Mole Class

Mole Class
A warm welcome to Mole Class.

Class Teacher: Mel
LSA’s: Violeta, Marlena and Stewart

Hello, welcome to the Mole class page. In Mole class we provide a variety of learning opportunities that excite, engage and challenge our pupils. Together we will make mistakes and become resilient learners

W/C 12-04-2021

Welcome Back!

This week has been a very busy week with all of our pupils returning to Mole Class. We have been establishing routines and settling back into school life.

We had a very important job to do this week…

We have been talking about how to make our classroom a safe and happy place. Take a look at our classroom rules:

Independence

This week we went into the cookery room to make our very own ‘Bear on Toast’ snack. We did a super job at chopping the different ingredients up as well as spreading the delicious spread. We couldn’t wait to tuck into our snack.

We want to say a big thank you to Isaac, Johnny, Lucas and Porsha for washing and drying all of our pots up after we had finished!

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Well done to Ethan for asking a question using a full sentence:

“Are you going for your dinner?”

Well done to Jay who asked to go to the toilet this week!

Well done to Porsha for her writing her name independently!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Star of the Week award goes to:

2 children this week:

Clara and Porsha

A huge well done to the both of you this week!

Clara has settled really well in Mole Class and is beginning to explore the classroom environment. She has been super independent by going and selecting what she would like for her dinner! Porsha has had a great first week back. She has been so helpful in class and has made sure that our classroom is super tidy and looked after.

Keep up the fantastic work girls!

Useful Learning Links:

Here is a fun dough disco song to help strengthen those little fingers!

YouTube Link

Please use this alphabet song to support your child with their phonic sounds.

YouTube Link

Counting to 20 song:

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W/C 22-03-2021

Easter Egg Hunt!

This week in math’s we have engaged in lots of different Easter activities. We have been matching quantity to numeral by feeding the rabbit carrots. We have been ordering numbers by putting the rabbit’s footprints in the correct order and we have also been finding the total of two groups by counting all the eggs in each nest. Our favourite activity was when we went on an Easter egg hunt to find the different numbers to put in the correct order.

Catching Evil Pea!

This week Mole Class have been on a mission to catch Evil Pea. We had received a letter from Supertato to help him trap Evil Pea. The children in Mole class put their cooking skills to use and made some jelly to hopefully catch Evil Pea. We really enjoyed making the jelly and then also eating it at the end of the day.

Science

In science we have been exploring objects by using our sense of smell. We were super brave to smell what was in the pot. We then decided if we liked the smell or didn’t like the smell. We weren’t impressed with the garlic smell, but we liked the smell of the candle. We had some very good guesses at what was in the pot before using our eyes to see what it was.

 

Our Star of the Week award goes to:

Tahreem

A huge well done to Tahreem this week who has done some amazing work when listening to and following instruction to make jelly for Evil Pea. She has also engaged really well with PE lessons and has enjoyed playing team games.

Keep up the fantastic work Tahreem!

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This week Faith has really enjoyed playing with other children outside. She has been initiating games and activities with others and has enjoyed being chased when playing tig. It has been lovely to see you play with your peers Faith.

Useful Learning Links:

Here is a fun dough disco song to help strengthen those little fingers!

YouTube Link

Please use this alphabet song to support your child with their phonic sounds.

YouTube Link

Counting to 20 song:

YouTube link

 

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W/C 15-03-2021

Creative!

This week we have been exploring symmetrical patterns. We have really enjoyed creating patterns with paint and then folding the piece of paper over to create a print on the opposite side. It was a bit of a surprise to see what was going to happen when we opened the piece of paper.

Good Health

We went into the cooking room to plan and make our very own smoothies this week. First we decided which fruit we wanted to put into the smoothie and then we prepared the fruit. This involved peeling and chopping the fruit, which was tiring work. The blender was very loud so some of us covered out ears. The noise was all worth it when we finally got to try our very own home made smoothies. I am very proud of how sensible Mole Class were and how well they all did at washing their hands before handling the food.

Outdoor Learning

This week we have been outside exploring the school grounds and collecting natural objects to put into our feely box for Science. We then had to guess and describe the object that was in the box. We did a fantastic job at describing the different textures using the correct symbol or using our words.

