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Keep checking this webpage to see all the exciting things that we have been busy doing this term...
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We have been a very busy badger class this term!
It is lovely to see the children in badger class coming into the classroom with such big smiles on their faces and settling into school so well.
This term we have been exploring the topic 'Once Upon A Time...' and as part of this have been exploring different stories and rhymes.
We began by learning about each other and we used the Elmer stories to help us do this. We made some very colourful Elmer elephant artwork as part of this.
Next we explored the nursery rhyme 'Incy Wincy Spider' and the story 'Arrgh Spider'. As part of this learning we made spider models that hang from the ceiling, decorated and tasted some spider biscuits and even went on a spider walk around the school grounds.
As part of our learning in Maths we explored the nursery rhyme '1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Once I caught a fish alive...'. We compared and sorted different fish, explored other fish themed stories.
The final part of our topic work sees us learning about life on the farm. We are really enjoying exploring the stories about 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' and 'The Little Red Hen'. We have done some brilliant performances of these stories using masks, puppets and props to retell the main parts of the story. We have had a visit from a farmer too and found out some fascinating facts.
Just before half-term the leaves on the trees were turning into their lovely autumnal colours so we went for a lovely autumn walk in the park. We picked lots of leaves and closed our eyes to listen to the sounds of the season. When we got back to class we used the leaves to make some squirrel and hedgehog pictures.
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