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On Friday November 17th we visited 'The Secret Owl Garden' at Picton Castle. Everyone thought it was amazing!

The owls were beautiful and all different shapes and sizes.

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We saw lots of amazing owls.

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We saw lots of amazing owls. 3
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We saw lots of different owls flying.

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The owls flew over our heads. It was amazing to see them.
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Having an opportunity to hold an owl and see one close-up was an amazing experience.

We were lucky enough to see a Nightjar.

We were lucky enough to see a Nightjar. 1
We have talked about our special places and learnt about mosques while discussing 2D and 3D shapes.

We drew a picture of our special place and wrote a sentence explaining where our special place was.

We drew a picture of our special place and wrote a sentence explaining where our special place was. 1
We drew a picture of our special place and wrote a sentence explaining where our special place was. 2
We looked at photographs of mosques.

We drew our own mosque and wrote either 'This is a mosque.' or 'a mosque'.

We drew our own mosque and wrote either 'This is a mosque.' or 'a mosque'. 1
We drew our own mosque and wrote either 'This is a mosque.' or 'a mosque'. 2

We designed and drew large pictures of our own mosques, then painted them.

We designed and drew large pictures of our own mosques, then painted them. 1

Mosques

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We have built our own mosques using 3D shapes.

We have built our own mosques using 3D shapes. 1

We talked about and wrote what was special about each of us.

I am special because ...

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In the Wild Area we looked for trees and the signs of autumn.

We recorded our findings on a table using tally marks and numbers.

We recorded our findings on a table using tally marks and numbers. 1

Do You Want To Be Friends? 2017

 

Our current topic is 'Do You Want To Be Friends?'. This topic is about being kind, making friends and working together.

 

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We all enjoyed 'The Kissing Hand' story and feel more confident when coming into school, like Chester the racoon. Our Check-Ins have been high in Value. smiley
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Making our Kissing Hand collage

We are learning about similarities and differences. Same examples are through our science work; making ice lollies, testing our skateboards, looking for signs of autumn and finding and identifying trees in our Wild Area by the shape of their leaves.

Making ice lollies

We made our own skateboards and we tested how far they can go.

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26.06.17

Our topic for this half term is 'Who lives in a rock pool', in this topic we are going to learn about the seashore and the plants and animals that live there.

We made a rock pool collage working collaboratively.

We made a rock pool collage working collaboratively. 1

Learning how to stay safe on the beach.

Learning how to stay safe on the beach. 1

May 2017

Our 'Why do Ladybirds have Spots?' Topic has a science focus involving minibeasts. 

25.05.17 Treat Day ' Minibeast Feast'

We made spider and butterfly biscuits. We also made muck and added some worms... All of it was delicious!

12.05.17 Releasing ladybirds in the Wild Area.
Picture 1 Creating symmetrical butterflies in the Wild Area.
Picture 1 We have had great fun hunting for minibeasts.
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Picture 1 We have made ladybirds out of recycled materials.

March 2017

Our new topic is 'What's That Sound?', this project is about familiar and unfamiliar sounds and music. We are exploring a range of sound sources and experiment with different ways of making and organising sounds through indoor and outdoor activities.

Picture 1 Our chart of quietness, from pupil voice.

Welcome to Reception!

 

We have all been making a super effort to write our own and our friends' names.
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