Welcome to Cub's Class!
Mrs Morris teaches the Cubs. Miss O'Brien, Mrs. Summerfield are the teaching assistants in Foundation 2.
We are really excited to welcome your children to our class and we have lots of fun things planned for them.
PE is on a Tuesday
Reading book bags can be brought to school on a Tuesday and Friday.
This term our theme is ‘Houses and Homes’.
We did some learning at home this week as well as at school. We learned about some other royal residences such as Windsor Castle, Balmoral and Sandringham. We did some research and wrote some facts. We also made some very regal crowns. In maths we explored pairs of numbers which made seven and eight. We also calculated missing numbers by counting how many bean bags we could see and counting on to find how many were hidden.
This week we have been learning about London and facts about the Royal Residence Buckingham Palace. Did you know it has 78 bathrooms? For literacy we wrote facts that we had learned. In maths we explored ways of making 4, 5 and 6 with two numbers. Then we had to solve a problem. We had to arrange 6 different dot patterns to make totals of 4, 5 and 6. We also painted portraits of the Queen and polished shiny objects using different types of cloths. We had fun on some balance bikes too!
This week we have been learning all about our own houses. We looked at pictures of our own houses and talked about what they are like inside. We have talked about different types of houses such as detached, semi-detached, bungalows and so on. For literacy we wrote about our own houses. We looked at how bricks overlap in a brick wall. We recreated the texture of bricks by adding sand to paint and using wooden bricks to print a brick wall pattern. We cut out a house shape and drew and labelled the inside of our house.
In maths we have been arranging different numbers of houses in pairs and identifying whether a number is odd or even. We also arranged houses along a road so the even numbers were on one side and the odd numbers on the other. We have also celebrated St George’s day.
We began this half term by continuing to do some great learning both in school and at home. Then we have all enjoyed being back at school with our friends!
This week we learnt all about Easter. We learnt about why we celebrate Easter, made an Easter card and wrote a message inside in our best writing. We also made an Easter bunny hat independently. At home we made Easter bonnets and brought them to school and had an Easter bonnet parade. We also made Easter baskets for an Easter egg hunt. We made Some yummy Easter nests and learnt about how chocolate changes from a solid to a liquid and back to a solid again. It’s called a reversible change! We tasted hot cross buns and learnt to sing and sign ‘hot cross buns’. Can you spot us signing?
In maths this week we focused on the tens frame and counted two groups altogether which made a total of ten.
This week we have been learning all about Captain Sir Tom Moore. We wrote some facts we had learnt for literacy and used them to design a suitable medal to reflect his life. We used our observational skills to draw pictures of him. We also talked about the adventures he had been on and discussed where we would choose to go on an adventure. We learnt about Florence Nightingale and as she was known as ‘the lady of the lamp’ we made our own lamps. We ‘grew’ rainbows using felt tip pens on kitchen towel and dipping it in water.
We used the 100 square to compare ages. We talked about how many squares we would colour in according to age. Four or five for us and one hundred for Captain Sir Tom! We also explored different ways of making six and then found the matching addition number sentences.
This week we have continued learning about the colour monster. We created our own page for the book focusing on the feeling of worry. We voted for the colour purple to represent the feeling of worry. We used red and blue to mix the colour purple and paint a colour monster. We have been Super Scientists by making some cabbage water which was blue and changed it to pink by adding vinegar and then purple by adding bicarbonate of soda.
We have also enjoyed practising reading independently to our friends! We also learnt all about St Patrick's Day and celebrated by making flags, hats and leprechauns. It was also Comic Relief.
In maths this week we have been sequencing daily events as well as looking at two dimensional shapes.
What a busy week!
We welcomed back all our friends to school this week. We have settled back into the school routine amazingly well! We have all been chosen for 'Star of The Week'.
This week we have reading the book 'The Colour Monster' and focused on the feeling of being happy and the colour yellow. We have talked and written about what makes us happy. We looked at and discussed sunflowers and Vincent Van Gogh's painting of sunflowers. Then we used pastels to draw our own sunflower independently!
We have mixed different shades of yellow to paint our own colour monster, used our observational skills to look at yellow fruit and vegetables and made models of the colour monster using yellow play dough. In maths we have been naming and talking about the properties of 3D shapes and creating repeating patterns.
What a great week back at school. Well done Cubs!
