F1 Sparrow Class
Welcome to Sparrow Class!
Thank you for visiting our class page, here you will find useful information about our class including:
Dates for the Diary
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Autumn - We are Super!
This term our focus will be around getting to know each other. We will meet a few superheroes along the way including real life heroes in the community.
Spring - Spectacular Scientists
During the Spring term we will be delving into the world of science and inventors. We will venture back in time to the land of the dinosaurs, imagine world without science and think about what life might be like in the future.
Summer - The Day I Went to Sea
In the final term of the year we will be off on an adventure under the sea to meet creatures that live there. We may come across a pirate or two to help us find out about life at sea.
Home Learning Packs
Please see documents below for learning activities that you can complete together at home.
If you do not have a printer available use the activity as a guideline for the skills that we would like your child to develop and practise these in other ways, e.g, for the cutting sheet you could draw your own circles together on paper to cut out.
There are a range of activities for you to choose from as well as phonics and mathematics activities.
Home Learning Pack
Phase 1 Phonics Home Learning Pack
Mathematics Home Learning Pack
Create your rainbow
You may have seen rainbows popping up in windows around your local area. With social distancing and lots of places closing it is a lovely way for children to connect with each other by painting or drawing colourful rainbows and putting them in the windows for others to see. During short walks or drives by it is a great idea for children to count the rainbow trail.
You can never be too old to draw a rainbow...
Science Week Activities
Friday 13th March 2020
Today we all turned into mini scientists. We started our day by walking around the school field on a nature hunt. We put on our pretend goggles and had a careful look around us. We spotted insects on the ground, birds in the trees and lots of other things. One thing we noticed was a tree leaning over, we decided as mini scientists that the wind had made it happen. When we got back indoors there were two activities for us to look at, one which showed us floating and sinking items and the other looking at what happens to ice cubes.
We really enjoyed being scientists.
Friday 13th March 2020
We really enjoyed coming to school wearing our sports clothes on Friday. When we arrived at school we spoke about what makes us healthy and we came up with ideas such as fruit, water, exercise and fresh air. A lovely sunny day meant that we could take part in lots of different activities. First, we warmed our bodies up inside the classroom by moving around and stretching to different exercise warm ups. We then went outside and moved around our school field in different ways, we galloped, skipped, ran and marched. We then spent some time playing on the tyres.
We were all very tired by the end of the day!
World Book Day
Thursday 5th March 2020
We really enjoyed getting dressed up as our favourite characters and coming dressed in our comfy pyjamas for this year's World Book Day. It was great to see so many children taking part. Throughout the day we read lots of our favourite books bought in by the children. Some children had a go at being storytellers themselves sitting in the teachers chair. For the children who read everyday they received their envelopes and those who had a golden ticket inside went and chose a free book. Lots of children designed their own bookmarks, there were lots of great creations.
We had a fantastic day!
Magic Maths Workshop
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
At our Magic Maths Workshop we started off by joining in with lots of Jack Hartman counting and moving songs together with our parents/carers. We then took part in lots of different maths activities which were set up around our classroom. We had the opportunity to play 'What time is it Mr Wolf?' We also got involved in some messy maths activities such as fingerprint counting using paints and fishing out magnetic numbers from sticky jelly using tweezers. There were lots of cutting and sticking activities too such as; the shape pizza and counting monster eyes.
We had so much fun!
Below are some resources you may wish to look at:
Magic Maths Workshop resources 2020
Dadly Plane Challenge
Friday 14th February 2020
This week's Dadly Challenge was to see which plane would travel the furthest. We enjoyed looking at each others creations and being competitive with one another. It was nice to see all of your hard work.
Wednesday 12th February 2020
During our Adventurers Showcase we spent time showing our parents/carers the activities we take part in each week. We split into groups with our grown ups and took part in our activities led by our key workers. Within each different group, we had our Adventurers books out, which show all of the activities we have taken part in during our Adventurers time.
Spectacular Science blogging event
28th January 2020
This week we shared our love for science by getting involved in lots of different experiments with our teachers and our parents/carers. We started by watching the Cola and Mentos experiment all together. We then went off to watch different experiments. We got involved in; sorting magnetic and non magnetic items, making paper planes, discovering what floats and what sinks, the skittle rainbow experiment, the floating man experiment and we made slime to take home (much to our parents delight)
We all had a great time!
This term we are welcoming dinosaurs into our classroom along with the new year!
We will be learning about different types of dinosaurs, their habitat, what they ate and how they lived. In our classroom we have a dinosaur land where we can recreate archaeological digs and learn facts about dinosaurs. We have also added fact and fiction books to our story corner.
Have a look at some of books we will be reading together this half term:
How to grow a dinosaur - Caryl Hart.
Ten little dinosaurs - Mike Brownlow
How to look after your dinosaur - Jason Cockcroft
Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs - Ian Whybrow
Christmas Around the World Blogging
We has lots of fun at our Foundation Blogging event. We looked at the different ways people celebrate Christmas around the world. We decorated cookies, made popcorn decorations, worked on a treasure hunt and worked through some word searches.
