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Reception Ash

Hello and welcome to Ash class web page.

In our classroom, you will find

 

     Mrs Mountney

  Miss Smith

    Mrs Mulcahy

     Mrs Ali-Shah

Miss Cox

 

If you have any questions please feel free to speak to a member of staff at the beginning or end of the day.

In Ash class our P.E lessons are on a Thursday morning and a Friday afternoon. Please ensure P.E kits are in school on these days and all items are clearly labelled.

 

We use the outside area as our second classroom so please make sure the children bring suitable clothing as they will be outside whatever the weather. If possible please leave wellies (named) in school as we have a digging area, water wall and mud kitchen that the children have daily access to.

 

We  visit the library on Friday afternoons and the children will be able to choose either a fiction or non-fiction book to borrow and share with you at home. Library books need to be returned on a weekly basis and placed in the children's book bags ready to change that day.

What we are learning:  WC: 22.7

 

As we enter our very last week in Ash class we would firstly like to say a very big thank you to all our parents. This year has been a real partnership and we couldn't have achieved what we have without your help. We wish you a wonderful summer break and look forward to welcoming you back in year one!  

 

We would also like to say a big thank you to Mrs Jeffrey, a volunteer who has very kindly been visiting Ash class each Thursday and has supported the children in producing some of the amazing artwork you have seen over the past year.

 

Finally, we would like to say a huge well done and thank you to all 25 members of Ash class! It had been an absolute pleasure to teach you and watch you grow. Your attitude towards learning and giving things a go is so commendable. Have lots of fun on your summer break and stay safe. We will see you in year one!

From Mrs Mountney, Miss Smith, Mrs Ali-Shah and Mrs Mulcahy.

 

The children have chosen the learning that they would like to do this week. As they have been particularly interested in the 50th anniversary of the first man to walk on the moon and the space work they saw in Hazel class on transition day we are following a space theme for the next few days.

 

On Tuesday afternoon all reception children will be having a picnic together and will be decorating biscuits in the morning.

 

If you have any outstanding library books please return them ASAP or speak to a member of staff for further information.

 

Many thanks,

 

Ash class staff.

 

 

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What we are learning: 15.7.19

 

It was lovely to see so many children, parents and carers on open evening and I know that the children particularly enjoyed sharing their learning with you. The STEAM work in the hall was also very popular and the children enjoyed trying some of the activities. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend.

 

The children were very excited about our street party to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the school. They enjoyed sharing the food they had brought and trying new things. Afterwards, we played some ring games like ‘In and out the dusty bluebells, Oranges and Lemons’ and played parachute games. Everyone had an amazing time and loved their special celebration bears.

 

This week we will be continuing to learn about sea creatures with a focus on how we can help protect our seas and oceans and the creatures that live in them.

 

After reading ‘The Fish Who Could Wish,’ we will be writing about what we would wish for. We will be using and applying our phonic knowledge and spelling tricky words correctly.

 

In maths we will be reading and solving addition and subtraction problems to see if the given answer is true or false. We will then be placing them in buckets labelled true or false.

 

The phonics challenge this week is an eye spy digraph game. The children need to look carefully in the jars to see what they can spot and then write the words.

 

At the STEM table the children will be encouraged to make a sea creature. They will need to think carefully, does it have gills, scales, tentacles?

 

Story of the week: The Fish Who Could Wish- Someone ate Stanley

Maths table: number – check and solving problems

Finger gym table: making a kite

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: eye spy digraphs

 

We will be collecting library books in, this week, so that Miss Burtenshaw can do a stock check. Please can all books be returned by Friday at the latest. If you are unsure if your child still has a library book at home or you need a reminder of which book is outstanding please speak to an adult.

What we are learning: 8.7.19

 

The children had an amazing time at Whipsnade Zoo on Tuesday and they were a credit to the school. We saw butterflies, chrysalis’ and a tarantula in the butterfly house. The pygmy goats at Hullabazoo Farm were very popular and the children enjoyed stroking them and feeding them grass. They even wanted to bring one back to school to have as a pet! We also saw lots more animals and you can see them in the photographs below.

