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Creswell Class Home Learning
During the school closure Creswell Class have still been working hard!
We have been working on using the skills we have been developing throughout the year! In maths we have worked on our addition and subtractions skills, number recognition and ordering, time and money skills. This term's focus is Amazing Africa and we have been having a go at lots of activities relating to Africa, describing the animals and habitats, exploring African culture including making some African drums and having a go at African dance. In English we have focused on the story Handa's Surprise and have tried ordering and recalling the story!
Despite working hard the children have also found time to relax and enjoy the nice weather, exploring parks and developing their independence skills! It has been great to see them enjoying their local area! Some of the class have even made mud slides in the garden and spent time in the swimming pool! It looks AMAZING!
Hope to see everyone soon!
Week Ending 31st January 2020
Another busy couple of weeks for Creswell class! We have been working hard in maths focusing on measuring! We have been sorting objects into big and small groups, ordering objects based in size and some of us have been measuring using rulers! We are getting really good at lining up the ruler correctly!
In English we have been learning about when Anne Frank had to go into hiding! We thought about how we could describe some different settings and decided what items we would take if we had to go into hiding! In Science we have been lookin at breathing and have been identifying where different body organs can be found! This week we checked our breathing after different exercises to see whether it was fast or slow! We discovered that our breathing was faster when we had been doing exercise!
In New Horizons we sampled things from a different culture, we tried some Indian snacks (some of them we really liked, some we didn't!) and we had a go at learning some Bollywood dance moves!
In our topic lessons we have been looking at maps and this week we had a go at using a compass and drew our own on the playground!
Week Ending 17th January 2020
The first 2 weeks back have flown by! Creswell class have been very busy!
In maths some of the children have been focussing on subtraction and they are really getting good at it! Sequencing and representing numbers has also been a focus for some of the class and they have made some good steps forwards!
In English we have been reading a new story based around the diary of Anne Frank! In the story Anne has to practice what to do in an air raid and Creswell has a go at it too! They were experts at putting on their gas masks, turning off the lights, shutting the curtains and hiding under the table when the siren went off! They even made a poster to tell other children what to do!
In Topic we are exploring maps and we have used google earth to find Germany and the Untied Kingdom (linking to our Conflict theme) and went on a virtual tour of some of the key locations in the countries!
We've got lots more planned over the next half term and can't wait to share it with you all!
Week Ending 20th December 2019
Wow! Where has the first term gone? Creswell class have had a very busy run up to Christmas! Last week the class worked really hard to make things for our Christmas around the world stall for which we had Switzerland! We made Christmas crowns to represent the festive marches which they hold in Switzerland around Christmas time, Christmas biscuits, advent windows (each person in the village decorate a window of their house and holds a party for the rest of the village) and mulled apple juice! We all enjoyed our Christmas dinner this week and it was great to sit and eat as a class!
Our topic of Conflict is continuing after the Christmas break but we have been busy this last half term looking at different things relating to it. In English we worked on a sensory story focusing on a soldier! The children were great at acting our parts of the story including a black out and sequencing the events along with matching captions to them!
To show the children what life in the trenches would have been like, we visited the trenches at Sherwood Pines, the weather was very wet which really helped us to get an understanding of how life would have been for the soldiers!
We are all looking forward to the Christmas break and wish you all a fantastic holiday! We hope Santa brings you everything you asked for!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Week Ending 29th November 2019
Creswell have had a great 2 weeks since our last update! Last week was active maths week and we spent the week focusing on our money skills. We did lots of different activities to help us recognise the different coins including running our own café in school and visiting the café round at college! In topic we had a look at the WW1 soldiers uniform and had a go at putting all the pieces of clothing in the right place. The children are really enjoying the computing topic of programming at the minute and are really becoming confident at programming the BeeBots!
Over the next few weeks and with the run up to Christmas we will be doing a few more festive activities and enjoying the season as much as we can!
Week Ending 15th November 2019
Creswell Class have had a busy first 2 weeks back after the half term break. Our theme for this half term is Conflict! We are going to be focusing on WW1 and exploring things such as; the trenches, soldiers uniform and wartime foods. For remembrance day we had a go at making poppy pictures using a cut up pumpkin and a potato (sounds strange but the pictures look great!).
In English we have been reading a story about Stubby! During WW1 Stubby became a hero for helping on the front line! We have had a go at acting out some scenes from the story including marching and saluting and also sequencing some events from the story.
Our maths focus has been on recognising and representing numerals and adding! It's practical maths week next week and we are going to focus on money skills!
In computing we are going to focus on programming, we have already had a go at being robots and have been following the forwards, backwards, left and right commands. We are also starting to program the Beebots!
For Children in Need we completed a scavenger hunt and created a Pudsey picture with the leaves we had found! They look brilliant!
Week Ending 18th October 2019
Wow! Nearly the end of the first half term!
We are really beginning to settle into our new classroom, which is amazing! We have the main classroom area with interactive white board, a separate work room for those tasks that require some quiet and concentration and we are lucky enough to have a calm room where we can take some sensory breaks when needed.
We have been very busy this half term, in maths we have focussed on number (counting, ordering and sequencing numbers), shape (identifying 2d shapes and their properties) and repeating patterns (including making Halloween themed repeating garlands (although a little early!).
English has kept us busy too, we started the half term looking at a sensory version of Wind in the Willows. We then moved onto the great story: We're Going on a Bear Hunt and focussed on describing the different settings within the story. We have finished off the half term with a little bit of poetry! Focussing on the poem The Worm That Wouldn't Wiggle by Steve Atwell and trying to identify different rhyming words.
The children have enjoyed computing this half term, we have focussed on using cameras and finished by using them to create a short stop motion animation! Great fun!
All in all a good half term had by everyone and we are looking forward to more exciting activities after the break!