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Coral Class Weekly News
Friday 24th September 2021
Coral Class visited the school canteen for the first time this week. They were amazing at lining up and several adults commented on their excellent behaviour. We were pleased and proud of how they asked for the food, how they ate using the utensils and even how they tidied up their plates. You can see from the pictures they loved lunch. Have a wonderful weekend and see you Monday.
This week the children have enjoyed meeting their new class teachers and making new friends. They have explored their classrooms and the outside areas and have been introduced to some of our class routines. We are looking forward to the children staying for lunch next week. Have a lovely weekend!
What a year it has been!
We are so proud of the children and all that they have achieved. It has been a pleasure to watch them grow and learn but they are now ready for new and exciting adventures in Year 1.
Thank you for your continued support during a difficult year, it has been much appreciated. We hope you have a wonderful summer holiday and we will see you in September.
From the Coral team 😀
At the beginning of this week we had the opportunity to visit our new classrooms and meet our new teachers, we were very excited and are now looking forward to September. We have also had fun comparing the lengths of various objects and following the release of our butterflies at the end of last week we have been painting pictures of butterflies and talking about symmetry.
This week we have enjoyed learning about bees. We have listened to the story ‘Buzzy the Bumble Bee’ and thought about the importance of bee-lieving in ourselves. We have continued to decorate our clay mini beasts and enjoyed using ‘Now Press Play’ to act out a mini beast story in which we pretended to be different mini beasts. In maths this week we have been thinking about how we share objects into equal groups and sorting numbers into odd and even. We have also enjoyed gardening this week and have planted some lovely flowers in our pot. In PHSE we thought about ways we can keep ourselves clean and healthy.
This week we have taken part in National Sports Week and have enjoyed lots of 60 second sports challenges as well as our weekly gymnastics lesson. We were very excited to see that over the long weekend most of our caterpillars had developed into chrysalises (chrysalides) and we have transferred them into our butterfly net. We continue to practise doubling and halving and learning our number bonds to 10.
Although this week has been a short week we have managed to fit in a lot of learning. We have been observing how our class caterpillars are changing, learning to double numbers using ladybird templates and dominoes and we have been hunting for mini beasts in the school grounds.
The children have enjoyed painting pictures and writing sentences about what they did during the half-term holiday. We have spent time outside enjoying the sunshine and hunting for minibeasts in the school garden. In maths we have been learning about the composition of teen numbers.
This week we have enjoyed thinking about how we should look after minibeasts. We have designed posters to remind others to be careful and we have learnt some super songs. We have also read the story of Ravi’s Roar and thought about ways to stay calm if we get cross. In maths we have been practising counting on and back from a given number. Maybe over half term you can play some number track games at home.
This week we have continued to look at minibeasts with a focus on spiders! We have shared the story of Spinderella and produced lots of 'spider art'. In Power Maths we have been learning to count on, from a given number, using a numberline. In free-flow this week we had fun exploring at the water station, riding the balance bikes up and down the ramps and playing hopscotch and even the rain didn’t stop play! We continue to visit the school garden to see how the chickens are growing.
This week our special story has been ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson and we have learnt lots of interesting facts about worms. The children have continued to enjoy investigating more complex patterns, creating their own and playing spot the mistake. We have been practising spelling our ‘tricky words’ and putting them in sentences to describe garden pictures. Free-flow was very exciting this week- den building and music making.
This week in Coral Class we have been busy thinking about patterns and creating repeating patterns with different media. The children have identified and produced AB (eg red, yellow, red, yellow) patterns. We have also been busy practising our cursive handwriting and all the children have amazed me with their perseverance. Our book this week has been ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and we have been busy using our phonics and tricky word knowledge to write sentences about under the sea pictures.
This week we have read the story ‘Sharing a Shell’ and continued our discussion about friendship. We have begun to write shared stories with an ‘under the sea’ adventure theme. The children have also enjoyed being creative and producing lots of sea creatures for our collage. In maths we have been on a shape hunt round the school looking for 2D shapes.
Our special book this week is ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson. We have been writing about the excuses Tiddler gave for being late to school and have begun to make a whole class under the sea collage. In maths we have been learning about 3D shapes and finding out which ones roll and stack. We have enjoyed sunny free flow sessions and talked about how to be a good friend to others.
Week beginning 12th April 2021
This week has been a very busy week. We started the week with a ‘learning to learn’ day during which we thought about our school values of ASPIRE with a specific focus on respect. We also reminded the children about the importance of Growth Mindset and the need to always give things a go.
We had great fun during our sports afternoon, taking part in the ‘Three Bears Porridge Dash’, an obstacle course and a running race.
