This week Reception Class worked in groups to create their own story maps of the story of The Snail and the Whale, by Julia Donaldson. They used their creativity to change both the problem and the resolution. Some of their new stories included jellyfish and 
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During their second week of learning based around the theme of Spring, Hopscotch enjoyed lots of fun activities designed to develop their Early Years Curriculum knowledge and skills, including placing specified numbers of ‘spots’ on ladybirds, making repeating patterns with different coloured spring flowers (and 
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During Three Little Pigs Week the children loved listening to the story and helping the wolf by huffing and puffing. Staff then used the story to teach the children about first, then and next. The class worked on this by sequencing the story and working 
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  Last week Reception Class continued to base much of their learning around the story of ‘Handa’s Surprise’, by Eileen Browne. The children innovated the story by changing the characters (to themselves) and by choosing different fruits and animals to appear in their story. The 
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Last week Henerietta delivered the fiction book of ‘Handa’s Surprise’, and a non-fiction book about African Animals. After listening to the story the class had time to explore a range of fruits, make fruit rubbings, weigh them and look at them closely using the magnifying 
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Gingerbread Week was very exciting, involving lots of problem solving and exploration of ideas! The children used shape dice to help them create a gingerbread man, by rolling the dice to see which shapes they could use. This really encouraged them to be creative and 
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During Goldilocks Week in Pre-school we all went porridge and bears mad!  In their maths learning the children enjoyed using potato stamps of bear pawprints to make repeating patterns, compared the sizes of bears and used them to make more repeating patterns and played ‘Teddy 
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During Billy Goats Gruff Week, pre-school based their learning around this well-known traditional tale. The children loved the story and were very motivated to practise their maths counting skills by adding the right number of ‘hair’ pegs to trolls, so that the number of hairs 
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In RE last week Reception Class were learning all about their class saint – St Peter. They started by working in groups to complete jigsaws of St Peter and then they went on a treasure hunt around the classroom to find clues about him. Once 
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During ‘Oi Frog’ week in pre-school, there was a key focus on rhyming-a really important part of early phonics understanding, inspired by the rhyming in the book. In their phonics lessons the children worked with staff to rhyme objects with their names. The children loved 
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