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The Gingerbread Man

We have begun learning a new story and had great fun acting it out as part of our Old Sarum Adventure, running across the field shouting 'Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man!'  When we were thoroughly out of breath we put our hands over our hearts to feel them beating quickly and talked about how our body changed when we exercised.  We have also had a lovely time making and eating gingerbread men and deciding which part of the biscuit to eat first - most children seemed keen to nibble the feet to stop them running off!

Zoo Lab

We were lucky enough to have a visit from Zoo Lab.  The children met Cheese the millipede, Philippe the hissing cockroach, Buttercup the tarantula, Gary the giant snail (though he spent the visit asleep!) and Dolly the python.  The children could hold, touch or wave to some of the animals.  We learned that minibeasts have no bones!


We teach using Sounds Write as our chosen phonics scheme. It is accredited by the government.  The children enjoy practising saying the sounds and reading the words in their independent Discovery Time.

The Little Red Hen

We had great fun learning this story, using actions to help us remember how it went.  Lots of us practiced the story at home as part of our home learning and then each class performed to a Year 1 class.  Steve the chef talked to us about being a chef and making bread, then we had a go.  Here are some pictures of the children enjoying the bread they made - it was delicious!


The children were thrilled to find lots of pumpkins in the classroom after the half term holiday.  They enjoyed using the balance scales to work out which were the heaviest, although the giant pumpkin was too big for the scales!  As the week passed, and the children got the hang of working together, they managed to lift the giant pumpkin - great team work.  We looked at the art of Yayoi Kusama and then painted our pumpkins with dots.


This week we will be talking about matching in Maths and we will link this to the story of Noah's Ark.  We will continue our early work building words in phonics and we will be talking to the children about the 'Pant's Rule'.  This is to help the children to stay safe and to behave appropriately, respecting privacy in the cloakrooms.  Here is a link to the NSPCC webpage with the pantosaurus song - it is very catchy!


The new Reception class children have enjoyed their first couple of days.


Reception - Pipers and Tigermoths

Our teachers are Miss Dodd (Pipers) and Mrs Butler (Tigermoths)

Our teaching assistants are Ms Roches (Tigermoths) and Mrs Adams (Pipers