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Autumn 2019

First week at school

 

A big welcome to all the children and parents joining Ham Dingle this week. We have been really impressed with how the children have come into school. They have explored both inside and outside and have enjoyed making new friends. Have a look at some of the exciting things we have done this week.

Edible Garden

 

This week we went out into our new edible garden and planted our first seeds and plugs. We made a drill for the seeds. Then we held our seeds in our seed cups to keep the seeds safe. After that we used our pinchy fingers to sew the seeds into the drills. We labelled our seeds corn salad and our plugs rainbow chard. Finally we gave them a good water with our new watering cans.

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House points 

We get house points if we follow our school rules. The points get collected in jars then the jars are tipped into big tubes and counted. Today we had a practise at pouring our house points into the tubes. Can you see who is winning so far? 

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Maths

We have been copying repeated patterns using the compare bears. Some of us used the chalk to make our own patterns on the playground.  

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Scarecrow

 

We made a scarecrow to go in our edible garden.

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Autumn vegetables

We spent some time investigating the vegetables. We recognised some of them but others we didn’t know. 

“That’s a pumpkin, we have those in our house at trick or treat”

 

”That one smells like the ground”

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Autumn Vegetables

 

We investigated the vegetables further by cutting them in half to see what was inside.

Teddy bears picnic

Today our teddies came for lunch. They sat with us while we ate our school dinners. 

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Bread Making

This week we read the story of The Little Red Hen. We made some bread just like the little red hen did in the story. We followed her recipe, weighing out the ingredients carefully. Then when it was baked we got chance to try our home made bread with some jam and butter.

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Autumn Walk 

We went on an Autumn walk to look for signs of Autumn. We found lots of lovely coloured leaves on the floor. We had a look at the trees around the playground and watched the leaves fall.

Messy Church

 

This week Emma from Chawn Hill Church came to visit us. She told us the Christmas Story and gave us lots of crafty activities to have a go at. We had lots of fun and now we are ready to start practising our Nativity.
 

 

Remembrance Day

 

We made some poppies and planted them in our edible garden. We observed a two-minute silence in class to remember all of the soldiers who have fought for us in the war.

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Children in Need

 

We wore spots today to celebrate Children in Need. We made Pudsey biscuits using icing, sprinkles and Pudsey faces. 

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Shoebox appeal 2019

A big thank you to everyone who donated a shoebox this year. Look how many we collected in school. 

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Christmas Pop-In

 

We had a wonderful time at our Christmas Parent Pop-In, where we worked with our grown ups to make lots of Christmas crafts.  Thank you to everyone who attended!

Walk to Mary Steven's Hospice

 

We walked down to Mary Steven's Hospice to perform some of our Nativity songs. The patients and staff thoroughly enjoyed our performance and we made our teachers very proud!

Christmas lunch

 

We enjoyed our Christmas lunch today. We all sat in the hall together, pulled our crackers and wore our party hats. The hall was decorated beautifully 

Christmas baking 

 

Today we went to the Arc and made Christmas biscuits. We all took turns to mix the ingredients together and roll out the dough. We cut the biscuits into Santa shapes and put a sweet on for his nose. 

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