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Wrens - Year R

Our first school trip


We had a great day on our school trip to Kent life! We enjoyed going on a coach and seeing some of our houses and different buildings we knew on the way. We saw lots of different animals and were lucky enough to stroke and hold some.

On the Farm!! Today we had our launch day for our new topic, have a look at our fantastic costumes....

During the half term five beautiful painted lady butterflies hatched. When we returned to school on Tuesday we were so excited to see this next stage in the life cycle. We released the butterflies in our outdoor area and loved watching them fly away to find a new home.

New Arrivals!


On Tuesday 7th May we had some very important post. When we opened it up inside were five very tiny caterpillars. We have enjoyed watching them move about and grow a little bit this week and we cannot wait to watch the next stages in the life cycle.



Wow look how much we have grown over the weekend!!

Launch Day: 'In the Garden...'


Today we had our new topic launch day where we came to school dressed in 'garden' themed costumes. We spoke lots about what we might do in the garden and what we might find, leading on from this we went on our own mini-beast hunt and when we came back to the classroom we did some artwork to recreate what we had found.



This week in maths we have been sharing amounts. In order to be successful we had to make sure each group had the same amount so that it was fair. Here are some photos of the activities we did to help us learn more about sharing.



Pancake day!



'Once upon a time' launch day


Today we had our launch day for our exciting new topic. We came into school dressed as characters from traditional tales and fairy tales, we enjoyed talking about which character everyone was and which story they were from. We then had a great day doing lots of activities to get us excited for our new topic.



In our P.E lessons we have been thinking about balancing and different ways we can move. This week we got to use the climbing apparatus for the first time. We had such fun climbing, moving through objects, swinging, and some of us even had a go at balancing on one leg or one foot whilst on the equipment. We were all very sensible and brave!

Launch Day: The Circus is coming!


Roll up, roll up! Today we had clowns, ballerinas, mimes, magicians, showman and animals arriving at school. We were all so excited to practice our own circus tricks we went to the hall and did some; juggling, hoop tricks, ribbon dancing, skipping, stilt walking and we even walked on a tight rope and did a roll at the end! We have also been making our own clown faces and we danced to some circus themed songs. We have had a fantastic launch day and we cannot wait to learn about the circus this term.


It's almost time for our Nativity!

Check out our nativity costumes!!

The Moon!

This week we blasted off into space, just like baby bear did in the story of 'Whatever Next'. We jumped about our rocket and zoomed into space, we were so excited and we loved seeing all the different stars and planets on the way. We spoke about how the moon looks and what it would be like to visit the moon.

We then wrote a sentence to describe the moon, take a look at our lovely writing.

 smiley Children in Need Spotty day: 16.11.2018 smiley



Today we have been thinking about size and we have been ordering objects from the smallest to the biggest. Some of us also measured some of the objects using non-standard units of measure. Have a look at all the different activities we have been doing to help us learn about size.



Remembrance Week


This week in school we have been focusing on remembrance week, we have done lots of activities to help us remember all the soldiers who have fought in the wars. In Wrens class we have been looking at photos of transport and soldiers from WW1 and WW2 and comparing them to today, we have been drawing pictures, we made a poppy wreath and crosses with poppies on and we also decorated biscuits to look like poppies to help us learn the significance of the poppy.

Today we had our very first P.E lesson, we all tried very hard to get ourselves changed and we were so excited to go to the hall in our P.E kits!

Week beginning: 15.10.18:

This week we have been learning about positional language, we have been trying hard to use the correct language when talking about where people or objects are in the classroom. Some children were working on following instructions and had to put a teddy in the place where they were asked, for example under the crate, on top of the table, or next to another object.

We have also been exploring our senses this week, here are the different things we did.

Smell: cloves, vinegar, washing up liquid, coffee, perfume and chocolate sauce.

Taste: marmite, golden syrup, chocolate and sherbet.

Touch: feathers, cotton wool, pva glue and water.

See: kaleidoscopes, mirrors and binoculars.

Hear: sirens, farm animals, thunderstorms and many more.


We really enjoyed this, I wonder if you guess the different things we are smelling and tasting from the pictures!

Silly Sock Day: Friday 5th October

Today we have been drawing self portraits using pastels. We looked in the mirrors to help us choose the right colours for our features, and here are the end results.

Take a look at some of our mark making:

smiley Wrens Class have settled into the school routines fantastically well and it is so lovely to see so many smiley faces in the morning. smiley


This week we have been focusing on name writing, some of us had a go at writing our first and last names for the very first time, and what a great effort everyone put into this.

We have been exploring the technology in our class and we had a go on the Interactive Whiteboard, check out some of our pictures below.



Hi everyone!

Welcome to our exciting new class page.  I will be updating it with news, children's work, achievements and much more very soon.  Our class newsletters will also be available here too. 

Please let me know if there's anything you'd like to see here on our class page.

Mrs Eades