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  • Magic Beans!

    Published 18/01/21, by Lynne Solomon

    Our topic this term is Fact or Fiction. We are learning about traditional/fairy tales and how they are different to non-fiction. 

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  • Numicon pattern making.

    Published 03/12/20, by Lynne Solomon

    In maths this term the children have been using Numicon to support them with their learning. Numicon is a great tool that helps children to understand about size order and number without having to think about the numerals. Each piece of Numicon has its own unique shape and colour.

    This week we have been looking more closely at the different shapes and seeing if we can recreate them using special pegs on the Numicon boards. We had to think carefully about where we could start and how we could test if we had made the right shape. The children showed us that they could match and re-create the different Numicon patterns and test their work by placing the Numicon piece over the peg. The children were encouraged to talk about their work and how they can prove their answers.

    Great work Reception!

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  • Diwali Celebrations

    Published 20/11/20, by Lynne Solomon

    How do people celebrate Diwali?

     

    This week we have been learning about the festival of Diwali, it means 'The Festival of Lights'. We read a story about a little boy called Dipal who explained how his family got ready for and celebrated Diwali. We learnt about the Sita and Rama story which this festival is founded on.

    Throughout the week during child initiated learning we have been decorating Mendhi hands, making Rangoli patterns with rice and chalk and making flower garlands as part of the celebrations. On Thursday a lady came to teach us how to decorate Diya's and showed us how to do some Bollywood dancing. On Friday we tasted Chappati's and Mrs Kaur came to explain to us how she celebrates Diwali at home.

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  • Science Fun!

    Published 06/11/20, by Lynne Solomon

    The Magic Porridge Pot Explosion!!!

     

    This week in Literacy we have been reading the story 'The Magic Porridge Pot'. Before sharing the story with the children on Monday we showed them a little experiment. The children made predictions about what might happen when we mixed together vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. The children then used their knowledge of what happened in the experiment to predict what might happen in the story. 

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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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