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19 April 2024

Moving in different ways-Gymnastics

Today in PE the children have been looking at moving in different ways. We role played being an alien flying to the moon and explored how an alien could move. We moved as a slow alien, a wide alien, a tall alien and an energetic alien. We also recapped the shapes we learn in gymnastics last week…

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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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10 April 2024

Features of a fiction text

Today we have looked at the features of a fiction book. We used our focus text of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and identified features such as the title, spine, blurb, illustrations and authors name. The children listened to the story and were then able to tell me what happened at the beginning, middle…

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18 March 2024

How to be hygienic in the toilet

Today during circle time we discussed toilet hygiene. We learnt all about washing our hands not only after going to the toilet but at other times in the day too such as before we eat or after we have been outside. We also recapped the story of pantosaurus which we learnt about during autumn term.…

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15 March 2024

Science Day

We enjoyed a Science assembly as part of our celebrations for British Science Week. The Science Boffins wowed us with some exciting demonstrations, including chemical reactions and the how different forces act upon objects. We all participated brilliantly and it was so lovely to see the children's…

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12 March 2024

Matching animal mothers to their young

Today in science and as part of our spring topic, the children have been looking at matching farm animal mothers to their offspring. We looked at animals such as cows, sheep, chickens and horses. They were able to name the animals and their young and match them up correctly. 

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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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4 March 2024

Learning to work as a team!

Today the children took part in circle time where we were learning about the importance of working as a team and how we can do this in the classroom. We read the story Farmer Duck before deciding on some ways we can work together as a team in class this week. The children decided that they would…

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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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28 February 2024

A spring walk- spotting signs of spring

The children in reception went on a spring walk to see what signs of spring we could spot. We saw a birds nest, buds on the trees and daffodils. We then read our topic story outside called ‘busy spring nature wakes up’. The children really enjoyed using their senses to explore signs of spring and…

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