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Welcome to Sparrow Class

Meet the team

Class teacher - Mrs Palmer

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Smith, Mrs Dickinson, Mrs Grigorescu and Mrs Farrer

PPA Cover - Mrs Lander (HLTA)

Music - Mrs Taylor

World Book Day

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Happy Chinese New Year from Sparrow Class!

Happy Chinese New Year from Sparrow Class! 1

Happy Christmas from Sparrow Class!

Happy Christmas from Sparrow Class! 1
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Welcome to our Sparrow Class page. Please take a look at our learning. If you have any questions please speak to a member of the team.
Please take the time to look at the phase 1 phonics document attached. This will give you some ideas about how we are supporting your child with their listening skills at the start of their time in Reception.

Please see below our Phonics and spelling presentation to help you support your child with phonics in our EYFS.

Please see the presentation below for our 'How to help you child in the EYFS' at Teversham. If you have any questions please feel free to speak to any member of the team.

Remember to look at our Starz page to see updates and links to songs and learning we have been using in class.

We have learnt a class Grace to say before lunch and an end of the day prayer.

Easter Encounter Day 2019 was a day where we learnt about why Christians celebrate Easter. We painted Easter eggs, made story boards and made Easter chicks. We found out about how Easter eggs represent the tomb Jesus was buried in. We enjoyed our day.

Sparrow Class Wedding 2019. In our EYFS we have learnt about how Christians celebrate weddings through holding our own class wedding.

Our Class Goldilocks story.

Science week 2019...During the past 2 weeks we have been learning about plants and how they grow. We have talked about the features of plants and we all planted beans. The bulbs and plants in our growing area are looking great!

We have been learning about how to use Bee-Bots this week. These are programmable toys that help us with our early programming skills. We have been giving them directions and orders on how to move.

We have been learning about how to use Bee-Bots this week. These are programmable toys that help us with our early programming skills. We have been giving them directions and orders on how to move.  1

This week we have been learning about planting beans and how to grow them. We have related this to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Take a look at some of the Chinese New Year experiences we have undertaken in Sparrow Class this week. We have enjoyed learning about a different culture and their celebrations and traditions.

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Please take a look at the EYFS stories we have been reading and talking about this week for E-Safety week. It has been great to hear the children think about how to keep safe online and when using computers and tablets. We have also been able to talk about who to talk to at home and at school if we have a problem or are unsure of what we are doing with technology.

SID TV 2019: Zap and Zoom - A Space Race - film for 3-7 year olds

Safer Internet Day will be on Tuesday 5th February 2019. Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally with the theme: Together for a better internet.
In this film we see Zap and Zoom help young children who are playing a video game at home.

In P.E. this week we were learning how to use different height with our balances. We worked with our partners to make shapes on the floor and in the air with our whole bodies. We were very impressed with the childrens strength and balance!

sign2sing 2018/19 official music video. We will be learning the signs for this song ready to perform to raise money for this charity.

Watch the official sign2sing 2018/19 music video starring Jayne Fletcher Brander, Wayne Barrow Rachel Shenton and Oaklodge School

With our number blocks this week we have been adding two amounts together to make a total. We are really enjoying our learning with number blocks!

In Sparrow this week we have been exploring our boxes and their uses. We have been making robots and even a class castle! In P.E. we have been exploring shapes that we can make with our friends. What shapes can you see?

Stunning Start orienteering and our 'Not a box' story learning.

Christmas has arrived in Sparrow Class!

This week we all took part in our Christmas Art Day. We went to learn in cross Key Stage classes and had the opportunity to learn with new friends from across the school and meet new adults. Take a look at the stunning displays we have created around our school.

This week we have met our class Everywhere Bear. We have been inspired by reading the story Everywhere Bear by Julia Donaldson. Please take a look at what he has been up to in school. He will be coming home to visit our children's houses over the next few weeks.

This week we have been thinking about how we can be a good friend in our setting. We have written a class charted in our own words. We are helping each other make the right behaviour choices. Please talk to us about our learning.

