Welcome to Jungle Class. All of the Reception children and some of the Year 1 children are in Jungle Class. Our class teachers are Mrs Bray and Mrs Panther. Mrs Bray works Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mrs Panther works Thursdays and Fridays. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Skakich, Mrs Forsey (mornings) and Miss Ryan (afternoons)
Class Learners of the Week- Week ending 25th Sept
Alfie has settled into Jungle Class superbly over the last few weeks. He has listened well and done everything that is asked of him. He has learned all of our routines and is always keen to try things and do his very best! Well done Alfie!
Iona has really impressed us with how well she has settled in to our school and learnt all of the new routines. She has grown in confidence so much since her first day, and she now comes into class with a big smile every day! Well done Iona!
Autumn Curriculum Newsletters
This half term our topic is Dinosaur Planet. Please click on the links below to find out about the exciting things we have planned for this half term.
Class Learner of the Week- Week ending 18th Sept
Our Learner of the Week this week is Harry!
We have been so impressed with how Harry has committed himself to all of his learning activities since starting year 1. He has tried particularly hard with his handwriting and maths. Harry, it has been lovely to see you so enthusiastic and proud of your efforts. Keep it up!
We would like to say a huge welcome back to our Year 1’s and a big welcome to school to our new Reception children. We have introduced our Dinosaur Planet topic and we have had a very busy week beginning to learn about Dinosaurs.
Class Learners of the Week – Week ending 11th Sept
Our Learners of the week this week are Rose, Harry and Jack. They have come back into Year 1 so keen and ready to learn. They have adapted brilliantly to all the changes that have come with being a Year 1 and they have worked especially hard this week in the afternoons doing lot of different activities. Well done, we are very proud of you.
The Butterflies have hatched and have been released outside. Have a look at the photos and then see if you can find out what type of butterflies have hatched.
Hello Jungle Class
You made it! We have been so amazing this year and we could not be prouder of all of you. We hope you and your families have the wonderful Summer holiday you deserve. Please can you give thank you hugs to all your grown ups as we know they have been fantastic in supporting you and us your learning. So Happy Summer holidays and see you in September.
The Caterpillars are now in their chrysalises, we will post more pictures when they have hatched out.
Week beginning 13th July
Good Morning Jungle Class. We can’t believe it is the last week of term already! It has definitely been a year to remember and I don’t think any of us could have imagined how the year would end. It was fantastic to have so many of you back in school last week and to be able to see you again before the Summer holidays. Below are the links for this week’s learning activities. The whole school has a ‘Transition’ project based around reflecting on this school year and looking forward to the next school year. If you would like to continue with the ‘Butterflies and Caterpillars’ learning ideas from last week, please look for the link in the previous week’s planning. Don’t forget to send us photos of what you have been up to this week. Have a fantastic week and remember to check our class page again for end of term messages.
Learning Gallery – Week ending 10th July
Week beginning 6th July
Good morning Jungle Class, we are very excited that we will get to see lots more of you in school this week. We hope you enjoyed learning about different places of worship last week, we were very busy in school learning about Muslim, Hindu and Christian places of worship. You can see some of the activities we did last week in our Learning Gallery. This week our class learning project is all about Butterflies and Caterpillars. We now have caterpillars in class and we will be watching them grow and change. Keep an eye out on our class page to see photos of them as they change. The whole school is also taking part in a well being learning project so below you will find links for both topics.
Butterflies and Caterpillars resources
Well being learning project
Learning Gallery – Week ending 3rd July
Week beginning 29th June
Good morning Jungle Class. We hope you enjoyed a wonderful week of learning and are ready for another fantastic week. We also hope that if you have had the opportunity to plant some seeds, you are beginning to see them change and grow. We were definitely inspired by lots of different artists this week and if you have a look at our learning gallery you will see some of the fantastic art work we created. Although we would like you to carry on with growing and observing your plants, this week we have a whole school RE topic based around Special places and places of Worship. We hope you enjoy learning about different religions and don’t forget to send us photos of anything you have been up to.
Home Learning Plans
Learning Gallery – Week ending 26th June
Well done to Cooper and Rose who both achieved Gold certificates this week.
