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  • Red Nose Day 2019 03blog15.03.19

    Our clothes colour was RED today and we brought in some silver coins to donate to Comic Relief. We all enjoyed taking part in and watching the whole school Talent Show.

  • Wheat Planting 01springblog08.03.19

    This week is World Book Day and our story is “The Tiny Seed” so we were delighted when Tamsin from Stroud Valleys Project visited school to help us plant wheat seeds. Mr Ward, the school caretaker, kindly created a raised bed in our outdoor area and we all took turns to loosen the soil and then spread the wheat seed and cover it with soil. Tamsin was very impressed that we knew the seeds would need sun, water and, in the words of one wise 5 year old “lots of patience”!

  • A little something to help the birds . . . 01springblog01.03.19

    This week we got busy making bird feeders in our Forest School session. We worked together as a team to mix all the ingredients and we coated our sticks with lard and seeds and nuts. We will take them home and watch to see which birds come for a nibble.

  • The 3 Little Pigs 05blog15.02.19

    This week we have enjoyed acting out and retelling the story of “The 3 Little Pigs”. We have had lots of great plans to build houses with different construction materials outside during our play sessions on The Green and we also tried to make sentences using story cards. We have got really good at remembering that a sentence will need a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end. The helped us sort the cards into sentences that made sense!

  • Sunshine Class find out about Chinese New Year 05blog08.02.19

    This week we have been finding out about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated. We used black paint to write our initials in Chinese characters and enjoyed hearing the story of how each year is allocated to a different animal. Our role play area has been set up as a Chinese restaurant and we have been busy writing down customer orders and practising our chopsticks skills. On Thursday we got busy cooking and eating a delicious stir fry. Some of us were a bit unsure about tasting it but once we did we all agreed it was delicious!

  • Chinese New Year 05blog08.02.19
  • Hunting for treasure . . . 04blog01.02.19

    Mrs Priestley has joined us as our new Forest School leader and this week we got busy collecting all sorts of natural treasures in our Forest School area and put them in our pots. Then we played a game where the adult hid 1 item and we had to spot which one was missing. A drink of yummy hot chocolate ended our fun session.

  • making porridge for Goldilocks 03blog25.01.19

    This week we had a go at making porridge. We carefully read the instructions, collected the ingredients and then we got busy. Some of us tried it with mashed banana, some of us with raisins and some of us with honey. We thought it tasted really yummy and we can understand why Goldilocks might want to eat the whole bowl!

  • a trip to the library . . . 02blog18.01.19

    On Friday we visited Stroud Library. Fiona, the librarian, explained how the books are arranged and showed us where to find the fiction and non fiction books. Then she read us some new stories before we had a chance to choose a book to borrow and take home. Some of us already had our own library card and some of us filled in a form to get one so now everyone can choose lots of lovely books. When we got back to school we took the books to our Year 6 Book Buddy and they helped us read them.

  • Gymnastics 02blog17.01.19

    This term we will be focusing on gymnastics in our PE lessons with Vinny. We have been learning some new words to describe different shapes:- pike, tuck, star and pencil and on Wednesday we practised “soft Knees” as we landed after jumping off the apparatus.

  • our new postbox . . . 01springblog11.01.19

    Happy New Year!We were so happy when Miss Taylor donated a cardboard box to our class – we all had lots of fun painting it bright colours so that it looked bright and cheery.

  • A surprise delivery to Sunshine Class . . . blog21.12.18

    On the last day of the autumn term we came to school in our Christmas jumpers. We were just finishing calling the register when we heard the sound of bells outside on the deck area – Mrs Fathers went to have a look and found a lovely sack of presents labelled with our names. As we were just about to visit our Year 6 Book Buddies we decided to take the unopened gifts to show our Year 6 friends. Inside each parcel we found a lovely Christmas book from Santa and we then enjoyed reading them with our Book Buddy. Thank you very much Santa – what a lovely way to end our busy term!

  • Christmas Maths blog19.12.18

    Every day we use our lunch choices to help us with our understanding of maths. There are 4 options each day :- “red”, “blue”, “green” or “purple” so we count the number of children who have chosen each colour and find the matching numicon pieces and recently we have been recording the matching numeral for each amount. Today is Christmas Lunch and we found that the “red” choice (turkey) was the most popular.

  • Getting ready for SVS Carol Service blognativitydec2018

    We had fun this week trying on our star and angel costumes for the whole school Carol Service at St Laurence Church. We think our costumes will make our singing extra sparkly!

  • Christmas Party Day blogpartydaydec2018

    What an amazingly busy festive day we have enjoyed today! We started by arriving at school in our party clothes. Then we popped to The Elliot to do some secret shopping for our families before enjoying some Christmas dancing and singing too. A visit to Santa got the afternoon off to a good start and then we sat down with all our friends in Rainbow Class to enjoy some yummy party food!

  • Seasons Greetings blog15.12.18

    This year’s design is a snowman made with a print of our hand and some fingerprints too. Once the white paint dried we added eyes, mouth along with a carrot nose, a scarf and a jaunty hat!

