13Feb
2019
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Dragons and wishes

This week we continued to learn about Chinese New Year focusing on dragons.  The children drew their own dragon characters and wrote some lovely descriptions of their dragons. We also learnt about the Chinese New Year tradition of ‘Wishing Trees’.  The children wrote their own wish on to red card which we then tied to […]

07Feb
2019
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Chinese New Year

Monkeys have had a wonderful week learning all about Chinese New  Year.  They have enjoyed making and tasting noodles using chop sticks.  They followed this activity up by writing the instructions.  For maths they have counted pennies to make up amounts from 1-20.   They listened to the story of the animals and carried out races […]

02Feb
2019
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The Gruffalo

This week we continued with our Gruffalo theme.  In English we wrote our own instructions for making Gruffalo crumble, in PE we retold the story using dance and in DT we designed and made our own Gruffalo habitats.  In Maths we looked at 3D shapes by beginning to name them and talk about their properties. […]

24Jan
2019
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The Gruffalo

Our new Talk4writing book  is the Gruffalo.  The children  are enjoying acting out the story in the role play area and with the small world play.  They have created their own Gruffalo’s with playdough and thought about the habitats for each of the animals in the story.  They have planned and designed the Grufflalo’s environment […]

18Jan
2019
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Polar Bear Hunt

This week we continued to learn the Bear Hunt story, changing some of the settings in the story to create a new Polar Bear Hunt. The new settings included snow drifts, snow storms and igloos.  This week we also worked on subtraction, by taking objects away and counting how many were left.  In Technology we […]

10Jan
2019
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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Welcome back Monkeys! The children have come settled and ready to learn.  They are loving,  ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’  They have been performing the story independently in the bear cave and using the small world tough spot.   They have thought of ways to catch the bear and what they would need to pack […]

21Dec
2018
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Nativity

This week Monkey class took part in their very first Nativity performance. They all looked great in their costumes and did so well. We had narrators who learnt their lines and spoke in loud clear voices, animals, Angels and stars who impressed us with their dancing and characters from the story who acted out their […]

13Dec
2018
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The Nativity

Monkeys have had an exciting week rehearsing the Nativity for their families.  The children have become more confident at saying their lines.  In amongst all this the learning has continued.  We have talked about what we might eat and do at a birthday party and  the children have recorded their ideas.  The children have enjoyed […]

07Dec
2018
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Enterprise

We have been very busy for the last two weeks making crafts for out Christmas Fayre. The children made salt dough tree decorations, reindeer candy canes and Christmas pudding biscuits. Our Christmas Fayre took place after school on Wednesday and was a great success. Thank you to all the parents for supporting us and helping to […]

29Nov
2018
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It’s My Birthday

This week has been a mixed week of making beautiful things as part of enterprise to sell at the school fair.  We look forward to revealing them.  In English we have read and discussed our next story ‘It’s My Birthday’.  The children are loving the enhanced role play area with a birthday party theme.  In […]

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