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A morning of sport and fun!

 

Last Tuesday we enjoyed a morning of team games and races with each other. Some of the activities were easy and some were harder.

Well done to everyone for taking part and congratulations if your team came 1st, 2nd or 3rd!

A day out at The Gordon Brown Centre

Luckily the rain just about held off for our trip this week. We had a great time exploring the outdoors with our teddy bears.

What was your favourite part of the day?

Book week!

We enjoyed Book Week so much we decided to carry on for another week!

 

There were lots of exciting activities to choose from including - 

 

  • sharing books in the reading den
  • creating a small world and retelling a story using puppets and scenery from We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Rumble in the Jungle
  • collaging scenes from The Gingerbread Man and writing speech bubbles for the characters
  • portraits of our favourite book character
  • looking for particular objects within a book's illustrations
  • a visit from a theatre company
  • a treasure hunt
  • sharing favourite stories with the class
  • dressing up as our favourite book character

 

 

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Our ukulele performance! Well done Ladybirds!!

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Learning to play the Ukulele

We have been very lucky to have some lessons in learning to play the ukulele. It is very tricky!!

We have learnt how to hold the instrument correctly, use a pick to play the strings and find different fingers to play different notes.

Mr Higgins has also played for us and taught us songs to play along to.

The Life Education Bus

We had a visit from Harold the Giraffe who talked to us about our bodies and looking after ourselves to keep fit and healthy.

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Our new topic 'Water water everywhere'

On his recent holiday Lenny found a washed up trunk. He asked us to look inside to find out who it might belong to. Using our detective skills we managed to work out that the artefacts inside belonged to people who visited the seaside a long time ago. We think these might have been Victorians who lived over 100 years ago.

There were lots of exciting things to look at. We compared them to the things we have today and looked at a non-fiction book about Victorian seaside holidays to find out more.

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Sharing stories with Year 2

Today we were invited by Year 2 to come and celebrate their pirate day.

They were dressed up and read us their brilliant stories!

We were lucky enough to be able to sit in the sunshine in their pirate boats too.

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Exploring the Heathland

We have the Heathland right next to our outdoor learning environment so this week during PPA we went to have a closer look at what is there.

We looked at the features of this type of environment including the long grass, plants and the pond and compared it to the school grounds. We also looked for signs of Spring and along our walk we even spotted a slow worm!

We took the iPad with us and took photos to record what we saw.

The farm comes to Fleet Infant School!

 

This week we were lucky enough to have Miller's Ark farm come to visit us. It was very exciting having animals in our outdoor learning area!

 

Lisa spoke to us about the different animals and we were able to get up really close to look at and touch them.

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Dads, Uncles, Grandads and Carers come in to school!

 

What a lovely afternoon was had with a whole variety of male family members making animals from all sorts of recycled materials. Everybody thought of very inventive ways to incorporate boxes, bottles, lids and tubes!

Look at all these lovely animals!

At the very end of last term we had lots of fun creating some decorative art work for Lenny's house using the technique of Jackson Pollock. We did some large scale pieces out side, working collaboratively with children from other classes and then we created our own individual piece inside.

We had a great time!

 Our topic this half term is 'Abracadabra'.

 

Lenny the Lion sent us a visitor to help start our topic.

Professor Potty came to teach us some magic tricks and brought his dog Dexter. Dexter tried to help with the magic but was a bit unsuccessful!

 

Our new role play corner is The Magician's House and we have been trying out our own magic tricks by performing to an audience. We have thought of our own magic words to help with our tricks and some of us have even managed to magic a rabbit from a hat!!

 

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This week in Ladybird Class....

 

We started our week by doing lots of Christmas arts and crafts.

 

On Monday our grown ups came in to school to make some decorations. We have put the decorations up in the classroom and at the end of term we will take them home to make our houses look even more Christmassy.

 

On Tuesday the Year 6 children came over from Velmead Junior School to help us make a hanging Christmas tree.

 

We had lots of fun and made lots of sparkly mess!!

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Rain dance

In music we have been finding out about the weather.
We used rain as the focus for our special day and learnt a dance to 'Singing in the Rain'.

 

We pretended to be the rain, put on our wellies, splashed in the puddles and put up an umbrella.

Can you see this in the photos?

November!

 

Lots of important things happen in November.

We have been finding out about remembering.

 

On November 5th we remember that Guy Fawkes tried to blow up The Houses of Parliament with gunpowder. Lots of people have bonfires and fireworks to remember this event.

 

Also in November we remember all the people who have been brave enough to fight in wars all over the world. We looked at pictures of poppies, made our own and were silent for one minute to think about them all.

 

Here is a display of our lovely art work.

We have been enjoying practising familiar nursery rhymes and learning some new ones. Many of us have enjoyed performing our favourite rhyme to the rest of the class!

 

As part of our learning we have;

 

  • sequenced nursery rhymes using pictures and words
  • practised pencil control by tracing and colouring images from different rhymes
  • cut out nursery rhyme characters and placed them in their matching background
  • written key sounds and words to label nursery rhymes

 

 

 

 

Lenny the Learning Lion has also set us some challenges including helping Little Bo Peep to find and count her sheep and making a protective covering for Humpty Dumpty's friend in case he falls off the wall!

Here are some pictures of us looking for Little Bo Peep's sheep in our lovely outdoor area.

We found some footprints and sheep's wool!

I wonder where they have gone....?

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When tackling the Humpty Dumpty challenge we used lots of different materials and practised our scissor skills, using different tapes and joining materials together.

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Look at how well protected the eggs were!!

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We tested what we had made by pushing it off a brick wall;

Some eggs broke.......sad and some didn't smiley

But we had lots of fun with this challenge!

 

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