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Week Beginning 26.3.18

....and we have made it through another term! I can not believe how fast this school year is going. This was our last week doing our Topic of Wriggle and Crawl and I am super impressed with how everyone worked. We had some great ideas, designs and answered our own questions through research on the internet and looking in books. 


We finished our week with a lovely Easter service in Church. 


Well done Mighty Moles, I am looking forward to going into our Summer Term. 


Have a fantastic break, rest and recharge. 

Mrs Hornsby & Miss Hart

Week Beginning 19.3.18

As normal, another busy but great week in Mighty Moles. We really are stepping it up in all subjects now and I am very pleased with how hard everyone is working even when it gets a little bit tricky. Our best learning takes place when we make a mistake. 


It was great to see so many parents at Parents Evening for a chance to touch base and for you to see how hard we are all working and the great work in books. 


On Thursday we went on our trip to Lea Green, We had a fantastic day doing lots of different activities from Den Building to a Low Ropes Course, Rock Climbing in a Cave and working in teams on a Scavenger Hunt. Everyone was so well behaved and took on the challenges of the day. Please see the slideshow below for pictures of our day. 


On Friday it was Sport Relief, thank you again for your support in making the children look fantastic and your very generous donations. 


Thank you

Mrs Hornsby and Miss Hart 

Week Beginning 12.3.18

It has been a whistle stop tour this week with no letting up, we have been super busy in Mighty Moles! 

In English we have been looking at 'conjunctions' (using and or because) in our writing to help add more detail and make it more exciting. There were some fantastic sentences. We have also been looking at different punctuation like question marks and exclamation marks and when to use them in a sentence. We will be doing some more work on this next week. We have ALSO completed a Reading Comprehension all about World Book Day. I am tired thinking about it all never mind doing it. Well done guys - you have done me proud by stepping up a gear.  


In Maths, we continued looking at telling the time to the o'clock and half past the hour. We made it a little more tricky by mixing the times up and we had to try and put them back together. Again, I was very proud at how hard and well everyone worked in this. 


On Tuesday we had some visitors in school to deliver our 'Jesse Tree Day' we learnt about 2 different stories from the Bible, doing activities and watched a fun play about Noahs Ark. Our second story was The Good Samaritan where we re ordered the mixed up pictures and words so that it made sense. We also made a 'HandBook' where we drew and cut out our hands, wrote a promise or act of kindness on them and tied them all together in between one that Mrs Hornsby made and one that Miss Guest made. We hung it on the Jess Tree in our whole school assembly at the end of the day. 


On Thursday we had a great PE lesson playing some tennis. We enjoyed some extra playtime for getting 100% attendance too. We have carried on working on our Topic of Wriggle and Crawl writing Fact Sheets and writing questions about what we would like to find out. 


As you can see, we have been hard at it this week. A super job by all. 

Well done troops.


Mrs Hornsby and Miss Hart 

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Week Beginning 5.3.18

What a crazy couple of weeks we have had! Even though the snow interrupted our week we have still been really busy and managed to catch up on everything we had planned for Book Week. The book that we read was called, 'Sam and Dave Dig a Hole' so Monday morning we got our wellies on and went out digging. We used different tools as well as our hands to help us dig to see what we could find. This linked really well with our current Topic of 'Wriggle and Crawl' as we also went on a Mini beast hunt while we were out. We had a fantastic morning and found lots of wonderful things. After our muddy morning we read our book to find out what happened once Sam and Dave dug their hole. From this we wrote our own stories, drew our own maps and created our very own BeeBot talking about 'direction' and instructions. Everyone worked hard and we really enjoyed this book. 


In Maths over the last couple of weeks we have been learning to tell the time.  We have almost mastered o'clock and half past the hour. We will continue learning about time over the next week. 


In PE we learnt how to improve our technique on Standing Long Jump measuring it with our feet. We have some very 'springy' Mighty Moles who were fab at this. 


We had a great day for 'Book Day' with some super costumes. We enjoyed lots of reading with our Buddy Class and were lucky to have children from Quarrydale in to read with us. 


A non-stop couple of weeks, well done Mighty Moles you worked really hard and dealt with the snow and change in routine really well. I am very proud. 

Thank you for your continued support with everything, it really does help and we really appreciate it.

Mrs Hornsby and Miss Hart



Week Beginning 12.2.18

What a busy and super last week of our half term in Mighty Moles. 

In English this week we have learning more about nouns, verbs and expanded noun phrases. To link this to our 'Bright Lights Big City' Topic we draw, labelled and wrote sentences about our own City. Everyone worked really hard on this and we have some fantastic drawings that have a made a great display in our classroom. 

