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  • 22/06/22

    A Busy Week Filled With Caterpillars, Sports, Sun and Ice Lollies

    We are having a lovely final half-term together, filled with lots of fun, new and exciting things to do. This week it was our first sports day at school and next week we will take our first school trip to Barleylands Farm. In the classroom, our caterpillars are growing so fast and on Friday eveni...
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  • 12/06/22

    All Creatures Great and Small

    We started our new topic All Creatures Great and Small, with the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. On small world, we can retell the story, using the story sequencing cards to support us. Our role-play area is now a Minibeast Investigation Station, with science equipment, technolo...
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  • 30/05/22

    Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

    This week, the Bears went on a London adventure with our story of the week, The Queen's Hat, written by Steve Antony. On our small world, the Queen, her guards and a corgi chased the Queen's hat around the London landmarks. In the Queen's Hat, the wind went swish and blew the Que...
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  • 21/05/22

    Lots of Vegetables but no Enormous Turnips

    Our story of the week was The Enormous Turnip but who knew that turnips (not even enormous ones) were impossible to find. This week we have explored vegetables, using our senses to help us describe and name them. Then we washed, peeled and chopped more vegetables (still no turnips) to make a...
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  • 15/05/22

    From a Tiny Seed

    This week we continued to explore the journey of The Tiny Seed.  At the beginning of the week, we worked in groups to write captions for illustrations from the book. These are displayed on a wall in class, and they help us to retell The Tiny Seed journey. Finally, we have observe...
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  • 08/05/22

    The Bears have Greenfingers

    This week, the Bears were introduced to the story of The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.  In the classroom, our role-play area became a florist and on our small world area we created flower arrangements.  Outside we have started to grow some fruit, vegetables, and plants. We have...
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  • 30/04/22

    Our Class Beanstalk has Grown...

    but not much is happening in our bean jars. Maybe like Jasper, we need to wait until one day something changes. Let's hope it isn't a long, long, long time later!   We have been very busy on our writing table this week. We finished our instructional writing for planting...
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  • 23/04/22

    A Week Full of Beans

    Our summer term begins with a new topic - Come Outside! Our story of the week, Jasper's Beanstalk, introduced us to Jasper, a frustrated gardener who wants to grow a beanstalk. The Bears have planted beans this week - I hope we don't have the same troubles! Our classroom is now...
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  • 02/04/22

    Reunited for some Easter Fun

    In our last week before the Easter holidays, we completed our Traditional Tale journey and enjoyed some Easter activities together. We have enjoyed the Grandma's cottage role-play and the Little Red Riding Hood small world. We just love to dress up in Bears! On the writing table w...
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  • 27/03/22

    Little Red Riding Hood and a very odd week

    A new week and a new traditional tale - Little Red Riding Hood. Sadly I was not in school (COVID got me) to deliver the learning that I planned and had made resources for. But fortunately the dream team of Mrs Amos, Mrs Chandler and Miss Lampard were, and what a great job they did!
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  • 19/03/22

    Super Storytellers

    We have continued our Traditional Tale learning this week with Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It has been fantastic to see the children retell the story with confidence, using character voices and story vocabulary in role-play, the small world, with their puppets and story maps. On Friday we...
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  • 12/03/22

    Goldilocks, the 3 Bears and Covid Visit Our Class

    It has been an interesting week in our Bears classroom, with numbers dwindling as the week progressed. For those that have stayed well and in school, we have continued our Traditional Tales topic with the Goldilocks and Three Bears story. 
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