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Clownfish 13th July 2018

 

We have been extremely busy this week! We have `walked and talked’, around the playground. We discussed what we did at the weekend and the world cup football matches. We have made clay leaves to go in our jungle story boxes. We have enjoyed yoga, Maths ICT and designing a mode of transport. In Mathematics we have been adding and subtracting a single digit number from a 2-digit number and paying for items using coins.

from Miss Callis

 

 

 

                                             

 

Clownfish 6th July 2018

 

We have been enjoying our new mini topic `Transport’. We have learnt about how transport has changed over the years. In Literacy we have labelled and compared different forms of transport. In Mathematics we have revised multiplication, written number sentences and solved mathematical problems. We have also been practising our yoga within the classroom.

 

from Miss Callis

 

                                            

 

Clownfish 28th June 2018

 

We have continued our topic about the rainforest. We wrote a story based on the book `Monkey Puzzle’. We used descriptive language to describe the lost animal in our story. In Mathematics we ordered the days of the week and the months of the year. We discussed what we do on certain days and the events which happen in the different months. We have continued to create some lovely art work and developed our artistic skills. In dance we worked with our learning partner to create different moves and linked the moves together to create a class dance based on the rainforest. We have also learnt how to cross the road safely. J

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                                   

 

Clownfish 21st June 2018

 

We have had a great few days! We have been finding lots of facts about animals that live in the emergent layer, canopy, under story and the forest floor of the rainforest.  In mathematics we have been adding numbers to the next multiple of ten and adding single digits to a two digit number. We have also been creating lots of art work on our rainforest theme to put on display.

Have a lovely long weekend!

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                             

 

Clownfish 15th June 2018

 

We have had a very busy week! We have all worked extremely hard in phonics. We read real words and alien words (nonsense words) using our phonic skills. We have worked hard on our comprehension skills in reading. We read stories and answered questions. We also completed a quiz on our grammar understanding. In Mathematics we focused on problem solving skills and used our understanding to solve real life problems. We enjoyed our dance session this week where we had to pretend to be various jungle animals and move in time of the music. We had such fun on sports day! We raced against different teams! We all had a fantastic time! J

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                          

 

Clownfish 8th June 2018

 

We really enjoyed seeing all the jungle animals on Monday. We learnt about many jungle animals! We saw and touched a Honey Bear, a python, a tarantula and may more. It was a great way to start our new topic. We have also written jungle stories based on the story `We are going on a Bear Hunt’. In Mathematics we have revised money and have been working out change from a 20 coin. We loved dance on Thursday which was based on jungle animals. We had to move our bodies like various jungle animals around the hall.

from Miss Callis

 

 

 

                                           

 

Clownfish 25th May 2018

 

This week we have continued with our topic `Healthy Living, Healthy Me’.  We have been working extremely hard this week! On Monday in Assa we played team games and had lots of fun! We have been looking at the features of a good poster in English and created our own poster informing people of the importance of keeping healthy. In mathematics we have been learning about multiplication (repeated addition). We have been beginning to use the times (x) sign in our number sentences. We have been working hard during our interactive phonic sessions and revising all the diagraphs. In music we have been singing songs and playing percussion instruments.

from Miss Callis

 

 

 

                                                     

 

Clownfish 18th May 2018

 

This week we have continued with our topic `Healthy Living, Healthy Me’. We are keeping fit in ASSA and learning new skills and techniques. We have revised verbs and adverbs this week. We have learnt how bananas are imported and written about the various stages using appropriate verbs and adverbs. We tasted different fruits, created a class bar chart of our favourite fruit and wrote about the different fruits using adjectives. Some of us even tasted fruit we have never tasted before! In mathematics we have been identifying, describing and sorting 3-D shapes.  Friday we dressed in red, white and blue to think about the upcoming Royal Wedding on Saturday. We thoroughly enjoyed participating in various activities with our `reading buddy’ all afternoon. It was great fun!

from Miss Callis

 

 

 

                                          

 

Clownfish 11th May 2018

 

This week we have continued with our topic `Healthy Living, Healthy Me’. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Barleylands. We made some delicious pizza using the wheat grown on the farm. We went on a very bumpy tractor ride and visited the Discovery Centre where we learnt about how wheat was harvested many years ago. We also saw and fed many farm animals including sheep and goats. We even stroked a furry rabbit! On Tuesday we wrote a leaflet to encourage other people to visit Barlelyands.  In literacy we have learnt about nouns, verbs and adverbs. In mathematics we have been focusing on subtracting and taking a single digit number away form a 2-digit number using 100 grids.

