Juniper

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Key information this term (Spring 2018)

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Class Juniper have made a fantastic start to the new school year. We have enjoyed lots of new topics and areas of learning.

Chinese New Year

Class Juniper took part in an afternoon of activities linked with Chinese New Year. We made dragon puppets, masks, sampled some food using chopsticks and opened fortune cookies.

British Values

The pupils in Class Juniper have enjoyed exploring the meaning of British Values and creating their own posters to explore this theme. We have created some fantastic Art work linked with our Queen and British landmarks and we even designed our own Beatles album covers! Our favourite part of the week was having our very own afternoon tea party. The pupils worked together to make the food, drinks and decorations. We had a lovely afternoon!

Yoga

Class Juniper enjoyed taking part in a series of yoga lessons led by a specialist yoga teacher. We tried hard to do the different poses and stretches and we finished each session with some relaxation time.

Juniper Update

We had fun making our own play dough. We added paint to change to the colour, glitter to give it a bit of sparkle and oils to make it smell nice.

We had lots of fun celebrating Christmas at Central. We made our own party hats, enjoyed a lovely Christmas dinner, had a class party, did some Christmas cooking and even had a visit from Santa himself!

We have been learning all about money this term. We have taken parts in lots of activities and we even have our own class shop now in our role play area.

Rangoli Patterns

Class Juniper created their own Rangoli Patterns on the playground using chalk. The children made sure they used lots of bright colours.

Map Making

The pupils went into the Millennium Garden to create their own maps in Geography. They thought carefully about what symbols to use.

Diwali Pots

The pupils have been learning all about Diwali – The Festival of Lights in RE. We designed, made and decorated our own Diwali pots. They are now on display in our classroom.

 

Peer Reading

The pupils took part in their first peer reading session. The pupils have time to listen to each other read and then make a comment in their reading records.

Imagine That

Class Juniper enjoyed our trip to Imagine That. We took part in Science experiments, art workshops and had lots of fun in the role play area. It was a great day!

 

Cake Sale

Class Juniper made, decorated and sold cakes to staff around the school. All  money raised went towards the cost of our school trip to Imagine That.

Sensory

Class Juniper have enjoyed exploring different sensory experiences in school.

 

Class update – 14th September 2017

We made our own Class Do Jo paintings to match our characters on the screen. We have been busy earning lots of Do Jo points!

We made our own Class Juniper Trees to take home on the first day in our new class. They are very colourful!

We have been working hard in Maths learning all about place value.

We wrote down our qualities and skills on pieces of paper and then we joined them together to make our own Class Juniper paper chain – we are all different but together we are a team!!

Class update

In RE the pupils have been learning about the festival of Diwali. They have made and painted their own clay diva pots and designed mendhi patterns.

Class Juniper have been taking part in weekly swimming lessons. The pupils have listened well to the specialist swimming teachers and their confidence in the water and skills have improved greatly over the term.

The pupils have shown a huge interest in Science lessons so far this term. We have focused upon healthy eating choices, different food groups and planning a balanced meal. We conducted an investigation into the amount of sugar contained in a wide range of popular drinks. The pupils were shocked to discover how many spoonfuls of sugar each drink contained!

In Geography the pupils have been reflecting on their local area and identifying different land uses. The pupils have been learning about map symbols and they have even created their own maps. There has also been opportunities to access online maps and Google Earth.

In PHSCE the pupils have worked together to create a positive comments book for each person in the class. During this activity the pupils had the opportunity to record positive comments about each other.

Martin Mere

Class Juniper have visited Martin Mere wildfowl reserve. The students have observed lots of birds and even take part in a bug hunt!

Imagine That

Class Juniper have had a fabulous time visiting Imagine That! The boys were able to use lots of science materials and carry out experiments from making exploding volcanoes and rockets to creating their very own green slime!

Cake Sale

Class Juniper have been making cakes to help raise funds for our school trip to Imagine that. The class managed to make £30.00 and really enjoyed their trip!

Easter Surprise!

Look who visited Class Juniper!

Cycling

The children from class Juniper have been attending a weekly cycling workshop

 

Yoga

Class Juniper are learning new postures and relaxation techniques by attending weekly yoga sessions.

 

Junior Chef

Class Juniper have been taking part in a 5 week Healthy eating “Junior Chef” course.

RSPB Visit

Junior Chefs – Fruit Kebabs

 Sensory Play

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Trip

 

Making Play Dough

 

CAFT Christmas Trip

Gymnastics

The pupils have enjoyed taking part in a series of gymnastics lessons led by a specialised coach.

 

Spiders

The pupils created their own instructions to help them create their own edible spiders!

 

Diva Pots

The pupils used clay to make their own diva lamps as part of our Diwali topic. We then painted them in bright colours.

 

Zoo Lab

The pupils enjoyed learning about different animals in our zoo lab sessions.

Remembrance Day

Class Juniper completed some work around Remembrance Day events and the significance of the poppy

Asda Visit

The pupils in Class Juniper took part in a healthy eating trail around Asda. We visited the different parts of the store and we even had the opportunity to have a go on the checkout.

Class Juniper are looking forward to an exciting term with lots of opportunities to develop our skills and knowledge across the curriculum.