming back some of our friends tomorrow.
Friday 14th January 2022
It was a cold and frosty morning but that didn't stop us from having fun at Forge Dam. We played on the swings, slide and climbing frame.
For a treat we all had a hot chocolate to warm us up before heading back to school for fish and chips.
Thursday 13th January 2022
We've had another quiet but productive day. This morning we baked cinnamon swirls and made sandwiches. In the afternoon we made stained glass style Elmer elephants to stick on the windows.
Tuesday 11th January 2022
Another quiet but super day in the IR! This morning, we wrote sentences about the crazy things that Elmer has been getting up to around school. We then played some instruction following games before spending some time working on our fine motor skills.
Monday 10th January 2022
It's certainly been a quiet day in the IR today, but we've had lots of fun non-the-less! We started the morning with a visit from the Zoo Lab! We met a snake, tarantula, gecko, scorpion, a tortoise and even a hissing giant cockroach. We were all really brave and touched every animals. We thought it was really funny when the snake tried to slither off the table.
Friday 7th January 2022
The snow didn't deter us from having a super Friday today! We spent the morning getting on with our learning; working on our handwriting, typing skills and some of us counting backwards from 20. This afternoon, we used the xylophones to work on playing as an ensemble. We played the notes 'C' and 'G' to play a lovely blues inspired tune!
Thursday 6th January 2022
We've had a busy morning continuing to work hard with our Maths and English.
In the afternoon we did "Elmer" art. We used lots of different materials to decorate our Elmers.
Wednesday 5th January
The children have all settled into school beautifully and have impressed us all with how hard they are working, especially on their table top work. Well done everyone! After a busy morning, we had a fun afternoon in PE with the climbing equipment out and then some running races afterwards.
Tuesday 4th January 2022
What a fantastic first day back in the new year! We have had a super time learning about our targets for the term. We also had a great time doing our independent work in the classroom this morning. This afternoon, we had a really exciting time during Bucket Time as we made a human circuit to make lights.
Friday 17Th December 2021
Well we have had lots of fun today. This morning we chilled with a film and popcorn or choosing time. This afternoon we had a party! We played pin the nose on Rudolph and musical chairs. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas Holiday and our very best wishes for 2022.
Thursday 16th December 2021
We are all getting very excited in the IR with only one more sleep until the holidays!!This morning we made snowflakes then enjoyed a party lunch.
In the afternoon some of us went into mainstream to join in with fun Christmas activities while the rest of us played games and watched films.
Tuesday 14th December 2021
What a lovely, fun day! We well and truly got into the festive spirit with a treasure hunt around school for some Christmas chocolate this morning and then in the green room we used loo roll to turn our friends into snowmen! This afternoon some of us enjoyed a Christmas quiz and art in mainstream while others enjoyed making it 'snow' in the IR. We might have made a bit of a mess(!) but at least we did a super job of tidying up afterwards.
Friday 10Th December 2021
Today we have had a very busy day. In English we practised our handwriting and in Maths we worked really hard continuing to learn about Time. This afternoon we had a Reindeer race outside followed by circle time, we worked together as a team passing the Tamberine round quietly so as not to wake Mr Wright. Then we rounded the day off with our usual visit from Bessy the dog. Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Thursday 9th December 2021
We have had another busy and fun-filled day. This morning we learned all about traditional Christmas food from around the world. Then we made popcorn adding our own toppings, chocolate, honey, sweets and cheese, chocolate being a firm favourite .In the afternoon we made bubble sock snakes using plastic bottles, old socks and washing up liquid, this produced lots of bubbles and giggles.
Wednesday 8th December 2021
What a busy day - where is all the time going!? In English today the children did some super creative writing and in maths we've been refreshing our learning on time. We then had a lovely afternoon in PE where we practised our balancing.
Tuesday 7th December 2021
Today we had a super exciting day learning all about verbs in our English lesson. In our Maths lesson, we also continued learning about time and big and small, by using different things from our classroom and comparing them. This afternoon, we had a really fun art lesson making some Victorian Christmas toys.
Monday 6th December 2021
This morning we worked really hard in English on our spellings and in Maths we are learning all about Time. This afternoon we had fun in the swimming pool.
Friday 3rd December 2021
This morning in English we had fun writing our emails to our parents. In maths we played fraction games and we all worked really hard. This afternoon we had choosing time and enjoyed our visit from Bessy the dog.
Thursday 2nd December 2021
Its been all go this morning with fractions in Maths and writing in English followed by a very chilly playtime Brrrrrr!!! In the afternoon some of us went into our mainstream classes while the rest of us made our own sensory boards using glitter, feathers and tissue paper, very messy but lots of fun!
Wednesday 1st December
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... or it certainly is in the IR! The advent calendar and Christmas trees are up and we're all starting to feel very festive. Despite all the holiday trimmings, however, it's still work as normal this week. The children are continuing to work hard at their phonics and have impressed us with how well they now navigate a qwerty keyboard. It was then another fun PE session - the children (and some of the staff!) ganged up on Mr Wright to play beach ball dodge ball - all in good fun!
Tuesday 30th November
We did lots of great work this morning. We had a lot of fun making a timeline of our day in English and we started learning about fractions in Maths. This afternoon we had a super time doing a sensory version of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and held some of the fruits from the story.
Monday 29th November 2021
It's been a different Monday for those of us at school today! After the excitement of the snow at the weekend, there were only 7 of us in school. We enjoyed listening to a festive story this morning and had a quiet but fun swimming lesson this afternoon!
