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  • Marvellous Machines... Robots!

    Published 29/09/22, by Kerry Inglis

    This week our big ideas questions are:

    What does a robot do?

    What does an engineer do? 

    We will be looking at different robots and machines and the incredible jobs they do... Including hoover robots, robots that can build cars and machines in factories that make things that we use every day! 

    We will be sharing this brilliant story:

    Along with the sequel... No Bot-The Robot's New Bottom!

    We will be moving and grooving to these vintage Barney tunes:


    Along with making our own 2D shape robots and of course doing lots of improvised robot dancing!



    We are SO PROUD of how brilliantly the children are doing with their phonics. We are starting to be extra speedy with our sounds and trying really hard to form them correctly. We are also starting to blend sounds together to read simple words! Keep up the super work Little Dreamers! 

    The sounds we will be learning to read and write this week are: 

    We will be learning our first special friends 'sh' - these are two letters that make one sound. We will spend two days rather than one day learning 'sh'. Here is a video of teaching the children to read the sound 'sh'.

    In maths, we are continuing our White Rose topic 'just like me'. We will be looking at comparing sizes, weights and capacities as well as exploring simple patterns. Here are some activity ideas of how you could support this learning at home:

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  • Blast off!

    Published 23/09/22, by Kerry Inglis

    This week we will be exploring the big idea questions: 

    Where do rockets go? 
    What is an astronaut?  

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  • What vehicles travel in the air and on water?

    Published 14/09/22, by Kerry Inglis

    We are continuing our 'Marvellous Machines' topic and looking at transport that travels in the air and on water. We will be looking at aeroplanes, creating our own role play plane (passports included) and finding out who Amelia Earhart is (ask us at home!). We will be looking at the wonderful underwater machine that is a submarine as well as making our own boats and testing out if they float or sink in our water tray. 

    We will be sharing this fabulous story all about Emma Jane's Aeroplane and how she travels around thew world 🌎✈️ have a listen at home: 

    We will also be singing and practising some jazzy yoga moves to this song with lots of different modes of transport: 

    Check out this Cbeebies episode to have a look at lots of marvellous flying machines!

    Can you complete the transport sorting activity attached to this page? You could print it or just say whether you think the vehicle travels on land, sea or the air!

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    (F2) This week we will be learning to read and write these sounds...

    We are so incredibly clever and have started reading simple words in our phonics lessons. Have a look at this video to see the way we teach blending in school... You could have a go at reading some words using your speed sound cards! Show your grown-ups how amazing you are! Remember to sign those diaries- it's wonderful to see how much reading you are doing at home. 

    This week we will be starting our White Rose Topic- '1,2,3 Just like me'. Here is an overview of the skills we will be covering:

    • Remember school is closed for the Queen's funeral on Monday 19th September. School will also be closed to children on Friday 23rd September as it is an inset day. 
    • (F2) Remember to keep being whizzy and staying in that green zone on doodle maths- Mrs King says little and often is perfect (5 minutes a day to collect those stars!). Let us know if you have any issues with your login. 
    • Next Thursday (22nd) there will be a phonics meeting straight after school in the hall - find out all things RWI and how you can help support your child at home. 


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  • What Vehicles Travel on Land?

    Published 08/09/22, by Kerry Inglis

    This week our big idea questions are:

    • What is a vehicle?
    • What vehicles travel on land?

    We will be talking about all the vehicles we spotted during the tour of Britain last week including ambulances, police motorbikes, a breakdown van and of course the super speedy bikes! We will be looking at vehicles and their wheels and thinking why do some vehicles have such big wheels? (e.g. a tractor).

    We will be sharing this brilliant story: You can't take an Elephant on a Bus, have a listen at home:

    We will also be singing and learning the makaton signs for the song 'the wheels on the bus'

    Our makaton signs of the week will be learning colours... Here's the prime colours you could have a go signing at home.

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    Here are some activity ideas you could try at home linked to out topic: 

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    Published 03/09/22, by Kerry Inglis

    Our first full week in school Little Dreamers! How exciting!