 

Our annual Open Evening will be held on Monday, 8th July from 5.30 to 7.00pm. This is an opportunity for families to visit and see what the children have been doing and also to visit next year’s classroom and meet your child’s new teacher, plus the book fair will be open for its final session.

The children’s artwork from STEAM week will be exhibited in the classrooms and will be available to buy. The children’s investigations and experiments from the week will also be in the hall for you and your child to enjoy.

 

Over the next 2 weeks we will be learning about a variety of sea creatures, how they move, where they live and what they look like. We will also be thinking about pollution in the sea and what we can do to reduce this.

 

In literacy we will be writing facts on fish, using non-fiction books to support our knowledge. We will be using our phonic knowledge to segment the words we need and correctly spelling the tricky words that we have been learning in phonics. We will also be writing about the rainbow fish and making links to PSHE, sharing, being kind and how that makes the children and their friends feel.

 

In maths we will be investigating making 5, 10, 15 and 20. The children can do this in a variety of different ways, addition, subtraction, number bonds, counting in 2’s and using practical equipment.

 

The phonics challenge this week is to write words that rhyme with sea-themed words.

 

At the STEM table the children will be encouraged to make a sea creature. They will need to think carefully, does it have gills, scales, tentacles?

 

Story of the week: The Rainbow Fish

Maths table: number – making 5, 10, 15, 20

Finger gym table: loose parts

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: rhyming animals

 

Our annual Open Evening will be held next Monday, 8th July from 5.30 to 7.00pm. This is an opportunity for families to visit and see what the children have been doing and also to visit next year’s classroom and meet your child’s new teacher, plus the book fair will be open for its final session.

The children’s artwork from STEAM week will be exhibited in the classrooms and will be available to buy. The children’s investigations and experiments from the week will also be in the hall for you and your child to enjoy.

 

Children will be celebrating the school’s 70th anniversary with a Street Party! This will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 11th July. Please send your child with a small plate of food to share – suggestions for things to send will be up in the classroom from Friday 5th.

As we are working on being an Eco school please could you also send your child with a reusable plate to eat from at the street party to avoid us having to use paper plates. Naming all plates would be really helpful!

 

A reminder that library books are changed on a Friday so they need to be in the children's book bags on Friday morning, please. The school library is also open each Monday until 4.00 for parents to visit with their child and borrow a book or sit and share a story together. Miss Burtenshaw will also be there to help check books in or out and answer any questions.

 

 

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What we are learning: 1.7.19

 

After reviewing the information we collected as part of our bug hunt we discovered that we found more minibeasts in the school grounds than in the reception garden. The children decided that this was a problem that we needed to solve. We researched plants that attract bees and butterflies and decided that we needed to plant some in our garden. We worked as part of a team to dig a patch of the garden and planted some new plants. We have also planted tomatoes and broad beans. A log pile was also added to attract other minibeasts that like damp, dark conditions.

 

The children discovered that flowers have brightly coloured petals to attract insects, birds and small mammals to the flower for pollination. The children were so interested in this fact that we decided to explore colour and colour mixing. We dropped food colouring onto coffee filters and watched in amazement as the colours began to spread and merge together. We then drew coloured spots onto the filters and watched what happened when we dropped water from a pipette onto it. We then made our colourful creations into beautiful butterflies. These will be on display during open evening.

 

This week is our reception trip to Whipsnade Zoo and the children are very excited. We will be visiting the Butterfly House and seeing how many different species we can spot and having a look at some chrysalis’.

 

 

In maths we will be solving some word problems based on the book, ‘1 is a snail, 10 is a crab.’ They will need to read the clue and work out which minibeasts they will need to combine to make the correct amount of legs.

 

In literacy we will be writing about our trip to the zoo and what was our favourite part. We will be using our phonic knowledge to segment the words we need and correctly spelling the tricky words that we have been learning in phonics.

 

The phonics challenge this week is to find the minibeast words in a word search. They will need to look really carefully.

 

At the STEM table the children will be encouraged to make a habitat for a minibeast, thinking carefully about where they might like to live. Is it on land, in or near water or do they need a nest?

