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Lime Class News

 

24th September 2021

Fairy Tales Featuring Animals

This week the children have been enjoying the story of The Gingerbread Man and reading out familiar lines together: “Run, run as fast as you can…” They have responded to different versions of the story and talked about similarities and differences. The children have practised their cutting and gluing skills when designing their own gingerbread men. Making gingerbread men out of playdough has been another popular activity. The children showed good story sequencing skills when putting Gingerbread Man story pictures into the correct order. As a class, we thought about the fox swimming across the river. Do foxes really swim? We looked this up and they do. We watched a video clip of one fox swimming in Scotland and another fox diving into snow to hunt for mice in North America. So much learning from one story!

Music Sarah

The children had a lovely time with Sarah O’Flynn on Wednesday morning. They listened to different sounds coming from Sarah’s magic box and guessed the instruments/objects. They all had a go at playing an instrument. Sarah is teaching Lime Class a ‘Good Morning’ song. If you hear your children singing this at home, you know the reason why. The children are already such good singers!

Book Share

It was lovely to see how proud and confident the children were when they showed their parents round Lime Class on Monday afternoon. It is amazing to reflect on how much their confidence has grown in such a short time.

Star of the Week

Congratulations to Jocelyn Sidney for being Star of the Week for the week ending 17th September. We have been so impressed with Jocelyn’s positive attitude, especially in Active Maths. 

 

Developing scissors skill with the Gingerbread Man

 

Lunch Time in Lime Class

Making a Gingerbread Man out of playdough

 

Our Willow House is so much fun

 

Sharing stories on Forest Friday

 

Stirring the soup on Forest Friday

 

We are all learning through play in different ways

 

We love learning about different instruments with Music Sarah

 

 

                    

 

 

17th September 2021

Well Done Lime Class!

Well done to the children in Lime Class for a wonderful second week at school! We had such important visitors observing us into the bargain! The children are becoming a lot more settled and familiar with their school environment. It is lovely see how Lime Class is beginning to gel together.

Fairy Tales Featuring Animals

This week the children have listened and responded to a range of fairy tales: Goldilocks, The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood. The children have practised retelling these stories in their own words. They have performed the Goldilocks song with actions and used different voice tones for the members of the bear family. For The Three Little Pigs, the children carried out a building investigation with play bricks, twigs and dried grass to find out which material worked best.  They also explored the texture of materials with a feely tray game and guessed what was under the cover. These fairy tales have been a great way of getting the children to practise using the language of comparison and positional language in maths e.g. Were all the porridge bowls the same size? Who had the biggest bowl? How did the wolf try to enter the brick house?

Maths

In Maths, the children have been focusing mainly on Numbers 1, 2 and 3. They have so much fun learning to count with Numberblocks and it is great to see them apply their counting skills as they learn through play and in Active Maths with Mr Passman. Already in week 2, the children can put themselves into groups on 1, 2 and 3 in a running game with mats and hoops. The children learn such a lot in Mr Passman’s game: listening and following instructions, counting quickly, running with control and purpose and working as a team. The children have also had fun learning about Repeating Patterns. They explored doing this with different resources: bead threading, Duplo, 2D shapes, farm animals, coloured bear counters and coloured links.

It is no wonder that the children are exhausted by the end of the day!

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

We can build houses with different materials 

We can put ourselves in groups of three

We can work out what comes next

We love Active Maths with Mr Passman

I have made a repeating pattern

 

 

 

 

Well Done Lime Class!

Well done to the children in Lime Class for a wonderful second week at school! We had such important visitors observing us into the bargain! The children are becoming a lot more settled and familiar with their school environment. It is lovely see how Lime Class is beginning to gel together.

Fairy Tales Featuring Animals

This week the children have listened and responded to a range of fairy tales: Goldilocks, The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood. The children have practised retelling these stories in their own words. They have performed the Goldilocks song with actions and used different voice tones for the members of the bear family. For The Three Little Pigs, the children carried out a building investigation with play bricks, twigs and dried grass to find out which material worked best.  They also explored the texture of materials with a feely tray game and guessed what was under the cover. These fairy tales have been a great way of getting the children to practise using the language of comparison and positional language in maths e.g. Were all the porridge bowls the same size? Who had the biggest bowl? How did the wolf try to enter the brick house?

Maths

In Maths, the children have been focusing mainly on Numbers 1, 2 and 3. They have so much fun learning to count with Numberblocks and it is great to see them apply their counting skills as they learn through play and in Active Maths with Mr Passman. Already in week 2, the children can put themselves into groups on 1, 2 and 3 in a running game with mats and hoops. The children learn such a lot in Mr Passman’s game: listening and following instructions, counting quickly, running with control and purpose and working as a team. The children have also had fun learning about Repeating Patterns. They explored doing this with different resources: bead threading, Duplo, 2D shapes, farm animals, coloured bear counters and coloured links.

It is no wonder that the children are exhausted by the end of the day!

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

10th September 2021

 

Welcome to Lime Class!

Mrs Price, Miss Austin, Mrs Hammett, Mr Passman and Miss Brooker have all had a wonderful time welcoming the new Lime Class children this week. We are all so proud of how the children have settled in, bit by bit, as the week has gone on. It takes a while for us all to get used to school routines. The children are now managing to find their drawers and their pegs independently[mostly]. They know where to keep their water bottles and to keep drinking water throughout the day. The children have impressed us all with their tidying up skills and they are getting used to sitting as a whole class for short lessons. Miss Brooker has been amazed at how much the children have progressed at lunchtimes over such a short time. It has been heartening to watch friendships develop and to see so many smiling faces at the gate in the mornings. Well done to all Lime Class children for such a positive first week at school!

Topic-Animals

We started off our topic of Animals with I Want a Pet by Lauren Child. At the end of the story, a little girl called Jane is given an egg to look after. She doesn’t know what the pet inside the egg will turn out to be. Strangely, Jane knew that Lime Class children were learning about animals and decided to give the children her egg to look after, as she was going on holiday. On Tuesday morning, we found the egg with a letter next to it. All week the children have been trying to work out what could be inside the egg. “Is it a chicken?” “It could be a dragon.”  “Maybe it is a dinosaur.” “I think it will be a caterpillar.” “I think the children are being too noisy for the egg. The egg needs some peace.” Finally on Thursday, the egg cracked open. The children were amazed to find out that it was a caterpillar called Kipsy. They found out that Kipsy wants to be their friend and help them with their feelings. Kipsy is a feelings expert. How lucky are we!

Well-being Wednesday

Every Wednesday we follow a programme called Well-being Wednesday. This term, the children will meet birds from around the world. Every bird has a different message for the children. This week, the children met Roger the Rooster who knows the benefit of having a good routine and getting plenty of sleep. The children enjoyed talking about their own daily routines and drew themselves asleep in their beds.

Sunny Side and Cloudy Side

We have a behaviour reward system in Lime Class. If children show extra good efforts in kindness, following rules and in their work, their names go up on the sunny side and they get a sticker at the end of the day. The cloudy side is hardly ever used and is a reminder that all children should do their best to follow the rules at school.  

Reminders

  • Please name all your child’s clothing, especially cardigans and sweatshirts.
  • Please put a name on your child’s water bottle.
  • All children need to have a named bag/carrier bag with a spare set of clothes in case of accidents.
  • All children need to bring in a named pair of wellies for Forest Fridays.
  • Please write a comment in the reading diary after you have heard your child read. The children get a sticker on their book mark whenever they finish a book. A certificate is given for a full bookmark.
  • Please let us know if you have any questions about anything at all.

Star of the Week

This week, our Star of the Week is Neriah Heath for making such a fantastic start to school life.

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

Being a vet is a serious business

I think I can feel something moving inside the egg

It is fun looking for minibeasts at playtime

Lime Class Week 1

Look what is inside the egg

Rosie is listening for life inside the egg

We can balance on the trim trail

We love sharing stories

 

 

 

 

 

22nd July

Lime Class Assembly with Mrs Kerridge

Lime Class children really enjoyed a class assembly with Mrs Kerridge on Monday morning. During the assembly, the children reflected on all the good times they have had in Lime Class this year. They shared ideas about what they were looking forward to in Larch Class in September. The children clearly feel very excited about this. The weekly class visits from Mrs Whitfield and Mrs Tack have been full of positivity and reassurance. Mrs Kerridge reminded the children that if they have any worries about anything at all, they can place these worries in God’s hands. The children said the school prayer together and Mrs Kerridge taught them the actions for The Grace. Mrs Kerridge remarked on the children’s excellent behaviour and clearly loved her time in Lime Class. 

Music with Sarah O’Flynn [written by Sarah]

Lime class have had lots of fun in music lessons this half term with Music Sarah and her helper Bongo-the-Bunny. 

We have been trying out handheld percussion instruments, (shakers, drums, cymbals, bells and tambourines), learning how to play them, how to keep the beat together, and exploring long and short sounds. We found that the long and short sounds remind us of the changing weather (short sounds for rain, long sounds for wind, and all the sounds together for a big storm) so we put our sounds in to a weather soundscape, which sounds fabulous!

We have also been practising our listening skills with a clapping, shopping list game where we clap the items on a shopping list. We use the sound of the words to make a clapping rhythm. Everyone has to listen and work out what’s on the shopping list. Is it Cat-Food-For the-Cat, or Jelly-Beans-with-Ice Cream? 

