Welcome to Comets!
World Book Day 2018
Well done Comets for coming to school, dressed up as book characters! You all looked fabulous in your costumes! Can you guess which characters we are dressed up as?
Year 2, class Mercury, joined us today to read with us. Each reception child partnered up with a year 2 child and they read to us. Year 2 looked after us and helped us with our reading.
Reading on World Book Day!
In Comets, we spent the whole day reading. We even had a try at writing our own stories and making story books. Take a look at all of us taking part in lots of different reading activities! We love to read in Comets!
Reading Visitors in Comets!
What a lovely surprise! Mrs Pearson from Year 2 and Mrs Khan came to visit us. They read us a lovely story and we enjoyed listening to the different stories.
In preparation for tomorrow, World Book Day, lots of reading activities have been set up, ready for the children to come in to.
Every week, Mrs Phipps comes in to deliver her outstanding Music lessons with Comets! This week we explored different musical instruments and the sounds that they make.
Oh no! the bad-tempered ladybird lost its spots! In comets, we had to put the spots on the ladybird. We used the doubling method to add the spots on to the ladybird. We have now learnt, in order to double, there must be the same amount of spots on both sides of the ladybird. When we double, we add the two same numbers together.
WE have been very creative in Comets. We have been painting lots of different ladybird. We used other colours instead of the classic red and black colours! Take a look at our funky and imaginative ladybirds!
The Bad-Tempered Ladybird
Our story focus for this term is the story, The Bad-Tempered Ladybird. We will be reading the story, re-telling the story using the talk for writing maps, writing bout the story and innovating the story. Our continuous provision will be set up with activities linking to the story. We have posted a link, so you can listen to the story with your children.
Enjoying The Snow
It snowed today! We enjoyed the snow by going out in the playground. We played in the snow and made lots of snow balls. We do hope that it snows again!
Chinese New Year
Year of the dog!
Today is Chinese New Year! We hAve been learning about why Chinese New Year is celebrated and the story behind the festival. We then looked at some of the food eaten by Chinese people and the way they dress. We dressed up in traditional Chinese clothes, made Chinese lanterns, painTed dragons and wrote messages using the Chinese alphabet and numbers.
The Winter Olympics
Today, the winter Olympics ceremony was being held in South Korea. However, we were able to watch the live ceremony in our classroom. We saw many different countries taking part in the winter Olympic games. When we saw Great Britain, we cheered for our country. We looked for the countries on the globe and then looked for our houses on Google maps. Good luck to Great Britain for the games, we hope you win lots of medals for us!
Today, in Comets, we transformed our classroom! We moved all the tables around and put paper on the floor, under the tables, on the wardrobes and everywhere we could find. We spent the whole day writing tricky words, high frequency words, phase 2 and 3 sounds and some quality sentences. We even wrote out numbers, trying hard with our number recognition and formation. Take a look at all the fun and learning taking place in our classroom!
Superstars of the week
Well done to Gulli, Hasnat, Sara and Izaan for achieving a Gold and Values certificate. Well done, we are so proud of you! Our value for this term is courage!
Owl Babies story maps
Our story maps ready for Literacy lesson! Have a try at retelling the story through the pictures!
WE have been busy learning all about the properties and names of 3D Shapes. We talked about how many edges, vertices and faces the 3D Shapes have. Please take a look at the video posted below, talking about the properties of 3D Shapes. Can you find any objects at home that are 3D Shapes? A child from comets has brought in a 3D shape from home! Can you name the 3D shape?
During the next three weeks, our book focus will be Owl Babies. Keep visiting our website for all the activities that we will be doing, all linking to the story. We will be reading the story and talking about what we like and dislike. We will go through the story map and innovate the story. Can you help your children by talking about the story and writing some super sentences. Remember to sound out the words, use your capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. In our Maths lessons, we will be revisiting one more and introducing the children to one less and 3D shapes. Please take a look at the animated version of the story, link posted underneath!
In our final week of learning the story, Peace at Last, we have been reinforcing our topic through writing about the story. Take a look at all of our sentence writing. We try to remember to use our capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We have to sound out the words before we write, which helps us with our writing.
Take a look at one of our lesson with John, the PE teacher! We have been learning to travel and land in different ways. WE love to use the apparatus.
Thank you to all the parents that attended our Math workshop. The children enjoyed doing all the different activities with their parents. Well done to everyone who worked very hard. We were all busy mathematicians!
Super Stars Of The Week
A huge congratulations to Yousuf for being awarded a Gold certificate and to Ghulam for a values certificate for this week. Well done!
Peace at Last
We have enjoyed reading the story, Peace at Last in our Literacy lessons. We read the story and then talked about what we liked and disliked about the story. Then we went through the story maps, thinking of our own actions as we read along to the story. Next week, we shall be innovating the story maps by changing the settings and making our own version of the story. Can you say the words and join in with the actions with your children at home?
Comets had lots of fun playing lots of Christmas games and singing along to the lovely Christmas songs. We then sat at the tables with our friends and had lots of party food. Thank you to the parents that attended our party and joined in with the fun.
We came to school, wearing our Christmas jumpers! We donated money to charity and celebrated Christmas together with our friends and teachers at school.
A Mystery in Comets?
There have been many strange things happening in Comets class. First we had a letter from Father Claus and then Father Christmas left Comets with the Elfs washing line. Finally, we had a special delivery. It was Elf! We all had turns to look after the Elf.
Comets Outdoor classroom
Take a look at all the learning that happens in our outdoor classroom. Learning on a larger scale!
A visit from our local PC and PCSO!
We had a visit from PC Luke Cooper and PCSO James Jerome! They came in to have a chat with us and talk about their jobs.
Parents in to read!
A huge thank you to all the parents that come in to read with their children every Friday morning, from 8.45 am. It has made a difference to the children's reading!
Children in Need
Thank you to all the children who came dressed in their pyjamas to school. You all looked fabulous! We looked at why we have a Children in Need day and we painted lots of pictures of Pudsey, the bear. We raised lots of money!
Today we had one minute silence in the hall to remember all the soldiers from the War. We all had our poppies on and painted lots of pictures of the different types of poppies. We then had our tasty Remembrance Day lunch.
Fine motor workshop
Thank you to all the parents that attended our fine motor workshop. You can find the PowerPoint on the school website.
Roald Dahl Day
Thank you to all the children that came to school dressed up in their Roald Dahl costumes!
Welcome to a brand new year!
Well done Comets! You have settled in well and have been busy learning all the rules and routines.