Juniper Class Blog

We love Yoga!

This week in Juniper class we have introduced Yoga into our everyday learning.

The children have learnt Yoga positions and routines to relax them and get their minds ready and engaged in learning.


In English this week we have been writing a checklist of important things we would need to take with us on a bear hunt. The children came up with some fantastic ideas including a compass, binoculars  and we even had tea bags for a nice cup of tea!

In Maths this week we have been focussing on counting back, solving subtraction problems and recording the answers in our maths books.

We look forward to our school trip to the Horse Shire Centre on Tuesday next week!

Music time!

This week in Juniper class we have enjoyed making rhythms and music using different instruments.

In English this week we have been writing posters and signs for the Bear cave! You might see some of our posters around school!

In Maths this week we have been estimating, the children have participated in different maths challenges that focus on estimating.

In Phonics we have continued to focus on using the sounds we hear to write words and learning the correct spelling for words.

Money, money, money!

This week in Juniper class we have been learning about money.

In Maths we have learnt the value of different coins and we have been using everyday language to talk about money. We have been comparing quantities to solve problems in our maths books.

In English this week we have been focussing on story setting and learning new vocabulary to describe the setting.

In writing this week we have been focussing on learning and writing new high frequency words and remembering to put these words in our own writing. The words we have learnt this week are; he, me, we, be, she, all, there and they.



The sun has got his hat on…

We have had lovely week of learning in the sunshine!

This week we have been exploring the outdoor area and developing our independent learning skills.

In English this week we have been exploring our new text, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt". We learnt the new vocabulary from the text to support us in our writing and the story language to retell the story.

In Maths this week we have been counting to 100 everyday and counting back from 20. We have continued to learn number bonds to 10 to support us in addition and subtraction problems.

Spring Chicken…

The children did very well singing 'Spring Chicken', in the Easter service.

This week we went on a school trip to Cheshire Workshop, the children made a candle with a candle holder and a key ring. The children had a great time and they enjoyed this new experience, they were all very creative!

Next term our English text will be 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt".

Thank you to the parents who have donated resources for our outdoor area! We would really appreciate any old pots and pans, kitchen utensils and gardening equipment.

We are readers!

Another super week in Juniper class!

This week in English and Phonics we have been showing off our reading skills. The children are now reading independently and applying their phonic knowledge.

In Maths we have continued to learn number bonds to 10 and apply this knowledge to maths problems. We have been recording answers independently in our maths books.

Next week is a busy week for Juniper class. We have a school trip to 'Cheshire Workshop' on Wednesday and the Easter service and last swimming session on Thursday.

Miss Moffatt will change reading books on Wednesday next week to ensure all the books are changed before the holidays.


We know number bonds to 10…

Another busy week in Juniper class..

This week in Maths we have been learning number bonds to 10. We have been playing games and using tens frames. The children have been recording in their maths books.

This week in English we have been writing 'WANTED' posters for the wolf. We need to find the wolf because he tried to eat Grandma! The children have been describing the wolf and explaining why we need to find him.

This week in swimming the children have been practising putting their faces in the water and blowing bubbles. Some of the children are now swimming without floats!

We can find the tricky words…

This week in Juniper class we have been looking for tricky words around us. In books and in the environment.

In English we have been writing story maps for the Little Red Riding Hood story. We have been focussing on our spelling and letter formation.

In Maths we have been exploring the properties of different objects and using mathematical language to describe them.

This week we did a Science experiment to explore floating an sinking. We learnt how different things can float and why things sink.



Little Red Riding Hood.

Our story this term is Little Red Riding Hood.

In English the children have been learning the story. We have been learning new words and vocabulary from the text. We have learnt facts about wolves and we have written a fact file in our books.


We celebrated World Book Day and the children talked about the character they were dressed as and what story they were from.

In Maths we are continuing to count to 100 everyday with actions. We have been learning how to answer subtraction questions by counting back.

We can count to 100!

Another busy week of learning....


This week in English the children have focussed on reading and writing the tricky words that we have been learning. The children have been including these words in their own independent writing.

You could practise these words at home, the, to, no, go, I, be, we, he, she and we.

This week in Maths the children have been counting to 100, we count to 100 everyday! We have been focussing on using the part, part, whole method to add two amounts together and learning our number bonds to 10.

In swimming this week the children learnt how to swim on their backs and learning how to float.

Next week we will be learning all about Chinese New Year!