Friday 26Th November 2021
We have had a wonderful day in the IR. This morning we decorated bags to put our Christmas craft in for the Winter Fair. We had some amazing musicians who came into our class and played some fabulous music for us. This afternoon we welcomed our families to join us for refreshments in our garden. The children have worked so hard making all the gifts, we hope you love them.
Thursday 25th November 2021
Another super busy morning making Christmas decorations and baking biscuits for tomorrows Winter fayre ,then in the afternoon some of us went into mainstream and the rest of us iced the biscuits.
Wednesday 24th November 2021
We’ve had a busy morning making arts and crafts for our Winter Fayre. There'll be lots of fantastic creations for you all to buy on Friday.
In the afternoon we had an ‘under’ and ‘over’ theme in PE then finished off our day with a birthday party. Happy Birthday Jess!!
Monday 22nd November 2021
It's been wonderful to welcome Evelyn back today! We did some fantastic learning this morning and had such a brilliant swimming session. For the rest of the week, we'll be preparing for our Winter Fair on Friday, where we'll welcome parents to join us for drinks, snacks, games and show off our craft skills!
Friday 19Th November 2021
Today we have had lots of fun celebrating Children in Need Day. This morning we had a Pudsey bear themed Maths and English lesson. In our assembly we looked at the history of the charity Children in Need and were amazed to find out its been going since the 1920's. This afternoon we had a great music session with the boom whackers and as usual it was lovely to see Bessy the dog
Thursday 18th November 2021
We had a busy morning working on our writing in English and looking at properties of 2D and 3D shapes in Maths,then this afternoon in Art we painted Cherry blossom trees like the one in our story "The magic paintbrush".
Wednesday 17th November 2021
What a lovely day! This morning we worked hard at our English and Maths and our individual interventions in the green room. In English we have been writing about our favourite food and some of us have been working on how to then extend our sentences. In maths we are continuing with our work on shapes. The children are becoming more confident using mathematical language to talk about 2D and 3D shapes. After all that hard work(!) we had a lovely experience in the Wonder Dome. The children really enjoyed the full sensory experience of being inside the dome and seeing the wonders of the solar system. We finished off the day with a very energetic PE session.
Tuesday 16th November 2021
It has been such a fantastic day today! This morning we had a lot of fun reading our spelling words through fun games with fly swatters and having a word hunt through the classroom. In Maths, we also learnt how to sort shapes using their names and practising making patterns using different things around the room. This afternoon, we had an amazing making Volcanoes! We used white vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and food colouring to make the larva that came out of the plastic bottles. Everyone joined in and had a lot of fun making lots of volcanoes.
Monday 15th November
We had a lot of fun today looking at different 2D and 3D shapes and sorting them according to their properties. We also practised our letter formations using a game to find them on a big sheet of paper. This afternoon, we had our usual exciting time swimming.
Friday 12th November 2021
This morning we worked really hard in English publishing our magic paintbrush writing from Wednesday. This afternoon we were amazing playing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star with the boomwhackers. At the end of the day our good friend Bessy the therapy dog came to visit us. She is so cute. Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Thursday 11th November 2021
We had a great morning baking parkin buns,we ate them for our snack in the afternoon they were delicious!!
Some of us were in mainstream this afternoon while the rest of us did art making collages of the "Magic paintbrush". Another busy day.
Wednesday 10th November 2021
This morning the children have been writing some super sentences about our story 'The Magic Paintbrush'. The children imagined what they would paint if they had a magic paintbrush of their own. In maths we continued our work on patterns and then in PE we had lots of fun climbing on the apparatus. We ended the day with some mindful stretching.
Tuesday 9th November
We have had a fantastic day today. We had a lot of fun practising making patterns with lots of different toys. We also enjoyed playing fun games to help us learn our spellings. This afternoon, we had a great time learning about China and all the things that come from China like food, animals and plants.
Monday 8th November 2021
What a fabulous Monday we've had! We all practised our spellings this morning, doing lots of fun activities like writing the words with our eyes closed and with the 'wrong' hand. In maths, lots of us made repeating patterns using skittles of different colours. This afternoon, we had a brilliant time at swimming.
Friday 5th November 2021
We have had a lovely Bonfire Night themed Friday. We made some amazing rockets and in the Green Room we made fizzy fireworks. This afternoon Bessy the dog came to visit and in circle time we explored how to talk about how we are feeling. Have a lovely Bonfire night and weekend.
Thursday 4th November
We have had a super morning learning about our shapes and turning in quarter circles. Our afternoon, was very exciting as we did some Bonfire Night art as we painted fireworks using lots of brightly coloured paint, toilet paper rolls and lots of glitter. It was quite messy but lots of fun.
Wednesday 3rd November
We have had a super day today learning about Bonfire Night in English today. We had a great time describing Bonfire Night using our senses. In our Maths lesson, we continued learning about shapes and clockwise and anticlockwise. We also really enjoyed learning how to do yoga in our PE lesson and made some funny poses.
Tuesday 2nd November
This morning, we really enjoyed learning about shapes and right angles. Some of us had a lot fun turning around in circles to learn about right angles. This afternoon, was a lot of fun having a birthday celebration. We had some party food and playing some great party games which we all really enjoyed.
Monday 1st November 2021
This morning, we had a lot of fun sorting in Maths. We sorted lots of different things into lots of different categories, like sorting shapes and sorting clothes,. This afternoon, we enjoyed swimming and playing around in the pool using the floats and pool noodles.
Thursday 21st October
Today we have had so much fun at Ice Sheffield on our curling trip. We all wore our winter coats and played on the ice. We finished off our day with a great afternoon of choosing. We are all ready for the half term holiday but are excited for the new term.
