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?
Please read the latest update below.
Phased Return to School from June 1st
We hope you all received a letter from me about plans for returning from June 1st. Thank you to all who have let us know what you have decided.
Keep using email@example.com. to get in touch.
The timetable for the groups is below as sometimes it doesn’t show clearly when opened on an ipad. We have tried to put children with friends where possible. We are not able to give out information about which other children are in your child's group.
Each child has been allocated a group, whether or not you plan to send them back in June or not. That way we keep a space available for them if you decide to send them back at a later date.
from Mrs Nolan 22/05/20
Please remember you can send us comments/pictures of things you are doing at home to firstname.lastname@example.org but always remember to put Ahlberg or Nolan in the subject box so we will be able to find it easily. Thank you. We look forward to seeing what you have been doing!
NEW!! Wellbeing Page
Mrs Waller and Mrs Derbidge have put together a Wellbeing page (found under the 'Children' tab on the website or click on the link) which may be of use with explanations and help at this tricky time.
Have a look at the Bishop's Hull TV page (or found under the 'Children' tab) for 2 messages you may like to read.
Welcome back to the 2nd half of the Summer Term.
We miss seeing you and look forward to when we can have lots of fun in class together again.
During this term we will be learning about the living things that can be found on our planet as well as about the planet itself.
Click the star below for Weekly Home Learning Activities.
Don't forget you were given Purple Mash passwords in your 'Home Learning' pack.
Once you have logged in, you can explore any of the programmes and areas, but if you click on the 'mini mash' icon, it will take you to another area in Purple Mash which has been specifically designed for reception aged pupils.
Sometimes on our weekly home learning plan we will direct you to specific activities we would like your child to do. At the top of the 'home screen' you will see a red clipboard with a tick inside called '2Dos' Clicking on the '2Dos' icon will take you straight to activities we have suggested on our home learning plan.
It is a good idea to explore this site with your child at the start of the task to show them what to do, also sometimes the instructions aren't clear and we have found you just have to click on things to 'explore', see what happens and what things you can change. For example in the 'Zoo' activities - visit the zoo - we have set, clicking on the box that says 'questions' gives harder questions and in the programme clicking on the girl with the speech bubble changes each question, but we had to 'play' to find this out!
Click here to enter your username and password.
In the sub-pages below, we will add new resources/activities/ideas for home learning other than those put on the weekly learning document.
Remember to keep looking at the 'general' ideas for home learning too - we try to add a few new songs/ideas or videos as we go.
Feel free to swap between the daily activities and these - remember we are not expecting you to take the place of 'being in school' just trying to help with continued learning.
We miss seeing you all!!
Remember to look on the Forest School webpage for forest school type activities you can do in your home and garden.
Lots of them are 'off screen' ideas.
This ebook 'What's Going On?' below by Clare Shaw may help explain what is going on for children.
If you would like some ideas that don't involve 'screen time' (even though I have added one video link to show you how you could use play doh!), try some of these. There will also be some ideas on the Forest School page.
Below please find some useful suggestions and activities that you may want your child to complete at home. You will find various links on our class page to songs and video clips the children can watch and we will add to these in the coming days and weeks.
One of the most important things you can do is to keep up with your reading - as well as your child reading, try reading a bit each and share lots of stories with them.
Keep practising phonics. Use the phonics cards and mats we have sent home recently but you could also make your own and try lots of different ways to engage your child for example, writing in foam (or soap bubbles which is a great way to keep hands clean!) or at the other end of the spectrum, mud writing!
Practise reading numbers to 5, 10 and 20. (Not just counting but reading any of those numbers in any order).
Order numbers to 5, 10 and 20. (Put the numbers in the correct order).
say the number that is 1 more or 1 less than any number up to 10 or 20 without counting to it - you just need to know it!
Find different pairs of numbers that make numbers up to 10
E.G. 7 = 4 + 3, 5 + 2, 1 + 6, 7 + 0 etc
Count on from a given number up to 20 (without starting from 1) E.G. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and so on
2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc
15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and so on.
Number bonds to 10 Learn the pairs of numbers that add up to 10.
Look for and name different 2D shapes around the house E.G. circle, triangle, square
Model making - if you have some empty boxes/tubes, let your imagination run wild and see what you can make - if you can name 3D shapes (cube, cuboid, sphere) at the same time that's great!
Look out through your window and do some bird watching. We have learnt lots of names of garden birds at Forest School - how many can you remember? How many can you spot?
