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Week 1

Welcome back, I hope you've all had a very Happy Easter and not over induldged on the chocolate!


Our new topic is Julia Donaldson and our focus book this week has been the Gruffalo. We have read the story and the children have all written sentences about him. 


Today was our Gruffalo Day. A perfect sunny day to be outside and we started by reading the story of the Gruffalo with the puppet. He was very upset because all his friends, the snake, owl, mouse and fox had gone missing. The children hunted through the wildlife garden and field to find them. Then they got into small groups and chose one of the characters to build a shelter for. They wrote a sentence about how they had built it and took a photograph of it using the camera. We then had a bit of a break as everyone was hungry and thirsty so we had fruit, biscuits, squash and marshmallows. After break we used clay to make models of our favourite animals and used sticks and leaves to create markings and decorations. During the afternoon we searched for different natural items that were crunchy, soft, hard, for leaves and flowers etc. The children then spent time revisiting their animals shelters and bug hunting.


In maths we have been focusing on subtraction using concrete objects and some children have been starting to use a number line. 


I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to Mr Hambleton-White who has made us some amazing 'hedgehog' wellie boot racks. Each child now has a pair of spikes to keep their boots safe and together so we can access the field and wildlife area no matter what the weather. Thank you parents who have sent your children in with their wellies.


Now it's the summer term we also need to make sure all the children have sun hats in school. If it is possible to have a hat to stay in school rather than to take home each day that would be great. As usual, please make sure it is named.