I am aware that we are not together as a class at the moment but I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and hoping that you are safe and well at home. I would love to know what you are getting up to at home so please send an email with your work or photos to school so that we can share them on the home learning page.
Until I get to see you again, stay safe and you are in my thoughts
Pancake Day in Cherry
In English we have followed a recipe and instructions to make pancakes. We then took it in turns to cook our pancakes and chose our own toppings. Alex said it was lots of fun as he had 3 pancakes and Damon found out that he loved syrup on his pancake. The next day we recapped on how we made them and wrote our own instructions. Finally on Thursday we listened to the story 'Mrs Wolf's Pancakes,' and wrote a retell in our own words. We have all worked very hard this week and the staff are very proud of us.
Photos of us 'finding our brave' at Clip 'n climb
We visited Clip 'n Climb as part of our 'Find your brave week,' for Children's Mental Health Week. We all had lots of fun and all found our brave so that we were able to climb then walls, be pulled up high on the vertical slide and to jump off the leap of faith. Mrs Jones caught all our brave moments on the camera.
Meeting Dylan's reptiles and creepy crawlies
As part of Children's Mental Health Week- Find your brave, we had a visit from Dylan and his reptiles. As a class we were invited to meet his animals, find out more about them and hold them....if we were brave enough! Would you be brave enough to hold a bearded dragon, tarantula or boa constrictor?
Our topic work on Queen Elizabeth II
During our recent topic work we have been learning about Queen Elizabeth II. We placed important events in her life in chronological order and created crowns and sceptres. We looked at the work of Andy Warhol the artist and used the idea of pop art to create our own Queen Elizabeth pop art pictures.
Making items for our garden of hope and dreams
In Jigsaw we have been thinking about hopes and dreams. This week we worked with a partner to create items for our school of hopes and dreams. We designed our dream gardens, painted pebbles and decorated plants pots. We will plant seeds in the plant pots and hope they grow so that our garden will blossom.
Curriculum Information for parents. Spring Term- Jan-April
We made Christmas shortbread biscuits and decorated them as reindeer. We also followed instructions to create our own crackers. We can't wait to open them as there is a surprise inside!
The Wizard of Oz display work.
During our Hocus Pocus topic we looked at the story The Wizard of Oz. We watched clips of the film and described the twister and the different characters. We also used the skills we had developed in DT and Art to create a class display.
Autumn 2 2019-2020- Curriculum Information for parents/carers.
Cherry Class 2018-2019- Please see the work below.
The 3 Little Puppies and the Mysterious Wolf
During our topic work we have written our own twisted fairy tale script as a class. Then we made the puppets using socks and other fabrics. Finally we painted the scenery before practicing acting out the puppet show. Here is a small part of our puppet show that we thought was the funniest part. What do you think?
Summer term 2- In science we learnt how sounds are vibrations that travel in waves. The sounds travel into our ears so that a message can then be sent to our brain and we hear the sound. We made string telephones to show that the sound moved through the string.
Using our string telephones.
Summer term 2- During our English lesson this week we have read the story of Hansel and Gretel. As we have been practising adding description and adjectives to our writing, we designed and wrote descriptions of our own gingerbread houses. After we had completed our descriptions we made our gingerbread houses and decorated them with lots of different sweets. We were very pleased with our finished products and they tasted lovely too. Yum yum!
Designing, making and decorating our gingerbread houses.
Summer 2- During our Jigsaw lessons we have been learning about what a baby needs to grow. We spoke about how a baby needs love, warmth, to be cared for, clothing interaction and attention. We then had a go at looking after a baby of our own using the dolls. We dressed them, played with them, changed them, entertained them and fed them. We are all going to make great parents if we choose to have children.
Looking after our babies.
Curriculum information for parents/carers- 2nd half summer term
Summer Term 1- During our science topic on forces and magnets we explored which materials were magnetic and non magnetic. We also devised an investigation using paper clips to test which magnet was the strongest. It was great fun exploring the magnets!
Summer Term 1-During our topic on inventors and inventions we have thought about what we could make to help us do something at home or at school. We created a detailed design of what we wanted to make, before making it and finally evaluating it.
Making our inventions.
Summer Term 1- During science we have been learning about different forces. We spoke about friction and what is does to objects. We set up an investigation to see which surface would cause the most friction on a toy car. The investigation required us to work as a team to ensure it was a fair test.
Summer Term 1- As part of The Big Clean up week 2019 we spoke about the importance of recycling as much of our waste as possible. We decided to try and create our own recycled paper. Allison from Wigan Council showed us how to get all the water out of the paper pulp by using a special frame and a sponge. The photos show the process that we went through to get the end product- our recycled pieces of paper!
Making our own recycled paper
Summer Term 1- Cherry class took part in The Big Clean up 2019. We learnt about the damage and impact that litter or rubbish is having on the environment, wildlife and the earth. We therefore decided to go our own class litter pick to help clean up the local environment around our school. We then used the data on the types of litter collected to find out that the most popular types of litter we found were plastics and paper.
The Big Clean Up 2019 Litter Pick
Curriculum Information for parents- 1st half Summer term
Spring Term 2-As part of our topic Above and Below, we have been learning about the parts of a river. We created our own rivers in trays and then challenged ourselves to design a bridge that would go over our river. We then tested our bridges to see if they were sturdy and could hold wooden blocks.
Making our rivers and bridges.
Spring Term 2- During our topic Above and Below we have looked at the work of the French artist George Suerat. He became famous for developing the technique of pointillism when small dots were used to create pictures. We have created our own pointillism pictures of rivers.
Our pointillism pictures inspired by George Suerat
Spring Term 2nd half- Curriculum Information for Parents
Spring Term 1- When learning about information texts we have created our leaflets all about looking after dogs. We looked on the internet and the PDSA website to research the topic, as well as print off pictures that we wanted to use on our leaflets. We hope you find them informative and interesting to read.
Our dog information leaflets
Spring Term 1- In English we have been learning about the features of instructions. We made pizzas in class and then have written our own instructions. We made sure our instructions had a title, a what we need section, time connectives and used 'bossy' verbs.
How to make a pet face pizza.
Our dog puppets
Spring Term 1- To link our work on instructions and our favourite pets, dogs, we have made dog puppets by following a series of instructions. They took us a long time to create but we are proud of the finish products.
Curriculum Information for parents Spring term 1st half