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Welcome back to this final Summer term, which is sure to be filled with lots of fun and laughter.

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  • Farm Visit

    Published 30/03/22

    Today we had a very exciting visit from Chloe's Mobile Farm where we met some beautiful animals...

    Including seven day old Rusty...

     

    Daisy the duck, who layed an egg especially for us...

    and her feathered friends...

     

    Nellie, a seven month old spaniel...

    and the softest rabbits and guinea pigs you've ever touched...

     

    Thank-you Chloe, we can't wait for you and your animal friends to visit us again soon.

     

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  • Little Red Riding Hood

    Published 22/03/22

    For the past few weeks we have been working around the fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood.

    We started by orally learning the story, through the Talk for Writing approach, adding actions for connectives to support our story telling language....

     Once upon a time

     After that        Suddenly

     Finally

    We added our own actions for the main characters...

     Grandma         Wolf

     Little Red Riding Hood

    Learning to tell the story was a lot of fun, and it helped us to create a story map...

    Bursting with our own ideas we took to creating our own versions of Little Red Riding Hood. First we talked through our ideas, then we altered our story maps with our innovative ideas...

    After rehearsing our own story orally, using our story maps, we had a go at writing our very own story ...

    Finally, we received a letter from a family of wolves, who were very upset that they were always the bad guys in stories and asking for our help...

    Together, we created a Little Red Riding Hood story that they would enjoy listening to, and it went something like this...

    Once upon a time there lived a girl called Little Red Riding Hood. One day her mum asked her to take a basket of fruit to Grandma's house because she was poorly. As she was leaving her mum called out "Don't talk to strangers and stay on the path".

    Little Red Riding Hood skipped along the path but became distracted by some beautiful yellow primroses underneath an old oak tree. Little Red Riding Hood wandered off the path to pick some. Just as she was bending down to pick the primroses, she heard a voice behind her "Where are you going to on this fine day?" Little Red Riding Hood replied "I'm taking this basket of fruit and flowers to my Grandma who is poorly" "Can I come with you?" asked the wolf "I am very friendly".

    So, Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf set off down the path to Grandma's house. When they got to the house they knocked on the door and a voice called out "Come in my dear". Grandma was in the kitchen boiling the kettle and when she turned around she saw the wolf!

    "This is my friend, wolf" said Little Red Riding Hood.

    "Oh, wolf, what hairy arms you have" said Grandma. "All the better to be stroked with" replied the wolf.

    "Oh, wolf, what sharp claws you have" "All the better to scratch your itches with".

    "Oh wolf, what big paws you have", "All the better to give big hugs with" said the wolf smiling, and they all had a big hug.

    Finally, they sat down together for a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake.

    The End

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  • STEM week in Darling Class

    Published 19/03/22

    We have had an exciting week exploring the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths...

    We investigated forces, creating our own firefighter hose and exploring how we could make the water in our hose reach further distances...

    We looked at lego rainbow designs and worked out how to create our favourite...

    We designed and built bridges, using only play dough and pasta, so that the train to continue on its journey...

    We created and used our own balance scales and worked on our own representations of number rhymes...

    And we bravely presented our own experiments to the rest of the school and guest speakers...

    A tremendous and exciting week had by all.

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  • Spring Term 2 begins

    Published 06/03/22

    It might only have been a four day week, but we have certainly packed a lot in...

    We enjoyed making play dough pancakes and deciding which delicious (and some a little unusual) ingredients we were going to add...

     

    We began our new PE topic of Locomotion...

     

    Then took to the Big Woods for some special story telling...

    and had a very memorable and fun World Book Day...

     

    Finally, to end the week, we got creative with an Artist, who introduced us to his splodge machine...

     

     

     

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  • Buddy Baking

    Published 15/02/22

    This week we got together with our buddies to make heart shaped gingerbread biscuits and marshmallow crunchies, in honour of Saint Valentine's Day and to help raise money for our new school library.

    We love spending time with our buddies and chatting to them while we cooked was a lot of fun. They helped us to work through the method, helping us to weigh the ingredients and use the hob to melt the butter and marshmallows.

    A truly wonderful time for all.

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  • Visit from the vet

    Published 03/02/22

    This week we were very fortunate to have a visit from Amber Batson, a vet and animal behaviourist.

    Amber said that as a vet she needs lots of help from the people she works with; we were very happy to be her vet helpers!

    First we learned that we need to be quiet, calm and comforting to animals, as they will be scared and frightened, just like us when we go to the doctors.

    Also, when we meet people's dogs, we should never touch them without asking if they like to be stroked first and then approach them calmly and quietly. We learned that if a dog approaches us we need to stand like trees, with our branches in and looking at our roots - it was fun to practise this!

    Then it was time to get to work and meet the first patient of the day. We met Fluffy the bunny, who had hurt her leg. We watched how the vet bandaged the leg and then put a funny cover over the top with chicken pictures on it! This was to keep the bandage clean and dry, incase Fluffy stepped in her water bowl.

    We helped to count out the tablets for Max, who needed them to help his sore leg get better.

    We then got in our car and drove to the farm to meet our next patient, Bob. Bob needed a tetanus injection. This needed to go into the neck muscles and Bob was stroked to keep home calm and comfort him.

    Then we travelled back to the surgery to meet the last patient, Boo. Boo had been a bit naughty and swallowed something he shouldn't have. The vet took Boo to a special room to do an x-ray and when we looked at the x-ray we could see something inside Boo' stomach that should not be there. It was time to do an OPERATION!

     

    Boo was given an injection to sedate him, and then we held an oxygen mask over his mouth to help him to breathe. The vet then had to cut open Boo's skin to get to his stomach and do you know what was pulled out - batteries! Thank goodness the vet was able to get those out. Then Boo's stomach had to be stitched carefully back up again.

    What an exciting and busy day vets have!!

    Thank you so much Amber for your inspiring visit.

     

     

     

     

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