Draw and label a picture
Practise writing your name- if you can write your first name your challenge is to learn to write your surname!
Learn some of the tricky words (see the song videos below)
Sight read the first 45 words (a sheet was given out at Parent's Evening showing the ones your child can read but please keep practising all of them then move on to the 'first 100' sheet again given out at Parent's Evening)
Learn to spell and write some of the first 45 words!
Choose a digraph or trigraph from the phonics mat and make a list of words with that digraph or trigraph. How many can you do?
Today it was too windy to go outside for Forest School so we did Forest School inside!
We started the session by talking about the storm over the weekend. We talked about what it did to the trees and how it made us feel. We read ‘After the Storm’ and then did lots of windy day activities. Miss Brimble asked if any of us knew what a wind sock was. Albie explained it brilliantly and told us all about them. Miss Brimble showed us how we could make a wind sock or a kite, we also made a maze and used a straw to blow a ping pong ball around it. We also used a straw to do some b’blow painting’ which is where you put blobs of paint on a page and blow them around, mixing the colours together and making fun shapes.
Afterwards, we took our kites and wind socks outside and ran around in the wind to see them work. What a lot of windy day fun!
We went on an icy walk at the start of Forest School. We made footprints on the icy grass and picked up icy leaves and made finger prints on them. We watched as our finger prints spread over the leaf as the ice crystals melted. We touched different types of materials to see how they felt when it was icy. We climbed a mountain (well, a muddy mound!) which was great fun. We helped each other climb up and get down. Some of us decided to slide down. We looked carefully at some frozen flowers we found. We followed Amelia’s footprints as she led us across the grass.
Afterwards we went into he copse, set up the fire to warm our fingers and toes and had hot chocolate/squash and biscuits.
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 'Royalty and Rebels'. We will link this with learning nursery rhymes and stories about kings, queens and rebels.
We will start to go out for Forest School sessions. Our first (shorter) session will be on Monday 30th September. Over the next few weeks we will learn about fire and fire safety as well as do some number work, phonics and have plenty of exploring time. We will spend lots of time building up our muscles to help us when we start to write.
Today was too windy to go outside so we did Forest School inside!
We had materials to make pictures, wood blocks for threading and we also did some tool work. Some of us used the hand drill and some of us even had a go with the bow saw!
Today in Forest School we went on a number hunt. We went around the copse looking for numbers and trying to read them. There were also some cards with cvc words on that we practised our phonics with. We talked about how we could make patterns using pine ones, sticks, leaves, nuts and apples. We spotted the patterns that Miss Brimble made then some of us had a go making our own patterns. They were very good.
We we talked about Remembrance Day and why we have it. Just before 11 o’clock we came back together as a group and had a 1 minute silence to show our respect (2 minutes would be a little too long for us!). Miss Brimble was very impressed with how quiet we were for the 1 minute and thinks we should do this more often in class!!
Today we went on a bear hunt!
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury is one of Miss Brimble’s favourite books.
The children joined in with lots of parts of the story as we acted it out. We went through long, wavy grass on the playground; crossed a river; got stuck in thick, oozy mud - some of the adults got so stuck, the children had to help pull them out and their wellies came off! Then we tip-toed through the Forest, went through a snowstorm and into a cave where we found . . . A BEAR! We retraced our steps - very quickly - got home and ran upstairs to pull the blanket over our heads (we used the tarpaulin!). What we didn’t realise was that the bear (Big Ted) had been picked up by one of the children and was under the blanket with us. Just as well he is a friendly bear, although Miss Brimble couldn’t remember that happening in the story book!! Big Ted had great fun during the rest of the session being taken around the copse in a wheelbarrow!
We also continued to enjoy balancing and using the crates to jump off as well as building yet another ball run. We are getting really good at these activities and adapt them ourselves to make them different and more challenging.
What a busy 1st Forest School session!
We had some rules to follow but mostly we set off to explore and have fun. We had fun on the swings, making a see-saw, chalking, carrying, building, dragging, balancing, picking and washing apples to try a slice (they were a bit sharp!). Some of us spent a long time creating a run to put the balls through. We had to do lots of problem solving to work it out and worked well as a team. We were very excited when we got the balls to land in a bucket/crate the other end!
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 in our first few weeks at school.
Use the Purple Mash user name and password we gave in your 'Home Learning' pack to login to Purple Mash and extend your learning. Have a play around on it to find out hat you can do.
The link below will take you to the Purple Mash site.
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
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.
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.