In Maths we worked hard on flipping our number sentences and have started working on bar modelling and writing number sentences from this. 

Sadly, it was our last week having the Mansfield Town coaches in. We had a fantastic 6 weeks with them and hopefully we will be able to show our skills off in the near future. 

Well done Mighty Moles, a great end to the half term. Get some well earned rest and I shall see you all in a week.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Hornsby and Miss Hart

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Week Beginning 5.2.18

In English this week we a 'real life bear' visit our classroom from the book The Bear and The Piano that we have been using to help us write questions and answers ready to interview the bear. We have also been learning all about what nouns and verbs are, we have really enjoyed the noun song (link below) to help us remember what a noun is:


In Maths we have been making subtraction stories to help us flip our number sentences still using the part-part-whole method. 


Phonics has been a very tricky week for Mrs Hornsby's group as we have been looking at the a-e split digraph.








As normal, a great week in Mighty Moles, I am looking forward to our last week before half term.

Mrs Hornsby & Miss Hart 

Week Beginning 29.1.18

In English this week we have been working hard to know what a noun is and what a verb is. We found lots of these around the classroom, highlighted some in sentences and found more in the book The Bear and The Piano that we have been reading.

On Tuesday we did our 'Dance-a-thon' for Big Buddy's Work Out, we have some very good movers in Mighty Moles :-)! Everyone did really well, I was super proud and it was all for a great cause. 

In Maths we are still tackling 'subtraction'. Again, everyone is working so hard in this as it can get really tricky. We are now all confident in finding the whole number and knowing that this goes at the start of our number sentence so that we can answer the questions. 

In Art we have been linking this to our Topic and we created some 'Monet Sky Line' pictures. We have some budding artists in our class and the work is making a lovely display. 

Music was very exciting this week using lots of different instruments with Miss Gale listening to and following different beats. 

Another great week, well done all. 

Mrs Hornsby & Miss Hart 


Week Beginning 22.1.18

Our fantastic work ethic in Mighty Moles has continued this week. We have been working really hard on subtraction.This is a very difficult concept but we are really getting to grips with it. In English we have been using the book, 'The bear and the piano'. We have been using our background knowledge and looking at the front cover to try and predict what we think might happen in the story with what we already know. 

In Science Mr Leighton has been making Lava Lamps with the children which they were very exciting about. The tried separating liquids in the process and using their scientific knowledge as to why this couldn't happen. Another fab week with the coaches from Mansfield Town with some fantastic skills on show. In music we had lots of different instruments out where we played the same beat to listen to how it sounded different. 

Well done everything, another great week. 

Mrs Hornsby & Miss Hart 

Week Beginning 15.1.18

The busyness continues in Mighty Moles this week. We went on our Winter Walk down the trail to see the difference from when we went on our Autumn walk. We saw a change in the scenery, heard different sounds and had a wrap up a little more. We enjoyed a splash in the stream and walking through the squelching mud, great fun was had by all. We remembered this for our Science lesson where we labelled our clothing and spoke about why we wore the clothes we did compared to when we went in Autumn. 

In Maths this week we have been looking at subtraction within 10, a tricky concept but everyone worked really hard to try and understand this. 

On Thursday we had some visitors in (Buddy from the NSPCC) to talk to us about children being heard and knowing who they can talk to if they ever feel sad. 

We had another great week with the Mansfield Town coaches who taught us some passing skills and enjoyed lots of different games. 


Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Collison-Hornsby & Miss Hart 

Week Beginning 8.1.18

Wow! What a first week back. Well done to all Mighty Moles who have come back ready to learn from the start, I am super proud of you all. 


Right, this week has been a jam packed week with lots going on. In English we have learning all about The Ugly Duckling, sequencing the story, looking at the different characters and their role in the story. On Wednesday we were VERY lucky to have a theatre company called Tutti Frutti come in and do a real life Ugly Duckling performance. This was amazing to watch and a very funny take on it story. We later in the week did a Film Review on the production where we wrote some lovely sentences about the plot of the story, awarded it some stars and recommended it to a friend. 

In Maths we have been continuing adding 1 digit numbers together and solving word problems using the part-part-whole concept. We are getting very good at this and recognising patterns in number families. 

During our PE time we are really lucky and have got some football coaches from Mansfield Town for the rest of this term who will be teaching us lots of new skills in football. Even Mrs Hornsby joined in no.

During our Science we have mixing and separating solids looking at what we can use to do this and using our Scientific knowledge to talk about how things feel. 


All in all, a busy but great first week back.

Well done all.

Mrs Collison-Hornsby and Miss Hart 


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