Now that it’s a bit warmer outside we have been able to go into the playground to sing our song, 'Come Follow Me'.  We have been practising using our happy, clear singing voices along with Mrs Price on her guitar and Sarah on the keyboard. We sound great!! Bongo likes to give a handshake to the children who are trying their best. 

Sarah says that we are now very good at playing together and following stop/start instructions on the percussion instruments. One of the best classes she’s ever seen!! 

LAST DAY ICE-CREAM/LOLLY TREAT

Thank you so much to FOSS for the wonderful Ice-cream Van treat on our last day at school! The children loved this surprise and thoroughly enjoyed their ice-creams and lollies.

THANK YOU! THANKYOU! THANKYOU! THANKYOU!

Mrs Price, Miss Austin, Mr Passman and Miss Brooker are overwhelmed by the generosity of Lime Class parents. Thank you all so much for our amazing gift vouchers. We will all think carefully about how we spend them and think of all the Lime Class children when we do. The children have all worked so hard this year and become close and trusted friends in the process. We are all going to miss them so much as they move up to Larch Class in September… but we will not be far away…Thank you also for the wonderful support you have given us over the year. Teaching Lime Class has been both a pleasure and a privilege!

Have a Lovely Summer Break Everyone!

 

Come follow me song with Music Sarah

Last day bubble fun 

Our class assembly with Mrs Kerridge

We can make rain sounds with our instruments

We listen carefully to Sarah's instructions

We love the training hurdles 

We cannot wait for our ice creams and lollies

Thank you FOSS for our ice cream and lolly treat 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16th July 2021

Transport in Space

This week, the children in Lime Class have been learning about Transport in Space. They enjoyed listening to a range of stories by the author Oliver Jeffers. We started the week with Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth. The children drew some beautiful pictures about Planet Earth and understood the messages well: “It is important to look after animals.” “It is important to look after your body.” “It is important to be kind to each other.” “If you hurt yourself, your body will heal.” On Tuesday, the children enjoyed How to Catch a Star and were able to retell the story in their own words. On Thursday, the children thought about the different modes of transport used in The Way Back Home: an aeroplane with a broken engine, a space ship that had run out of petrol, a parachute and a very long rope!

Well-being Wednesday

This week marked the final week for our Mental Health Heroes. The children loved seeing all the mental health heroes unite together to destroy The Negatron. We thought about all the different Mental Health Heroes and their well-being superpowers. The children shared their favourite Mental Health Hero with a talk partner. We talked about how we can also unite together to overcome negativity and stand up for what is right. Lime Class children have learnt such a lot from our well-being superheroes. They all proudly received their graduation certificates from the Well-being Academy, whilst being applauded by the rest of the class.

Sports Day with Mr Passman

Last Friday we held a Sports Day across the school. Every class was split into 3 teams, named Blue Bears, White Wolves and Red Rhinos. The children competed in 5 events, Sprint Running Race, Rocket (Javelin) throwing, Long Distance Running Race of one lap around the new track, Discus (Frisbee), and a Relay Race. The skills they have learnt in PE on Fridays over the previous few weeks since Half Term were on full show as they all gained points for their team.

In Lime Class, Blue Bears gained 105 points, the Red Rhinos 92 points and White Wolves 91 points. These points were added to the other classes’ contributions and Blue Bears came out as the winners. We concluded the day with a presentation ceremony where all the children received a medal and congratulated both their teammates and the other teams on a great competition.

Huge thanks to Mr Passman for organising this event. The children LOVED it!

 

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

I want to win the race

 

Nearly at the finishing line

 

 

Running is so much fun

 

Such determination

 

We love our running race

 

The Wellbeing Academy Graduates

 

We all have a favourite mental health superhero

 

We love making our 2D shape rockets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9th July

Transport around the World

This week, the children in Lime Class have been learning about Transport around the World. They did some lovely writing and drawings with Mrs Keen on Monday about one of the following modes of transport: camels from the desert in Egypt; snow buses in Antarctica and Canada; bamboo trains in Cambodia; tuk-tuks in Thailand and funicular railways in Austria. Mrs Price was impressed by how much the children could tell her about what they had learned. On Tuesday, we learned about skidoos in Alaska and seaplanes in the Maldives. Apparently, a seaplane can hold up to 15 people. Rosie suggested that as there are 15 children in Lime Class, they could all go the Maldives together!

Science-Floating and Sinking

This week, the children also enjoyed listening to Oliver Jeffer’s story Lost and Found. The boy in the story wants to help a penguin who appears to be lost. The boy takes the penguin back to the South Pole in his rowing boat. The penguin doesn’t want to be left alone so he uses an upside down umbrella as a boat to go back and find the boy. Lime Class children understood the message of kindness and friendship so well. We thought about the modes of transport used in the story: a rowing boat and an upside down umbrella! Why did this work for the penguin? This led us on to thinking about floating and sinking with Kit and Pup. The children carried out their own floating and sinking investigations outside with our water tray and a range of classroom objects. They had fun making boats out of tin foil and seeing how many coins their boats could hold. The children discovered that tin foil boats can hold a lot more than just coins!

Well-being Wednesday

This week Lime Class children met The Rock who is the 12th and final well-being superhero in the series. The Rock shows the children how positive thinking can help us overcome difficulties. Mrs Price gave the children her example of a positivity sentence: ‘I want to be strong to beat my cold.’ The children were not short of positive ideas e.g. swimming without armbands, walking to school, helping mum and daddy with the washing up, helping my brother to make a trailer, getting better at vacuuming… Lucky parents!

Book Share

Lime Class children were so excited and proud to be able share their books with their parents on Monday at 3pm. Although Mrs Price was not able to attend the book share, she heard a wonderful report back from Miss Austin which made her feel so happy:

 “The children went to greet their parents with their books in hand and led them to a seat in our playground. They were so grown up and sensible. I could hear parents saying how pleased they were with their child’s progress. The children loved telling their parents all about their learning at school. I felt so proud of them.”

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

Beth likes the skidoos in Alaska

Felicity knows that it is 6 o'clock

Most of our chosen objects floated

My tin foil boat is still not sinking

Rosie is going to be the best at horse riding

 

We are so proud of our work

We can show 5 o'clock on our mini clocks 

We love sharing our books with our parents

We think that the plastic block will float

 

2nd July 2021

The History of Transport

This week, the children in Lime Class have been learning to compare present day transport with transport from the past. On Monday, we watched a video clip about Transport on Land, Water and Air. The children drew examples of present day transport and labelled them. Mrs Price and Miss Austin were so impressed with the detail in these drawings. On Tuesday, we watched a short clip about the History of Transport and thought about the importance of the invention of the wheel. The children looked at the different methods of transport over the years on a time line and talked about changes they could see. They drew an example of a vehicle from the past and one from the present and made a simple comparison. On Thursday, the children enjoyed a trip into the past with Magic Grandad- Cars and No Cars.

 

Maths

Our Maths topic this week has been Sorting. The children have enjoyed sorting a wide range of things in different ways e.g. animal models, vehicle models, 2D and 3D shapes. They found out that there are lots of different ways to sort things e.g. is it a farm animal or not a farm animal? Does the vehicle have wheels or no wheels? Mrs Price and Miss Austin were so impressed by the children’s ability to sort 2D shapes on a Carroll diagram. After an initial whole class sorting game and a little small group support, they were able to sort the shapes independently. [see photos]

 

Well-being Wednesday

This week the children met the well-being superhero N-Vision. N-Vision teaches the children what goals are and how to work hard to complete them. As a class, we thought about the following questions: What are we already good at? What goal could we set to make us even better at something? What is the future? How does planning for the future help you? We had a great discussion about the past, present and future. Our Transport timeline was a great link to events that have already happened. We talked about what was happening right now in the present. The children soon got the idea of the future and were able to give examples of things that had not happened yet e.g. a camping trip to the seaside. They drew pictures of their own goals and completed the sentence: I want to get better at… Swimming, football, rugby, riding a bike or scooter, reading and using capital letters are a few of Lime Class children’s goals. “I want to get better at stopping my Dad from scoring goals” was the goal that made me smile the most!

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

 Bertie has drawn lots of examples of present day transport

 

Early morning reading is a great way to start the day

 

Eddie has compared an old and a new rocket

 

Evie wants to get better at riding her scooter

 

 

Lily has compared an old and a new train

 

Look at all the shapes we have sorted

 

Something doesn't look right in the yellow section

We can sort things in so many different ways

 

 

 

25th June

Transport-Wheels and Axles

This week, the children in Lime Class have been learning all about wheels and axles. They were introduced to the concept of wheels and axles in a video clip with Appu the Yogic Elephant and his friends. The children have had a very enjoyable week making their own vehicle models. First they painted their boxes. Next they attached axles and wheels to their boxes and tested the rollability. To make sure that the wheels didn’t fall off, the children attached plasticine washers to the axles. They then decorated their vehicles with passengers in the windows, a driver, lights and a number plate too. Mrs Price and Miss Austin were very impressed with the children’s conversations which reflected a true learning purpose and also teamwork e.g. “I can help you put on the wheels.” “My wheels are a bit wonky so my bus won’t roll properly.”

Maths

Our Maths topic this week has been Measurement. The children tested toy cars to find out which car could travel the furthest. This lesson had close links with Science. The children’s investigation led to the children testing different surfaces i.e. the tarmac path, the picnic table top and a small ramp propped against our stage. They found out that most cars rolled best down the ramp. Mostly, the small cars rolled the furthest but there were a few bigger cars that could roll further than most. Smooth surfaces were better than bumpy surfaces. The children were able to share their results by using the language of comparison e.g. “The orange car went the furthest”. “The blue car went the second furthest”. “The white car came last. It went the shortest distance of all”. The children measured classroom objects using multilink cubes. It was lovely to see the children choose to do their own measurements using cotton reels during free play time!