Wednesday 20th October 2021
It's been a spooky morning in the IR! We made skeletons out of cotton buds and ghosts out of cotton wool balls. We also played a game where we had to guess which Halloween objects we could see the shadows of. Some of us practised our fine motor skills, following patterns on pumpkins with pins.
Tuesday 19th October
What a fantastic day! The children are loving this week's book 'The Gingerbread Man' so this morning we baked gingerbread men. We then painted some rocks with some special pens, the children were really proud of their creations and have taken them home with them in their bags. This afternoon we had lots of water fun exploring floating and sinking and then as a special treat we got to eat the gingerbread men we baked - yummy!
Monday 18th October 2021
We were too busy having fun today to remember to take pictures! We spent the morning doing some fantastic Autumn paintings. Some of us enjoyed putting our feet in the paint and making Autumn footprints (it's a good job we had swimming today to wash all of the paint off!). This afternoon was our last swimming session of this half term. We all loved playing on the giant floats at the end of our lesson.
Friday 15th October 2021
This morning, we had a lot of fun practising our spellings and our counting and times tables using games on the iPads. This afternoon, we really enjoyed our circle time as we made lots of music and had quiet time with our teddy bear Ginger as we talked about our feelings and how to recognise them.
Thursday 14th October 2021
This morning we made pizzas ,yum!!! We spread our pizza bases with tomato paste and added mushrooms, peppers, sweetcorn and cheese they tasted delicious. In the afternoon we made leaf blowers by putting tissue paper leaves into tubes and then we blew the leaves out ,this caused lots of giggles, what a fun day!!
Wednesday 13th October
We've all been very busy in the IR today. We've practised multiplication in maths and in English we've been continuing our work around this weeks' story 'The Princess and the Pea'. In the green room we've been making super progress with phonics and creating characters for our own fairy tales. This afternoon we got the hockey sticks and tennis rackets out in PE and showed off some fantastic hitting skills.
Tuesday 12th October 2021
This morning, we had a lot of fun reading through our class story of 'The Princess and The Pea' and describing what the characters were doing and how they were feeling. Then this afternoon, we enjoyed our circle time where we made bubble snakes using bottles, socks and dish soap.
Monday 11th October 2021
We've had a wonderful start to the week. This morning, we practised our spellings by creating some 'magic' writing. We wrote our spellings using while pastels, then washed over them with water colour paints to reveal them! This afternoon, we had a super swimming lesson.
Friday 8th October 2021
What a fun-filled Friday it's been! We all wowed our teachers with our independent writing today. We wrote descriptions of trolls that we made earlier in the week, inspired by The Three Billy Goats Gruff. This afternoon in our music lesson, we played along to the Ghost Busters theme tune, using our bodies as instruments!
Thursday 7th October 2021
This morning in English we learnt how to use and join sentences together and find words that make sense to use at the end of a sentence. In Maths we solved missing number subtractions and played a game to find the number that is less than one by using dice and counters.
In the afternoon we built troll bridges using dried spaghetti,lolly sticks,duplo and marshmallows.
Wednesday 6th October
Today in English we practised our expressive language to describe the trolls we designed yesterday, while in maths we worked on subtraction. Then it was a fun-filled afternoon in PE, where the theme was 'over, under or through'.
Tuesday 5th October
This morning, we all had a lot fun making our own trolls inspired by our class story from 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. We enjoyed making lots of different shapes out of coloured card to make our troll faces. This afternoon, we got very messy making some troll snot. We used glue, bicarbonate of soda and food colouring and started by mixing them with a spoon. We then got our hands messy and got the snot out and played with it for a bit.
Monday 4th October
This morning in English, we enjoyed using paint, glitter and felt tip pens to practise our spellings. Then in Maths we had fun learning about subtraction and using paint splotches to say which one was less. In the afternoon, we all had a lot of going swimming and playing in the pool after our swimming lesson.
Friday 1st October 2021
This morning we went on our trip to the EIS where we joined lots of other children from different schools and took part in a sporty morning playing Boccia and Volleyball. We took part in 6 different activities, these included a 'don't let the balloon hit the floor' challenge as well as throwing bean bags and Boccia balls at targets. We had lots of fun and we all tried our best at all the various activities.
Thursday 30th September 2021
Jack sent us some spare magic beans so this morning we made magic bean pies! We all weighed, measured, kneaded and rolled to make the pastry, then we added baked beans to the pie cases and sprinkled with cheese. We were all Masterchefs!
In the afternoon, we got to eat our magic bean pies. They were delicious!
Wednesday 29th September 2021
After a lot of hard work in the morning, we had such a fun time in PE today. We practised our throwing skills ready for Boccia on Friday. We definitely have some future stars on our hands!!
Tuesday 28th September
Today, we worked hard on our listening skills during circle time as we played the 'Bucket Game'. We also had a lot of fun practising our fine motor skills. We practised our cutting with knives and forks and stretching with elastic bands over pin boards. Despite the rain, some of us played with our mainstream friends at play time.
Monday 27th September 2021
What a fantastic, if not a little rainy, start to the week. Our highlight of the day was our swimming lesson. We were allowed to play with the giant float at the end of our lesson, which lots of us enjoyed 'surfing' on! Jessica was our star of the week this week. She has really impressed us all with her utterly superb writing. Well done, Jessica.
Friday 24th September 2021
In English this morning we wrote our instructions on how to make turnip soup. We had to think really hard to remember how we made the soup on Wednesday. In Maths we used the ipads to play games to help us to identify multiples of 2,3,5 and 10. This afternoon we had a lot of fun in our music lesson learning how to follow a beat. Then we had a visit from our friend Bessy the Therapy dog.
