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Check back here regularly to hear what we have been up to and to see our latest pictures. For your information our PE slots are every Monday and Thursday afternoons and your child will need a t-shirt, shorts (and or tracksuit bottoms) and footwear please. Also, each child in the class has their own water bottle in the classroom that they have access to at all times. 

 

Term 5 statements and topic map:

Term 5 - Week 1

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We started this term by talking about what we already knew about our topic: 'Rumble in the Jungle'. We came up with lots of different animals and what we though the jungle looked like.
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On Tuesday we had a bit of a problem, the animals in our book for this topic ran away with the pages and they disappeared all round the school! We had to get our clipboards and go and find all the different pages. As they were jungle animals we had to get into our jungle car and put on our seatbelts...just to be safe.Thankfully we found them all and we were able to read the book.
The weather has been beautiful this week and we have made the most of it by being in our outside area. We have done lots of building and exploring and Miss Standing even had her own hard hat for the occasion! We also had a large box delivery which was great for den making.
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As our topic is changing over we decided our outside board needed a revamp. We made lots of leaves, handprint butterflies and parrots and paper plate animals. Welcome to the jungle!
Term 4 statements and topic map:
The final week of term started in a very exciting way for us because we went to Wingham Wildlife Park. We went to visit the dinosaurs to finish our Stomp, Stomp, Roar topic, and to start our Rumble in the Jungle topic. It was a very exciting day but there was a lot of walking. We all behaved very well and Miss Standing was very proud of us. She was so pleased with how we behaved that she bought us a green Triceratops dinosaur called Wilbur. He now sits on her desk and makes sure we are making good choices in class too. 
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To get ourselves into the Easter spirit this week we started by making Easter bunny faces!
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We continued with the Easter spirit by making Easter baskets, which we of course used to hunt for Easter eggs in our outside area. Miss Standing had hidden one small one and one big one for each of us. We had to find the ones with our names on to put in our baskets.

 

 

 

I would again like to thank everybody (children and adults) for their continued hard work and support this term. I hope you all have a lovely Easter break and that you end up eating lots of chocolate (I know I will do)! See you in a few weeks.

 

Love from

Miss Standing x

We finished our P.E lessons this term by playing some team games! We incorporated all the skills we had been practising and competed for house points. In the end blue and yellow team won the pair games and green group won the group game at the end!
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We have carried on looking at dinosaurs this week and we have been learning about the different things they eat. We started by looking at the dinosaurs and talking about how we could categorise them. We learnt that if a dinosaur had 4 legs and a long neck or defensive spikes it was probably a herbivore which means that it likes to eat plants. We also learnt that if a dinosaur had 2 legs and sharp teeth that it was probably a carnivore which means that it likes to eat meat. However, there were some tricky dinosaurs (like the Iguanodon) who stands on two legs but has defensive spikes on his 'thumbs' and likes to eat plants! As part of our exploration of the dinosaurs and their eating habits Miss Standing made dinosaur poo! One lot of poo had lots of leaves and sticks in it so we think it was probably from a herbivore dinosaur like a diplodocus, and the other one had lots of little bones in it (pasta and rice) so we think it was probably from a carnivore dinosaur like a Pterodactyl. 

