Week beginning 4th October.
Creswell class have had a lovely few weeks exploring medicines of old and new. We got to mix liquids and describe them. who knew making a mess could be so much fun.
In our tuff spots we have had some lovely sensory items out which help us to build on our fine motor skills, we have loved the Lego, catch the fish, dominoes, threading of beads. all these help to develop our fine motor skills which help us with everyday activities.
Maths has recently seen us exploring dice games, we made our own dice then with them we played snakes and ladders not only counting the dots but then moving our counters in multi directions. We used our symbols to specify whose turn it was. Great sharing and turn taking Creswell!
Cooking we made yummy ancient grain pizzas and we even got to eat them, delicious.
This next week will see us finishing our recent topic ready for next half term looking at 'Terrible Tudors'.
Week beginning 13th September.
Creswell pupils have settled well, it has been a strange first week after illness in Creswell. However this hasn't stopped us enjoying some lovely activities. We have started to explore our topic 'Rat pack' this opened up black death and exploring germs, medical staff and their equipment.
In English we have been looking at rhymes and poems - we have loved exploring 'ring of roses' and 'Miss Polly had a dolly'.
Maths we have been looking at more or less, we are using physical objects to see the difference between two groups.
Outside we have loved using the trim trail and trying to encourage the children to use it a bit more independently.
Week beginning 30th August.
Hello and welcome back to the new school term. We had a lovely start to the term in Creswell, all pupils came back to school happy and calm which was lovely to see. Thank you for all your lovely photographs over the summer it was fantastic to see some of the lovely activities you did.
Next week we have our first swimming lesson, how exciting! Creswell pupils love swimming and I know they will be so happy to have it back on the timetable. So please remember swimming kits on a Thursday.
We have some lovely sensory learning planned around our topic 'Rat Pack' which will see Creswell pupil's make masks, their own PPE, fire of London jars, posies and will explore good and bad smells.
Here's to a fantastic term.
Creswell class in September
Mrs King Mr Poole Miss Brown Mrs Shipley Mrs Peters
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This year in Creswell Class we have Mrs King class teacher, and Mr Poole and Mrs Shipley our full time teaching assistants then Miss Brown and Mrs Peters who job share half of the week each.
We will be doing PE on Wednesday mornings so please ensure your child wears the appropriate kit on these days. Swimming will take place on a Thursday morning so please make sure your child has their swimming kit.
The theme for our phase in September is the 'Rat Pack' this topic will allow pupils to explore the black plague and the history surrounding it.
Please ensure your child comes to school in the correct school uniform everyday. For more information on our school uniform please see the Uniform section on the school website.
We all hope you have a lovely summer holidays and look forward to seeing you all in September.
Week ending 25th June
Creswell have had some fun lessons recently, we have been looking at coal mining and a local miner from our past known as George Bissle, the children had a go at tracing some of his artwork with charcoal.
In science we conducted some experiments to explore dissolving the children conducted the tests really well, I was really happy with their listening skills. The children have really started to focus and sit for longer periods which is fantastic development. To tie in with dissolving they had a go at making simple foods that you mix with another to get an end result - the instant whip and jelly was a big hit. Not to eat though, to explore with hands. A sensory delight!
In computing the robots they could programme to move around the floor caused lots of excited noises and body movements. What lovely learning opportunities we have had.
Week ending 28th May
All the children have been adjusting well to being back in school. We have shared some lovely moments both inside and outside of the classroom. The children have all participated well with our lessons looking at the Victorian's. The children got to explore toys from our past and to the present day. Their faces lit up at being able to handle and play with a variety of new and interesting items.
In cooking we made some lovely scones which the children were able to taste. Delicious!
In PE the children really pushed themselves and had a go with the apparatus the new classroom feature of an exercise bike is a big hit! :-)
Week ending 19th March.
In Creswell it has been lovely to see all the pupils return, we have enjoyed many sensory activities to help us get used to our school day and routine and being around each other again. The children have been fantastic and are coped very well. We have explored all our senses and I am so proud of the children exploring new flavours and touch even when they were unsure.
