F1 Canary Class
Welcome to Canary Class
Welcome to Canary Class webpage. We are a Foundation 1 class of 3 -4 year olds from Norbridge Academy in Worksop. We are always enthusiastic to learn through exploration and asking lots of questions about the world around us. We always work hard to make sure that we are being the best we can be. Keep an eye on what we are learning about throughout the year on this page.
We have lots of exciting activities planned throughout the year and we are keen to share with you the learning and fun that we are engaged in each day. You can see examples of speaking and listening activities that we take part in and pictures of our writing on our class blog page- http://canary.norbridgeblogs.net/.
You can also see pictures of the learning that we doing on our class twitter page - https://twitter.com/CanaryClass and on our class webpage below.
Autumn Term - Once Upon a Time and Celebrations.
For this topic we will be learning all about different traditional tales. We will be reading different stories and thinking about the characters within them. We will also be trying to re-enact the stories using puppets, and talk about the different settings within them.
Spring Term- Down on the Farm
For this topic we are going to be learning all about life on a farm and the types of animals which live there. We will also be looking at animal habitats and life cycles of different farm animals.
Summer Term- Paws, Claws and Whiskers
For this topic we will be investigating all things bear related and reading stories such as, 'The Tiger who came to tea' and 'The Gruffalo'.
Monday- PE sessions with Mr Scott.
Tuesday- French sessions for AM children with Madame Walsh.
Wednesday - French session for PM children. Adventurers sessions. Library book change at the beginning of sessions.
Friday - Superstar awards (every other week a child is chosen from each key group to celebrate their achievements)
Key Diary Dates
Friday 7th June – Non uniform toiletries and candle donations
Friday 14th June- Non uniform chocolate and sweet donations
Tuesday 18th June – Class trip to Sherwood Pines
Friday 21st June – Non uniform cake and biscuit donations
Saturday 22nd June – Party in the yard – 10 am – 2 pm
Tuesday 2nd July – Adventurers Showcase
Wednesday 3rd July – Bear Blogging event
Monday 15th July –Sports Day
Tuesday 23rd July – Break up from School
This week we have read the story of 'Peter Rabbit'.
We then used playdough to make our own models making sure we remembered his ears, eyes, wiskers ect.
Safari fact files
This week we have read the story 'Monkey Puzzle' by Julia Donaldson and talked about the different animals in the story. We then had a go at writing our own animal fact files thinking carefully about the different facts to include.
Wander around the world week
This week the whole school have been learning about different parts of the world. We chose to learn about France and took part it lots of different activities such as painting flags, building the Eiffel Tower and drawing and colouring maps.
Sherwood Pines school trip
We have had a fantastic day exploring today. We took part in the Zog and Gruffalo trail and had chance to climb and explore all of the parks.
This week during our P.E session we have been learning how to play mini golf. We watched Mr Scott's demonstration on where to stand and how to hold our club and then had a try ourselfs.
This week we have listened to and read the story of 'The Gruffalo'.
As a group we then used our imagination to come up with ideas to make our own imaginary animal. Some of the children were then able to write/copy words and sentences describing their animal.
This week we have listened to and read the story of 'Dear Zoo'.
We discussed what animals we might see at the zoo and which was our favorite.
We also talked about all of the different colours and patterns on the animals.
We then drew our favorite animal and tried to label the different body parts, some of the children were even able to write and sound out the words independently.
The Tiger who came to tea
This week we have been drawing and writing a shopping list of foods we would need to buy if a Tiger came for tea. While outside we used some pictures to sequence the story in our groups.
Noah's Ark dadly challenge
Look at some of the amazing models we had entered into our dadly challenge. Well done to everybody who took part.
This week we have been reading the story, 'Goldilocks and the three bears' the children have had a go at size ordering and made their very own porridge and chosen their favourite topping.
This week we have been thinking about where bears might live. Outside we used the crates, tyres and a parachute to make our very own cave, some children then pretended to be the bears while others used sand to make the bears dinner. During active learning time some children used available creative resources to make thier own imaginative play props, look at the super hero belts and the beautiful magic wands they made.
Making bear collages and singing teddy bear rhymes
This week we have been discussing different types and colours of bears. The children then went off to make a collage of their chosen bear using different materials such as tissue paper, crayons and glue. Our outdoor learning activity was to act out and sing teddy bear rhymes, can you look at the pictures to guess which ones we sang?.
We have been thinking about different journeys we could take our bear on around the world and which form of transport we could use to get there. The children drew some fantastic pictures of boats, planes, trains and rockets. We have also had lots of fun in our new vet role play area.
Easter egg hunt
This week our outdoor focussed learning was an easter egg hunt. We had to search for missing eggs around the playground, one half of the egg had a number on and the other half had some numicon spots. Together we used these to match numeral and quantity. Our indoor activity this week was to create our very own easter egg picture, we thought very hard about different patterns we could use to do this.
Down on the farm blogging
It was great to see lots of our children and their families enjoying our blogging event this week.
This week we have been super busy making special suprises for our mummys. We were also very lucky to have a visit from a farmer with his tractor. We read a story which explained to us all of the tractor parts such as wheels, cab and bonnet. We were then able to remember this when labelling a chalk drawn tractor in the playground.
Writing with vegetables
This week we have been writing our names using vegetables such as carrots, it was a very tricky job but we tried our very best. We have also taken part in lots of other activities such as playdough, imaginative play in the farm shop and water and sand. For our focussed learning outside this week we have been planting a special suprise. Keep your eyes peeled to see if you can see them inside.
World book day 2019
The children have taken part in many different exciting activities today.
