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The Dragonflies have had an exciting start to the new half term! We are learning about the great fire of London! The children have completed some fire art to bring our classroom to life. We have been using maps to locate London and Leicester, and have been learning about some famous London landmarks. On Monday the Dragonflies joined the Owls and the Woodpeckers for a fire of London day! The children and adults got dressed up and took part in lots of fun activities. We made fire bracelets to help with our dance experience, and acted out key parts of the fire of London. The Dragonflies have designed and baked their own bread after designing their own flavours. In maths, Miss Brown’s maths group have been working brilliantly using the part whole method to find the answer to subtraction questions. We were also very lucky to have a vet come and answer questions about animals. The children learnt lots and lots, and were even allowed to try out a stethoscope!

The Rabbits have a had a fantastic week. We have been learning all about the story ‘Where the wild things are.’ We have been looking closely at the authors illustrations and have learned how to become illustrators ourselves! Miss Dixon taught us how to sketch slowly and carefully and the we were all very pleased with the results of our amazing wild things! We also transferred these skills onto the computer where we controlled the mouse to draw Max from the story. In literacy we have been learning to sequence parts of the story and have enjoyed looking at the pictures from the story in detail. 😊

 

A special well done to this week’s certificate winners!! 😊

Otters week

The Otters have started a topic called 'we are what we eat' and we have set up a restaurant role plat area where we get to be waiters, kitchen staff and customers to give a feel of real restaurant. In maths we have been looking at the part part whole model in relation to subtraction and the children have enjoyed working with three and even four digit numbers. In English we have been looking at what makes a good persuasive poster and we looked at what a good and bad image was and also Rhetorical questions.

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This week in the Otters we have been carrying on with our Topic on superheroes and have enjoyed creating individual comic boxes for the setting of little red riding hood. We have also been sketching our faces and are in the first stages of this. So far we have traced our faces on to Paper. On Friday, we took part in Jeans for Genes day and the children loved not having to wear their school uniform!

 

This week the Dragonflies have been exploring different types of houses. They have used what they have learnt to paint the different types of houses, they have done a fantastic job! In their topic lessons the Dragonflies have been exploring animal habitats and have been identifying where animals might be found. They have also used collage to recreate a piece of art. On Friday the Dragonflies really enjoyed wearing their Jeans for Genes and learning about the charity their donations are headed to.

 

The Rabbits have had a glorious fun filled week! Our topic of ‘getting to know me’ came to a close. The children have a had a great time learning all about themselves and looking at what is the same about us and celebrating each other’s differences. ‘Jeans for Genes day’ was the highlight of our week. The children loved showing off their jeans to each other and learned about this special day through a whole school assembly.

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