Well-being Wednesday

This week the children met the well-being superhero The Imaginator who taught us how to use our imagination to boost confidence and self-esteem. The children learned that everyone can use their imagination to make up their own pictures and ideas. Using our imagination makes us feel wonderful inside: happy, confident and brave. The children spent time being imaginative in their own way: we saw amazing drawings of unicorns and butterfly fairies; story writing about rabbits; an imaginative game about horses going to school; a big school model constructed by a group of children who then acted out their own story. The imagination certainly is a magical gift!

Music with Sarah O’Flynn

This week, Sarah taught the children to listen to different percussion instruments and describe whether they made long or short sounds. We listened to sounds made on the rain stick, cabasa, wood block and drum. The children then practised keeping the beat with a range of percussion instruments. It was so lovely to see the enjoyment and interest on their faces. Thank you so much Sarah!

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

Bertie is over 35 cotton reels tall

Mr car rolls best on the ramp

Putting on the washers is tricky work 

Rex's car went the furthest

We are learning to keep the beat with Music Sarah

We attach axles and wheels to our vehicle models

We can measure with multilink

We paint the boxes for our vehicle models

 

18th June

Transport-Buses

This week, the Transport learning focus for Lime Class has been on Buses. On Monday, the children were transported into the world of a toy London Bus with ‘The Naughty Bus’ by Jan and Jerry Oke. The children imagined being the naughty bus e.g. “I am a naughty bus. I spilled the dinner everywhere.” On Tuesday, the rhyming story ‘You can’t take an elephant on a bus’ by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman really grabbed the children’s imagination. They drew amazing pictures of animals doing incredible things with different forms of transport e.g. pig on a skateboard, seal driving a taxi, giraffe in an aeroplane, tiger on a train. There was lots of laughter as Mrs Price read this story! Thursday’s story was ‘The Hundred Decker Bus’ by Mike Smith. The children loved this story too. What an unbelievable bus adventure this is!

Well-being Wednesday

This week Lime Class children met the well-being superhero Zone Maker. Zone Maker teaches the children how to create a safe circle around themselves at any time to help them relax and block out any negative emotions. The children enjoyed a relaxing stretch time as they drew imaginary circles around themselves. We reflected on all the different strategies we have learned from our well-being superheroes to help us stay strong and positive.

Maths

Our Maths topic this week has been Addition and Subtraction. The children are learning about the link between addition and subtraction with the interactive game Penguins on TopMarks. They are also learning to add and subtract using a number line. The children put their knowledge into practice with our All Aboard bus game. They set challenges for each other e.g. Two people got off the bus, how many now? Three people got on the bus, how many now? They wrote number sentences to represent this.

Mindfulness

‘Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practising mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.’

The children in Lime Class start every day practising yoga and mindfulness with Jaime from Cosmic Kids Yoga. This is such a fun, effective way of ensuring that the children start their day feeling calm and positive. At lunchtime with Miss Brooker and Miss Austin, the children do a wide range of mindfulness activities at the end of play i.e. mindfulness colouring, listening to calming music, cloud watching, blowing bubbles, scavenger hunts and listening to mindfulness stories. In this way, the children feel refreshed, calm and ready to start the afternoon. Huge thanks to Miss Brooker and Miss Austin!

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

A busy morning in Lime Class

Being creative and working as a team with Marble Run

Mindfulness Bubble Blowing in the shade

Mindfulness Colouring is calming at lunchtimes

Our Transport Display

We love our outdoor play area

We practise our numbers bonds with the All Aboard game

You can't take an elephant on a bus 

 

 

 

11th June

Journeys

This week, the children in Lime Class have started their new topic of Transport by thinking about journeys. On Monday, the children enjoyed sharing their half-term news with a talk partner first and then they drew a picture and wrote about it. The bouncy castle at Rosie’s party featured highly in this! On Tuesday, the children loved listening to You Choose by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt. This story with wonderful illustrations really sparked off the children’s imagination. They were asked to choose where they would live, which pet they would have, which food they would eat etc. The children drew some amazing pictures of their imaginary worlds and wrote about them. Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins was another of our stories this week. The children really enjoyed following Rosie’s route around the farm and learning about prepositions at the same time.

Phonics

This week in Phonics, we have been learning to identify, read and spell compound words. The children are now really good at spotting compound words. They clap the syllables of the word first e.g. lunchbox. This helps them split the word into two parts, making it easier for spelling. Mrs Price and Miss Austin are really impressed with how the children use their phonics in their home/school reading books. Thank you for the support you give with reading at home. It is invaluable.

Well-being Wednesday

This week Lime Class children met the seventh Mental Health Hero: Music Man. Will Music Man defeat the Negatron? [A big cloud of negative energy] Music Man teaches the children how to use the power of music to help change their mood. The children listened to different pieces of classical music with Miss Austin and described how the music made them feel: happy, sad, excited, worried.

Maths

Our Maths topic this week has been Understanding Number. We have been using 100 Square Splat to find number patterns, count in 10s and identify odd and even numbers. The children have also been practising counting beyond 20 to do some stocktaking in the classroom. They found out that we have 31 vehicles in our transport box.

School Bus Roleplay

Our School Bus is now up and running and open for business. The children have written their own list of applicants for the bus driver’s job. This way they can all get a turn at being the driver. It is wonderful to see the children sort things out fairly and work so well as a team. Lime Class pupils are indeed an amazing group of children!

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

Felicity would choose to live in a castle that was pink

Lily would live in a fairy castle

Our driver knows where he is going 

Rex would live in a mushroom and sleep in a coffin 

Rosie would eat chocolate in her queen bed with her poodle 

We are off on our bus  journey

We can count over 20 vehicles

We can name different types of transport

We can spell compound words by splitting them into two words

 

 

 

 

28th May 2021 

 

Ourselves as Superheroes-Keeping Healthy

This week, the children in Lime Class have been thinking about themselves as Superheroes and the importance of Keeping Healthy. On Monday, we focused on Healthy Eating and Exercise. The children first shared their ideas with a talk partner and then recorded their ideas in writing with illustrations. On Tuesday, we enjoyed the story ‘The Healthy Wolf’ by David Bedford. The children loved following the Wilbur the Wolf’s journey from very unhealthy living to healthy living-highlighting the importance of looking after our teeth, eating healthily and taking lots of exercise. Their writing and drawings for this story was amazing and showed how much this story grabbed their imagination. On Thursday, the children learned about the importance of taking care of their Teeth. Mrs Price and Miss Austin are very impressed by the children’s knowledge of how to keep healthy.

Phonics

The children are now very familiar with the Phase 3 sounds and they revise these daily at the beginning of our phonic sessions. As part of Phase 4, the children practise reading and writing words containing adjacent consonants e.g. blink, stamp, last, tent. They are also revising their Phase 3 sounds in sentence writing e.g. The sheep went in the ship. It is always a good idea to ask your child to read the sounds and words written in the inner front cover of their home/school reading book. In this way, you can identify any sounds that need more practice. We are so pleased with how well all the children in Lime Class have progressed with their reading. The popularity of our reading area shows just how much the children love their books.

Well-being Wednesday

This week Lime Class children met the sixth Mental Health Hero: Yoga Ninja. They learned how Yoga Ninja uses the superpower of yoga to relax her mind and body. We reflected on how our daily yoga sessions with Jaime Amor and Cosmic Kids Yoga help us to prepare for the school day ahead. Yoga helps us to exercise our body and mind at the same time. The children practised three yoga poses: Meerkat, Elephant and Octopus. They took in a deep breath and counted to 3. After the yoga session, the children drew a picture of themselves doing their favourite Yoga Ninja Power Pose. Once again, their drawings were fabulous!

Half Term

After the trials and tribulations of Lockdown, we have been blessed with a wonder half term of learning through our Superheroes topic as a complete Lime Class Family. After half term, our new topic will be Transport. We now have a yellow School Bus in our role play area. I am sure the children will be travelling to many interesting places. There may be a bit of a scramble to grab the bus driver’s job though!

 

Have a Lovely Half Term Everyone!

 

Eddie likes the octopus pose best

Beth likes doing the meerkat pose best

Our Elephant pose 

Our Meerkat pose

Our Octopus pose

We can write sentences with our phase 3 sounds

We have shown 1+9=10

We know how to keep our teeth healthy

We love working as a team to make number bonds to 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

21st May 2021 

Our Five Senses

This week, the children in Lime Class have been learning about Our Five Senses-Taste, Smell, Touch, Hearing and Sight. On Monday, the children went on a senses walk around our sensory garden. The only sense they did not test was taste! Once they got back to the classroom, the children drew pictures with labels to show their understanding. On Tuesday, they enjoyed a blindfolded fruit tasting session and thought of different words to describe the fruits. On Thursday, the story Freddy and the Fairy by Julia Donaldson  not only taught the children about rhyming words but also raised questions about what it must feel like not to be able to hear properly.

 

Maths

Lime Class children have been learning to make number bonds for 10 and write the corresponding number sentences. The Numberblocks story Blast Off went down so well with the children and it really helped them visualise the number bonds. Throughout the week, the children have practised finding different ways of making ten with cubes, Numicon pieces and ten frames. Mrs Price and Miss Austin are really pleased with the progress they have made.

