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You will find lots of photographs and updates of all our adventures here.

We use different approaches to teaching and learning depending on the topic and the needs of the children. We understand that every child has the ability to achieve deep thinking and are able to master concepts and content if they are provided with the right tools. I love teaching, and I hope that what you find here will allow you to share all those 'light bulb' moments that I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of. 

Thank you for visiting our page :)

 

The Dino Project came about as a result of a collective interest from the children. The Project Approach is all about self discovery, asking questions and then taking responsibility for your learning by finding out the answers, individually or in groups. The children asked fantastic questions such as "Do all dinosaurs look the same?", "How big as a T.Rex tooth", "What did they eat?" and "Where are the dinosaurs now?". The answers had to come from them, not me. My role was to support them during their learning journey, to help them to discover new and different ways of finding out information. They were active in their own discoveries - asking for YouTube videos about specific things, using the iPad to take photographs and videos, painting different dinosaurs, using clay to make dinosaurs, collecting and comparing data, comparing and grouping, asking an expert from the Liverpool World Museum by sending emails, making Volcanoes and doing experiments and much more besides! The children regularly came together to discuss their findings and to update their 'Wonderings' wall once a 'wonder' had been answered. The children demonstrated huge amounts of skills - perseverance, problem-solving, team work, responsibility, using information texts to collect facts, discovering different ways to document their learning, the list is endless. The Dino Project lasted for about three weeks and I couldn't be prouder of the children and all their efforts. I am already looking forward to the next one (whenever the children decide that will be!)

 

Below you will find some photographs from the Dino Project.

The Dino Project!

The Dino Project! 1 Making a Volcano!
The Dino Project! 2 Observing a 'dinosaur egg'.
The Dino Project! 3 Predicting what's inside the egg.
The Dino Project! 4 Collecting data to find the most popular dino.
The Dino Project! 5 Collecting data to find the most popular dino.
The Dino Project! 6 Collecting data to find the most popular dino.
The Dino Project! 7 Emailing questions to 'Dino Dave' at the museum.
The Dino Project! 8 Emailing questions to 'Dino Dave' at the museum
The Dino Project! 9 Emailing questions to 'Dino Dave' at the museum
The Dino Project! 10 Emailing questions to 'Dino Dave' at the museum
The Dino Project! 11 Emailing questions to 'Dino Dave' at the museum
The Dino Project! 12 Emailing questions to 'Dino Dave' at the museum
The Dino Project! 13 Emailing questions to 'Dino Dave' at the museum
The Dino Project! 14 Emailing questions to 'Dino Dave' at the museum
The Dino Project! 15 Emailing questions to 'Dino Dave' at the museum
The Dino Project! 16 How big is a T-Rex footprint?
The Dino Project! 17 Documenting our discoveries..
The Dino Project! 18 Documenting our discoveries..
The Dino Project! 19 Documenting our discoveries..
The Dino Project! 20 Documenting our discoveries..
The Dino Project! 21 Documenting our discoveries..
The Dino Project! 22 Documenting our discoveries..
The Dino Project! 23 Documenting our discoveries..
The Dino Project! 24 Documenting our discoveries..
The Dino Project! 25 Documenting our discoveries..
The Dino Project! 26 Documenting our discoveries..
The Dino Project! 27 Documenting our discoveries..

The Easter Story

As a C of E School, learning about Christian celebrations is extremely important to us. This year we used strategies from Lane Clark (see Mastery and Depth page) to help our children to master and really understand the events that led up to Easter Sunday. We looked at each event in turn for example Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, The Crucifixion  and so on, spending time to get to grips with what happened and reasons why. The children used T.Charts to organise and sequence events, they sorted events by 'happy' and 'not happy', they used lego and building resources to make models of key events and they thought about how people in the story may have felt during different moments and why; writing their ideas and supporting their thoughts with evidence. We read stories, watched animations based on the Eater Story, thought about 'love' and how people show their love for each other. The children loved learning about Easter and were able demonstrate deep thinking and master many concepts as a result. 

 

Below are some photographs of our Easter learning journey. 

