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Spring Term 2017

 

This term we shall be exploring the theme of Heroes and Heroines. For the first half of the term we shall be looking at the people who are our real life heroes and heroines in the community, such as doctors and nurses, charity workers lollipop people etc.  After the spring term break we shall look towards fictional heroes and heroines and engage in some great story telling - hopefully!

Week beginning 27th March 2017

Our Talk4Writing stories which we wrote ourselves have shown what marvellous storytellers the children are! We had a variety of evil vegetables, as well as some Super heroes to save the day! The children have been truly inspired by this story and we are very proud of their wonderful work. 

This week we have also been busy getting ready for Easter.  Very Eggciting!  We made Easter bunny ears, and made Easter nests to hold some yummy chocolate eggs. We also went on an Easter hunt in the woods, where we found evidence of the Easter bunny and found eggs he had hidden for us.

Have a wonderful break , lots of rest, not too much chocolate,  see you after the holidays!

We met lots a of new friends when morning and afternoon classes played together for the Easter themed session. We also planted lots of new plants from onions to violas . Watch to see them grow! 

 

Picture 1 Some fabulous maths!
Picture 2 Year one chicks have hatched out
Picture 3 Mr Baker has taken them home for the holidays
Picture 4 We planted violas .....
Picture 5 .....and watered them in
Picture 6 They will look lovely!

Week Beginning 20th March 2017

We had a wonderful time sharing our learning with the children's families. We had lots of activities based on Phonics and the parents were very pleased to see how the children learn their phonics through fun activities.

Week Beginning 13th March 2017

 

This week we have been reading 'Supertato!' A book by Sue Hendra about an evil pea who wants to spoil all the other vegetables and fruit. The children have had an amazing time searching for peas outside, picking up frozen peas, counting potatoes, and creating potato superheroes of their own. We also have made leek and potato soup which we loved! 

Week Beginning 27th February 

 

We have had a very busy week On Shrove Tuesday we enjoyed making and eating pancakes with Mr Baker. We mixed all the ingredients and then we ate them with lemon and sugar. Ummm, yummy!

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Counting and Sharing 

 

We have been counting items up to ten and twenty. We then shared items between two or even three teddies to make sure they were all happy little bears!

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Looking after our Teeth

 

We had a visit from a dental nurse who explained how important it is to brush your teeth, morning and night. Harry the horse helped us to practise, and he also rinsed all over our heads! We learnt a new song to help us remember this important job.

 

Wonderful World Book Day!

Look at the wonderful costumes for World Book Day! Thank you to all our lovely families for all the fabulous effort!

Week Beginning 20th February 2017

 

This week we have read 'What the Ladybird Heard' another fabulous book by Julia Donaldson. It involves police officers helping save ' the fine prize cow'. We also had real life Police Community Support Officers vist us with their patrol car.  It was very exciting to try out the uniform and sit in the car, PCSO Wickes also turned on the blue lights and siren. It was very loud and we decided we WOUld hear it coming !

Some Sign2Sing Practice!

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Bluebell afternoon class practicing the "Friends Forever" Sign2Sing song. Aren't they great?

Week beginning the 6th February

 

This week we have been learning about the people who help us such as the dentist. We have also been looking at the way we look after ourselves, such as being aware of our personal hygiene. We had a lot of ideas about looking after our teeth and knew which foods are good for our teeth and which we have as treats. 

Picture 1 We have been learning to wash our hands
Picture 2 First we wet our hands
Picture 3 Then we add soap and rub it all over our hands
Picture 4 Washing the backs of our hands as well
Picture 5 Wash inbetween our fingers
Picture 6 We make sure we do this all twice
Picture 7 Then we wash off all of the soap
Picture 8 Using a paper towel to dry our hands thouroughly
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Week beginning 30th January

 

This week we have been investigating recycling. We made bubble and squeak to demonstrate how we could use leftover vegetables. We discivered it tasted delicious after being baked in the oven

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We also went for a walk to the local shopping centre where we looked at different facilities available such as the Co-operrative Food store, Pharmacy , Medical Centre and the Charity shop. We took lots of things to the shop that we decided to recycle so another family can re-use the items. We also recycled some glass bottles and Mrs McDonald had been saving .  

Week beginning 23rd January 2017

 

We have been learning about recycling this week. Many items that can be sold went into the'Charity shop.' We have sorted other  items into the relevant bins to make sure we recycled as many items as possible. We looked at the shapes of different items to discuss their properties and used them to print with, We even used overripe bananas to make banana cake!

We also collected rubbish from the woods and recycled that too! 

Week beginning 16th January 2017

 

This week we have been learning about postal workers and how they help us deliver our letters and parcels.  We set up a post office outside with special post bikes . We had to sort the mail, write letters and then undertake the delivery. We were very lucky to have a real life postman visit , Mr Lytton. He even bought some letters for us in his bag He explained the process a letter has to go through before it can arrive at our homes. We then had a special surprise - a letter form Prince Charles! We had sent a letter to wish him Happy Birthday and he replied. Very exciting!

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We went into the woods and in small groups used the resources to build some houses. We demonstrated great teamwork and resilience to get the job done! 

Week beginning 9th January 2017

 

This week has been very cold but we have still been busy exploring the outdoors. We followed a map of the woods and followed the clues to find peoples who are heroes and heroines in the community. We discussed the roles they played in helping people and when we would see them. It began to snow but we were well wrapped up. We did have to do some dancing when we got indoors to warm up though!

Sign2Sing

 

We have been working with Madame Godet to learn a signing song 'Friends Forever'. We have been using sign language to say please, thank you and sorry.  Please practice with your child as they have really enjoyed themselves. 

Friends Forever - learn the signs for the whole song

Uploaded by The Deaf Health Charity SignHealth on 2014-12-10.


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