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We turned our music lesson into a performance this week as there were so many songs to learn and play along to. We split into our house groups and learnt a song each. Red Robins learnt to play the Wheels on the Bus, green Woodpeckers learnt to play Row Row Row Your Boat, blue Magpies learnt to play Incy Wincy Spider and yellow Goldfinches learnt to play Baa Baa Black Sheep. At the end of the day everybody came together and we each performed the songs we had learnt. Everyone did a fantastic job and hopefully one day we will be able to show you what we have learnt.
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After a week of waiting it was finally time for our dinosaur eggs to hatch. Some of them were a little bit slow though so we had to help them along.
Instead of working on our Talk 4 Writing story (The Three Little Pigs) this week we used the same principle to make our own story maps. We chose our own characters and where they were going to go in our story. We decided we needed something to go wrong in the story, to make it exciting, but we all agreed we needed a happen ending so that it wasn't too sad or scary.
In Maths Makes Sense this week we have been looking and weighing and sharing. What better way to finish this week off, than by making dinosaur footprint biscuits! We followed the instructions to make the biscuits and then used a T-Rex to make an imprint with the dinosaurs foot which we filled with a boiled sweet!
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Unfortunately this week had a sad ending for Pippin Class, especially for Tristan. Friday was our beloved Mrs Worthington's last day with us. She has done so much for us and we are really going to miss. Everybody drew her a picture and made her a lovely card and we bought her a picture of her with Miss Standing, Mrs O'Brien and Miss Andrews in their dinosaur pant costumes, and some flowers. She cried so we gave her a big cuddle and we cuddled her so hard she fell over! She also bought us some lovely games to play with. We filled our class reward jar this week so we decided to have a party to celebrate and also to say goodbye to Mrs Worthington. 
Our P.E lesson this week was all about balancing and coordination. We carried on practising our ball skills with catching and throwing activities but primarily focused on balancing in a variety of ways. We started by playing our colours warm up game but this time when Miss Standing said a colour we had to do a certain balance instead of a type of movement. We then moved on to trying to walk along a masking tape line and then moving in a variety of ways along the benches. Some children managed to go on their tiptoes and some children even managed to go backwards!
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This term we have been looking at 'The Three Little Pigs' story. We have made our story map to help us retell the story and this week we decided to change the story with our own characters. 
On Tuesday we had lots of fun with our Beebot friends who came to visit. We had races and made obstacle courses for children to programme the Beebots to navigate around. Mrs Worthington and Logan had particular fun setting up a course for the Beebots that took up all of the floor in our classroom!
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We have carried on our dinosaur theme this week by making our very own dinosaur eggs. We used 1/2 a cup of soil, 1/2 a cup of sand, 1/2 a cup of flour, 1/4 of a cup of salt and 1/4 of a cup of water. We mixed them together with our hands (it got very messy but we loved it) and then moulded the mixture around a baby dinosaur. After we had made the eggs we wrote our own set of instructions for making the eggs so that everyone else will be able to join in with the fun! However, we have a bit of a problem because we put the children's names on the dinosaur and not the outside of the egg so we don't know who's dinosaurs is who's! What will we do?

 

 

This week we started off with another P.E lesson. This week we were looking at rolling, throwing and catching. We did our moving warm up and then we moved onto rolling the ball around the circle and to different people. We then practised our throwing and catching in pairs and groups. We finished off with a team throwing and catching game! 
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With all the snow last week we postponed World Book Day to this Tuesday. Despite the moving around we had a fantastic day! We started by going into the hall with the rest of the school and we watched all of the teachers do a catwalk through the hall. Miss Standing, Mrs O'Brien, Mrs Worthington and Miss Andrews all dressed up as the dinosaurs from 'Dinosaurs Love Underpants' book! Each class then took it in turns to do a catwalk and have our picture taken. We carried on with the book theme throughout the day by writing book reviews about our favourite dinosaur books for our new reading display. 
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We finished this week by making Mother's Day Cards. Lets all have a lovely weekend and Mother's Day celebrating how much our lovely mummies do for us!

This week has been a bit topsy turvy but we did manage to get a lovely P.E lesson in on Monday before all the snow hit! We experimented with lots of different ways of moving and played team games!
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We started this week by celebrating Chinese New Year. We started our day by colouring in a beautiful Chinese dragon and then we learnt about the different zodiac animals the Chinese emperor used to mark the years. We used our phonics to try and write some of them and decided that the word 'dragon' was the hardest because it was really long. We then ate noodles with chopsticks and tried vegetable spring rolls and prawn crackers! We also had fortune cookies and the adults helped to read our fortunes. After snack we learnt about the order of the animals and cut out pictures of them to stick in the write order. We learnt how to use ordinal numbers so that we could retell the story. Through retelling the story we learnt what year we were all born in. Most of us were born in the year of the snake, but some of us were born in the year of the dragon, and Miss Standing was born in the year of the dog! During child initiated (play) time we practised writing Chinese numbers in rice and writing the animals in Chinese too. 
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We also did some pieces of writing about the year we were born and we drew our animals. In the afternoon we did lots of art work. We made Chinese lanterns with Miss Standing, Chinese concertina dragons with Mrs O'Brien, learnt to write 'dog' in Chinese with Mrs Worthington and learnt to draw a dog with Miss Andrews! At the end of the day Miss Standing made a display with all our work on for everyone to see. 
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This week we have been looking at ordering numbers in Maths. We have been playing lots of number games and Miss Standing has been trying to trick us by stealing numbers from the number line and juggling all the numbers around so we had to work out where they went. 
This week we were really lucky and we had two music lessons! Miss Standing was excited because we had new glockenspiels to try with our new music scheme. We were able to play along with 'Old MacDonald' and 'The Wheels on the Bus' and when we performed to Mrs Booker we were so good that she cried! We learnt notes 'G' and 'C' and that the stick that we play with is called a beater.
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This term our topic is 'Stomp Stomp Roar' and we are learning all about dinosaurs! Miss Standing and Mrs O'Brien built us a dinosaur den for our role play corner. 
To finish our week we looked at dinosaur skeletons and we made our skeletons using cotton buds and black paper. Some of us made T'Rex skeletons and some of us made Diplodocus skeletons.
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Mrs O'Brien made a giant skeleton and he tried to eat the letters on our board!
Term 3 statements and topic map

