Under The Sea

This week in Nursery we have been learning all about different sea ​creatures and finding out some interesting facts about them.

We have created our own beach in the role play area and we have real sand just like the beach!

We are enjoying investigating with the different shells and discovered that by holding the shell close to your ear you can hear the sea.

The children have enjoyed listening to The Rainbow Fish story and talking about the importance of sharing and being kind to our friends.

We have been counting the scales on the Rainbow Fish and making predictions by suggesting how many jewels are in the treasure boxes and we have been designing our own sea creatures using a range of media and mixing colours to achieve a desired effect.

Take a look at some of our amazing learning.

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​Father’s Day Celebration

We really enjoyed celebrating Father’s Day in the big playground. It was a lovely opportunity for the children to spend time with their families and friends. Please take a look at some of our amazing pictures capturing some special moments of what was a lovely morning spent mark making on the ground, listening to music, parachute games and lots more.

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Making puppets from ‘The Gruffalo’

This term we are reading books by Julia Donaldson. One of our favourite is ‘The Gruffalo’.

We painted , drew and labelled the scary Gruffalo and made some story puppets. We also made the story setting-forest using pant and different collage materials. Inspired by the story, we drew our own imaginary scary creature. It had twelve legs and it is super scary!

After the holidays we also talked about our homework project and showed them to everyone. It was great fun to share our ideas with others!

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What’s the time, Year 2?

In maths, Year 2 has been learning about time. We can name the minute and hour hands, and made our own clock, making sure we put all the numbers in the right places!

Throughout the week we learned how to read the time from a clock and make times on a small clock. We started by reading ‘o’clock’, ‘half past’, ‘quarter past’ and ‘quarter to’ time, and then challenged ourselves by reading the time to five minutes.

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Mr. Gumpy’s Outing

This week in the Nursery we have been listening to the story ‘Mr.Gumpy’s Outing’. ​
The children have really enjoyed finding out about different types of boats and learning their names.
We have been making our own predictions as to how many animals would fit inside the different size boats and learning all about the concept ‘Heavy and Light’ by weighing differerent materials and recording our results.
The children have enjoyed painting their own animals and buidling different forms of transport using the playdough.
In the outdoor area we have been using our imagination to retell the story and used the construction area to build our own boats.
We have worked as a team to create our very own Travel Agents in the role play area where we have been booking our own holidays and making our own passport​s!
Take a look at some of our amazing learning….​

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Lemon party!

Last term olive Class had ‘a lemon party’ as a treat for doing fantastic job and trying very hard.

We all dressed up in yellow, we painted and decorated some lemons, we ate a lemon cake, drunk some lemonade and eat some lemon cupcakes.

We also did some lemon dancing and lemon singing.

At the end of our party, we all ate a piece of lemon and tried to keep our faces straight. Have a look who managed to do it!

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Slime Making in Year 2

To celebrate British Science Week, Year 2 made PVA glue slime. We worked in teams to read the recipe, stir the mixture and knead it into the right consistency.

We really enjoyed getting messy!

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Year 2 Enjoyed the Snow

Year 2 have been enjoying the weather this week! After finishing their English lesson on Tuesday, they enjoyed a well-deserved break in the snow-covered playground – and even managed to throw a few snowballs at Mr Sumner!

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Yoga Comes to Hallfield

This week yoga came to Hallfield!

For the next six weeks, children in Years 2, 3, 5 and 6 will be taking part in half hour yoga sessions every Wednesday, led by Kirsty Raynor from Pop Up Pactice.

Yoga is a great for children, encouraging self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that’s noncompetitive. Physically, it enhances children’s flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness. In addition, it helps to improve children’s concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation.

Thank you to our friends at Thames Teachers, Hannah and Justyn, who have kindly organised and arranged this fantastic opportunity for our children.​

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Year 2 Gymnastics Stars

Children in Year 2 are learning to be amazing gymnasts! They have been practicing and perfecting the most important gymnastics positions. These children are modeling some of the positions, including the pike, straight, star, arch, dish, a front support and back support.

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How many can you do?