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In PE we have been developing our ball skills. We have mostly been focusing on rolling, throwing and catching. We have also practiced some kicking. We extended our throwing skills to use javelins today.

As part of our topic lets dress up, we linked our Art and DT to our story of 'A Good Day for a Hat' and decorated our own party hats.

This half term we had so much fun looking at our story of 'A Good Day for a Hat'. We looked at the story through a sensory story and through different sensory trays relating to specific parts of the book. We tried on so many different hats and matched who we might see wearing them.

Yesterday we took part in our Easter Bunny Hop to raise money for Pendle Hospice. Despite the sun disappearing we continued on our bunny hop and had lots of fun walking around the woodland with our bunny ears! Thank you to everyone who donated.

We had so much fun celebrating world book day. We chose to look at the traditional tale of Little Red Riding in the morning and a modern twist that is set in Africa called 'Little Red and the Very Hungary Lion' in the afternoon. It was so much fun to explore the differences in the stories. In the morning we explored some sensory trays of the woodland, some dress up of the characters and explored making bread. In the afternoon we explored some sensory animal trays, exotic fruits and enjoyed African drums/music and African dance. It was lovely to see all of the children dressed up as their favourite characters and sharing our favourite books.

We have been working hard in PE to practice different sequences. We have been gaining confidence in rolling, walking and climbing on/over apparatus. Alongside this, we have been developing our turn taking skills and waiting on the bench for our turn. We have all gained so much confidence on the apparatus whilst also having lots of fun!

We have been looking at our story 'Supertato' this half term... We explore the story in 2 halves so that we could look at each part in lots of different sensory ways. Our favourite part was when the 'Supertato' (our yellow balloon) went flying through the air to catch the evil pea. We explored finding the different characters and matching them to pictures.

We have been learning all about our bodies in Science. We have explored different body parts and what they help us do. During this we enjoyed sensory walking, foot spas and hand massages. We explored our different facial features and our matching senses. We smelt some contrasting smells some smelt lovely but some were a bit stinky!! We explored different visual stimuli, tasted some different foods and used our ears to listen to lots of noises. We finished each session singing head, shoulders, knees and toes.

We have been busy exploring bonfire night activities in class. We took part in our own sensory firework display by adding glitter to drum and banging underneath, this created the loud noise and visual display as the glitter bounced in the air. Then we explored some cause and effect using party poppers. After this, we made chocolate apples and edible sparklers using breadsticks, chocolate and sprinkles. Finally we created some different art work, looking at vibrant paint fireworks, to popping balloons filled with glitter over glue patterns on black paper. It was a very exciting day!

Today in class has been our PML day and we have been looking at France. We created French flags from playdough, cutting and sticking and during messy play in whipped cream. We also explored tasting some different French foods, we tasted croissants, pan au chocolates, macaroons, brie, baguettes and chocolate crepes! We then danced and listened to some French nursery rhymes.

In Science this week we have been looking at the different parts of a plant/flower. We explored making come collages using real flowers to show what makes up a flower. We first used our senses to explore the petals, leaves and stems before collaging them.

In PE we have been exploring the development of movement through Sherborne exercise with a partner. Our favourite was sliding in the blanket, but we also enjoyed being supported to jump, rock, row and roll. We will continue to develop our independence with each of the movements.

We like to move it, move it! In PE we have been developing our fundamental movements. We have put a focus on increasing our confidence with independent walking, running and jumping. This week we completed some short circuits and performed the action shown on the card. Everyone made great efforts during the circuit and we were certainly all ready for a rest afterwards.

We have had such a fun time settling into our new class this week and beginning to look at the story 'The Colour Monster goes to School'. We made our own recycled paper to make into our own colour monster's and explored the book as a sensory story.

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