Here’s one of Sunshine Class out on a long walk at the weekend. He took his cowboy hat and made sure to check his horse was ok. Can you work out who it is?
Mrs Priestley has shown us how to safely use tools and, in this week’s session, we created some decorations using natural materials. We will be taking them home to help us decorate our houses ready for a visit from “you know who” on Christmas Eve.
Advent! This week we started opening the doors on our Sunshine Class Advent calendar. There’s a chocolate treat hiding behind each one. The numbers are all mixed up so it’s a great learning opportunity as we try to work out where each number is.
All the angels in Sunshine Class would like to wish you a “Merry Christmas” xxx.
It’s our first PE session with Vinny today. He teaches us the “Bean Game” as part of our warm up. When he says “beans on toast” we have to lie flat on the floor. It’s a great test of our listening and memory skills! We are going to be practising our throwing and catching skills in today’s PE lesson and we watch and listen carefully whilst Vinny explains what we have to do when throwing the beanbag. Then we get busy practising and we end our session with a game where each team tries to throw 3 bean bags into a bucket and a hoop – it was lots of fun!
This week Sunshine boys and girls got busy planting a variety of daffodil bulbs ready for next spring. We worked in groups to fill our pot with compost and once the bulbs were hidden we topped the pots with pansies for some winter colour.
We have been outdoors this week having lots of fun playing number skittles. A tennis ball was used to try to knock the numbered skittles over. For each one we knocked over we collected the matching Numicon piece on our scoreboards. After we each had 2 turns we added our pieces to find our total.
In our class number time we have been finding out about estimating. We now know this means having a “sensible guess” of the number of objects we have or can see. We used conkers and a scoop and recorded our estimate. Then we used careful counting to find out what the real total was. The children spotted that the bigger the scoop used the bigger the number of conkers we had
This week we have really enjoyed finding out how to control the hose to fill the buckets and loved having a dig in the mud. At the end of our session we enjoyed a hot chocolate with our friends – delicious!
Our playing and learning has been based around the theme of “Marvellous Me”. We have been finding out all the wonderful skills that we have and we’ve also been busy learning new ones too. Lots of us LOVE getting busy at “The Office” where we enjoying wring and drawing. Mrs Fathers displays our independent writing on the special writing board.
This week Sunshine boys and girls have been having great fun working together to explore one of our new play areas. We have been busy finding with the cars and vehicles to explore different ways to connect the black guttering and the “tunnel” (a huge cardboard tube) to make the cars and trucks roll down really fast. Although we all wanted a go at exactly the same time we found out that if we waited for our turn patiently everyone was happy!
We have had loads of fun dancing to some new songs this week – The Skeleton Dance and the Pinocchio Song. We tried to copy and remember all the actions!
It has been SO lovely to meet our new friends in Sunshine Class. We were very busy making self-portraits using chalks and then we created a crown using “treasure” that we found in our Forest School area.
This week Sunshine boys and girls have enjoyed the opportunity to work together with some new friends. We used straws and connectors to build and create different structures and items. When it was tidy up time we worked very quickly to help everyone put away.
This week was our first time that we have had lunch at school. We all had a try at some new and some familiar tastes and really enjoyed the chance to eat in the school canteen with our new friends. Then we spent time playing in our outdoor area before it was time to see our parents and tell them what we had been busy doing.
We are ready and waiting to meet all the brand new boys and girls! We can’t wait to meet you and enjoy playing and learning in Sunshine Class at Stroud Valley Primary School.
Good Morning from one of our friends
Good morning on a lovely frosty day!
22 January 2021
E has been busy practising his writing by getting busy with some dot to dot sheets and some colouring too. Great job :)
Good Morning Everyone!
16 January 2021
E has been busy with his big brother making these beautiful stained glass pictures using sweetie wrappers - don’t they look great!
Good Morning Everyone!
15 January 2021
L has been busy designing, creating and eating some gingerbread people as well as making some super shape pictures and enjoying lots of fresh air with her brother. Great pictures !
"Sisters are doing it for themselves . . ."
13 January 2021
M and her sister A have been super busy at home making a home-made lava lamp, making some ice cubes in with toys inside and some yummy chocolate Easter nests. Well done girls - that looks like great teamwork!
Enjoying our new topic . . .
12 January 2021
CN has been busy making finger puppets and then retelling the story with his big sister. He has also used the air drying clay to make items found in the story - great work!
Look who's getting creative!
12 January 2021
E has been busy with his big brother creating a “dot picture” - well done :)
Sunshine Class Induction Programme
06 September 2020
w/c 7th September 9.30-12.00noon Children come to school in groups for an introductory session in our outdoor area with their class teacher and teaching assistant. Children to come to school dressed in home clothes with wellies and a waterproof coat, please. w/c 14th September 9.30-12.00noon Children come to school in groups for sessions in our outdoor area with their class teacher and teaching assistant. Children to come to school dressed in home clothes with wellies and a waterproof coat, please. w/c 21st September 9.15-12.15pm Children come to school in school uniform in groups to have morning sessions in their classroom. Please see attached information for your child’s allocated sessions. w/c 28th September 9.15-1.00pm All Reception children come to school in school uniform to attend Monday-Friday with school lunch provided. w/c 5th October 9.05-1.00pm All children come to school in school uniform to attend Monday-Friday with school lunch provided. w/c 12th October 9.05-2.45pm All children come to school in school uniform to attend fulltime Monday-Friday. w/c 19th October 9.05-2.45pm All children come to school in school uniform to attend fulltime Monday-Thursday (school is closed for children for INSET day on Friday 23rd) w/c 26th October HALF TERM
from w/c 21st September Sunshine class will have Forest School on a Tuesday with our Forest School leader Mrs Priestley