Music

In Music this week, Sarah O’Flynn has been teaching the children to clap out and identify different rhythms with a shopping game-splitting different food items into syllables. They enjoyed listening to the beautiful sound of Sarah playing our chime bar tree and could hear the very faint chiming as it gradually faded out. Sarah has taught us all a new ‘Marching Around’ song, which we all love.

 

Well-being Wednesday

The children have now met our fifth Mental Health Hero: Dr Bubble. The enthusiasm the children show for Well-being Wednesday is so heart-warming. They can’t wait to meet the different Mental Health Heroes every week and see how their special well-being powers can defeat the Negatron [a big cloud of negative energy]. Dr Bubble shares with the children how he puts his worries into bubbles and blows them away. The children were thrilled to receive their own bubble wand and blow their worries away in the sensory garden. Mrs Price and Miss Austin love having their own bubble wand too. What a lovely way to free yourself of worry!

 

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

Our new marching around song is such fun

Some lovely examples of our Five Senses from Eddie

Super speedy on Bike Day

This leaf feels so smooth

We can make a lovely sound with the chime bars

We can smell the herbs

We love blowing our worries away

Well  it feels and smells like banana

 

 

 

14th May 2021 

Around The World

This week, the children in Lime Class have been travelling around the world through story, rhyme and song. On Monday they enjoyed learning about the different countries in Charlie’s Superhero Underpants by Paul Bright. On Tuesday, the children went travelling around the world again with Max and Lemon-a story from Twinkl. Thursday’s treat was to listen to The Animal Boogie sung by Fred Penner and learn all about the different animals in an Indian jungle. Mrs Price and Miss Austin are so proud of the children’s progress in talk, writing and drawing.

Sunflowers

The children planted sunflower seeds and cress seeds during the first week after the Easter break-thanks to Mrs Hollyman. They were excited to see how quickly their cress seeds grew. The children showed patience whilst waiting for the sunflowers to pop up. The sunflowers have now graduated to the fence outside our sensory garden. They look a little fragile still but hopefully all this rain will give them the boost they need. Watch this space!

Maths

Lime Class children have been learning to add doubles and find half of an even number up to 10. They have practised this using spots on ladybirds and Numicon number shapes. The Numberblocks story Double Trouble was a great introduction to this concept. In Active Maths this week, Mr Passman has been reinforcing doubles. The children worked with a partner to find the double of a set number of different coloured balls in a hoop. This competition certainly helped the children with their mental addition. They also worked on their balancing skills by standing on one leg and counting to 8. Mr Passman and Miss Austin are amazed by the improvement of all our children over the year.

Cricket

In cricket, the children are now able to bat the ball between two posts and they are already learning to field. This is so impressive for such young children. Huge thanks to Mr Passman!

 

Well-being Wednesday

The children met our second Mental Health Hero: Cyber Sense. The Mental Health Heroes are on a mission to defeat the Negatron [a huge cloud of negative energy]. Cyber Sense is a very cool cat who uses her five senses to keep herself calm and safe when she is worried or upset. As a class, we thought about how we use our senses to keep ourselves safe. We focused especially on eyesight and imagined how difficult and dangerous things would be for us in school if we couldn’t see. The children all had a go at stepping from one carpet spot to another whilst wearing a blindfold. This was not as easy as it sounds. There were a few sneaky peeks! At the end of the lesson, the children showed lots of appreciation for their sense of sight.

 

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

 

 Amelie likes the look of Sabah in Malaysia because she likes the water

Learning to bat with Mr Passman is such fun

LLamas have wool because the mountains in Peru keep them cold

Our sunflowers are outside now and waiting to get stronger

Our world is such a big place 

The Yeti is in the North Pole[Nepal] He is wearing underpants

We appreciate how much we need our eye sight for safety

 

 

 

 

 

6th May 2022

The Real Superheroes-People who help us

This week, the children in Lime Class have been thinking about the real superheroes in our lives. The book Real Superheroes by Julia Seal was a lovely way to start off discussion about how much key workers do for us every day. The children drew a picture and wrote at least one sentence about of one of our ‘real superheroes.’  

Well-being Wednesday

The children met our second Mental Health Hero: Captain Calm. The Mental Health Heroes are on a mission to defeat the Negatron [a huge cloud of negative energy]. Captain Calm shares how he manages to stay in control when he gets excited, angry, scared or upset. The children thought about a time when they were able to stay calm even though inside they felt upset or worried. They shared their ideas with their talk partner. Here are some of their answers: “I stayed calm when my foot got stuck in my bed.” “I stayed calm when I was alone in my bed.” “I stayed calm when I had my hearing test.” “I stayed calm when it was my first stay at school.”

Sir Captain Tom Moore

The children have been learning about Sir Captain Tom Moore and are able to give reasons why he is seen as a ‘real superhero’. “Captain Tom went round his garden 100 times with his wheelie thing.” “He raised lots of money.” “He had lots of medals.”

As a class, we decided to do our own 100 challenge. We did our actions in groups of 10 and marked this off using our 100 bead string. What a wonderful way of learning to count in 10s up to 100! The children did 100 claps and 100 jumps in honour of Sir Captain Tom Moore.

Royal Mail Heroes Stamp Design Competition

Lime Class children have all entered the Royal Mail Heroes Stamp Design Competition. Mrs Price and Miss Austin were amazed by the detail in their drawings. The children were all so proud of their drawings of Captain Tom. Fingers crossed that there is a winning entry from our class.

 

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

100 claps for Sir Captain Tom

100 jumps for our real superhero Sir Captain Tom

Practising writing words with air spelling 

Professor Pinwheel fought the Negatron. Teachers teach Lime Class by Rex

Sir Captain Tom by Evelyn

The vet saved the goldfish from the shark by Beth

We can make 3D shapes

We have made cubes and cuboids a

 

 

 

 

 

23rd April

Keeping Safe with Superhero Animals

This week, the children in Lime Class have been responding to stories about superhero animals. They identified rhyming words in  Super Duck by Jez Alborough. They learned important rules for Road Safety with Super Cat Road Safety and for Fire Safety too with Pete the Cat, Firefighter Pete. As it is Allergy Awareness Week this week, we have read the following story: The BugaBees Friends with Food Allergies by Amy Recob.

Maths

In maths this week, the children have been exploring different ways of partitioning numbers up to 10 and writing the relevant number sentences. Mr Passman has been building on their partitioning skills and problem solving during Active Maths sessions. The children have been using number bead strings to represent teen numbers and reinforce counting skills. On Fridays, the children have been enjoying their Abacus maths book e.g. drawing round their feet and then measuring this with cubes. We are now experts on writing the day and date together in the mornings.  Our counting up to 30 and back to zero is getting so much better too!

Well-being Wednesday

The children met our second Mental Health Hero: Agent Grateful. The Mental Health Heroes are on a mission to defeat the Negatron [a huge cloud of negative energy]. Agent Grateful shares how she combats negative energy with her positive gratitude attitude. As a class, we thought about all the things we are grateful for and how being positive can help us overcome worrying situations. We were overwhelmed with the children’s responses. Here are but a few of them: “I am grateful for the new puzzles at school.” “I am grateful for my family.” “I am thankful for Jesus because he made the whole world.” I am grateful for my teachers because I do reading and learning.” “I am grateful for Alex Wheatley.”

P.E.

Mr Passman has started teaching Lime Class how to play cricket and is already really impressed with the children’s bowling skills. On Tuesday, the children were proud to show off their running skills to Mr Blunt. Most children ran round our school track three times. It was lovely to watch the children cheer each other on. This encouragement makes such a difference to self esteem and well-being.

Music with Sarah O’ Flynn

We all had yet another amazing music lesson with Sarah O’Flynn this week. The children were learning to keep a steady beat with percussion instruments. They performed a song with percussion at the end of the lesson. Sarah is not able to visit us next week. However, the following week, we are going to film the children perform this number. It will then be available to view on our class page. Watch this space!

Books and Jigsaws from FOSS

Lime Class children received a huge bundle of wonderful Usborne books and jigsaws from F.O.S.S. They are thoroughly enjoying reading the books and working in small teams to complete the jigsaws-some have 100 pieces! Even Mrs Price and Miss Austin find these challenging!

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

Drawing round feet and measuring them with cubes

Exploring different ways of partitioning 6 cows into 2 sets

I can write my name using natural objects found in the forest area.

Jigsaws are great for teamwork-Thank you FOSS

Learning to bowl in cricket

Running round the track with Paul Blunt

Super, Super Duck writing by Felix

We love our singing with Music Sarah

 

 

 

 

23rd April 2021

Super Heroes

This week, the children in Lime Class have been enjoying a range of Traction Man stories by Mini Grey. They drew their own version of Traction Man and retold their favourite part of the story. Miss Austin and Mrs Price were so impressed with their drawings. The children’s writing is progressing well too. For creative development, the children designed their own super hero based on a toy or pet from home. Their ideas were truly wonderful!

Maths

In maths this week, the children have been learning to compare weight using the bucket balances outdoors. They were able to explain why they knew which object was heavier or lighter e.g. “I know the giraffe is lighter than the elephant because it is high up and the elephant is at the bottom.”

The children also enjoyed weighing classroom objects with pebbles, using the rocker balances. “The elephant is 18 pebbles heavy.” “I needed 2 pebbles to balance the giraffe.”