This past week we had 2 class birthdays so enjoyed celebrating as a team with snacks and cake, singing and even a bit of dancing.
For red nose day we built a class robot all children contributed and enjoyed the activity, we have been enjoying snack time as a whole class all sitting together and taking time to eat and listen to a story. Lovely moments to share together.
Week ending 26th February.
This week after half term has saw Creswell Class enjoy exploring music and playing our instruments loud and quietly.
We all made our own pancakes, following the instructions to weigh and measure our ingredients, use the electric whisk and even have a go at frying them. They were delicious!
On a Wednesday we have the sensory room and all children enjoy the time to chill and just embrace the use of the space.
What a lovely first week back.
This term for our topic we are looking at Fair for all and we will be exploring taking turns playing games. World book day is next week we are doing lots of activities around Charlie and the chocolate factory. We are very excited to see how all the children at school dress up for world book day.
Week ending 5th February.
Here we are into week 5 of this half term, what a strange one it has been. Some pupils have been in school whilst the others working from home. I am so impressed with how well everyone is coping during this strange and hard time. So well done to all of you!
This term we have been looking at the Victorian era and natural disasters. The topic has allowed us to explore Victorian toys, work houses and we even made some fantastic volcano's in class. Although we did get a little messy with the flour and water mix!!
Just dance and gongs are much loved activities in Creswell, we have continued to do these every day, helping us to keep moving and to stop and have a little calm time. I hope you have enjoyed these activities at home.
As the last week of the term approaches let's enjoy it.
Week ending 18th December.
December in Creswell.
During December we shared lots of lovely moments, from the hard work during enterprise week. Making our fantastic festive jars, with many orders received. produced and delivered,
We were lucky enough to return in time for Christmas jumper day and Christmas dinner. We shared it collectively in Creswell class bubble, we made party hats and even had Christmas crackers.
Creswell team hope you all have a safe and happy Christmas and look forward to a brighter new year!.
Week ending 2nd October
This week has been another lovely week in Creswell we have had many smiles. In maths we have started to look at shape, we have been looking at 2d shapes and their properties. The pupils really enjoy our together time at the start of maths and working in a group attention in these sessions has been fantastic.
In English the pupils explored the poem by Michael Rosen 'I was born in the stone age' this saw the pupils looking for key features and looking at the name and photograph of the author.
We have built some stone age houses out of clay and straw the pupils were very good at following instructions and their builds were a great recreation of the first ever homes.
In Creswell we have added some lovely new sensory items and these have been welcomed by the pupils especially our black out tent and the new illuminated chalk boards. Some happy smiling faces all round.
Week ending 18th September
End of week 3 is here and the students have had a lovely week all very settled and calm. We have started to look at subtraction in maths and this will continue for a few weeks. In English we have been looking at rhyming words and trying to get the children to hear words with the same sound at the end. our book for our topic 'walking with our ancestors' has been 'The stone age boy'. We have made a stone age musical instrument and looked at modern day vs the stone age.
In science we have been looking at DNA and inheritance so this has seen the pupils looking at themselves and home learning of looking at family members to see any similarities, resemblances.
Creswell have had their own cafe with the pupils handing out cups and plates and other pupils helping make toast. it was a lovely time to come together .In the afternoon we take time to calm and focus, the children really enjoy our gong sessions.
Week ending 4th September.
Welcome back Creswell, how fantastic to see you all back at school. Over the past few days we have focused on settling into our new routine and I am so proud of all the children, they have settled in beautifully. It has been a strange year for everyone and I know there were many mixed emotions but the children are amazing and have taken it all in their stride. So once again welcome back Creswell pupils and families.
Over the up coming weeks we are working around the theme 'walking with our ancestors' the first stop is the stone age, there is a fantastic book available to watch online called 'The stone age boy' we will be looking at housing, food, materials and incorporating into our core lessons.
The Creswell team consists of :
Class Teacher: Mrs King
TA's: Miss Croft, Mrs Campbell and Mrs Hunt.