Jemison Class update

What a great week we have had, so much amazing learning going on in school! We have continued our learning about Holi, writing fantastic facts and exploring how the festival makes Hindu’s feel. We had a very impressive independent write session on Thursday where the children wrote about a festival they celebrate; Christmas! It is really amazing to see the progress in the children’s writing, especially applying their phonics sounds. In maths we have been using a 100 number square; looking at the patterns in numbers. We have been learning 10 more than a number, 10 less and the tricks and top tips to help us.

Jemison Class update

We have had a busy week at the Infant school! On Monday, we had some special visitors – the police came to speak to us and tell us all about how they keep people safe in our community!. We were very excited and had lots of questions for them! We have also been busy preparing for our Christmas Nativity play and the big stage has gone up in the hall so that we can practise for our big event! In English, we have been learning about an Indian celebration called Holi Day, where people mark the arrival of Spring and celebrate the victory of good over evil. People all have a big party and throw coloured powder on each other! In Topic, we have been making suitable packaging for a snack and have even been tasting and evaluating some Indian snacks of our own.

Jemison Class update

The children have had such great attitudes to learning independently both during their JONK time (joy of not knowing!) and at home. Lots of them are keen to bring in their writing or number practise to show the teachers in the morning and take great pride in their achievement, earning them a Mundesley Merit on the way! We are always happy to see a love of learning and them wanting to make their brains bigger. In English we have been continuing with our recipe looking at imperative verbs. I told the children it’s the only time they’re allowed to be BOSSY BOSSY BOSSY BOSSY!! Unsurprisingly they have really enjoyed this! We’ve progressed rapidly in maths with some people starting to draw their own number line to add. We’ve also learnt mental maths methods such as holding the biggest number in our head and counting on using our fingers for support. We will continue with this at any opportunity to embed it in our brains as it’s a great strategy we can use even as an adult. In topic this week we have been learning about where our food comes from, the different food groups and what makes a ‘healthy meal’. And we’ve even started learning some Christmas songs in preparation for our Nativity, you may have heard some of these at home already…

Jemison Class update

It was so lovely to see all the children come back to school after the half term break with smiling faces! Just before half term we all enjoyed the Halloween Disco and the children were even treated to my dance moves! Now back to learning ; in English we have started learning about instructions using the recipe book by the chef Nadiya Hussain called Bake me a Celebration Story. We’re learning about how to hook the reader in with alliterations and posing questions that will make them want to cook the recipe. In maths we are focusing on number bonds to 10 and 20 and addition. Just today we started using a number line and doing frog jumps to add two amounts. In topic we have been learning about different materials, where they come from and words to describe them. We have been expanding our vocabulary and learnt the word translucent! See if they can remember what it means… We also did an experiment making bridges out of different materials and seeing how much weight it could hold. Then the children had a go at making their own during JONK time. We have some budding architects/engineers in our class!

Jemison Class update

This week there was much excitement, mixed with some nervousness, when Georgina came in and did some henna designs on the children’s hands! Have a look at the photos and you will see the range of designs the children could choose from. In topic we have been learning about Rangoli patterns. First we did some learning about different line shapes and thicknesses, then we filled in given Rangoli patterns with coloured rice – which were beautiful and so carefully done! After that we all designed our own Rangoli patterns in our sketch books. We’ve started focusing on a new book in English called Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth, all about the Hindu God – Ganesha. In maths we have been learning about the ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’ symbol, as well as the equals (the same as). Ask the children which number the hungry alligator eats?? They might even sing a song for you!

Jemison Class update

Wow, we thought last week was busy but this week has been even more so! We started off on Monday at a Multi-Skills event at Colby Primary School. The children all behaved beautifully and we were extremely proud of them! The most exciting part was the coach ride for some! The next day we had a lady called Tina come into school and teach us some Indian dancing with fabulous costumes to wear. As well as all the excitement of the week we have been finishing our retelling of Rama and Sita remembering our capital letters, full stops and finger spaces! In maths we have been partitioning 2 digit numbers, learning how many tens and how many ones are in each number. Wow it’s no wonder we are all so tired!!

Jemison Class update

What a busy week we have had in Jemison Class! We’ve have learnt a new song all about Autumn time arriving, if you ask nicely I’m sure you could get a rendition from the children at home! We also had a look at how the leaves on the trees are starting to change colour. We did some beautiful artwork using pastels and other materials to recreate the trees. Take a look at our photos below! In maths we are learning about one more and one less than a given number. In English we have started looking at the story of Rama and Sita and using similes to compare the demon’s teeth to fierce animals. Mrs Elliott has really been stretching the children’s brains!

Jemison Class update

Last week we had a very busy week. In Phonics, we explored  new sounds and words that have double the same letter, like SS,LL, FF and CK. Together we read different versions of the same story, Rapunzel and have found it very interesting how the same story can be written in many different ways. In English we started to use our feelings vocabulary to describe how Rapunzel felt being locked in the tower. During Maths, we looked at ordering and counting ‘accurately’ and the ways in which we can do this successfully. Our afternoons of Topic have been filled with exploring our Planet, Earth. We have focused this week on the 7 continents and have worked really hard in trying to locate and know where they all are. 

This week we have started learning about our topic; Celebrations! First we have been learning about our world in Geography – understanding that our world is made of countries and continents. We also have been learning about the different oceans! We used Google Earth to find the different countries and capital cities that make up the United Kingdom, using the school chromebooks! This week we have started to focus on India specifically and the differences between our two countries. In English we have been learning about the traditional tale, Rapunzel. We have been looking at different versions and noticing the similarities and differences. In maths we have been learning about numbers; how to count accurately and focussing on the order of numbers.

Jemison Class Update

What a lucky teacher I am to have the Mae Jemison class as my first at Mundesley Infant School, The children have been telling me all about their summer holidays and how it’s nice to be back at school with friends and ready for learning. They have been superstars at telling me and following the school rules, which we all agree keep us safe and happy as a team. We have also been learning about a book called ‘The Colour Monster’. We understand that we all have many feelings inside our body and often go through many every day, if not hour! We are learning this week what to do with these emotions and that it’s ok to feel like that. Check out our ‘mixed up feeling’ colour monster we worked on collaboratively. What a great start to the new term, lets keep it up!