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Exploring in Jade Class

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During Science week we explored blow painting, balloon friction and making our own bread and butter.  

We explored the force of our breath when blowing and observed what happens when we mix ingredients together whilst making bread and butter.  

The end product was delicious!


Dory and Spiderman have arrived!

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Children and parents in Jade Class visited Aqua World to purchase their class pets.

They chose the fish they wanted and the accessories needed to ensure their class pets will be well looked after.

Jade Class held a class vote to select the names for their fish. Dory and Spiderman were by far the winning names.

Do pop in and meet the new addition to Jade Class.


A fantastic term in Jade Class!

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We have all been busy this term in Jade Class. 

We have been learning about the different food we eat and events we all celebrate. 

We have looked at what our favourite foods are and what we eat during our celebrations.  We have also talked about different celebrations, such as Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day. 

Watch this space.....

In Spring Term we will be having a new addition to Jade Class, a class pet!

All the staff in Jade Class wish you all a very happy and festive holiday.  See you all in the New Year. 


Exciting start in Jade Class!

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We have settled into Jade Class and are learning new and exciting skills.

We are experiencing new things and learning to make new friends, explore new toys, ride a bike, explore colour and feed our curiosity.  

We have also celebrated Black History, where we looked at the work of the artist Yinka Shonibare. Here are some of our examples:



Learning in Reception

Our trip to the cable cars!

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As part of our 'Transport' topic, Reception went on a really fun and exciting school trip to the Emirates cable cars. We travelled by tube and DLR and saw lots of different types of transport during our journey. We were so proud of how sensibly and responsibly the children behaved during our trip. They were so well behaved that other passengers on the tube commented on their wonderful behaviour!

Here are some of the pictures from our trip: 

We loved being 'Word Detectives'. We used our phonics to try and read all the different signs and words around us on our trip. 

We enjoyed using our new cameras to take pictures of our journey and all the interesting things we saw! 

We really loved looking through the window and describing all of the different things we could see. 

We were so lucky to have such lovely parent helpers supporting us on our trip!

Even though it was raining, it didn't stop us from having lots of fun! 

 After our exciting ride on the cable cars, we were so hungry we stopped over at the 02 Arena to have some delicious, healthy snacks. 

We couldn't end our trip without a class photo! 

Thanks again to all of our lovely parent helpers. We can't wait for our next trip! 


Pirate takeover in Reception!

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This week Reception has been taken over by pirates! Have a look at all the pirate related learning we have been up to:


EYFS Playground Grand Opening!

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Following three weeks of construction, our amazing new playground was opened by children in Reception and Mrs Lewis!

We invited our parents along for a delicious, healthy breakfast. Then we went outside for the ribbon cutting ceremony. We declared the playground open as the ribbons were cut and then had great fun exploring the playground and trying out all the new equipment!

Thank you so much to all the parents who joined us for the celebration! We had a wonderful time and hope you did too!


Playground Progress so Far!

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In Reception, we have been really excited to see the builders working hard on constructing our new playground. Here are some of the pictures we've taken so far:

We can't wait to see what our finished playground looks like! Watch this space for more updates.


Celebrating Black History Month in Reception

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Reception have been learning about the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare. These are some of the artworks we learned about and recreated ourselves in many different ways:

Yinka Shonibare, Medusa Head

We threaded beads onto pipe cleaners to make the snakes. We worked collaboratively and helped our friends because it was quite fiddly!

We had to concentrate quite hard.

We posted the pipe cleaners into the holes in the colanders.


The children had the great idea to curl the pipe cleaners to make them even more snake-like.

Yinka Shonibare, Nelson's Ship in a Bottle

We chose a different form of transport for our bottle and we each wrote what we could see in the bottle. We used the high frequency words we learned this week to help us.

Yinka Shonibare, Royal Academy Wrap

We laid out newspaper together and used our new resources to print onto it.

The children chose to use bright colours in the style of Yinka Shonibare.

We looked carefully at the image of the artwork to make sure we were printing our patterns in a similar area to Yinka Shonibare.

We had a wonderful time learning about this exciting artist and developing our writing and artistic skills this week!


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