We have been learning all about technology and how it helps us. We learnt the different parts of computer and talked about what they are used for. Oakley said his mummy uses the keyboard to press the buttons and do work. We had lots of discussion about how to treat computers. The children then practised their ICT skills using the laptops and ipads to complete simple games.
Bluebell children have been learning about the plight of the Little Red Hen and her bread baking. We recognised the courage she had to keep going when no one else would help her. We also recognised this as unkind and unfair.
See below some amazing retelling of the story. Our children have been practising and are able to recite with fantastic expression and intonation.
They have also been using their new language story telling skills in the sensory farm tray table.
Some wonderfully creative independent learning going on here. Children were chatting about what they had learnt so far including how quickly the fire had spread and joined all the houses because they were so close together.
We have also created a super Pudding Lane Bakery role play area. Bluebells children have been exploring and getting into role as George the Baker Boy (a character we met in our Mantle of the Expert sessions)
Each week your child will be bringing home an enjoyment picture book from our library to share with a sibling and/or parent. Along with this they will bring a phonics book for decoding and practising sounds taught that week. This book will be changed every 3 days and is matched to your child's reading ability.
Please ensure reading books and reading records are brought to school daily for reading practise and for changing. If you have any phonics ability books at home please return as they are of huge value to our lending library.
Miss Butler & Mrs Lunt
Our wonderful Bluebells children have welcomed our new Reading Bear. He will be going home with two children per week (Monday - Wed/Friday - Monday)
He has 3 glorious picture books and delicious hot chocolate to enjoy while you snuggle up with him.
Look out for him coming home with your child
Happy New Year from staff in class Bluebells.
Below you will find information on our new topic 'Fire Fire!'
We can't wait to get started and learn about the Great Fire of London.
Keeping safe in school
Today we talked about the staff in school and the many roles we have in school. I asked how do we know if someone works in school? Many of the children know staff wear lanyards to show we are staff and what our job in school is.
We followed the power point showing the different scenarios that could happen in school. Oscar said it would be ok to talk to stranger in school if they had a visitor badge. Bella agreed with this as she knows Mrs Garstang give them to visitors. If someone is outside of the gates then Eliza said it is ok to be polite and say hello but then find a teacher we know and tell them.
We received another call from Akini and set off on the plane to Kenya. Once we arrived to worked as a team to build new houses and a school. We were very mindful of keeping ourselves safe from the sun (PSHE/PSED 6.12.22) and keeping safe from wild animals.
We quickly created a large, strong and sturdy fence to keep animals away from the new buildings. We also came up with building shelters on the playground so children can play in the shade.
We received a call from building project manager Akini who was working in Kenya to rebuild a school and houses that had been knocked down by wild African animals– much like the animals we read about in the story Handa’s Surprise.
These wild animals had caused devastating destruction of the local school and surrounding homes. As we had so much knowledge on Kenya, Akini rang us to ask for help.
We soon set off making lists of building materials we would need and personal items would need – a lot of sun cream, sun hats, water, a torch, ladder etc. We planned our buildings on a small scale and got our passports ready for the next available flight to Kenya.
After learning more about the African culture, today we had a visit from a Massai warrior. We saw the jumping and celebration clothes. We all had a go at dressing up with our own handmade necklaces and joining in the traditional dancing and singing.
Check out the fun we have had in our traditional Massai mud hut house.
This is the blog of Bluebell Class (Reception and Year 1)