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As part of our PE lessons this half-term we have been learning the rules of different games, and our favourite has been 'Cat and Mouse'.

As part of our Upper School fundraising event we walked a mile around the school playground and we all managed to complete 15 laps, which equated to 1 mile altogether!

As part of our new Science topic of 'Animals and Humans' we have been drawing around each others bodies and comparing bodies with our friends!

This week as part of our new topic of 'Seaside' in English we have been exploring a story called 'Sharing a Shell'. We have answered comprehension questions independently, researched the sea animals in the story on the iPads and explored sensory trays relating to the story!

We enjoyed our Jubilee tea party with Eagles class this week, and we even had a surprise visit from the Queen!

To continue our Jubilee week celebrations we created our own sandwiches, fruit kebabs, gingerbread men and cakes for our Jubilee tea party with Eagles Class!

To begin our Jubilee week we enjoyed lots of different craft activities, including making our own thrones, creating a carriages using paper plates, creating flags using finger painting and we even created our own crown coasters!

In RE we have been learning about Islam and this week we got to all have a turn at exploring a prayer mat and trying to pray on the mat after holding the Qu'ran!

In English this week we have been using colourful semantics to create sentences relating to images from our story 'Who's Driving' and some of us even created our own written sentences!

In Music we have been exploring different tempos using a range of instruments and we have been following cues from a conductor!

Happy 10th Birthday to this superstar! We played lots of party games and ate some yummy birthday cake and snacks!

We have been enjoying playing football with our friends by taking turns with the ball and using our kicking skills to pass to one another!

This week we celebrated this superstars 11th birthday! We ate some yummy cake and took part in different party games!

As part of our topic in History about Transport and the Industrial Revolution, we looked at the Victorians and we explored different Victorian toys!

To celebrate St Georges Day we learnt about who Saint George was and made our own shields. We also made an England flag using different materials and made our own dragon from tracing our hands!

Happy Earth Day! To celebrate we made our own Earth lava lamps, created our own collage of the Earth using textured paper and explored the outside by matching etchings with different plants and leaves!

We had our final birthday celebrations of this half term for these two superstars in class! We hope you have a lovely birthday celebration during the Easter holidays!

In Art we have made our own clay animals using tools and our hands to manipulate the clay into the animal that we chose!

In Music we have enjoyed using instruments to make the sounds that animals make in the Jungle. We have also been listening to instructions of when to play loudly or quietly!

We enjoyed planting our new flowers and plants in our planting box at school. We talked about what things plants would need to grow and looked at their life cycles!

In Maths we have been adding two numbers together through using numicon and animals to add two groups together. Some of us have also been finding and recognising numerals in sand!

In our PE lessons we have been focusing on developing our throwing, catching, hitting and kicking skills with balls and we have enjoyed working together with our friends in pairs and in groups!

During our English lessons this week we have focused on the story of 'Superworm'. We enjoyed going outside to look for insects and animals that featured in the story and we all enjoyed listening to the different sounds outside!

To celebrate Red Nose Day we created our own 'red nose' biscuits using sweets and icing, and we also made a collage red nose!

Happy St Patricks Day! To celebrate we made our own shamrock pictures using paint and cotton wool buds, and a leprechaun face using paper plates and wool!

In our PSHE lesson this week we used healthy foods to make our own fruit kebabs. We peeled and chopped up the fruit, ordered the fruit on the kebab and ate it at snack time!

As part of our Geography topic we have been exploring countries in South America and we made our own flags for these countries using different materials!

In our Art and DT lesson this week we worked in pairs to create a mosaic picture of different animals!

As part of our Science lessons we have been looking at the life cycles of different animals and this week we looked at and made our own versions of the life cycle of a chicken!

For our World Book Day celebrations we read with our friends and explored story sensory trays about the story 'Dear Zoo'. We all looked amazing in our character outfits!

To celebrate St David's Day we explored different special items that commemorate the celebration and we even got to make our own pancakes!

In our PSHE lesson this week we did some exercise with our friends in class to identify why it is important and we looked at healthy and unhealthy foods and even got to try some yummy healthy food!

This half-term we will be exploring the topic of 'Living Things and their Habitats' and in our Art/DT lesson this week we made our own rainforest pictures using feathers and other materials!

We have really enjoyed exploring the adventure playground this half-term in Herons and we have been developing our confidence on the apparatus!

We celebrated Chinese New Year in Herons Class and we got to make our own collage lanterns and Chinese fans. We also got to try lots of yummy Chinese food to celebrate!

In our Maths lessons we have been exploring odd and even numbers, and we got to take the lesson outside to separate odd and even numbers on the chalk board!

In RE we have been learning about Hinduism and this week we explored Holi festival. which is a time for celebration for Hindus. We created our own pieces of art by splattering paint onto paper to incorporate colour into our work!

In our PE lessons we have been exploring different equipment to strengthen our balance and we have been moving our bodies in different ways to learn new skills!

We have been exploring different Kings and Queens through time in our History lessons and this week we got to dress up as Kings, Queens and Knights!

