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Autumn 2 - Autumn Adventures

Week beginning 19th December

What a busy and exciting week we have had this week. On Monday we watched "A Midwife Crisis" performed by the Key Stage One children. On Tuesday Louby Lou came to entertain us. We had a wonderful time watching her magic tricks, playing games and even playing in the snow! On Wednesday we enjoyed our party day and because we have all been so good, Father Christmas came to visit us.


Thank you for all your continued support this term. We would all like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.


Week beginning 12th December

This week Freddy our Elf has been very mischievous. He has put underwear in the forest, left pens and pencils all over the floor and eaten through a tub of marshmallows. On Thursday evening our forest was visited by some reindeers who sang along to Jingle Bells. We hope they won't be too hungry because they left some carrots behind in the forest.


On Thursday we performed our nativity "The Little Blue Star" to our families. The teachers are very proud of how well we all did. Thank you for all your contributions to help make this such a great event. A DVD will be available in the New Year so you can re-live the performance.

Week Beginning 5th December

This week an elf has arrived in reception. We have called him Freddy and he has been very cheeky and mischievous. He put tissues on the Christmas tree, emptied flour on the table, knocked the tables and chairs over and emptied the duplo. We have talked lots about how to help him be good.


In mathematics we have continued to practise adding two numbers together.


In our topic learning we have continued to practise our nativity and we have begun to make Christmas cards.


We look forward to welcoming you to our Nativity performance next Thursday at 10.00am or 2.00pm.




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Week beginning 28th November

In literacy this week we have read the story of 'The Gruffalo's Child'. We then designed our own terrible monsters and wrote sentences to describe them.


In mathematics we have been learning how to add two numbers together. We have learned the + and = signs and used them to write equations.


In topic we have been learning songs for our Christmas show and making resources to be used during the show.

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Week beginning 21st November

This week in Literacy we listened to the story of Mrs Tiggy-winkle. On Tuesday we were surprised to find that he had visited us in our woodland area and had set up her own laundry. We have been writing about Mrs Tiggy-winkle and about hedgehogs in our group work.


In mathematics we have been learning how to sort different items into groups. We have sorted all sorts of different things such as socks, shoes, shapes and clothes. Perhaps you could try sorting your toys at home or helping to sort the washing.


In the afternoons we had a lovely time when our adults joined us to make Christmas decorations. We had lots of fun while we made an advent snowman, lollypop stick decorations, reindeer food, baubles and a Father Christmas handprint. Thank you to all our adults who were able attend.

Week beginning 14th November

Well, we have had a very busy and exciting week. On Monday when we arrived at school we found a glitter trail in our creative area leading to the forest. When we got to the forest we discovered a very large shirt, an extra large pair of trousers and a huge pair of shoes. We realised that we had been visited by a giant. Some children thought it was the BFG, whilst others thought it could be The Smartest Giant in Town. We then read "The Smartest Giant in Town" and wrote sentences to describe him. We also found words that rhyme in the book and thought of other words that rhyme.


In mathematics we have been learning how to estimate numbers and checking our estimates by counting. We have learnt that we need to make sensible estimates. We have also been practising counting forwards and backwards, to and from 20.


In topic learning this week we have been making leaf rubbings and looking at patterns within the rubbings. We have also learnt about the Christian story of creation and we drew pictures and told an adult what was represented in our pictures. Our work was fantastic and 2 of our children made it into the Golden Book. Well done children.


On Friday we had a very exciting day because we came to school in our pyjamas. We raised lots of money for Children In Need and we hope it helps lots of children.


This week at home you could practise counting forwards and backwards to 20 and please keep practising your phonics cards, reading books and key words.

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Week beginning 7th November

This week we have continued with the story 'The Gruffalo'. We have been writing sentences about the different characters in the story. We learnt that a sentence is made up of different words and that words are made up of different letters. We also learnt that at the end of the sentence there is a full stop.


In mathematics we have developed our counting skills. We have been practising counting out of a larger group and been learning to represent numbers on our fingers.


In topic we have learnt about hibernation and thought about which animals hibernate. We have explored how our outdoor learning environment caters for our animal friends in the winter.

Week beginning 31st October

We have had an exciting start to our new half term. When we came back to school our literacy role play had changed into an Enchanted Forest and our numeracy role play had changed into a Bakery. We have had lots of fun exploring the new activities in these areas.


On Wednesday we noticed some footprints in our classroom and we thought that they could be the Gruffalo's. So in literacy we have read "The Gruffalo" and we have been describing what he looks like.


In mathematics we have been comparing the sizes of the Gruffalo's, the Mouse's and the Fox's footprints by using the words long, short, longer and shorter. We also began to measure the footprints using non-standard measures.


Perhaps you could find out who has the longest and shortest feet in your family. 


In topic we have been talking about how we can stay safe on Bonfire Night and we have learnt a firework song. We performed the song using instruments to make the sounds of the fireworks. Outdoors we have been looking at autumn changes.


Have an enjoyable and safe Bonfire Night.

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