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6th December

The last couple of weeks have been very busy and exciting. The children went to see a panto today at Loughborough town hall - Oh no they didn't! The whole school went and all the children and staff had a wonderful time.

The children have made some fabulous 'rockin' robins (independently). The children have also been learning about 3D shape and all about the birth of Jesus.
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22nd November

 

Throughout this week the children, in maths, have been learning about measuring. They have been making worms and ordering them from shortest to longest. Along with using cubes to measure snakes.

 

'Leaf Man' has been the focus book for this week. The children have been making their own leaf animal, girl or boy. Then making up a wonderful story about  what adventures their own leaf being goes on.

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Outside the children have been very busy threading their own hedgehogs.
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13th November 2019

As we have been learning, this week, about nocturnal animals the children have been focusing on facts about owls. The children have learnt: What owls like to eat, where owls live and how far round an owl can turn it's own head.

As well as writing facts the children have also made clay owls which are fantastic.

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Our topic this term is based around the changes that take place during the season of Autumn. The children, in both reception classes, went on an Autumn walk to make observations of what they can see.

It was a little wet but that did not stop us enjoying the leaves that had fallen on the ground. Or walking through the wooded area trying to spot different birds or animal homes.

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In the last couple of weeks the children of Alder Class have been focussing on their careful counting skills, ordering numbers up to 20 and basic addition with 2 single digit numbers.
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9th November 2019

The children have been very busy learning about animals that hibernate and animals that are nocturnal. A couple of very prickly visitor's came in to visit the children. Their owner (who is caring for them until they can be returned back to the nature at Barrow Rescue Centre) told the children lots of interesting facts about hedgehogs and different ways to look after them.

 

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After meeting the hedgehogs the children got to make some delicious bread hedgehogs to take home. The children were able to cut the bread with scissors to make spines and use raisons to make the eyes.
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1.11.2019

The children have had a very busy week back after the half term break.

 

This week the children have been learning about the Hindu and Sikh celebration Diwali. On Tuesday a special event took place within our department and it was 'open' for parents and carers to come and make Diva lamps, paint pictures of fireworks and try some very delicious food.

 

 

 

 

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This week we learnt about the Rama and Sita story and we acted it out in class. The children participated in practical activities that show how Diwali is celebrated.
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18.10.2019

The children of Alder class have been very busy for the last few weeks.

In math's they have been focussing on learning about 1 more than the given number. Along with lots of focus about shape properties and shape names. They got to make some shape biscuits which were delicious.

The children also got to create repeat patterns focussing on using 2 different colours.

Shape Biscuits

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1 More than the given number

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In literacy the children have been reading the story of The Little Red Hen. There has been lots of discussions about if the dogs, geese and cats were correct to not help the hen. Along with if the hen should share or not share her bread with the others. Fortunately, Alder class are very kind and all agreed that the hen should share as it is the right thing to do.

The children also put on the performance of the Little Red Hen to the rest of the school for the Harvest Festival. All the children were brilliant at acting out the story - Well done.

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27.09.2019

Mixed Up-Chameleon

This week we have read the book Mixed Up-Chameleon and we had a letter from him! He asked if we would explore what happens when you mix colours together and if possible could we make a new colour for him to have as a new body.

 

We had lots of fun mixing colours together and learnt what two colours you need to make purple, orange and green.

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20th September 2019

This week the children have started to learn phonics focussing on s, a and t. The children have also been practising how to count objects carefully. Encouraging the children to touch the objects one at a time as they count.

 

The book focus has been The rainbow Fish. We have had lots of lovely art activities based inside and outside the classroom. The children have produced some wonderful and colourful fish. We have also spent time discussing why it is so important to share.

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12.09.2019

Our topic is all about the seaside and this week we have been talking about different creatures that live in the water. The children wanted to know: Are mermaids real? This question we are still trying to find the answer. However, most of the class say they are.

 

The children created pictures of the seaside using the whiteboard and also practised writing their names with their fingers.

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This week we have also started talking about shapes and recognising different shapes within our environment. We made shape pictures and talked about what shapes we had used.
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Welcome everybody in Alder Class

The children have had a busy first week settling into school life. They have been getting to know all the teachers that will be working with them, rules and routines of daily school life and been enjoying their school dinners.

 

While in class the children have been enjoying the different activities that are set out for them. They have also been exploring the outside classroom, playing on the trim trail and visited the chickens.

 

 

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