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Thursday 7th May, 2020 

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Tuesday 31st March, 2020 

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Art work- Children from Squirrel's and rabbits classes made these beautiful pictures for the window put putting petals and other plant parts into plastic pouches.

Share our learning- Thank you to those who were able to come and join us for share our learning, we hope you enjoyed it! All the children have a lovely time listening to out 'Tiny seed' sensory story, cutting open fruits/ vegetables to find the seeds inside and making grass heads !

World book day- Squirrels focus story for world book day was ‘Alice in wonderland’. All the children enjoyed taking part in listening to a multi sensory version of the story and activities linked to the text including exploring the Queen of hearts sensory tray, tea party role play, climbing through the rabbit hole tunnel, making special ‘drink me’ potions using juice and pip pets and making sandwiches for a real Mad hatters tea party in the afternoon!

Saint David’s day- we spent the afternoon learning about Saint David’s day. We tasted some Welsh foods including leek and potato soup and a traditional fruit loaf ‘Bara Brith’, we then made our own Welsh rarebit muffins and Daffodil pictures. Well done Squirrels!

Baptism- we have been learning about baptism. For our last lesson we role-played a baptism as a whole class including dressing up in special clothes, listening to a hymn, taking it in turns to baptise a baby and looking at a the baptism candle. All the children engaged fantastically!

Materials- we have been learning about different everyday materials. Through our topic we worked on showing preferences for materials, exploring materials in different ways, identifying materials and observing the outcomes of our actions when manipulating them

Painting with magnets- As part of our materials topic we have been exploring magnets. We selected what colour paint to put in a tray and added paper clips, we then moved a magnet under the tray and watched as the paper clips moved the paint around the page! .

Winter week!- This week we have been learning about winter, we have learnt about the winter weather and tried on lots of clothes to help us keep warm as part of our 'Wrap up in winter' poem. We painted with Ice and made 'snowy scene' pictures. We also made our own snow in class. We watched how the cornflour and shaving foam mixed together and manipulated it in the tray!

Christmas activities!

'Where in the UK is Barnaby Bear?'- Countryside. We have been learning about the countryside and the animals that live there. We have been exploring the animals through small world play, washing them, finding symbols to match countryside items, pretending to milk a cow and making marks with the muddy animal feet!

Money and shopping activities in class!

As part of our topic 'Where in the UK is Barnaby Bear?' We have been learning about our local area and doing lots of work on shopping. We went to Asda to buy some items for class!

We have been learning about Harvest! We made some bread and then explored a range of vegetables!

We found a ladybird in squirrels class- this superstar was a 'Star pupil' in assembly for how carefully he held it and looked.

'Building a house' - Linked to our first topic 'My home and my family' we have been reading a story about how a house is built including diggers making a hole, bricks being laid, the house being painted and a plumber putting in pipes for water. Here are some of the activities we have been exploring in relation to the story.