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Spring 2019

People who help us

 

This half term we are looking at people who help us in and out of school. We will be having lots of visitors in to share information about their jobs.

Today the firefighters from Stourbridge came to visit us. Miss Clarke got to dress up and we all got to have a look around the fire engine.
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Since our Fire engine visit, we've been drawing fire engines and dressing up as fire fighters.
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Technology

 

Our topic this half term is technology. We will be looking at the different types of technology we use and how we use it. The children have been using cameras to take pictures of things around the classroom and their friends.

We had a go with Tappy the robot. We talked about what robots do and how they work. We watched some videos of robots in a car factory and humanoid robots like ASIMO by Honda.  
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We had a go at drawing Tappy the robot.
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Maths

Lines of Symmetry

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In Maths this week we have been looking at symmetry. We used rulers to mark in lines of symmetry on shapes and on the computer. We used the equipment outside to make symmetrical pictures.  Some of us even drew our own symmetrical pictures using the chalk. 

National Storytelling Week

 

This week we celebrated national storytelling week by bringing our favourite book to school. We shared our favourite book with our class and discussed our favourite parts and characters.

 

 

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"My favourite book is called 'A Squash and a Squeeze'. I like it because it is very funny. My favourite character is the goat."

 

"My favourite book is the Lion King. I like the part where the mum holds Simba up."

 

 

PE - Dance

 

Following our interest in robots, we have been dancing like robots in PE. We copied a robot dance then made up our own moves to some robotic music. 

“Robots move with straight arms”  “Robots are made of metal”

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People Who help us 

We have been thinking about people who help us but this week we thought about animals that help us. Today we were lucky enough to have Karl visit us with his guide dog Quasia. Karl explained to the children how Quasia helps him to be independent. Quasia was a real star and let all the children stroke her. 

Today we had a visit from The RNLI. Caroline came to see us and told us how lifeguards and lifeboats can help us. We learnt how to stay stay on the beach and which number to call if we got into trouble by water.  Caroline showed us which flags we should look out for at the beach. Some of us got to dress up as lifeguards and life boat men. 
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Remote Controlled Car

 

Miss Walker brought in her remote controlled racing car. She showed us how fast it could go and let us have a go in the classroom!

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Parent Pop-in

 

Today our families joined us for our Parent Pop-in. Today’s theme was Chinese New Year and we had great fun making Chinese blossom pictures, cards, Chinese flags, dragons, lanterns and fans. We made lucky red envelope and filled them with a chocolate coin. Thank you to everyone who joined us. 

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Superhero Day

 

Today we all came to school dressed as Superheroes. We took part in lots of superhero activities, using our skills to tackle obstacle courses and laser beams. Thank you to all the parents who helped us sort out our costumes.

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Supertato and the Evil Pea!

Something strange happened in our classroom on Monday. There were lots of poor vegetables that were trapped. We investigated to find out who it could be, Evil Pea! We had to catch him so we set to work to build a trap. 

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The next day we checked the trap and luckily it had worked, we had captured Evil Pea and Supertato was on standby to make sure he didn't escape. We hot seated Supertato to find out how he captured Evil Pea and how he was feeling.
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Here is some of our Supertato inspired writing!
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We thought we'd trapped the Evil Pea forever until...

 

EVIL PEA INVASION!

There were peas everywhere in our classroom today, we had to come up with a master plan to trap them all!

World Book Day 

Today we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite book characters. We invited our parents to share a book with us in school. The HSA had a cake sale and we got the chance to spend our money and choose a cake. Thank you to everyone who helped us with our costumes. 

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We had a winner in Reception for the World Book Day competition. 
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Homework

 

Look at some of the lovely homework our children have completed this week about Spring. 

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Red Nose Day

Today we celebrated Red Nose Day by accessorising our uniform with something red and donating £1. All the classes had learn a funny song and we performed our songs to each other in the hall. Reception learnt ‘The birdie song’ and we learnt all the moves! 

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Gardening

Today we planted some potatoes in some big pots. We’ve watered them and put them in our outside area. The weather was so lovely that we cleared our garden area and cleared all the weeds. 

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This week in maths we have been making repeated patterns. We used the big Lego blocks outside to make patterns with different colours. 
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Easter Bonnet Parade

Look at some of our fantastic Easter Bonnets! Thank you for to all our adults that helped us make them at home. We hope you enjoyed our parade. 

Chocolate cornflake cakes

As it is nearly Easter we made chocolate cornflake cakes. Mrs Penn helped us to melt the chocolate in the microwave, mix in the cornflakes and put the mixture in a cake case. We added some mini eggs on the top and at them in snack time. Yum! 

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