Hello and welcome to Class 5’s webpage.

My name is Mrs Perry and I am the teacher in Class 5.

Here you will find information and photographs of the children having fun in their learning throughout the year. I hope to update the page regularly to give you an insight into how the children spend their days in class, Mrs Perry

For more information on how Phonics is taught in school and how you can help at home, please click on the following link: Letters and Sounds information for Parents

SEPTEMBER 2017-2018

Week beginning 8-12-18

Happy New Year to you all and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Thank you for all your lovely gifts which I opened on Christmas day!! The children seemed happy to be back at school and they have been eager to tell me all about the Christmas break and about all the wonderful presents they received. At the beginning of the week we all wrote a thank you letter to Santa telling him which were our favourite presents and asking him a few questions such as “How many mince pies did you eat on Christmas Eve?” and “Did you have a good rest after delivering all those present?”.

In Maths we have been looking at 100 number squares and finding lots of different patterns that the numbers make in each column and in each row. Then we played lots of games finding the numbers quickly and finding the missing numbers in number squares. We also did some work at looking at the tens and the ones (units) in 2 digit numbers.

We started our new History topic L.S.Lowry this week and began by thinking of lots of questions that we would like to find out about him this half term such as “How many paintings did he paint?”, “How did he learn how to paint?” and “When did he paint his last painting?”. The Year 1 children have some homework this week to research the artist and find out an interesting fact to share with the class next week. Please support your child to do this. In Art we are also studying Lowry’s paintings and we are all going to create our own paintings in a similar style to L.S.Lowry. This week we did the first process which was to sponge paint a grey, wash background onto the paper. Next week when they are dry, we will begin to sketch the buildings and other features and finally we will add some colour. When they are finished we will display them in our classroom.

In PE this week we have been working on our throwing and catching skills. We worked in small groups to  throw and catch objects and the children showed great team building skills, realising the importance of working together and practiced their communication skills.

Finally the children really enjoyed own toys day during Golden time on Friday and they were all keen to show their friends some of the new toys they received for Christmas. Here are a few snapshots from the week,,,,

Week beginning 18-12-17

It’s been a wonderful final week leading up to Christmas! The children have been so excited all week and here are some clips. These clips include Christmas dinner, Christmas Party day, Santa’s visit to our school, sharing our Christmas stories with others and making our Christmas folders.

We haven’t given you any English, Maths or Topic homework over the festive break – we think the children deserve a good rest. However I have put some extra interactive reading books on The Active Learn website, so you can enjoy some reading…

Finally I would like to wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas with all your families and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year, Best wishes, Mrs Perry xx

Week beginning 11-12-17

What a super week this has been. At the start of the week we watched a clip from ‘The Snowman’ where the snowmen have a party and we discussed invitations and what information we need to include when writing an invitation. The children worked in small groups to plan their own party and design their own invitations. In maths the children have been exploring and naming 2D and 3D shapes. We looked at their properties and had a go at making our own 3D shapes using straws and playdough – we will continue to work on these next week.

We have really excelled in all our Christmas performances of ‘The Wriggly Nativity’ this week and we hope you enjoyed watching us. The children were so disappointed when it was all over on Thursday – they wanted to perform it again!! The children did an amazing job and I’m sure you are as proud of them as we are.

We have also enjoyed playing in our Christmas role play area, decorating the tree, having Christmas dinner and playing with Mrs Perry’s knitted Nativity set, acting out the Christmas Story.

Finally on Friday we enjoyed designing and decorating some gift bags for the OAP’s (from Greenfield Church) Christmas party which is taking place in school next week. Each class in the school is making or providing something for them and our gift bags will be used to put all the gifts in. The children were thrilled to be helping some of the elderly within our community.

Week beginning 4-12-17

The children came into the classroom on Monday to find that Santa’s elves had been in our classroom and the role play area is now a Christmas house complete with Christmas fireplace, Christmas tree and Christmas table. The children are enjoying playing in the area – wrapping presents, decorating the tree and making Christmas dinner! This week we have been doing some more hot seating in preparation for writing our Santa letters later in the week. Some children were chosen to be Santa and the other children came up with some fantastic questions to ask him e.g. How do you manage to deliver all your presents in one night? Why do you have such a big tummy? The children then did a Santa wish list and then at the end of the week they all wrote their letters to Santa. We are going to put them all into a large envelope and send them off to The North Pole ASAP. We are all hoping to get a reply from Santa and hopefully we might get some answers to some of our questions!

Our Christmas Nativity rehearsals have been going well and the children are now much more confident in all their roles. We are really looking forward to performing it for you next week. We have a dress rehearsal on Monday afternoon which we are doing for the rest of the Infant classes. We hope you enjoy our performances for you later in the week…..

