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Week beginning 4th October

Week commencing 4th October 2021

This week the sun and warmth has been back and we have been making the most of being able to get outside.  The children have really loved listening to and joining in with different number songs in maths, and are also really enjoying Dinosaur Roar in English, using symbols to get to know the story well.  We tried to understand that all the dinosaurs have died but this was a very tricky concept, we were much better at choosing the dinosaurs that fly, swim and walk.  We will be sad to come to the end of our Dinosaur Topic but are looking forward to getting stuck into Frozen Earth next half term.

Week commencing 27th September 2021

Week commencing 27th September 2021

The weather has changed on us this week, and the Bears have not loved it.  A few indoor plays have not been enjoyed but hopefully, once our waterproofs and wellies are in, we will be out in all weathers.  We have got outside whenever we can and had some lovely movement and sensory circuits to help keeps us regulated. We are still enjoying our Dinosaurs topic and this week we have been thinking about the different places where dinosaurs lived ie the sea, land and sky.

Week Commencing 13th September 2021

Week Commencing 13th September 2021

This week we have continued with our Jump into the Jurassic theme.  The children have done an amazing job at identifying different dinosaurs and different parts of the dinosaurs' (and their own) bodies. 

We have been working on recognising numbers in maths and started to explore different poems and rhymes in 'Stomp Chomp Big Roars, here come the Dinosaurs'.  The children are also really enjoying lots of relaxation everyday and TACPAC to help them be calm while we settle back into our school routines.   

Week Commencing 6th September 2021

Week beginning 6th September 2021

This week we have been working on recognising numbers and the bears have been showing off all that they know. They've really been enjoying our carpet times using the Attention Bucket, and having a go at getting involved in our carpet times really well.

We have made the most of getting outside in the lovely weather, spending lots of time moving, mirroring and interacting together.

The children have painted a stegosaurus and made footprints with paint and the small worl dinosaurs.  Its been a really great week, getting back together.

Welcome back Bears!

It's the start of a new school year in Bears Class and we are getting underway with our new Dinosaur topic - Jump into the Jurassic.  Please see the Curriculum Overview above for more info about what we will be learning.

Hope you have all had a wonderful Summer 

Week beginning Monday 12th July 2021

We are having a lovely time getting to know each other in Bears.  This week we have started to focus on the Olympics and Karate. This children had a great experience watching and joining in with some Karate experience, check out the photos!

Summer Transition

Our summer transition has begun and although there is only a slight change to children, there are several new staff, including myself as teacher, Mrs Austin.  We also have the following TA's, Mrs Killeen, Mrs Baxter, Miss Yates, Ms Cheetham and Miss Hodgman.  We have three weeks to get to know each other and develop our routines before the summer break, and our topics for this is the Olympics and we will be focusing on Karate and China, see overview for more information.

Bears Staff Team 2021/2022

Sports Week 21st - 25th June

Sports week!

Bears class have enjoyed sports week, we started with climbing, delicious smoothie making and a fitness circuit outside. We have all loved our time exploring top yard too! All the pupils in Bears have had a look at all activities and been encouraged to do them. They have made some fruity flap jacks with Miss Yates, which were very healthy. 

Week beginning 14.6.21

We have had pirate fun!!!

We have had great fun making pirate biscuits, captain's hooks and counting our treasure in maths!

In Maths we have been practicing putting our gold in and out of our treasure chest and counting out amounts of coins out to match our number cards. 

In cooking the Bears have rolled out dough and cut out circle cookies, they have decorated with a bandana and eyes. We are going to enjoy eating them at snack time tomorrow.  


Week beginning: 17.5.21

Bears class are really enjoying the story of 'Pirates love underpants with Mrs Watson this week, its a sensory adventure which uses lots of props and the children love getting involved! 