Our Star of the Week award goes to:

Jay Watt

A huge well done to Jay this week this who has blown us away with his phonic knowledge! He can now read some tricky words and is doing some amazing blending to read words.

Keep up the amazing work Jay!

Useful Learning Links:

Here is a fun dough disco song to help strengthen those little fingers!

YouTube Link

Please use this alphabet song to support your child with their phonic sounds.

YouTube Link

Counting to 20 song:

YouTube link

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W/C 08-03-2021

“Shape shape, what’s that shape?”

This week in math’s we have been focusing on 2D shapes. We have been exploring different shapes, matching shapes and also talking about the properties of shapes. We have really enjoyed playing shape bingo and hunting for shapes in the sand spot tray.

Computing

This week we ventured into the ICT suite. We really enjoyed learning how to use a mouse correctly, selecting items and moving them across the screen. We enjoyed exploring different colours to make patterns. Some of us even had a go at using the keyboard to type words and sentences.

Our Star of the Week award goes to:

Johnny

A huge well done to Johnny this week who has settled so well back into Mole class! You have done some super listening and have engaged in lots of learning. We have been so impressed with your shape knowledge and how you have described some 2D shapes. Keep up the amazing work Johnny!

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We have been so proud of Mole class this week. We have been focusing on team work in PE. We have been working so well together in small teams and have been cheering each other on as well as congratulating our friends when they win. Excellent sportsmanship Team Mole!

Useful Learning Links:

Here is a fun dough disco song to help strengthen those little fingers!

YouTube link

Please use this alphabet song to support your child with their phonic sounds.

YouTube link

Counting to 20 song:

YouTube link

 

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W/C 01-03-2021

Mathematicians

This week in math’s we have been focusing on repeating patterns. We have been using different objects to create colourful repeating patterns. We even created our own repeating pattern by stamping different types of vegetables.

Good Health

We REALLY enjoyed making our very own superhero smoothies this week. First we talked about what makes a smoothie healthy. We decided that strawberries and bananas were a good healthy choice and that chocolate wasn’t. We then decided which colour smoothie we wanted to make…

Green for the Hulk or Red for Iron Man?

Afterwards we followed the superhero smoothie recipe and chopped up the ingredients. We then whizzed the fruit up in the blender. We really liked the red Iron Man smoothie, but we weren’t sure about the green Hulk smoothie.

World Book Day

The children have really enjoyed coming to school dressed up as their favourite book character. We have celebrated the day by sharing books, reading books and even reading magazines. Here are a few pictures of our day.

Our Star of the Week award goes to:

Joey

A huge well done to Joey this week who has settled so well back into Mole class. It is like he has never been away! Joey is exceptional at looking after his classroom, by always tidying things away. He is always respectful towards his friends and has also done some amazing sharing in allowing his friends to have a look at his special space book. It is a pleasure to have you in Mole class Joey, keep up the excellent work!

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Clara has been busy at home making her own bread. We are super proud of Clara for not only making the bread but for also touching the dough! This is a huge achievement. Keep up the amazing work Clara!

Porsha has been busy practicing her name at home. Well done Porsha for tracing over your name, then making it and finally having a go at independently forming the correct letter shapes! You should be very proud of yourself! Keep it up!

Useful Learning Links:

Here is a fun dough disco song to help strengthen those little fingers!

YouTube link

Please use this alphabet song to support your child with their phonic sounds.

YouTube Link

Counting to 20 song:

YouTube link

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W/C 22/02/2021

Maths – Using & Applying

We have been problem solving this week – The characters from our story this were all mixed up! We had to use our super sorting powers to unscramble the characters into different categories! I think we did a very good job and ‘Supertato’ would be very proud of our mathematics and team work!

 

Life Skills

A huge well done to the children at home who have been working super hard at recognising letters in their name, making their name and then having a go at writing the letters in their name and in the correct order! Keep up the excellent work!

Great Work Team Mole!

We have started our new PE focus this week – Team work and ball skills!

We have been learning to be part of a team and playing games as team. This is definitely our super skill!

