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Coral Class Weekly News
This week we have enjoyed investigating volume and capacity in Maths and we were really excited that our butterflies started to emerge. We had fun meeting
our new teachers and visiting our new classroom in preparation for Year 1. How time flies?
Even more marvellous minibeasts this week! We've been hunting for them in the school garden and even made our own out of clay! Our amazing caterpillars have moved into their chrysalis stage this week and we've been writing about their lifecycle. Enjoy the long weekend, see you on Tuesday!
This week we have continued with our minibeast theme, reading 'Spinderella', writing our own facts about spiders and even weaving some webs. We have also been closely monitoring our class caterpillars and can't believe how much they have grown in a week! We hope you enjoy our minibeast poem that we recorded for the school poetry festival too.
The children enjoyed being with the whole school for our Jubilee Picnic celebration. The sun even shone for us! This week we have loved seeing the creations the children have made to answer to our Jubilee History Competition question 'What is a coronation?'. Well done for all your hard work.
This week we have been celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We have watched the coronation, made our own crowns and thought about what we would do if we were King or Queen for the day! We enjoyed joining the rest of the school for our Jubilee Picnic and Jubilee songs.
Enjoy a happy half term everyone!
A BIG well done to all of Coral Class for taking part in their first school sports day this week. You were all superstars!
This week we have been sharing the book 'The Snail and the Whale' and have been writing our own rhyming sentences. We even made our own transient snail shell art. In our Maths lessons we have been counting to and from 20 and balancing in different ways in Gymnastics.
This week we continued to think about counting on and back by getting on and off Mrs Brown's 'train'. We created some sea creatures for our under the sea collage, voted for our Friendship Ambassadors and practised our races in preparation for Sports Day!
As promised our photos from our beach and library garden visit last Friday. This week we have continued our sea theme and looked at the book 'Tiddler' and wrote our own reasons for being late for school. In Maths we reinforced our counting on skills by playing snakes and ladders and also started to think about counting back too!
This week we have been reading 'The Rhyming Rabbit' and have enjoyed thinking of and writing lots of rhyming words. In Maths we have been laying the foundations for simple addition by counting on using a dice and a number line. We really enjoyed our trip to the beach and library gardens too. Pictures to follow next week. Our photos this week are from our Easter Egg hunt on the last day of term in between the snow showers!
This week Coral Class visited one of our local churches to discover what it feels like to be in a special place. They sat beautifully, listened to the Easter story, and asked a few questions too. Have a lovely holiday and we look forward to seeing you all rested and full of chocolate in a few weeks.
What a busy week! We have been really proud of all the children demonstrating their love of learning and ASPIRE values to our special visitors. They are all superstars!
This week we have enjoyed the story 'Handa's Surprise'. We have written about our favourite parts of the story, tasted some of the exotic fruits and created some amazing artwork. We also got to try dragon ball as part of our 'try something new' Red Nose Day celebrations.
This week we have loved listening to and retelling the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'. We thought about what some of the characters might be saying and wrote our own speech bubbles for them. We even made our own gingerbread men and carried out an experiment to see which liquid would make them dissolve. It was nice to enjoy some sunshine too this week. Come on Spring!
Wow what a busy week! On Tuesday we enjoyed learning about St David's Day and Shrove Tuesday. Then on Thursday we all looked fantastic as we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite characters and sharing lots of books. We also practised making number bonds to 10 and wrote a list of things that Little Red Riding Hood could take to her Grandma.
This week is the first of our Fairy Tale Weeks and we have been focusing on 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. We have shared different versions of the story, retold the story dressed up as the characters, made some porridge and even written some apology letters! We've been exploring the concept of heavier and lighter than in maths and revised the digraphs ng,ai and ee.
Coral Class have finished three fantastic weeks of learning about Chinese New Year. The children have painted Chinese numerals, tasted Chinese food, played in a Chinese Takeaway and listened to Chinese stories. They also took part in recreating a fabulous dragon dance. Enjoy the holiday and we will see you ready to learn when we come back.
This week in Coral Class, all of the children have enjoyed learning about the Chinese New Year. They made a dragon together and played an instrument to make the dragon move and dance. When they played quietly, the dragon went back to sleep.
