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Jurassic Park comes to REO!

 

The children have really enjoyed our topic on Dinosaurs. We began the topic with the descovery of a giant egg left in our outdoor area. Some children felt it belonged to a big bird whilst others said it was a dragon or dinosaur egg! We made careful observations each day.

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Each day the children listened out for any signs of life. They asked me to write to experts to see if they could help determine the type of egg it was.

Leo looks a little worried!

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After the weekend, the class returned to find that something had escaped from the egg. We searched around but couldn't spot anything. It was Mr Simpson who spotted something on the cctv. It was a baby dinosaur! Fortunately it was a Diplodocus, which is a herbivore, so we knew we were safe.  We wrote to Andy, the dinosaur expert, to see if he could come and try to capture it.
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Shape Dinosaurs.

The children made dinosaurs using 2D shapes. Can you name the shapes they have used?

Here is our new topic map for this half term;

Fantastic Homework

 

 I would like to thank parents for their support with the outstanding dinosaur homes that have been made. The children were good at explaining what materials were used and how they made the homes. Well done to you all. I apologise if your model is not in the photographs, it just means you were absent when photographs were taken. I will add them in soon.

Fee Fi Fo Fum I spy trouble in REO!

We enjoyed listening to and watching different versions of the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. We thought it would be a good idea to plant our own magic beans to see what would happen. Low and behold a giant beanstalk has grown!
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Do be careful as you enter the outdoor area as the Giant has set up camp there. He has left a note asking the children to watch over his belongings so that Jack does not steal any more of his things.
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Seeing the size of this beanstalk got the children wanting to grow more, so each child has helped plant seeds both in the inside and outside classrooms. The children are also getting better at giving clear instructions on how to plant seeds.
Having fun building the Giant's castle in fluffy clouds.
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We were very fortunate last week to have a visit from Snap, Crackle and Pop. Three young Polish hen chicks, thanks to Lily-Grace and her mum. They kindly allowed the young chicks to spend the day at school. The children were very interested in the chicks and asked lots of questions. They also looked closely at some eggs that were raw and then some that were boiled. We talked about the similarities and differences between them.
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Easter Craft Day.

Today we opened our doors to all the children in the new build. The children from all four classes were invited to take part in various craft based activities and fun in all the classrooms and the outdoors too. Parents were invited to come along and join in with the fun. Here are some pictures of the afternoon.

Spring is in the air!

Class REO were set a mission. They had to go out and explore their local area and find clues that showed it was Springtime. They went for a walk to the woods on a bright sunny morning. They noticed that the area had changed from when we walked around during Autumn. The trees no longer had red, brown and yellowing leaves. Instead we saw beautiful blossom and tiny green buds and leaves growing. The children also spotted pretty daffodils and tulips growing in gardens. Whilst in the woods we found badger sets.

The children used some fantastic phonic skills to decode words found on lamb cards and then used these words in oral sentences. They also had to work as a team and hunt for number eggs and create a class number line.

The chlidren made the most of their time outdoors and enjoyed their time at the park. We would like to thank our parent volunteers that came with us.

Ship Ahoy!

The children were set the challenge to make a boat from reclaimed materials that would float in water. The children used tape and glue to assemble their boats and sails. They then enjoyed decorating their boats with stickers and felt tips. Look at their work in progress.

 

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Will it float?

The children were keen to test their boats. The majority of the boats floated! We found that boats made from cardboard did not float and the boats made from plastic floated.

 

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Mini Mudder Mayhem!

What can I say? The children had an absolutely amazing time on the muddy assault course laid out by Mrs Gower and her team. The children ran with determination and showed great skill travelling under, over and through various obstacles. It was great to see the teamwork and co operation and support they had for each other throughout. It was an event that helped make some fantastic muddy memories. Enjoy the pictures.

We are not alone!

WATCH OUT! The aliens have landed in The New Build!!!! Rockets have crash landed in REO, REH and in the outdoor classroom.