Thursday 23rd September 2021
We were hard at work this morning, doing lots of super maths including learning all about estimating, more or less, and rounding up! We also had some great discussions about the turnip soup we made yesterday, talking about what the ingredients were and where they come from. Then in the afternoon, some of us enjoyed our mainstream classes while others had lots of fun painting some enormous turnips!!
Wednesday 22nd September 2021
This morning, we made turnip soup, which was inspired by our story this week; 'The Enormous Turnip'. We chopped all the vegetables and put them in the soup maker and whizzed it all together. It was lots of fun! We all tried a bowl when it was ready - it was delicious.
In the afternoon we played sit down volleyball with balloons.
Tuesday 21st September
Today, we had a lot of fun during circle time where we enjoyed 'Bucket Time', working hard on our attention and listening skills. We also enjoyed making puppets to retell our class story of 'The Enormous Turnip'. We had a lot of fun practising our cutting with our knives and forks and our scissors in play dough.
Monday 20th September 2021
This morning, we worked really hard on our spellings and we did lots of counting in Maths. This afternoon, we had lots of fun at our swimming lesson. Our Star of the week is Sammy - what a super star! Sadly, the Ipad ran out of charge this morning so we sadly don't have any photos today.
Friday 17th September 2021
This morning, we worked really hard in our Maths lesson ordering numbers and in English we had fun working on our letter formation using rice pudding! This afternoon in circle time, we had fun playing musical instruments and met a new friend, Ginger the bear. She was a little shy to start with but we're confident she will soon settle into the IR very well.
Thursday 16th September 2021
This morning in English, we used Clicker to re-tell the story of the Three Little Pigs and in Maths we ordered numbers in ascending order.
We had a fun art afternoon making paper plate pigs.
Wednesday 15th September 2021
Say cheese! That's right, it was school photo day! The children all did brilliantly well going for their photos, putting on their best smiles and posing for the camera. Well done, everyone! Following on from that excitement in the morning, there was lots of learning being done in maths, with the children getting to grips with estimating, more or less and number bonds. Then to finish off our day, we practised our throwing and ball skills in PE.
Tuesday 14th September 2021
Another busy day! We worked hard with recognising 'less' and 'more' in Maths and reading common exception words in English. We're all doing so well with our learning behaviour - our teachers are so impressed!
In the afternoon, we had a visit from Bessy the therapy dog. What a lovely way to end the day.
Monday 13th September 2021
The verb of the day has to be 'swimming', and what a fantastic time we all had! We were ready and rearing to go all morning and were so excited to finally hop on the coach to head to the pool. All of us listened and followed instructions beautifully. What a fantastic start to the week!
Friday 10th September 2021
This morning, we worked hard on our Maths and English. This afternoon, we had fun learning how to cooperate with each other in circle time. To finish off our day and our first full week of learning this year, we had a lovely surprise visit from Bessy the therapy dog. Lots of us enjoyed stroking her and giving her treats.
Thursday 9th September 2021
We worked super hard this morning in Maths and English today. In Maths, we ordered numbers and in English we used question marks, exclamation marks and full stops.
In the afternoon, some of us went into our mainstream class and the rest of us did project work learning about continents.
Wednesday 8th September 2021
It was a busy day in the IR today. We all worked hard at our morning work. Then, in the afternoon some of us went to our mainstream classes, while others enjoyed a super PE lesson with Mr Wright. There was lots of running, climbing, jumping and some lovely teamwork helping each other across the obstacles.
Tuesday 7th September 2021
We had lots of fun playing maths games today! To work on our counting skills, some of us played a board game where we practised using our finger to point to one object at a time - a tricky skill! This afternoon, we started our project. We learned about what a continent is and the difference between land and sea.
Monday 6th September 2021
Today, we got stuck in to some super learning. In English, we showed our teachers what we already know and what we need to learn this year with our spellings. In maths, we started our work on number and place value, with some of us learning how to use the more than and less than symbols. This afternoon, we played a circle game called: who's the bug under the rug? We hid someone under a blanket and had to guess who had been hidden. It was trickier than we thought!
Friday 3rd September 2021
We have had a lovey start to the term and the children have been amazing back at school, after the long summer break. This morning we all did some work on our class rules. This afternoon we had fun in the classroom doing some finger painting and playing a game with giant dice! Well done everyone - lots more fun to look forward to.
Thursday 2nd September 2021
What a fantastic first day! All of us came into school happy and smiling and were very excited to see our friends. We welcomed two new children, Safa and Evelyn, to our class. We're really excited to get to know them. Lots of the day was spent playing with each other, but we managed to do a little bit of work this afternoon when we wrote about who we are and what we like. We're really excited for the year ahead!
Tuesday 20th July 2021
We did it!
Well done everyone for making it to the end of the year with happy, smiley faces. It has been another very warm day so we have kept cool with the paddling pool and ice lollies in the garden. Thank you for being the best class, for making us smile and laugh often, for keeping us on our toes, and letting us be a part of your fantastic lives. We wouldn't change it for the word.
From all of us in the IR team, have a wonderful summer holiday!
Monday 19th July
It's been a hot one in the IR today! Thankfully we were all able enjoy some end-of-term fun out in the garden, splashing in the paddling pool and keeping cool with some ice lollies.
Friday 16th July 2021
This afternoon we had lots of fun at our Teddy bears picnic. The children brought in their favourite cuddly toy and we sat outside, had some lovely snacks and played some fun games. We also had a surprise visit from Miss Knowles and her beautiful twin babies.
Wednesday 14th July 2021
We have spent lots of time enjoying the sunshine outside today! We had an especially fantastic time on the play trail.
