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  • Spooktacular Week!

    Published 20/10/20, by Lynne Solomon

    Funny Bones!

     

    This week in Reception we have been reading the book 'Funny Bones' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We have been naming the different bones in our bodies and thinking about why our skeleton is so important. We looked at the different speech bubbles in the story and created some of our own. Later in the week we will be thinking about what activities or objects may scare us and sorting them into different groups. During choosing time we have experienced a range of spooky activities such as writing with bones and blood(aka watery paint), played in a haunted castle, created some disgusting mud potions, and dug up animal bones in the sandpit. 

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  • Little Red Hen - Willow Class

    Published 06/10/20, by Lynne Solomon

    We've been on a treasure hunt!

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  • Little Red Hen

    Published 06/10/20, by Lynne Solomon

    We've been on a treasure hunt!

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  • Don't put your finger in the jelly Nelly!

    Published 21/09/20, by Lynne Solomon

    How does it feel?

    This week in Literacy the children are starting to learn the story 'Don't put your finger in the jelly Nelly!'  Mrs Prosser and Mrs Solomon really wanted to put their fingers in the jelly. The other adults in the room tried to stop them but they did it anyway, much to the shock and excitement of the children.

    As a class we read the story together and then created a story map to help us remember the story. In small groups this week we will be putting our fingers into the different food items from the story and finding words to describe how they feel.

    Attached below are two documents with a small selection of the photos from today. 

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  • Oak Class - First Week

    Published 11/09/20, by Lynne Solomon

    Our first week in Reception!

    We have had great fun getting to know the children this week. They have all settled in really well and we are looking forward to the year ahead. The children have started to learn about the routines we follow in Reception and have impressed us all with their positive attitudes. We have started to make new friends and have loved playing outside in the garden. The children were so amazing we even managed to fit in a Dance lesson in the hall. Bravo!

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  • Willow Class - First Week

    Published 11/09/20, by Lynne Solomon

    Our first week in reception!

    We have had great fun getting to know the children this week. They have all settled in really well and we are looking forward to the year ahead. The children have started to learn about the routines we follow in Reception and have impressed us all with their positive attitudes. We have started to make new friends and have loved playing outside in the garden. The children were so amazing we even managed to fit in a Dance lesson in the hall. Bravo!

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  • DINO MAN

    Published 07/03/20, by Janet Erne
    The Reception children were very lucky when they received a visit from Dino man. The school hall was transformed into a prehistoric landscape. As the children entered the hall they heard the sounds of dinosaurs and saw palm trees and model dinosaurs
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  • Spring Topic

    Published 17/01/20, by Lynne Solomon

    Magic Beans!

    Our topic in class this half term is Traditional Tales, we have been reading the story Jack and the Beanstalk. When we were tidying up last Friday some beans were found in the classroom the children thought they could be magic. Mrs Solomon and Mrs Prosser said that there was no such thing as magic beans and threw the beans across the classroom. Well would you believe by Monday morning  some a beanstalk had grown in both classrooms. Maybe they were real!?!

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  • Explorers!

    Published 12/09/19, by Lynne Solomon

    Our first week at school!

    The children have now completed their first few weeks at school, they are becoming more familiar with the daily routines and are making new friends. The staff are very pleased at how the children have been settling into their new classes. This week we have been reading a story about starting school, we have started learning sounds in phonics and have been using Numicon everyday in maths. 

    Today, we went for a walk around the school grounds to see what we could find. We visited creature corner, had a look at the elephant sculpture at the bottom of the field and found a huge pirate ship on the large playground. 

    What a fantastic start to school!

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  • Dinosaur Extravaganza!

    Published 26/04/19, by Lynne Solomon

    WOW! WOW! WOW! What a morning! Today the children in Willow and Oak class met with Graham Woollard and Sue Woollard. As we entered the hall we heard the sounds of dinosaurs and saw palm trees and model dinosaurs laid out around the room.

    We learnt all about the different types of dinosaurs, how big they were and we even got a chance to go and look and touch the different models around the room, thinking about their different features.

    Graham told us about how the dinosaurs became extinct and how still to this day palaeontologists are discovering new facts.

    Towards the end of the morning we got to look closely as some dinosaur bones that are now fossils. Graham explained to us how they become fossilised. We even got to hold one!

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  • What could it be?

    Published 25/03/19, by Lynne Solomon

    This morning Mrs McGarry and Mrs Spreadsbury got the fright of their lives when they found this in the garden area by the digging pit!

    All the children went out to investigate what it could be. Both Oak and Willow classes said it must be a dinosaur footprint! The children even noticed that the dinosaur had cracked the ground where it had been walking! We thought of lots of ideas about why the dinosaur might be at our school. Some thought he was hungry and was looking for children to eat, others thought he might be looking for some toys to play with.

    We thought about trapping the dinosaur so we could ask him why he visited our school and with our talk partners discussed the different ways we could trap the dinosaur.

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  • Fantastic Finish

    Published 11/03/19, by Lynne Solomon

    Chinese New Year Celebrations

    Last week Oak and Willow Class invited their grown-ups to join them to celebrate Chinese New Year. The children and their parents worked in small groups and tried a variety of different activities. The children put their cutting skills to the test to make a paper chain dragon. They then had an opportunity to colour a picture of the animal from the year they were born.

    Next the children had a go at writing the numbers 0 through to 10 in Mandarin. It was very challenging but lots of fun, zero was very tricky! Then they got the opportunity to try some Chinese food, on offer was Chinese noodles, vegetable spring rolls and prawn crackers. The children talked about how the food tasted and which was their favourite. The prawn crackers the firm favourite from both classes and the children enjoyed finishing them off at snack time.

    The final activity was to perform a dragon dance around the playground with the grown- ups using drums and triangles to create a beat for us to dance to. The children had lots of fun especially when it was the grown-ups turn to have a go!

    There was a great turn out from parents and the children in both Oak and Willow class really enjoyed the morning and we hope you all did too!

    Thank you for coming to celebrate with us and we look forward to sharing our work with you all again soon.

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