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What a brilliant afternoon we had with water for our class treat. Even Mrs Searle and Mrs Burden got wet!  

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In Outdoor Explorers we made ice boats. We had to fill a container with things we found on the ground, added some water and made a flag. Then we put them in freezer overnight. Today we saw how they had frozen and then floated them in some water until they melted. It was fascinating! 
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We are enjoying our new topic of the Seaside. We have been building rescue boats so we can care for sick sea creatures, making lots of new creatures and chasing bubbles.

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Today we all went to the church. We were learning about special places so we looked at all the things that make the church a special place. 
What a wonderful day we had at Marwell Zoo. See the News and Events page for more pictures.
Making noises like Rainforest monkey!

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I wonder what we have learnt in Worship time this morning?

Ask your child if they can remember why we had a balloon in our classroom. 

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Our theme this week in Discovery Time is the zoo! We are getting ready for our trip to the zoo on Friday. Can you see what we have been learning? 
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Look at us dancing to some African jungle music! 

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Well done Rabbits, you all did brilliantly at sports day. What a great afternoon!
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In Outdoor Explorers this week we were playing colour bingo. We had to find natural things in the environment which matched the colours on our sheets and take photos of then on the iPads when we found them.
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Trying new things in Rabbit Class

 

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Picture 3 All aboard the Jungle train, with real tickets.
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Picture 5 Tasting fruit from the story Handas Surprise
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We have started our new topic about the Jungle and Rainforest. Can you see what we have been doing?
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Letting the butterflies go!

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Today we let our butterflies go. Some of us were very sad!

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Sunday

The butterflies are very busy this morning. 

Watch the video to see what they are up to.

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It’s all happening this morning. Now there are 4. Can you spot them in this picture?
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Now there are 3! 
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Butterfly stretching his wings

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EXCITING NEWS!

While we were at the farm this afternoon a butterfly came out!

I quickly followed the instructions and gave it some food for when it’s wings have fully formed and it’s ready to fly.

Can you see it in the last 2 pictures? 

Picture 1 200ml of water
Picture 2 2 teaspoons of sugar
Picture 3 Some oranges and apples.
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Update 4

Still no butterflies yet!

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No change. Yesterday I bought some oranges and apples ready for when the butterflies come out.

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Update 2

This morning  I carefully took the lid off the caterpillar pot and placed the caterpillars in their new home ready for when they turn into butterflies. One of the caterpillars moved around quite a lot, watch the video below to see it moving.

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Caterpillar update

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All 5 caterpillars are now in their cocoons. On Sunday I will put them into the new home and then wait for them to turn into butterflies.

We just love playing with water!

This morning in Discovery Time we have been building bridges over rivers, boats for minibeasts to float in and even a minibeast splash park! We are working really well as a team.

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This week as part of our religious education we have been learning about special clothes. We talked about the special clothes we have and when we wear them. Mrs Burden showed us her wedding dress.
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Today we have been drawing ourselves. We looked carefully in a mirror to make sure our drawing looked just like us. Then we used crayons to colour in our pictures.

Playing on the field

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We are having such a busy week and it’s only Tuesday!

In outdoor explorers we made our own minibeasts using clay and natural materials. We are very good at designing and making things!

In Maths this week we are learning about sharing and halving. Some of us have cut Jaffa cakes in half and eaten them! We will all get to do this by the end of the week.

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We did an amazing class assembly for our families on Friday morning. Well done Rabbits!

 

 

Having fun with our mums!
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We are all very excited about our new topic Minibeasts. We having been hunting for minibeasts this week and making minibeast homes. 

 

In Maths we have learnt about patterns.

 

We have also realised how exciting it is to draw and write with our friends! Well done Rabbits.

 

Huge apologises to Year R parents for planning a class assembly for Tuesday 8th May and not informing any actual parents! 

 

This is is our mistake and we always own up when we make mistakes because it’s something we teach the children to do!

 

So we are inviting parents to come and join us on Friday 11th May at 9 o’clock where the children will share their learning with you. Hopefully this new date will give you all enough time to make plans to come. 

 

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

 

Mrs Hodgkinson 

 

 

In Outdoor Explorers this week we were making magic potions. We collected natural objects and then added some water. We enjoyed mixing them together to make our potions! 
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We love having bread and Jam as a snack as well as fruit!
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We have had lots of fun in discovery time this week making our own pretend cement with flour water and sand. 

We have also been writing to the 3 little pigs and suggesting ways to keep fit.

Some of us loved the heavy rain this afternoon!

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Homework for this half term! Paper copies will be in book bags tomorrow. Have fun!

 

Rabbits having been working hard to build the 3 little pigs new houses. We have even been doing some writing!
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Rabbits had a wonderful time looking at all the fabulous projects in Squirrels and Owls class. The children really enjoyed having a close look at them all. Great work everyone! The homework projects are a real hit!