Tuesday 13th July 2021
Today we have really enjoyed being pirates. This morning we made our own parrots and had lots of fun using tape to attach them to our shoulders, just like real pirates! "oooorrrrrrrr". This afternoon we found out what each of our pirate names are and put them on our pirate hats.
Monday 12th July 2021
This week in the IR is our pirate themed creative week! We have had a lovely day with junk modelling in the green room, playing in the rain and following clues around the school for a football themed treasure hunt. Mrs L hosted a great game of 'pin the tie on Gareth Southgate' too.
This afternoon we had our last swimming session of the year and played plenty of water games. Huge thanks to all the instructors at Swim! and Michael the bus driver for all their support over the past 8 weeks.
And finally, we said goodbye to Yahyaa who starts his new school tomorrow. We will miss your cheeky grin as you read Dear Zoo and the regular disappearance of iPads around the classroom! Enjoy your new school, Yahyaa!
Friday 9th of July 2021
It's Friday again and what a fantastic day we have had! In maths this morning, we made a poster all about the different foods we eat at the seaside and this afternoon we enjoyed making our own ice-cream and popcorn, which we all devoured very quickly!
Have a lovely weekend.
Thursday 8th July 2021
It's been another busy day in the IR, with lots going on around the school. Well done to all our children for coping so well with the changes of schedule today, we're all super proud of you.
This morning, our Y6s and their friends were invited to watch the Y6 performance rehersal. It was very exciting being at an outdoor theatre! We clapped them and encouraged our mainstream friends as they prepared for their final performance at Nether Green.
In the classroom, we had a go at writing sentences with our Clicker app to help us. Some of us wrote about our school and some of us wrote our very own under sea adventure stories. The results were superb.
This afternoon we had a treat and watched Mr Tumble's Top 5 Meals and talked about what we like to eat. We made our own Beach cafe menus made up of all our favourite foods.
Wednesday 7th July
We were so busy working today that we didn't have time to take any photos. But! Here are some photos from our fabulous swimming lesson on Monday instead.
Tuesday 6th July 2021
This afternoon we continued looking at toys Victorian children played with. We all made a spinning toy which was an optical illusion. When the toy spun round it looked like there was an object like a flower inside the cage or window.
Thursday 1st July 2021
Thursday has been a very busy day in the IR! This morning we practiced our mark making and joined up handwriting in our English lesson. We're getting very good at our letter formations and even had a go with our eyes closed! In maths we explored money, identifying coins and calculating change from 10p.
This afternoon we looked at the toys Victorian children played with. We had so much fun playing with them, reading books about Victorian homes and dressing up in old clothes.
Have a wonderful long weekend!
Wednesday 30th June
We have done some lovely work in English today. The children made up their own sentences on the laptops about this week's story 'The Snail and the Whale'; some were serious and some were not-so-serious! Then this afternoon we held our own 'Special Olympics' event in PE, where the children demonstrated their skills in balancing, leap frogging, long jumping to name but a few.
Tuesday 29Th June
Today we had lots of fun learning about how a visit to the seaside compares now to back in Victorian days. The children dressed up in Victorian clothes and they looked fabulous.
Monday 28th June 2021
Today we started money in our maths lessons, looking at the value of different coins and talked about what money is used for. In English we read our book of the week, The Snail and the Whale. We practiced spellings by completing a word hunt around the classroom. Swimming was wonderful too, and it's great to see the progress we are making in our water confidence and swimming skills.
Friday 25th June 2021
This morning the children worked on forming lower case letters using potato printing and this afternoon they had so much fun making snap circuit in the green room with Miss Alger!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Wednesday 23rd June
What a fantastic Sport's Day!!! Everyone performed amazingly - we definitely have some budding Mo Farah's and Jessica Ennis' in the group. The children also showed great team spirit by cheering on and applauding their classmates.
Tuesday 22nd June 2021
Today we had lots of fun in our Project lesson learning about staying safe at the beach. We made some lovely posters to remind us.
Monday 21st June 2021
This week, we are learning to tell the time. Today, lots of us made giant clocks that we will use this week to help us with telling the time. We also had lots of fun at swimming today. It was space week, so we played with rockets and aliens in the pool.
Friday 18th June 2021
It's been a great end to the week. We all worked on continuing and creating repeating patterns, using sweets as a little extra incentive! Today, we said thank you and goodbye to Miss Shipston, who has been volunteering with us for the last two weeks. She kind made us all an origami animal to remember her by!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Wednesday 16th June
With sports day coming up next week we've been practising our running, throwing and catching skills in PE today.
Tuesday 15Th June 2021
Today we read a book called 'Sharing a shell' and in English we looked at the story in more detail and did some lovely work. This afternoon in our Project lesson we had fun on the laptops researching different facts about the UK and its coastline.
Friday 11th of June 2021
What a fantastic day we had today! We had an ice-cream theme morning where we made favourite flavoured ice-cream and played an ice-cream building game. Then this afternoon we met the two children who will be joining us next year!.
Enjoy the hot weekend!
Thursday 10th June 2021
Land ahoy! Today we have been pirates, and we spent the morning crafting pirate ships, mermaids and crabs for our displays. This afternoon we sang pirate songs and drew our very own island treasure maps. Luckily, we all escaped without walking the plank! Phew!
Wednesday 9th June
It's been a hive of creative activity in the IR this week as the children continue working on the school's summer window display. You should be able to see the results of their efforts at the main entrance tomorrow!
Tuesday 8th June 2021
Today we continued our Beach themed window display. We also had lots of fun having sensory play in our new sensory tent.
