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Happy Chinese New Year!

 

We have learnt a little about Chinese New Year and the ways in which the Chinese celebrate. Ask your children if they can remember any of these things! We have enjoyed writing about the celebrations, making money envelopes and masks. We found out the animals for the years we were born. Some of us are born in the year of the rabbit and some the year of the dragon. This year is the year of the rooster and we had great fun today creating a large hand print rooster collage. We started with only 4 colours of paint - red, blue, yellow and white. We used our hands to mix colours and we made some brilliant new ones! 

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25th Jan 2017 - This week we have been enjoying the story of 'The Little Red Hen'. We have used the story to help us investigate bread and how it is made. We have tasted different breads and talked about why we did or did not like them. We baked our own bread rolls too. They were tasty!

In Maths this week we have been looking at doubling. We have used a variety of equipment and ways to calculate doubles. Take a look below:

Using mirrors to find doubles!

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Using bricks and different equipment to find doubles!

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Yummy bread!

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18th Jan 2017 - This week we have been very busy running as fast as we can to catch the Gingerbread Man! We have made, decorated and tasted yummy gingerbread. We did an experiment to see what would happen to the Gingerbread Man if he fell in the river and thought about other ways he could travel across without getting eaten! We have thought a lot about farms and where our foods come from. We have learnt about sheep and where wool comes from too! We have used scales to weigh ingredients and to compare the weight of different toys in our classroom. 

 

 

 

11th Jan 2017 - We have continued to enjoy the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears this week. We have been comparing the sizes of things and have had some fun learning how to measure things. We have used rulers to measure objects around the classroom and have used tape measures outside to see how far our cars traveled down the ramps we built. We continued work on our cottages and have now finished all the hard work and they look amazing. 

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Our amazing fairy tale village!

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Happy New Year!

 

The children have had a brilliant first week back at school. We have been looking at 3D shapes this week. We have learnt a lot of new words and we are trying hard to spot 3D shapes in our environment. We have been experimenting with different shapes of bubble wand to see if we can create a bubble that is not a sphere, so far no luck! We have started making houses from our cereal boxes and hope to change these cuboids into an amazing street to create a display in the classroom. We will add some pictures onto the website once this is completed. The story of Goldilocks and her cheeky antics has inspired the children and we have enjoyed various re-enactments of the story using our puppet theatre.

 

What 3D shapes can you spot in our amazing construction?

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We are pleased to announce that KS1 came runners up in the Eco Race competition! A huge thank you to everybody who ditched the car and walked, biked and scooted to school! It has been lovely to see a full bike shed. Our next Eco Race will be after Christmas but remember we can travel to school sustainability all the time to keep eco-friendly. Could you challenge yourself to come to school a different way each day?

 

Road Safety Afternoon - 21st November 2016

 

Class 1 had a great time on Monday working with their friends from Year 2. Together we talked about road safety, made traffic light biscuits, made our own giant poster and learnt and performed a road safety song to the rest of the school! It was a great afternoon and helped to highlight the importance of being safe on or near the roads.

 

 

Diwali Celebrations

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The children loved learning all about the festival of Diwali.

Fantastic Firework Paintings!

The children looked at the paintings of Jackson Pollock. We talked about the things we could see amongst the flicks and splodges. We decided one of his paintings looked like fireworks and we thought we would try making our own. It was a messy job!

Stand Clear!

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Making Milkshakes

 

The children have been enjoying playing a phonics game which involves making a milkshake. There is a cheeky hippo at the end of the game that always pinches our milkshake.

 

We decided that we would design and make our own milkshakes this week. The children chose their ingredients and we used the blender to create our delicious treats. Luckily there was no hippo in sight!

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International Week - We explored Italy!

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What a great week we had immersing ourselves in all things Italian! We listened to Italian composers and made our own music. We looked at famous Italian artists and inventors. We painted and sketched, cooked and created! A fantastic time was had by all.

 

 

 

 

International Fun!

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Harvest Song

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Big Red Combine Harvester!

 

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Lynley Dodd Books

 

For the next week we will be looking at a variety of books by the author Lynley Dodd. We will be enjoying a range of capers and scrapes involving Hairy Maclary and his friends! These fantastic rhyming books will continue to support our learning about rhyme and we will be beginning to look at initial sounds in words.

 

A note about phonics - The work the children are doing on listening to words and looking at their initial sounds and whether or not they rhyme is really important in developing their phonological awareness in preparation for starting Phase 2 of phonics. Phase 2 will involve learning letters and the sounds that they make. It is essential that the children are ready to 'hear' these sounds and this preparation should ensure that when we begin to look at individual letter sounds the children grasp the concept quickly. A workshop on phonics will be held at some point this term. This will give you further information about the different phases and how we teach reading and writing at school.

 

Preschool rhyming worksheets

 

Activate!

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The children are enjoying taking part in our body and brain exercise programme called 'Activate'. By copying the sequence of moves the children are using both sides of their brain and this really helps to wake up in the morning. (Especially the adults!)
Below are links to some of the songs the children have been enjoying singing this week at school.

Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed | Part 1 | In HD from LittleBabyBum

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Numbers Song

It's a numbers song for children. Written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Copyright 2010 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved. For free MP3s, worksheets and much more: http://www.kidstv123.com Kids songs song for children Chords C G C G

In the Big Blue Sea - Counting Song

It's a counting song with an ocean theme. Written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Copyright 2010 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved. For free MP3s, worksheets and much more: http://www.KidsTV123.com Kids songs song for children

Five Little Ducks | Nursery Rhymes | from LittleBabyBum!

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Hairy Maclary!

This week the children have been enjoying the book Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. We have made our own masks, enjoyed retelling the story and used the animals in the story to explore the language of height. We have continued to look at rhyming words this week and the children are fast becoming rhyming experts!

 

Welcome To Acorns!

 

Only a couple of sleeps until you join us for your first day of school on Monday. It has been lovely visiting you in your homes and hearing about all the fun you have had over the summer. We have met some amazing favourite teddies and seen some really cool toys! We have been busy tidying and cleaning the classroom and outside. It will all be ready for you when you arrive on Monday morning. See you on soon.