from Miss Callis

 

 

 

                                             

 

Clownfish 4th May 2018

 

This week we have continued with our topic `Healthy Living, Healthy Me’. We enjoyed our ASSA session in the hall and have developed our team skills. We had lots of fun! We have begun to record our observations of our Sunflower plant which we planted last week. We have also continued to develop our understanding of the use of conjunctions and exclamation marks in our English sessions. In mathematics we have been adding numbers and bridging 10.

Today has been amazing! We have sung `Star wars’ songs with Mrs Brown and participated in outdoor activities.

from Miss Callis

 

 

 

 

 

                                    

 

Clownfish 27th April 2018

 

This week we have started our toping `Healthy Living, Healthy Me’. On Monday we had a great time keeping fit and healthy outside with the ASSA team. We also had the cooking star ladies in to help us cook healthy vegetable parcels. The following day we wrote instructions to help others cook vegetable parcels.  On Tuesday we went outside with Mrs Brown to plant some sunflower seeds. We talked about what a seed needs in order for it to grow. We can’t wait to see how quickly they grow! In Mathematics we have learnt to add 11 and subtracted 11 from a 2 digit number. We have also learnt to add and subtract in multiples of 10.

from Miss Callis

 

                                           

 

Clownfish 20h April 2018

 

We have had a very exciting week! On Monday we talked about the qualities of a good friend and painted a picture of one of our best friends. In Mathematics we have been comparing and ordering numbers. We had a mini topic this week about coastal habitats. On Wednesday we visited Leigh beach and completed various activities including building a sandcastle town, making pictures using natural materials found on the beach and visiting the fishmongers. We discussed what activities we like to do on the beach, the animals which live on the beach and the importance of keeping the beach clean. On Thursday we performed our class assembly based on the topic `Under the Sea’. We had lots of fun and we hoped you enjoyed it!

from Miss Callis

 

                                         

 

Clownfish 29h March 2018

We have had a very busy four days! We have continued to work with money, finding totals and working out change. We had an amazing pirate day on Tuesday! We made pirate hats, sung pirate songs, created treasure maps, decorated pirate cakes and played pirate games. Thank you to all those who visited on pirate day, we hope you enjoyed our celebration event. On Thursday the Easter bunny arrived and we had an Easter bonnet parade. We look forward to seeing you all for our class assembly on Thursday 19th April, some children have words to practise in their book bags.

Have a lovely relaxing break!

from Miss Callis

 

 

 

                                    

 

Clownfish Class  - 23.3.18

It has been a great week. We had our last `Body care’ session where we discuss everything we have learnt in the previous four sessions. One Tuesday we walked a mile around the school with the Year 4 children. In Mathematics we have been using coins to make different amounts with our learning partner. We have been learning some songs and rhymes related to our topic. We had a fantastic day on Thursday and learnt many facts about sea creatures which we wrote about today!

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J

 

 

                                       

 

Clownfish 16th March 2018

This week we have continued with our topic `Under the Sea’. We have written our own story based on the film `Finding Nemo’. In mathematics we have been using our number bonds to 10 to bridge through 10. In art we have started to make 3-D jelly fish. This week we have also continued with our body care programme and have been learning about healthy meals. In gymnastics we have been learning to balance, do forward rolls, jump and land correctly.

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                 

 

Clownfish 9th March 2018

 

This week we have introduced the new topic `Under the Sea’. We have watched clips of `Finding Nemo’ and he has invited us to a pirate party! We have also described characters from the story and describe the setting. In mathematics we have been learning about capacity. We had lots of fun on `World Book Day’, discussing our favourite book character and sharing our books.

from Miss Callis

 

 

                           

 

Clownfish Class  - 2.3.18

 

It has been a very exciting week with all the snow! This week the children have written about their experiences of the snow. On Monday we have been learning how to eat a healthy breakfast. In literacy this week we have been celebrating the enjoyment of reading. In mathematics we have been relating addition and subtract number facts e.g. 7+1=8, 8-7=1 etc.