Monday 7th June 2021
The sun is shining and we've started the last half term of the year with an introduction to our new project; 'Oh, do you like to be beside the seaside?'. We enjoyed getting our toes sandy, fishing for numbers and making pretend ice creams.
Friday 28th of May 2021
What a fantastic 'crazy hair' day we've had! Just to end this great day we all had a lovely
Happy half term everybody!
Thursday 27th May 2021
This morning, we worked hard on our life skills. We learnt how to turn socks the right way round by making sock monsters. To make sure that our trousers weren't inside out, we pretended that our arms were trains that we moving down the trouser tunnels.
We'll be experts before we know it!
Wednesday 26th May
We've all been feeling a little bit tired today in the IR so, after working hard at our English and maths in the morning, we've had a lovely afternoon on the play trail and woke ourselves up with a bit of a dress up and a dance.
Monday 24th May 2021
This afternoon we had a wonderful time at Swim Sheffield. Look at our pictures to see our super swimming.
Friday 21st of May 2021
In English this morning, we did letter formation using spaghetti. We had so much fun!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Wednesday 19th May
Today we made some spectacular hats to go with this week's story book 'I Want My Hat Back'. The children designed and made their hats from scratch. We think they look fantastic!
Tuesday 18Th May 2021
This morning Mrs Littleworth had lost her hat so the children had to follow clues to find it. They used their problem solving skills to find out who had stolen the hat. This afternoon the children had lots of fun outside identifying many different flowers and leaves in the school grounds.
Monday 17th May 2021
What an exciting day! We had such a super time at our first swimming session together as a class. We behaved beautifully, all got into the water and followed all of the swimming rules - wow! We were so excited when we left that we forgot the bring the IPad with us, so no pictures this week. Come back next Monday for pictures of our super swimming!
Friday 14th May 2021
This morning we learned about letter formation using paint. This afternoon we had a party to celebrate one of the children's birthday and Eid.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday 12th May
Today at school we have been talking and writing about what to expect when we go swimming on Monday - which we are all very excited about!
Monday 10th May 2021
What a super start to the week! We did some fantastic learning about multiplication this morning. This afternoon (after a very wet play time!), we learnt all about the Titanic. We watched a video to see what the Titanic looks like now it has been under water for over 100 years. We made port holes to show what you might be able to see out of the windows now.
Friday 7th May 2021
The children had lots of fun making giant leaves and animal masks for the rainforest outside!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Wednesday 5th May
In maths todays, some of us practiced dividing numbers into halves, thirds and quarters, while some of us worked on 'one more' and 'one less'. The children also enjoyed a fabulous PE lesson, complete with hoop races and a superhero race dressed up in capes and masks.
Tuesday 4th May 2021
This afternoon we did some research using the laptops and reference books to find out the difference between a rainforest and a jungle. We looked at the habitats and who lived there. We started to colour some of the animals ready for our big rainforest art day on Friday.
Friday 30th April 2021
We had a very busy day yesterday. We had a fabulous day learning all about Africa. Please find pictures below.
Today the children enjoyed playing golf with a student from Sheffield Hallam University.
Have a lovely, long weekend!
Wednesday 28th April
Today we talked and wrote about what helps us get to sleep, just like Arlo in our story this week, 'Arlo. The lion who couldn't sleep'.
Tuesday 27th April 2021
Today we took a trip to the desert to learn about the animals who live here. We went on an animal hunt and researched some animal facts. Did you know that only 20% of the Earth's deserts are sand? We didn't either until today!
Monday 26th April 2021
This afternoon we had lots of fun learning about the Ancient Egyptians and how they hieroglyphics. The children had a go at writing their names in hieroglyphics too.
Thursday 22nd of April 2021
We had a great afternoon learning about the first people to discover Iceland-The Vikings. We watched Horrible History and we played Vikings out in the garden!
Wednesday 21st April 2021
Today, we used Skittles to help with our division skills in maths. Some of us even got to eat a few of them afterwards! Then, after exercising our brains we had lots of fun exercising our legs with some super fast sprinting races in PE.
Tuesday 20th April 2021
This afternoon in our project lesson we learnt about the different animals that live in the Artic. We did our own research on 2 animals each and then we told our class friends a few facts about them.
Monday 19th April 2021
A HUGE welcome back to everybody. It's been great to hear about what you've all been getting up to over the Spring holidays. Today, we were introduced to our new project, which is called 'Why doesn't a penguin need to wear a coat?'. We spend each week exploring different habitats and the animals that call them home. In our project lesson today, we explored which materials are the best insulators, with a view towards helping an arctic explorer to keep warm on his expedition.
Thursday 1st April 2021
What a fantastic way to end the half-term! This morning we went on an Easter egg hunt and found that the Easter bunny had come to visit us early. Then we made hats with Easter bunny ears. This afternoon we had our Easter Bonnet Parade on the play trail, enjoyed a Classroom Cinema with Peter Rabbit and celebrated how hard we had worked this term.
Have a wonderful Easter everyone!
Wednesday 31st March 2021
Today, we have had an egg-cellent day. Some of us showed off our knowledge of prepositions to find the eggs in our egg hunt, then we estimated the number of eggs in a basket during maths. Some of us also enjoyed some spring sunshine and bubbles in the garden this afternoon.
Monday 29th March 2021
What a beautiful, sunny day it has been! After all of our hard work getting on with our learning this morning, we spent the afternoon outside having lots of fun.
Friday 27th March 2021
Today, we added the final touches to our window display! We are really pleased with how our hard work has come together! We also had a rubber duck race down the slide this afternoon, which was loads of fun!