School Project Exhibition

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Wow, Rabbits your home projects are fantastic. All the gardens look absolutely amazing. We had so many different gardens. It was great fun looking at them all and talking to each other about them. We will show them to Owls and Squirrels on Wednesday. Congratulations to all who took part. Mrs Searle and I are extremely proud of you all! indecision
We talked about the importance of keeping fit and healthy and why we need to exercise. As it was Sports Relief day on Friday the children were challenged to run round the perimeter of the playground at least 6 times. We all completed the challenge but some children were really worn out by the end! Well done, Rabbits your hearts were beating really fast by the end of the challenge.

Run, Rabbits, Run!

Measuring in Maths

Measuring in Maths 1 Getting taller!
Measuring in Maths 2 19 and 2 more small ones is 21.
Measuring in Maths 3 It's not quite full yet.
Measuring in Maths 4 Magic potions.
Measuring in Maths 5 A few drops of...Great fine motor skills.
Measuring in Maths 6 My pot is nearly full, I just need some glitter

Easter egg competition

Easter egg competition 1 Look at all the fabulous eggs.
Easter egg competition 2 Which one is your winner?
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Easter egg competition 4 The winners.

It's snowing!!!

What's been happening outside this week?

The children decided that the train area needed fixing and set to work in the rain. When the sun came out the children thought that the little house and contents needed a spring clean so we got a big bucket of bubbly water some brushes and they scrubbed it clean! Well it's a little cleaner because after that they decided to paint the house using water and chalk and then cleaned that off too!

I think they liked spring cleaning! Great physical development activities in action.

Rain or shine the work needs doing!

Well done, Rabbits. Look at all the eggs you filled!

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Shiny Easter Eggs

Shiny Easter Eggs 1 Well done, Rabbits! 3 shiny eggs so far!

What's inside the drama bag?

What's inside the drama bag? 1 The giant left his teaspoon!
What's inside the drama bag? 2 It was huge!
What's inside the drama bag? 3 The giant's big glasses looked funny on.
What's inside the drama bag? 4 How do I look?
What's inside the drama bag? 5 I can see you!
What's inside the drama bag? 6 This ring is so big.
What's inside the drama bag? 7 I think he left his castle keys behind.
What's inside the drama bag? 8 What we found in the drama bag
What's inside the drama bag? 9 Now what shall I write?
What's inside the drama bag? 10 I am drawing a castle in the sky.
What's inside the drama bag? 11 Busy putting ideas onto paper.

Painting the train!

Painting the train! 1 We used special bubble paint to paint the train,
Painting the train! 2 It was hard work
Painting the train! 3 We worked as a team.
Painting the train! 4 We stopped to check our work!

We made yummy cheese scones.

Spring 2 Minature garden project

World Book Day Dress

World Book Day Dress  1 Let's start with some super heroes!
World Book Day Dress  2 Followed by some beautiful girls!
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World Book Day Dress  8 The tiger who came to tea!
World Book Day Dress  9 Why hello Mrs Fantastic Fox!
World Book Day Dress  10 Lots of spots!
Rabbits have had a very busy week. Take a look at some of the lovely things we have been doing.

Exploring the I-pads.

Blooming lovely!

Blooming lovely! 1 Taking a closer look at our daffodils.
Blooming lovely! 2 We used chalks to make our observational drawings.
Blooming lovely! 3 Look at my amazing flower head!
Blooming lovely! 4 Discussing what colours to use.

How to make your own see-saw and slide!

Word building in phonics

The RNLI visit Rabbits' Class

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The RNLI visit Rabbits' Class 2 Holding the flag!
The RNLI visit Rabbits' Class 3 I am ready to go!
The RNLI visit Rabbits' Class 4 We had great fun trying on the helmet.
The RNLI visit Rabbits' Class 5 We tried on the safety equipment.
The RNLI visit Rabbits' Class 6 The RNLI do an important job.
The RNLI visit Rabbits' Class 7 This is great fun!
 Thank you to Mrs Hodgkinson for giving everyone a golden ticket. We had a much better chance of winning and we did! Mollie in our class won the prize!!  

How will we get there? Another fantastic project! Super project work Year R. I think you all deserve a Golden Ticket. Who will be the first person to notice this message and let the rest of the class know? From Mrs Hodgkinson

Bounce for Books!

You may have noticed that we had the builders in this week to extend the Rabbit outdoor learning area. It was all very exciting and the children went outside to be builders. We had sand, sorry cement! as I was told, all over the place as they were building walls and digging holes. 

Also don't forget to bring in project number 2 on Wednesday 31st January. I can't wait to see them!

How do you make your fish move move without touching it and how do you keep a feather in the air? 

With wind power! A lot of huff and puff and a lot of fun too! The children have been thinking about wind as force.

