15Nov
2019
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Owl Babies

We have really enjoyed our first week learning about ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. We use talk4writing to introduce the children to a new text. They have used actions to support their retelling and we have created a story map to help to sequence the story. I am sure you will agree the children have also created some […]

09Nov
2019
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Jackson Pollock

As part of our learning about Bonfire Night we looked at the artist ‘Jackson Pollock.’ We explored his technique of dripping paint onto a large canvas on the floor and decided to make our own firework pictures using this technique. We worked in groups and used brushes, spoons, string and pipettes to to drip the […]

25Oct
2019
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Rights Respecting Class Charter

The monkey class have been learning about their rights as Rights Holders We have created a class charter and have chosen 3 Articles that are important to the class. Article 24- I have the right to clean water and good food to eat. Article 28- I have the right to learn Article 31- I have […]

18Oct
2019
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Leaf Man

This week we started learning about Autumn using the story ‘Leaf Man’.  The children then created their own leaf characters using leaves. They look fantastic. In phonics this week we learnt the sounds o, c and k and our number of the week is number 4

11Oct
2019
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Fine motor skills

Every afternoon the children practice their fine motor skills. Its a calm time when the children are actively engaged in a variety of activities to support this important area of development. Each week they will practice forming the letters in their name with an adult to reinforce correct letter formation. As you can see the […]

04Oct
2019
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Dear Zoo

This week our learning has focused on the story of ‘Dear Zoo’.  The children have enjoyed retelling the story using actions and puppets.  They have also had fun painting animals, creating animal homes using junk modelling and making animal enclosures in the construction area.  In Maths we have been counting objects to 10. We also […]

27Sep
2019
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Settling in

We are so proud of how the children have settled into school. Not only can they now put their coats, water bottles and book bags in the correct places this week we have introduced a fine motor skills activity as soon as they arrive. As you can see the children have been excellent. They also […]

24Jul
2019
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Happy holidays

This week was Monkeys last week in Reception. They enjoyed creating a lego city, painting self portraits and talking about their move to Penguin class. They had a great time at their Wet and Wild day on Thursday too. We would like to thank all of the children for a great year. They have all […]

12Jul
2019
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Ahh Spider!

This week Monkeys have been writing their own version of Ahhh Spider and have enjoyed thinking of new activities the spider could do to impress the family.  They have worked hard to secure learning to subtract by counting back.  They continue to enjoy building habitats for minibeasts in the construction area.  In the creative area […]

07Jul
2019
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Beautiful Butterflies!

Last week our caterpillars completed their transformation into beautiful butterflies. The children were fascinated to see them after they emerged from their cocoons.  We looked after them for a day or 2 by feeding them sugar water and oranges, before releasing them back outside to begin the life-cycle again.

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