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This week we have started our new topic on pirates. We have enjoyed playing in our new role play area which we converted into a pirate ship. In Literacy, we have thought of adjectives to describe pirates. In Maths we have used gems to explore ‘doubling.’ We have also had fun learning the song ‘Portside …

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This week we read ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson. In our writing we used adjectives to describe worms and ‘Superworm’. In Maths, we continue our learning on ’10 and some more,’ using a range of resources e.g. paper chains, Cuisenaire rods and large lego blocks. In Expressive Arts, we used various skills to create worms including …

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Our themed display

This week we have talked in more detail about the life cycle of a butterfly and sequenced the stages. For our creative challenge we used our printing and cutting skills and worked together to produce this fantastic representation of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar.’ We also wanted to share with you our themed display that we …

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Story map art

This week our learning has been based around the story ‘Snail Trail’ (Ruth Brown).  We created a storymap to help us retell the story.  We wrote some facts about snails and explored a variety of art techniques including paper rolling and transient art.


This week in Maths we have been learning how to find the total of two groups and exploring the different ways of doing this. Strategies include: counting all of them and counting on. We have also been looking at different ways of recording.


This week we have started our topic: ‘Minibeasts.’ We have been doing lots of exciting activities around the story ‘The Very Busy Spider’ by Eric Carle. We shared the story and created a storymap to support our retell. We have been drawing and painting minibeasts. We have also been looking out for minibeasts whilst spending …

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Busy, busy, busy!

This week in Literacy and Science we discussed the growing process and set up an investigation to see what would happen if our cress seeds did not have the ideal conditions to grow. In shared writing, we wrote step by step instructions for growing our seeds and for our independent writing we used our phonics …

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

This week our focus book was ‘Dear Santa’ by Rod Campbell. We used our phonics to write Santa wish lists.  We have been following step by step visuals to draw our Christmas themed pictures.  We have also started to learn our song for the Christmas production. 

Night Monkey Day Monkey

This week our focus book has been ‘Night Monkey, Day Monkey’ by Julia Donaldson. We have been learning different facts about nocturnal animals and have been exploring the features of story books (fiction) and information books (non-fiction).  We have also been following step by step drawing guides to draw and paint animals.

Patterns, patterns everywhere!

This week we have been learning about repeated patterns. We have been making all sorts of patterns using bricks, pegs, natural resources, large chalk and even children!