Your Firecrest team are:
Mrs Berry (Teacher) - Thur & Fri
Ms Mitchell (Teacher) - Mon, Tue, Wed
Naomi Carr (Teaching Assistant) - Mon-Fri (am)
Lianne Garcia (Teaching Assistant) - Thur & Fri
Dink Milton (Teaching Assistant) - Mon-Wed
Karen Marriott (LSA 1 to 1 support) - Mon & Tue
Kayleigh Salvage-Darker (LSA 1 to 1 support) - Wed-Fri
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Home Learning 2022/23
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Activities in Firecrest class 2022/23
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Happy Australia Day!
We have had such a fun week learning about the many different animals that are found in Australia. Have you ever heard of an echidna or quorkka before? Well, we learnt all about them - plus the red back spider and many more! We wrote facts about an animal, made our own boomerangs with Aboriginal art patterns and created a feast for our Australia Day fun!
Here are some pictures of our creations - lamingtons (deliciously made for us to enjoy), Anzac cookies, pavlova and don't forget the vegemite sandwiches.
We came dressed up ready for our holiday to Australia, went through baggage control and took a plane ride all the way to Australia (stopping off at Singapore on the way!)
We're sure to have jet lag for the rest of the week.
Thank you for making it so fun Firecrest.
This is the Bear and the Scary night
"It's beginning to look a like like Christmas!"
We've had a very Christmasssy week with the touring Pantomime show, Year 2's Nativity Play, Christmas Lunch, making yummy mince pies and don't forget the fun in the snow!
During our Forest School session we went for a walk in the winter sunshine along the edge of the school field. We shared ideas about why the snow had melted in some spaces, ideas included that the trees had stopped the snow falling and that the sun had melted it. To help the animals to find food we shared apples, carrots, bird seed and even mince pies along our walk. We hid them in the hedgerow. We counted seventeen deer!
ODD DOG - Anti-bullying week
St Martin's Celebrations
A big thank you to Imi - Benji's Mum for coming in and sharing with us the German tradition of St Martin's Day. The children heard and acted out the story of St Martin, learnt some new German words and made their own lanterns. We ended the day with a yummy German biscuit too.
Autumn 2 - fireworks +
This week we have enjoyed the story NO DINNER! One of our ‘tricky’ words is even on the cover..... We have talked about the characters in the story and enjoyed joining in with the repeated parts. Inspired by the children’s enthusiasm for junk modelling we made our own books using split pins, treasury tags and staplers to join materials. We have drawn the characters and had a good try at writing some initial sounds g for granny d for dog etc Some of us have written dog and pumpkin using our developing phonics skills. Working in the atelier we looked at pumpkins. Using red, yellow and white powder paints we created lots of different oranges 'dip dip tap tap mix'
In maths we have looked at repeating patterns. We have clapped and tapped, jumped and stamped whole body patterns and then drawn our ideas as a repeating pattern. We created our own stick for granny in the story, printing a repeating pattern. We made fruit kebabs and we have eaten our repeating patterns!
Autumn is Here!
We have shared the story 'Fletcher and the Falling Leaves' by Julia Rawlinson for our maths this week. We have been measuring Autumn findings, comparing sizes and weighing harvest veggies.
We thought about the buildings around the world and made our own versions, talking about the height and width.
We also went for a colour walk around the school grounds - wow, we were lucky! We found acorns, conkers and plenty of colourful leaves.
Lost and Found - we're enjoying exploring a story about friendship - and a penguin!
Firecrest and penguins!
We collected lots of apples from the playground and decided to work together to make apple crumble. We had to wash the apples, cut them up, cook them and then make the topping.
It was delicious!