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Friday 18th June 2021

What an eventful week we have had. On Monday we realised our Minion prize bag had gone missing, we really did not know what to do. We had the idea to call the police and see if they could help us. They told us to make missing posters to let everyone in the school know he was missing. We checked the CCTV cameras to find out more clues, we saw that the Minion bag had been all over the school. The police then told us to interview any witnesses to see if they could help us to find out more information. After we had gathered all of our clues, the police told us to go and have a look around the school to try and find him. We were so relieved to find him in the ICT suite. He is back safe and sound in our class now. Phew!

Geography day - Bonjour! We were learning about France in Reception. We compared the French flag to the Union flag that we saw last week, we saw they had them same colours or red, white and blue, but the design was different. We made French flags, we learnt that in France the nickname for their country is "l'hexagon" because of the shape of their country, we tasted some French cheese and sang some French songs. C'était manifique!

 

Friday 11th June 2021

This week we have been learning about vets, we know that they help our pets and other animals if they are feeling unwell, just like a doctor helps us. We turned our role-play areas into vet’s surgeries, we wore vet coats and used medical tools to check on the animals and help them get better. We wrote independent appointment lists to see who was going to visit the vet's surgery throughout the day. We also described some animals in our new English books.

The Queen's birthday celebrations - we made party hats, birthday cards, bracelets and designed a birthday cake for Queen Elizabeth. We had a lot of fun celebrating in our national colours of red, white and blue. We also enjoyed our picnic in the playground. Happy birthday Queen Elizabeth, love from the Butterflies and the Bumble Bees.

Friday 28th May 2021

We have been thinking about who our superheroes are at home. We know that superheroes help us, but we wanted to speak about the different people in our lives that help us every day. We wrote about who our real life superheroes are and we said "thank you" for all the different things to do for us. We are very lucky to have such wonderful people in our lives. Me our expressive art and design skills to make representations of our superheroes at home with spoons, paper, felt tip pens and some glitter.

We had a lot of fun dressing up as superheroes today and we enjoyed making spider biscuits for Spider-man.

Have a safe and restful half-term.

 

Friday 21st May 2021

This week, we have been continuing to learn about superheroes. We have listened to some superhero stories, we thought of our own super powers and wrote about them in our very own superhero ID card. We had a photo wearing our superhero capess. We looked like we were flying!

We compared Supertato with Spider-Man and spoke about how their powers are different. We had fun making Spider-Man masks and creating spider webs for Spider-Man.

 

Friday 14th May

This week, we have been learning about superheroes. We listened to the story of Supertato, we made our own Supertato and wrote a speech bubble about what we thought he would have said. We are learning that superheroes are people who help us, we will be continuing to learn about different people who help us over the coming weeks.

 

Friday 7th May 2021

This week, we have been learning about the life cycle of a human. We all loved talking about what we were like when we were babies and toddlers. We know that we are children now and we also looked at what our next stages of development will be. We brought in pictures from when we were babies and compared them with how we look now, some of us have changed so much. We also wrote about the things we could do when we were babies and compared them to what we can do now that we are children.

Mr Gauci shared photos with us from when he was a baby, a toddler, a child, a teenager and now that he is an adult - he still has some more stages to go too.

We were very excited to have a video call with Mrs Thomas and her new baby, we could see how small he is and Mrs Thomas told us all about the jobs she has to do to help care for her baby. We saw some of his baby clothes, his milk bottles and we also heard him crying a little bit (we know it's normal when babies cry, it means they are trying to tell us something).

We would all like to share our congratulations with Mrs Thomas and her whole family on ther new addition.

 

Friday 30th April 2021

This week, we have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. We read ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and wrote lists about what the caterpillar ate, painted butterflies (making our own designs for their wings) and we acted out the different parts of the life cycle.

Some caterpillars have appeared in our classrooms, we can't wait to watch them change and grow in to butterflies over the coming weeks. We have to be very careful with them, they are very small at the moment.

 

Friday 23rd April 2021

Welcome to the Summer term.

This week, we started our life cycles topic by learning all about the life cycle of a frog. We learnt about the key stages in a frog's life cycle and identified the changes at each stage. 

 

Wednesday 31st March 2021

Thank you to all the parents and carers for supporting your children and us in so many ways. It has been a strange term, but we can see how excited the children are to get back to some normality. They have enjoyed the last few weeks being back in school, spending time with their friends and showing us just how hard they have been working at home.

It is so lovely to have them all back in school.

Have a happy Easter.

 

Friday 26th March 2021

This week we have learnt about Easter and how Jesus died on the cross and on Easter Sunday, he rose from the dead. We made Easter cards and did different Easter activities.

 

Friday 19th March 2021

We have had another exciting week this week. We have been learning about the farm and wrote non-fiction books about farm animals. We used our creative skills to make sheep because we know they are animals that can be found on the farm.

 

Friday 12th March 2021

It has been truly wonderful to have all the children back at school. We have had a lovely week catching up with each other.

Huge eggs appeared in our classrooms this week! We tried to think about what type of eggs they could be and we were encouraged to build a nest and write notices to keep them safe.  We discovered that they were dinosaur eggs so, we decided to find out more about dinosaurs. 

Science Day - We were encouraged to be creative and think of innovative designs to build some crunchy architecture with biscuits and edible cement. 
 

Friday 5th March 2021
This week we have been learning all about animals that live in the jungle! We read 'Rumble in the Jungle' and wrote about our favourite animals using adjectives. We also recorded ourselves reading our descriptions aloud. In Maths, we have been sharing amounts into equal groups. We also celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite book character. 
 

Friday 26th February 2021
This half term we are learning all about ‘Animals’. This week, our focus has been ‘Under the Sea’ and we read ‘The Rainbow Fish’. We wrote about the Rainbow fish and did some beautiful art work.
 

Friday 5th February 2021
This week was Children's Mental Health week. Mrs Thomas read us the story 'Ruby's Worry' by Tom Percival and we made our own Worry Boxes to encourage us to share our worries. We also talked about activities that make us happy and partook in some of these over the course of the week. 

Friday 29th January 2021
This week we read 'Handa's Surprise'. We drew and labelled the different fruits Handa put in her basket. We also made our own basket of fruit and acted out the story. 
In maths, we have been learning about adding and subtracting using a number tract. 

Friday 22nd January 2021
We have had another busy week learning from home! We listened to Mr Gauci read 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers. We wrote words to describe Space, we created our own story maps, we made healthy space themed snacks and some of us designed and built our own jet packs. Take a look at our SPACE GALLERY!

Friday 15th January 2021
This week our focus book was 'Aliens Love Underpants'. We created our very own alien and then used our phonic knowledge to write words and sentences to describe our alien. Remember to look in our Gallery to see some of our amazing learning.

Friday 8th January 2021
We are currently learning remotely and our teachers have been so impressed with the quality of the work we have been submiting on Class Dojo. 
Our new topic is SPACE and this week our focus book was 'Whatever Next!' by Jill Murphy. As part of our learning we acted out the story, made a healthy lunch to eat on the moon, made rockets and wrote a list of what we would bring to Space.