Please could we ask that if anyone has an old watering can that they no longer need (or more than one!) please could you donate it to us for watering our potatoes, carrots, peas, beans and sunflowers in the playground allotment? We would be very grateful!
Our new topic is ‘The Great Fire of London’ this half term and we have been learning first what London was like in 1666 and what it is like now. We learned to spell “fire” and we have all accessed the interactive game on www.fireoflondon.org.uk to learn some things about the history of the fire. The children were really excited to find the minecraft video of the fire of London on this website too! If you use the Java version of minecraft at home the Fire of London package is free as far as I know.
Here are just a few pictures from this week...
This week has been all about science in Wren class. We have found deciduous and evergreen trees growing in our lovely grounds, learned about the needs and features of plants and talked lots about how and where things grow.
Work has started in ur Key Stage 1 allotment where we planted some potatoes and carrots. We have peas (not the 'Evil Pea' kind!) germinating inside so that we can observe them before planting them out after Easter. We found an amazing (and HUGE) spider to watch for a while and we are investigating some questions we have about growth with cress seeds. Lego was perfect to build walls with windows for our potato maze - we are waiting to see if the potato can find its way through the windows and out into the light!
Congratulations to this weeks Wren Superheroes Daisy and Kai! We are very proud of you both.
Please take photo's of whatever your child has done at home and send them to our class email address for home learning:
I check emails daily from Tuesday to Friday and respond with feedback to help you and your children at home. Although this is a general class email address, emails and responses are only visible to the class teacher.
Please note that there are separate learning timetables for Year 1 children and Year 2 children which detail all the work they should attempt each day.
Make sure you choose the correct year group's weekly timetable!
How wonderful it is to see all our little wrens back in class! They have been wonderful and trying so hard over the past couple of days. Well done everyone!
This week we are reading the 'Supertato' stories in English - so we made some Supertato's of our own! Take a look.
Hi Wrens! Happy New Year!
I hope you are all well and safe. I'm so disappointed that we won't be back together as a class because I was so looking forward to seeing you all and hearing all your news about Christmas! I hope Santa managed to get round everyone this year!
So we are mostly learning from home now and we have some lovely things planned for you. Please send me your work, pictures and photos to our class email so myself and Miss Hussain can see what you have been doing.
You should have your new Power maths books (Book B) very soon if you haven't already got it - they are being delivered or a grown up will pick them up from school. Year 2 power maths will start on Wednesday this week and Year 1 are starting from next Monday 18th January. Each day I am going to try to do a video to help you.
Because I don't work on Mondays I will check the class email every day from Tuesday to Friday - you won't usually hear anything from me on Mondays unless it is urgent.
Please check your learning timetable every day to see what your jobs are and watch the videos. If anyone needs help let me know - you can ring school if you need to or email and I'll get back to you.
Stay safe everyone and I look forward to seeing your lovely learning in my emails each day.
Love Mrs K
Coal Mines Around Selston.
This week we are learning about our local history. The children are really interested in the history of coal mining and want to know all about the pit. We learned that it was where the Bull and Butcher is and it was closed before all the teachers were born. We know that it is now Selston Country Park.
We know that we can find out about the past by asking somebody who can remember things from a long time ago so the children wrote some questions. If there is anyone in your family who can answer any of our questions we would love to hear from you. Please ask anyone you think might know (socially distanced of course!). You could send us an email to our class email address or write something for us on paper or talk to your children about what you know.
Here are our questions:
What was it like down the coal mine?
Was it dark down there? How did you see things?
Did it smell in the pit?
Was the coal mine wet inside?
Did you eat your lunch in the mine? Did you get coal in your sandwiches?
Was there stones in there and did the rocks fall down?
What if the rocks or the coal fell on your head?
Why did the pit close?
Why did it become a country park?
Did scientists have to go in the coal mines?
Investigating in science: Our senses.
Today we used our sense of hearing to match the containers that made the same sound. It was more difficult than we thought at first!
Wren heroes today! Congratulations to Carly and Kai who have persevered this week and made themselves very proud!
16 October 2020
Congratulations to our heroes this week in Wren class!
Cory and Lola have been beavering away and busily making themselves a lot of progress!
Wrens have been writing today - they are writing the story of 6 Dinner Sid and are doing an amazing job! They sequenced the story first and we made a story board to help us remember the main events in the story. We are finishing our super wow writing tomorrow so no pictures yet!
Please could I ask that ALL children bring a filled water bottle to school every day. Drinks are not provided with school packed lunches and all children need something to drink throughout the day. We can't provide cups for the children, especially at this time when we are trying to be as safe and hygienic as we can.
Thank you so much for supporting our school dinner today! The children loved their pizza and chips and the cookies were amazing! All the teachers had dinners too!
Books will be changed tomorrow (Friday) - please ensure your child brings their folder, diary and books.
Numbots and Mathletics are online maths programmes for homework and fun practice - logins and passwords are in reading diaries.
School milk needs to be ordered from ‘cool milk’ if your child drinks it.
We now have plenty of fruit for snack times in school - it is free and always available so there is no need for children to bring snacks from home unless they have other reasons for doing so.
Think that’s all for now!
Today we learned how to use our maths homework program ‘Numbots’. Children all have logins in their reading diaries and can use the program at home. Just go to: play.numbots.com and login with the username and password you have been given. You need to select our school from the drop down list after putting in the postcode NG16 6AW. Then start playing. The children know what to do! Have fun!
Parents please note, I will do my best to call you this week for a brief chat about your children. If you filled in the form and sent it back, I’ll try to keep to the same day you asked for last week. If you aren’t in or available, I will try again later!
Meanwhile, monsters have been everywhere today... our new book for this week is:
Congratulations to Wrens! Everyone in our class had PE kit and earrings out yesterday!
Mrs Rawson was SO impressed!
Here are yesterday’s PE pictures and some very funny faces from today....
Parents please note: Mrs a Rawson will be doing PE with Wren class on Mondays. This will be outdoors for the foreseeable future. Please ensure a named PE kit is at school and that earrings are removed before school on Monday (we cannot remove earrings for your child but they can’t do PE with them in).
Please remember to send your child’s reading folder/bag to school next week as we begin to send home reading books. Also return any books you may have from last year as soon as possible.
We will expect your child to bring their reading books and diary every day as we often use them in school and need them to be available. I aim to try to change books once each week. This could be on any day.
Friday 11th September.
Congratulations to our heroes this week who are Isaac and Molly. Well done both of you!
Wed 9th September
Today was so exciting! We had new toys!!!
Tuesday 8th September
This week has started well and we are raring to go! Our book is called Colour Monster. Ask your child and they will tell you about it.
please could I remind everyone that all school clothing needs to be named - it’s impossible to tell one jumper from another!
Some of our Work today....
Happy Friday everyone! The end of the week sees a class of very tired children and our celebration of their achievements this week. Wrens have done a great job of adapting to the new ‘normal’ and trying super hard to make new friendships whilst learning all the new routines too this week - I’m proud of you all! Nominated though by their class mates, Daisy and Alan are this week’s Superheroes and we applaud them both. Well done!
Welcome to Wren Class everyone,
What a lovely first day we had together! Some photos follow but a short message:
please make sure your child brings a clean water bottle with water in it every day.
They will also need a healthy snack for mid morning each day (in addition to their lunch) as we are not having fruit or milk deliveries yet.
Today looked something like this:
3rd September 2020
Today has been about friends and faces and differences. What a lovely class we are. 😊