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aWe have had a lovely week in Kingfishers getting stuck into our Space topic. Four  mum's bravely volunteered to help during our paper mache afternoon, with spectacular results! We are half way through creating our own planets and they already look great! The children have made wonderful solar system pictures using oil pastels and used tin foil and paint to create an alien or astronaut! We are learning about the extraodinary size of our planets and how we get night and day. The children are all very inspired by this fascinating topic!

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Owls have been learning all about compass directions to start off our map work based around our United Kingdom. We learnt that there are 16 named compass directions but focussed on the main 8. We then used the measurement skills we had practised in maths to design our own compass roses. We will be using these next week to learn about some of the different places within the United Kingdom. 

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Robins enjoyed spending an afternoon at Forest School with Year 1s learning to tie knots on Wednesday. They have also begun their new topic ‘Off we go’ travelling to space in a rocket tent in the book corner and climbing aboard a train in the role-play area. During PE this term a gym instructor from School Sports Network will be teaching Robins. This week Miss Ballinger taught us body shapes and how to use them in jumps and turns. She was impressed with how hard the children worked.

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Eagles started their Maths topic of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages by thinking about simplifying and adding fractions. They were supported in this by the use of Smarties on Thursday - it was interesting to find out the variation of numbers of colours from tube to tube.Year 5 in particular were absolute stars with t2017 01 05 14.36.50

Kingfishers have had a very busy week back after the Christmas holidays! We kicked off our Space topic with lots of art to create our planets display. We have been paint blowing, Using shaving foam and using collage materials! Year 2 were very enthusiastic after their first swimming session and Year 1 IMG 3145loved forest school. They all had a go at learning how to tie a clove hitch knot and got thoroughly muddy!IMG 3150

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