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Summer 2019

All creatures great and small

Our new topic is 'All creatures great and small' and this week we have started to think about all the creatures we know. We have talked about what animals we keep as pets and what would be a really bad idea to keep as a pet.

We read the book 'Dear Zoo' and had a go at writing our own versions of the story.

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Gardening

We have started clearing our garden outside ready for some new plants. The strawberries and mint are doing really well and the potatoes have started to grow. Over the next few weeks we hope to plant some more vegetables.

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Step into Spring

Today we completed a sponsored run around school, raising money for Mary Steven's Hospice. We warmed up on the playground then ran around the whole school 4 times. The course was a quarter of a mile long so we all ran (or walked) a mile in total. We hope we raise lots of money for a really good cause.

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Forest School

At Forest School we have been looking for all creatures - great and small. We found lots of minibeasts, including a black ladybird. Some of the children think they might be poisonous so we will research that when we come back to school.

Some of the children used the litter pickers to collect the rubbish from around the site.

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Construction area

Some of the children made some animal models out of the wooden blocks. Can you spot the giraffe and the unicorn?

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Maths

We have been doubling numbers this week using dice to generate numbers. We used blocks to count carefully.

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Music

A huge thank you to Mr Taylor our site manager who has made us our new music wall. We love it! 

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Bishops Wood Trip

We had a fantastic day today at Bishops Wood. We learnt about the life cycle of a butterfly and heard the story of Katy the caterpillar. We looked for caterpillars outside, found minibeasts in the woods and used the nets to look for minibeasts in the long grass. We even did some pond dipping! Have a look at our funny glasses. They let us look at the world like a bumble bee.

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Gardening 

Our garden has enjoyed the recent wet weather and everything is growing fast. We planted cress and lettuce seeds and they’ve grown lots. We even planted some onion sets and we’ve enjoyed watching the roots grow down into the soil through our Perspex container. We’ve been watching the bees collecting the pollen from the courgette flowers. You can see the pollen on the bees back when they come out of the flower. 

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Ugly Bug Ball

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who joined us for our Ugly Bug Ball today. We really enjoyed sharing our songs and artwork with you. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. A huge thank you for helping us with our costumes.  

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