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The children arrived to find the classroom in chaos with furniture turned over and moondust all over the floor. Fortunately that was all we could see until we spotted a letter left by the alien Blip. He apologised for the mess and explained that his rocket malfunctioned and he was awaiting help from his family. The children decided to write letters to him to tell him about us and try to make friends with him.
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Just be careful as you drop children off in the morning as we are finding new aliens arriving more and more. NASA have informed me that they come from one of the friendlier planets so we are safe. Please let me know if you spot any. Thank you

 

Fantastic Homework.

Thank you so much for supporting your child in making the wonderful rockets. Here are just some of them and I will be adding more pictures as they come in.

World Book Day.

Thank you to all parents who supported Our World book Day with all the fantastic costumes. We have enjoyed sharing our favourite stories with each other. Mrs Odedra read some extracts from many of the books throughout the morning. In the afternoon Year 5 children came and helped us read our favourite books.

Here are some pictures from today.

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Our Year 5 Reading Buddies.

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Happy Shrove Tuesday!

Mix a pancake,

Stir a pancake,

Pop it in the pan.

Fry the pancake,

Toss the pancake,

Catch it if you can!

The children have been exploring the story 'Whatever Next!'
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Please look at our new topic this half term.

 

We're Going on a Journey!

Welcome Back!

We have been really busy at the start of a new term. We have enjoyed exploring the season of Winter and creating lots of wonderful art using cold colours. Please come in and have a look in the classroom.

Winter Wonderland

Christmas fun

The children came in to find snowy footprints on the floor with a golden parcel for the class. Inside we discovered an Elf named Elvis. Also inside was a note from Father Christmas explaining Elvis would be reporting back on all the wondeful things we would be doing to get ready for Christmas.

The children are having lots of fun being helpers at Father Christmas's workshop. They are busy wrapping presents, making toys and helping Father Christmas to deliver presents too.

We're going on a baby hunt.

  All the reception children made their teachers proud during their nativity performance. Not only did they look amazing but they sang beautifully and remembered lines and actions well. What a performance, some stars in the making. Just remember us when you are on stage or on TV!

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Our new topic for this term is A colourful World. Please look at the topic map below.

Autumn Walk

The children braved the cold and wet weather and went in search of Autumnal colours. The children walked up to the woods and enjoyed looking at the different coloured leaves on the floor and on the trees. They noticed that the leaves came in different colours, size and shapes. They particularly enjoyed crunching the leaves under their boots and throwing leaves in the air.

The Festival of Lights!

The children have enjoyed learning about the Hindu festival Diwali. The children heard the story of how Rama defeated the Ten Headed demon Ravana and how the people lit the dark way home with divas. The children also enjoyed sharing their learning of Diwali with their parents on our Diwali Day celebrations. We had lots of fun celebrating Diwali with rangoli patterns outside, dressing upi traditional clothes, making Divas and creating colourful mendhi designs and cards and tasting some sweet and spicy snacks.

Come and look at our colourful friends for Elmer. We had fun turning empty milk cartons into colourful elephants.
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We are now moving on to our brand new topic of Marvellous Me! Please take time to look at the topic map to see what your child will be working on and have a look at some of the suggested ideas of how you can support them at home.

Dem Bones, Dem Bones!

What an exciting week we had. Zara found a bone whilst playing in the sand! We discussed who or what the bone belonged to. The children came up with interesting suggestions such as a giant or a dinosaur! We took a closer look at it and then learnt the names of some of the bones in our body. The children enjoyed singing the song 'Dem Bones' and putting them together to make a large skeleton.
 

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We are REO!

 

Welcome to the next stage of your child's journey...Big School! We hope your child has been filling you in on all the fun activities they have enjoyed in the first few weeks at school. Here are some pictures of what we have been getting up to.

I do like to be beside the Sea Side!

The children spent the first few weeks looking at all the wondeful objects the mysterious deep blue sea brings in and enjoyed being at our beach. Look at what we found in the rock pool.

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