 

Story of the week: 1 is a snail, 10 is a crab

Maths table: number – making 10

Finger gym table: making a Superworm creation

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: rhyming animals

 

A reminder that library books are changed on a Friday so they need to be in the children's book bags on Friday morning, please. The school library is also open each Monday until 4.00 for parents to visit with their child and borrow a book or sit and share a story together. Miss Burtenshaw will also be there to help check books in or out and answer any questions.

 



 

Our new minibeast garden

Our new minibeast garden 1 We planted some new
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Our new minibeast garden 4 Whilst we were digging we found a snail
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Our new minibeast garden 12 "Look at that."
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Our new minibeast garden 31 It is important to water them daily.
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What we are learning: 24.6.19

 

The children really enjoyed our science work last week which was based on minibeasts. We shared all the facts we already know about minibeasts, what they look like, where they live and what they like to eat. Mrs Mountney asked the question, “Do all minibeasts fly?” After lots of discussion the children decided that we needed to go on a minibeast hunt to help us find out the answer to the question. They went out in groups with Miss Smith and took clipboards, a spotter sheet and magnifying glasses. It was very exciting and they were eager to share their findings with the rest of the class. You can see some photographs of our minibeast hunt below.

 

After lots of discussion we decided that we found more minibeasts in the log pile on the big playground and the wild flowers in the school grounds than in our garden. The children have decided that we need to adapt our garden to attract more minibeasts to visit. This will be our project for next week.

 

We made some amazing butterflies using coffee filters, felt tip pens and water and the children were amazed when we added the water. We will be hanging them up soon. Butterfly themed art activities will continue this week.

 

The children were also fascinated by the spiders they found on their hunt and in particular their webs. This week the children will be able to have a go at making some webs of their own. Hopefully we won’t have too many spiders visiting!

 

 

In maths we will be playing solving some word problems based on the book, ‘How many legs.’ They will need to read the clue and work out which minibeasts they will need to combine to make the correct amount of legs.

 

In literacy we will be writing minibeast adventure stories, using our phonic knowledge to segment the words we need and correctly spelling the tricky words that we have been learning in phonics.

 

The phonics challenge this week is to find the minibeast words in a word search. They will need to look really carefully.

 

At the STEM table the children will be encouraged to make a habitat for a minibeast, thinking carefully about where they might like to live. Is it on land, in or near water or do they need a nest?

 

Story of the week: How many legs?

Maths table: number – word problems

Finger gym table: making a minibeast using natural materials

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: minibeast word search

 

A reminder that library books are changed on a Friday so they need to be in the children's book bags on Friday morning, please. The school library is also open each Monday until 4.00 for parents to visit with their child and borrow a book or sit and share a story together. Miss Burtenshaw will also be there to help check books in or out and answer any questions.

 

Reminder- there is a Zumba assembly for parents on Monday at approximately 2.20. The reception children will be showing you some of the dances they have been learning. If you have any questions please speak to a member of staff.

 

 

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All the Fun of the Fair Workshop

All the Fun of the Fair Workshop 1 Hook 2 ducks and add the numbers on the bottom.
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STEAM Week 1 Our question is 'Do minibeast fly?'
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What we are learning: 17.6.19

 

We have had a very exciting week, we saw the ducklings hatch and take their very first swim and a dinosaur egg appeared in our classroom. The children think that a T-Rex will hatch, the adults are hoping that it might be a smaller and less fierce dinosaur!

 

They have enjoyed all our learning about dinosaurs and we have had lots of fun trying to pronounce their names. We even danced to a song about dinosaurs in our Zumba sessions.

This week each class in school will be taking part in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) week. The focus in Ash is class is based around minibeasts and in particular exploring the question, ‘Do all minibeasts fly?’ Ash class practical maths session will be held on Friday at 1.30-2.45. If you are able to help, please speak to a member of staff.

 

On Monday we will be brainstorming minibeasts and finding out how many we can name. Then we will be going out in small groups on a minibeast hunt with Miss Smith. We will be taking a minibeast identification sheet and magnifying glasses. Hopefully we will find lots.

