What we have been doing in Foundation Stage 19.1.15 – 30.1.15

What we have been doing in Foundation Stage 19.1.15 – 30.1.15

Over the last two weeks we have been thinking all about Humpty Dumpty! We have painted him, cut out Humpty Dumpty’s with concertina legs, made masks, we have pretended to fix him (and our friends) in the “Egg Hospital”, we did some movement in the hall pretending to be Humpty and the Kings Horses. Also we have explored eggs by egg rolling to mix colours and seeing what happens when we bake with...
Tiger and Crocodiles Challenges 2.2.15 – 6.2.15

Tiger and Crocodiles Challenges 2.2.15 – 6.2.15

Monday and Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday This week’s writing challenges We are going to be writing the story of Penguin.   Green Challenge to write the story using some recognisable letters. Orange Challenge to write the story using at least 2 letters for each word and trying to remember finger spaces. Red Challenge to write the story so it can be read by others, remembering capital letters and full stops. We are going to be writing about Mary,Mary Quite Contrary.   Green Challenge to write  about Mary,Mary using some recognisable letters. Orange Challenge to write about Mary,Mary using at least 2 letters for each word and trying to remember finger spaces. Red Challenge to write  about Mary,Mary so it can be read by others, remembering capital letters and full stops. This week’s Puzzle challenges All week we are going to be experimenting with stop watches and sand timers. We will be doing challenges such as how many jumps can you do in a minute? How long does it take you to do 10 hops?   We will also be thinking of our own challenges and setting challenges for our friends to complete....
Tiger and Crocodile Challenges 26.1.15 – 30.1.15

Tiger and Crocodile Challenges 26.1.15 – 30.1.15

It was so lovely to see so many of you at our Stay and Play afternoon. The next Stay and Play event is Friday 6th February 8.45-9.15 we hope to see you there!   Monday and Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday, Friday This week’s writing challenges We are going to be writing the story of Where’s My Teddy.  Green Challenge to write the story using some recognisable letters. Orange Challenge to write the story using at least 2 letters for each word and trying to remember finger spaces. Red Challenge to write the story so it can be read by others, remembering capital letters and full stops. We are going to be writing a letter to Humpty Dumpty.  Green Challenge to write a letter to Humpty Dumpty using some recognisable letters. Orange Challenge to write a letter to Humpty Dumpty using at least 2 letters for each word and trying to remember finger spaces. Red Challenge to write a letter to Humpty Dumpty so it can be read by others, remembering capital letters and full stops. This week’s Puzzle challenges All week we are going to be getting better at subtraction using different objects.  Green Challenge to use objects to solve simple subtraction problems, say how many are left and to say the subtraction sentence. Orange Challenge to solve simple subtraction problems by counting back and to say the subtraction sentence. Red Challenge to solve simple subtraction problems by counting back on a numberline and to write a subtraction sentence.  ...
Nottingham City Cross Country

Nottingham City Cross Country

Our Year 5 and Year 6 cross country teams performed brilliantly at the Nottingham City tournament last Wednesday on 14 January. All the runners put in a strong performance on a very cold day. Huge congratulations to Emma and Robyn who came first and second in the girls’ race and to our girls team who were awarded silver medals. Emma, Robyn, Daniel and Jamaal all made it through to the County final and we wish them lots of...
Trip to the Galleries of Justice

Trip to the Galleries of Justice

On Friday 9th January 2015, Year 6, 6C & 6M, went to visit the Galleries of Justice, in Nottingham City Centre, as part of our Victorian Crime topic. When we reached there, we were told that we were going to have two activities.  We were then led to the Reformatory School for our first activity. It was a Victorian CSI ( Crime Scene Investigation ). We had to solve a crime as if we were Victorian detectives ( without any modern day technology!). With the clues that we were given, everyone managed to note down what and how it happened. The answer was… no one knew  who committed the crime. This tells you how hard it was for the police in the Victorian era to solve crimes. Next we all were given convict numbers, mine was: A3-563. Then we were taken to a real-life courtroom and sat down. We watched a mock trial with the judge and then afterwards we went downstairs to the County Gaol ( Jail ) , a prison. It was very dark and we had to match our numbers with doors on the walls. We found out who we were, what crime we committed and what our punishment was. We walked around the stone walls and into the prison cells were three people slept at night. If the convicts could not afford to sleep in the cells they were thrown into the pit, undergound. A part of the prison was called the Sheriff’s Dungeon. when went outside into the men and women’s exercise yard’s. After studying the Gaol, we went to the Transportation zone to see what life was like for...