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It was Safer Internet Day (SID) this week and the children carried out an activity alongside an SID PowerPoint story. We talked about the different things we do on the internet and I was impressed with how much they knew. We also talked about how to be safe on the internet and I would hope that all the children would now feel comfortable enough to tell any adult if they saw something on the internet that they didn't like or want. As part of the SID PowerPoint we took part in a similar competition to the little monsters in the story. They drew pictures of their favourite part/s of school, as did we, and then we all took a vote on which picture we liked best. The children were very respectful of each others art work and we discussed the need for thinking about how we speak and the impact our words can have on others. At the end of the SID PowerPoint the teacher rewarded everybody with jelly worms! As Owen was our competition winner, he got 2 worms instead of 1!
To finish off our topic this term we had an alien visitor to do some lovely drama with us. She came all the way from another planet just to play with us. She took us all on an adventure and we helped defeat the Evil Commander who was really grumpy! We used our earthling super power of smiles to win him round and he even changed his name to the Kind Commander!
Considering how short this week was we have managed to cram a lot in. All the children have worked so hard all term and made amazing progress. I am so very proud of them all and the mature children they are becoming. Over the last few days they have shown their maturity by carrying out a variety of tasks to allow me to see where they are at the end of term. They haven't grumbled or moaned and they have taken everything in their stride. They deserve a well earned break, so have a lovely half term! Love Miss Standing x
I was extremely lucky this week to have a lovely surprise from Pippin Class children and adults! As I graduated from university on Friday the class brought me some flowers and a chocolate cake (which we really enjoyed for Monday snack time)! They also made me a lovely book of drawings which did make me tear up a little. Thank you everyone! Love Miss Standing x
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This week in Maths we have been learning all about patterns. The children have been using a variety of manipulatives to make patterns throughout the week and we used what they made to update our Maths working wall. 
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We carried on working on our Talk 4 Writing book this week and we all decided that our story maps were too long, so we simplified it! The children then experimented with the innovation stage of the process and adapted the story to make it their own. They decided on their own characters and what they were going to catch. Pollyanna even got to take hers to read to Mr Harrison! He was so impressed she got a badge!
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We also had a go at creating our own stories just from picture prompts this week. The children worked in their house groups and had a picture each to incorporate into a story. They worked well together and listened and responded to the ideas of others. 
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We finished off this week by putting our junk modelling skills to the test and built our very own rockets! 

Term 3 - Week 3

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This week we have started to story map our new Talk 4 Writing story, 'How to Catch a Star' by Oliver Jeffers. We mapped the first part of the story together as a class and the children helped to simplify the story so that we could retell it together. We learnt some new symbols to help us as well, for example the clock means 'once upon a time' and the finish flag means 'finally'. 
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As the children were so good at mapping it together, Miss Standing thought they should have a go doing the second part in their books. Miss Standing modelled it on the board and the children  helped her think of the pictures to draw. She drew them on the board and then they drew them in our books. We learnt another new symbol as well, the exclamation mark means 'suddenly'. 
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We have also started something new this term. We have now got class jobs to do at the end of the day. The children chose which jobs they wanted and they chose their partners. 
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This week we have been investigating hot air balloons with the book 'The Great Balloon Hullabaloo'. We made the tops with pva glue/water and tissue paper on a balloon and then made the baskets from yoghurt pots! 
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In our hot air balloon book this week the characters go on a shopping trip to lots of different planets. We looked at all the planets and talked about what they were like. The children then designed their own planets and wrote sentences to describe them.

