Right Start Safer Pedestrian Training

We have been very busy this week with our road safety. First we have to talk about how to stay safe and then we go out to the roadside and practise what we have been learning about.  The aspects that we have covered are holding hands, safe places to play, Stop, Look and Listen.  We are now ready…

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Road safety

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Deaf Aware

It has been lovely to see the Ducklings playing 'teachers' and asking to use Amiee's radio aid to help her. They were all using their BSL knowledge too to sign during the play.

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Creating Patterns

In maths this week we have been learning to create our own more complex patterns, including symmetrical patterns.

  We worked with our talking partners to create a symmetrical butterfly pattern.

 

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maths patterns

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Outdoor PE

The Ducklings have enjoyed having their PE lessons outside so far this term and the weather has been very kind to us.  They have been practising their throwing and catching skills, working cooperatively with a partner.

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P.E. Throwing

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Aaaarrgghh, Spider!

Mrs Catterall isn't keen on spiders, but she was very brave when we found one in the classroom and she caught it for us, for a little while, to observe!  We counted that the spider has 8 legs and is therefore not an insect. We saw its large abdomen where it stores the eggs and we saw its two palps…

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Understanding the World

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Odds and Evens

The Ducklings have been exploring which numbers are odd and which are even. They have used practical objects to see if there is an odd one left when you share the number between two.

Once they had explored the pattern of odds and evens, some children were able to go further and apply this…

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maths number

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Painted Lady Butterflies

The Ducklings and Little Chicks were so excited to see the butterflies that had emerged from thier cocoons. They enjoyed spotting all of the different parts of the butterfly's body and loved watching its curly tongue (proboscis) drinking.

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Life cycles Understanding the World

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Our butterflies are released!

This week we got to say a happy 'hello' and a sad 'goodbye' as our amazing painted lady butterflies were released. The children were captivated watching them fly off onto their exciting new adventure. We are hoping to see them around our outdoor area over the next few weeks. 

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science outdoor learning Understanding the World

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Even and Odd numbers

This week in Maths we have been investigating what makes numbers even or odd. the children have been learning about 'pair wise patterns' and pairing and grouping numbers and amounts to discover if they are odd or even. 

Ask your child if they can tell you about what makes a number odd or…

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maths

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On the hunt for Minibeasts

This week the children have been searching high and low for minibeasts in our outdoor environment. They have been thinking about classification, comparing and learning about their habitats. 

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science outdoor learning

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Healthy Living Week

We have learnt lots this week about how to look after our bodies and minds and how to keep healthy - healthy eating, exercising, keeping clean, staying safe in the home, sun safety and dental hygiene.

The children have loved preparing and creating their own fresh fruit kebabs for snack time.…

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Physical development Healthy eating

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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

We have celebrated the Platinum Jubilee in lots of different ways this week. We have been making bunting, chalking and painting flags, making crowns to wear, role playing afternoon tea parties in the home corner, finding out facts about Queen Elizabeth, sharing family memories about past jubilee…

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Understanding the World Jubilee Celebrations

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