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Conkers Class News

Spring Term 2020

For the majority of children we were teaching remotely. This involved a daily English and Maths live lesson as well as one other live lessons focusing on a  range of other topics such as French, RE, History, Geography and Science. We also celebrated Wellbeing Wednesday where all children tried to spend the day off the screen focusing on their wellbeing. We are so proud of all families and children for their resilience during this time.

Some wonderful work was completed during this time.

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Autumn Term 2020

This term Conker Class have had fun learning about special celebrations, such as;  Guy Falk's, Diwali and Christmas.

Conker's loved role playing in the post office writing cards and wrapping parcels for loved ones.

Conker's loved having a special visitor called Luna the Dragon come into  Class for the morning.  They were very kind and gentle with Luna making sure she was well looked after.

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Autumn Term 2019

Thus term the children have been using their sounds to write sentences by writing letters to Santa. They have also been using tools to sort objects like magnets to sort items into groups for those that are magnetic and non magnetic. We also went on a nature walk to collect natural materials in order to create beautiful artwork such as leaf people.

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Summer Term 2019

It is hard to believe that our time in Conker class is coming to an end! The children have had a busy Summer term learning and practising new skills. In Phonics, the children are using their phonic knowledge to read with increasing fluency, using Fred Talk to decode unfamiliar words. Conker class, have made amazing progress writing sentences, using their Fred Fingers to segment words. We are super impressed with how all of the children are beginning to write for many purposes; making cards, writing notes, cards, signs for small world models etc. In Maths, the children have been learning about subtraction, doubling and halving, 3D shapes, positional language, measuring, weighing. As well as learning many new skills, Conker class have been practising previously learnt skills like number formation, ensuring numbers are written correctly. In RE, the children have enjoyed learning about different places of worship and faiths – they asked some great questions too! We were very lucky to have the chance to watch chicks hatching from their eggs and most of the children held or stroked the chicks. Our trip to Paradise Wildlife Park was a bit of a wash out with the heavy rain but the children still enjoyed themselves!

Conker class have made fantastic progress this year and have been an absolute pleasure to teach. Conker Class Parents, thank you so much for all of your support this year!

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Spring Term 2019

This half term, we have been learning about mini beasts and growing. We are really lucky to have caterpillars in our classroom as the caterpillars have built a cocoon and now we are waiting patiently for them to turn into a butterflies.

In Literacy, we have all been working really hard in our Read Write Inc phonic lessons. We are becoming more confident when we blend for reading and segment for writing. We are using our phonic knowledge independently during continuous provision and our teachers are really impressed with our writing. 

In Maths, we have been super busy learning about more, less, adding, estimation, measuring and shapes.  We can talk about the properties of 3D shapes and try to find shapes in the environment. When we complete an activity, we like to ask our grown ups for challenges. Conker class have worked extremely hard this half term and I am really proud of the progress they have made.

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Autumn Term 2018

We are so impressed with how well the children have settled into Conker class. They have been super busy learning new skills and having lots of fun. In Literacy and phonics, we have been focusing on name writing, using a capital letter at the beginning and then lower case letters for the rest of their name. The children have been learning the read, write inc rhymes to help with letter formation e.g. around the apple down the leaf. The children are beginning to blend sounds to make words. In maths, the children have been counting above twenty and learning to recognise numerals to twenty. They have been using shapes to make pictures and patterns. The children have been bringing in photos of their families for our display, which they love looking at and talking about. We wish Conker class a lovely half term! 

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Summer Term 2018

In the first part of the summer term, Conker class have been busy learning about minibeasts. We have been observing our caterpillar's growing fatter and turning into cocoons and we are waiting patiently for them to turn into butterflies. During outdoor classroom week, the children had a habitat explorer session where they looked for minibeasts using magnifying glasses. Conker class have been writing about their favourite minibeasts.  In maths, the children have been learning about weighing, measuring, volume, capacity and money. We continue to practise number ordering, number formation, addition, subtraction, doubling and halving. During circle time, Conker class have been meditating using the Heartsmart meditation clips. The children like to discuss what each Heartsmart high five means and how they can use this in their everyday lives.

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Spring Term 2018

In Literacy this term we have been reading different fairy tale books. The children have been acting out the story and building their own role play resources. In maths the children have been learning about 3D shapes, addition, subtraction and doubling.

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Spring Term 2018

This half term, Conker class have been focusing on writing tricky words and sentences in Literacy. In Maths, the children have been working hard to practise their number formation and addition.

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Autumn Term 2017

Conker class have been busy practising their letter formation and writing cvs words and sentences.  The children have been counting with numicon, recognising numbers, learning 1 more and 1 less and have been learning about 2D shapes.  Conker class have worked extremely hard and have had a great first term in school. 

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Autumn Term 1 2017

Last half term, Conker class were busy mark making, learning new phonemes, writing their name and blending phonemes in phonics. The children also enjoyed counting, recognising numbers and learning 2D shapes in maths. 

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