Term 3 - Week 2

We ended last week and started this week by making our own space ships. We painted two paper bowls, stapled them together and decorated them. We then drew an alien to go in the plastic cup pod and our space ships are now flying proudly across the classroom!
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Throughout this term we will be thinking about how we can get to Zog in space. We had a circle time and talked about the fact that whatever we used to travel to space needed to fly. We made a mind map of all of our ideas and then talked about how realistic these ideas were. As you can see we have crossed some off, for example we didn't think we would be able to fly on a bee and get all the way to space! The children then voted and decided which would be the best method of travel!
We also started our new Talk 4 Writing book this week: 'How to Catch a Star' by Oliver Jeffers. We came in from playtime on Thursday and there was the outline of a star stuck to the board with an envelope which said clue 1. We then had to follow different clues around the classroom to find the different bits of the star. We ended up in the hall and the last bit of the star was pinned to the bottom of the climbing apparatus! It said that we weren't allowed to keep the star but if we were brave enough we could climb to get our own star. Everybody did a fantastic job and got their own stars. We carefully took them back to the classroom and decorated them with anything yellow that we could find. The stars have then been added to our class display in the corridor. 
This week we have looked at kites to see whether they will help us get to space. We made our own kite pictures using tissue paper and laminating pouches. Next week we will add the string and ribbon so that they can fly across our windows. Some of the children were even able to make a repeating pattern with their tissue paper. 
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We ended this week by re evaluating our class rules. We had a circle time and the children talked about all the things that we need to do to have a happy Pippin class. The children came up with all the ideas themselves and then everybody signed their names and finger prints on the page to show that we all agree to them.

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This week we had a surprise delivery in our classroom. We came in on Tuesday morning and the whole classroom was a complete mess...we had no idea what had happened! All we could see was this funny silver thing in the corner...
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Of course we had to investigate! The children hunted around the classroom to see if they could find clues about what had happened...and they found a letter!
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It turned out that an alien, named Zog had crashed into our classroom. He had lost his teddy and moon rock so we needed to find them for him. Once we had found him the class thought it would be a good idea to write back so we gathered around and wrote him a letter. 
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Zog wrote back again and was a little worried about how we would survive if we came to visit so we did a bit of thinking and managed to write back to him. Hopefully he will write back again...
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Also this week we designed some underpants for our alien friend Zog, because of course it is a well known fact that aliens love underpants! the children designed some amazing pants and wrote sentences using descriptive language to describe their designs. We are really hoping no aliens come and steal them...
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A little Christmas message from Miss Standing...

 

This term you have all worked super hard and produced some amazing work. Our classroom looked absolutely fabulous by the end of term and I am so proud of you all. Thank you for such a lovely term (I am very sorry I missed the last 2 days) and have a lovely Christmas with your families.

 

See you in January! Love from Miss Standing x

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This week started with school Christmas dinner and everyone wearing their Christmas jumpers! We had a fantastic time sitting together in the hall with our friends and our adults. Everyone looked very smart in their Christmas hats and enjoyed pulling their crackers with their friends. 
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We did more Christmas crafts this week and made snow globes with plastic plates and Miss Standing stuck a picture of us inside so we look trapped!
We have been doing lots of rehearsals for our Christmas play so we have been very busy but we have been doing lots of Christmas crafts to keep us going. We have decorated pine cones and turned them into Christmas trees, we have made wool wreaths out of paper plates and we also made paper chains to go up in our classroom!
This week also involved a surprise Christmas party! We couldn't let all the hard work go unnoticed so the adults pulled out all the stops to make sure the children had a lovely afternoon. Mrs O'Brien took the children onto the playground and Miss Standing set up the classroom. We had crackers, party hats and party food. We then made our own cinema and had popcorn and watched a Christmas film.
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We had the school Christmas disco on Thursday and the children all looked fantastic. There were lots of giggles and lots of dancing and two children (Riley-Ray and Lottie) won the raffle prize of a biscuit selection. Mrs Booker did a fantastic job of arranging and running the disco and she gave all the children a candy cane as they left.

