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Welcome to Sunflower Class!
 

Hello! Throughout these very difficult times if you have any questions or require any help at all please email me and I will try my very best to get back to you as soon as I can! I would also love to see what the children have been up to whilst at home ๐Ÿ˜„ 

 Lwithey@nethertonmoss.co.uk

Take a look at our amazing work we have been doing at home! It’s lovely to hear from you all and see the hard work you are putting in at home. We are very proud of you all! ๐Ÿ˜„

Hello Sunflowers!

As the end of term comes closer, we would be enjoying some really nice activities together in the sunshine (fingers crossed!!). However as we cannot be together at the moment I have once again put together some activities you can do at home with your adults. Don't forget to email me any of the amazing things you get up to whilst at home! Miss you lots, see you soon :)

No screen challenges!

Transport Project!

I have put together a little transport topic pack. In there you will explore how transport has changed over the years. This includes cars, planes and trains! You will find a sheet with a picture of a man on the top and lines on the bottom. This man is called George Stephenson. I would like you to research him and tell me what he invented!

Have fun, stay safe!

Miss Withey :)

 

P.s don’t forget to email me any pictures of your amazing work

Kenya Project!

I would like you all to have a go at learning as much as you can about Kenya! As you go along you might see how their lives are very different to ours. I have created a little pack below to help you find out all you can about Kenya. Once you have your facts about Kenya I would like you to compare life in Kenya to our life at home, there are example sheets below to help you. Next I would like you to research the Maasai people, learning all about their culture! I have also included some art activities that you can do to, you can create your own Maasai jewellery! 

Happy May!

Hello Sunflowers, welcome to May! This is my favourite month of the year, no idea why? It might be because it's my birthday this month!! Below I have set some new projects for you to try at home with your parents. I hope you are all well and are working hard! Don't forget to send me anything you have been working hard on at home my email is: lwithey@nethertonmoss.co.uk. See you soon!

 

 

Writing Project- Shepโ€™s Adventure!

Below are the resources needed for this project.

Art Project!

This term we would be learning all about Vincent Van Gogh! I would like you to research and create a fact file all about Van Gogh. I have also attached an exercise which allows you to read about one of his famous paintings and answer questions about what you have learnt. You can even have a go at drawing your own version of the painting, this is really impressive as his painting is about Sunflowers!! I have added some other interesting ideas of ways to make your own sunflower art at home. I would love to see what you all come up with, remember all of our fabulous work is displayed right here on our web page so ask an adult to send it to me! 

Welcome back!

 

I hope you all had a relaxing and safe Easter break! We are now officially into our final full term in Sunflower Class! Below are some new home learning tasks that are related to what we would be starting to learn from this week. Feel free to email me any questions or to show me some of your amazing work, I have been blown away by the work I have received so far! Keep up the hard work, see you soon! 

 

Geography project!

Using the internet and the resources below I would like you to make a holiday brochure about the 7 continents of the world. On each continents section I want to know as many amazing facts as you can tell me! You might even want to have a go at drawing the shape of the continents creating your very own world map. I would love to know what the most popular foods are or how many people live there, I'm so excited to see what you find out!

Here is the continents song! (I apologise now it's very catchy) this will help with some facts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE

 

Cbeebies Go Jetters have some useful learning clips with world facts. They also provide notes on what to do next or even what questions to ask your children after they have watched the short clips! Once you click on each continent inside they have a whole folder you can download of additional learning resources. This pack includes a useful powerpoint with related facts.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/eyfs-ks1-geography-go-jetters/zj8ypg8

 

Easter Holidays!

Hello again! I have updated our page below with lots more ideas for you all to try at home. As you may know today would have been the end of term, a day of doing all things Easter related! I hope you all have a wonderful Easter eating lots of chocolate hopefully! Remember it is the holidays and you are allowed to have a break away from school work. I would love to see what you have all been getting up to whilst away from school, don't forget about our school twitter @netherton_moss. You can also email me directly and I will try my hardest to get back to you as soon as I can, also feel free to email me any questions you may have. My email address is lwithey@nethertonmoss.co.uk 

See you soon!

History Project!