I Spy Christmas
This week we had lots of fun performing our Christmas play to our families. We have been working really hard to learn lots of songs and the actions to them and to very brave to go on stage in front of lots of people. Lots of our families came to watch us and we think they all had a great time.
Christmas Dinner Day
We dressed in our Christmas jumpers and tucked into a delicious Christmas dinner this week, we had crackers and Christmas music. It was lovely!
Our children are working hard to learn the words to this years Christmas Play songs.
A quick reminder of what your child will be in the play:
Mrs Parkinson - Camels
Miss Carter - Angels
Miss Berry - Donkeys
Mrs Scott - Stars
Our performance times are:
Monday 9th December at 10am
Tuesday 10th December at 1.30pm
Wednesday 11th December at 4.00pm
Songs are available to access by clicking on the links below.
Ticket Sales Letter
01 I Spy Music (incidental).mp3
02 It's A Donkey.mp3
03 Mary Had A Baby (Did You Know).mp3
04 We Have News To Tell You.mp3
05 Bumpety, Bumpety, Bump.mp3
06 Everyone's In The Stable.mp3
07 I Spy Christmas.mp3
08 We Wish You A Merry Christmas.mp3
This week we were really lucky to be able to watch the Pantomime Aladdin when it came to our school. We really enjoyed watching the funny actors and were able to join in with the songs and dances. We had a great time!
PE - Parachute Fun
We had lots of fun in PE this week with the parachute, we worked on our listening skills, turn taking and played lots of new games. We are really looking forward to the next time we play with the parachute.
Road Safety Day
This week we took part in a Road Safety Day and learned all about keeping safe around roads and when travelling in cars. We took part in lots of different fun activities learning lots of important things.
Dr Molly's Medicine Case
This we read the story Dr Molly's medicine Case, we have been thinking all about our bodies. We sang about our bodies and looked at some X Rays. We had a go at making our own X Rays.
Take a look at some of the things we have been doing this week in our Adventurers session...
In our PE session this week we have been learning how to use a golf club to hit a ball. We practiced a 'tick tock' movement. The children worked really hard.
In French this week we had lots of fun learning different colours in French while watching a lovely firework display.
We love having our dinner at school, some of us have one of the delicious hot dinners from school and some of us bring sandwiches. We get the chance to sit together and spend time with our friends.
Brilliant Books Event
We had a fabulous time at our Brilliant Books event this week, we had a visit from Steve Powell from Worksop Library, enjoying a fabulous story telling session and took part in a variety of exciting activities based around The Rainbow Fish, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We hope our families enjoyed the event as much as we did.
Brilliant Books - Play Workshop
Tuesday 5th November at 3.30
Come along to our Brilliant Books
Play Workshop with your child
to find out how to develop a love of books
that will help your child as they
start to learn to read independently.
We will also be looking at phonics
and how this helps your child to read.
There will be handouts available to take
away and a library representative to talk
about what the library has to offer.
Brilliant Books Play Workshop Handouts
We hope you have all had a great half term break. It is lovely to see all our children again, we are looking forward to the very busy and exciting weeks ahead.
The children enjoyed a super day, dressing up as their favourite Superheroes. They took part in Superhero dancing and painted some super paintings, we blogged about the things the children had enjoyed. They all looked great and had a fun day...
The children in Foundation took part in their first Dadly Challenge of the year. With their families they made a cricket bat and then competed to see who could bat the ball the furthest. Well done to the worthy winner from Sparrow Class who was proud to take home a certificate and trophy.
In PE this week the children moved around various pieces of apparatus, they climbed, travelled over, jumped down and crawled. Each week their confidence, speed and accuracy is improving along with their listening skills.
We had the pleasure this week on Tuesday and Wednesday to meet with our families to share how well the children have settled into Sparrow Class. We look forward to building strong home school links and appreciate the continued support.
This week we have been making our own Superhero badges. We have enjoyed using lots of glitter and after we got the chance to wear our badges as part of role pay. We think our badges look great.
On Thursday during the morning and again in the afternoon we performed the song we had been learning ready for our Harvest Assembly. We were incredibly proud of the children considering it was their first time in an assembly and first time in front of a rather large audience.
We have been enjoying our Adventurers sessions each Wednesday Morning and Afternoon. We have taken part in Story Telling, Arts and Crafts, Rhyme Time and Magic Moves. Take a look at some of the things we have been doing...
Each week we enjoy a French session with Madame Walsh. We learn the names of colours, count in French and much more. It is lots of fun.
In P.E this week we worked on our climbing, balancing and jumping skills. We moved around the hall negotiating various pieces of PE equipment. We are working hard to listen to instructions and are learning to take turns with our friends too.
In our Mathematics sessions this week we have been working on our counting, number recognition and experimenting with symbols and marks to represent the ideas of number.
We have been having lots of fun settling into Sparrow Class, particularly exploring our outdoor area. We have played in the sand, ridden the bikes, climbed, balanced and much more. We love being outdoors!