In Art this week we have been exploring the work of Ian Davenport and we made our own art pieces based on his work!

In Science we have been exploring different materials and changes that they can go through. This week we conducted our own experiment with ice, water and heat to identify different changes of state that a material can go through!

Happy 10th Birthday to this superstar!

This week we explored our new story called 'The Queens Knickers'. We designed our own knickers for the Queen and made a wanted poster for her lost knickers!

This week in Herons we have been looking at different coins and amounts using money in our Maths lessons, and we have been able to count pennies to pay for items in our pretend shop!

This week we have focused on strengthening our fine motor skills through pencil grip and cutting skills activities!

We have had a super first week back at school and we have enjoyed beginning to learn about all our new topics! In RE we started to explore Hinduism and made our own lanterns!

Herons Class had a great time making our Christingles for our celebration on the last day of term! Have a lovely Christmas and we will see you all in the New Year!

We had an amazing Christmas Party in Herons class! We did lots of fun dancing and took part in different party games!

Today we had our yummy Christmas Dinner in Herons Class and we all got to use our own placemats and hats that we created!

This afternoon we had a visit from a very special visitor and we got to open our Christmas presents in class!

We had lots of fun making our own Christmas wreaths!

We have been doing some super matching of numerals to the number of objects given in our Maths lessons!

Today in Herons we made our own hats ready for our Christmas Dinner in school this week!

This week we have been preparing for our Christmas celebrations in Herons. We have made centre pieces using our hands and paint for our Christmas Dinner!

This week in Herons we got the opportunity to create our own placemats for our Christmas Dinner in a few weeks time!

This week in Herons we welcomed an unexpected guest, who goes by the name of Angel the Elf. Angel has been very mischievous and we have found her in silly places around the classroom. We have also explored snow in the sand tray, which we all loved getting messy with!

This week we designed and made our own Christmas baubles for the school Christmas tree!

Today we celebrated Children in Need. We came into school in spotty clothes and Pudsey clothing, and made our own Pudsey collage pictures. Thank-you for all your donations!

This week in Maths we have explored telling the time with analogue clocks and we were able to show the time to the hour using our own clocks in class!

To celebrate Remembrance Day we learnt about the importance of poppies and we made our own poppy collages!

This week in Herons we have explored our new topic of 'Autumn' and in English we were able to explore a new book called 'Little Goose's Autumn'. We were able to go outside and hunt for different autumnal objects from the woodland and the playground!

We had a great first day back in Herons! We started to learn about Bonfire Night and why we celebrate it. We looked at who Guy Fawkes was and we explored what the Gunpowder Plot was. We also made our own firework pictures.

Today in Herons we celebrated our first birthday of the year! We had lots of fun doing party dances, games and we all got to enjoy some yummy cake!

This week in Humanities we came to the end of our topic of 'Anglo-Saxons'. This week we explored more of the armour that they would have used!

Today in Maths we used cubes to match to different numerals and we counted objects and then matched these to the numeral by circling the numbers. We also explored different numeral cushions and we made numerals out of playdough, as well as matching the quantities to dots!

Today we celebrated PML day in Herons. We were able to listen to different songs and nursery rhymes in different languages, we looked at facts about different countries and we also looked at and coloured different flags, and we then got to design our own flags!

This week in Maths we have done some super fishing for numbers using our fine motor skills, and we were even able to make our own number patterns. We have also done some excellent ordering from 1-10 and we have been able to practise our number formations through counting space figures!

In History we designed and made our own 'Anglo-Saxon' shields. We used different colours and shapes to make the shields personal to us!

Today in Maths we started to look at different 2D shapes. We were able to identify the shapes, match them to their symbols and then traced over them!

In Maths we have been matching numerals from 1 to 5 to quantities of objects. We have used cubes to help with our counting and we have made marks for each cube that we have counted!

This week we have been focusing on developing our fine motor skills. We have been able to make towers and rockets out of Jenga pieces, as well as doing some super colouring about our topic 'Earth and Space'.

In Music this week we have explored a new song relating to our topic of 'Earth and Space'. We were able to choose our own instruments and play alongside the music, moving our instruments to the beat!

In RE today we looked at a story called 'A superhero like you' learning about people that help us. Following this, we dressed up as our favourite superheroes. We dressed up as doctors, police and paramedics!

In Maths this week we have looked at ordering numbers from 1-10, as well as matching different numerals to their quantities!

In English this week we have explored a new poem called 'Blast Off'. We have enjoyed making our own rockets for the fluffy bear to fly to the moon on!

In Science this week we really enjoyed making our own fizzy lava lamps using different food colouring for each one!

In English this week we have continued to explore our new story of 'Field Trip to the Moon' and we all enjoyed getting to dress up as some of the characters!

In French we have been learning about the names of different French foods, as well as learning the names of other foods that we eat everyday too!

This week in Maths we have had fun exploring measurement through weighing cubes and sorting them into heavy and light categories. We have also had fun ordering different space items from biggest to smallest!