Hi Sunflowers, for Summer term our history topic is called 'Nurturing Nurses' and is all about a nurse called Mary Seacole. I would like you to carry out some research on our amazing nurse from the past and create a fact file of all of the things you might find out! I have placed some resources below to help you out along the way. You may even want to try and draw a portrait of Mary or a 'then and now' picture for hospitals. I would love to hear all about what you are doing at home, don't forget you can write to me at school or you can ask an adult to follow us on twitter @netherton_moss and tweet us what you have been up to! See you soon!

Monday 30th March 2020

The current situation we all find ourselves in can be overwhelming and lead to an increase in anxiety levels for some children. This is particularly so for those children with ADHD, social communication difficulties or ASD.  Please find below advice from the ADHD Foundation and the National Autistic Society offering tips to support these children during COVID -19.

Further advice and support can be found on :

www.autism.org.uk

www.adhdfoundation.org.uk

 

This week is also World Autism Awareness Week . Resources are available from :

www.autism.org/resources

Sunflower staff letter to the class

Following the school closure due to Covid-19 the staff in Sunflower Class have written a letter to the children. We hope you all take care of each other during this difficult time, be safe and be kind.

Useful home schooling ideas!

Please sign up to the fabulous Oxford Owl education site to support your child at home with reading, English and maths.  You can choose activities by age group or by subject.  
 

There is a fabulous, free, age group specific ebook library - giving you lots of choice over books to read and listen to with your child.  

There are also lots of other activities to support your child with English and maths - all geared specifically to your child’s age group.  

Creating an account is free and really simple. Visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk, click on join us and add a few personal details including an email address and you are ready to go.  Have fun, we hope that you enjoy visiting the online library and all the other fabulous activities available.  

How many can you make?!

Final Day Fun!

As a KS1 staff we decided to allow the children a final fun day before we close due to the Covid-19 virus. The children took part in forest school in the morning exploring our school forest, playing on the equipment and taking part in workshops to create objects using what we could find in our environment. In the afternoon we ran a mini sports day for the children, running the usual races we do during sports week in Summer 2. We hope the children had an amazing day!

Spring 1 celebration assembly

Our world book day this year was based upon our work with Chester Zoo and the damage to the Rain forest. Children were asked to dress as Rain forest animals while staff dressed as park rangers! It was a very fun day for all!

Superstar Spellers!

A small group of our class were asked to take part in the horizon spelling event held at Hatton Hill school. The children made us very proud as they came second overall!! James came 1st in the vocabulary competition, while Ajay came 3rd overall in the spelling test with an amazing score! Well done to all 4 children, you are a credit to Sunflower class.

Many Materials!

We started our new science topic of materials by attempting to sort items into categories based on if they are hard, soft or a little bit of both. It was amazing to hear such great ideas as well as watch amazing team work happen!

Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday

The children  enjoyed making and tasting pancakes yesterday as they learned more about Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day. Today they have been learning more about Ash Wednesday and the way it marks the period in the Christian calendar know as Lent which runs all the way until the Festival of Easter in April.
This week Sunflowers have been playing the role of shop keepers! They had to buy and sell fruit to each other finding the correct amount of money before they could purchase some fruit! They all worked really hard, well done.

Kung Hei Fat Choy

Happy Chinese New Year! We celebrated by cooking traditional egg fried rice, making Chinese lanterns and listening to the story of the Chinese New Year. We even took home a lucky red envelope at the end of the day to ensure good luck and fortune for the rest of the year! 

Celebration assembly!

Well done to all of our Autumn 1 celebration of school values winners! 

Computing! Tech wizards

Sunflower class have been working on basic computing skills such as typing, editing and saving work to a class folder.

Ice, Ice baby!

Our Christmas performance this year aimed to share our knowledge from the work we have been doing with Chester Zoo and sharing how to look after our planet in general! Sunflower class shared a short story from the penguins and polar bears who explained how the ice caps are melting, why this is happening and what we can do to help. I am super proud of how hard they all worked during all 3 performances!! We even performed our own rap to Ice, Ice baby! 

Name the Elf! Well done Jakob for guessing the name of our elf during the Christmas fair!

16th & 17th December 2019

Children from both Clover and Sunflower class have enjoyed an end of term overnight visit to Crosby Hall. The children took part in lots of great activities including the outdoor adventure course, christmas decorations making, egg drop challenge, "midnight" walk, shelter building, toasting marshmallows and they even had a surprise  visit from Father Christmas ! Please see a selection of photographs below. 

