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We've been having so much fun exploring Pleasley Pit Tops. We've seen hundreds of Snails, made birds nests, climbed trees and found all sorts of interesting things to collect. Keep a look out for more photos to come.

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We haven't updated you since the Christmas break but we've had a busy few weeks getting into our new Topic, 'The Earth and Beyond'. This week we have been learning about Volcanoes and not only have we been writing about them but we've even done our own experiment, like a volcanic eruption. We watched what happened when you mix, Bicarbonate of Soda and Vinegar. We were all amazed and can't wait to do it again. Have a go at home!

 

Also this week we welcomed our new class pets. Giant African Land Snails, they're still tiny at the moment but we are excited to watch them grow and take it in turns to look after them at home during the weekends and holidays. We have named them, Turbo, Zoomer and Flash.

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This week has been so exciting!! We hope you all enjoyed our Christmas Performance of The Christmas Star.

We even had a visit from Santa this week as well as Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day.

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This week was a very wet and windy Woodland Thursday so we had to make a shelter to enjoy our hot chocolate and biscuit. Everyone had a great time, the weather just added to the fun and excitement.

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We've been learning all about Sharks this week. In our classroom you may have spotted our Submarine, we have all loved exploring in it and drawing and writing about the different Sharks and sea creatures we have seen through the port holes. Next week look out for our Spaceship and get ready to ask us questions about Space.

Children In Need Day was great fun dressing up all spotty and as 'People In The Past'. Thank you all for your generous donations, the children enjoyed some tasty buns and it all goes towards a great cause.

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This week we have had our first Forest Schools morning. Woodland Thursday was a huge success! The children enjoyed doing all sorts of activities, exploring our Woodland area and enjoying a hot chocolate and biscuit.

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This week we have been talking about different celebrations, Bonfire night, Halloween and Divali. To celebrate Divali in the classroom we have an Indian Restaurant in our Role Play Area. We have also had a food tasting session where the children have tasted Chicken Korma and Naan Bread. 'Yummy!'. 

We have also been talking about and remembering our soldiers who have fought and are still fighting for our country. We have all made a poppy for our 100 Years display that we took down to the cenotaph. The poppies we made are on the 2nd 0.

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This week we've done lots of spooky activities. Outside we have been using sticks to make Magic Wands. We turned people into all sorts of things when they walked passed our classroom.

 

ABRACADABRA!!! 

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We have been using clay and sticks to make Hedgehogs in our outdoor natural creative area. Take a look at our display of them outside the Classroom when you pass by. Next week we will be adding Snails made with Conkers.

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In PE we have been going on a Jungle Journey! This week we used our bodies to be the different animals we found in the Jungle. Can you guess what we are? If you spot your child in the photo ask them what animal they are being.

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We have introduced our Rainbow Challenges. There were just 2 challenges this week, Once they have completed all the Challenges they can write their names and put them in the Rainbow Jar for a chance to be picked at random to get a prize on Fridays. There will be gradually more focused activities to do to complete the Rainbow Challenge.

 

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Have a look at what we will be learning about this half term, Our topic is 'Magical Me'.

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