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Watch this space for THE BIG BATTERY HUNT!

Eco Club will be introducing our school’s involvement in the national BIG BATTERY HUNT in assembly on Monday. Watch this space!!!!!

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

Lots of children from Nursery and Reception experienced the wonderful Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown during half term. To celebrate in school we have shared the story of Chinese New Year and had a great time with our own lion dancing parade!

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Spring isn’t far away!

Eco club enjoyed getting outdoors today! We planted daffodil bulbs in the polytunnel, looked for signs of spring in the gardens and practiced our battery recycling song!

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What a wonderful week!

We have loved every single day of International Week!

On Monday it was Arabic day, and we explored henna hand painting, having our own hands painted, and drawing round and cutting out hand shapes to decorate ourselves. We also tasted some lovely Arabic food.

Tuesday was Hispanic Day, and we learnt about Spanish names for fruits and vegetables, and had great fun Spanish dancing.

Wednesday was Chinese Day. We learnt about the story and traditions of Chinese New Year, and explored paper folding with a visiting artist.

On Thursday it was African day. We found out about and played with African animals, loved taking part in an African dance workshop and enjoyed delicious African food.

Today is English day! We have been making sandwiches and reading the story of St George and the dragon! We have also been visited by some teacher trainees from Hope University who helped us with some exciting science investigations.

Thanks to all our families and visitors who have helped us to learn so much and have great fun this week!

We can’t wait to be back in school after half term!

 

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Happy hands!

We have had a lovely start to International week in Early Years. It is Arabic Day today and we have been enjoying having our hands painted with henna designs. We have also been drawing round and cutting out our own hands to make hand shapes to decorate, which is helping us to develop our fine motor coordination and scissor skills while being creative. We are looking forward to tasting some Arabic food this afternoon!

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Yummy NSPCC Number Day!

We have had a lovely time at our own smoothie cafe today, making healthy smoothies with our families and friends. At the same time we have been practicing our maths skills by counting and weighing pieces of fruit, and making hopscotch, stepping stones, and a 3D smoothie cafe outdoors! The best thing is, all this is to support and raise money for the NSPCC on NSPCC Number Day. Hooray!

 

 

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Keeping our teeth and ourselves healthy

In Nursery and Reception we are learning a lot about keeping healthy. We have been finding out how to brush our teeth effectively, and have even started brushing our teeth in school. We have also been investigating and drawing different fruits and vegetables, and learning about how these foods are good for us.

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The Great Battery Hunt!

Eco club keep busy whatever the weather! We have been designing posters to promote “The Great Battery Hunt”, a national initiative which we will be involved in in a few weeks time. Watch this space for more news!

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A wintery welcome back!

We were delighted to see all our friends from Nursery and Reception, and to welcome some new friends! The start of the week was very cold so we were excited to explore outdoors. We had to rescue some toys frozen in the water tray and loved looking through and smashing ice!

Back indoors we created wintery pictures using a variety of materials.

We also set up an investigation to see if we could make ice art by adding some decorations to water in trays and and leaving them to freeze overnight. However, the weather got warmer so they have not yet frozen and we will have to wait and see! Talking about what we think will happen and why is a great way for us to learn.

 

 

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Eco Christmas cards!

Eco club had a lovely time on Friday making “Eco friendly” Christmas cards! We used card and paper which had been put out to be thrown away, and added leaves and berries. We did use some sequins but we have learnt how using sequins and glitter outdoors is not a good idea as they can be harmful to wildlife.

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