Thursday 25th March 2021
Today, we continued working on our Spring window display! We drew around our hands, cut around the outlines and then used sponges and paint to decorate them. This will be used as our grass for the window.
Wednesday 24th March 2021
It's been an action-packed day in the IR today. This morning we hosted our inaugural 'Welly Wanging' event, with much fun had by all. Those wellies really went flying! We also continued to work on our spring art display and then topped off the day with a fab PE session.
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
We had so much fun planting our tomato plants in the vegetable patch! Then we finished the afternoon having lots of fun in the play trail.
Monday 22nd March 2021
What a lovely sunny day the children had a lot of fun playing in the sun today. We also started a very exciting Art Project which will last all week. Today the children worked in teams of two to make stained glass windows from tissue paper.
Friday 19th of March 2021
Today we had so much fun this afternoon playing 'Stick the nose to the Nose'. In maths we played pass the parcel with red nose day maths questions as the prizes and in English we did a scavenger hunt. Some of us dressed up and looked amazing!.
Have a wonderful weekend!.
Wednesday 17th March 2021
It has been a busy day in the IR today. The children have blown us away with their super subtraction skills in maths this morning. This afternoon we have enjoyed the spring sunshine and shown off some speedy sliding on the play trail.
Monday 15th March 2021
Today we had fun learning about life cycles. We talked about humans, frogs and butterflies. In maths we started to learn about subtraction. We used fruit from 'the hungry caterpillar' to help us.
Friday 12th March 2021
This week we have been reading a lovely book called The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the children have enjoyed taking part in lots of activities including writing their own books. Here are some photos.
Wednesday 10th March 2021
In maths today, some of us have been learning about finding more and less. We built towers out of Duplo and compared them!
Tuesday 9th March 2021
This afternoon, we had loads of fun playing together on the play trail!
Monday 8th March 2021
Today was a great Monday! This afternoon, we learnt about how to take care of pets. We learnt that different pets need different things to keep them happy, healthy and safe.
Friday 5th March 2021
Earlier in the year, we took part in a table cricket competition. Today, we received our medals for taking part in the competition. We had an awards ceremony and some of us even gave an acceptance speech.
Thursday 4th March 2021
It was World Book Day today. We spent the day learning and talking about emotions. We played a game of emotions BINGO. We had to look at which emotion Mrs Littleworth was acting out and cross it out on our BINGO grid if we had it. Some of us enjoyed getting messy and making play dough, too!
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Today, we had a brilliant time out in the garden clearing one of the planting beds ready to start planting seeds next week. We enjoyed finding wriggly worms in the soil and digging for rocks!
Monday 1st March 2021
We have been doing some brilliant counting work in maths today. Some of us made giant number lines to 20 while others explored using first, second and third to order different objects. This afternoon, we had a giggle playing a game of duck, duck, goose!
Friday 26th February 2021
It's been a great end to the week!
This afternoon, we celebrated Areeba and Mrs Sutcliffe's birthdays. We played musical chairs and pass the parcel. As a Friday treat, we had our afternoon snack outside!
Thursday 25th February 2021
This morning, some of us had lots of fun hunting for numbers around the classroom! We were super speedy! This afternoon, we talked about what plants need to keep them healthy. We had lots of fun making the most of the sunshine today, too.
Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th February 2021
On Monday, we did some fantastic counting work. Some of us are learning to count in 2s and are doing a super job!
On Tuesday afternoon, we got out in the garden and planted some grass seeds. We also went on a nature walk around the school grounds and collected some sticks and leaves.
On Wednesday, we worked on our typing skills by starting to make a poster about how to look after plants!
We've had a super start to the half term - well done everybody!
Friday 12th February 2021
We've had an absolutely fantastic day today! In the Green Room, we celebrated Pancake Day in style. We brought our own pancake toppings to school and enjoyed eating pancakes for snack time. We got very messy in some cornflour and water and learnt how to flip pancakes in a frying pan!
Wednesday 10th February 2021
Today, we have done some super learning! Lots of us have been working on telling the time, which is tricky but we are trying really hard. This afternoon, we did a round robin of Boccia activities in the sports hall.
Monday 8th February 2021
We had a bit of disruption this morning as we woke up to yet more snow! In English today, we worked on our spellings. Some of us played a team game where we had to spell words that our partner was saying to us. It was lots of fun and we gave each other high fives to say well done!
Friday 5th December 2021
Today, lots of us came to school dressed as something that we would like to be when we grow up or someone that we looked after. We had doctors, mechanics, a teacher, a physiotherapist, a rock star, policeman and even a tiger! This afternoon, we talked about what we want to be when we grow up and listened to our friends share their thoughts, too.
Have a wonderful weekend everybody!
Wednesday 3rd February 2021
We have done some super learning today! We did some super building using lots of different materials down in the Green Room and created some brilliant junk models.
Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Well, what a day! We only had a few children in school today as we woke up to a winter wonderland, but what a fun day it was. A highlight of our day was getting outside, playing in the snow and building a snowman. We also enjoyed some hot chocolate this afternoon to warm ourselves up.
Monday 1st February 2021
It's been a day packed full of great learning today! This week, we are learning all about what it's like to be an artist. This afternoon, we explored colour. Some of us talked about our favourite colours and made a collage to show these while others explored the colour wheel and learnt about complementary colours.
Friday 29th January 2021
The highlight of our day has been mark making in the foam! We had a super, messy time!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Thursday 28th January 2021
We had lots of fun in maths today! We drew around our friends and then talked about the differences in our heights. Some of us measured our height and compared it with our friends. This afternoon, we learnt all about how and when to call 999! We learnt that we don't call 999 when we feel bored or have grazed our elbows.