Week beginning 27-11-17

This week in maths the children have been looking at money and the different coins. We have compared them, sorted them and ordered them from the least to the most. The reception children went on a coin hunt in the outdoor learning area and enjoyed seeing how many 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p’s etc they could find. The year one children have been looking at making amounts of money and looking at the different ways we can make these with a variety of coins. The children have also been working on their handwriting and practising the letter formation using playdough, shaving foam, whiteboards and handwriting sheets.

We needed to use our best handwriting this week to write letters and cards to  ‘the man on the moon’. The children were so excited to write to him and tell him all about themselves and to ask him lots of questions. We are hoping to send them to him next week and we will be eagerly awaiting a reply, hopefully before Christmas!!

The children are working so hard in their Christmas nativity rehearsals. They are all singing beautifully now and I’m sure if you ask them they could sing a few songs to you and give you a sneak preview!! All the children have got various roles to play in the concert and some children have a few lines to learn, which I have put in their book bags this week. Please could you practice these with them so they know them off by heart. thank you.

Mrs Jones has also been in this week and some small groups of children have been working in the play garden with her. They have been looking at the seasonal changes to all the plants and trees and generally tidying things up in the garden. We have all noticed a real change in the weather and the temperatures this week and we have all felt the cold chill in the air!

The children enjoyed decorating our class Christmas tree on Friday and we will be putting it in our role play area which is a ‘Christmas’ house. The children will be able to decorate the tree in there and change the decorations whenever they like. They are all super excited now and the festive feel is well and truly under way now in Class 5!! Hopefully we will be able to contain ourselves till the 25th December…..

Week beginning 20-11-17

This week in Geography the children have been looking at simple maps of Struay Island and have been finding various buildings, lochs and other landmarks. We have been looking at different symbols and what they mean on a map and then trying to locate and draw our own symbols on a map.

In English we started the week by finding a balloon in our classroom with a present attached to the bottom of it and a letter. The children were so excited to find out what this was all about. When we opened the present we found a small telescope inside and this fuelled the children’s curiosity even more!! We then watched the clip of the John Lewis advert from last year ‘The man on the moon’. Then read out the letter that was written by the little girl in the advert to the man on the moon. The next day we had to think of questions that we would like to ask the man on the moon. Then finally on Friday we wrote our own letters to the man on the moon (Year 1 children). The Reception children wrote a sentence to say what they could see through the telescope ‘I see a _______.’ They have also been busy learning in many of the different continuous provision areas around the classroom and loving their learning.

In Science we continued to think about different materials and their properties. The children worked in groups to build their own house for our three little pig puppets. One group used wooden sticks, one used plastic lego bricks and another used bundles of straws. The children worked so well in their groups and worked well together to build their houses – great team work everyone!!. Next week we are going to test out our houses by using a hairdryer (as the Big Bad Wolf) to see which house/material is the strongest.

All in all its been another fun week of learning, here are some snap shots from the week….

 

 

Week beginning 13-11-17

In Science this week the children have been exploring materials and finding out which materials can bend, stretch, squash and twist. They had a tray of objects made of different materials and they has to try to change them and then record their results on a chart. Then they had to analyse their results and compare the materials to see which materials were the most bendy, stretch, twisty and squashy.

On World Kindness day the children were wonderful and we were all trying to be extra kind to each other. Then at the end of the day the children wrote on post it notes to say when they had been kind or when someone had been kind to them. The these were stuck on a board in the playground, we hope you got chance to read a few.

Finally on Friday the children came dressed in their own clothes for Children in Need Day – they looked brilliant. We had lots of discussions about Children in Need and thought about all the many children who benefit from the charity. Many of our activities were based around Pudsey bear and the children especially enjoyed making their Pudsey biscuits!! Some children even drew some amazing pictures of Pudsey on whiteboards. They all got the chance to buy a teddy bear from the juniors so many thanks for all your generous donations.

Week beginning 6-11-17

Here are some photos from our hectic week. The year 1 children have been writing their own algorithms and then putting them into a program to instruct the beebot how to find the treasure.

For our Geography topic the children listened to the story of Katie Morag and watched a video clip about the island of Struay. We discussed all the features of an island (both natural and man-made) and then the children worked in small groups and used their team work skills to build their own islands using paper, Lego, toy animals and people figures. The children were amazing and worked so well together to produce some wonderful models.

In Science we have been investigating a variety of materials to see which ones were waterproof. We used some Three Little Pig finger puppets and wrapped them in different materials and then put them in a bowl of water to find out if they were waterproof or not. The children had to predict what might happen and then find out – as you can see, there was some very surprised faces!!!

