Nativity role play

We now have a new role play area, set up as a nativity scene. It has been lovely to listen to the children act out the nativity story with their friends. 

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A visit from a music teacher

The children loved learning all about how music teachers help us to learn instruments, sing and move to music. We got to sing along to some favourite songs and play some familiar and new instruments. 

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A visit from the Bank

We were lucky to have a visit from Mrs Hardwick, who works for a bank. The children learned about what a bank does and how they help us with money. The children have loved role playing with the resources left for them. 

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Our hairdressers!

We decided to turn our home corner into a hair salon this week as the children showed an interest in this special job.

They have had lots of 'customers' coming to visit the salon and have really enjoyed all of the pretending. It has certainly encouraged lots and lots of speaking and listening,…

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Our school caretaker

Mr Luty, our caretaker, really enjoyed talking to the children about his special job taking care of our lovely school. The children didn't realise how many different jobs Mr Luty has to do each day. They were amazed at all of the different keys he has to take care of and remember which doors and…

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Our school cook

Our school cook has been to talk to the classes about her very important job in our school kitchen. The children love their school dinners and were very interested to find out all about the hard work that goes in to making them.

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A visit from a police officer

Today we had a special visit from Police Officer Brazil. He told us all about his work as an officer, how he helps to catch criminals and about the equipment he uses. The children got to handle the handcuffs, his police hat and his radio. 

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Patterns everywhere!

This week we have been thinking about, finding and creating patterns in Maths. The children are now pattern experts! 

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The Dot!

This week we have read a lovely story called The Dot. It is about a little girl who doesn't think she can be an artist. Her teacher asks to to start with drawing a single dot and see where her mark takes her.

The Ducklings have all made their own very individual dot using different media and…

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Firefighters' ladder

The Ducklings have enjoyed jumping up and down the firefighters' ladder.

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Ice exploration

It was lovely to have a cold, crisp day to explore the ice in our garden.

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Pattern Crazy!

This week we have been enjoying creating our own repeating patterns everywhere!

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