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Week beginning 13th March

This week we have been looking at the traditional tale The Enormous Turnip. We have acted out the story, made masks and made up some of our own stories. We looked at daffodils in the garden and then mixed our own colours to paint them. We also looked at what had happened with our grass seeds experiment and then recorded our results in booklets. To continue to practice our fine motor skills we have been pegging up socks on a washing line and matching up pairs. We have had lovely spring weather so have enjoyed being out on the grass too. The children said ‘Farewell’ to Miss Schieffer as she returned home after working with us for the past 6 months.

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Week beginning 6th March

This week we have looked at the story of the Gingerbread Man. We have been writing parts of the story, making stick puppets and making ginger biscuits. In PE we tried to use our upper body strength to climb the ropes. Mrs Humberstone also helped us to set up an experiment to see what happens when we plant grass seeds and leave them in the dark with some water. In our phonics sessions we have recapped the sounds ‘oa’ as in toad, ‘ar’ as in car, ‘oo’ as in look and ‘oo’ as in soon. We have also recapped the tricky words, ‘the’, ‘no’, ‘go’, and ‘to’.

 

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Week beginning 27th February

This week has been a busy week. It was World Book Day on Thursday and we all dressed up as a book character. We have been practicing our handwriting and planning an outdoor flower shop as a role play area. We made porridge after reading Goldilocks and the three bears and took part in a whole school buddy read. Year 4 came and shared their shadow puppets theatres and performed the plays they had written. We also made stick puppets to retell the story of The Runaway Pancake before we made and tasted our own pancakes. In phonics we have focused on ‘ai’ as in tail, ‘ee’ as in feet and ‘igh’ as in night.

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week beginning 20th February

This week we have been investigating how to join materials using split pins, used puppets to retell stories and learnt how to draw a polar bear’s face! The weather was also very windy so we spent time outside using our dressing up wings! In phonics we focused on ‘air’ as in hair, ‘ure’ as in cure and ‘er’ as in corner. We also began to practise our subtraction skills.

 

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Week beginning 6th February

During this week we have been making igloos out of sugar cubes, sharing our learning journals with our family, measuring ourselves against a life size polar bear, building igloos out of boxes and Y6 came and shared the picture books they have written with us. We also carried out an experiment to find out how polar bears stay warm in icy cold water! Our phonics sounds have been ‘oi’ as in coin, ‘ur’ as in hurt, ‘ow’ as in cow, and ‘ear’ as in hear.

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Wk beginning 30th January

This week we began by looking at Chinese New Year. We made some dragons and Y1 came to share their knowledge of China, they had made Chinese scrolls. We have been on shape hunts around the school and found a variety of 2d shapes. We have begun to learn about polar bears and their habitat as well investigating how we can help ice to melt faster. We looked at our learning journals and talked about our favourite photographs. In phonics we have focused on the sounds ‘oo’ – as is ‘good’ and ‘soon’, ‘ar’ as in ‘car’ and ‘or’ as in ‘for’.

Don’t forget that next week is Learning Journal week and you are welcome to come and look at them with your child every morning.

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Week beginning 23rd January

This week we focused on the sounds ‘ai’, ‘ee’, ‘igh’ and ‘oa’. This were a bit tricky so we practiced sounding out words and writing them down. We also looked at 2D shapes and created some pictures with them. We enjoyed making ice lollies and talking about what happens when they freeze. We also explored mixing colours and making mosaic penguins. A year three child came to share his knowledge of penguins with us and we found out lots of information.

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Week beginning 9th January

Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely Christmas. Thank you so much for our gifts and cards they were much appreciated. We have begun the year by looking at the book Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. This story is about a penguin and a boy who eventually become friends. From this we have looked at how penguins move, investigated ice, found the South Pole and other places on an atlas, made penguins out of egg cartons, listened to other stories about penguins and found out some penguin facts. This week we have recapped ‘th’,’ch’ and ‘sh’ and created some rhyming strings for example, hop, mop, top.

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A busy few weeks in reception!

The last two weeks in reception have been very busy. We have performed our Christmas play, had our Christmas party and taken part in lots of Christmas activities! We created a winter wonderland in the classroom and we all enjoyed exploring it. We have made snowflakes, snowmen, printed some decorations, threaded stars and created table decorations. We also decorated the garden with Christmas decorations.