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The children have had a very exciting start to the half term. Elmer the elephant visited our school but the rain washed his colours away! We used adjectives to describe Elmer and we have been very busy with a variety of colourful activities.


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Performing our Elephant Poem.


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We followed/wrote instructions on how to trap a baby dinosaur. 


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The children have been enjoying the story of Lost and Found. The children have been busy with a variety of activities including making their own story maps, making penguins and exploring the Antarctica.

Today we have been archaeologists and we found a diary! Some children linked this to our history learning and thought it might belong to Samuel Pepys. We decided to start writing our own diaries. We are going to bury them underground for someone else to find.

We enjoyed practicing our writing on tin foil!

We finally caught the Gingerbread Men. Even the parents were excited to see that our traps had worked. We used Talk for Writing to innovate the story.


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The Gingerbread Men have been in 1/RL! We have used Talk for Writing to read and retell the story. We have also made wanted posted, danger signs, Gingerbread houses and more.


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The children followed a set of intructions to make toast for Goldilocks. 

Uh oh! Who has been in OUR classroom and made such a mess!? The children have been fantastic detectives. They drew and made notes of the clues, took pictures of the evidence using the iPads, worked together to tape it up and used magnifying glasses to look for finger prints!

The children have been making 'listening ears' this week ready for our listening walk. We read a story called 'The Listening Walk' before setting off. We listened very carefully to the sounds we could hear in the environment. We drew some of the things we could hear. The children loved it!

The Year 1 children have been working on capital letters this week. We started with a capital letter hunt. The children had to match the lower case letter to the correct capital letter. Lots of fun had by all!