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Enjoying the sunshine, and immersed in stories!

We have had a great time designing houses for the three pigs this week using our mathematical skills by choosing 2D shapes to make plans. Outdoors in the sunshine, we have written messages and signs related to the story of “The Three Little Pigs” and enjoyed reading in our little pig’s house…until the wolf came and tried to blow it down!!!!!

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What an exciting day!

We can’t believe the day we have had today! When we arrived at school we discovered that the Big Bad Wolf had left huge paw-prints around the room and even outdoors in the garden! So of course we knew we had to write reports to the Fairy-tale Land police to let them know as quickly as we could. A few hours later, the phone rang and it was the Fairy-tale Land police asking us for more details! We told the police officers as clearly as we could about what we had discovered. Later on we used 2D shapes to begin to plan and design houses for the pigs, talking about the features of the shapes we chose. Thankfully, before we went home the Fairy-tale police officers called again to let us know that the wolf had been sighted in the Big Dark Forest in Fairy-tale Land and was no longer near Liverpool. Phew! The officers were VERY grateful for our help. Have a look at our exciting day in the pictures below!

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Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

We have had a great week reading about the Big Bad Wolf who has escaped from the Fairy-tale Land Police! We have written about him, sent messages to report sightings, and designed and built traps and houses for him! Next week we will be reading all about his bad behaviour in the story of “The Three Little Pigs”. We’ve also had fun playing with bubbles and talking about the wind, and making and using our own hopscotch games. We also used target games in PE and outdoors to extend our maths skills.

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Investigating rocks and minerals

In science, we’ve been learning to observe closely and how to classify rocks and minerals. This knowledge has been so handy in all of our learning this term, where we’ve been studying books like ‘the pebble in my pocket’ and ‘the street beneath my feet’ in English, and learning about the Stone Age in History.

 

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Brilliant beans beneath the surface!

Our current RE topic, leading up to Easter, is “Growing”. We planted beans in a plastic bottle so that we could see them grow and change and have been amazed to see the roots develop beneath the soil. Now the shoots are shooting up! We will measure them and plant them outdoors before the Easter holidays and wonder how big they will have grown by the time we come back!

Looking at the roots in the soil, which we would not usually see below the ground, has helped us to think about our exciting whole school book “The street beneath my feet”. We are going to write poems about the amazing things that may be found underground!

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Mother’s Day Assembly

We were proud of all the children in our Mother’s Day assembly, where we enjoyed sharing the book “Cantankerous King Colin” and describing how lovely our mums are! Thank you to everyone who came to support us, and to all our families for their care and support all the time! After our assembly we had a great time drawing and writing about our mums outdoors, as it is such a lovely day!

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Making rocks

 

In English we’ve been reading the book, ‘The Pebble in my Pocket’. It’s just brilliant! So far, we’ve learned how igneous and sedimentary rocks are formed. The book is really helping us to understand our geology topic in science too! This week, we made edible igneous and sedimentary rocks. Using heating, cooling and layers of different sediments.

 

 

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Iranian Turnip Soup

To kick off our new English book, ‘Pea Boy and other stories from Iran’, we followed a traditional recipe for Iranian Turnip Soup.The children had to slice, dice, mince and measure before cooking their delicious soup. We just loved it! A great insight into Iranian culture.

I was delighted to see EVERY child in class taste the soup; it’s so important to try healthy foods.

After, wrote our own recipe cards, so we can make the meal with our families!

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A special story from a wonderful story-teller

This morning foundation stage were very lucky to be visited by Josh from year 5. He had brought in a book for us written in the style of “We’re going on a bear hunt” but telling the story of the first Christmas! He read us the story beautifully, and even explained what some of the trickier words meant. We love it when the older children come to read to us! Thank you Josh.

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So proud of our performers!

Nursery and Reception put everyone in the Christmas spirit today with our Christmas performances! We sang some favourite festive songs, and even performed our own story – “We’re going on a Rudolph hunt!” Well done children, and thank you to everyone who came to watch us!

 

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