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This term our topic is the Great Fire of London. We have been looking at Samuel Pepys and his diary which tell us all about the Fire. We did some drama in the hall pretending to be Samuel Pepys in 1666. We had to look out of our window and think about what we could hear, see, smell and how we felt. We used our drama to write some amazing diary entries in our topic books.
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This term we have been very lucky as FOBIPS have bought the school a class set of new ipads! We have been using them well to further our learning in lots of ways. Thank you FOBIPS!
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We have been very lucky in 1/2B to have had some excellent people working in our class. Unfortunately 3 of those people are leaving us at the end of the Easter term cool Firstly we would like to say a big thank you to Lucy Mahoney who has been working with us every Thursday for a number of months but now has to move on to complete her course. Secondly we would like to thank Mr Pagett and Miss Garder who have been doing their teacher training with us for a number of weeks. They have helped us to learn and progress and have been excellent teachers! We wish you lots of luck in the future for you both.  

Easter Bonnet Parade

 

On Thursday 26th March we held our annual Infant Easter Bonnet parade. We had to make the bonnets for our home learning and everyone worked really hard to produce some lovely bonnets. Unfortunately this year the weather was not kind to us so we were unable to do our usual route around the village. However we had fun parading around the school including in the junior classrooms! The main stage was in the hall where we had lots of parents there to support us. Thank you to everyone who came! 

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Animal Sounds

 

With Mr Pagett we have been reading the story of The Four Singers. The story uses a lot of sounds to add effect and we have been exploring this. We were given some of the sounds in the story to recreate. We could use our voices or the percussion instruments. We made lots of noise!

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Making a Number Line

 

We have been looking at ordering numbers and placing numbers on a number line. Miss Gardner decided to take it outside and make it BIG! We had to organise ourselves into a big number line from 1 to 27. Then we split into groups and had to order the numbers we had. It was fun to take maths outside! smiley

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Kenya

 

To conclude our topic on Kenya we used all our knowledge of our topic to complete some tasks. With Miss Gardner we had to create a sheet explaining why we would like to go to Kenya and to persuade others to visit. With Mr Pagett we explained what our favourite part of the topic was and why.

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Snow White and the Evil Queen

 

We have been learning all about fairytale stories. One of the stories we looked at was Snow White. In the story the Queen poisons Snow White with a poisoned apple. With Miss Gardner we did some drama to show what happened in this part of the story. We had to think about what the characters would say but also about body language including good and evil characters.

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Moving like Kenyan Animals

 

As part of one of our P.E. sessions with Mr Pagett and Miss Gardner we had to think about how animals move. We thought about them doing different things like sleeping, eating, drinking and travelling. We put it to music and performed for the class.

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Whipsnade Zoo

 

On Friday 27th February we went to Whipsnade Zoo. We have been learning all about Kenya and in our literacy lessons we have been writing non-fiction texts about animals you might find in Kenya. We were lucky to see most of the animals we have been learning about. We were all very well behaved and had lots of fun smiley

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Floating and Sinking

 

We have been looking at items that float and sink. We talked about why some objects float and others don’t. We even discussed why objects made of the same material float and sink. This week we investigated how to make something that floats sink. We had a floating boat and measured how much blu-tack it would take to sink the boat. We then weighed how much blu-tack there was and compared results. We found out that different weights were required for each boat even though they were the same. We talked about why – coming up with some excellent reasons using our scientific knowledge.

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Problem Solving

 

We have been looking at problem solving and how to apply our knowledge to solve problems. We had to sort houses into groups based on their differences - we came up with lots of different ways to sort!

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Fruit Kebabs

 

As part of our topic on Kenya we have been looking at Handa's Surprise. We wrote our own versions of the story. We then made fruit kebabs as this is what the animals stole!

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Fire Safety

 

We had a special visit from a fireman. He came to talk to us about how to be safe when around fire and also all about what to do if there is a fire. We learnt stop, drop and roll and even looked at what the firemen wear to keep safe.

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Help for Heroes

 

During our World War I topic we have been learning about soldiers. We thought about how there were still soldiers fighting today and thought we would like to help. We made Anzac biscuits (which were sent to some soldiers during the war) and sold them to raise money for Help for Heroes. We raised £47 to send to the charity.

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Heritage Motor Museum Trip

 

As part of our topic on World War I we went a trip to the Heritage Motor Museum. We were lucky enough to see a car from World War I and also lots of other cars from throughout the ages. As a special treat we were allowed to go inside a London bus! We had a great time...

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Today we went on a trip to the shop armed with a 10p coin to pay for some sweets. We were set the challenge of buying some sweets but we had to work out the change before we paid for it. We used our fingers and our taking away skills to work out how much change we needed. Stacey in the shop was very impressed with our skills!

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Army Recruitment Day!

 

We have been looking at the start of World War I. We have been learning that men went to sign up to be in the army and we wondered what that was like so we had our own army recruitment day to find out. We had to pass a physical test, measure ourselves and fill out an application form. Luckily everyone performed excellently and we all passed! At the end of the day we had a passing out parade where all the children received certificates to show they had become part of the 1/2B army! J

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Making Jam Tarts!

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A visit from Mr Hicks

 

Today we have been very lucky! We had a special visitor dressed as a World War I soldier. Mr Hicks told us lots about what it would have been like for soldiers in the war: what they ate, how they lived, what they wore and what they used to fight. Some of us were lucky enough to try on the soldiers pack to see how heavy it was! We even got to see the tins which the soldiers received from the Royal Family for Christmas. He also talked to us about the history of Bishops Itchington during the war years. We had lots of fun making up our own questions for him to answer. It was certainly a very special experience for us all! J

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Wesak Celebrations

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Shapes - Sorting 2D and 3D

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Traditional Tales Workshop

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Curriculum Letter Autumn 2014