After a long winter hibernating, it was lovely to see Henrietta again and even more exciting to read the two books she left for us. She sent us a fiction and a non-fiction book about animals.
Our new topic this term is ‘Amazing Animals’ and we kick-started the week by reading part of the book ‘Who’s in the Shed?’, by Brenda Parkes, and then used our research and detective skills to try and work out which animal might be hiding in the shed. We explored a wide range of non-fiction books, the internet and photographs of animals, to help us to work out which animals it could be, and which it couldn’t be. The animal in the story made roaring and growling sounds, and had brown fur or feathers, so we decided it couldn’t be a mouse or a crocodile! Our detective work led us to a brown bear… and we were right! 
On Monday afternoon we went around our school grounds looking for signs of Spring. We took photographs of what we saw, including bluebells, lots of leaf and flower buds, tadpoles and much more. 
In Maths we have been exploring ways to make ten. We have been using part-whole models to help us with our learning and at Forest School we made patterns using a range of natural resources. 
In Art we have been exploring different ways of changing fabric. We pulled threads out of hessian to create fringes, we used thread to sew, fabric pens and crayons to change and add to patterned and plain fabric, made holes and cut the fabric and then put them together to create our own individual fabric books.
Next week we are going to be changing fabrics in a different way. Read all about it next week!
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