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Term 3

What a busy term we have had.  We have really enjoyed learning about animals, and we started the term looking at the book ‘Rumble in the jungle’ and thinking about rhyming words.  We then learnt some facts about animals and wrote a great fact file.  

We have really enjoyed acting out in our safari role play and using the binoculars to spot the animals. 

We have made up some great stories using the animals and enjoyed creating our own animal environments.  It has been cold outside and we have really enjoyed exploring with the frost and ice.  In the mud kitchen we have created cakes, stews and really enjoyed mixing and digging in the mud. 

In maths we have learnt more about addition and subtraction and have written our own number sentences and solved them with bead bars and animals.  The children have practised writing numbers on chalk boards, whiteboards and even played hopscotch.  We have looked at 3D shape and have named them, begun to describe them and made some great models with them.   We explored length and height and thought about which animals were the longest and tallest. 

Term 4

The children have shown  an interest in 'Space'. We will learn some facts about space and imagine our own trip to space and then write a diary about it.  We will send some rockets flying in the playground and create our own aliens!

Term 2

The children have really enjoyed learning all about different types of transport.  We started the term looking at Mr Trolley's motorbike, Mrs Quarrell's bike and the teachers cars.  We had a visit from a police car and enjoyed listening to the sirens.  We have made lots of different transport out of the construction and enjoyed testing them on ramps.  We have read the naughty bus story and made our buses that got up to mischief in the reception playground.  We did some great labelling of cars and motorbikes and wrote sentences about the emergency vehicles.   We learnt about road safety and went on a walk around the local area, looking at where to cross roads and how to keep safe.   We had a 'wheelie great day'  when the children all brought their bikes and scooters to school and we rode them on the playground, around an assault course.

We have continued to practise our numbers and have got really good at writing them.  We have explored 2D shapes and made pictures with them.  We looked at patterns and made patterns with cubes, pegs and buttons. 

We have used our role play car to act out driving to different places and making some maps of where we were going.    The weather has been quite cold on some mornings and we have loved exploring the frost in our garden.    We made our own snow and enjoyed playing with it.  

Term 1

The children have had a super start to school and we are very proud of how well they have settled in.  They have enjoyed exploring the new environment, making lots of new friends and doing lots of learning.  We started the term talking about families and the people that were special to them.  We have thought about our bodies and really enjoyed looking at the skeleton and learning about what all the different parts of our body do.  We made our own skeletons using cotton buds for bones!  We have learnt about keeping healthy and had a visit from a dentist and a doctor that talked to us about brushing our teeth and eating healthy food.  We even practised brushing some great big teeth!  We have also made a healthy fruit crush and enjoyed cutting the fruit, mixing the yoghurt and tasting it!! 

We have learnt lots of sounds and practised our numbers.  We are really good at counting, representing numbers in lots of different ways and we have tried hard writing our numbers.

We are looking forward to a well-deserved rest over the holidays.

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