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Bishopsteignton Primary School

Cockhaven Close, Bishopsteignton, Devon TQ14 9RJ

01626 775 873

  2. Explorers 2019/20

What's been happening in Explorers.



  • We have enjoyed reading autumn stories this week and making pictures using autumnal colours!
  • This week in our maths learning we have been sorting everything! A very important skill!
  • This week in our maths learning we have been matching objects.
  • Being active and learning outside is an important part of learning in Explorers!
  • After our kite making last week the Explorers decided to make paper planes today! They had great fun flying them outside.
  • Well done Explorers for completing your 90 Obstacles challenge! Thank you for all your sponsor money!
  • As part of Science week we spent today choosing the best material to make a kite and then testing to see if it worked!
  • In our outside area, the Explorers were busy helping to sort the rubbish. They were brilliant at naming the different materials of the boxes and containers and thinking about if the materials could be recycled!
  • The Explorers enjoyed using the small world to retell the story of 'Somebody Swallowed Stanley'.
  • The Explorers had loads of fun at our forest school session this afternoon!
  • The Explorers looked fantastic in their costumes today!
  • 'Somebody Swallowed Stanley' is our literacy focus for the next few weeks.
  • This week we are learning to match, name and describe 3d shapes.
  • The Explorers always look forward to sharing a book with their buddy every Wednesday. It's lovely to see the older children reading a story with them , they're even willing to give up most of their playtime to do so! Thank you buddies!
  • This week in phonics we are revising all digraphs and tricky words.
  • We enjoyed celebrating Pancake day today!
  • The Explorers loved making their own cards and writing messages for their loved ones today! Happy Valentine's day!
  • Thank you for bringing your bears to school. We enjoyed meeting them!
  • We enjoyed a day with our bears. Thank you to Phoebe's mum for bringing Daddy bear to school! The Explorers were VERY excited!
  • Today we talked about keeping safe on the internet.
  • Today we used our reading skills to follow the instructions to make porridge.
  • The Explorers had a brilliant visit from the Police this morning!
  • Exploring and learning how to program the beebots was great fun!
  • We enjoyed our first visit to the library.
  • The Explorers loved guessing who the babies were in the photos!
  • Today in phonics some of the Explorers played a physical reading game.
  • Today we made a stir fry. We used knives and peelers to prepare the vegetables, later we used the microwave to cook the noodles.
  • Today we found out about the number 8.
  • We are becoming brilliant readers and writers. We have been learning how to recognise our digraph sounds (two letters holding hands and making one sound) in words and captions.
  • The Explorers we're excited to have Mrs Dunn and her baby Poppy come to visit us today.
  • In our maths meeting today we explored the number 6.
  • Today we started to find out about Chinese New Year.
  • This week we started reading our non fiction text 'My History'.
  • The Explorers were full of excitement when they saw the frost on their way to school.
  • Jack Frost had frozen some toys in ice and the Explorers had to find a way to free them!
  • In phonics we have been learning the phoneme X.
  • This week, one of our funky fingers challenge has been putting our coats on independently!
  • In our maths learning we have been exploring different ways to partition and show numbers to 5.
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear is our new story.
  • The Explorers had a great time at their first Christmas Carousel!
  • Have you seen our amazing jumping santa letters?
  • Our Proud board was very full today!
  • We are enjoying our final week before Christmas.
  • In Explorers, we love to read! Every day we get the opportunity to read and share lots of new books, we even get to 'vote' for our favourite story. This Christmas we have enjoyed our book Advent calendar!
  • The Explorers had a brilliant morning making their Christmas crafts with their adults and performing their Baby Hunt story with songs. Thank you for coming along and joining in the fun!
  • We are enjoying our Santa's workshop role play!
  • This week in our maths learning we have been talking about time. We have been sequencing familiar events, talking about the importance of the order and using our vocabulary of first, then, next and finally to sequence events.
  • Our challenge this week is to dress the tree!
  • Thank you to everyone that joined us for our stay and play.
  • Today, Christine came to talk to us about how we can keep our hands clean.
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