The children have been extremely busy this week. They have used their balancing skills pretending to be flamingos in PE and retelling the story of Frozen during Yoga. We also had our first go of using Drawing with Rob to help improve listening and fine motor skills. The drawings were fantastic and the children were very proud of what they had achieved. We have been practising using and recognising numbers up to ten. The children have had lots of attempts at writing their names and focused on y and j during handwriting. The children have started to look at Chinese New Year and will continue to do so next week. Behaviour is excellent and lots of children have made it to the rainbow and some have also reached the pot of gold.
This week we have been writing our letters to Olaf to help him get home. We've also been practising our cvc words and words with the digraphs or ar and oa in them. In maths we have been making and counting sets of 8,9 and 10 objects. It was very exciting to discover things frozen in our ice this week too.
Last Friday we found a letter from Olaf to tell us that he was lost in Leigh and could we help him to find his way back to Arendelle so this week we made a 3D map to help him get home. We also enjoyed investigating ice cubes of various sizes and using cold colours to create wintery paintings.
Happy New Year everyone! We started our new term thinking about our ASPIRE school values and our dreams and goals for the future. We enjoyed being back in the pool and having fun with our friends in 'free flow'. We have been practising our number bonds to 5 and revisiting some of our phonics.
Christmas has well and truly landed in Coral Class this week! The children have enjoyed writing lists and delivering presents in Santa’s Workshop, a lovely Christmas lunch and a visit from Enzo the Elf who added a festive twist to our Daily Mile! We finished our week by ‘rocking around the Christmas tree’ and making Christingles.
In Maths this week we have been making up ‘1 less stories’ and singing counting songs involving ‘taking away’ such as ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs’, We have been thinking about words containing the digraphs ai, ee, ova and also learning the trigraph igh.The big event of the week was preparing ,cooking and eating our vegetable soup. Our classroom smelt delicious and it definitely warmed warmed us up on such a chilly day!
This week has been all about vegetables! We tasted six different vegetables and made a graph to show which one we liked the most. We also wrote shopping lists of the vegetables we needed to make some soup. We even turned the home corner into a soup cafe! We have looked at one more in Maths and the digraphs 'sh' 'ch' 'th' and 'ng' in phonics.
Coral Class went on their very first trip this week. They really enjoyed being amongst the trees and discovering what autumn brings. The behaviour was truly exceptional and all children were awarded a RAINBOW sticker for how well they behaved. Thank you to our helpers too.
This week we have been learning about the properties and names of 3D shapes. We investigated which shapes rolled, which we could stack and built towers using 4 different shapes. We have also enjoyed creating Autumn hedgehog collages and learning about why we wear our poppies on Remembrance Day. On Friday we enjoyed dancing in support of Children in Need and did some lovely handwriting too! Our phonics this week have been j,w,x & y. What a busy week!
This week we have been learning about Bonfire Night, Firework Safety and Diwali. We made some group firework art and added some firework words like ‘pop’ and ‘bang’. In Maths we have been using the vocabulary ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare groups of objects. The phonics we have looked at this week are b, f/ff, l/ll and ss.
This week we have sequenced the story of The Little Red Hen and talked about how bread is made. We looked at some harvest fruit and vegetables with a magnifying glass and described how they looked and felt, we even did some still life paintings. Thank you so much for all your harvest donations, they will be gratefully received by our local charity HARP. Enjoy a happy half term!
This week we have been having fun making cakes for a birthday party. We have also been learning about what happens at harvest time and why people celebrate with Harvest Festivals. Our Jolly Phonics sounds this week have been c,k,o and g.
Friday 8th October 2021
We have been busy exploring our school grounds this week. We enjoyed visiting the chickens, the swimming pool and the offices. Mr Hautler even joined us for one of our lessons! We have learnt the jolly phonics actions and songs for the sounds m, n and d.
Friday 1st October 2021
Coral Class have been extremely busy this week during Free Flow mixing with all the children from Starfish and Seahorse. They have also worked on counting forwards and backwards to five and have practised the sounds s, a, t, p and i. The children were wonderful at lunch again and did so well being alert for the full day. Have a great weekend
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!