Term 2 - Week 6

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Christmas in Pippin Class with our advent stockings. 
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This week we have started our Christmas preparations in Pippin Class. We have been writing letters to Santa and drawing him pictures.
We have also had a pizza delivery service running in our outside area. We attached some baskets to our bikes and the children took it in turns to deliver the pizza, take orders on the clipboards and make the pizza in the mud kitchen.
On Monday we received a surprise from Miss Hopkins. She had arranged for us to go and see a show at the Gulbenkien Theatre in Canterbury. We got to go on the school minibus for the first time and we got very wet on the walk from the car park to the theatre. Everyone was on their best behaviour and we had lots of fun being out and about!
This week we have spent a lot of time looking at descriptive language as it is something that we have been finding tricky! On Monday we played a game where one person was blindfolded and the other one had an object that they had to describe for the blindfolded person to guess. The children did amazingly well and the language improved throughout the lesson. The other children in the circle stayed deadly quiet throughout the explanations and didn't give it away once!
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To continue our Gruffalo theme and use of descriptive language we created our own pretend characters. At first the children found it hard to understand that they could draw anything they wanted but once they got into it they came up with some amazing creatures. We shared our designs with the rest of the class, and labelled our pictures and then came the best bit...junk modelling!! The children were given a selection of 'junk'/recycling and they created their own homes for their creatures. 
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This week we have started to map out the story of Elmer. We talked about the beginning of the story and what happened. There are a lot of words in Elmer so we worked together and Miss Standing read the words and we told her what to draw. She helped us to make the words easier for us to remember. We then worked with our story maps and told the adults what each picture meant so that they could write out the story.
This week we have been looking at The Gruffalo book. We did a food tasting with the foods from the book. We tried owl ice cream (vanilla), Gruffalo crumble (rhubarb), roasted fox (sweet potato fries) and scrambled snake (macaroni cheese). We talked about which foods we liked and didn't like and used lots of adjectives to describe them.
We also made the different animals from the book in our house groups. 
This week we decided to turn our outside area into a circus. We had hoops and stilts and the children learnt to play skittles!
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Our theme this week was owls and we had a relaxing afternoon listening to and talking about the book 'The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark'. We lay down on the floor in our classroom and turned all the lights off and listened to the story. We then talked about how the owl was feeling and the children made faces to show different emotions.
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To show off all the amazing work we have been doing, we gave our classroom a little re vamp!

- We have been looking at Elmer and we used this to explore how colours change. We painted two primary colours on our hands and then rubbed them together to see what colour it made. When they were dry we made them into elephants by giving them ears, eyes and tails!

- We also decorated our reading area with autumn leaves and sun catchers.

- To carry on our owls theme we made owls with cotton balls to go on our corridor display. The very talented Mrs O'Brien made a tree on our classroom door with lovely long branches for our owls to sit on.

- The police corner is gone and has been replaced by a Gruffalo cave! The children have access to the book, masks of the characters and costumes to help them extend their role play. 

Term 2 - Week 2

Term 2 - Week 2 1 "This is where I keep my cups"
Term 2 - Week 2 2 "This is where I do my maths"
Term 2 - Week 2 3 "Get ready to get some more"
Term 2 - Week 2 4 "Look at the maths table and count"
Term 2 - Week 2 5 "How much is there here?"
This week we have started the second block of our Maths Makes Sense work and the children have been learning some new language (see captions). We have been moving our cups from our resources table to our maths table so that we can count how many we have all together.
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This week we have been looking at witches and potions. The children have been continuing their learning in their outside area and making lots of potions!!
This week our theme has been Halloween and Fireworks. At the beginning of this week we had a mystery delivery at lunchtime and a letter from Mr and Mrs Halloween! They said they had found some boxes but they were too scared to find out what was in them so they asked for our help. Pippin Class were very brave and they put their hands in the boxes and helped to work out what was in them. They found lots of scary things like brains (spaghetti), eyeballs (peeled grapes), monster ears (dried apricots), monster teeth (unpopped popcorn), witches tongues (sliced banana) and witches fingers (carrot sticks)!!
To carry on our theme we did some investigating with a white ghost balloon, vinegar and baking soda. We put the vinegar in the bottom of a bottle and poured the baking soda into the balloon. When we were ready we put the balloon over the top of the bottle and tipped the baking soda into the vinegar. The mixture fizzed and bubbled and the gas blew up the balloon so we could the ghost face. 
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This term we will be looking at the book Elmer in our Talk4Writing sessions. Unfortunately Elmer had never been read in Pippin Class before so Elmer had lost his colours. We needed to help him and we started this by going on an elephant hunt. We followed elephant footprints to find squares of coloured tissue paper and we helped to put Elmer back together. 
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When we were looking at fireworks we did another investigation looking at making predictions. We had full fat milk, red food colouring and washing up liquid. We had a thin layer of milk in a dish and Miss Standing put a drop of food colouring in. When we dipped our cotton buds in washing up liquid and put them in the food colouring the colour darted away from the cotton bud and it looked like fireworks!

