Welcome to Lime Tree Class!
Our new reception children have made a brilliant start. They are exploring what it means to be in Reception: they are learning how to settle on the carpet, how to make friends, play nicely, how to write their names and be more independent, especially when changing for our PE lessons. We have had already so many learning opportunities; we had visitors coming to teach us signing in Makaton, the Metabugs company came to show so many different insects, Spud and Yam with their fantastic singing and many more to come...
Thank you to all the people who donated the food to share with those less fortunate than us.
We started our topic reading the book 'Elmer' by David McKee. We talked about how different and unique we all are.
Inspired by the book, in Maths we looked at repeating patterns.
We drew repeating patterns on fish shaped paper and then added to our Maths display.
In Religious Education we talked about what makes us special and we learnt that we are God's special children. In Lime Tree class we are using Makaton to sing and sign the song "If I were a butterfly" to thank God for 'making me...me!'
In Art, we used our observation skills for our self portraits. We used mirrors to look at our features and we painted our faces.
Look at our work!
We are so lucky to have a beautiful garden! We went outside for an Autumn walk. We looked at the beautiful colours Autumn brings and we collected leaves and conkers to use in our learning.
We have had a very busy and exciting start to the Summer Term.
Thank you to all the Daddies who came to our Father's Day Act of Worship. We loved having you in our class, and it was so nice being able to show you our school and have fun playing with you!
We hope you liked your cards and that you had a very special Father's Day!
Wow! Another half term finished already. Lime Tree Class have had a great half term full of lots of fun learning experiences.
We have watched our Caterpillars turn into Chrysalises, and then we got to see them emerge from their chrysalises having turned into beautiful butterflies! We then got to go to our garden to let our beautiful butterflies go, we loved being able to see them fly away. This was such a nice surprise for us on the last day before the half term holidays. Bye-Bye Butterflies!
We also loved being able to come to school in clothes from our national country for One World Week. It was lovely to be able to celebrate the different cultures and nationalities, and the foods brought to our school by the PTA, it was a tasty treat! Thank you to all the parents and friends for your hard work!
To all the children, parents and families, have a wonderful and relaxing half term!
We had an amazing school trip to Odd's Farm!
We had a great school Trip to Odd's Farm. The children got to see so many different farm animals. We saw some baby goats, and as an extra treat we even got to bottle feed them which we loved! We then went and met a lovely big Jersey cow, we got to see her being milked and learned a lot about how to care for a cow that is being milked. We know that they need lots of food and lots of water. Did you know, a cow can drink up to a full bath tub of water a day?
Thank you Odd's Farm for a really great day out!
Life Cycle of a Chick
We have been learning about the life cycle of a chick. We received some chick eggs. Over the last week we watch the chick eggs very carefully to see when they would hatch. The baby Chicks started to hatch and we all were very excited!! We loved going to see them and listening to their adorable cheeping.
Life Bus: All About Us!
We had a visit from a very special vehicle that drove to our school. We had some super guests on the LifeBus who spoke to us all about our bodies and how they work! We had so much fun putting the organs on the human model! We learnt a lot about how our bodies work. Thank you LifeBus for coming to visit!
Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Lime Tree Class have been so excited this term! We have been given our very own class caterpillars to watch them grow and carry out their life cycle. They have grown so much already! Now we are just waiting for the Caterpillars to create their Chrysalis's!
Wow! What an exciting Spring Term we have had in Lime Tree Class! Full of story writing, bird watch week, snow days, math's investigations, creative challenges, dinosaurs and lot, lots more!
Lime Tree Class Science Week: All about Dinosaurs!
We have had a very busy and exciting week in Lime Tree Class learning all about Dinosaurs!
The children were very busy at home working on their dinosaur projects.
The children used non-fiction books and the internet to research all about Dinosaurs. We had a great visit from the Science Dome. The children pretended they were Palaeontologist for the day!
Frozen Dinosaur Egg Experiment
How will we set the Dinosaurs Free?
We used salt, sand and sugar to see which one would be the quickest to melt the ice.
The children also used clay to create their own dinosaur fossil. They then shared them with their friends to guess which dinosaur the fossil belonged too!
Bird Watch Week: Lime Tree Class
Lime Tree Class went out into the garden in search of birds. When the children met Mrs Kerner in the garden, she had an exciting activity for the children to do. The children had to find lots of sticks and use them to create a bird.
We had a great visit from Falconry UK. The children were all very excited to meet the different birds and even got to hold some.
The children were very busy at home too making different birds! We used clay to make our own birds in class too!
The children had a lot of fun playing in the snow. They built a snowman together and was feeling the snow.
The children have been busy writing sentences using three special ingredients:
They have been using their phonic knowledge to sound out unknown words and also spelling the high frequency words correctly.
We have been very busy the last few weeks in Lime Tree Class.
Our Christmas Play
The children were outstanding in their Christmas play ‘Christmas Counts.’ They all sang so beautifully and behaved so well.
Well Done Lime Tree Class!
We have been thinking about what Advent means for us and how we prepare for Christmas. The children have been really excited to open each new window on our class advent calendar.
We have been learning all about the first Christmas, ‘The Nativity Story’. The children have been able to re-tell the story in their own words.
We have been reading the story........
‘The Polar Express’ By Chris Van Allsburg.
The children have been so excited and engage with this story. Each day we have been looking at a different part of the story. The children have been thinking about their own train journeys, how the little boy feels in the story and what they might find on the train.
On Monday 17th December all the children came to school in their pyjamas... oh and the adults tooJ! We created a train in our classroom and the children pretended they were going on a journey to the North Pole. We had hot chocolate, marshmallows and biscuits; just like in the story!