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14 April 2024

Designing a house

We explored different construction materials and discussed which we could use to create a house. We spoke about the properties of the materials and considered their suitability. After this, we drew a plan of our house design. We are looking forward to building our houses next week!

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12 April 2024

Observing our caterpillars grow and change

Over the past few weeks we have been observing our class caterpillars grow and change. They have grown from tiny caterpillars to much bigger caterpillars, and then they turned into cocoons! We are excited to report that this week, two beautiful butterflies emerged from the cocoons! We have given…

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11 March 2024

Playing the glockenspiels

We enjoyed playing the glockenspiels for the first time this week! We played along to nursery rhymes, first of all matching the rhythm, and then tapping to the beat!

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7 March 2024

World Book Day

We enjoyed celebrating World Book Day today! We brought our favourite books to school and shared these with our buddy readers from Year 4. We also read the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and participated in role play to retell the story. During the afternoon, we created our own bookmarks to…

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1 March 2024

Observational drawings of daffodils

We made observations of daffodils by looking closely at the different parts of the plant. We looked carefully at the shape of the petals, stem, leaves and flower and drew what we could see. We focused on each separate part of the plant and spoke about the types of lines we would draw, for example,…

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22 February 2024

Internet Safety

We discussed how to stay safe on the internet. After talking about the different types of devices that allow us to access the internet, we spoke about our own experiences and what we use the internet for. We then discussed how to stay safe, including asking an adult for help if we see something…

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8 February 2024

Combining two groups

We have been learning how to combine two groups to find the total. We put two groups together and then counted how many objects we had altogether. 

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30 January 2024

Drawing a polar bear!

We have been practising our use of line and shape in art this week, by drawing polar bears using our observational skills. We started with a small circle in the middle of the page to create the nose, and then worked our way out, adding further circles for the head, eyes and ears. We drew curved…

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26 January 2024

Describing Jack Frost

We wrote simple captions to describe the character, 'Jack Frost'. Within our captions, we used different adjectives to describe and applied our Phase 2/Phase 3 phonics to spell. We are becoming much more independent when using a finger space between words.

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17 January 2024

Winter art

We created winter art this week, using watercolours to create a background. We then  glued silhouettes on top to create a winter scene! 

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9 January 2024


We launched the Red2Blue initiative in school today. In Reception, we discussed what it means to have a 'red head' and a 'blue head'. We read the story 'My Monster and Me' and discussed ways that we can move from a red head to a blue head. We used a blue crayon to draw things that make us feel…

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21 December 2023

Christmas cards

We got creative by making our own Christmas/winter cards this week. We used a sponge to print paint on the front cover, creating the outline of a snowman. We then used glue to add finer details to our design. Inside our cards, we wrote a message to our loved ones. We can't wait to take them home…

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