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J

 

                                   

 

Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd February 2018

 

 

This week we have been writing poems about daffodils. In art we have developed our printing technique to create spring paintings which we are extremely proud of. In mathematics we have been partitioning two digit numbers and finding 10 more / less than a number.

from Miss Callis

 

 

 

                               

 

Clownfish 9th February 2018

 

This week we have written a review of our topic `Wonderful Weather’. We have also learnt about the Chinese New Year celebrations and written the Chinese New Year story.  We also painted the pictures of the animals in the race. In mathematics we have been learning how to measure length using multilink cubes. Thank you for all your support and have a lovely half term

from Miss Callis

 

 

                                

 

Clownfish 2nd February 2018

 

We have had lots of fun this week. We have written weather reports and recorded them on the ipad. In Mathematics we have been counting in 2’s, sorting odd and even numbers. We have practised doubling and halving numbers. In D.T. we made kites which we flew on Leigh beach on Thursday. We also looked at the clouds and practised using compasses. Friday afternoon we played Mathematics games with our family members. What a busy week!

from Miss Callis

 

                             

 

Clownfish 26th January 2018

 

We have continued with our topic `Wonderful Weather’. This week we were finding facts about the weather using a variety of resources and writing fact files. We have been working closely with our learning partners and developing our growth mindset. In mathematics we have been weighing different items and recording the amount of multilinks required to balance the scales. We have also been learning to tell the time using o’clock, half past and quarter past. In science we have been naming different materials and objects. In art we added white to different colours to explore tone.

from Miss Callis

 

 

                             

 

Clownfish 19th January 2018

 

This week we have continued with our topic `Wonderful Weather’.  We have created many weather investigations including making a human sun dial, rain in a jar, fishing for ice, creating a rain gauge and a weather vane. We then evaluated each investigation and wrote what we felt we had learnt. In mathematics we have identified number bonds to 8, 9 and 10. We also doubled numbers and learnt how to add 3 numbers using our number bonds and doubles to help us. In PSHE we have been discussing our dreams and goals. Throughout this week we have been working closely with our new learning partners.

from Miss Callis

 

                                 

 

Clownfish 12th January 2018

 

This week we have been thinking about our new topic `Wonderful Weather’. We have listened to different poems and written out own poem using descriptive language. In mathematics we have been finding one more and one less than a number. We have also learned how to count on in 10’s from a given number. In science we have explored how some animals adapt in winter. On Friday we had lots of fun outside looking at different types of cloud e.g. cirrus – scattered, cumulus – puffy, stratus – lines. We then painted pictures of the clouds. 

from Miss Callis

 

                                            

 

Clownfish 5th January 2018

 

This week we have been learning about `Growth Mindset’ and `Fixed Mindset’. We have been learning how to embrace challenges, give your best effort, learn from feedback and become inspired by other people’s successes. We have also developed our team building skills through a variety of challenges!

from Miss Callis

 

 

                              

 

Clownfish 20th December 2017

 

We have had a fantastic few days at school. We have watched the Pantomime on Monday. We have enjoyed creating different Christmas craft activities this week. We have made Christmas hats for our Christmas party on Tuesday afternoon. We ate lots of food and had a little dance!

Thank you for all your support this term!

We hope you have a merry Christmas and a very happy 2018.

from Miss Callis, Mrs Eaton and Mrs Pearce J

 

 

                              

 

Clownfish 15th December 2017

 

We have had a very busy week. We thoroughly enjoyed performing our Nativity songs on Tuesday and we hoped you enjoyed it too! In Mathematics we have been recognising numbers up to 100 and finding more or less than a given number. We have also been learning about ordinal numbers. In English we have been writing instructions for Santa to deliver the presents. On Tuesday we had fun eating our delicious Christmas dinner. On Friday we had a fantastic `Christmas Jumper’ day!

Have a lovely weekend!

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J

 

 

                                   

 

Clownfish 8th December 2017

 

We hope you enjoyed our Christmas decorations morning and thank you for all of the parents / grandparents who attended. The children had so much fun on Monday morning and created some lovely decorations. On Tuesday morning we had a successful dress rehearsal for our Nativity. We have also been writing descriptive sentences about the items collected in the `Toy Museum’ and we are beginning to peer-assess. In Mathematics we have been learning to count on from the bigger number.

