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Recycle, Reuse, Reduce!

We have had an action packed week! In our Eco Week workshops we made penguin pencil pots, planted grass heads, made a school logo collage, made newspaper bags, built a house and created our own games! In Literacy we wrote about our week and in Maths we measured the height of the plants and the width of the recycled boxes. We had a visit from the Paper Mill; they showed us how to make our own recycled paper!

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Vets and Pets

Our focus this week has been the Vets; Carrie from Little Robins came to visit us with her pet Tortoise called Rainbow. In Maths we have been challenging ourselves with take-away number sentences. In Literacy we have been making lists for the animals and we wrote a recount of the visit we had from the Vets last week. We hope to see you at the Hop Along tomorrow. Let’s HOP our way into the Guinness Book of Records!

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Visit From The Vets

We had a visit from the Vets; they told us what they do for their job. We talked about the pets we have and the pets we would like. They told us how to care for animals. We asked the vets questions that we wanted to know the answer to. They introduced us to their hamster ‘Herby’, we were allowed to carefully stroke him if we wanted to and we watched him do his exercise in his ball that was shaped as a car!

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This week our focus has been Firefighters; we discussed how to work as a team and played a range of games that required team work. In Literacy we wrote a list of the Firefighter’s equipment and wrote the question we would like to ask the Firefighters when they come to visit. In Maths we used a range of shapes to draw the Fire Engine, and we ordered, measured and recorded the heights of the ladders.

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Wow! What a Busy Week!

In Literacy we made a word bank for the uniform a Firefighter wears. We drew a picture of a Firefighter and used the word bank to label our picture. In Maths we have been looking at the correct formation of the numbers. Our Grey Mouse Challenge was to use the number line to count on and back and to say the number that was one more and one less. We used our Phonics and tricky words to write our own sentences. We had a visit from someone who helps people to understand information in their own language.

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Police Visit!

We had a visit from PC Woods and Karen, the Community Support Officer. They told us what their job entails. We looked at their uniform, we held a baton and Miss Mawhood was handcuffed! We all wrote about our exciting experience. In Maths we have been learning to take-away and have been recording our number sentences.

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Book Week!

We have had a fantastic week; we became authors, shared our favourite book with our friends, made our own class book with our wonderful writing and listened to stories in different languages. In Maths we explored numbers and 2D shapes.

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Book Week…

In Literacy this week we have continued to explore different types of post. We explored the different types of post in the story ‘The Jolly Postman’. We used this to help us write letters and post cards.

In Maths we have been learning about odd and even numbers. We have used sorting objects to discover sharing equally and finding odd amounts in quantities.

We have been completing programmes using the IPad to strengthen our fine motor skills and have been drawing using the IWB. We celebrated the start of Book Week on Friday by dressing up as our favourite book character and we are looking forward to reading our favourite books next Monday. Don’t forget to visit the Book Fair next week!


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Lenny the Letter…

We enjoyed watching ‘Lenny the Letters’ journey and we wrote about his adventure. In Maths we have been sequencing the days of the week and have been thinking about other sequences. We had fun learning the rules of the road when doing Scooter Skills with Mrs Goddard.


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On the Lookout!

Wow! What an exciting beginning to the week; we walked into St Albans on the lookout for ‘People Who Help Us’. We found the bank, a Dentist, Estate Agents and then finally the Post Office. We watched the cashiers working, scanned the stamps and weighed a letter. We talked about the journey of a letter. We did an amazing piece of writing all about our trip. In Maths we looked at more or less; we counted how many objects we had and compared the amount to our partners. We were able to say who had more and who had less.

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