The Easter Story

The Easter Story 1 Recreating Palm Sunday
The Easter Story 2 Recreating Palm Sunday
The Easter Story 3 Recreating Palm Sunday
The Easter Story 4 Recreating Palm Sunday
The Easter Story 5 Recreating the Last Supper
The Easter Story 6 Recreating the Last Supper
The Easter Story 7 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 8 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 9 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 10 Recreating Palm Sunday
The Easter Story 11 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 12 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 13 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 14 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 15 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 16 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 17 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 18 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 19 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 20 How Jesus may have felt carrying the cross
The Easter Story 21 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 22 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 23 How Jesus may have felt carrying the cross
The Easter Story 24 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 25 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 26 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 27 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 28 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 29 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 30 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 31 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 32 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 33 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 34 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 35 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 36 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 37 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 38 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 39 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 40 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 41 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 42 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 43 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 44 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 45 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 46 Sorting events into' happy' and 'not happy'
The Easter Story 47 Sorting events into' happy' and 'not happy'
The Easter Story 48 Sorting events into' happy' and 'not happy'
The Easter Story 49 Sorting events into' happy' and 'not happy'
The Easter Story 50 Sorting events into' happy' and 'not happy'
The Easter Story 51 Sorting events into' happy' and 'not happy'
The Easter Story 52 Sorting events into' happy' and 'not happy'
The Easter Story 53 Sorting events into' happy' and 'not happy'
The Easter Story 54 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 55 Decorating crosses
The Easter Story 56 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 57 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 58 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 59 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 60 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 61 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 62 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 63 Creating an important display
The Easter Story 64 Organising, sequencing and talking about events
The Easter Story 65 Organising, sequencing and talking about events
The Easter Story 66 Organising, sequencing and talking about events
The Easter Story 67 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 68 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 69 Child initiated writing
The Easter Story 70 Recreating Palm Sunday
The Easter Story 71 Recreating Palm Sunday
The Easter Story 72 Recreating The Last Supper
The Easter Story 73 Recreating The Last Supper
The Easter Story 74 Recreating the Last Supper: Judas is turning away

Supertato and Evil Pea!!

Imagine our surprise when we came into school on Monday and discovered Supertato and his Super Veggies! They had been captured by Evil Pea. We searched but couldn't find him anywhere. The next day we discovered paint all over our sand tray and on the back of supertato's cape. We decided to design and make traps for Evil Pea. On wednesday we received an email with a video from Evil Pea, he said we'd never find him, but we did. He was hiding in a ball pool in the sand tray, so we threw him in pea jail; unfortunately he'd escaped and took Super Carrot with him. We made 'Missing' posters and put them all around school. On Friday we came in and found that Super Carrot had returned, but had been frozen in a block of ice. We had another email from Evil Pea and found ways to free Super Carrot. 

What a week! 

 

(After reading the Supertato books, the children loved following the narrative of Supertato and his team. They wrote recounts of the story, designed and made traps, wrote 'Missing' and 'Wanted' posters and talked about the best way to melt the ice that Super Carrot was trapped in. Great learning and great fun)

Evil Pea Video #1

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The first Evil Pea video message we received!
Picture 1 Evil Pea had help escaping!
Picture 2 Evil Pea had help escaping!
Picture 3 Evil Pea had help escaping!
Picture 4 Poor Supertato
Picture 5 Poor Supertato
Picture 6 Evil Pea had help escaping!
Picture 7 Evil Pea had help escaping!
Picture 8 Look what Evil pea did!
Picture 9 Look what Evil pea did!
Picture 10 Look what Evil pea did!
Picture 11 Look what Evil pea did!
Picture 12 Look what Evil pea did!

Evil Pea #2

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This is the last video we received form Evil Pea.

Website Links

 

Here you will find links to some of the videos I use during maths 'warm-ups' and in phonics. I will also upload any links to videos that we just enjoy moving too :) 

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

http://epicphonics.com/games/show/reading-machine-4 Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we. Tricky words, these are tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky words! Don't let them trick you!

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 3 Tricky Words song as requested by many :) Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was. Tricky words These are tricky, tricky, tricky, tricky tricky words That you can learn, learn, learn, learn Tricky words Don't let them trick you They are just tricky words Don't let them trick you Say hello to me, me, me, me, me m and e spells me Don't let it trick you.

3D Shapes Song | Shapes for kids | The Singing Walrus

The Singing Walrus presents "3D Shapes Song" - an upbeat, funky music video that shows various three dimensional shapes. Join our characters as they learn 4 different 3D shapes - cube, cone, sphere, and cylinder. During each verse, a 3D object (dice, party hat, ball, soda can) is shown next to the 3D shape so that kids can see examples in everyday life.