Well-being Wednesday

The children were excited to meet the first of the Mental Health Heroes: Professor Pinwheel. The Mental Health Heroes are on a mission to defeat the Negatron [a huge cloud of negative energy]. Professor Pinwheel takes deep breaths whenever he feels sad, worried or upset. The children readily shared times when they got worried. We talked a lot about going to the dentist!

Music with Sarah O’ Flynn

We all had amazing, musical fun again this week with Sarah. First, the children practised changing the tone of their speaking voices e.g. whisper, squeak, shout, teddy voice, policeman voice and American voice. I think the American voice was my favourite. Next, the children practised their listening skills by guessing how Sarah was making the different noises in her huge box. After this, we went outside for singing in our class play area. Sarah played the keyboard, Bongo the rabbit played the bongo drums [with a little help from Mrs Price] and the children sang their Hello song. They also practised clapping and stamping to the beat. We are already looking forward to next week’s music lesson with Sarah!

R.E.

Our R.E. topic this half term is Special Places. Our lesson this week was about thinking about a place that is special to us. The children shared their ideas with talk partners. This is such a lovely way of getting all the children to share their ideas and it gives them such a good opportunity to practise their listening skills too. What is their talk partner’s favourite place? Lots of children were able to answer this question. The beach was certainly mentioned a few times during this lesson!

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

Having fun balancing the animals

Musical fun with Sarah and Bongo the rabbit

Reagan's superhero is called Super Hero Chinchilla

Traction Man saved the dolls

Traction Man saved the spoons

Traction Man saved scrubbing brush from the bin.

Sharing thoughts about special places

Weighing with pebbles

 

16th April 2021 

Super Heroes

This week, the children in Lime Class have got off to a good start with their new topic of Super Heroes. They have enjoyed responding to different Supertato stories through Talk, Drawing and Writing. Our role play corner has certainly grabbed the children’s imagination. We have a Super Hero Rescue Centre. Our rescue centre attendants wear yellow high vis waistcoats and yellow caps. Customers fill out an incident form and request a super hero of their choice. The Super hero hourly rate is very reasonable and ranges from 4p to 10p. In Maths, the children are getting lots of practise with counting money using 10ps and 1p coins especially.

Feelings Flowers and Kipsy the Caterpillar

The children have been introduced to Kipsy the Caterpillar this week. Kipsy is in Lime Class to help the children manage their feelings. We have a new interactive display showing five Feelings Flowers: Happy, Sad, Angry, Worried and Okay. The children all have their names laminated and every day they put their name of the flower that best describes their feeling. This can be changed at any time during the day. In this way, we can give the children time to talk through any worry or upset. Kipsy is also there to help. it is encouraging to see how ready the children are to share their thoughts and help each other manage worries. Mostly, the children have been putting themselves on the Happy and Okay flowers.

Well-being Wednesday

This week the children met two new monsters- Flump and Yin Yan. Flump is often anxious and explains that anxiety is when you worry about things a lot and the worry doesn’t go away. Flump says that the best thing to do is to talk to an adult that you trust. Yin Yan is a monster who believes in self-care. He says these three things to himself: I am important. I look after myself. I take time for myself. As a class, we reflected on how much we have learned about ourselves with the monsters on Wellbeing Wednesday. Next week, we are excited to meet the first of twelve amazing Mental Health Heroes.

Music with Sarah O’ Flynn

We are thrilled to welcome back Sarah O’Flynn as our Music teacher on Wednesday mornings. Lime class children really enjoyed singing a new greeting song outside in the playground. It also gave Sarah a chance to remember the children’s names. The children listened carefully for Sarah as she played a ‘guess the instrument’ game. They loved meeting Bongo the rabbit too.

Summer Term

It is so lovely to be able to be outside in the warmer weather now [fingers crossed]. We plan to do lots more outside learning across the curriculum.

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

 

Bertie's Incident Form

Beth's Supertato writing

It is hard work being an attendant in the Rescue Centre!

Kitsy the caterpillar is so loved already!

Music with Sarah O'Flynn

Open for business!

Our five Feeling Flowers

The Flash is at work!

We love block play in Lime Class!

 

26th March

Maths

This week the children have been learning to compare height and weight. They had a great time measuring the height of each other on our outdoors height chart and seeing how much they had grown since last November. The children have lots of fun with our play bricks and the balance buckets outdoors too. We have been practising our days of the week and months of the year. The children are becoming experts on group counting too-up to 30 and back to 1.

Well-being Wednesday

This week the children visited Monster Edison at number 8 Monster Lane. Edison talks about what he can do if he has a problem to solve. As a class, we talked about what we can do ourselves first. If we still are not able to solve our problem, we can ask for help. We thought of different times when we had problems to solve e.g. we found it difficult to get the different part of our Easter bonnets to stick together. We didn’t give up though and left our bonnets to dry out properly. Success in the end!

Bikes

The children had a lovely time on Monday with the balance bikes, the trikes and the scooters. How wonderful it was to watch them all ride round our new track in the sunshine. This is such good exercise for them. We will have the bikes out at least once a week during the summer term.

Easter Bonnets

Lime Class children were very lucky to have been given the Easter bonnet kits by F.O.S.S. We listened to a lovely story yesterday called The Queen of Easter by Mary Engelbreit. This story really grabbed the children’s imagination and they got so excited about making their own Easter bonnets. The children designed their  Easter bunny ears too and had a fab time decorating the bonnets with Easter stickers.

Easter Card Design and Easter in a Bag

All children in Lime Class have received an Easter Bag from St Mary’s Church, Potton and All Saints’ Church, Sutton. There are lots of fun Easter activities for the children to complete in the Easter bag. There is also an Easter card from the churches. We are proud to say that Lime Class children designed this card. Make sure you ask your child which Easter picture is their drawing.

Thank You

Thank you all for your wonderful support this term. The children are so happy to be back at school, learning and playing together. We look forward to building on this strong foundation in the summer term.

Happy Easter Everyone!

 

Lime Class Easter card design

Look how much we've grown since November!

Loving our bikes and scooters

Practising catching and throwing

Bike and scooter fun!

Thank you All Saint's Church and St Mary's Church for our Easter bags!

Thank you FOSS for our Easter bonnets

Yoga is a great way to start the day

 

 

 

 

 

19th March 2021

Writing

Lime Class children started off the week by thinking about what is special about their mums. They really enjoyed listening to My Mum is fantastic by Nick Butterworth and then went on to write their own Mother’s Day news. It was heart-warming to see how much more independent the children have become when writing. Their drawings were so lovely too. We have been thinking a lot about the true meaning of Easter too and listening to several different stories about Jesus. The children especially enjoyed listening to ‘The super cool story about Jesus.’ They then went on to express their own ideas about the Easter story through writing and drawing. Their work is wonderful to see.

Maths

This week, we have been recapping on our learning about 2D and 3D shapes. The children are becoming more confident at identifying 2D and 3D shapes within the classroom. This is certainly something that they can practise doing at home too.

Phonics

We continue to revise our Phase 3 sounds and to practise reading the Phase 2 and Phase 3 tricky words. Click on the following links for the Phase 2 tricky words song and the Phase 3 tricky words song. These are a great way to help your child learn to recognise them. Any practice with the Phase 3 sounds as highlighted above will be of such great benefit to your child.

Well-being Wednesday

This week the children met the monster Cloom who lives at number 7 Monster Lane. The lesson this week focused on thoughts. We talked about how we can have good and bad thoughts. Good thoughts make us feel safe and happy. Bad thoughts can make us feel upset or worried. As a class, we discussed how it was important for the good thoughts to win over the bad thoughts.

Forest Friday

The children are loving their Forest Fridays again. It is wonderful to observe such great teamwork when the children build their natural sculptures out of twigs, leaves and wood. The children look ready for anything in their red suits!

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!

 

 

Getting busy in the forest area

I love my Mummy because...


Jesus walked on the water

Learning to play with nature

Teamwork of the trim trail

The men saw Jesus walking on water

We can name some 3D shapes

We love our trim trail

Writing about Jesus in our own words

 

 

 

 

 

 

12th March 2021

Welcome Back

How wonderful it has been to have all our Lime Class children back together again! We are also happy to have our new girl Cherry joining us. She is settling in well and making lots of new friends.  It is lovely to see friendships develop and grow. The children certainly get so much happiness from interacting with one another. Our classroom is now full of the sound of joyful learning!

Well-being

Our main focus this week has been on the children’s well-being, making sure that they feel settled and confident in the school routine. Our story for World Book Day has been Umbrella by Elena Arevalo Melville. This is a beautiful story about a little girl called Clara finding a magic umbrella in the park. The children drew their favourite part of the story and wrote a simple sentence to describe it. So many children chose the final scene when all the story characters are united together under a rainbow. Another of our well-being stories this week has been Kaya’s Heart Song by Diwa Tharan Sanders. This story is about Kaya’s magical adventure deep into the jungle to find her own happy heart song. The children shared some lovely ideas about their own happy heart songs.

Well-being Wednesday

This week the children met the monster Marv who lives at number 6 Monster Lane. Marv is a red monster, living in a red house. Marv often gets angry and shares tips on how he manages his anger: I stop and think. I talk about why I am angry. I can calm down. The children enjoyed sharing their own strategies for dealing with anger. Watching something nice on the telly and cuddling a soft toy were firm favourites!

Running Track

It was great seeing all our children making the most of our running track at the beginning of the week. They clearly enjoyed the exercise and hopefully we will all build on our personal bests!

