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Curriculum Newsletters  2023 - 24

Moving our bodies in different ways during our Bounce session!

Baking biscuits!

To celebrate Jeans for Genes day we listened to 'We Are All Different' story and explored the sensory items and then collaged our own pair of jeans!

We have enjoyed practicing different ways to move and balancing on different equipment in PE! Well done everyone!

We have enjoyed listening to 'Duck in the Truck' and then a variety of activities.

More fun topic activities! We have had a great first week back!

After reading 'Duck in the Truck' we painted a red truck.

Our topic this half term is Transport, this week we enjoyed baking traffic light biscuits and decorating them.

2022 - 2023

We have had a wonderful year in Otters class. Have a wonderful and safe summer holiday and we will see you in September! smiley 

We had a super afternoon celebrating a wonderful boys birthday!

Our trip to Thornton Hall Farm! We had a super day on the Jumping Pillows, time in the soft play and looking at the animals.

What a super boy! Some amazing phonics work!

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During topic we have been exploring our senses. We tasted and smelt a variety of different fruits!

Write Dance to The Wheels on the Bus!

We are enjoyed using the all-weather pitch for our PE lessons.

Counting to 30! What a super girl!

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Our topic is 'My Body' and we have been enjoying lots of fun and messy activities.

Fun at the park!

Our last visit to The Space Centre this school year! We had a wonderful time.

Exploring sand and water during the hot weather!

Practicing for Sports Day in PE!

During topic we explored how to melt ice with warm water and how to make our own ice cream.

Another fun trip to The Space Centre!

What great gardeners!

We had a wonderful day celebrating King Charles III coronation!

We have been reading 'Let's Build a House' and enjoyed activities related to this. We also did some super writing!

In topic we have been learning about different materials. We explored different materials in the box, made a materials collage and painted on different materials.

We have a wonderful Eid Celebration Day. We enjoyed a variety of different activities and trying food!

On Monday we celebrated St George's Day. We enjoyed a variety of activities including painting our own shields, using bubble wrap to make dragon heads and exploring dragon "eggs".

We have been enjoying the sunnier weather at Towneley Park. We went on the park and also walked around the 'Off Shoots' area to look at the different plants and do some digging!

Earth Day! We enjoyed planting cress, collage and painting activities and making edible dirt worm cups!

Another great trip to The Space Centre! Mrs Clayton joined us this time.

Happy Easter! Have a lovely and safe 2 weeks off! 

Easter fun! Today we have enjoyed decorating hard boiled eggs, an Easter egg hunt and pass the parcel.

Fun in PE practicing our fundamental movement skills throwing and catching.

Making chocolate Easter nests!

After reading 'We're Going on an Egg Hunt' we enjoyed a sensory tray and did our colourful semantics work!

Easter activities! Mark making and baking!

We had lots of fun at The Space Centre and then enjoyed a McDonalds for dinner!

In topic we have been learning about jungle animals. We made edible jungle jars and then did some matching and painting activities.

Science Day! We had lots of fun making jungle playdough, turning solids into liquids to make rice crispy cakes and a group of children went to the shop to buy some fruit and then make their own fruit kebabs.

World Book Day! We have had a fantastic day. Our chosen book was Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and we have enjoyed lots of activities related to this.

We are been learning all about farm animals during the first couple of weeks of our new animals topic.

A visit to the library. We enjoyed choosing and looking at books.

Spreading the love with some valentines activities!

Another fantastic visit to the Space Centre. Everyone had a wonderful time.

Baking coloured cakes in topic!

Winter Olympics at Acorns Primary School. We had a wonderful morning and joined in with a variety of different games. We came 3rd!

Painting rainbows and exploring mixing colours!

We enjoyed our magic milk experiment in Topic today. We dropped food colouring in milk and watched the colours disperse when we touched it with fairy liquid on a cotton bud.

We are reading 'Dog's Colourful Day' in English. We have made our own spotty colourful dog and worked on our colourful semantics.

Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Reading Elmer the Colourful Elephant and exploring coloured rice, working on our Colourful Semantics and making Elmers out of milk bottles.

We have enjoyed playing in the snow and making snowmen over the past couple of weeks!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope you all have a lovely 2 weeks off. See you all in January.

Love from everyone in Otters class. xx

Christmas Party! We had lots of fun at the Christmas party. We enjoyed dancing and pass the parcel in the hall and then games and party food in class.

We had lots of fun making and eating snowmen biscuits!

Making Peppermint Creams!

Making salt dough for Christmas decorations

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Our lovely angels and kings ready for the Christmas Performance

Our festive trip to Barton Grange. We had a lovely time looking at the lights, displays and Christmas decorations.

Look who arrived in our class on the 1st of December...what a cheeky Elf!

Another birthday!! Happy Birthday to this wonderful girl!

Happy Birthday to our wonderful TA! We enjoyed a party with games and cake!

Wonderful maths work from this superstar! She sat and engaged with activities for 15 minutes. Well done!

Exploring vibrations with drums and rice and making our own shakers

We have enjoyed dancing in the hall for PE.

Another birthday in Otters class! Happy Birthday!

Our 2nd visit to The Space Centre. Thank you to one of our wonderful parents for funding this trip! The children had a wonderful time!

Fine motor activities. We had fun practicing using nets and tweezers!

We have a lot of Birthdays during November in Otters class. Here are the first 2! Happy Birthday boys!

So far in topic we have been learning about animal and vehicle sounds. We played with the emergency vehicle toys and explored making different sounds by scraping toy cars along different instruments!

Some lovely interacting with peers during our chill out session today. Well done boys!

Painting and messy mark making!

Making firework pictures!

Our first trip to The SPACE Centre of the year! We had so much fun exploring the sensory room and interacting with each other.

Autumn week! We have had lots of fun getting messy with paint to print pumpkins and make autumn trees.

Baking Gingerbread biscuits after reading The Gingerbread Man. We choose which cutters we wanted to use independently.

Brushing our teeth!

In our Food topic this week, we sorted healthy and unhealthy foods and made strawberry and banana ice pops.

Our first week back! We have had lots of fun this week and enjoyed mark making, learning about foods that are healthy and unhealthy, PE and maths!