We will also be painting minibeast themed pebbles, thinking carefully about the colours we will need and the features we will need to add, for example antenna.

 

In maths we will be playing number tic tac toe. The children will need to solve a maths problem or count the number of spots on 3 dice and then place a pebble on the answer. The person to get 3 pebbles in a row is the winner.

 

In literacy we will be thinking about what a minibeast would say if they could speak and writing it in a speech bubble. We will also be writing minibeast stories. I wonder what exciting adventures they will have?

 

The phonics challenge this week is to read a minibeast clue and match it to the correct minibeast picture.

 

At the STEM table the children will be encouraged to make a habitat for a minibeast, thinking carefully about where they might like to live. Is it on land, in or near water or do they need a nest?

 

Story of the week: Superworm

Maths table: number tic, tac, toe

Finger gym table: decorating a butterfly using natural materials

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: reading minibeast facts and matching them to the correct picture

 

 A reminder that library books are changed on a Friday so they need to be in the children's book bags on Friday morning, please. The school library is also open each Monday until 4.00 for parents to visit with their child and borrow a book or sit and share a story together. Miss Burtenshaw will also be there to help check books in or out and answer any questions.

 

If you are able to help at Ash class practical maths workshop please speak to a member of staff.

 

Sports day will take place on Thursday 20th June in the afternoon (weather permitting).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our learning

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Our learning 3 "What can you see?"
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Our learning 27 "Can you balance along our
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Our learning 30 A 2D shape dinosaur.
Our learning 31 A hockey world cup trophy.
Our learning 32 "Is it taller or shorter than me?"
Our learning 33 Today a dinosaur egg appeared in our classroom.
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Our learning 37 Our new water butt.
Our learning 38 "Look at how much rain water we have collected.
Our learning 39 puddle jumping
Our learning 40 "1, 2, 3 jump."
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Our learning 42 "Look at this enormous puddle."
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What we are learning: 10.6.19

 

The children were very excited at the arrival of the ducklings and we went to see them each day. They are very cute!

 

Last week we searched for dinosaur fossils in the sand tray and then tried to work out which dinosaur they belonged to. We made our own dinosaur fossils, painted pictures of dinosaurs and estimated how many of our shoes would fit into a dinosaur footprint.

 

This week will be thinking about the adults that are special to us and we will be showing some of our work in a special Father’s Day assembly at 9.10am, which is followed by a coffee morning.

 

  

In Maths we will be weighing dinosaurs and thinking about which is the heaviest and which is the lightest. Outside we will be estimating how many objects we can fit into different dinosaur footprints and then counting them to see how close our estimate was. In Numberland we will be continuing with our shape knowledge work.

 

In Literacy we will be thinking about the people who are special to us and the things they do to help us. We will also be writing some dinosaur adventure stories.

 

The phonics challenge this week is to label a picture of a dinosaur. The children will need to use their robot arms to segment and think carefully about the digraphs they need.

 

 As part of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) work the children will continue to use the resources provided to construct models. They work very hard on their creations and are developing their planning, thinking, co-operation and perseverance skills as they construct. The challenge at the STEM table this week is to build a den for a dinosaur. They will need to think carefully about the materials they choose to ensure it is strong enough to keep out a T-Rex.

 

 The STEM table is very popular and the children enjoy sharing their creations with the rest of the class. Following on from the children’s enthusiasm around the STEM table we have now introduced a new outdoor STEM area which includes a range of large and natural materials for the children to explore. They are very excited about the new addition to our outdoor area and have been actively creating and solving problems. If you have any spare shells, conkers, or pebbles at home that you would be happy to donate to help us add to our area we would be very grateful.

 

Story of the week: A range of non-fiction texts based on dinosaurs

Maths table: weighing dinosaurs

Finger gym table: making medals

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: describing dinosaurs

 

 A reminder that library books are changed on a Friday so they need to be in the children's book bags on Friday morning, please. The school library is also open each Monday until 4.00 for parents to visit with their child and borrow a book or sit and share a story together. Miss Burtenshaw will also be there to help check books in or out and answer any questions.