We have been practising our spelling of key words by using playdough to form each letter and also whiteboards and key word cards. In PE we practised our throwing and catching skills and the children showed some great skills. We concentrated on keeping our hands closed together when waiting to catch the ball and watching the ball all the way when we were trying to catch the ball. Well done everyone.

In maths the year 1 have been revising their number bonds to 10 and 20 and finding number bonds for bigger numbers. Then we used these addition facts to find some subtraction facts. The Reception children have been using objects to find different ways of making numbers up to 10 using counters.

Finally on Fridaywe had a 2 minute silence with the whole school in the playground to think about all the people who lost their lives in the wars. The children joined hands with their junior friends and listened to a recording of ‘The Last Post’. All the children were so respectful and it was a very special moment! Then we were invited to watch the Year 2 children perform a Remembrance Assembly, which was a lovely way to finish our week.

 

Week beginning 30-10-17

The children have had a good week back after the half term holiday and they were all extremely eager to talk about their holiday news to their talking partners. Then the Year 1 children wrote a recount of what they did in the holiday using time connectives to make their writing flow e.g. First, Next, Later, After that, Finally.

The children also learnt about Bonfire Safety and designed their own safety posters. They were able to use lots of ‘bossy’ verbs in their safety instructions e.g Don’t, Never, Keep, Beware etc….. The children also made their own bonfire paintings and used a variety of objects to make splatter patterns in bright colours and glitter. The children also made their own chocolate finger sparklers and were able to take these home.

Later in the week the children did a ‘hot seating’ activity to encourage the children to think of questions that they might like to ask a fireman. Fireman Ethan and Fireman Harvey did a super job of answering all the children’s questions.

During PE the children completed their dance about some toys who come back to life. They worked together in groups to go through all the different stages of the dance and they did a wonderful job, well done everyone.

Finally on Friday the children all stayed on the sunshine in Class 5 and they all enjoyed a variety of construction toys during Golden time at the end of the day.

Here are a few snapshots from the week.

 

Week beginning 16-10-17

Wow what a week this has been, I cannot believe how much we have managed to fit in!! We started the week on Monday with the Year 1 children having a visit form a local dentist Mr Crawford who talked to the children about how to take care of their teeth. The Reception children were invited into class 6 and 7 to make gingerbread men, which linked to our learning this week.

Then later in the week we performed our Harvest Assembly to the rest of the Infants. We sang some songs and acted out the story of the Gingerbread Man. The children did a fantastic job and they all did themselves proud, well done everyone!! See the photos and the link to one of our Harvest songs below.

 

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Also this week we have been playing a variety of phonic games and activities to consolidate all our phonics learning over this half term. The children worked well together in pairs and small groups using all their phonic knowledge.

 

Finally on Friday the children celebrated Diwali day and the whole school moved around to take part in a variety of activities including making Mendhi hand designs, decorating Rangoli patterns, making Rama and Sita stick puppets and taking part in some Bollywood style dancing. Here are some very colourful photos of the day!!

 

Thank you for all your support this half term and I hope you all have a lovely half term break, the children certainly deserve a rest after all their hard work.

Week beginning 9-10-17

This week we have been practising writing our numbers and number words on whiteboards in our maths work. In English we have continued to work on the story of Red Ted at the Beach and the children did a fantastic job of acting out the story in small groups. This then helped the Year 1 children to write a recount of the story in our Big Write at the end of the week. The children loved using our sparkly pencils and listening to calm music whilst they concentrated on their stories!! We have also finished our history wall ‘Guess the Baby….’ on which we have mounted pictures of the children when they were babies and underneath is a picture of them now. The children have really enjoyed trying to guess which baby was which. We also displayed some work that the children did on what toys they played with when they were a baby and the toys they play with now.

We also welcomed Mrs Nayyar to our class this week and last week, who is a PGCE student teacher, who will be working with us till February next year. The children have been very welcoming to her and she has been amazed at how hard working and friendly all the children have been towards her. She helped us this week to paint our clay hoglets and hopefully we will get the chance to finish them next week so we can take them home before the half term.

It was a pleasure to meet many parents properly this week during our parent conference meetings. I hope you found them useful and we are all looking forward to working together throughout the year to ensure all the children are happy and progressing well throughout the year. Here are just a few snap shots from the week…..

 

Week beginning 2-10-17

This week the children enjoyed their ICT lesson where the Year 1 children learnt what an algorithm is and how important it is to give an accurate set of instructions to program something to do what you want it to do. The children worked on the laptops to make their own simple computer program to instruct the angry bird to catch the naughty pig. The children found it tricky to begin with but got better as they practised. The Reception children enjoyed the opportunity to use the ipads and explore some of the apps and educational games we have in school.

In Art we have been learning about the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo who used fruit to make pictures of peoples faces. The children then designed their own fruit face and then later in the week we used a variety of sliced fruit to create their own master pieces!! I think we may have some Giuseppe’s in the making….