Week beginning 22nd June
Good morning Jungle Class. We hope you have had a fantastic week and you have learnt lots of new and interesting things. Don’t forget to have a look at the photos on our learning Gallery to see what everyone has been up to. This week we are continuing with our learning about Plants and Flowers, but with a focus on looking at them through art. Attached below are the links for this week’s learning activities. Don’t forget to use links from previous weeks for phonics activities and if you didn’t get the opportunity to do some of the activities from last week’s Plants and Flowers planning, please feel free to continue with those to.
Home Learning Plans
Learning Gallery – Week ending 19th June
Well done to;
Phoebe who achieved a Bronze and Silver Award
Darcey who achieved a Silver Award
Theo who achieved a Gold Award
Cooper and Rose who are our Super Readers
Well done to Cooper who achieved a Bronze certificate this week.
Week beginning 15th June
Good morning Jungle Class. We can’t believe another week has flown by so quickly, we hope you had lots more minibeast fun. This week our new topic is all about Plants, flowers and growing. So it’s time to get outside again to explore either in your garden or local area. Don’t forget to send us photos of what you have been up to at home and for those of you who have been in school make sure you get your grown-ups to have a look at the photo gallery so they can see what you have been up to as well.
Home learning plans
Learning Gallery – Week ending 12th June
Mathletics and Reading Eggs
Well done to Cooper who achieved a bronze Mathletics award.
Well done to Ellie and Harry who achieved Gold Reading Egg awards.
Well done to Lily and Tilly who achieved Silver Reading Egg awards.
Home Learning – Week beginning 8th June
It was so lovely to welcome some of you back last week, it was as if you had never been away! For those of you we didn’t see we hope you had a fantastic week and were able to go minibeast mad! We would love to see your bug hotels and any minibeasts you have made. We are continuing with the Minibeast theme this week, so whilst some of the learning links are below, please also use the links given last week. Don’t forget if you have any questions or suggestions about the learning set don’t forget to let us know.
Learning Gallery – Week ending 5th June 2020
Home Learning – Week beginning 1st June
We can’t believe it is June already! We hope you had the loveliest half term break and had lots of time to enjoy the amazing sunshine.
Things will be a little bit different this half term as some of you will be in school and some of you will be at home. The activities we set each week for you at home will be the same as we are planning to do in school, so all children in Jungle Class will have the same learning opportunities wherever they are. Just follow the links below for all this week’s activities. Please don’t forget to send in photos from home and we will share home photos and school photos on our web page.
As most of you will be in school and will be taught alongside Woodland Year 1’s we are now asking you to use the planning activities on Woodland’s class page. You can of course borrow any activities you want from Jungle Class pages to and you are still very much part of Jungle Class so if you have any photos of activities from home we would still love to see them and share them on our class page.
Happy Half Term!
Good morning Jungle Class and happy half term. You all worked so hard last half term and you definitely deserve to have a lovely half term break. We are not setting class learning activities this week, however if you look on our main website page you will find some fun family activities that you might like to try together.
Home Learning Gallery – Week ending 24th May
Thank you again for sending in photos of all the fantastic things you have been up to.
Mathletics – Week ending 24th May
Well done to Darcey for achieving Bronze and Silver certificates this week and to Theo and Phoebe who achieved their Bronze certificates.
We will not be setting new activities this week. However, if you would like to explore Mathletics a little bit more then at the top of your Mathletics screen there are links called Explore and Play. These should take you to different parts of the website where you can access problem solving tasks and various maths games. Within the Play section Rainforest Maths is the most suitable for Reception, however please feel free to explore other games available.
Reading Eggs – Week ending 24th May
Our Super reader this week is Rose who achieved a Silver award.
Well done also to Lily, Cooper, Darcey, Theo, Ellie and Phoebe.
We will not be setting new activities this week, however please feel free to continue exploring the website and games if you wish to.
Home Learning – Week beginning 18th May
Good Morning Jungle Class we hope you have had a lovely week. We just wanted to say to you and your families how brilliant we think you are. We know you are working really hard at home on all different types of learning and we couldn’t be more proud of our Jungle Class families.