Investigating World Habitats

In Science, Sunflower Class have been exploring different world habitats. Our Year 6 research partners from Scarlet Class have helped us to find out about the different creatures that live in the Ocean, the Rainforest, the Arctic and the Desert. We have discovered how different creatures are suited to the habitat in which they live and the way in which this allows them to survive in often very harsh conditions.
The Pop Project this year was all about happiness and how it can have a positive effect on our mental health. We sung some great happiness songs as well as learning some fun dances too! The pop project gave us some good tips on how to keep ourselves happy. Back in class we discussed how we know if someone is happy, sad or angry and we gave some really good ideas! We then drew 3 things that made us happy as well as our happy little faces! 
As a whole school we have been involved in Chester zoo’s palm oil awareness campaign. We have had weekly sessions with the lovely zoo ranger, Niara, who told us all about the dangers of not checking the labels on our packaging of the things we buy weekly. We now know we should check for sustainable palm oil usage in all the products we buy! To celebrate the end of our workshop we all enjoyed a fun day out at the zoo! Thank you so much to Niara and everyone at Chester zoo for this amazing opportunity we are very lucky!
We have been learning how to use a search engine on the internet to search for pictures. We learnt how to use the ‘safe search’ filters and why they are super important! We are still working on our mouse and keyboard skills.

Mapping Habitats

The children have been exploring the habitats we are fortunate to have around our school and looking at the plants and animals that live there. To illustrate their findings they have had a go at drawing some maps of the gardens and the creatures they found.

London Past and Present

As the children begin their topic exploring The Great Fire of London in 1666 they have been investigating London Past and Present, as well as linking this to the facts they learned about the Gunpowder Plot last year. The children enjoyed creating a timeline for the last 500 years.

Acting Out! The story of Joseph!

The Horizon Fun Run!

Our Reading Garden!

We have had a lovely upgrade to our reading corner this week! We have some lovely flowers with our RWI special friends on, to help us with our sounding out, as well as some amazing butterfly adjectives to help support creating noun phrases in our writing! We will also be adding any new vocabulary we learn to our beautiful garden. Here are some photos of us enjoying the new reading area! 

Enterprising Sunflowers - Macmillan baking!

25.09.19

We have been putting our baking skills to good use this week in aid of our whole school Macmillan coffee morning! After our science investigations outside, we decided to make chocolate brownies that look like worms in their natural habitat... Soil! We weighed and measured all the ingredients ourselves and they tasted amazing at the bake sale! Thank you to everyone who came to support our coffee morning. 

Sunflower Number Storyboarding

Habitat hunting!

Pinocchio! M&M productions

The fabulous m and m productions visited us in school and performed the play Pinocchios! How lucky are we?!
For Roald Dahl day we were inspired by our whole class story the a Fantastic Mr Fox! We learnt interesting facts all about Roald Dahl and even wrote a fact file. We learnt how to draw a fox and used this to create a wanted poster for the pesky Mr Fox! We finally used our art skills to make lots of fantastic foxes!

Magnificent Maths!

We have been practicing recognising numbers all the way to 100!

Our first day!

Sunflower Class 2019-20

We used our knowledge of healthy eating and our chopping skills from DT to make ourselves an alternative to traditional pizza! Yummy!!

We had such a fun time, for some of us it was our first time in Liverpool! We explored the history of transport and the famous overhead railway in the morning, then during the afternoon we discovered some of Liverpool’s finest history!

Local Church Visit!

Our friends at St.Oswalds ran a session all about celebrations! We explored a wedding and a baptism as well as discussing all the church symbols!

D-Day!

Sunflower class have been learning all about D-Day including the ships that helped make D-Day, such as the HMS Medusa! We have really enjoyed learning all the history and have even created a fabulous whole class display! 

Healthy Schools Week!

Sunflower class have been really lucky this week and have taken part in healthy schools week! This means we have been trying to make the right choices with our lunches as well as taking part in a smoothie workshop! It tasted very yummy! We were also very lucky to have a visit from Matt Lee who is a real life decathlon athlete! He came and ran an exercise workshop with us, it was so much fun!

We took part in the whole school daily mile event. We had to run around a marked out track for a whole mile! We tried our best and had very tired legs afterwards!