This week to help us learn more about our skeletons following our Funnybones story we had a visit from a radiographer. It was really interesting to learn about how we can have pictures from the inside of our body.

This week we have been exploring some of our new learning resources both outside and inside our setting.

Our Class Wreath

Our Class Wreath 1

We all took part in a skipping workshop with 'Dan the Skipping Man' where we learnt how to skip. We all enjoyed the session and have now got skipping ropes in our outside area to practise the skills.

We all took part in a skipping workshop  with 'Dan the Skipping Man' where we learnt how to skip. We all enjoyed the session and have now got skipping ropes in our outside area to practise the skills.  1
We all took part in a skipping workshop  with 'Dan the Skipping Man' where we learnt how to skip. We all enjoyed the session and have now got skipping ropes in our outside area to practise the skills.  2

This week we have been learning about spiders. We have read the story 'There's a spider in this book'.We have independently made model spiders and designed webs. We have even made large scale spiders and webs outside. We have enjoyed learning about how spiders grow,eat, make webs and lay eggs.

This week we have been learning about our skeleton. We have read the story Funny Bones. We have enjoyed exploring our bones!

This week we have exploring our learning environment. We have been counting with numicon, cutting using scissors, building forts and castles, exploring numbers, reading and musch more!

This week we have been reading the story Pumpkin Soup. Take a look at our Starz page to see a copy of the story. We went to the church for our school Harvest Festival. We came back to school and cut vegetables to make our own Pumpkin Soup.

We went on a shape hunt around school. We have been learning about shapes and their properties. Perhaps you could look for some shapes when you walk to school in the mornings?

Our Autumn display

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Loose parts learning. We are learning to use our imaginations with our outside resources. We have made trains, planes, walkways, car ramps and much more!

We went on a signs of Autumn walk around our school grounds. We found apples, pine cones, blackberries, conkers, hawthorns and much more! We talked about birds needing to eat berries and that we never eat berries or fruit without checking with an adult so we don't get upset stomachs!

This week we have been exploring and using a wide range of continuous provision resources both inside and outside of our setting. We have also been achieving directed learning tasks where we are asked to achieve some independent learning before choosing our next acitvity. This week we have all independently used clay and straws to make model hedgehogs.

We have been exploring a range of learning experiences in out setting this week. We are learning about all of the continuous provision resources we can access in the setting and we have started to use them in a variety of ways.

Sparrow Class have been learning our school Anti-bullying phrase; 'Stop it I don't like it'. We can use this phrase when we are learning with our friends and want to tell them we are not happy with the play.

Sparrow Class have been learning our school Anti-bullying phrase; 'Stop it I don't like it'. We can use this phrase when we are learning with our friends and want to tell them we are not happy with the play.  1

We went into the hall for our first P.E. lesson today. We learnt about the space and our safe zone, how to move in a variety of ways and we even all took off our shoes and socks independently!

We went into the hall for our first P.E. lesson today. We learnt about the space and our safe zone, how to move in a variety of ways and we even all took off our shoes and socks independently! 1
We went into the hall for our first P.E. lesson today. We learnt about the space and our safe zone, how to move in a variety of ways and we even all took off our shoes and socks independently! 2
We went into the hall for our first P.E. lesson today. We learnt about the space and our safe zone, how to move in a variety of ways and we even all took off our shoes and socks independently! 3

We went on a walk around school to find the Christian symbol of a cross. We found them in every class and in the hall.

Today we has our first music lesson with Mrs Taylor. We sang the song 'If you are happy and you know it' and we used some of the instruments. We enjoyed learning with a specialist music teacher!

Today we has our first music lesson with Mrs Taylor. We sang the song 'If you are happy and you know it' and we used some of the instruments. We enjoyed learning with a specialist music teacher! 1
Today we has our first music lesson with Mrs Taylor. We sang the song 'If you are happy and you know it' and we used some of the instruments. We enjoyed learning with a specialist music teacher! 2

We have enjoyed ourselves this week and have settled into the learning in the setting well. Take a look at some of the learning we have explored.


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