 Daffodil Art

Mrs Price and Miss Austin were so impressed with the children’s paintings of daffodils this week. These paintings are certainly a lovely way for Lime Class children to thank their mums for everything they do.

 

 

Have a Great Weekend and Happy Mother’s Day!

 

We love our new running track

 

 

Jurassic Cafe role play

Learning through play

Loving writing together

Painting daffodils

Reading with friends again

We love our books

Happy Mother's Day

 

 

5th March

The Four Seasons

This week, the children have been learning about the four seasons. They responded well to the rhyming story ‘What makes the seasons?’ by Megan Montague Cash. It was lovely to hear the children share their ideas about favourite seasons. There was lots of discussion in class when they were matching different objects to seasons and clear progress in learning by the end of the lesson. At playtime, we went looking for signs of spring in the playground. The children love the daffodils and buds aplenty! Along with the seasons, the children have been thinking about different types of weather and beginning to identify months too. In class, we are getting so much better at sorting out the day, the date and the month every morning.

Maths

In Maths, the children have been practising writing number sentences for addition and subtraction. We did subtraction sentences for 10 Green Bottles on Monday. On Tuesday, the children got more practice with writing number sentences with Mr Passman in Active Maths. NumberBlocks continues to be hugely popular with the children. In class, they loved investigating making squares with squared stickers, learning to count 3 across each row and 3 down each column, making 9 altogether.

Well-being Wednesday

This week the children met the monster Vinci who lives at number 5 Monster Lane. Vinci has painting as his hobby. The children enjoyed sharing their interests and hobbies. In class, it was great to see how varied the children’s interests were. During our Zoom session, the children share their favourite toys and sports with lots of confidence. Many thanks for all the work emailed to us. It is wonderful to see how well the children have been working at home.

Running Track

The running track is proving to be very popular with Lime Class children. Mrs Price has even started training with the children! We aim to run every afternoon, weather permitting.

See You Soon!

We can’t wait to see everyone next week and get our Lime Class Family back together again.

 

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

Adding 2 numbers in Active Maths

Counting fun with Mr Passman

Counting squares within squares

Making squares with squares

Spring is here!

We love our tea towel!

Welcome back everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

26th February

Colourful Learning

This week, we have continued the rainbow theme and focused on two particular stories: Red: a crayon’s story by Michael Hall and Rainbow Joe and Me by Maria Diaz Strom. In Red: a crayon’s story, the children showed empathy and understanding for the blue crayon that was given the wrong red label. We talked about the importance of being true to yourself. In the story Rainbow Joe and Me, the children shared their ideas about Eloise and her blind neighbour Rainbow Joe. How was a blind man able to mix colours?

Science

The children were full of awe and wonder when they investigated paper towel colour mixing with food colouring and paints on Thursday.

Phonics

In phonics, we are revising Phase 3 digraphs. Pick a Picture on PhonicsPlay is a free game and helps children to blend Phase 3 digraphs for reading. Dragon’s Den is another free game on PhonicsPlay for children to practise blending Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds.

Maths

This week the children have been learning to identify 2D and 3D shapes and describe their properties. The children in class loved doing their shape man pictures. Mrs Price and Miss Austin are really impressed by their growing knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes.

 

Well-being Wednesday

This week the children met the monster Fleeta who lives at number 4 Monster Lane. This lesson was about Friendship. The children thought about the following questions: What makes a good friend? Who are my friends? How can I be a good friend? Mrs Price and Miss Austin loved seeing the children share their feelings about friendships within Lime Class. It is so lovely to see children connect with each other in this way! We can’t wait for the 8th March.

 

Home Learning Activity Sheets

Please email Mrs Price @ SuttonTeachers@suttonlower.co.uk if you would like a pack of the weekly activities printed out. The pack can be picked up from school any time after Monday lunchtime.

 Have a lovely weekend Everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

Bertie's rainbow fish

Evelyn's phonics

Fred's friendship picture

Lilly's friendship picture

JC's writing

Class rainbow fish

Shapemen

 

12th February 2021

 

Rainbow Theme

Rainbows have played an important role in Lime Class learning this week. On Tuesday, the children shared their ideas on Noah’s Ark both orally and in writing. In class, we talked about the importance of Rainbows during lockdown as a thank you to the NHS. We also talked about Rainbows as being a symbol for Inclusion. Sutton Lower School was the first school in Bedfordshire to be successful in achieving the full Rainbow Flag Award. We are going to be learning more about the importance of Acceptance and Inclusion after half term.

Phonics

The children have been learning the Phase 3 digraphs ow, oi, ear and air. We have covered nearly all the Phase 3 sounds this half term. Next half term, we will revise these in order to consolidate the children’s learning. Please remember to play the different phonics games with your child as they are set out in our weekly overview of learning.

Maths

The children have had another fun week on numbers with Numberblocks on CBeebies. This week they have been investigating odd and even numbers, exploring different ways of making 7, adding 2 and taking away 2, exploring different ways of adding 3 numbers to make 10 and taking away 1 from any number up to 10. In class we have been using a range of resources to reinforce learning points i.e. Lego bricks, Unifix cubes, Numicon pieces and plastic animal models.

Well-being Wednesday

This week the children met the monster Sproot who lives at number 3 Monster Lane. The lesson was an introduction to Growth Mindset. The children thought about the following questions: What do you find difficult or tricky? What can you tell yourself to make things better? Sproot encourages the children to not give up if they find something is tricky e.g. I am not good at riding my bike yet… I am not good at maths yet…

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day was on Tuesday 9th February. In Lime Class the children listened to an online safety story about Smartie the Penguin for EYFS. This story gives the children rules to help keep them safe on the internet. The story is shared as a power point and is free to download on the following link.

https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin

Lime Class Dinosaur Tea Towel Update

The Lime Class Dinosaur tea towel order is being processed with Class Printing at the moment.

Home Learning Activity Sheets

Please email Mrs Price @ SuttonTeachers@suttonlower.co.uk if you would like a pack of the weekly activities printed out. The pack can be picked up from school any time after Monday lunchtime.

Have a Lovely Half Term Everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th February 2021

Topic-Dinosaurs

This term Lime class children have listened to several stories in the Harry and the Dinosaurs series. Our writing focus for this week has been on Harry and the Dinosaurs have a Happy Birthday. Mrs Price and Miss Austin have been really impressed by the children’s writing, both at school and at home. On Zoom there has been a definite dinosaur theme in clothing. The children have been proudly showing off their colourful dinosaur tops!

Phonics

The children have been learning about the digraphs oo, ar, or and ur. It was great to see how many different words containing oo the children could think of during our Zoom session this week. In class, the children are becoming more confident with their whiteboard work. Our daily sentence work is clearly progressing well.

Maths

The children have been responding really well to Numberblocks on CBeebies. This week they have been writing their own number sentences for adding 1, finding different ways of making 10, finding doubles for numbers up to 5 and splitting 9 into 3 equal parts. Mr Passman continues to reinforce this learning with Active Maths on a Tuesday afternoon. The children have such fun that they don’t realise that they are doing Maths!

Well-being Wednesday

This week the children were introduced to the monster Woebo who worries a lot. The lesson focused on how to identify worry and tips on how to manage worry e.g. think happy thoughts, share your worries with someone else and throw your worries way. The children’s work reflected lots of different feelings “proud because I ate my whole dinner”, “happy and relaxed in the bath”, “sad because I miss my friends”, “angry because my brother broke my toy”. “excited because I ate an Old McDonalds”. How important it is for all children to identify and share their feelings in this way!

Rainbow Art

On Thursday, we all enjoyed doing the Awesome Rainbow Dance with Koo Koo Kanga Roo. Learning the colours of the rainbow was a bit of a challenge. The rainbow paintings we have seen so far have been amazing. The rainbow theme is going to continue next week as we lead up to half term.

Lime Class Dinosaur Tea Towel

We have now 40 tea towel orders! Mrs Price will keep you updated on an expected delivery date for these. Thank you so much for your support!

Home Learning Activity Sheets

Please email Mrs Price @ SuttonTeachers@suttonlower.co.uk if you would like a pack of the weekly activities printed out. The pack can be picked up from school any time after Monday lunchtime.

Have a Lovely Weekend and Stay Safe and Well!


29th January

Thank You

Many thanks again to all parents for doing such a fab job with the home learning this week. The attendance on our Zoom sessions has been excellent. It is wonderful to see how much more confident the children are when they offer their ideas and suggestions. Morning register time with Miss Austin is a great start to our sessions. Please continue to email Mrs Price with photos of your child’s work. It is great to see how much the children are progressing with their learning. This week we have had photos of: completed Dinosaur Landscapes; Volcano Experiments; Snowmen; Phonics; Punctuation Practice; Tyrannosaurus Drip writing; Additions and Subtractions; Self Esteem portraits and Dinosaur Venn Diagram sorting. Well done to all Lime Class children for working so hard!

 

Phonics

This week the children have been learning about the vowel digraphs [2 letters making 1 sound] ai, ee, oa and trigraph[3 letters making 1 sound] igh. Mrs Price and Miss Austin were once again really impressed with the way the children responded to their phonics lesson on Zoom. It is a good idea to start a list at home with words containing the phoneme[sound] being covered. Next week we will be covering the following digraphs: oo, ar, or and ur.

