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Archive for March, 2014

Henri Rousseau

Our class have been looking at the French post-impressionist painter, Henri Rousseau. He is particularly well known for painting jungle scenes. Here is our work after we took inspiration from Mr Rousseau. You can also see this on display in our school outside class JA.

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Daffodil Competition 2014

Eddie and Charlie were able to show their ‘green fingers’ and bring the daffodil bulbs they had planted back in to school this week. They entered their daffodils into the whole school competition. Eddie had presented his in a cleverly decorated pot holder. Well done to both our budding gardeners!  

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Pony Care

During our horse riding lessons, sometimes we are able to learn about general pony care. These photos show Billy and Eddie learning how to adjust stirrup leathers and check the girth of the saddle.

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This Week’s Makaton

We wanted to learn some makaton signs that will be useful in our project on habitats. We have learnt the signs for butterfly and honey. We have also learnt the signs for happy birthday and balloon. Please click on the links below to see demonstration clips. Makaton – Butterfly Makaton – Honey Makaton – Happy […]

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Habitats for Butterflies

A parcel arrived in HG this week…. We opened it to find another type of habitat. This time it was a habitat for caterpillars! After the Easter Holiday, we will be keeping caterpillars in our Butterfly ‘net’ home until they have grown up into butterflies. This will be an exciting project, not only to explore […]

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This Week’s Makaton

As we have been thinking about growing and the countryside, we have learnt the makaton signs for farmer, potato and grow. Please click on the links below to see short demonstration clips. Makaton – farmer Makaton – potato Makaton – grow

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HG Countryside Competition Work

We have been working very hard on our ‘habitat’ and ‘growing’ projects that will become part of our entry to the Countryside Education Competition 2014. One competition is the ‘Linkenholt Adventure Countryside Competition’. For this competition we have to show-off our ‘Green Fingers’ by growing potatoes. We will be recording the potato growth, designing a […]

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Busy Bees in the kitchen

In HG, we have begun to find out all about Bees. In the kitchen today, we used honey as a main ingredient for our baking. We made ‘Honey Biscuits’. Biscuits are usually made with an amount of sugar, but not these biscuits! The Honey was sweet enough. We also added some ‘Ginger Spice’ for extra […]

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World Book Day 2014

On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day. Some of us chose to come to school as a book character. (I was overwhelmed by the sympathy and concern from people I received – must come to school dressed as Mr Bump more often!) We had some fun, completing an ‘I Spy’ book challenge in the library, […]

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Straight Backs please!

In our horse riding lessons, the children have to work really hard on their posture and balance whilst learning to control their horses at the same time! Their efforts are really paying off. We see the benefits of their horse riding lessons in other lessons back at school. Posture and balance is really important for […]

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