Tasty Tesco Trip!

After a long walk in the cold wind and sunshine, Green class arrived at Tesco, Aston. We were met by the Community Champion Mark who showed us upstairs into the training room to begin our Farm to Fork trail.  Our morning started with a  health and safety talk and then we split into two groups to explore the store. One group headed off to the bakery and the other to the fish and cheese counters.

We learnt lots of interesting information about the food in each department and also we got to sample lots of cheeses, fruits and tiger bread. Green class found out that our fruit and vegetables comes in a rainbow of colours and  from a wide range of countries around the world, even as far away as Guatemala!

Have a look at some of the many pictures from our day. Do you think we had fun?

Mark testing our health and safety knowledge before letting us go onto the shop floor.
Excited trainees beginning their Farm to Fork trail.
Trainees having fishy fun.
Bakery trainees full of Tiger bread.
Some of us liked the smell of the fresh yeast, however most of us thought it smelt like smelly socks.
Fruit and vegetable trainees looking for the colours of the rainbow amongst the fresh produce.
Trainees checking where our food comes from. Do you know where your food comes from?
How many bakery trainees can you fit in the bread proofer?
Feeling hot, hot, hot bread.
Sampling fresh fruit. Which is your favourite fruit?
Mark sharing out the fresh fruit.
Finding out that nectarines were not as sweet as they looked.
Wow! Look at the size of these carrots. Big enough to feed even the hungriest of trainees.

 

Teddy Bear’s Tea Party

Our topic this term is Memory Box

We have been looking at photos of ourselves from when we were really little and all the children have been really enjoying it.

We organised a Teddy Bear’s Tea Party and the children had a great time.  We made our  own sandwiches and cupcakes for the picnic. we then joined nursery in the playground for games and then had our super picnic!

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Look at our fantastic reading in year 2!

Wow! Look at reading club working really hard to improve their comprehension skills! Every morning, they come to school at 8.30am to practise their reading with Mrs Akhtar.

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Year 2 have a new book corner. We love selecting new books to read and recommend to our friends. Sometimes we go into the book corner to practise our storytelling. We use use the puppets and props to help us.

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In class we have been reading The Story of Pirate Tom. We have been retelling the story using actions. We have been creating our own story maps to help us to remember the sequence of the story. If you come up to one of us we will tell you the story.

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Well done Zariah.

 

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Darin is using the story map to help him retell the story.

 

 

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Well done Ramesah

 

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Retelling the story using actions.

 

Over the spring term, the school council have been looking at safety within the community. This lead to many discussions surrounding road safety and it was agreed that the children would apply for speed bumps along Butlin Street. After working with Trevor Billingham and contacting the local council the children have been left with no choice, but to petition for the speed bumps. Please support the school council by signing the petition, which can be found in the school office. By supporting the children on this venture you will be helping to keep the Nechells and St Clement’s community safe.

 

The school council have also been busy tasting the new school lunch menus. The council worked with Aspens, who provide our school meals, on deciding the dishes that would be served through out the summer term.

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Number Bonds Fun!

This week in maths, we have been learning to find different ways of making 10. We explored making 10 by using pegs, numicon, paper chains and the Queen’s gems. We have had so much fun!

In order to help us remember our number bonds to 10, we have learnt a song. Here are the words, if you want to learn it with us:

0 and 10, 0 and 10, 10 and 0, 10 and 0. Put them altogether, put them altogether. It makes 10, it makes 10.

1 and 9, 1 and 9, 9 and 1, 9 and 1. Put them altogether, put them altogether. It makes 10, it makes 10.

2 and 8, 2 and 8, 8 and 2, 8 and 2. Put them altogether, put them altogether. It makes 10, it makes 10.

3 and 7, 3 and 7, 7 and 3, 7 and 3. Put them altogether, put them altogether. It makes 10, it makes 10.

4 and 6, 4 and 6, 6 and 4, 6 and 4. Put them altogether, put them altogether. It makes 10, it makes 10.

5 and 5, 5 and 5, 5 and 5, 5 and 5. Put them altogether, put them altogether. It makes 10, it makes 10.

Take a look at us singing the song below!

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We can make 10 using the numicon!
We can make 10 using the numicon!
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Making our number bond chains! “2 add 8 makes 10”
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“I’m making 1 and 9”
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We are hard at work making our number bonds chains!

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Year 6 – World War Two themed trip to Coventry Museum

On Tuesday, Year 6 went on a trip to the Coventry Museum. When we arrived at our location, we entered the museum which was filled with amazing facts about World War Two. We saw actual artefacts which were used during Word War Two and luckily a selection of our class members were given the opportunity to try some of the uniforms on and use some of the equipments. We were also fortunate enough to visit a air raid shelter which was located in the museum, which was used during the Blitz in World War Two. The children found this experience especially exciting as it helped them to understand what some of the children during WWII went through.

In addition to this, Year 6 were given the opportunity to explore transport which was used during WWII and recieved a talk by one of the museum staff on the evacuee experience of children during World War Two. Some children were given the opportunity to dress up in actual World War Two clothes and wore additional accessories which an evacuee would have used during this period (for example gas masks, name tags, etc).

Overall the children thoroughly enjoyed their visit and here are some pictures that captured their experience.

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We’re preparing to go on a Bear Hunt!

This week we have completed our Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration display. We have been outside flying the kites we made last week . Everyone has been working hard to put the finishing touches to our role play cave and have fallen in love with the story We’re Going on a Bear Hunt By Michael Rosen. We have started our activities that support the story. We have  discussed  and drawn pictures of our favourite part of the story . We are also making bear masks from paper plates. The grass seeds that we sowed on 15th April are becoming the talk of the school, We almost have the long wavy grass mentioned in the story. We have done lots of counting and shape spotting around school. Another busy week in Nursery!SDC15908

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Year One Celebration of the Queen’s birthday

On Thursday 21st April the whole school celebrated the Queen’s 90th Birthday. We all wore red, white and blue. We carefully made kites and enjoyed colouring in flags and bunting. We looked at the Queens reign in 1980’s, we loved looking at and described toys from that decade.

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We drew pictures of the Queen from 1980’s and drew pictures of Princess Diana at her wedding in 1981.

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We enjoyed making cheese and jam sandwiches with Mrs Ali.

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We had lots of fun eating our food outside for the street party.

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We even had time to do circus skills with Stu.

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Year 5 celebrate the Queen’s Birthday

On Thursday, the whole school celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday. In the morning, Year 5 undertook a number of activities relating to Great Britain and celebration.

We started the day looking at British Values and focused on democracy. The class were split into five groups and they had to imagine they were stranded on a desert island.  Each group had to elect a leader before and create a manifesto. The groups then presented their manifesto before the class had an election and voted for the party they wanted to lead the desert island.

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We then spent the rest of the morning practising our circus skills, designing a stamp to commemorate the Queen’s birthday and making sandwiches for the afternoon street party. All the children were brilliant at the circus skills and I’m sure we might see a few of them on Britain’s Got Talent in the future.

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In the afternoon we moved outside for the street party to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. The children each had a plate of food, including the sandwiches they made, and then had a chance to wave their Great British flags and dance to some music from the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

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All in all it was great day enjoyed by all.