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Ahlberg Class Newsletter-September 2018

Welcome to Ahlberg Class.




Our classes are named after authors (people who write books).

Our class is named after Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

Allan wrote the stories and Janet illustrated (drew pictures) them.


Have you read any of their books?


You will find lots of these books in our class library.

 Perhaps you could tell us if you have any of the Ahlberg’s books at home?




We are learning our ‘tricky words’. These are the songs we listen to and join in with in class. 

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we. Tricky words, these are tricky, tricky, tricky, tricky, tricky words! Don't let them trick you!

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 3 Tricky Words song. Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was. Tricky words These are tricky, tricky, tricky, tricky tricky words That you can learn, learn, learn, learn Tricky words Don't let them trick you They are just tricky words Don't let them trick you Say hello to me, me, me, me, me m and e spells me Don't let it trick you.

We have been learning how to use a peeler to whittle sticks.

This week it’s pancake day. We have had a pancake theme to start the week. We read Mr Wolf’s Pancakes.

This week it’s pancake day. We have had a pancake theme to start the week. We read Mr Wolf’s Pancakes. 1

Mr Wolf's Pancakes (Full storybook with music)

Join Mr Wolf in the kitchen as he gets into lots of trouble making pancakes in this funny, illustrated picture book from Jan Fearnley, perfect for pancake day or as a bedtime story all year round.

On Tuesday 5th March (Shrove Tuesday), we made and ate pancakes. We learnt words like sieve, sift, whisk and toss! We said the pancake rhyme as we mixed the pancake mixture.


Stir a pancake,

Mix a pancake,

Pop it in the pan.


Fry the pancake,

Toss the pancake,

Catch it if you can. 


We also sang the pancake song we have been learning.

Spring Assembly Songs - We're Making Pancakes by Out of the Ark Music

Pancake Day is here, and it's time to get cooking and singing with Out of the Ark Music. We're Making Pancakes from Spring Assembly Songs by Out of the Ark Music Our fantastically fun dance video will help you become a top pancake chef in no time!

When the Quest is ‘Here be Treasure’, and there’s a big puddle in the copse, what’s the best thing to do? Walk the plank of course!

We have been playing on the glockenspiels.

It’s amazing how busy one session of Forest School can be! As well as our ‘every session’ activities like the swings and ‘off you go time’, we always have other activities to take part in. On the 28th January, these are some of the things we got involved in: digging in the tyres, raking and leaf collecting, building, climbing, stick collecting, weighing using the balance scales, making our own obstacles to jump off, finding Forest School treasure (and counting the flowers - we always try to use our counting skills!), using the new stands to make a ball run, trying to catch the ball at the end and investigating how quickly the ball travels when we alter the height of each section, using tools (learning how to use a hammer), as well as enjoying time with our friends. Phew! What a list - and I’m sure I have forgotten some!!

Hand drilling conker necklace

Strengthening our muscles!

We made s’mores at Forest School. We had to put the marshmallow on a stick ourselves and hold it over the heat. We had to watch it carefully and turn it to make sure it didn’t burn. When they were toasted we put them in between chocolate biscuits. Most of us thought they were delicious. Some of us got rather sticky with marshmallows!

We had to be brave to try this activity! We had to climb onto the crates, across the bench and then balance on the tyre. As we got braver, some of us started to do trickier poses and balances on the highest crate. Everyone had a go and lots of us had several goes. By the end, nobody wanted any help from the adults to steady themselves!

Miss. Brimble and Miss Thyer were very proud of everyone.

Learning about percussion instruments and making firework sounds

Forest School fun and counting conkers

We’ve been busy exploring lots more things in the classroom.

We have started learning our letter sounds (phonics) and lots of us are having a go at writing the letters in our choosing time.

We have been learning about fire safety and how to behave whilst we have the fire lit. We listened to the sounds the fire made. We talked about what to do if the smoke was blowing in our face. Some children added sticks to the fire.


We listened to the story of The Three Little Pigs as we went around the copse. The third little pig lit a fire near the end of the story so we lit the fire pit!

A few more pictures.

Our first Forest School session

A New Start.


We have been enjoying getting to know everyone, making new friends and exploring new equipment and games. We are getting to know routines and seeing new places around school. We have had a wander around the copse where we will do Forest School. 


Here are are a few photos showing us being very busy and having fun!


Autumn 2018


To begin this half term we will be getting used to being in school and our new classroom routines.


We will be trying lots of new things and trying hard to listen, share and get along with each other!


Later this half term our topic will be 'Celebrations and Commemorations'. We will link this with our School birthday celebrations as well as celebrations in different cultures. 


We will start to go out for Forest School sessions (Miss Brimble will send a note home before hand to let you know when our first session will be). We will learn about fire and fire safety as well as do some number work, phonics and have plenty of exploring time. 


We will soon be sharing our 'All About Me' bags and learning things about each other. 












If you would like some ideas about E-Safety please click here

Apps that may be useful.


These are some some apps that Ahlberg Class may use during Computing lessons.

You may like to have a look at them yourself and your child might enjoy using them at home.


Monster Hunt - improves memory skills




Hairy Letters - phonic practise



Jigsaws 1,2,3 - problem solving with puzzles



Drawing Pad




Teach Your Monster to Read - there is an app you can purchase but if you have access to a computer/laptop it can be used for free.


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Please remember that you are welcome to pop in and see us before or after school. If you are unable to come into school you can get in touch via the school contacts page.