Neverland Class update

This week we have been exploring the different sounds ‘ear’ makes in Phonics. In English, we have been writing diary entries as a wombat and in Maths we have started exploring doubles and halves. Our afternoons have been spent computing and composing music using ‘Chrome Lab’. The children have enjoyed exploring different tempos and rhythms . Have a wonderful half term break – have lots of rest and don’t forget to read!

Neverland Class update

Neverland have been inspired by our JONK character, the creative spider throughout this week. We have been busy creating our own aborignal inspired art! We have learnt about how the resources are found and used, the patience needed to create such wonderful pieces and just how long it takes to create a beautiful piece of work which is made of dots! We have thoroughly enjoyed getting creative. We have used this creativeness in English, writing recounts as a wombat after reading ‘Diary of a Wombat’ by Jackie French. In Maths we have explored the number 0. Please continue to read at home and bring reading packs into school.

Neverland Class update

This week Neverland Class has continued with their exploration of ‘At the Beach’ by Roland Harvey in English. We have enjoyed describing our beach experiences and using these to help create postcards written by a pirate! Our afternoons have been filled with history. We have learnt about Aboriginals and the British settlers who arrived in 1788. When we haven’t been busy learning new facts about Australia, we have been busy practising our gymnastics skills in PE.

Neverland Class update

The busyness continues here in Neverland class. We have finished our learning in Maths about stories (first, then, now) to support addition and subtraction. We applied our understanding to word problems which the children loved! In English, we start reading ‘At the Beach’ by Roland Harvey. There have been so many beach stories to share and write about. In topic, we have finished our Geography exploration of Norwich and Alice Springs – who knew these two places could have so many similarities and differences at the same time?

Neverland Class update

This week Neverland class has continued with their English focus, ‘Ossiri and the Bala Mengro’. We have enjoyed imagining our own Bala Mengros and describing its home and features. In Maths we have been using stories (first, then, now) to have with addition and subtraction. Our afternoons have been spent recapping the seasons and learning about the equator and poles. We have discussed which parts of the world are hot and cold. Everyone agreed that the UK ranges in it’s temperatures, from hot to cold, from warm to raining and this week, sun to snow!

Neverland Class update

Happy New Year everyone! Neverland have settled back into school and are eager to begin our Spring term. We have started with exploring measure in Maths, starting a new story in English ‘Ossiri and the Bala Mengro’, by Richard O’Neill and Katharine Quarmby) and began our new topic for this term, ‘Way Down Under’. Our enquiry question for this topic is ‘how does being a part of a culture contribute to feelings of happiness?’. To kick start this new learning, we have been using our previous learning about maps and continents to find Australia and Alice Springs. We have sent home knowledge organisers for this topic so families can see what we will be learning. Homework for this topic has also been sent home. Please get in touch if you have any questions about our new topic/homework. Finally, please ensure your child is coming into school with their reading packs, water bottles and are dressed appropriately for the cold weather!

Neverland Class update

The final week is here and the Christmas spirit is at a all time high! Neverland children have been fantastic this term – everyone has completed outstanding work and demonstrated our JONK characteristics in many ways. This week has been no different. From creating Christingles in RE, to performing 3 times, Neverland children have truely outdone themselves. Well done to everyone, you should all be incredibly proud of yourselves! Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year – see you all in 2024!

Neverland Class update

The Christmas chaos continues in Neverland class. From rehearsals for the exciting Nativity play, to exploring a wide range of Maths games which we are applying our knowledge to, some of us are beginning to wonder when the business might end! In Phonics we have been recapping the sounds we have learnt this term. In English we have continue our story, ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’ – the children’s stories about Christmas have been lovely to hear about. We have finished our Science topic, ending on some great discussions about the similarities and differences between four habitats (Ocean, Polar, Woodland and Desert). This week has ended on some RE learning. The children have impressed us with their knowledge about the birth of Jesus.

Neverland Class update

In the spirit of the Christmas period, this week has been a busy one! We have spent our time exploring a new story in English, “The Jolly Christmas Postman” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. In Maths we have began exploring subtraction. Although a challenge at first, we have become very good at remembering to put the bigger number first. Our afternoons have been spent exploring Science, focusing on the seasons and habitats – who knew there were so many different animals within each one! On Friday we spent our afternoon welcoming families into school to learn more about our term topic, “Let’s Fly Away”. The children enjoyed having the opportunity to share their knowledge and favourite lessons from this term.

Neverland Class update

Oi has been our word of the week in Neverland – inspired by our English story, ‘Oi Frog’ by Kes Gray. We have explored rhyming words and attempted to write our own short story full of animals and rhyme! In Maths we have continued to count in 2’s and explored many ways we can write an equation. Our afternoons have been filled with learning interesting facts about Amelia Earhart and attempting to learn several Christmas songs!