In math's we have been identifying big and small and ordering objects from the smallest to the biggest. The Bears have created some beautiful art work this week, they created waves of the sea where the pirates sail by using brush strokes in paint and foil. They then coloured fish and pirate boats, cut them out and added them to their sea scene. So proud of there beautiful creations! smiley

Week beginning: 10.5.21

In our topic and design Technology lessons this week in Bears we have made some swash buckling cutlasses by wrapping them in tin foil and painting them. We have also made some tin foil boats and tested if they would float or sink with our little pirates on board.

Pirate cutlasses and tin foil boats!

Week beginning: 3.5.21

This week in maths the Bears are focusing on putting things in and taking them out. They are following instructions and identifying if items are in or out. We have had great fun this morning in the water!

In and out

Week beginning: 26.4.21

The Bears have been identifying big and small in maths this week identifying items, and grouping them together to match either the big or small symbol. The Bears have particularly enjoyed grouping big and small pirates, ships and gold!

Big and small

Week beginning: 26.4.21

In Bears class this week we have made our own treasure chests for all our pirate treasure! The Bears used egg boxes which they decorated by painting them and covering in glitter. 

Treasure chests

Bears new topic Land Ahoy!

Week beginning 28.3.21

As we come to the end of term and our topic of rocking royalty, we have made some super pastry crowns! They were delicious with a spread of jam on! We plan to have a royal banquet Tuesday afternoon with the bunting we have made, delicious cakes and all wearing our amazing crowns! Bears have loved this topic. This week in maths we have been recognising colours, matching them and completing patterns.

Rocking Royalty Week beginning 8.3.21

Bears class have had great fun learning about kings, queens and castles! We have dressed up as kings and queens, created crowns and painted amazing portraits of our queen. We are especially loving creating banquet dishes in our cooking lessons, so far we have made finger sandwiches and a celebration cake! Welcome back Bears!

Firefighter Ros and the Bears team Staying alive dance.

Firefighter Ros didn't want to leave us without showing us her special message dance..... why not join in at home? :-) 

Staying Alive Dance

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Disasters movement story.

Today, we have been very lucky to have a very special visitor 'Firefighter Ros'.  She did a brilliant job of helping us look around the fire station and helping put out the house fire......

Bears class are really enjoying our new topic of disasters!

We have been exploring fire engines, we have made fires and put them out, dressed up as a fire fighter and made a class fire engine!

Top yard fun and Christmas!

We have had use of our fabulous top yard which all of Bears class loved!!!

We have also decorated our classroom windows and classroom to celebrate the festive season.

The amazon river and our super snakes!

We have started exploring our new topic of the amazon! We have been exploring the amazon river this week, by looking at the animals and creating super snakes in our cooking lesson!

Bears have loved our space topic!

Bears are back!

Welcome all to Bears class!

We have made a great start back, we are all loving our space topic and the weather has been kind to us this week, so we have enjoyed some lessons outside! We have made some star biscuits, built rockets and started circuit training to be an astronaut.

Miss Barnett's story

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Mrs Watson's Attention Autisim video 

attention autism.mp4

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Darwin class have been busy at home and in school exploring delicious foods. We have children picking and eating scrumptious strawberries, to children cooking fantastic cakes in school. We have also had a shape focus this week, so one child and his parents made and cut toast into different shapes. Super work Darwin children and parents, your amazing!

Darwin's truly scrumptious adventures!

Mrs Watson making nachos

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Mrs Watson reading ‘The children who loved book’

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Week ending 14th February 2020.


The last two weeks have passed by in a flash but we have had some fun.  We are still on the topic of The Blue Abyss and we have been looking at the artic seas.  We have looked at the animals that live in them and created art around them.  We  have had lots of sensory experiences with warm and cold and icy colours which has also helps us investigate liquids and solids.  In cooking, we even got to make (and then eat) out own Marshmallow igloo and we have also practiced  making sandwiches and wraps.  In Maths, we have been practicing grouping, making groups of lots and groups of one and in English, we have been reading the wonderful book 'The Snail and the Whale' where we even got to make out own sparkly snail trails. We've had fun all round but are looking forward to our half term break.