Week Beginning 22nd March 2021
We had such fun being sporty on Red Nose Day that we thought we would share some photographs this week. In class we have enjoyed reading, retelling, acting and painting scenes from The Gingerbread Man story. We also investigated creative ways to get the Gingerbread Man across the river without him getting wet. We enjoyed sunny free-flow sessions and learnt about number bonds to 10, using our 10 frames to help.
Unfortunately, we didn't quite make it to the end of term but would like to wish you all a safe and restful Easter break.
It has been lovely to welcome all the children back to Coral Class this week. We have had a fantastic week back in school and the children have quickly settled back into the school routines. It has been great to see the children smiling and laughing with each other again. They have enthusiastically taken part in all the learning opportunities this week including, reading, retelling and acting out the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and using the ‘part/whole model in maths to investigate number bonds.
Coral Class have had a festive week at school. We had a surprise visit from Father Christmas just before we tucked into our delicious Christmas Dinner. We then enjoyed our Christmas party back in our classroom where we played games, listened to songs, watched The Snowman and ate our treat from Father Christmas. We have been busy making our decorations where we have been practising our cutting and sticking skills. Lots of fun has been had by one and all.
This week in Coral Class the children have enjoyed working in the ‘Elves Workshop’ writing lists and making toys. We have been learning about the Nativity Story and producing writing based on this. The children have started making Christmas crafts using different painting techniques. We have also enjoyed a range activities during ‘Free Flow’ sessions too. Another busy week in Coral Class.
We have been busy in Coral Class this week practising our phonic skills, writing initial sounds and creating ‘one less’ stories using first, then and now sentence starters. The children have enjoyed taking part in different activities during ‘Free Flow’ sessions including building towers, playing in the sandpit and making masterpieces at the craft station. Another busy but fun week at school.
We started off the week wearing odd socks in support of anti-bullying and talked about the fact that everyone is unique and that it is okay to be different. We also started our mini topic about vegetables, writing shopping lists and tasting different types of vegetables. Sugar snap peas were the favourite in our taste test. Everyone helped to chop vegetables to go into our vegetable soup. After all our hard work we finally got to taste the soup. Most children said it was delicious! Another good week in Coral Class, well done everyone!
Coral Class really enjoyed exploring the school garden, looking for signs of autumn. We used time connectives such as first, then and next to create a recount for our autumn walk. We worked collaboratively to create firework art and then added words to describe the sounds of the fireworks. We observed the two minute silence on Remembrance Day and finished the week in our pyjamas in support of Children in Need. Yet another busy week in Coral Class!
This week the children in Coral Class have had fun making rockets out of 2D shapes and enjoyed talking about bonfire night. During free flow the children have been practising their balancing skills, constructing buildings using bricks and experimenting with different musical instruments. Our first swimming lesson was also lots of fun.
The children in Coral Class have enjoyed exploring our exciting new P.E. equipment. Coral Class have been practising their hopping, skipping, galloping, side stepping and balancing skills on the Astro. We all had lots of fun. What a busy half term it has been! Have a great holiday and we look forward to seeing you all in November.
In Coral Class this week we have been thinking about the season of Autumn by searching for signs of the season and sharing stories about this time of year. In class, we have been creating our own hedgehogs using printing and collage techniques. We have been thinking about the festival of Harvest where we have been collecting food donations for our local Harp charity. Coral Class have also enjoyed our ‘Free Flow’ sessions outside this week where we have been balancing on different equipment, investigating mini beasts and creating dinosaur lands. We have had lots of fun!
Monday 5th October 2020 – Friday 9th October 2020
This week in Coral Class we enjoyed our first yoga session in the hall with Mrs Lawrence. We have also been taking part in our Daily Mile Destination challenge, keeping fit by running laps of the playground. In Power Maths we have been learning to make different number patterns on a ten frame. We have enjoyed writing and acting out our Rainbow Fish ‘shared stories’.
Coral Class have enjoyed our first full week at school. On Wednesday 30th September we all came dressed in golden colours in support of our very special local charity, Gold Geese. Thank you for all your kind donations. In class, we have been reading ‘The Rainbow Fish’ a book about sharing and friendship.
Coral class have had a lovely week and really enjoyed staying for lunch. They got to meet up with friends from Seahorse and Starfish during our free flow sessions. They have been busy painting self-portraits and worked together to create some Coral class rules to help keep us safe and and discussed what to do if we need help.
Coral Class have had a happy week settling into our new school. We have enjoyed exploring and investigating the inside and outside learning areas. We have also had lots of fun making new friends and sharing our ‘All About Me’ booklets with each other. Coral Class are looking forward to staying at school for lunch next week.