Counting Down From Twenty Song (Classic)

The Counting Down From Twenty Song by Have Fun Teaching is a counting song that teaches kids how to count down from 20 to 1 by ones. Download the Counting Videos: http://havefunteaching.com/videos/counting-videos/ Download the Counting Songs: http://havefunteaching.com/songs/counting-songs/ Get This Video on DVD: http://havefunteaching.com/videos/counting-videos/counting-dvd/ Get the Counting Songs CD: http://havefunteaching.com/songs/counting-songs/

Count Down Song from 20 to 1 | The Monkey Floss | Tiny Tunes

Count Down Song from 20 to 1 Learn to count down from 20 with our counting backwards song. The song is designed to help with numeracy and recognition of numbers. This fun and colorful song is a great way for children and kids to learn to countdown from twenty.

Number song 1-20 for children | Counting numbers | The Singing Walrus

The Singing Walrus presents "Number song 1-20 for children" - an upbeat chant that helps kids count the numbers 1-20. The kids all count from 1-20 together three times, each time counting faster than the previous. This is perfect for preschool aged children, and for young learners of ESL and EFL!

The Counting by Twos Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Go up into space as you count up by twos with a dog and a song on a crazy rocket cruise! The Counting by Twos song teaches skip counting by 2. If you are learning to count or teaching math and early years numeracy, the Counting by 2's song by Scratch Garden is the best way to get there!

Count by 2 | Dancing 2's | Skip Counting by 2 | Count to 100 | Educational Songs | Jack Hartmann

Dancing 2's is a fun way for kids to learn to skip count by 2. Children follow me doing different dances as we count to 100 by 2. Every time we hit a place holder of tens we change dances. Children sing-a-long with me as we dance to this fun skip counting song.

The Counting by Fives Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Count by fives from zero to one hundred! Skip Counting with an original animation and song... don't skip it! The Counting by Fives song teaches skip counting by 5. If you are learning to count or teaching math and early years numeracy, the Counting by 5's song by Scratch Garden is the best way to get there!

Count by 5's | Exercise and Count By 5 | Count to 100 | Counting Songs | Jack Hartmann

It's easy to count by 5! My video, Exercise and Count by 5's is a classroom hit across the world. It's cool Latin beat makes it easy to exercise and count by 5. Kids count by 5 as they exercise by stretching their arms and legs and across the mid-line of their bodies.

The Counting by Tens Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Count by tens from zero to one hundred with an adventurous dog and an adventurous song! The Counting by Tens song teaches skip counting by 10. If you are learning to count or teaching math and early years numeracy, the Counting by 10's song by Scratch Garden is the best way to get there!

Teen Numbers | Numbers in the Teens | Teen Numbers In The Air | Jack Hartmann

Teen Numbers In the Air will help students write and form numerals for the teen numbers 11-19. Follow me as I form the teen numbers by writing out the numerals for each teen number. Students can form the teen number numerals in the air while following my movements.

Doubles Doubles Dancing Doubles (A song about number doubles)

A super fun high energy dance song about number doubles. Get movin' and groovin'' and get down on the dance floor to the dancing doubles. Learn your doubles facts in a fun and interactive way as you move to the beat and sing along! Doubles, doubles dancing doubles!

Get Up to Get Down | Movement Song for Kids | Brain Breaks | Jack Hartmann

Get Up to Get Down is a fun brain break, music and movement song. This song incorporates directional words and movements. Dance along with Jack Hartmann and his friend Will to Get Up to Get Down in this brain break and movement video.

DOUBLES! DOUBLES! (*new* 1-10 version)

WWW.HARRYKINDERGARTENMUSIC.COM ...or find me on Teachers Pay Teachers! www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Harry-­­­­Kindergarten-Music HARRY KINDERGARTEN MUSIC, LLC Hip educational songs & videos for the K-2 Classroom! Song: DOUBLES! DOUBLES! (1-10 VERSION) Educational Content: Practicing "doubles" addition; This version has both the "small doubles" and the "big doubles" in one song, whereas my previous versions repeated one or the other in both verses.

What Makes Ten?

Practice your facts to ten with this song, featuring music by Fatboy Slim and emceeing by mistergreene. Mrs. Mann's Second Grade Class provided the background chanting when the whole dang thang was recorded back in the fall of 2006. Check, baby, check, baby, check, one, two!

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