 

 

 

 

Lime Class Dinosaur Tea Towel

 

 

Home Learning Activity Sheets

Please email Mrs Price @ SuttonTeachers@suttonlower.co.uk if you would like a pack of the weekly activities printed out. The pack can be picked up from school any time after Monday lunchtime.

Have a Lovely Weekend and Stay Safe and Well!

 

 

 

 

22nd January 

 

Topic-Dinosaurs

Lime Class children have had a very creative week this week. We have seen lots of amazing 3D dinosaur landscapes so far. I know that this is still an ongoing project for several children. The children who were in class at the beginning of the week made an excellent start to their landscapes. They will be able to finish these once they return to school at the beginning of February. We look forward to seeing more dinosaur clay/playdough models and hearing reports about the volcano experiment!

Phonics

This week the children have been learning about the digraphs [2 letters making 1 sound] sh, ch, th and ng. Mrs Price and Miss Austin were very impressed with the children’s work during the phonics Zoom lesson last Monday. We will be doing another phonics lesson this coming Monday so make sure you have your mini whiteboard/pen or paper and pen ready. In school, the children have been making great progress with their sentence writing too.

Maths

The Maths focus in class this week has been on ordering numbers up to 20 and addition. The children enjoyed ordering domino cards and Numicon shapes. They were able to write the corresponding numerals too. Thank you for all the lovely examples of maths work from the children who are learning from home. This is wonderful to see.

Lime Class Dinosaur Tea Towel

Many thanks to all parents for emailing photos of your child’s dinosaur painting or drawing. The tea towel design can be seen below as one of our class news photos. The company Class Printing has given us a quote of approximately £3.50 per tea towel. Please email Mrs Price @ SuttonTeachers@suttonlower.co.uk if you would like to order one or more. This quote was based on Lime Class ordering 25 tea towels.

 

Home Learning Activity Sheets

Please email Mrs Price @ SuttonTeachers@suttonlower.co.uk if you would like a pack of the weekly activities printed out. The pack can be picked up from school any time after Monday lunchtime.

Have a Lovely Weekend and Stay Safe and Well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th January

Home Learning and Zoom

Many thanks again to all Lime Class pupils and parents for showing such patience, kindness and goodwill during the present Lockdown, both at home and at school. The Zoom learning sessions are finally beginning to take shape. Mrs Price has been on a steep learning curve and is very grateful to Miss Austin for all her calming help. The emails we have been receiving are so encouraging. It is wonderful to be able to see the children’s work in this way. We are sorry that we cannot put all the photos on the Class News but we will try our best to share things out.

Topic-Dinosaurs

We have had another week of Dinosaur Fun. The children have enjoyed putting dinosaur bones together to make a dinosaur skeleton. The fossil making was a great success too. It was amazing to see all the children share their fossil making on the Zoom session. In class, the children learned a lot about weighing the ingredients and mixing them all together. Our fossil dough with coffee grinds is drying out nicely by the radiator. The class dinosaur painting picture is nearly completed. We have a few more to add to this and the final picture will go on next week’s Class News. Please see this week’s class photos for the progress made so far.

Phonics

This week the children have been learning about the letters x, y, z and the digraph qu. Mrs Price will start doing a weekly Zoom phonics session. This will be on a Monday, starting from next week. Children will need to be ready with a whiteboard and pen or paper and pencil/pen. Pens are preferable as they will show up better on the Zoom screen.

Maths

The Maths focus this week has been on Counting and Estimation. The children have played a variety of counting and estimation games. They are getting really good at counting back as well as counting on from different numbers up to 20.

Home Learning Activity Sheets

Please email Mrs Price @ SuttonTeachers@suttonlower.co.uk if you would like a pack of the weekly activities printed out. The pack can be picked up from school anytime after Monday lunchtime.

Have a Lovely Weekend and Stay Safe and Well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 8th January 2021

Lockdown

It has been such a strange and different week for us all. Thank you to both pupils and parents for your patience with regard to the Zoom sessions. I am sure that we will get used to this way of working and that the children will continue to enjoy their learning, whether they are at home or at school. Thank you so much for the photos. I will try to share as many as possible through our Class News.

Topic-Dinosaurs

There has already been lots of interest shown with regard to our topic of Dinosaurs. This week the children have been learning to use their phonics to read some of the very long and tricky dinosaur names. We have been very impressed with their dinosaur sentence writing too. We are looking forward to learning about fossils next week and finding out just how amazing they are!

 

 

Phonics

This week the children have been learning about the letters j, v, w and x. They have been practising to write simple words and sentences using the relevant daily letter focus                     e.g. The vet has a van.

 

Maths

The Maths focus this week has been on counting accurately, saying the number that is 1 more and 1 less than a given number and practising number formations to 10 and beyond.

Topic Books

The children who are learning from home do have a blank topic book at school. Parents are welcome to come and pick this up so that all the home learning can be recorded in one place. This is only a suggestion as you may already have thought of another way of doing this.

Lime Class Family

We love seeing all the children’s faces on our Zoom calls and really miss them not being in class. The children who are in class are doing an amazing job and we thank them for this. Our Lime Class family is certainly one to celebrate!

Have a Lovely Weekend and Stay Safe and Well!

18th December 2020

It’s nearly Christmas…

The children in Lime Class have had a fun, Christmassy last week before the holidays. They have been working on their cutting, joining and colouring skills for different Christmas arts and crafts. Button, the school elf, has kept them amused with his daily antics. The CBeebies presents the Ugly Duckling was a real mid-week hit with the children. However, nothing could top the virtual visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Jumper Day!

Mrs Price and Miss Austin feel very proud of how much all the children have achieved this term. As a group, they have gelled incredibly well. It has been so heart-warming to watch as friendships develop and grow. The children look out for each other and this has led to a happy learning environment where they all can thrive. The support from parents this term has been amazing. Mrs Price and Miss Austin are so grateful to parents for getting together to buy them both such a thoughtful and generous present. This will always be treasured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star of the Week

This week Reagan Williams is our Star of the Week. He has been working hard on his reading at home and has made outstanding progress. Reagan’s love for learning shows in everything he does! Well done Reagan!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Have a fun, restful break and we look forward to seeing you all at the gate again on Tuesday 5th January.

 

 

 

11th December 2020 

Topic- Celebrations

Christmas

This week, the children have been responding to lots of different Christmas themed stories:  Kipper’s Christmas, The Nativity Story, Stickman and Mr Snow. We are so impressed by how well the children’s reading and writing skills are developing. Thank you for all the reading support you give at home. This is invaluable. The children in Lime Class are very grateful to the church for allowing them to enjoy ‘The Travelling Crib’ for a few days before it visits Larch and Hawthorn classes [see photo].

Lime Classroom

We have had a bit of a move around with furniture in Lime Class and have a new place for our Reading Area and for our Role Play Area. The children are clearly enjoying the changes. The reading area is such a cosy place and now there is so much more space for role play fun. Huge thanks to Mrs Chapman for giving us this idea! Mrs Price and Miss Austin love watching how the children learn through play, having such fun at the same time.

Phonics and Maths

This week in Phonics, the children have been learning the letter sounds for h, b, f and l. They are quick to name different objects that begin with these letter sounds and their letter formation is improving such a lot too. In Maths, the children are practising counting back from 20 as well as counting up. For number formations, we are working on 9, 10 and revising all the number formations learnt so far.

Star of the Week

This week Bertie Murray is our Star of the Week. He concentrates so well with his phonics, reading and writing and has made excellent progress!

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th December 2020

Topic-Celebrations [Being Thankful]

This week the children in Lime Class have been thinking about the importance of being thankful. They have learned about Thanksgiving Day in America and responded to different thank you stories. Andy from the Theatre of Widdershins was thrilled to receive their letters of thanks for his wonderful puppet show last week. In Maths, the children continue to work on counting, ordering numbers and number formations up to 10. Active Maths with Mr Passman is very popular on a Tuesday afternoon. In Phonics this week they have been practising reading and spelling CVC words. The children are now applying their knowledge when writing simple sentences e.g. ‘Meg is a cat. She is a hero’.

Christmas

The children are really getting into the Christmas spirit and excited to finally be into the month of December. Button, the school elf has been causing great intrigue and the children keep looking out for him hiding secretly in Lime Class. Christmas stories such as Mog’s Christmas Calamity and Meg and Mog’s Christmas are very popular too.

 Carol Singing

Lime Class children have been learning to sing the carol ‘See him lying on a bed of straw’. Their actions are amazing too! The children have been doing this outside in the playground and gradually making fabulous progress! You will soon be able to view their performance on our school website.

Star of the Week

This week Evelyn Osoba is our Star of the Week. She always puts so much care and effort into her work and has been achieving great results-especially in her writing. Well done Evelyn!

Headteacher’s Award

Fred Kirwan proudly received a Headteacher’s Award for some impressive number work that he did independently. Super effort Fred!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27th November 2020

This week the children have been carrying out investigations linked to fairy tales. They built bridges for the Three Billy Goats Gruff using cardboard tubes, paper, lolly sticks and masking tape. It was wonderful listening to their conversations about how to make their bridges wider and stronger.

 

For our actual Science Day on Tuesday, the children had fun building the Giant’s castle through the clouds [Jack and the Beanstalk] using Lego bricks and shaving foam. They thought of different words to describe the different textures. “This is fluffy like a cloud.” “It feels gooey and soft.” “The foam has melted in my hand and it has disappeared!” The children also enjoyed building a tower for Rapunzel out of playdough and pasta. It was amazing to see how they persevered with their structures. There were so many different tower designs.