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J

 

 

 

                                   

 

Clownfish 1st December 2017

 

We have practised our school Nativity this week and can’t wait for our performance. In Mathematics we have been learning to partition different numbers. In Literacy we have been learning how to read and follow simple instructions. In phonics we have been learning to read and write words containing the ay, ai and a-e diagraphs.

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J

 

 

                               

 

Clownfish 24th November 2017

 

On Monday we have continued to develop our skills in games outside. This week we have looked at old toys. Thank you for bringing your old toys in for our class `Toy Museum’. We have looked closely at each toy and have written some comparisons. We have also ordered pictures of teddy bears in chronical order. In Mathematics we have been finding 1 more or 1 less and 2 more or 2 less than a number. We have also been identifying missing numbers and investigating number bonds to 10 or 20.

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J

 

                           

 

Clownfish 17th November 2017

On Monday we enjoyed our second games session outside. We practised moving in different ways and developing our skills. We have been learning to recognise, describe and sort 2-D shapes in Mathematics. In Literacy we have created our own story about something we have lost, with a clear beginning, middle and end.

This week is anti-bullying week therefore we have been talking about what makes a good friend, what to do if someone has been unkind to either our self or a friend. We have listened to each other’s ideas in circle time and created posters.

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J

 

 

                        

 

Clownfish 10th November 2017

On Monday we enjoyed our first games session outside. We listened carefully to the instructions and practised different skills. In literacy this week we have listened to the story` Where’s my Teddy?’ and have written about how we would feel if we lost our teddy bear. We have also been looking at different story starters to help us write our stories next week. In mathematics we have learnt how to double a number, order the days of the week and months of the year. We also found odd and even numbers on a number track. In art we have created poppies to display around the classroom related to remembrance Sunday.

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J

 

 

 

                            

 

Clownfish 3rd November 2017

 

This week we have written about our holiday news. In Mathematics we have been learning to halve and quarter 2-D shapes. On Wednesday we had a fantastic day as some firefighters from Leigh-on-Sea visited year one in their fire engines. We learnt about how to keep safe.  We also thoroughly enjoyed learning about the role of a fire fighter and sitting in the fire engine!

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J

 

                                 

 

Clownfish 20th October 2017

In Mathematics we have been ordering numbers and practising counting forwards and backwards in 10s.

On Thursday we enjoyed using our senses to describe our autumn walk in Leigh Library Gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed investigating what we saw, felt, touched and smelt.  We used these words to create an autumn poem. Thank you for all the parents who helped the children!  

After our walk we talked about the things we had seen on the way and way back. We learnt special geography words – transport, residential, economic activity (shops, restaurants, cafes, hairdressers), public services and open spaces.  As a class we built our own 3D map of the different things we saw on our way to the Library Gardens.

This week we have also worked closely with our Year 4 reading buddies and listened to the stories attentively.

Have a lovely weekend!  

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J

 

 

                             

 

Clownfish 13th October 2017

 

We have continued with the topic `People who help us’. We have enjoyed speaking to our special visitors this week, which included an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, a speech therapist and a police officer. We listened carefully and asked appropriate questions. We thoroughly enjoyed the visits and would like to thank everyone who was involved. The children gained so much information and it may have even inspired the children to go into these professions in the future! We really appreciated your time, thank you!

 

In mathematics we have been learning subtracting and counting backwards on the numberline. We have also been describing our `Happy Family’ characters in writing this week.

Thank you for donating money on Friday for dress in Pink day! We hope you have a lovely weekend!

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J

 

 

                           

 

Clownfish 6th October 2017

 

We have continued with the topic `People who help us’ and have written some questions to ask our visitors. In mathematics we have practised measuring using standard and non-standard units.  We have also learnt to tell the time using o’clock and half past. In gymnastics this week we have practised various skills including jumping, landing, rolling and completing a forward roll.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team 

 

 

                                    

 

 

                                              

 

Clownfish 22nd September 2017

 

This week we have continued with the topic `People who help us’. The children have written a list of equipment that each person may need e.g. a vet, a firefighter etc. They have also discussed alphabetical order and how to use a simple dictionary. In mathematics this week they have been learning their number bonds to 10 and recording them as number sentences. Today is `Genes for Jeans’ day and we have created a sunflower picture using different types of jeans.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team 

 

 

                                  

 

 

 

                                        

 

 

 

                                             

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