Room on the broom - making wands
Little red riding hood - Blindfolded fruit tasting
Goldilocks - Creative bear pictures
Ginger bread man - Decorating ginger biscuits
Meg and mog - Creative activities and games
What the ladybird heard - Creative ladybird
Zog - Dragon school
Where food comes from
We have been discussing where food comes from, some children were able to tell us that an egg comes from a chicken, milk comes from a cow and goats cheese comes from a goat.
The children then tried lots of different food such as scrambled egg, ham, beef and goats cheese. Outdoor this week we have been matching food to the correct animals.
Life cycle of a chicken part 2
This week our eggs were delivered in an incubator, we had to be very quiet and careful while watching and waiting for the chicks to hatch. After day 1 of the eggs arriving lots of the chicks had hatched and we were able to observe them growing each day. We made some super observational drawings, listened to and recalled a story called 'Egg'.
Life cycle of a chicken
This week we have been learning about the life cycle of a chicken ready for our special delivery next week.
Chinese new year
On Friday we learnt about the Chinese new year. To begin with we watched a short clip of the celebration, we then made chinese lanterns, the year of the pig pictures and we also tried prawn crackers with sweet chilli sauce.
Down on the farm
This week the children have been thinking about the animlas that live on a farm and have had a go at drawing thier favourite. While outside they played a game learning how to move like an animal while making different sounds.
Men Behaving Dadly - Wheelbarrow challenge
We have been so impressed with the number and standard of the wheelbarrow entries that we received this morning. The children had to navigate an obstacle course with their wheelbarrow which was filed with hay to feed the animals at the end. The winner was Henry from Heron class. Well done to all the families that took part.
Men Behaving Dadly
We are holding a Marvellous Maths Workshop for parents to come along to on Wednesday 16th January, 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm.
At the workshop we will discuss how mathematics is taught in the foundation stage and provide possible ways that mathematical learning can be promoted at home.
Down on the farm
This week during our farm topic we have made our very own paper plate farm animals. There are some fantastic cows, sheep and pigs. We have been discussing what animlas need to eat, where they sleep and how to care for them.
Down on the farm
This term our topic is all about the Farm, these are just a few of the exciting activities we chose to do during our indoor active learning time. We have particularly enjoyed our 'on the farm' role play area and playing with the chickens and eggs in our maths area. Our new friends are all settling very well and also enjoying all of the exciting activities.
Today we have had an exciting time in Canary Class, we learnt the meanings of the different parts of a Christingle. The orange stands for "The world", red ribbon means "Love", The candle celebrates "Light around the world" and the sweets are "Seasons". The children really enjoyed making their very own Christingle.
The Grinch who stole Christmas
This week in P.E we had a special mission. The grinch had stolen all of Santa's presents so our job was to rescue them, carrying them up,over and inside of an obstacle course. We were all amazing and saved the day!
Here is some of our christmassy activities from this week. Dont we look amazing in our Nativity outfits?
Jack and the Beanstalk
This week our story focus was Jack and the Beanstalk. We have been very busy planting our own beans into pots and discussing what conditions a seed needs to be able to grow. We have also used our imaginations in the role play castle to retell the story, as well as hanging out the washing and making food in Jacks House. Inside we have also been identifying numbers on a beanstalk and then matching the correct number of beans, and decorating our own magic beans.
Children in need
Today we have had an exciting time in Canary Class celebrating and raising money for children in need. We made pudsey biscuits, paper plate pudsey's and joined in with lots more fun activities.
The Ginger Bread Man continued.
This week for our outdoor activity we have been on a number hunt, the children had a special job to find the numbers on a ginger bread man around the outdoor area. They then tried very hard to order the numbers correctly into a line. Inside this week we have been smelling different types of liquid and solids and guessing what they are.
This week in caterpillar music we have been learning about different types of transport. We went on a magical carpet ride, a horse ride and we looked at different road signs while driving our friends as cars.
The Ginger Bread Man.
We have been looking at the story of The Ginger Bread Man. We have been very busy in our bakery area using our imaginations to create our own cookies. Outside we have been reading the story and were then able to use our memory to draw our own story road. We have also baked our own Ginger Bread biscuit which the children really enjoyed.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
This week in Canary class we have been listened to the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and have used masks and language to re-enact it. We have used play dough to create our own trolls and have been building bridges outside for the Billy Goats to cross safely. Some children used chalks to draw a troll on the ground and shapes to make a troll face.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
This week we have been focusing on the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'.
We have been mark making in porridge oats, trying to write the letters of our name. Outside we have been using positional language placing a bear in, on, under and behind. Inside during active learning we have been painting, making porridge and playing with playdough.
The Three Little Pigs.
This week we have been focusing on the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'.
We have been building our own house of bricks and trying to 'Huff, puff and blow them down'.
Its Circus time.
Today in caterpillar music we went on a journey to the circus. We played lots of games, made our own tent using a parachute, sang on the microphone and even watched some circus tricks.
Ring games and nursery rhymes.
This week we have been singing nursery rhymes and playing ring games outside. Our favourite songs were The Farmers in his Den and Ring a ring a roses.
The Little Red Hen.
Today we had a visit from Mrs Parkinsons chicken Barbara, who played the role of "The Little Red Hen". The children asked lots of questions and were very excited to meet her.
P.E with Mr Scott
This week we have been practicing different ways to travel using lots of different equipment.
Our First Week in Canary Class.
This week we have been settling into our new environment. We have really enjoyed active learning in our outdoor area and playing inside with the play dough and in our role play kitchen.