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Remembrance Day and a visit from the Firefighters. 

On Monday the children learned about Remembrance Day and took part in a minutes silence. The children were given the opportunity to make their own poppies to mark the occasion. They used lots of different materials and techniques to make some fantastic work. 

We also had an exciting visit from our local firefighters. They told us all about thier job and what they do everyday. Some of us even got to try on the uniform. 

The firefighters took us outside to see their fire engine, we even got to go inside it and have a go at using the hose.

Magical Minds Performance

All of Early Years got to enjoy a fantastic  drama, dance and musical spectacular called Magical Minds. It was a story all about emotions and how they help us to be resilient, hardworking and loving people. 

The ‘Emotion Squasher’ was trying to stop us from feeling sad, happy, angry or scared. It’s important to feel different emotions as they help us to understand ourselves and others. 

The music and dancing were brilliant. You could really see the different emotions just by watching the movements.

Geography Week and Library Visit

The children enjoyed takíng part lots of maths related field work for geography week.   They explored the distance between trees using trundle wheels and by counting steps. They also used shape finders to count different natural materials in the playground. We measured the size of trees using our arms too!

We loved our trip to the library. The children were so well behaved and very sensible on the way and when we got there. All of the Early Years Staff were incredibly proud. 

Phonics

In phonics we have learnt four new sounds (h, f, b, l) and three digraphs (ll, ff, ss).​​ So far, we have learnt five tricky words which have yo be read ‘just like that’.

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Phonics

In phonics this week we have learnt four new sounds – digraph ck and e, u, r. We have also learnt two tricky words, to and the. These words cannot be sounded out and need to be read by sight, “just like that.”

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