To start our new topic all about animals and their habitats Angie bought in some Amazing animals for us to see.
We got to stroke a hedgehog, pet a cold blooded bearded dragon on our lap and watch a burrowing owl fly across the hall.
We learned so many facts and one of our favourites was – Did you know that an owl poops out of his bottom and mouth!
Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 had a brilliant morning learning more about our rights during our workshop today.
We made shelters, talked about how we stay clean and healthy, discussed our different rights with each other, sorted our wants and needs.
Thanks very much to our Rights Respecting School Ambassadors for helping and the families that came too.
During Autumn Term and the beginning of Spring term Year 1 have been completing their topic – All Dressed Up.
As part of our Design Technology project we designed and then made our own hats. We learned lots of new skills and tried to add them to our hats.
Then Mrs Matthews and Mrs Ward surprised us with our exit point of our topic – A Mad Hatters Tea Party.
We had real tea cups, saucers and tea pots. It was the most wonderful surprise – we were amazed! We REALLY enjoyed the hat cake made by one of our parents (thank you Keira-May’s Mommy)
Enjoy looking at our photos – it was hatastic!!!
We practised a new kagan skill last week during Guided Reading #Kagan skills
We were in mixed groups and we had to read a sentence from our class text Millie’s Marvellous hat 🎩.
Then we decided in our teams whether the sentence was true or false!
Tiverton Academy is now on its way to become a UNICEF rights respecting school.
The class votes have been cast and we now have our first ever steering group!
There are 2 children from each class (year 1 to year 6)
We all had to attend our first meeting together on Thursday – it was very exciting as we had a first look at the Pocket book of Children’s Rights.
There were lots of discussions and opinions given about the different rights children have – we were even surprised by a few!
Take a look at some pictures of our first meeting
We now have to make a display in school and decide where our new rights respecting posters go around the school.
Miss Wyatt even gave us our own UNICEF pin badges to wear in school every day.
To learn more about the work that UNICEF do, visit
Year one have had an amazing start to their Autumn term. We have continued our work on The Flower 🌺 by John Light in Literacy.
During our Maths lessons we have been learning about place value and one more and one less.
In Science lessons we have been studying flowers 🌺 and looking at the parts that make a flower or plant.
This week we have been learning about the jobs that people do. To start off our topic lesson we have been practising our Kagan skills.
We have learnt that when the music starts (we love – Hound dog by Elvis) we mix and move around the room and then when the music stops we put our hand up. Our teachers call out “pair” then we look for the person to make a partner with that is close to us. This is called mix, pair, share. We are getting really good at it.
Then we practice rally robin with our partner. We had to take it in turns to say the names of all the jobs that we know.
Can you see which parts we are practising in the photos?
Last week Reception have learning about capacity. We have been using words like – empty, nearly empty, half full, full, capacity and liquid to describe and compare the capacity of the different containers.
Nursery had a lot of fun dressing up for world book day today! We have had a lovely day talking about who we have dressed up as and sharing our stories.
A big thank you to all the parents for making such an effort.
As part of our work on Internet Safety this week we drew around our hands and cut them out. On our hands we (and the teachers) wrote the names of people in our lives who help to keep us safe every day.
As part of our PSHE lesson today we have begun our No Outsiders lessons.
We read the book You Choose by Nick Sharratt.
After reading the book we worked together and decided what we liked and did not like in the book.