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Archive for February, 2013

Yowasi arrives from Kafuro Primary, Uganda!

After a long wait, we were finally able to welcome Yowasi to our class in Liss! We were very excited to meet him. Yowasi showed us some photographs of his school, Kafuro Primary. He told us about his school and the children there. He showed us photographs of the crocodiles, lions, leopards, elephants, ostrich, crane, […]

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This Week’s Makaton

We are continuing with our Wartime theme for learning our Makaton signs. This week’s signs are King, Queen, and Sailor. Please click on the links below to see short demonstration clips. Makaton – King Makaton – Queen Makaton – Sailor

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Our 1940’s shop

In HG, we have been finding out about ‘rationing’ that began during World War II. We have looked at some real ration books that Ella had brought in. We made our own ration books and turned our classroom into a 1940’s shop. We used our ration books to ‘buy’ ingredients to make a sandwich. We […]

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Jumping poles and horse riding

In our horse riding lesson last week, we had a go at riding over trotting poles. We had to put our weight forwards by standing in our stirrups and leaning forwards. It was hard work but great for our muscles! Whilst we are not learning to ‘jump’ just yet, riding over the trotting poles and […]

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Gong Hey Fat Choy

Happy Chinese New Year! This year is the year of the Snake. We found out about Chinese New Year celebrations and traditions. We had a go at copying some Chinese symbols, and made some ‘Snake’ puppets. In the kitchen, we combined Pancake day with Chinese New Year and made Chinese Pancake rolls! We chopped up […]

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Pancake Races

We celebrated Shrove Tuesday with our traditional pancake races. We had some sporting competitors who demonstrated their ‘pancake flipping’ skills to Mr Burford who was race adjudicator. Ella won a prize! Well done to everyone who took part.

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This Week’s Makaton

We have stayed with the World War II theme for our Makaton signs this week. We have learnt the signs for ‘Airman’, ‘Airwoman’ and ‘Soldier’. Please click on the links below to see short demonstration clips; Makaton – Airman Makaton – Airwoman Makaton – Soldier

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MUSIC EVENT – Calling all budding musicians!

Music Making March with ‘Daytrippers’ – Sunday 17th March This event is organised by ‘Creative Space’ and are unique, interactive 75 minute music concerts organised specifically for disabled children and their families. This event is very popular and places are allocated on a first come first serve basis. There is a private concert for Daytrippers […]

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Reading Challenge 2013

Today was the launch of our Reading Challenge. We have been challenged to read 13 or more books between now and the 25th March. We can collect certificates and awards along the way as we work towards our goal of 13 books. In our class we are measuring our progress in the reading challenge, with […]

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Our visit to the March Foundation

On Thursday, we had a lovely day in Dogmersfield with Sharon, Gerry and Mrs Glossop. Gerry had planned an ‘Animal’ themed day for us. We began by saying hello to Mrs Glossop’s dogs. We went on a winter walk of the gardens and played some team games. After our snack, we fed the ducks. Part […]

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