Waingroves, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 9TD

01773 744106

Waingroves Primary School

Think. Do. Achieve

Ms Odell's Class 2022/23

 Welcome to Our Class Page.

HELLO!

Other adults in our amazing classroom are:

Mrs S Coleman: Teaching Assistant.

We do PE every Tuesday with Mrs Smith. 

                          Take a look at our new 'Curriculum map' to show you what we will be learning this term.

OUR P.E DAY IS TUESDAY.     OUR P.E DAY IS TUESDAY.    OUR P.E DAY IS TUESDAY.    OUR P.E DAY IS TUESDAY.    

                              CHILDREN SHOULD COME TO SCHOOL IN THEIR P.E KIT EVERY TUESDAY AND HAVE LONG HAIR TIED BACK FOR SAFETY.                               PLEASE  SEND SOME MICROPORE (OR SIMILAR) TAPE TO COVER EARRINGS TOO. 

Brrrrrr.... it was a really chilly week in January and we were really interested in the ice. We use lots of 'wow words' to describe how it felt; cold, freezing, hard, chilly, wet, melty and solid to name a few.

We did some amazing science experiments to see what would help the ice to melt quicker. Warm water worked best. 

On a fresh and bright January day we went outside to sketch winter trees from real life. 

Here's a little catch up form our Autumn Terms: 

We had a special visit from Santa at our Christmas party. 

 

We went for an imaginary ride on The Polar Express.

The classroom was dark and the seats were in rows like on the train. We watched clips of the film and had hot chocolate and marshmallows.  The 'conductor' read the story book by torch-light, and we had a visit from one of Santa's helpers. 

Everyone had a ticket clipped with a 'b' and a bell to show that 'we believe'. 

If you would like to share some 'Mindful Times' with your child (including exercise which is good for our mental health of course),  please see the links below and try some of these activities together. 

 

In school, we use a website called https://www.gonoodle.com/  for lots of guided dancing, zumba, fitness and relaxation videos for the children to follow. Pop 'N' Bop is lots of fun!

 

Cosmic Kids Zen Den has lots of midndful activities to share with your child. 

https://www.youtube.com/playlistlist=PL8snGkhBF7ngDp1oJtx5VcjwatxZn8xLK

 

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 Here is a lovely story you might like to share with your child. 

Get comfy and enjoy.

 

This story is about 'Starting School' by Janet Ahlberg and Allan Ahlberg. 

We will share this in school so you too can share it together at home. 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zQivaCXu-Q

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Here are the 'letter family' sheets to help you practise your letters. Don't worry if you can't print them, just use them as a guide.  

This timetable below will give you some idea of how we spend our days in school. Children will have time to ‘choose’ play / learning / developmental activities once they have done a 15 -20 minute focused task with an adult for each subject. Adults play alongside, model activities and encourage discussion during ‘choose’ activities.