 

In Maths, the children are working on number formations, counting and ordering numbers. In Phonics this week we have been learning the sounds for e, u and r and practising to spell CVC words using the letters they have learned so far.

 

 

 

 

 

20th November 2020

This week the children in Lime Class have been learning about the religious festivals Diwali and Hannukah. They had a very tactile time in Art making: Rangoli patterns with coloured sand- Firework pictures using paint hand prints, silver pens, coloured sand and lots of glue! The children worked really well with a partner to cut out nine candles for their shared Menorah pictures. I think you will agree that our class display [see photos] looks impressive!

In Maths, the children have been practising counting and number formations. They have also been putting numbers in the correct order. The children have a great time doing Active Maths with Mr Passman on a Tuesday afternoon.

In Phonics, the children have been practising reading and spelling words containing the Phase 2 letter sounds they have learned so far: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o and ck.                     Visit the website Phonics Play to access some excellent phonics games for your child to practise at home. There are some free online game available. We have so far covered Sets 1 and 2 in Phase 2.

Anti-Bullying Week

All week the children have been responding to a range of anti-bullying stories. They drew pictures and shared their ideas about the story Topsy and Tim help a Friend I was so impressed by their insight and understanding. This work has been put into their Topic books.

Star of the Week

This week Tom Gregory is our Star of the Week. Tom’s confidence has grown such a lot over the past few weeks, he has a wonderful learning attitude and he goes out of his way to help others too! Well done Tom!

 

 

 

13th November 2020

First of all, many thanks for all the wonderful celebration photos that have been emailed to the school. The children have loved sharing these with the rest of the class! This week, our learning focus has been on birthdays. The children have talked about their own birthday months and the birthday months of religious leaders Guru Nanak, Buddha and Jesus Christ. They shared their ideas on animated stories about these leaders through drawing and discussion. This work is recorded in their topic books and is lovely to see!

In Maths, the children have been exploring different ways of making 5 and 6. They have used multilink cubes for problem solving activities linked to number bonds. They enjoyed making number bonds with dominoes too.

In phonics, we are making lots of progress with letter formations and spelling different words using the letters s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d. The children have been playing Sound Swap i.e. changing sat to sit, sit to pit, pit to pat etc.

The children really know how to learn through play as you can see from the photos. Their ‘cross country’ run on Tuesday was a great success too. Forest Fridays are a wonderful way to round off the week. Leaf mountain competitions are great for team building.

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th November 2020

This week in Lime Class, we have been exploring ‘what makes us special’ in our new topic of Celebrations.

Tuesday- The children designed their ‘Special Me’ shields. This gave them an opportunity to think about what makes them feel happy and proud.

Wednesday- The children celebrated their families by making lolly stick puppets of a family member.

Thursday- What make me unique? The children drew round their hand and put their unique print for every finger.

Maths

Tuesday- Learning to read and order the days of the week, sequence story events for The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Wednesday- How long is one minute? The children challenged themselves by completing a range of different tasks in one minute e.g. How many beads can you thread in one minute?

Thursday-Comparing Measurements. The children measured themselves on our outdoor height chart and they even managed to put themselves in the correct height order as a whole class!

Phonics

The children have been practising their letter formations for s, a, t, p, i and learning letter sounds i, n, m, d.

 

 

 

23rd October 2020 

This week in Lime Class we had some home learning time.  I hope you enjoyed the home learning activities!  At school we have been learning about habitats.  We made some lovely artwork about animals which live in different environments and did a cutting and sticking sorting activity to think about which animals live in a forest habitat and which live in a sea habitat. 

On Wednesday we enjoyed Music with Sarah O’Flynn.  The children are becoming very good at learning the signs to start and stop playing their instruments, as well as becoming louder and quieter.  They love singing along to the piano and enjoy singing duets in from of the whole class! 

On Friday the children had their weekly PE lesson with Mr Passman.  Their topic is Dance and they have become very skilled at moving in time together in different directions and in different ways.

Lime Class have made the most of our waterproof suits this week in the soggy weather and enjoyed being outside in the Forest Area exploring which types of creatures come out in the rain.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

16th October 2020

This week in Lime Class we have been learning about baby animals! We read the story Monkey Puzzle and worked out that Butterfly didn’t know Monkey’s mum would look like him because her babies are caterpillars. Then we played a matching game as a whole class, with adult and baby animals making pairs. The children loved painting symmetrical butterflies too, and seeing the magical effect that happens when you open the folded paper up.  Next, we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and talked about the metamorphosis process. The children ordered and retold the story afterwards using pictures from the book. Our favourite activity from this week was looking at each other’s baby photos and trying to guess who was who!  We noticed that some children look similar to their baby pictures, but some children now look very different. Later, we did a writing activity, writing about activities we couldn’t do as babies.

We have started our work on learning new phonics this week, which has been a great success! Lime Class have learned about s, a, t, and p, and they are looking forward to learning 4 more next week.

  

 

 

  

 

 

9th October 2020

This week in Lime Class we have been learning about mythical and sacred animals.  We watched Chinese dragon dancing and listened to the story of George and the Dragon.  Next, we listened to the story of Masha and the Firebird and learnt how to mix red and yellow together to make different shades of orange to paint a phoenix.  On Wednesday, we listened to Sugarlump and the Unicorn and made some fantastic unicorn headbands, which inspired the children to make their own mythical animal headbands independently throughout the rest of the week!  Then, we learnt about how cows are sacred to Hindus and saw pictures of beautifully decorated cows in India for celebrations. The children decorated pictures of cows with their own designs for a display in the classroom. 

In Maths we have been working on repeating patterns.  We used coloured cubes, body percussion, voice sounds and musical instruments to practise making 2 and 3 step repeating patterns.  Can your child show you a pattern at home?

In Phonics we’ve been learning about rhyme.  The children played games and sang nursery rhymes to tune into rhyming sounds.  This will help Lime Class hear phonemes when we start Phase 2 next week.  For a copy of the Phonics Presentation from this week click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd October 2020 

Last week in Lime Class we have been learning about nocturnal animals and their habitats in the UK.  The highlight of the week was investigating tunnels, dens, sets and burrows made from play tunnels, tents and tables inside the classroom!  The children had a fantastic time crawling through to find pictures of nocturnal animal families hiding inside.  Another fun activity from last week was making cute hedgehogs from air dry clay and painting them. 

Lime Class loved getting their waterproofs and wellies on to play in the Forest Area and we had lots of fun finding out which minibeasts come out when it’s wet.  Some children found a gigantic worm and studied it for ages! 

Outdoors we went on a colour hunt, trying to find all the colours of the rainbow in the Sensory Garden and the Forest Area.  The children predicted green would be the easiest to find. 

Before we can learn phonics with phonemes and graphemes we must first practise listening skills.  We played lots of listening games last week, including a game with musical instruments where the children had to close their eyes and hear the difference between them.

On Friday we were very lucky to welcome a real life vet, Mrs Williams, into Lime Class for our topic on animals.  Mrs Williams showed the children real x-rays and talked to the children about how to care for pets. Lime Class also enjoyed another fun PE lesson with Mr Passman! 

On Friday afternoon, through the magic of technology, we joined Mrs Kerridge and Mr Brooker at church via the internet.  It was lovely to be able to see inside the church and join in with prayers as a whole school!

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

25th September 2020

This week in Lime Class we have been animal protectors!  The children learnt the word ‘endangered’ and found out about different animals that need our protection and why.  Next, Lime Class thought about ways to keep animals healthy and then considered ways to keep ourselves healthy too.  We made yummy grape snake patterns and enjoyed gobbling them up afterwards!  The children have also looked at various habitats that need our protection and thought about ways to rescue the homes of our endangered species.  Everyone received an Animal Protector certificate at the end of the week for their hard work on a great cause!

On Wednesday Lime Class learnt about Sutton School’s 150th birthday and found out what school was like in the Victorian times, followed by a slice of birthday cake. The children decided they much prefer the school as it is now!

Music Sarah, Sarah O’Flynn, came to deliver her amazing weekly music sessions with Lime Class for the first time.  Sarah is a professional musician with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra! The children absolutely loved their first lesson.

Lime Class have loved spending their afternoons discovering the Forest Area and will soon learn how to put their wellies and waterproofs on when the weather changes. 

Please remember to get the most out of your child’s new reading book by following the guide on the inside cover and try to make it last.  Perhaps you can write a sentence for a page or two and model how we write for your child.

I’m sure Lime Class will be ready for a rest this weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello and welcome to the Lime Class news! 

Here you’ll find photos and stories about the children’s learning each week.

The children have all settled in beautifully already and are making lots of new friends.  It’s been lovely to see how wonderfully they are playing together and how super their manners are!

 This half term our topic is Animals, and this week we have been learning about pets.  We read the story ‘I want a pet’ by Lauren Child and saw that the main character had left a purple egg for us to look after! We thought carefully about what it might hatch into and decided it couldn’t be a mammal, but perhaps an exotic type of pet.  Lime Class discussed how to look after different types of pets and what to do if one becomes ill.

Lime Class loved playing in the pet shop role play area and showed off their new learning in there.  We played lots of ‘getting to know you’ games and sang lots of songs too!

The children are really enjoying having their lunchtime picnics outside and look forward to playtime with their new friends afterwards. 

I hope you enjoy looking at a small selection of photos.  Thank you for working so hard with your children to support what has been an excellent transition to Sutton VA Lower School!