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Castle Life

This week we have started our new theme “A Long Time Ago”. We have been learning about “Castle Life” including who lived in a castle and the different parts of a castle. We have worked collaboratively to create a themed display as well as a role play area where we can act out having a …

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Practising our Christmas play

This week the children have been busy practising the Christmas play. They are becoming increasingly confident when singing the songs and saying their lines.  Thank you for all your support with this.  We look forward to sharing the play with you.   

Such a busy week!

At the beginning of the week, we were learning about Diwali. We discussed the story of Rama and Sita and what is involved in Diwali celebrations such as Diva lights and Rangoli patterns.  Towards the end of the week, we were learning about the history of Remembrance Day.  We produced some lovely artwork linked to the theme …

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Fireworks Night

This week we have been learning about fireworks night.  We shared the story of Guy Fawkes and the Houses of Parliament. We discussed the words we could use to describe the noises that the fireworks make and practised using our phonics to read and write them.  We also enjoyed playing in our themed role play area. 

The Jolly Postman

This week we have been learning about the role of the postal worker.  We shared the story ‘The Jolly Postman’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Linked to this we changed our role play area into a post office. We also went on a local walk to post some letters.  In Maths, we have been exploring weight.  We have had …

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People who help us

This week we have been thinking about people who help us at school.  We interviewed our school librarian Mrs Parr and found out how (and why) she became a school librarian.  We also looked at photos of the school from a long time ago and discussed the changes. 

“Bee and Me”

Having read our focused book “Bee and Me” we worked collaboratively in Reception to create our Harvest themed display. We are very proud of our work!

Owl Babies

This week in Literacy our focused book has been the ‘Owl Babies.’  We have been learning how to use a storymap to retell the story and use our phonics knowledge to write a speech bubble.  In Maths, we have been working on our subitising skills by playing dominoes, dice games and mark making with Numicon. 

Blog Art

This week for art we have been using the paint sticks to create our own Todd Parr style illustrations. We noticed on the front cover of ‘The Feelings Book’ that bold colours had been used against brightly coloured backgrounds. We also discussed the different feelings that were represented. Some of our work is now on …

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