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Dolphins have worked so hard!

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Dolphins have started lots of different learning this week.

Maths – we have been looking at numbers up to 100 including recognising the repeating pattern and knowing ‘thir’ = three, ‘fif’ = five and ‘tw’ = two. Here are two games we have enjoyed playing together.

https://www.teacherled.com/iresources/hundredsquare/

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

Literacy – we have been looking at capital letters and full stops. We thought about what a capital letter looks like too e.g a = A. We played two Roy the Zebra games https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/capital-letter-1.html and a full stop game https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/capital-letter-1.html as well as a trickier game where we focused on capitals at the start of a sentence, for names and for ‘I’ https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/capitalization.htm

We have been learning about the seasons and have built up a class word bank describing the different weather, clothes and activities we do in each season.

We’ve started our new topic ‘Painting places’ which is a geography and art topic. We have looked at the artist Van Gogh https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z4pvcdm and thought about human and physical features of our local area.

Terrible Twits!

Friday, September 18th, 2020

This week, Lobsters were visited by Mr Twit! He told the class all about the disgusting pranks he plays on Mrs Twit and he gave us a secret mission to create a prank for him to pull on Mrs Twit. He also set us the tasks of creating a revolting beard and turning ourselves into Twits!

The children were really engaged and are excited to start their new Art and Design and Technology topic, Terrible Twits!

 

Sharks are Twits! No not really, we're learning about The Twits!

Friday, September 18th, 2020

This week in Sharks we were visited by Mr Twit himself as we started our learning journey. He was telling the class all the disgusting pranks he plays on Mrs Twit. He gave us a mission to try and create his beard which of course he thinks is lovely, however we all know different!

As you can see the children did an amazing job of creating his beard!

 

Seals start their new LEARNING JOURNEY - 'Painting Places'

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Today we had great fun starting our new learning journey.

It is an Art and Geography topic. The children will learn about how to become artists, especially painters; they will learn about the job of an artist and artistic skills such as drawing and particularly about painting… using a range of brushes, colour mixing and changing colour tone with white and black.  The Geography elements will be  specifically related to knowing, naming and comparing a location’s human and physical features. During the topic they will study the style of  landscapes from Van Gogh and also a local artist called Becky Bettersworth. At the end of the learning journey the children will produce a painting of a place that will be printed into a postcard, they will write about the Geographical knowledge they discover about the location on the reverse of the postcard. The printed cards will be displayed as a gallery, hopefully with a visit (possibly a virtual visit if not in person) from Becky Bettersworth.

Today the children learnt about what an artist is and that they they can improve their own skills by looking at the work of others. We saw a little of Vincent Van Gogh’s landscapes and had a go at using his bold brushstrokes in our own Starry Night painting.

SEALS GETTING BUSY IN YEAR 1

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

SEALS have had a super start to Y1.

They have Daily set challenges in their BUSY-TIME play. What fantastic creative SEALS we have.

Look at all this lovely learning through their challenges….

Writing and forming numbers, practising letter formations, spelling red words…and it was all so much fun!

We are all so proud of their amazing settled start. Well done SEALS!