O’Keeffe Class Learning Story

Free-flow in Reception.

Free-flow in Reception.

We have been learning about taking care of our world. Umkhulsum is reading a book about keeping the beach clean and why it is important to recycle. Housna is drawing a picture of herself. She has found her mini-mi to help her remember what she looks like. The children...

Diwali

Diwali

We have been celebrating the Hindu Festival of Light - Diwali. We have learnt about the festival, created Rangoli art, and listened to traditional Indian music. Yesterday we made candle-holders from clay, and today we added candles and lit them.

Recent learning in Poppy Class.

Recent learning in Poppy Class.

We have been talking about what we look like, describing what makes us the same but also different. We then made our self-portraits. Fatima practises her sight words. We have been exploring where we live - our homes, our streets, our city and our planet. We made art...

Numbers within 5

Numbers within 5

This week we have been exploring numbers within 5. We have been learning to line up whatever we are counting, to use one to one correspondence, and to know when to stop. We have also explored how to make five, using smaller numbers. Safia practices writing numbers...

This week Daisy Class were pirates.

This week Daisy Class were pirates.

We have been exploring pirates in our Home Corner, dressing up with eye-patches, pirate hats and finding treasure. We have used this to explore maths, going out into the garden to bury treasure in the mud kitchen, thinking about capacity, shape and measure. We have...

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

We were lucky with the weather today, as this afternoon it was beautiful sunshine for our Eid family picnic. It was wonderful to see families sharing food and enjoying each other's company in our school grounds. We are very lucky to have such fantastic outdoor areas...

We have cocoons in Poppy Class.

Our caterpillars have finished eating all their food and have now spun their cocoons. We put them in our butterfly net and we are now waiting patiently. We have been researching caterpillars and finding out all about them this week, we went out into the garden to see...

Caterpillars have arrived in Poppy Class.

This week tiny caterpillars arrived in Poppy Class. We had to be very careful when holding their pot, we used two hands and we were very gentle. At the moment they are very busy eating the food at the bottom of their pot. They are growing very quickly and we can't...

The Hungry Caterpillar

The Hungry Caterpillar

We've been learning the story of the Hungry Caterpillar. This week we decided to go for a mini-beast hunt, thinking about where insects live, what they eat, and what they look like. We also drew pictures of butterflies and labelled our work. Next time we will look at...

We went pond dipping.

We went pond dipping.

Recently, the children have enjoyed finding worms for the chickens. So this week we decided to look for mini-beasts in the pond. First, we watched a short video about pond dipping, and learnt how to make a figure-eight motion with the net to better help us find...

Making smoothies in Poppy Class

On Friday, Poppy Class decided to make some smoothies. Earlier in the week we had written a smoothie recipe as a class so we knew what to do. First we washed our hands, then we carefully chopped up the fruit, next we put the fruit in the blender, after that we added...

Poppy Class meet the chickens

Poppy Class meet the chickens

This week Poppy class went out to meet the chickens in the garden. First we had a discussion about what we know about the chickens. We said things like "they have feathers", "they can flap but they can't fly", "people can eat the eggs if there is no chick inside",...

Daisy Class become nature explorers

We were visited by the RSPB and learnt all about autumn and the changes of the season. We were challenged to become explorers and to find as much of Nature's treasure as we could. So we went outside into the forest area, and looked for fallen leaves, bark, and looked...