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We are nearly at the end of this academic year!   What a fun way to end the year with  a Teddy Bear's picnic at Stowe.  We went with our reading buddies from Year 2.   The weather was fabulous and we completed all our activities outside.  

 

Among the activities was a re-enactment of the story of 'We're going on a Bear Hunt' - running through the swishy, swashy grass was fun!  

We sketched our Teddy Bears in the Kitchen Garden, collected items for a colour palette and did Teddy Bear rubbings. 

 

After a well-earned snack we had stories outside before lunch.  Lunch was of course shared with our teddies and then we finished off the afternoon making a nature crown and had lots of fun creating mud pies!

 

The children were impeccably well behaved and a big thank you to our parent helpers.

 

 

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More Space-related, fun learning!  

Today we have been learning how to be astronauts and how it may be to have to do things upside down - writing and drawing was very tricky!

 

We have also been painting on foil - look at our fabulous abstract pictures!

 

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Today we created our own mini-marshmallow constellations!  

 

We learnt what a constellation is and how we can recognise some of them, by imagining we are joining up the dot to dots!

 

Here are our designs.   We obviously enjoyed consuming the constellation afterwards. 

Summer Term Curriculum Statement

Today was our first Easter Egg Hunt at St James & St John.   We had great fun looking for the eggs. We then made chocolate nests to take home and decorated these with mini chocolate eggs and chicks, yummy!

Enjoy the photos.   Have a wonderful Easter!

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WORLD BOOK DAY

 

We had great fun celebrating World Book Day. We dressed up as characters from our favourite books and enjoyed a book swap. We studied Roald Dahl's 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. We designed our own medicine bottles and wrote a list of very gruesome ingredients! We enjoyed making 'marvellous medicines' that foamed and frothed and were slimy and gloopy! In the afternoon we thoroughly enjoyed a drama workshop where we visited the farm where George lives and helped to act out and create a medicine for Grandma!

Enjoy spending your book tokens and thank you for a fun filled day!!

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Happy New Year to you all and thank you for the kind gifts we received at Christmas.

Our Spring term is always an exciting one!

We will be starting the term by learning about Winter Birds and then our topic of Dinosaurs

(Please see the Curriculum Statement below for more details).

After half term our topic will be 'Families' which links very nicely to life cycles and Spring.

What a fun way to end our week on Chinese New Year!  We have made Chinese style lanterns and fans, discovered which animal of the Chinese Zodiac we fall under and today we tasted a range of Chinese food.   Some food we thought was delicious - like the fortune cookies, some were thought were 'ok' - like the lychees and some we definitely disliked - like the aloe vera juice.  We decided this was a bit like Marmite - you either love it or...

This afternoon we watched the Dragon Dance and moved and danced like Chinese Dragons. 

 

Happy Chinese New Year - it's the year of the Pig.   Ask me if I can remember how to say this in Chinese. 

Chinese Food Tasting

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Autumn Treasures

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Harvest Treasures: 

We collected a bag of Autumn Treasures with our families.  We then brought them into school and spent time discussing our favourite items with our thinking partners.  We described how the items felt, their colours, where we found them and what they reminded us of.

We then used some of the items to make hibernation dens for little creatures.  This evolved to some of us also making Stick Men with the twigs we had found. 

Mrs Andrews was very impressed with our descriptive language.  We then put our favourite items in a tray to continue exploring next week.

 

 

 

A very warm welcome to our new Foundation Stage pupils and parents. We have an exciting year ahead

learning new skills and concepts through play. The children in Foundation Stage have settled in to school so quickly- we are delighted smiley

We would like to invite you to a 'Meet and Greet' on Thursday 27th October at 2.30pm.

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