Teversham CE VA Primary School

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Sparrow Class

Welcome to Sparrow Class

Meet the team

Class teacher - Mrs S. Smith 

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Smith

Music - Mrs Taylor

Telling stories with our 'Story Machine'

Anzac day. Today we discussed Anzac day and how Australia and New Zealand remember the soldiers in the war on the 25th April. We learnt about Anzac biscuits and decided to make some. We weighed out the ingredients and read the recipe. We had to melt the butter in the microwave and stir all the ingredients together. We used our subitising skills to see how many biscuits we had made and then counted to find the total. We cooked them in the school oven- they were delicious.

Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood This week we had a mystery visitor to our garden who dropped her basket of goodies and left us a letter. She asked us to write lists of what she had lost in the garden and rewarded us the next day with a present. It was a story book! We wrote posters asking if anyone knew who the visitor was and it reminded us of Red Riding hood going through the woods to Grandma's house. We have retold the story and acted it out with the masks and puppets and then story mapped the story so that we can retell it. We have been inspired to make maps, build Grandma's house and cook her some new food! What a busy week

Autumn and our autumn walk

Leaf Man - We have read Leaf Man this week. Made our own Leaf people and written story maps for the adventures they went on.

Harvest - this week we have explored different vegetables and described them. We learnt about where food grows and how to peel and chop the vegetables safely. We then made our own vegetable soup. It was delicious!

Growing cress to harvest our own food for harvest time

This week we have read Rosie's walk and story mapped it to retell independently. We set up obstacle courses to follow the route that Rosie took and practised our positional language.

We have been concentrating crocodiles this week and learning how to focus on one thing at a time without getting distracted.

We have been 'Teamworking Tigers' this week and are learning to work collaboratively in Sparrow class

Anti - bullying week.

This week has been the whole school anti-bullying week. Sparrow class focused on kindness and how to be a good friend. We read the story of Monty the Manatee who was different to the other animals and was treated unkindly. We discussed how this made him feel and what we would have done to welcome Monty to our class. 

We also read 'Have you filled a bucket today?'. This is a story about how we all have invisible buckets that get filled and dipped into by how kind other people are to us. We worked hard to become bucket fillers, with our class bucket, to put smiles on our friends faces by doing kind things. If we did something that was not so kind then this is bucket dipping and we need to say sorry and then change our ways to become bucket fillers again! We wrote on our class display some of the things we had done to make us bucket fillers.

If someone does something that we do not like then we are encouraged to say 'Stop it! I don't like it!' and to 'tell, tell, tell' if we are not happy.


We read the story of 'Please Mr Panda' about some animals who didn't get to eat any doughnuts as they did not use their manners. We discussed how important it is to be polite and to say 'please' and 'thank you' to people in our class. 

We introduced the animal 'Polite Panda' - I can be polite and use my manners. We are working really hard to be polite to all of our friends.

Finger gym - getting our fingers ready for writing

Exploring the maths resources and practising our Maths skills

We have been exploring the outside area in all weathers: investigating mini beasts, developing our gross motor skills and testing our learning characteristics

...More exploring of our new surroundings...We are being real 'Go for it Gazelles' and 'Exploring Elephants'!

Exploring Sparrow class - Our first 2 days - Getting to know our learning environment and collaborative working with our new friends