We have had a lovely week in Darwin class, we have been talking about different types of weather and experiencing some rain and even snow during playtime on Wednesday!

The pupils have been sorting clothes you might wear in different types of weather. 

During cooking this week the pupils have made some delicious cheese or ham wraps independently making choices of topping, grating cheese and rolling and enjoying!

Week Beginning 27th January 2020

Week ending 17th January 2020


Well we have returned from our Christmas break feeling fresh and have got straight back into the swing

of things.  


We've welcomed our lovely, returning teacher into Darwin (Mrs Robinson) who is now working at the beginning of the week and Mrs Watson, working the latter.


We've been working really hard in  Maths practicing our counting by putting counters into containers and taking them out.  We have also done some fantastic work in English where we have got to meet 'The Singing Mermaid' and look at the book written by Julia Donaldson. And, we have done great job of   practising our communication using symbols and learning signs that reflect our Topic.





Our theme for this term is the Blue Abyss. So far we have looked at the different forms of water and had lots of sensory ice experiences.  We've looked at hot and cold and the different states of matter..... we even added heat to crayons and we were blown away by what happened.  This week, we have been looking at the weather and learning the different signs and symbols to help us identify what is going on outside.

Week ending 29th of November.

We have had a really fun two weeks.  For maths, we had a week of  practical maths were we made sandwiches and looked at the different fractions that we could cut it into.  We also looked at how heavy things weighed using scales and played shop keeper whilst using  money.  We then  went on a trip to the shop to buy something. 


In English, we have been looking at stories and we began our sensory journey on the Polar express.  On our moonlit journey, we get to be different characters, we travel through dark forests and over cold mountains.  We try new snacks on the train and then at the end, we get to meet Santa.


For Topic, we have continued our journey of celebrations by looking at Thanks giving and Birthdays.  We've had great fun, trying different foods and working out which we liked and which we didn't.  We've made sensory art work whilst looking at textures and enjoyed lots of music making.  We even celebrated one of the pupils birthdays this week and we had a little party which included a fun game of pass the parcel.


Week ending 15th November 2019


We've had a really great, fun two weeks since returning from our half term holiday.  Our topic of celebration has given us lots of opportunity to try new things.  So far, we have celebrated bonfire night where we made fruit fireworks with chocolate... yum!  And we even made Miss Hallam's favourite Parkin.  We have watched fireworks and then painted them and made our own firework music.  We also looked at Remembrance and had our two minutes of thought.  We painted poppies using pumpkins and baked poppy cookies. 

In Maths, we have been working on our numbers.  We have been counting and recognising numbers whilst counting matching amounts into pots.
In English, we have been looking at books.  We've looked at Day Monkey and Night Monkey and The Stickman who we loved meeting!

Week ending 18th October 2019


The first half term is nearly over and we have had so much fun.  We have all settled into our brand new classroom really well and enjoyed getting to know our new class.


This half term, we have been reading the hungry caterpillar.  We have enjoyed watching the story (we especially like when the hungry caterpillar himself comes to visit) and have done really well at learning and matching food symbols to pictures.  We have also learned about the lifecycle of a butterfly.


In Maths, we have done lots of work on our numbers and on shapes and patterns.  We even tried making patterns in music.


During Topic, we have learnt about ourselves and our community.  We looked the colour of our eyes and hair and made a collage of our faces.  We also made gingerbread men and managed to identify the different body parts..... we especially enjoyed eating those!  When looking at our community, we have looked at our families and identified the members in it and we have looked at people and places within the  wider community around us.  We managed to identify special buildings from our community and identify what we use them for.


Throughout, the half term we have had lots of sensory fun which has included us learning about different animals and the environments that they live it.  


We are really looking forward to next half term!







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