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Dragons and Exotic Fruit

posted 15 Jan 2017, 11:19 by Jenny Sparkes   [ updated 19 Jan 2017, 03:32 by Francesca McLoughlin ]
This week there has been a real buzz about writing and new books. The Year Twos have been busy extending their vocabulary for description including some other words that they might use to describe colours. (emerald green, azure, saffron, peach, sapphire) The Year Twos have also been learning to use an apostrophe to show missing letters (contraction) and have done really well at learning this tricky concept. 
The Year Ones have had a lovely time reading a book call Handa's Surprise which is all about a little girl who goes for a walk carrying a basket of exotic fruit on her head and some shenanigans takes place which leaves her fruitless!  The children have explored exotic fruits feeling and tasting them and thinking up words to describe them. They have painted and drawn the fruit as well as thinking up some descriptive sentences. You can see some of their art work in the corridor opposite our classroom door. 
In Forest School the children had a super time following a map around the lovely woods and identifying key features. It was bitter cold so we moved around a lot. There were a few children that got really chilly (particularly their hands and heads) At this time of year it is really important that the children are wholly forest school ready. I really recommend waterproof gloves if possible and a wooly hat as well. 

Next week we are finding out about continents and starting to look at where our food comes from; so lots of looking at Atlases and maps. 

On Friday you should have received this term's Home Learning Tree in the Home Learning Book and spellings as well. (Spellings tested on Thursday as usual).