Tinley Class (1)
Spring 18Tinley Welcome letter 2018
The beginning of term has been a busy and exciting one in Tinley so far. Our new Reception children have settled in well and are already enjoying their full days at school…..especially lunch time!
We have had fun with Science, learning about air (an invisible gas) and how to make slime. We have also started to explore the autumn season and what changes happen in the weather and the environment. We have made autumn collections and painted with fallen, bruised apples and leaves, with beautiful results.
This term, we have been reading books about food and have shared our food heaven and food hell!
We have read about Charlie and Lola (who is a fussy eater) and Oliver’s Vegetables (he’s also a fussy eater!)
Take a look at our photos and do pop in to class in the coming weeks to see the lovely art work and writing on the walls.
We have also been learning how to take care of the guinea pigs and how to handle them with care. They enjoyed our fallen apples too….and they are NOT so fussy eaters!
We will be investigating foods and where they come from and exploring different recipes, writing our own set of instructions to follow. We will be reading Handa’s Surprise – so don’t share that one at home – or there will be no surprise to discuss!! We will be having a go at writing our own version of the story, becoming authors and illustrators and will be writing poetry.
Our two trips this term will enhance the learning in school, with plenty of opportunity to describe, sequence events, role play, measure, weigh, compare, follow instructions and practise our hand-eye coordination and physical skills.
Harvest time will give us an opportunity to celebrate the food we are blessed with.
However, Christmas is approaching fast and soon we will be turning our thoughts to the Nativity. Watch this space!
Tinley Stay and Play May 2017
Lambing April 2017
Storytime March 2017
Tinley class have been learning about the planets of the solar system. They had a lot of fun making their own planets out of plasticine.
A Toy’s Story
Tinley Class have been using their DT skills to make Jack in the Boxes . . .
Heavenly Glaze Trip
Stay and Play
Our two scarecrows have been rehearsing with the class for our Harvest festival.
We’re off on a journey
Inspired by ‘The Train Ride’ by June Crebbin, we have been painting pictures of things that we might see out of the train window.
We have been working hard to draw our own roads on the playground. We even made some bus stops and bus tickets to give to the driver before we get on.
Naughty Bus went for a drive
We have been reading ‘Naughty Bus’ by Jan and Jerry Oke. Our own Naughty Bus was taken for a drive around the school and through lots of different materials. He got a bit stuck in the hair gel!
Autumn is here
The signs of Autumn are all around us in our lovely school grounds.
The Year 1 children have really enjoyed helping their new friends in Reception settle in.
We started the new school year with a few furry friends coming to visit.
As we have been learning about transport, one of our pupils brought in his Grandad’s hat and bag from when he was a real bus driver in the 1980s. We loved looking at all of his badges and the different tools he had in his bag, especially the one he used to punch holes in people’s tickets.
The children in Tinley class have been inspired by our Native American topic to make their own head dresses and costumes. Can you can guess which famous Native American some of the children are dressed as?
Roll up! Roll up!
We are investigating the circus this term
It’s behind you!
This term Tinley class’ topic is Traditional Tales. Let the story telling begin!
‘Munch! Crunch! Lunch!’
This term our topic is ‘Munch! Crunch! Lunch!’ We will exploring the wonderful world of food, leading up to our Harvest Celebration in October.
Tinley Class spent the afternoon waiting on some very important customers in the Tinley Tea Rooms, serving freshly made treats.
Tinley class have been busy in their new mud kitchen and role play restaurant. They have even been cooking with real food!
Footsteps through the Forest
We have been learning about Andy Goldsworthy as part of our Footsteps Through the Forest topic. He is an artist that creates patterns and sculptures in nature. We had a go at making our own natural art. We even used watering cans as pretend rain.
Stay and Play 25th March 15
Tinley Class had a wonderful time at their Stay and Play afternoon. Parents and Grandparents joined us for the afternoon to make our very own Dinosaur Lands. We thought very carefully about what geographical features we might have seen when the Dinosaurs ruled the world. Thank you to all who came. We hope to have you visit again soon.
Maidstone Museum 10th March 15
We visited Maistone Museum and learnt about dinosaurs!
World Book Day 5th March 15
In Tinley Class we thought about what our characters were like and how they would pose in a photo. Alice even managed to fall down a rabbit hole!!
Rumble and Roar!
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