The Little Red Hen

We have been exploring signs of spring and reading the Little Red Hen. We really enjoyed making our own bread and acting out the story. We also enjoyed experimenting with different resources to create our own spring art work. 

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Phonics Stay and Play

What a success our third 'Phonics stay and play' of the year was. This was a great opportunity for parents, teachers and children to share our progress together. It also enabled the parents to find out what their child's next steps are with their reading and writing so they can support them at…

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Balance Bikes

In EYFS, we can hire out our own bikes. We have to write our name/find our name on the sign out sheet so we know which number bike to use. When we return the bikes, we rub our name out/take our name off the sheet. This week, we enjoyed following the story map around the bike track, stopping off at…

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The Gingerbread Man

RUN, RUN, AS FAST AS YOU CAN, YOU CAN'T CATCH ME, I'M THE GINGERBREAD MAN!

We have had a fantastic week exploring this wonderful traditional tale. Here are some of the play and learning experiences we have taken part in:

  • Baking and decorating our own gingerbread men.
  • A tour around the…
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Character Description

We have just finished our sentence stacking lessons on Beowulf. We are now preparing to write our own story but with a different monster as well as changing the hero. To prepare, today we spent time designing our own monsters taking our time to add detail. Afterwards, we added descriptive…

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The Three Little Pigs

We have been reading The Three Little Pigs. The children have really enjoyed exploring this story in a number of ways:

-Retelling the story

-Acting out the story

-Making strong houses for the pigs

-Exploring with materials

-Making shape houses 

-Writing signs and captions 

A…

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Brown Bear, Brown Bear

The children have really enjoyed this story! 

We have been:

-Retelling the story using makaton signs for the colours

-Experimenting with freezing and melting

-Exploring what happens to the ice cube colours as they melt

-Ordering bears from largest to…

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

We have been:

-Retelling the story 

-Painting tiger stripes

-Hiding and seeking the tiger

-Writing tiger tea party invitations 

-Planning and having our own tiger tea party

-Baking and decorating cakes

What a fantastic week!

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The Whale experience day 2

For our second English experience lesson, we discovered a bag full of clues linked to our main character. We then used these clues to describe our main character, Lucy. 
 

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Norman, the Slug Who Saved Christmas

We have been helping Norman (the slug), save Christmas! Here are some of the learning experiences we have had:

  • Designing and building a sleigh for Norman and his friends
  • Making mince pies for a snack for Norman and his helpers
  • Making maps to help us deliver all the presents
  • Making…
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Visiting Our School Library

Today, we have had another experience day in English. We went to our school library to see what a library is like. We looked at how the books were organized, and then had a hunt for some old and new books. We had to take in the atmosphere of the library, how quiet and still it is, and consider why…

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The Lost Thing Experience Day

We enjoyed our experience lesson today, linked to our new story 'The Lost Thing'. After looking at different (and very cute) cross breed dogs,we designed our own creations and named them using portmanteau words. Check out some of the fantastic creations below. There's even a Doltop (Dolphin x…

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