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We read the story, drew either a Smed or a Smoo and then wrote a description of them. Look at our amazing writing.

The Smeds and the Smoos 

We used Beebots on Maps, just like the maps in the story. We had to really concentrate when we programmed them.

We thought about what the ladybird heard and wrote it in a speech bubble! Look at our amazing writing,

We learnt how to share fairly between two and four.

What the Ladybird Heard

We applied our 3D shape knowledge by trying to make our own.

We sequenced the story and wrote sentences.

We practiced our writing by writing descriptions of the Gruffalo.

We thought about our favourite Julia Donaldson character and drew it.

Gruffalo Week

Term 4- Julia Donaldson 

We are going to focus on a different Julia Donaldson story every week. We will complete a range of different activities linked to the book and apply lots of our newly learnt reading and writing skills. 

3D Shapes

We learnt the mathematical names for 3D shapes...
and what makes a shape 3D.
We then hunted in the environment for 3D shapes.

We explored fish, sea food and non fiction sea animal books.

Sea animal week 

We learnt about capacity.

Merlin came to visit

Desert Week 

Brilliant child initiated learning.

We created Jungle scenes using a range of resources

Our trip to Wingham! We had a brilliant day and learnt so much about so many animals.

Introducing dinosaurs- we completed a range of different dinosaur activities.

Term 3 - Animal Planet

We are learning all about Dinosaurs and Animals this term. 

We made potato pancakes, a traditional food eaten during Hanukkah.

We learnt that people give money to celebrate Hanukkah. So we investigated coins, their values and then used them to pay for Jewish items.

We looked at the Star of David and made our own!

Introducing Hanukkah! We lit the Menorah Candle and listened to a special blessing.

Hanukkah

Rangoli Patterns

Diwali Dancing!

Diwali

Acting out 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' story, which is our book this week in reading.

Adding in child initiated time. Children challenging themselves brilliantly.

Cake making exploration in Child initiated time!

Ordering Numbers!

REMEMBRANCE DAY

We went to the woodland area and held sparklers!

We created firework art in a carousel of activities.

FIREWORK NIGHT

Our Halloween dress up day. We moved around all of the Early years environments to explore different Halloween activities.

We designed our own pumpkin!

HALLOWEEN

Term 2- Lets Celebrate!

This term our learning is going to based around cultural celebrations. We will be covering Halloween, Fireworks, Remembrance, Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas. The children will learn about the way we celebrate them and why, differences and similarities, taste food, try dances and get creative!

 

Our first PE session!

Look at our amazing writing.

We ordered numbers to 10! We cut out numbered washing to add to our washing lines... this was just like the washing in Charlie's Superhero Underpants story we read.

Fantastic involvement levels in Child initiated learning!

Boys working as a team when using the cars.
Maksim practicing his letters.
Making tea and coffee in the water tray.

We learnt what a 2D shape is. We then used them to create different pictures.

In reading time, we are focussing on the Gruffalo story. We roleplayed the story, using puppets.

The weather was awful... so we made sure we still did some daily exercise by using Sticky kids songs.

We designed our own cakes when we learnt about charities and our Macmillan Coffee morning.

We are starting to build words.

We are beginning to learn letters... look at our brilliant letter formation already.

We used foil and white board pens.
We used sand.
and got messy in shaving foam.

We used our Forkie friends to practice our positional language!

We made our own Forkie friend!

You've got a friend in me.

We are thinking about Toy story 4 and how they are good friends. We are learning how to be good friends ourselves. 

Phonics... we are starting to learn our first sounds.

We are starting to form 'S'

Counting!

We counted shells.
Our counting was amazing!

Our first mile run! we managed 5 laps on our first go!

Our first day in year R!

Welcome to Apple Tree class!

The children have settled really quickly and we look forward to the year ahead. 

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