To round off our fun filled week of Halloween and Fireworks, we made rockets to go on our new display board. We also made a bonfire and glitter firework displays. More pictures to follow...

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This week we have finished learning the Little Red Hen story (finally). The children have worked really hard this term and now know the story so well that they can use the class story maps to tell the story.  If you ask them they may even show you!
Although the weather has turned colder we have been lucky that it has stayed dry because there have been lots of exciting activities in our outside area for us to play with. 
As our parents were coming in this week we decided to make biscuits. We talked about all the health and safety behind baking and made sure we got rid of all of the germs before we started! We then followed a set of instructions and made the biscuit mix ourselves. Miss Standing put them in the oven and the next day we decorated them and made them into faces for when our families came to visit our classroom.
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Last but not least, everybody's favourite part of the week...our treat afternoon! We have worked really hard over the last term and we managed to fill our quiet critter jar (class reward system). Miss Standing bought hot chocolate, squirty cream, marshmallows and biscuits and we had our drinks and then had a disco!

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This week in our Maths we have been practicing our counting. We have done lots of work with pennies, both inside and outside and we have been counting objects onto number cards. In our child initiated time we practised our number recognition by giving the hungry caterpillar a body with a green finger print to match the number!
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In our outside area we have been doing lots of building with the different bricks. Lexi and Owen did a fantastic job of building a tower that was even taller than them! We also rearranged our trim trail this week. Nancy and Millie saw some children being silly with the round gap so they decided to make a wall in front of it to make it safe and stop people going through it!
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This week we have been talking about our families. We have had a circle time about who is in our family and we turned this information into family trees. Some of the children were able to apply their phonics knowledge to help them label the pictures they had drawn. 
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We finished off the week by painting some family pictures. We were especially thinking about the colours we were choosing to use so that we didn't have any purple people with green hair!

Term 1 - Week 5

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This week it has turned cold so we have spent some time exploring the toys and resources inside our classroom. We have been pretending to be real life superheroes in the Police role play corner, acting out the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears with the dolls house and building in lots of different ways. We have also found out that everybody loves play doh!
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In Pippin class we love to take our learning outdoors and in Maths this week we have been looking at positional language. We have been practicing following positional instructions using our trim trail. Some children have even been using the language in their play which is fantastic!
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We have finished off our week with some autumnal artwork. The children collected the leaves themselves and chose the colours for the handprints to decorate the hedgehogs.

Term 1 - Week 4

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This week it has definitely turned autumnal in our outdoor area and Logan has been chief conker collector!
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This week we have been looking at healthy eating and we finished by making our faces out of vegetables. The children were able to choose from a variety of fruit and vegetables (carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, grapes and peppers) and they then laid them out on the wrap with either cream cheese or butter. Then came the best bit...we got to eat them!
This week ended with Miss Standing's birthday and we celebrated with chocolate cake!

Term 1 - Week 3

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We survived our first full week of school this week and we had lots of fun. We have been learning all about Supertato and his super veggie friends and we explored different vegetables. We got a chance to touch and smell each of the vegetables and we sorted them into different colour categories. We also had a chance to design and make our own superhero masks because in Pippin Class we are all SUPERHEROES!

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This week we have spent lots of time getting to know each other. We met Bruno bear who helps us with taking turns during circle times and we enjoyed lots of time playing out in the sun. We also discovered we had lots of fun dressing up costumes to try on!

Pippin Bear

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Meet Pippin bear! He is our very own class bear and each week one lucky child will be able to take him home for the weekend. He comes with his own bed, blanket, cuddly toy and an adventure book! He loves to be taken on adventures and Miss Standing and Mrs O'Brien would love to see what Pippin bear has been up to in the adventure book. I hope you all have lots of fun with Pippin bear and we look forward to seeing all of the adventures you and Pippin bear share.