Welcome to the Nook 2020-2021
with Miss Stone and Miss Dodds!
Week 5, Autumn 2
This week we have-
Explored the Song 'Fresh Prince of Belair' in Music. Listening for the beat and adding in instruments to hold the beat and pulse.
Made a start on our fantasy stories- we cannot wait to finish them!
Explored bullying in PSHE, discussing our own experiences and created 'Helping hands' explaining how we would or could help someone if they were being bullied.
Week 4, Autumn 2
This week we have;
Explored some fossils in Science, playing 'detectives' and trying to figure out which animal or plant the fossils could have once been.
Made some great progress in Maths; some of us working on measuring height and length using non-standard untis such as paperclips and even dolls! Some of us working on time and converting minutes into seconds!
Created our own 'Beebot' Worlds in Computing. Using places of interest to us we created our own unique towns for our Beebots to move around in.
Started a new dance in PE this week with Miss Ferrell- 'Head and my heart' and we cannot wait to see the finished piece in a few weeks!
Week 3, Autumn 2
This week we have-
Had some lovely drama sessions in literacy tree, pretending to be Finn on his boat and recording his journey, writing Captain’s Logs, postcards and making our own telegraphs.
Used instruments in music, keeping the beat and the pulse using our instruments to the song, “Me, myself and I”
Continued with our moves in Pe for our Hakuna Matata dance
Worked really hard in our Maths sessions too!
Week 2, Autumn 2
Well done everyone-another busy week!
We started our new topic in Science; Rocks! We investigated and looked at different types of rocks and their properties- we had lots of fun feeling the different textures of these.
In English we continued with our story, 'Ocean Meets Sky'. We wrote diary entries as Finn (the main character) remembering his Grandpa and we wrote instructions for Finn to make a boat. We then made our own boats of Finn and Grandpa and we tested them out too!
In PE we had anther dance session- this time we learnt a dance to 'Hakuna Matata' and we had lots of fun trying to keep up as the dance moves were very quick!
Finally; we started our new Computing topic this half term- Beebots! We learnt simple commands and how to program our Beebots so they moved in the right directions.
We also finished the week with Children in Need activities!
Welcome back for Autumn 2 2020!
Lots of fantastic work going on this week-
Some of us working on “more” and “less” with numbers in our Maths
Some of us working on our fractions
Introduction to our next literacy tree text -“Ocean meets Sky” by the Fan brothers. 2 mysterious parcels turned up in class filled with lots of objects and memories from the past, who did they belong to? What did they all mean?
In PSHE we are looking at families this half term and started by trying to guess who the family members were in Miss Stone’s and Miss Dodd’s pictures, we then talked about different types of families and what the word family means to us- finishing by playing “pass the squeeze”
PE has kicked off with a flying start this week- DANCE time for everyone, building on skills and moves each week!
Well done to everyone!
Autumn 1, Week 8- our final week of half term!
What a busy final week we have had in the Nook;
Acts of random Kindness
Continuing with our wonderful work in Maths using 'Maths no Problem'
Creating Pop Art selfies in Art
Celebrating Black History, with a trip to the shop as well to buy ingredients for our celebration afternoon
Working independently in English with our Literacy Tree book
Lots of social interaction and living skills too!
Have a fabulous week off everyone- see you soon!
Autumn 1, Week 7
This week we have continued with our amazing work in Literacy Tree. We have sequenced our story, 'The Last Drawing' and challenged ourselves to retell the story in under 2 minutes!
In Computing this week we re-capped on the entire topic of E-safety and created safety posters for other children- telling them how to be safe online.
In our phonics sessions we have had lots of fun playing different phonics games; this week was about rhyming and who could make their words the quickest!
In PE we have continued with out healthy living theme and our circuit sessions- challenging ourselves to do more each time around the circuit.
Well done everyone!
Autumn 1, Week 6
This week we have really got into the swing of our Literacy Tree work. We have looked at speech and conversations in the text and even created “freeze frames” as the different characters thinking about their feelings and emotions.
In art this week we switched to Pop Art. We studied Andy Warhol and recreated some of his famous paintings with our own colour choices.
PSHE was looking at our learning charter again, and creating 'welcome cards' for a fictional character who was joining our class- writing to them to tell them all about our class and rules.
We continued with our Stone Age work in Topic- we even made our own cave paintings using tea to colour the card and make them look more authentic!
After a very energising PE session this week it was lovely to relax and enjoy our mindfulness activity too, using the weighted blankets to help us calm and relax.
Autumn 1, Week 5
A full on week for us in the Nook!
Re-visiting Kandinsky in Art.
Creating our learning charter in PSHE by adding in our responsibilities for our rights.
Mixing up our circuits this week in PE by moving them upstairs and timing ourselves around the track.
Introduction of our literacy tree this term. The children went for a walk and on their return they found mysterious footprints and cave paintings...who put them there, where are they from???
Continuing with our handwriting scheme and finishing off with creating our own smiles for “World Smile Day”
Autumn 1, Week 4.
Another smashing week in the Nook, this weeks highlights were; making sausage rolls and our own creation, 'Chocolate swirls'!
Discussing what our dream school would look like in PSHE and thinking about our roles and responsibilities in order to have a dream school.
In Science we looked at flooding and the effect on the environment.
In Art we looked at different paintings by Kandinsky again and created our own using lines and objects from around the classroom.
We also had a new student join us so we have been getting to know each other and having fun!
Autumn 1, Week 3
Another fab week here in the Nook. Highlights this week were; looking at Alma Thomas the Artist in our Art lesson to continue with our work on abstract/popart- we created our own versions of her 'dot work'.
In PSHE we designed a 'nightmare school' and discussed how children would be able to learn if they had such an unkind, unfair school.
Well done all :)
Autumn 1, Week 2 (first full week)
We have had a great first full week back, lots of new topics started and getting used to our new routines as well. This half term we will be looking at; The Stone Age in topic, the Water cycle in Science, Christianity and the Bible in RE, “being me in my world” in PSHE, circuits and keeping fit in PE, E-safety in Computing and Abstract/ Popart in Art and starting our handwriting scheme. Of course we will also be continuing with our SPAG and Literacy tree in English and “Maths no problem” scheme of work in Maths.
Here is a selection of photos from this fabulous first week back! Well done everyone! Plus we had a surprise 11th birthday party too!