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Week Beginning 28th June 2021 – Sports day!

This week was the big week and we had so much fun taking part in sports day! We loved hopping, skipping, throwing and racing with our friends. Check out the pictures of us in action and don’t forget to ask us all about it!

Week Beginning 7th June 2021 – Our Subitising Safari!

It is already shaping up to be one big maths adventure this week. We are thinking about a really fancy word, ’Subitising’. That means we can recognise a number quickly without the need for counting. We are really sharpening these skills this week. Take a look at the subitising photos the children took on our subitising safari. See what number patterns you recognise at a glance.

Week Beginning 24th May 2021 - The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson

We can hardly believe this half term is over. It has been jam packed with exciting learning and the theme these past 6 weeks has definitely been 'growing'. We have grown as a class, as we welcomed new friends, and we have grown as individuals, as we absorbed so much new learning. From meeting the ducklings, as they hatched from their eggs, to planting and caring for our own flowers and grass. It has been wonderful to see each child take their learning in their own direction. Take a look at some of the highlights from this past week below.

Get some well-deserved rest and we look forward to welcoming you all back on the 7th of June.  

Week Beginning 17th May 2021 - Errol's Garden

This week we have been reading a book called 'Errol's Garden' by Gillian Hibbs. We talked a lot about Errol's flat and compared it to our own homes. Having no garden is no problem when Star Class are on the case. We soon filled Errol's flat with paper flowers and plants. Even when the flat was full there was no stopping us - Next stop the roof garden! We were each in charge of one garden with space for five plants. Smelling and observing flowers and herbs we set to work arranging leaves and petals on our five frames. This was a great opportunity to look at the different patterns and number shapes we could create with our five objects. I wonder how many ways you can show your family 'five' at home. can you use two hands to make five? can you find five different leaves? Can you hop five times on one foot with five leaves in your hands? Wow, I think I need five minutes rest after that busy week! 

Week Beginning 10th May 2021 - Planting and Growing

What a fascinating week! After last week's woodland adventure we decided to bring the excitement of the park into our classroom. We carefully followed instructions to plant seeds, growing our very own grass hair. It might take a little while for our locks to start sprouting but we are keeping a careful eye on them, thinking about the sunlight and water they might need to survive. In the meantime we have been getting a real measure of our growing maths knowledge, learning about and embedding words for distance and length. We went on an adventure to find places near and far as well as measuring the long and short vines that sprouted from out magic bean pot. We even found out that our feet are growing nearly as fast as our brains!

Week Beginning 3rd May 2021 - Woodland Adventure

We had a lovely time at Gladstone park on Thursday we went on a scavenger hunt to see what interesting things we could find in the wooded area. We made nature bracelets, danced around the maypole and had great fun playing parachute games. We have many budding architects here at Mora, our fairy houses were pretty spectacular. I’m sure the fairies will be super happy with their new homes.