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Sports Day 15.07.2021

We had a brilliant Sports Day today, the children did so well! We all received a certificate for taking part and an ice-lolly afterwards smiley See the videos below.

Sack Race Heat 1

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Huxley 1st
Chester 2nd
Arthur 3rd

Sack Race Heat 2

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Rosa 1st
Mason 2nd
Edie 3rd

Sack Race Heat 3

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Grace 1st
Immie 2nd
Archie and Ayla 3rd

80m Sprint Heat 1

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Rosa 1st
Immie 2nd
Mason 3rd

80m Sprint Heat 2

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Chester 1st
Huxley 2nd
Abbigail 3rd

Beanbag on Head Heat 1

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Mason 1st
Ayla 2nd
Immie 3rd

Beanbag on Head Heat 2

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Arthur 1st
Abbigail 2nd
Huxley 3rd

Sports Day 2021


We have had a lovely few weeks with more focus on growing, changes and the seasons. We have continued to look after our tadpoles which we had in the classroom until they were almost ready to be released. We carefully put them in the pond we made in the front playground and will keep checking on them daily after the half term to see if they are fully formed frogs! 


We then wrote some sentences about frogs after we had learnt about the life cycle of a frog and watched lots of videos about different types of frogs there are, we especially loved the Poison Dart Frogs!

To finish our RE this half term, we learnt about the celebration of Pentecost and what this means for Christians. We discussed what happened when Jesus went back up to Heaven and how this might've felt for his friends. To apply our knowledge about Pentecost we created our own flame picture to represent when the flames appeared above the heads of those who followed Jesus, by doing some blow painting! They turned out really effective and really looked like fire. 

We then finished off our Paddington Bear learning by baking bear biscuits! We carefully weighed out the ingredients, mixed them together and used the cookie cutters to get the correct shape. We then ate them for our afternoon snack! smiley



We have had a fun filled and busy few weeks. We have really enjoyed our Paddington learning and exploring the rainforest! We made Paddington's favourite snack - a marmalade sandwich! We then had our own Teddy Bear Picnic which we loved.



We then read the book 'With Love From Paddington' which is a collection of letters that Paddington wrote to his Aunt Lucy back in Peru. We then used our great writing skills to write our own letter to our families and walked down to the postbox in the village to post them. 

We also got an exciting visit from the Book Bus - it was our first time going on it! We each chose a book to take back to our classroom and borrow. We couldn't wait to read them so as soon as we got off the bus we wanted to sit outside in the sunshine to look at them. 

Finally, we have also been artists this week after learning about the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. We were very interested in his life and his artwork. We decided to recreate one of his famous pieces, 'Sunflowers'. We used our observational drawing skills and our colour mixing skills. We only used the colours yellow, white and brown to create our art. We are really proud of them and they look beautiful on our classroom window. 


We have had a fun week back in school. The weather is starting to slowly improve so we have spent more time outside in our garden area. We also have some new visitors in the classroom - in the form of frogspawn! We were so excited for their arrival and have been learning lots about the life cycle of a frog and how to look after tadpoles so they grow and develop correctly. In Literacy we have been focusing on the Paddington books and our writing this week has been based around the stories. We then talked about and looked at different types of transport, which transport goes on land, air and water and which types of transport we have experienced before. We have also been looking at current news and about the death of Prince Philip. We discussed the Royal Family in depth and wanted to send the Queen a gift to hopefully cheer her up smiley



We have had a lovely week! We are working really hard on our phonics and writing sentences. We have completed some Easter writing this week and tried really hard. We have been learning about Salvation and the Easter Story in RE and then decorated our own cross to put on a display. Also we have tried some different foods this week which we may not have had before, we cooked and prepared our own little quiche with ingredients which we know are from a farm; eggs, cheese, milk, ham and vegetables. We also had some hot cross buns for our snack time and talked about why there is a cross on the top and why we eat them around Easter time. We have also been busy outside planting seeds and thinking about new life and what plants, and us need to grow.



We have loved being back at school and in the classroom with our friends. We have spent each morning revisiting our Phonics, we are really progressing with our reading now! 😊 We are continuing our topic learning about farms and identifying which animals live on a farm, naming the animal's young and watching for signs of Spring. We have also been discussing our feelings and the different emotions we might feel when coming back to school. We are revisiting and remembering our class rules, which include sharing and being kind to others. To finish the week, we had a long walk around the village looking for signs of Spring and enjoying the sunny (and windy!) weather.


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