Celebration Assembly! 

Congratulations to our fabulous school value and dojo winners!

Wild Animals!!
We had a visit from BooZoo for you this week! We were able to meet lots of their friendly animals including meerkat twin brothers Ben and Jerry! We were given lots of interesting facts and were able to ask any questions we wanted- thank you BooZoo!

The Easter Experience!

Science week- Journey through nature!

During science week we discovered the effects of pollution and global warming. We carried out an experiment to see if a busy park or a busy road would have more pollution, we created a hypothesis of what we thought might happen and searched for an explanation afterwards! We were really sad to hear about the melting ice caps so we worked really hard, with a little help from home, to create information posters for our classroom doors. 
World Book Week!laugh

During world book week we had a really exciting visit from an author called Grant Knopper. He came to read us his new storybook it was really fun! He even let us have an autograph and our pictures taken with him!

on world book day we got to wear our favourite PJ’s to school (the teachers even joined in!) we brought to school our favourite bedtime story to read with the class we had a very comfortable day!

On Pancake Tuesday we designed our own pancakes and carried out our designs in class! We tried to make our patterns even. We learnt all about lines of symmetry and making repeating patterns in maths. 

PE! Gymnastics!

We have been learning all about counterbalancing in gymnastics. We have been working in our groups to create sequences!

Chinese New Year!

 

We celebrated Chinese New Year by tasting foods such as spring rolls, prawn crackers and fried rice! We had a really tasty time! We also made lucky money puches and dragon masks!

Celebration Assembly

Congratulations to our celebration assembly winners! You have all worked very hard to earn these awards linked to our school values, Well done!

Super Scientists!

We have been learning all about habitats. We started by deciding if certain things were dead, alive or had never been alive. We then looked at how to decide if something is living. Finally we explored what animals live in different types of habitats!

Maths magicians! We have been learning how to make equal groups in our multiplication and division unit.

We Will Rock You!

This term we have been learning all about different rock bands. We have learnt how to play the Glockenspiel and have learnt how to keep the beat in the rock songs.
 

Welcome Back and a Happy New Year!

Please find below our topic letter for the new spring term! We will be focussing on our writing skills a lot this term, read the letter to find out what we will be writing about!

The Christmas experience

Visitors from our local church came and delivered a workshop based on the Christmas story. Each station represented a section of the story and allowed the children to creatively retell in small groups. 

Crosby Hall!

Some children from Sunflower and Clover classes enjoyed an over night stay at the award winning CHET centre. We had an amazing time exploring the woods and completing the adventure courses. We over came challenges and even took part in the maze! Luckily no one was lost! Santa even came to visit us in the evening bringing with him selection boxes while we sang our favourite Christmas songs! smiley

Santa Dash

We had a very fun afternoon taking part in our Santa dash! We ran around and used up all of our energy whilst wearing our Christmas hats! 

Remembrance Sunday

We have learnt the history of Remembrance Sunday and what it means when people wear the poppy. We made individual poppies to for us to keep as well as larger poppies in groups to decorate our classroom with.We decided to join them all together to create a poppy display.

Halloween fun!

We have been learning all about the history of Halloween and we even made some spooky decorations for our classroom!

 

Celebration Assembly!

Congratulations to our first celebration winners of the year! Our awards are linked to the updated school expectations. This includes our class Dojo certificate for the child with the most Dojos earned in class!

Welcome Back to a Brand New School Year!

Please find below our latest Topic letter with all of our key information for the term ahead!

Meet the Teacher Booklet

Summer Term

We hope you had a lovely Easter and are ready to kick start our final term in Sunflower!

 

Please click on and read our summer topic letter below to find out all the exciting things we have coming up this term!

 

Homework club will take place Tuesday and Thursday afternoons until 4pm.

 

Key dates:

3rd May - School closed for Polling Day

7th May- Bank holiday

25th May- Half term :) 

June 19th- Trip to Liverpool Philharmonic and Liverpool Reform Synagogue

 

Science Awards

Congratulations to Jacob, Jorja, Zak and Olivia for winning our Super Scientist awards, following on from our school Science Day on Thursday 12th April. 

They look very happy in their new coats and t-shirts. A very big well done to you all! Our future Scientists!

Science Day

Chester Zoo

World Book Day 2018

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