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The Whiteoak Academies of
Hannah More Infants and Grove Juniors.
Planting dreams. Nurturing hearts. Growing minds.
Home Page The Whiteoak Academies of
Hannah More Infants and Grove Juniors.
Planting dreams. Nurturing hearts. Growing minds.

Dragonflies

Welcome to Dragonflies Classsmiley

 

Our Teachers are Mrs Wood (Monday/Tuesday) and Mrs Worsley (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday)

 

Mrs Byford is our Teaching Assistant every day. 


Mrs Fraser looks after us at lunch times.

 

We have 21 children in our class.

 

Our P.E. days are:

 

Tuesday (Large apparatus), Wednesday (Dance) and Friday (Premier Sport).

 

We love to go outside and enjoy our lovely school grounds on welly walks and running a mile or two.

 

We enjoy exploring our Courtyard and outdoor area and learning and growing in all that we do every day. 

 

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A great start for the Dragonflies Sept 2020
The Dragonflies have made a great start to their school year.  They have settled in so quickly and have already started to make new friends.  We have been spending lots of time exploring our outside space as we've been so lucky with the weather, and we've been able to enjoy time on the field.  We've had lots of fun running around and playing group games (we love 'Duck Duck Goose') and have also enjoyed singing some action rhymes outdoors.

 

In the classroom we've especially enjoyed exploring role play, the construction toys, the Dolls' house and the puzzles.  We love dressing up as firefighters and policemen in the courtyard and using the walkie-talkies! The sand tray, digging area and the cars are also very popular with the Dragonflies.

 

We've been counting and exploring numbers using Numicon and dice, and love playing matching games. We have been talking about what each number represents and what numbers are.  We've just started to learn sounds in preparation for reading and writing, and have been brilliant at thinking of things that begin with those sounds. We have loved mark making, exploring different shapes and taking our pencils for a walk. Our hand, wrist and arms muscles are going to be super strong. 

 

We also love listening to lots of stories (look at our home page for our focus book) and looking at books, either on our own to relax or in groups.  

 

What a brilliant start we've had - we can't wait to have more adventures and to get to know each other better as the year progresses smiley.

Photos and videos from 2020-2021smiley

Life cycles ๐Ÿฃ๐ŸŒŸ

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We have been learning about lifecycles. We are eggspecting chicks soon, they are cosy and warm in their incubator. These are rare breed chicks, who have been reared to help keep these rare breed numbers growing. Look at our amazing work about the chicks lifecycle. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿฃ

Outdoor learning 5th Nov

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We went into our outdoor classroom after learning about bonfire night. We were building dens and a (pretend) bonfire In the sunshine on the 5th Nov.

Exploring our faces and drawing our friends. We looked closely at our friends, and thought carefully about where their features are on our drawing.

Our first welly walk ๐ŸŒŸ

COOL time ๐ŸŒŸ

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Choosing Our Own Learning, learning through play.

Our Wonderful world. We have been reading the brilliant book: โ€˜Here we areโ€™ by Oliver Jeffers. We went outside to relax and enjoy our surroundings after listing to the clip with David Attenborough, what a wonderful world.

David Attenborough - Wonderful World - BBC

We loved watching this clip when we were thinking about our wonderful world.

Hereโ€™s what weโ€™ve been up to so far........

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Outside learning in the sunshine. Team work and mini-beast hunt

Play time fun โญ๏ธ

A busy day ๐Ÿ˜Š

Exploring our lovely field. We enjoyed running and playing games. It was very exciting when the tractor came to mow the grass.

Photos from 2019-2020smiley

The Little Red Hen. Mary the Hen came to visit with Helen from Farmlink.

World Book Day 2020 Whereโ€™s Wally?

We handle the chicks so carefully and we love to read to them.

We have new arrivals ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ

Moving in different ways. We played a game to collect Mars rocks and take them back to our space ship. We collected 33 rocks โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

We are Eggspecting! ๐Ÿฃ

Christmas Art Day โญ๏ธ

We enjoyed drawing portraits of our friends

We went to Holy Trinity to plant some Crocus bulbs and to enjoy the sensory garden.

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