  • Making tree decorations with our families blog14.12.18

    We had a lovely time today making a Christmas tree decoration using a variety of different paper stuck on to an outline. Cutting round some of the templates was quite tricky but our adults helped us. Finally we finished it off with a piece of sparkly ribbon ready to hang on our tree.

  • A Visit to Stroud Christmas Tree Festival blog07.12.18

    A trip to see Stroud Christmas Tree Festival at St Laurence Church kept us busy this morning. Vicar Kate spoke to us about the Christmas story and some of us were chosen to be the different characters. Next we sang “Away in a Manger” and “Little Donkey”. Kate got a child from each class to press the buttons to turn on all the tree lights – what a fab sight! Finally we had a chance to tour round to see all the different trees and we managed to spot Sunshine class’s sparkly decorations hanging on Stroud Valley Primary School’s tree.

  • Getting creative for Christmas blog30.11.18

    This year our class have been chosen to decorate the Stroud Valley Christmas tree as part of the Stroud Tree Festival. We have been busy decorating pine cones collected from the school grounds with paint and glitter. Next we wrapped some bright wool round them and added some beads for baubles. We think they will look great once they are all hung up :)

  • Remembrance Day 2018 blog12.11.18
  • 2018 Children in Need blog16.11.18

    Today we are busy raising money for Children in Need. We came to school in spotty clothes and put silver coins around an outline of Pudsey and later on we will be seeing how many hops we can do in 1 minute – we’ve been practising all week so we hope we can raise lots of money.

  • Bonfire Night blog09.11.18

    This week we have been experimenting with different painting techniques to create these firework paintings to celebrate Bonfire Night – they are on display outside Sunshine classroom. Please come and have a look!

  • Making and Tasting Pumpkin Soup blog02.11.18

    We enjoyed reading the story of “Pumpkin Soup” by Helen Cooper this week so we decided to have a go at making some ourselves. We carefully peeled and chopped the potato, onion and carrot along with the pumpkin. After gently simmering it we blended it and then had a taste. For some of us this was a new experience and we were very brave – MOST of us thought it tasted yummy!

  • Number Shapes blog26.10.18

    Using furry, sparkly and stripey pipe cleaners we’ve been exploring the different number shapes we can make. We have also enjoyed playing a game where the virtual dice was rolled and we had to work with a partner to correctly count the dots on 1 or 2 dice and record the total on our whiteboards. Finally, we had a go at recording our number shapes on a small white board.

  • Let's Harvest! blog19.10.18

    We’ve had a busy week leading up to the half term holiday. The whole class worked together to create our very own hedgehog with a pumpkin and sticks. We also created our very own harvest crowns with Mrs Beaudro at Forest School and wore them at the whole school Harvest Festival at St Laurence Church in Stroud. Some of us were a little nervous to sing our “Seeds of Friendship” song but once we saw our families’ smiling faces we really enjoyed performing. We tried to sit very quiet;y whilst the other classes performed their parts and then we joined in with the whole school song “Let’s Harvest!”. Many thanks to all families for the food donations which are being given to Stroud Food Bank.

  • Autumn Bulb Planting . . . blog12.10.18

    This week we have been busy outdoors enjoying the autumn sunshine. We’ve planted up some pots with compost, bulbs and pansies and we will be keeping a close eye on them to see what changes as we move into winter and then spring. A little robin joined us as we got busy and watched us to see what we were up to!

  • Friday afternoon building blog05.10.18

    Every Friday afternoon we have a whole class activity after our “Super Stars” assembly. This Friday we got out the big box of wooden bricks to see what we could build. Some of us worked with a friend and some of chose to work independently. We were very proud of what we created . . .

  • Forest School Fun blog28.09.18

    Every Thursday we put on waterproof trousers and our wellies and jackets and go to our lovely Forest School area and have loads of fun! Last week it was very wet but this week we enjoyed some beautiful autumn sunshine.

  • Book Buddies blog21.09.18

    This week we met our Year 6 Book Buddy. We will meet every week to share books and stories and maybe even have an extra play outside too!

  • A Special Visitor blog07.09.18

    We welcomed Charles Tongue from Stroud Bookshop who came to meet our new Reception boys and girls last week. He came to present us each with a £10 book token so we could each choose some new stories to enjoy at home. The book token gift was funded by a kind donation from a local Stroud resident who wants to support our love of books and learning. We chatted to Charles and told him all about the many different kinds of books we love. As you can see, we are delighted with our tokens and plan to come shopping very soon!

  • Class Blog:

    • World Book Day

      Sunshine class had a great time dressing up as their favourite book character today!

    • Numicon Number Crowns

      This week we have been finding out about “teen” numbers and we made our own teen number crown with numicon shapes in the correct order 1-20.


      Every day we use our lunch choices to help us with our understanding of maths. There are 4 options each day :- “red”, “blue”, “green” or “purple” so we count the number of children who have chosen each colour and find the matching numicon pieces and recently we have been recording the matching numeral for each amount. Today is Christmas Lunch and we found that the “red” choice (turkey) was the most popular.

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