 

Please note that there will be a special Father’s Day assembly on Friday at 9.10. The children will be bringing some work to show and there will be a coffee morning held afterward.

 

Potions

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Duck Eggs

Duck Eggs 1 On Monday 3rd June we had 5 Duck eggs delivered.
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What we are learning: 3.6.19

 

We hope you have had a restful half term.

 

Over the next few weeks we will be learning about lots of different types of animals, what they like to eat and their habitats. Our topic for the next 2 weeks is dinosaurs and I know the children are really excited about this. We will be painting pictures of dinosaurs, making some fossils and being an archaeologist.

  

In Maths we will be making our own number lines counting in 2’s 5’s and 10’s and will be solving missing number problems using these skills. In Numberland we will be using our shape knowledge to place 2d shapes in the correct gardens using the number of sides as the criteria for which garden it belongs in. We will be using the vocabulary sides, 2d shape, regular and irregular and corners. We will also be measuring the height and length of dinosaurs and using this information to do some comparison work in the classroom.

 

In Literacy we will be thinking about what might happen if the dinosaurs came back to life and how it would us feel. We will also be writing some dinosaur adventure stories.

 

The phonics challenge this week is to write a list of adjectives to describe some dinosaurs. Are they big, small, rough, smooth, scaly, spiky?

 

 As part of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) work the children will continue to use the resources provided to construct models. They work very hard on their creations and are developing their planning, thinking, co-operation and perseverance skills as they construct. The challenge at the STEM table this week is to build a den for a dinosaur. They will need to think carefully about the materials they choose to ensure it is strong enough to keep out a T-Rex.

 

 The STEM table is very popular and the children enjoy sharing their creations with the rest of the class. Following on from the children’s enthusiasm around the STEM table we have now introduced a new outdoor STEM area which includes a range of large and natural materials for the children to explore. They are very excited about the new addition to our outdoor area and have been actively creating and solving problems. If you have any spare shells, conkers, or pebbles at home that you would be happy to donate to help us add to our area we would be very grateful.

 

Story of the week: Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Maths table: measurement

Finger gym table: using natural materials to make different habitats

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: describing dinosaurs

 

 A reminder that library books are changed on a Friday so they need to be in the children's book bags on Friday morning, please. The school library is also open each Monday until 4.00 for parents to visit with their child and borrow a book or sit and share a story together. Miss Burtenshaw will also be there to help check books in or out and answer any questions.

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What we are learning: 20.5.19

 

Following on from our work around the story of Giraffes Can’t Dance and the children’s enthusiasm for trying different types of dancing we will be following a musical theme next week. The children will be encouraged to make sounds in a range of different ways from body percussion, tapping objects in the garden with sticks and using a range of everyday items to make instruments. We will be composing our own songs and performing them to each other and in small groups to the whole class.

 

Our watercolour pictures of Gerald dancing in the moonlight are almost finished and they look very impressive. They will be on display both on the website and in the corridor soon. I’m sure you will agree that the children have worked very carefully.

 

In Maths we will be making our own number lines counting in 2’s 5’s and 10’s and will be solving missing number problems using these skills. In Numberland we will be using our shape knowledge to place 2d shapes in the correct gardens using the number of sides as the criteria for which garden it belongs in. We will be using the vocabulary sides, 2d shape, regular and irregular and corners.

 

In Literacy we will be listening to a piece of music and thinking about how it makes us feel which links to the emotion work we have been doing in circle time. We will be writing about the picture we see in our head as we listen to the music and what it makes us think about and feel. The children will be reminded to use their robot arms to segment, finger spaces between words, full stops and capital letters.

 

 As we have been re-capping the digraphs we have learned so far, this week’s challenge is a phoneme spotter. The children will need to be phoneme detectives and use the magnifying glasses to spot the ee, ai, ow and sh phonemes in the stories on the table. Once they have spotted them they will need to write them under the corresponding grapheme on the list so we can check that we have found them all. They will need to look really carefully some of them are tricky to find!