 

Wind power in action

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We watched a video clip of a hot air balloon. The clip was from inside the basket looking down to the land. The children were able to experience being in a hot air balloon from the safety of the ground. It was very high!! 

The children then watched a story about Kipper and Arnold who go on different imaginary adventures using balloons.

The children were amazing and came up with some fantastic places to visit including dinosaur land, the moon, flower land and my favourite marshmallow land with chocolate flowers!!

Where are you going in your hot air balloon?

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We have been ordering elephants to 20 and finding the missing elephant. We have ordered the numicon to 10 and then looked at different ways of making 4 and 5 using the numicon. We have also used the double sided counters to make 4 and 5 in different ways. 

We have also been looking at shape and talked about different 2D and 3D shapes. What a busy week!

Making a Ninja Turtle reading den.

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We worked as a team to make a big red bus in our role play area. Billy the bus driver is taking us to Disneyland then onto Dinosaur World. We are going to have a great time. I wonder what we will travel in next time?

How will we get there?

Welly Wednesday!

Welly Wednesday! 1 We're going on a scavenger hunt!
Welly Wednesday! 2 I found a daisy!
Welly Wednesday! 3 I wonder what's hiding in here!
Welly Wednesday! 4 Now let me see what's in my bag.
Welly Wednesday! 5 This is so exciting!
Welly Wednesday! 6 we have found ten things!
Welly Wednesday! 7 Discussing their treasure.
Welly Wednesday! 8 This is really bobbly.
Welly Wednesday! 9 It looks like a hedgehog and it's very prickly.
Welly Wednesday! 10 We talked about the amazing things we found.
Welly Wednesday! 11 The children chatted about their find.

Happy New Year to you all!

 

A paper copy will be handed out on Monday but here is a sneak preview of the Spring homework project. After the amazing Autumn projects I can't wait to see the Spring projects. We will be inviting you along to have a look at them so watch this space!

Rabbits have made a brilliant start to 2018 as you can see  by looking at our bucket display. We use the buckets to help us learn and grow both academically and socially.

 

Rabbits have worked hard on their listening and concentrations skills. Everyone starts in the good green bucket but with hard work and effort they can fill their buckets and move up into silver then gold. 

I am very proud of all the Rabbits! A special mention to James who has managed to get himself onto the golden handle, a very prestigious place!

Filling our buckets!

Catherington Christmas meal.

Catherington Christmas meal. 1 All dressed and ready for our Christmas meal!
Catherington Christmas meal. 2 Yum, yum.
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Catherington Christmas meal. 8 Loving the crackers and hats.
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Catherington Christmas meal. 11 I won!!!

Big Bear's Christmas Party!

The children had a fantastic Christmas shopping afternoon thanks to the lovely parent helpers and CISA. It was a very well organised event and the children loved every minute. They came back from the hall with big smiles and bags full of wrapped presents. They also had a fun craft afternoon making baubles and angels.
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Early Years Maths Workshop December 2017

Reading and Writing Workshop - December 2017

A Wriggly Nativity!

Active Rabbits!

Active Rabbits! 1 Mastering the pole.
Active Rabbits! 2 Wibbly wobbly!
Active Rabbits! 3 Charge!
Active Rabbits! 4 Follow my leader!
Active Rabbits! 5 Balancing on the wobbly bridge!
Active Rabbits! 6 Here I come!

We're going on a number hunt!

We're going on a number hunt! 1 We went on a number hunt!
We're going on a number hunt! 2 We found the hidden number tiles.
We're going on a number hunt! 3 Then we had to check we had them all.
We're going on a number hunt! 4 We started with one.
We're going on a number hunt! 5 Then ordered the rest
We're going on a number hunt! 6 We finally ordered all 30 number tiles!

Healthy Living Week!

Church Remembrance Display

Church Remembrance Display 1 We all helped make the church display.
Church Remembrance Display 2 "We made poppies...
Church Remembrance Display 3 ... to remember the soldiers and sailors."

FIreworks!

FIreworks! 1 We are making sparkly fireworks!
FIreworks! 2 I am putting on some stars.
FIreworks! 3 I am making a big firework
FIreworks! 4 My firework is shooting!
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Banana buns, yum, yum!

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Take a look at a few of our amazing Autumn projects! We had a lot of fun doing them and sharing them with our friends.

Having lunch with Mum!

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We have been adding two numbers together to find a total and we made own own number lines.

Letter formation

Letter formation 1 We practised writing letters in the sand.
Letter formation 2 Look at the lovely letter 's'.
Letter formation 3 We had fun on the whiteboard.
Letter formation 4 Look at our circle shapes.
We have been learning about Elmer the elephant. We made ears like Elmer's and used them to go on a listening walk. It was really tricky to keep quiet!

We used our Elmer listening ears!

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Grandparents Week!

 

It was lovely to see so many grandparents this week. Look at the fun we had.

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