Rainforest reading corner

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Year 1 have been very busy transforming their reading corner into a rainforest! We got very messy this afternoon painting animals, drawing flowers and making leaves and vines.

We have been learning to tell the difference between fiction and non-fiction books and used a selection of both that we found in the main library this morning to help us decide what sorts of things we should include to make our rainforest as realistic as possible.

This week in Reception…

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Our theme this week has been story telling which was prompted by our castle role play area.

We used the story telling band to take turns to narrate a story, which we acted out later in the day…some of us stood really tall to be a castle and the dragon was really scary. We also shared the story ‘Pumpkin soup’ and mark made our own soup ingredients.

Recognising numerals was our theme in maths this week. Which numeral is on your house?

Thank you to all our visitors on Wednesday for joining us at the busy fingers open morning. We were very proud to show what we do in school…quickest ever lunch register that day too!

Have a super weekend Reception ready for more learning next week.

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Owls and Skeletons in Year 2 this week!

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Year 2 have been reading “Funnybones” by Allan Ahlberg.  We reconstructed skeletons from a mass of bones and learned about the names of the bones and the joints.  We looked at the way the story uses repetition to help it flow and thought about how we could use this to help our own writing.  We had great fun acting out the story.

We are continuing to listen to our class novel “The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark” by Jill Tomlinson.  We used the structure of the paragraphs to write our own chapter.  Wow! Plop had some very exciting adventures and the children wrote some excellent extended pieces.FullSizeRender

In our Maths lessons this week we used base 10 and part-whole models to think about regrouping in lots of different ways.

In our Art lessons this week, inspired by “The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark” we created some multi-media owl collage pictures.

Our week in Nursery

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Our learning centred around our book of the week, Pumpkin Soup. As we listened to the story each day, we were able to retell the main events and recall characters, discussing how they might be feeling and explored reasons why. Pumpkins were investigated using our hands and tweezers, developing our fine motor skills as we counted out how many seeds we could find. We decided to make our own pumpkin soup, scooping out the flesh and chopping it up, adding water and salt and stirring it as we cooked. It was delicious!