Below are the links to help you with your home learning this week.
Learning plans – week beginning 18th May
Happy, healthy me!
Thank you again for sending in your photographs, we love seeing them.
Mathletics – Week ending 15th May
Silver awards – Lily and Ellie
Bronze awards – Lily, Tilly, Rosie and Ellie
Well done to our award winners and to all of those who are having go at the Mathletics activities. Extra special mentions to Rose, Darcey, Theo, Phoebe, Harry, Rosa, Ryan and Grace for their work on Mathletics to.
Reading eggs – Week ending 15th May
Super readers this week are Lily, Ruby, Ryan, Rose, Darcey and Phoebe.
So many many of you are working on your Reading eggs activities so well done also to Taylor, Rosa, Cooper, Rayne, Tilly, Theo, Alice, Jack Rosie, Ellie, Harry and Emmi.
Home Learning – Week beginning 11th May
Good Morning Jungle Class. We hope you enjoyed the Bank Holiday and had the chance to take part in some VE Day Celebrations. Our celebrations included afternoon tea, singing, dancing and some lambs being born!
It was lovely to be able to catch up with some more of you this week and find out more about the amazing things you have been up to. It sounds like all your grown ups are doing a fantastic job, so don’t forget to give them big hugs and tell them how brilliant they are. We have tried to call all of you, sorry if we missed you, that just means you must have been busy doing something fun!
Below are the links to help you with your home learning this week.
Please also take a look at the Oxford Reading Tree link on our home page. If you need books for your child to read they have made a huge range of books available for children to read aloud.
Home Learning Gallery – Week ending 8th May
Mathletics – Week ending 8th May
Well done to Phoebe for achieving a Silver certificate and Lily for achieving a Bronze.
Reading Eggs – Week ending 8th May
Super readers this week were Lily, Phoebe and Ellie
Well done also to Rosa, Taylor, Ryan, Cooper, Rayne, Rose, Tilly, Darcey and Theo for working on their reading eggs activities.
Home Learning – Week beginning 4th May
Good Morning Jungle Class. It was so lovely to get the chance to speak to some of you last week and to find out all the amazing things you have been doing at home. From talking to people in other countries and baking lots of yummy things to bike rides, walks and making models at home. If we didn’t get the change to speak to you last week, we promise to try and call this week to find out how you are and what you have been up to.
Below are the links to help you with your home learning this week. Don’t forget to check the news page on the website for extra information and whole school activities.
Home Learning Gallery – Week ending 1st May
Mathletics – Week ending 1st May
Well done to Lily, Rose, Ellie and Phoebe who have achieved their Bronze certificates for the fantastic Mathletics work this week.
Reading Eggs- Week ending 1st May
Well done to Lily and Phoebe for achieving Gold certificates this week.
Well done also to Harry, Darcey, Ellie, Rayne, Tilly, Rose, Cooper, Theo, Ryan and Rosa who also worked hard on their Reading eggs activities.
Home Learning – Week beginning 27th April
Good morning Jungle Class. We hope you had a fantastic week, we have been so lucky with the weather! Below are the links to your home learning activities for this week. Thank you so much if you have sent in photos of your learning at home, we miss you all and would love to see something from all of you if possible. We know that learning at home can sometimes feel tricky, but we think you are doing a brilliant job and we just ask that you do your best. It is not always easy for your grown ups either so remember to be kind and show them what fantastic learners you are. If you also have time to help them with little jobs around the house, I know your grown ups would love that to!
Home learning Gallery – Week ending 24th April
Thank you for all the photos you have been sending in. It looks like Jungle Class have had a very busy week.
Mathletics – Week ending 24th April
Well done to Darcey, Phoebe, Tilly and Ryan who have achieved their Bronze certificates for their fantastic Mathletics work.
New activities will be set during the week.
Reading Eggs- Week ending 24th April
Well done to Lily and Darcey for achieving Gold certificates this week.
Well done also to Harry, Phoebe, Ellie, Rosie, Tilly, Rose, Cooper, Ryan, Taylor and Rosa who also worked hard on their Reading eggs activities.
