Author: Rebecca Hollis

iPads in Ash Class!

Ash class have thoroughly enjoyed using the iPads this morning to explore age appropriate apps.  As a class we explored using screen mirroring to project one of the iPads onto the Smart TV. The children were really excited to use Virtualu-tee to explore their bodies -check out the photos. The children took photos of each other – we think they did a fabulous job!

Safety online

Ash class have been learning about how to stay safe on the Internet. After watching a clip about which details not to give out, some children decided to create posters. Some superb examples of cursive handwriting , finger spaces and using phonics to spell new words.

Dinosaur Workshop

On Monday Ash class really enjoyed meeting Jack and Sophie (a baby and teenage T Rex). Everyone enjoyed stroking the dinosaurs. They were excellent palaeontoligists and used brushes to gently move sand and uncover fossils. 

Roaring fun!

This week we were lucky enough to have the wonderful dinosaur experts visit us with thier baby T-Rex called Jack and thier almost fully grown T-Rex called Sophie. The children got to stroke them, learn all about what they used to eat and what the Earth looked like when dinosaurs were the most common species around. Later, we got to become paelentologists and explore real fossils from dinosaurs, fish and plants. We carefully brushed the sand away and tried to work out what the fossil was using pictures and facts. 

Smartie the Penguin

Today Apple Nursery have been learning about how to be safe online through a story about ‘Smartie the Penguin’. If we see or do something we are unsure about, always tell an adult! Smartie taught us a song to remind us how to stay safe…

Before you tap and click,
You need to stop and think,
And TELL someone!

We coloured in some pictures of Smartie the Penguin.


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Parachutes and Running

Apple Nursery enjoyed playing parachute games as well as doing our ‘Daily Mile’ run on the big playground for the first time. We were all out of breath by the end and spent some time listening to our breathing and our hearts beating faster.

Eruptions in Ash Class!!

Ash Class watched Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures and learnt that during the time of the Tyrannosaurus Rex there were lots more volcanoes on Earth. The children used bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and red food colouring to create a volcano. They really enjoyed watching the eruption outside. The children have also found out that pumice, volcanic rock, floats. What not investigate different types of rocks at home?