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Welcome to Unit One. We are the Wrens!

 

Unit 1

Welcome to Unit 1

Foundation and Year 1  are in our unit 1 class.

Mrs Smith is the class teacher 

Mrs Birdsall is the Cover Supervisor.

Mrs. Whiteley and Mrs Credland are our Teaching assistants. 

 

Please see our long term plan here:

Our medium term plan is here.

            

Gardening

To start the term we have had a gardening week in Wrens. We have been weeding and planting all sorts of different bulbs, plants and seeds. Over the coming weeks we will be taking care of them and taking it in turns to water the plants in the greenhouse. We are so excited to watch them grow.

Easter in the Wrens Class

Numbers to 10

This half term the Reception children have been learning about numbers to 10 with lots of practical, hands on activities. We have had a focus on subitising the numbers. 

Our Science and DT Project

In Science we have been learning all about materials and their properties. As part of our Pirate School training we were challenged to build a boat for our friend Pirate Horris. We decided that the boats must float, be waterproof and be big enough for Horris to sit in.

World Book Day 

A fabulous day filled with our favourite books, fancy dress, storytelling and a brand new book for the Wrens!

Pirates WOW Start

We were so excited when we found a treasure map. We followed it and found a treasure chest! Inside the chest was a letter from Captain Jack Swashbuckle, he told us that we were going to be going to pirate school and training to become pirates. Today we went outside and build a pirate ship, explored the treasure and even made our own pirate hats. 

Pancake Day in Wrens

African Biscuits 

Today we have been baking African traditional African biscuits. We followed a recipe, weighed out the ingredients, mixed and most importantly, tasted them.

African Music 

We have been having lots of fun listening to African music and exploring the instruments.

Spring Term WOW Start

We have had such an exciting morning in Wrens class! After receiving a letter from Safiyah (who runs a National Park in Kenya, Africa) explaining that she had lost three animals we went on a hunt to see if they had been to Oldfield. When we were outside we found lots of different foot prints, animal poo (with different things in) and a nest with some very big eggs in. It turns out that there has been a lion, an elephant AND an ostrich roaming loose. We then decided it was a good idea to create some posters to put up around school warning others!

National Nursery Rhyme Week

We had a great week celebrating,  'National Poetry Week' . Each day we are learnt Nursery Rhyme and so now we know: The Wheels on the Bus, 5 Little Speckled Frogs, Hickory Dickory Dock, Old Macdonald Had a Farm and Miss Polly Had a Dolly. 

Have a look at the wonderful learning we have been doing in Wrens Class

There have been lots of exciting things going on in Wrens this half term. We have been exploring the story, 'One Snowy Night', reading and following Percy's recipe for his favourite ginger biscuits, building a hut for all of the animals who had nowhere to sleep, creating winter masterpieces and learning about the seasons Autumn and Winter. 

Phonics 

Click on the links below to access some brilliant phonics games and videos: 

Geraldine Giraffe (great for teaching / revisiting sounds):

 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqh11DN6jmbBDo0L-jrbYymq9aTTs8XdW

 

Jolly Phonics (this clip goes through all of the actions for teaching the phonics sounds):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxpDWFCnyfU

Phase 2 Phonics Games:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24464.html

 

Phase 3 Phonics Games:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm

 

Phase 2 and 3 Phonics Games:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/helpAHedgehog/index.html

 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySounds/index.html

 

https://www.starfall.com/h/word-machines/

 

https://www.readwithphonics.com/

 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/soundSayer/

 

Games to help with blending for reading:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/bingoOriginal/index.html

 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

Maths

Year 1

What are we learning about over the next couple of weeks? 

Addition and Subtraction to 20

 

Click on the links below to play some games at home: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/robot-addition

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/addition-to-10

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/subtraction/subtraction-to-10

 

 

We have also be learning to count in 5s

Click on the link below to see how you could continue your learning at home:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkvhscw

 

 

 

Reception 

What are we learning about over the next couple of weeks?

 

Alive in 5!

This unit focuses on children understanding the numbers to 5. We will be comparing numbers and exploring the composition of the numbers 4 and 5. Towards the end of the unit we will also be learning about mass and capacity. 

 

To continue your learning at home you could read some of the following books: 

 

None the Number - Oliver Jeffers 

 

Zero is the Leaves on the Tree - Betsy Franco 

 

A Squash and a Squeeze - Julia Donaldson 

 

Room on the Broom - Julia Donaldson 

 

I Spy Numbers - Jean Marzello 

 

Who Sank the Boat - Pamela Allen 

 

The Ugly Five - Julia Donaldson 

 

The Blue Balloon - Mick Inkpen

 

Or why not place some of these fun number games? 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/helicopter-rescue 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXXKQdUw-q0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpH2W3fgUJs

 

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/bugs/