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  • 15/11/18

    More and less

    We have been learning about more and less this week. Some of the children created their own game using conkers and acorns. The children asked Mrs Johnstone to help and together they gathered some extra resources for their game - two bowls each and four dice. The children rolled the dice twice a...
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  • 18/10/18

    Exploding paint experiment!

    Wow Wednesday fun! This week we have been learning about reactions which can happen when two different substances are placed together. We know that hot water added to a tea bag makes tea and we know that cold water added to squash makes juice. What we didn't know is what would happen when w...
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  • 18/10/18

    Our first Parent Partnership session

    Thank you to all the parents that attended our very first Parent Partnership session. The aim of these sessions was to help parents understand the unique Early Years curriculum, how we provide for children's needs and how we support them to progress. We also talked about things that parents can...
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  • 20/09/18

    Welcome to big school!

    We have had a great start to our new classes. Our topic is 'Super me, Super you'. The children are settling well and all the staff have commented on how lovely they are. We have begun our Phonics learning and have been out on the playground on a listening walk, using our ears to distinguish...
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  • 18/07/18

    Zoo trip fun

    In Reception we ended our year together with a fantastic day spent at Whipsnade Zoo. The trip was planned to link in with our Summer term topic 'Amazing Animals'. Before we went, children in all classes looked at maps of the zoo and decided on their 'Big 3' (the 3 animals they most w...
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  • 27/06/18

    Designing Tiles for Printing

    The children carefully planned what design they wanted to do. The polystyrene tiles were very thin so the children learnt about pressure and how force they needed to use in order to make an indent but not break the tile! They then used a roller to put paint over the top of their tile. They then prin...
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  • 04/06/18

    Growth Mindset for Writing

    Learning about improving... This half term we have been developing our Growth Mindset work and linking this to our learning. Children have been comparing their Cold and Hot task writing to see how they have improved. This has helped children to understand the purpose of the feedback their te...
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  • 10/04/18

    Using the snow to enhance learning

    We are always looking to use every available opportunity for learning and the slightly unseasonal March snow offered us a great chance to practice our adding skills. Working together with a teacher a group of children created a target board for snow balls. They kept a record of the numbers they mana...
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  • 27/02/18

    DINOSAUR INVASION!!

    There was much excitement in Reception classes on Monday when some dinosaurs invaded our school hall! Each class had great fun learning lots of dino facts and getting up close and personal with the models. They got to see and touch some real life dinosaur fossils. Every child got to see and hol...
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  • 30/01/18

    Bubble Painting

    Bubble painting fun in Reception this week. Not only did the children really enjoy this activity - they also learnt lots as well. They were able to explore the effect of a force on the paint mixture and they also learnt that some colours create new ones when mixed together.
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