Welcome to Daisy Class 2018-19
The sun is out and so is Daisy Class
We are very lucky to have our own outside area and when the sun does eventually appear, there is nothing to stop us all going out to explore!! With the sand pit and mud kitchen we are not afraid of getting messy (with our overalls and wellies on of course). The magnifying glasses and binoculars help us explore the outside world even closer!!
Outside allows our Daisies to explore; getting muddy, getting messy in the sand and even finding new career prospects (future mechanics perhaps).
With tree stumps allowing us to have outside circle time and the watering utensils to help us keep our Daisy plants growing…the outside area becomes alive with our mini daisy explorers!
There is a lot of measuring to be done.
This week Daisy Class noticed something had appeared in our classroom… To their amazement, it was a magic giant BEANSTALK!!
This past week in Daisy Class we have been reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ together which we have loved. So much so we have been doing role play with some of our fantastic mini actors!!
On a normal Tuesday morning some of our Daisies noticed something strange had appeared … GIANT FOOTPRINTS!!
“The Giant has been… he has climbed down the magic Beanstalk Mr Riley!!”
Two MASSIVE footprints had been found with a GIANT letter as well, the letter asked our Daisies to find items in the classroom that may be LONGER or SHORTER than the Giants footprints but first some of our Daisies wanted to see if their feet would be the same as the Giants and so we started to measure.
After all the measuring had been done, it was now time to plant our very own magic beans with Mrs Jones…
We will have to wait and see if our beanstalks grow as big as the one in the story. However something tells me that it is not the last we have seen of the Giant and his boots…
Red Nose Day 2019
Mufti day had arrived and so did thirty red noses… with our pound coins collected and all of our red cupcakes eaten, Red Nose Day was a success!!
Thankfully no one lost their red nose either!!
The Tin Forest
During World Book Week, all the classes in Netherton Moss had been reading the same book; The Tin Forest…
‘There was once a wide, windswept place… but where there is a dream hope can grow.’
After reading the book as a class, Mrs Jones asked the class a few questions; how did they think the ‘old man’ felt at the beginning and at the end of the book. Mrs Jones also asked the class to describe the setting at the beginning of the book… “sad” “dark” “silver” “dirty” and at the end of the book “happy” “rainbow” “animals” “flowers” and “green”.
We then on our tables drew the ‘old mans’ dream, adding colour to his once ‘windswept place’. Daisy Class also wrote letters to the ‘old man’ describing what they liked the most in his jungle, there was some fantastic handwriting in class!
The week was jam packed full of fun and creative thing to be done; we drew our own dreams, we painted and added 3D materials to our drawings, we created tin birds and flowers… AND we even planted our own seeds (currently watching them grow and making sure our watering monitor keeps them well watered!)
The Tin Forest allowed our Daisies to explore colours, materials, shapes (2D and 3D) and most importantly we had fun in the process. Successful week I think!!
Pancake Day 2019
Pancake Day had arrived… and so did thirty very excited Daisy Class pupils!! We wrote our own recipes and we got to design our very own pancakes in class. It was a chocolate, strawberry, syrup, marshmallow and sprinkled delight after playtime!! We then created our very own ‘Daisy Class Tally Chart’ about our favourite toppings.
In the afternoon Mr Riley and groups of five went next door into Poppy Classes very own pancake shop!! Using our class coins some of Daisy Class purchased a pancake each from the shop and they were delicious!!
It is safe to say everyone enjoyed Pancake Day, with our chocolate and sprinkled covered faces!!
WORLD BOOK DAY 2019
For World Book Day, Netherton Moss had a pyjama day!! The pupils had to bring in their favourite bedtime story; we had The Gruffalo, Paw Patrol, Room on the Broom and many more!! After talking and showing the class all about our favourite books, we then shared some of our stories with Poppy Class next door!! It was a super day for Daisy Class.
Daisy class have a lot of things planned for the month of March; World Book Day, Pancake Day, Mother’s Day and of course some fairy tales along the way… speaking of fairy tales has anyone seen my porridge??
The sun was shining on Daisy Class in February!! One afternoon Mr Riley and Mrs Jones opened up the outside area for the whole class; the sand pit, the mud kitchen and construction!! We made sure we all had our overalls and our wellies on before we went exploring. We built sandcastles and we even made our famous ‘Daisy Muddy Soup’. Unfortunately the rain came for a couple of days after but we will be straight outside when the sun appears again (we hope)!!
This term Daisy class has been exploring space!! The role play area magically turned into a “very cool” space machine for the term (which went down very well with our little astronauts). We learned about all the different planets; using paints and foam we even created our own planets with Mrs Jones!! We also created our new ‘Daisy Cinema’ and we had fun doing some space yoga!! The yoga has now became a weekly routine to bring calmness and relaxation to our busy days in Daisy class!!
Mrs Jones, Miss Ramzan and Mr Riley also received a very special gift from ‘The Man On The Moon’!! A special night light that projected stars and the moon around our class room; the children loved the lights and wanted to write a letter to say thank you and so that’s what we did!! (We will be sending the letters to ‘space’ and hopefully get a response for next term).
We have loved learning about space this term and we are really looking forward to next terms topic… FAIRYTALES!!
Chinese New Year!!
We also celebrated Chinese New Year in Daisy Class!! We learnt all about the history of the New Year celebrations; we read books as a class, we watched videos of the celebrations and we also tried some Chinese food!! Noodles and prawn crackers were a hit with the children!! The children also created their own lucky red envelopes with a chocolate coin inside for the celebration!! Using gold markers they gave Chinese writing ago and loved it! Very happy with their creations, as you can see in the photos! However for some strange reason some of the chocolates coins do not make it home for some our children!! Wonder why with the chocolate around their mouths!!
2019 brought cold and more cold!!
Mr Riley loves the snow and so he decided to take Daisy class outside to the wintery wonderland!! Wrapped up in our coats, hats, gloves and scarfs of course!! The children loved trying to catch the snowflakes falling down, and even some children tried to count them as they fell down from the sky!! (Who knew snowflakes and number work would be such a good match!!). As well as number work, Mr Riley also asked the children to describe the snow; what does it feels like? What does it look like and so on. We received some superb responses!!
Welcome to Daisy Class 2018-19
What a great start to our new year in Daisy Class. Everyone has settled in really well and they have been busy exploring their new classroom.
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Mrs Clucas's last day in Daisy Class.
A copy of the trip letter with all the details.