Home Learning – Week beginning 20th April
Hello Jungle Class we hope you had a lovely Easter and that the Easter bunny found his way to your home (hands up who still has some of their chocolate left!). Below are links for this week’s home learning activities. Along with activity ideas, we have given you a timetable to help you plan your week, this is just a suggestion and if you choose to do things a bit differently then that’s fine by us. Don’t forget to send us some photos as we love to see what you have been up to.
We hope you have a very happy Easter and you have lots of opportunities to have fun in the Sun. Have a look on the news page for a link to lots of exciting Easter activities you can try at home and don’t forget to send us some photographs as we love to see what you have been doing.
Home Learning – Week ending 3rd April
Thank you to Darcey, Lily, Ryan and Cooper for sharing some of their home learning with us. As always we love to see what you have been up to. This week it has been fantastic to see more of your work on heroes and heroines, how you have been practising your handwriting, phonics and maths and how you have been inspired by your classical music challenge.
Mathletics – Week ending 3rd April
Well done to Rose, Lily, Tilly, Darcey, Theo, Ellie, Millie, Phoebe and Ryan who all achieved Bronze certificates this week.
Reading Eggs- Week ending 3rd April
Well done to Lily for achieving 2 gold certificates, Darcey for achieving a gold certificate and Alice for achieving a silver certificate.
Well done also to Rosa, Rose, Tilly, Rosie, Cooper and Lucas who put in lots of time into their reading eggs activities this week.
Websites to help home learning
White Rose Maths is a great website! They have set up a home learning section with videos and activities linked to the objectives for each year group. These could be used as revision activities or to try learning something new that we haven’t yet covered in school. Visit the website link below and click on the appropriate year group on the right.
Twinkl is also a fantastic website for finding a range of different activities linked to different year groups. They also have a home learning area to which they add daily activities.
Home Learning Project – 30th March
Please click on the link below to find out about this week’s learning project. Have fun and don’t forget to send us photos of some of your work.
Mathletics – Week ending 29th March
Well done to Lily, Darcey, Ellie and Phoebe who have achieved their Bronze certificates for their fantastic Mathletics work.
New activities will be set during the week.
Reading Eggs – Week ending 29th March
Please keep using Reading Eggs to practise your reading, phonics and spelling skills. New activities will be set during the week.
Well done to the following children for achieving certificates this week;
Bronze – Rayne
Silver – Alice, Phoebe and Ruby
Gold – Phoebe, Rosie (x2), Ruby (x2) and Lily (x5!)
Home Learning – Week ending 29th March
Thank you to everyone who has shared their home learning, we have loved seeing what you have been learning about. Darcey, Rose, Ryan and Rosa the work you have done on your heroes and heroines is amazing and we learnt so much from reading them.
Jungle Class home / school learning during school closure
During the school closure, we would like you to complete some home learning. Depending on individual family circumstances, your capacity to do this may vary e.g. parent work commitments etc. Our advice would be to try to aim for about 2 hours of home learning each day. This ideally would be broken up into smaller chunks of time e.g. half an hour at a time. We do not want to put pressure on families during this already stressful and uncertain times so please do what you can. Teachers will be updating their class pages weekly so please check this regularly. Thank you for your continued support.
Here is a selection of learning activities which we would like you to complete. Whilst you are at home, please use:
• Reading Eggs
• Topic project – This work links to the topic you would have been completing in school. Jungle-Class-Topic-Project-Spr-2.docx • Numeracy objectives – The tasks set on Mathletics by your teacher will link to these objectives. Please feel free to go onto other areas of Mathletics also. Jungle-Numeracy-coverage-Spring-2.docx
Please click on the links below to find out some of the exciting things we have planned this term.
Jungle Class took part in their first assembly of the year and they were amazing. They showed the school and their families some of the art, writing, story telling, music and gymnastics they had done during the term.
All our Reception Children have Year 5 Big buddies who visit us every week to play games, read stories and do special activities with us. Big buddy time is a very special part of our week and everyone always looks forward to it.
As part of work on Creation we went for a nature walk and looked for lots of creatures and plants. We really enjoyed finding all the different creatures and plants we have in our school, including a huge spider that was hiding in one of our tractor tyres!