Wednesday 27th January 2021
Today, we wrote questions that we want to ask a fire fighter to find about more information about their job. We finished the day with a super PE lesson in the sports hall.
Monday 25th January 2021
This week in maths, we are learning about measuring length. To get us fully immersed in this topic, we had a morning full of fun, practical maths activities. We made a class height chart, ordered cooked spaghetti from shortest to longest, raced cars down a ramp to measure how far they went and made worms out of play dough! We had a great time.
Friday 22nd January 2021
This afternoon, we learnt about diversity within our class. We read the story 'We Are All Different', then we made paper plate versions of ourselves -they look great!
Have a fab weekend everyone. Can you spot whose is whose?
Thursday 21st January 2021
Today, we all wrote a shopping list after looking at a recipe. We talked about how shopping lists are important to help us to remember what we need to buy. In maths, some of us made some 3D shape monsters. This afternoon, we had a great time learning about healthy, balanced meals. We designed our own healthy meal including foods that we like!
Tuesday 19th January 2021
We had lots more fun with 3D shapes today! Some of us had to copy pictures made out of 3D shapes while others enjoyed a 3D shape hunt around the classroom. By the end of the week, we'll all be shape experts!
Monday 18th January 2021
What a great start to the week we've had. We have started to explore 3D shapes today and had fun building with lots of different 3D shapes. Some of us were even able to count the vertices, faces and edges - wow! Lots of us enjoyed working on our speaking and listening skills when we shared our weekend photos and chatted about what we'd been up to.
Thursday 14th January 2021
What a day! We started with rain and ended with lots and lots of snow. I hope everyone got home safely!
Sadly, we couldn't get outside to play in the snow. Instead, we brought the snow inside and built some snowmen!
Wednesday 13th January 2021
We had a fun English lesson today where we had to tell Mrs Littleworth how to make a jam sandwich. She took our instructions very literally, so we had to make sure that we were very specific about what we wanted her to do! Some of us had a real giggle!
Tuesday 12th January 2021
It's been a great day today. In English, we did some super comprehension work and in maths, lots of us worked on our positional language using 2D shapes. This afternoon, we learnt the Makaton signs for 'people who help us'. To finish our day, we worked on our balancing skills and even did a bit of Star Wars yoga!
Monday 11th January 2021
This week, we are learning about working in a restaurant. We read the book 'don't take your dragon to dinner', which we all enjoyed joining in with! In English, we all worked on our spellings. In maths, lots of us made super shape monsters while others sorted 2D shapes into shape monsters.
This afternoon, we learnt about how much sugar is in different foods. We were shocked to find out that there are 10 sugar cubes in a can of coke!
Friday 8th January 2021
We've had a fun-filled day today building on our learning about working at the post office. We have learnt to wrap parcels, write the address on letters and have even tried to put some of our teachers and friends in the post!
We have been exploring our new technology area today, too. We played with different effects on the IPad, which was lots of fun.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Thursday 7th January 2021
We've done some super learning today and have had some super cold playtime fun outside! Lots of us enjoyed making giant repeating patterns using PE cones today. We're proving to be repeating pattern experts! This afternoon, we enjoyed finding our houses on Google Maps before we practised writing our addresses.
Wednesday 6th January 2021
Happy New Year to you all! It's been great to see most of you today and to get back to some sort of normality. It sounds like you've all had a fantastic Christmas break.
Today, we kicked off our new project which is called: 'What jobs can people do?'. This week, we are learning all about working in a post office.
Today, we started writing letters to our families, which we will post later this week. In maths, we started work on repeating patterns. This afternoon, we played maths games and worked on our touch typing skills. To finish the day, we practised some ball skills in PE.
Unfortunately, we've had a malfunction with our IPad today, so we have no pictures! There'll be lots to see tomorrow.
What a fantastic first day!
Thursday 17th December 2020
It's been another day of festive fun! Today, we decorated the Christmas ornaments that we made on Monday. Some of us made our look like Santa while the rest of us used our artistic flair to create our own designs!
Wednesday 16th December 2020
We had a delicious Christmas dinner today!
Tuesday 15th December 2020
We had a real treat today with some people coming in to teach us how to play table cricket! We are hoping to enter a tournament later in the year to show off our newly learnt skills.
Monday 14th December 2020
This week, we have lots of fun Christmas activities and crafts planned.
Today, we worked together to make our own salt dough. We then kneaded the dough, rolled it out and pressed our hands into it to make a hand print. We have put our dough hands in the oven to dry out before we can paint them to make beautiful Christmas ornaments!
Thursday 10th December 2020
It's been a good day today!
We have done a fantastic job of writing letters to Santa. Lots of us enjoyed showing off how much our writing has improved this term, not to mention talking about all of the things that we're asking for for Christmas.
This afternoon, we did a science experiment to learn about solids and liquids. We watched ice melt and talked about what was changing.
Tuesday 8th December 2020
The highlight of our day today was a fantastic PE lesson. We got out all of the large apparatus and equipment, including a spring board and crash mats to jump on! It was a perfect way to end our day.
Monday 7th December 2020
It's been a super start to the week.
In English today, we did some spelling activities. Some of us hunted for words that began with the 'p' sound while others sorted words with either the 'ch' 'th' or 'sh' sound. Some of us challenged ourselves to make compound words! In maths, a few of us began to explore division and learnt that this means sharing equally.
This afternoon, we learnt about how people around the World celebrate Christmas differently. We found out that people in Japan eat KFC for their Christmas dinner and in India, they decorate mango trees rather than fir trees!
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!