 

Our Star of the Week award goes to:

Isaac

A huge well done to Isaac this week who has been so brave by having a visit to the dentist and for settling so well into school. He has been the life and soul of Mole Class and has tried so hard to settle into ‘Mole Class routines’. Keep up the positive attitude and fantastic enthusiasm Isaac!

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Welcome back!

So proud of how well the children, who have returned to school this week have settled back into Mole class. Your friends were so excited to greet you back into the classroom and it has been amazing to see how much learning you have already achieved.

Useful Learning Links:

Here is a fun dough disco song to help strengthen those little fingers!

YouTube link

Please use this alphabet song to support your child with their phonic sounds.

YouTube link

Counting to 20 song:

YouTube Link

 

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W/C 08/02/2021

Life Skills

Some excellent tooth brushing going on at home. Well done to those who have also completed the home learning tooth brushing sequencing.

Creative

In Mole Class this week we have been working with clay to create our very own Giant from Jack and the Beanstalk story. We worked really hard to squash and squeeze the clay into different shapes to create 2 eyes, a nose, a mouth and 2 ears. Some of us even had a go a creating the Giants hair.

Phonics

We have been focusing on Tricky Words in phonics this week. We have been reading some tricky words and then having a go at making them with magnetic letters. We then had a go at writing them. Look at our fantastic letter formation when writing the tricky word “to”.

Our Star of the Week award goes to:

Faith

 Faith has been practicing her number recognition at home. Look at how big those numbers are! We are very impressed with how well you are doing with your home learning Faith! And a big thank you to your parents for all their support.

Useful Learning Links:

Here is a link to a very catchy song to help your child learn their tricky words:

YouTube link

Here is a fun dough disco song to help strengthen those little fingers!

YouTube link

Please use this alphabet song to support your child with their phonic sounds.

YouTube link

 

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W/C 01-02-2021

Snow Day!

Thank you for all of the exciting photos that were sent in from the snow day this week. It is great to see so many snowmen being built and you all having fun in the snow.

Life Skills

It’s amazing to see that life skills are continuing at home. Well done to Joey who made himself and his sister a Billy Bear sandwich!

Our Star of the Week award goes to:

Lucas

 

We have been very impressed with Lucas this week for stepping out of his comfort zone and attempting to climb the apparatus in PE. This is a huge step for Lucas. Well done!

Head Teacher’s Award!

A huge well done to Lucas and Clara for receiving

the Head Teacher’s Award this week!

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We are super impressed with Jay this week for his English work. He completed the task of cutting out the pictures from the story and then sticking them down in the correct order. He also enjoyed re-telling some parts of the Jack and the Beanstalk story. Well done Jay!

Useful Learning Links

Here is a fun dough disco song to help strengthen those little fingers!

YouTube link

Please use this alphabet song to support your child with their phonic sounds.

YouTube link

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Art and Design

This week we have been working exceptionally hard to create a giant beanstalk for our reading garden. We have worked hard on our gluing and sticking skills as well as our cutting skills. We have used twisting techniques as well as learning how to twist wool into spirals. We are super impressed with our creation. We just hope a Giant doesn’t pay us a visit!

Life Skills

We have continued to focus on making our own toast again this week for snack. It is amazing to see that life skills are also happening at home. This week the children have been busy baking as well as engaging in some PE to keep themselves active.

Our Star of the Week award goes to:

Ethan

Meet Ethan – The new Spiderman. Ethan amazed us all at his excellent climbing skills. He tackled each part of the apparatus with confidence and was certainly proud of his achievements!

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Well done to Clara for completing the planting activity that was sent home for this week. You have done a fantastic job. We can’t wait to see the pictures of your growing plant.

 Useful Learning Links:

Here is a fun dough disco song to help strengthen those little fingers!

YouTube link

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Life Skills
This week we have been preparing our own snack. This has included safely using a toaster and spreading the toast with butter. It is amazing to see that life skills are also being taught at home, where pupils are helping around the house.

 

Our star of the week award goes to :

Joey for his amazing Jack and the Beanstalk writing!  Keep up the fantastic work Joey.

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Lucas engaged in some Jack and the Beanstalk role play this week. He was a very angry giant, who wanted his golden hen back!

Useful Learning Links:

Here is a fun dough disco song to help strengthen those little fingers!

Youtube link

 

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