What a busy week we have had! We started the week by learning all about and celebrating St David's Day. We made Welsh flags and daffodils. We also did some observational drawings of daffodils and tasted Welsh cakes. We even had leeks in the role play and 'made' leek soup and leek pie!
Then we read the story of the Gingerbread man. In the role play area we had some gingerbread man play dough to make gingerbread men when role playing the story. We followed a recipe to make and decorate gingerbread men we could actually eat. We had to be quick before they ran away! For the reading challenge we ordered the instructions for making gingerbread men. We also wrote speech bubbles for the characters.
We investigated what would happen to the gingerbread man in different temperatures of water.
In maths we counted and ordered numbers backwards from 20 to 1. We also sorted some dominoes into groups by counting the total number of spots. We sorted those which were more than, fewer than or the same as a given number.
It was also World Book Day and we enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book character.
This week our text has been The Three Billy Goats Gruff. After reading the story we created a story map and enjoyed role playing the story both inside and outside. We even used the appropriate voices for the characters! Then we able to write some speech bubbles for the characters. Can you spot us doing some Three Billy Goats Gruff story yoga? We grew some tasty green grass for the goats too in the small world.
In maths we have been ordering numbers and exploring ways of using two numbers to make totals of nine and ten. We have been writing our own addition number sentences.
We have also had fun making handprint goats and building a bridge across the river.
The children are doing some great learning! Scroll down below to see what we have been doing each week both at school and at home. Well done Cubs!
What a busy half term it has been both at school and at home. This week our text has been Jack and the Beanstalk. We have enjoyed retelling the story in the small world using our own words. We followed instructions to plant a bean seed and made a castle to put in the pot. I wonder whose bean seed will grow to the castle first? We thought of alternative words to describe the size of the giant and made a giant cookie. But look out! who's that? Can you spot the giant?
In maths we have been measuring, comparing and ordering objects by length. We made some play dough bean stalks and measured them using paper clips.
This week our text has been the story of The Three Little pigs. We have put the events of the story in order and enjoyed role play using the appropriate voices for each character. We wanted to find the wolf after he had run away so we wrote 'Wanted' posters. We also did some Three Little Pigs reading activities.
We have been learning all about heavy and light during maths and ordering objects by weight.
We have been engineers building houses that are strong enough to withstand the huff and puff of the wolf. We used a hairdryer to test the strength of our houses.
This week we have focused on birds. We have been observing birds outside and talking about what we have seen. We even have a very own resident robin! To encourage the birds we made bird feeders. As part of our literacy we wrote the instructions for making the bird feeder. We have labelled a blackbird and learned some facts about robins including completing a robin reading challenge!
In maths we have been number detectives! We have investigated different numbers. We arranged six birds on two branches in different ways. We also investigated ways of making eight by arranging spots on a ladybird.
We continue to do some great home learning too! Look at what we have done. Camouflaged bird spotting binoculars, painted stones, bird feeders....!
Our story this week has been the Elves and The Shoemaker. We have been looking at and talking about all sorts of different shoes! We have written about our favourite pair of shoes and designed and made shoes. We have written about what would happen if our shoes were magical! We have estimated and counted how many cubes fit in different sized shoes. We have also counted how many pairs of shoes fit in a dinosaur footprint!
This week we have been enjoying the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have completed some great learning both in school and at home. We have role played the story using different voices for the characters. We have written about our favourite part of the story and made cards for the Three Bears to say sorry from Goldilocks. We have been reading, writing and ordering numbers to twenty.
We have also been engineers, designing and making a chair for the Three Bears for them to sit on and watch a film together!
This week we have been Arctic explorers! We made some binoculars to look at the environment and observe the animals that live there. We drew pictures of Arctic animals and wrote facts about the Arctic including learning about Inuits. For our reading challenge we had to dress up as an Arctic explorer by reading instructions that told us what to put on.
We did lots of counting and played a number game.
The First Christmas
Here is Cubs and Foals Christmas performance. They have done amazingly well. We hope you enjoy it!
We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
We have enjoyed exploring our new environment and have been doing lots of great learning!
Cub's children from 2019-2020
We took part in sport relief. We had to collect four different coloured bands. Well done Cubs! You were amazing!
We had lots of fun exploring and investigating during science week. We used our observational skills and discussed what we saw. You can look at what we did in the photos below!