On Friday we spent some time watching a story called ‘Shark in the park’, written by Nick Sharrat. Some of us new the story, some of us didn’t.
You can watch it with us at home by clicking this link. Shark in the Park!

Perry reads the story then asks us questions afterwards. It’s was a really good way for us to learn how to talk about books and what to look for in books when we read with an adult.

Miss Irwin told us our new topic was going to start with ‘Shark in the Park ‘ ideas. We sat together as a class and talked about ideas of things we would like to do based on the story. This is what we came up with…


After planning we got to choose different toys and things to play with. We made castles and cars from junk, did some building in the sand, did some baking in the shed, played with the magnets, dressed up as princess’s and got messy in the foam.

After a morning of fun we had our first school lunch in the hall. We were brilliant and not phased one bit. Miss Irwin was extremely impressed again! We are all so grown up, she says she thinks our brains must be very big for us to be this sensible and grown up.

We’ve also been giving Miss Irwin lots of hugs, so not only are we a clever class we are also a very kind and caring class.

We’ve had a great start to our new school. Let’s hope it continues with our full days next week. 😃

Our first Year at school is over!

We did it! 🙂

Class Jonah have finished there first year at school and Miss Irwin would like to say a huge Congratulations to all the Jonahs for working so hard this year.

Who knew a year could go so quickly and we would learn so much in that time. Your special DVD’s will be arriving in the post any day, so keep your eyes open for the Postman!

The EYFS team would also like to say thank you for all the lovely cards and gifts.

There are some more blogs to come of the ‘Astburies’ and chicken interviews, but Miss Irwin just needs to catch up on some sleep first!

Well done everybody. We hope you all have a lovely summer holiday and have big brains ready for Year 1.


Newsletter 12.7.13

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Friday 12th July
The Deep
Blue Sea

Dear Parents,
This week has been Smoothie week and what a a week it has been. We’ve learnt how to make smoothies, tasted smoothies, written recipes and instructions, made our own smoothies and taste tested them. We then designed our show and made banners, posters and a sign. Then to finish it off we had a shop on Thursday and sold smoothies to the other children in school. We made £28.60 and only one child went home ill from the experience of tasting our smoothies! James has recovered and is fine now! 

Next week we are going to Blue Planet on Monday for a whole day trip. We will get to see all the sea creatures we have learnt about and to see sharks and a shipwreck. Miss Irwin has shown us photos of what we will see and we are all very excited. We will also be having our special open afternoon on Friday 1pm until 2.15 where we will be sharing what we’ve learnt this week with the new little Jonah’s and their families. 
How can you help at home?
• Parents need to fill in our leaves for the learning tree wall.
• Continue to read and practise sounds as Miss Irwin is still doing our final assessments ready for Year 1.

Blue Planet trip- we must all be in school uniform and have a packed lunch.
Please remember to sort out white bottoms and a black top for the summer concert. All costumes to be in by Friday, in a bag with the child’s name on.
Park Live is this weekend and it is free, please go down and support the local schools and community there are plenty of ecxgint things to do and see.

Enjoy your weekend.
Miss Irwin, Miss Kippen and Mrs Brammeld

The Jonah smoothie shop

What a morning we had making our smoothie shop. We opened the gate and and moved out tables and chairs for our customers. We cleaned down the tables and put on table cloths, then put up our Shop sign, posters and bunting.






Meanwhile we were making the
Smoothies with Miss Kippen and Mrs Arkle- strawberry and raspberry, chocolate, banana and our special ( thanks to Ben’s mum) pineapple and mango.
Then came playtime where we took it in turns to sell our smoothies. We sold out of chocolate very quickly.






We used our maths skills to check the money we were given.
After playtime we counted our takings… we made £26.80! 🙂

To celebrate we then had our smoothies outside!


What a great shop and great sales people we were.

Miss Irwin said our brains are so big this week from setting up our business we have brains as big as adults!

Alan Sugar would be proud! We’ve tried and tested products, designed and made our smoothies and voted on them. We wrote recipes and instructions, designed our own advertising, made our shop and counted our takings. Just call us the Mini Apprentices!

Move up week-new class Moses

Yesterday we started our move up week. Which is where we get used to our transition to Year 1. Obviously some if us were a little nervous but by the end of the day we did feel much more excited about being big Year 1’s.

This week we have planned our new classroom and what we would like in it.

We are also making puppets of ourselves to show Miss Yates all about us. We started our design process and today some of us started preparing our wood by sanding! We are training to be carpenters.









We have practised our writing, creativity, our maths and our D and T skills so far this week.
Our Brian’s are on FIRE!