    We will be kicking off the week sharing the story 'The Colour Monster', we will be talking about emotions and feelings and how these can change throughout the day. Have a listen to the story below:

    Sometimes, the colour monster turns all different colours when his feelings are all mixed up. We will be making our very own colour monsters using various creative resources and experimenting mixing colours to see what new colours we can make! 

    Our weekly song will be 'If you're happy, and you know it'

    We will also be sharing books linked to our 'Marvellous Machines' topic. Have a look at our blog post and big ideas poster here. You could also check out one of these Cbeebies episodes... All about lots of different amazing machines!  

    🤖🚀👩‍🏭 🚓🚐🚜🚦🤖🚀👩‍🏭 🚓🚐🚜🚦🤖🚀👩‍🏭 🚓🚐🚜🚦🤖🚀👩‍🏭 🚓🚐🚜🚦🤖🚀

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  • Little Dreamers First Big Idea...

    Published 01/09/22, by Kerry Inglis

    Our topic for the next couple of weeks, to help transition and settling into foundation will also include elements of 'Marvellous Me' - getting to know your wonderful children, sharing the colour monster stories and talking about our families and what we like doing with them. If you could send a family photo in on tapestry, we are hoping to add these to our home corner display 😊 

    Alongside Marvellous me, we will be starting the Marvellous Machines project, your child will learn about technology that is part of their daily lives. They will explore various machines, learn about how machines help us and find out about how machines have changed and developed over time. They will learn about products that use electricity to make them work and explore magnetic and non-magnetic materials.

    Supporting your child at home

    • Talk about the machines and technology you use in your everyday lives (we will be sending out a tapestry for a show and tell on this next week). 
    • Spot different modes of transport you see when out and about-are they on land, in the air or on water?
    • Have a trip to the Space centre in Leicester-here you will find the most marvellous machine… A ROCKET!
    • Look for things in the home that are powered by electricity/batteries
    • Share and discuss the ‘Big Ideas’ resource below (and attached as a PDF)

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  • Little Dreamers!

    Published 01/09/22, by Kerry Inglis

    Firstly, we just want to say how brilliantly the children have settled back into school life today. They have absolutely blown us away!!

    The F2's have been like ducks in water in their new classroom, they have followed the routines impeccably, enthusiastically joined in with activities and just been all round superstars. Mrs Gerrard and Miss Inglis have been pinching themselves over how smoothly the day has run! A huge well done to all the children from both of us! 

    Our new wonderful class name for both F1 & F2 is 'Little Dreamers'... As well as talking about our own dreams (check out tapestry for F2's dreams), throughout the year we will be finding out about some amazing people that followed their dreams such as David Peterborough, Tim Peake and Emilia Earhart!

    Keep your eyes peeled for our first blog introducing this half-term topic of 'Marvellous Machines'.

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  • Year One, Here we come!

    Published 17/07/22, by Katie Sturman

    Hello Little Explorers, Miss Sturman here!

    F2 have been very lucky this week and spent lots of time with me in their new Year One classroom!

    On Wednesday, they joined in with the main school playtime on the field, and had lots of fun. We then ventured into the woodland area to make woodland bracelets and listen to a story under the trees. 


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  • Mini Sport's Day

    Published 14/07/22, by Wendy Boon

    A few pictures from our mini sport's day today 

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    Published 08/07/22, by Kerry Inglis

    This week we will be exploring the big idea's questions:

    • What is a farm? 
    • Which animals live on a farm?
    • What are baby farm animals called?  
    • What is wheat used for?  
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  • The Extraordinary Gardener...

    Published 01/07/22, by Kerry Inglis

    The children are loving our 'Ready, Steady, Grow'  topic. Thank you for everyone sending in photos of the things you are planting and growing at home! 

    Our big weekly questions this week will be:

    • What can I grow in my garden?  
    • What are the parts of a flower? 
    • What do bees do? 

    We will be sharing the story 'The Extraordinary Gardener' ... A beautiful tale of patience and the joy of nature.

    We will be getting stuck into nature ourselves, drawing flowers and talking about the parts of a plant, making nature potions and going on mini-beast hunts! As well as finding out about how clever bees are and the important job they play pollinating plants. 

    Here are some ideas you could try at home:

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    Published 28/06/22, by Kerry Inglis

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