Juniper Class Blog

Slippery Slime..

The children have had a fantastic and busy week this week in Juniper class!

This week we have taken part in 'Aspirations Week', the children had a special assembly with a Nurse, who talked to the children about her job and the children even got to wear some of the uniforms.

In class we have talked about how both men and woman can do lots of different jobs.

We had a visit from a 'mad scientist', she taught us how to make slime.

All of the children made a pot of slime to take home with them.

We are performers!

Juniper class did a fantastic first practice of the songs we have practiced at the Winsford High School, the represented the school excellently and we look forward to performing on Monday.

On Friday we had a visit from the Cheshire Brass Band. We listened to them play and some of us even had a go at playing some of the different instruments!

In English this week we have focused on reading and writing tricky words that we have learnt.

In Maths we have focused on number recognition and counting on from any given number.


Wonderful Weather!

This week we have had a fantastic week taking our learning outside!

We said goodbye to our Butterflies this week as we let me fly free in the school grounds.

This week in maths we have been number hunting and adding amounts together.

There is a tiny Caterpillar on a leaf…

This week we have been making observations of our Caterpillars!

In English this week we have continued with our caterpillar diary. The children have been writing about the changes they can see in their English books.

In Maths this week, we have focused on capacity and weight. We have been experimenting in the water tray and learning how to use the correct mathematical language.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This week we have been learning our new text, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.

The children have learnt new vocabulary and we have been retelling the story with actions using our story map.

In Maths we have been doubling and halving to solve problems. We have learnt how to use these skills in everyday life.

This week we have had a very special delivery, CATERPILLARS! We have the responsibility of looking after 5 caterpillars until they grow in beautiful butterflies.

Reminder: Sports day is on Monday, please make sure you have your full P.E kit and a water bottle.

The Royal Wedding!

We have had a lovely week this week celebrating the Royal Wedding.

The children have participated in different activities linked to the royal wedding.


In English the children have been writing all about their school trip to the Shire Horse Centre last week. From their writing it sounds like the children had a fantastic day!

In Maths this week we have been learning about length, height and weight and how to measure things fairly. We have been using the correct mathematical language.

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.