Finally later in the week in science we continued to learn about our 5 senses and this week we focused on our hearing. The children played a sound lotto game and they had to listen really carefully to a variety of household sounds and mark them off on their lotto cards.

Week beginning 25-9-17

This week the children have been learning lots of facts about hedgehogs and then putting together some sentences about them. We found out that baby hedgehogs are called hoglets and we used clay to make our own baby hoglets – they look so cute!! Later in the week on Thursday it was ‘National Poetry Day’ so we looked at a variety of Hedgehog and Autumn poems and compared them. We discussed which poems we liked best and then learnt some actions to one of them and learnt it off by heart – the children were fantastic!! We also leant about acrostic poems and we wrote our own acrostic poems about hoglets and read some of them out to the rest of the class. Thank you also to the children who brought in some poems or poetry books, they really added to our learning. Here are just a few photos from the week.

 

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Week beginning 18-9-17

This week in Class 5 the children have been listening to the ‘Funny bones’ story, making skeleton pictures and making stick puppets. We looked at adjectives and verbs and how we can make our sentences more interesting. We looked at old and new toys and compared them. Some children even brought in some old toys from their relatives. If you have any old toys at home that we can look at we would be very grateful if you could send them in for us to look at (we will be very carful with them!! ). In maths we have been looking at the different ways of making 5, 6 and 10 using our fingers, cubes and counters. It would be great if you could practice this at home. The Reception children have enjoyed their first experience of using our Play garden and they had great fun climbing on the various equipment. In science we have been thinking about our 5 senses and how important they are to us. This week we focused on touch and used a feely box to explore different fruits and tried to guess what they were without seeing them! Here are the photos from the week to show you how busy we have been!!

 

Week beginning 11-9-17

The children have had another hectic week in class 5. Well done to all the Reception children for doing so well at settling in and they are now full time! They have all enjoyed their first experience of staying for dinner and eating with all their friends. We enjoyed Roald Dahl day on Wednesday during which we designed our own Wonka bars and drew pictures of the BFG and thought of lots of adjectives to describe him! Here are a few snapshots from the week. We have also been doing lots of number work – counting, ordering and finding missing numbers.

Week beginning 5-9-17

Hello everyone and welcome to a new year in Class 5. This has been a lovely first week of the new school year and it has been wonderful meeting all of the new children. We are all looking forward to an exciting year ahead and this week we have been busy getting used to all the new routines in Class 5. Here are some snapshots from the week – Making our own bodies using a body templates, making some classroom buntin about ourselves to decorate the classroom and the reception have also enjoyed their outdoor learning……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Archive 2016-2017

Week beginning 10-7-17

Wow, I cannot believe we only have one more week to go, where has this year gone! Here are some photos from this week including some photos of our fun Year 1 trip to Blackpool Zoo and our ‘Spotty Day’ activities. The Year 1 children really enjoyed the experience of seeing so many different types of animals and they were so inquisitive and had lots of questions. Our ‘Spotty Day’ was a very special tribute to our wonderful friend/teacher Mrs Wormald. She would have loved seeing all the children dressed up and having so much fun. We made spotty biscuits, did 101 dalmation activities and had a special assembly for her to sing her favourite songs. Thank you so much for all your kind and generous donations that you have sent in. They will be used to to buy a special memorial for Mrs Wormald. Thank you again for all your continued support!

Week beginning 3-7-17

It’s been another busy week in Class 5. We have been adding the prefix ‘un’ to the beginning of words to make the opposite words e.g. happy – unhappy. We have been doing lots of adding and subtracting work and finding change from 10p and 20p. Also we had our open day, thank you to all the parents who were able to attend. The children enjoyed showing you around their classroom and showing you the mug or plate that they made!

Week beginning 26-6-17

Here are some snapshots from the week. We made some Jamaican flags to help us remember where Mary Seacole was born. We looked at time and changed digital clock times to analogue clock times. We made some class block graphs of our favourite colours and favourite fruits and the children were able to answer questions about the results. Finally the Year 1 children painted their own commemorative plates to mark the amalgamation this year. The reception children also painted their own mugs (sorry didn’t manage to get of photo’s of this!) The plates and the mugs will be on display in the hall at the open day next Wednesday afternoon for you to see. Appointments for this open day have gone out to you this week. We hope you can make it.

 

 

Week beginning – 19-6-17

Here are some photos from the week including the reception trip to Smithills Farm and some photos of our work on instructions. The children had to give clear instructions to their partners to draw a house on a whiteboard. We looked closely at the main features of instructional writing and then later in the week the children had to write their own instructions on how to plant a sunflower seed (which the children did just before the holidays).