 

As part of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) work the children will continue to use the resources provided to construct models. They work very hard on their creations and are developing their planning, thinking, co-operative and perseverance skills as they construct. The challenge at the STEM table this week is to build a maze for the animals to find their way in and out of. They will be encouraged to persevere and adapt their designs to ensure it is challenging enough for Gerald the giraffe, as he is quite tall!

 

 The STEM table is very popular and the children enjoy sharing their creations with the rest of the class. Following on from the children’s enthusiasm around the STEM table we have now introduced a new outdoor STEM area which includes a range of large and natural materials for the children to explore. They are very excited about the new addition to our outdoor area and have been actively creating and solving problems. If you have any spare shells, conkers, or pebbles at home that you would be happy to donate to help us add to our area we would be very grateful.

 

Story of the week: Giraffes Can’t Dance

Maths table: number lines

Finger gym table: threading, making a medal or necklace

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: phoneme spotters

 

 A reminder that library books are changed on a Friday so they need to be in the children's book bags on Friday morning, please. The school library is also open each Monday until 4.00 for parents to visit with their child and borrow a book or sit and share a story together. Miss Burtenshaw will also be there to help check books in or out and answer any questions.

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What we are learning: 13.5.19

 

The children really enjoyed the visit from Ezekiel Ewulo, an Olympic long jumper. They participated enthusiastically in all the activities and were keen to continue developing their skills back in the classroom. Hopefully they have been demonstrating the activities at home!

 

They really enjoyed the story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ and in particular listening to different types of music and trying a range of dances. This week we will be drawing some pictures of Gerald as he dances in the moonlight and using watercolours to add some colour.

 

  

In Maths we will be solving a range of missing number problems, investigating number patterns by placing counters on a hundred square and counting in 2’s and 10’s. We will also be thinking about our daily routines, getting up, eating breakfast, cleaning our teeth, going to school, etc and sequencing them in the correct order. You could support your child at home by discussing their daily routines, why they happen in that order and making reference to times of the day.

 

In Literacy we will be writing about what makes us special and what we are really good at, remembering to use our robot arms to help us segment the words we need and to form our letters correctly.  

 

At the phonics table the children will be reading captions and finding the matching picture. We will also be re-capping the digraphs we have learned so far.

 

As part of our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) work the children will continue to use the resources provided to construct models. They work very hard on their creations and are developing their planning, thinking, co-operative and perseverance skills as they construct. The challenge at the STEM table this week is to build a bridge that will hold the weight of an animal. They will be encouraged to persevere and adapt their designs to test if it is strong enough to hold more than 1 animal at a time.

 

The STEM table is very popular and the children enjoy sharing their creations with the rest of the class. Following on from the children’s enthusiasm around the STEM table we have now introduced a new outdoor STEM area which includes a range of large and natural materials for the children to explore. They are very excited about the new addition to our outdoor area and have been actively creating and solving problems. If you have any spare shells, conkers, or pebbles at home that you would be happy to donate to help us add to our area we would be very grateful.

 

 

Story of the week: Giraffes Can’t Dance

Maths table: sequencing daily routines

Finger gym table: stretching rubber bands around spiky balls

STEM area: resources for constructing

Phonics challenge: matching captions and pictures

 

A reminder that library books are changed on a Friday so they need to be in the children's book bags on Friday morning please. The school library is also open each Monday until 4.00 for parents to visit with their child and borrow a book or sit and share a story together. Miss Burtenshaw will also be there to help check books in or out and answer any questions.

 

Our Learning

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Our Learning 19 testing strength
Our Learning 20 A visit to the ice-cream parlour.
Our Learning 21 Ice-cream £40!
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Our Learning 27 Working together to make a potion
Our Learning 28 to stop mosquitoes from biting.
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Our Learning 30 It needs lots of different ingredients.
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Our Learning 39 An enclosure for a zebra.
Our Learning 40 After listening to the story of Giraffes Can't
Our Learning 41 Dance we listened to different types of music.
Our Learning 42 We tried a range of dances,
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Our Learning 44 a tango.
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