The Explorers had a surprise visit from the Fire-Fighters this morning. We were able to sit in the fire engine and squirt the hose! Thank you very much to the crew from Teignmouth Fire Station (and Oliver's dad) for an amazing visit.
Today the Gingerbread Man sent us a package!
Today we have been learning to name and match 3D shapes.
The children had great fun dressing up for Comic Relief. We read jokes throughout the day and made our own red nose masks. Thank you for all your generous donations.
Despite the wind and rain the Explorers enjoyed their outside learning.
The Explorers all looked fantastic in their World Book Day outfits. We had a great day sharing books, talking about our favourite stories and making bookmarks!
Thank you to our kitchen manager, Vikki for helping us to make such delicious pancakes!
We enjoyed our first day back in our outside role play.
Our training session today saw the Explorers putting their physical and reading skills to the test!
The Explorers were excited to receive a visit from two PCSOs today. The children asked them lots of questions and tried on a range of police hats. The highlight was a tour of the Police van with a demonstration of the loud siren!
Last week we completed all the challenges that Evil Pea sent. He promised us that he would release Supertato! We put on our superhero capes and followed the pea clues to find him.
Today we enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year!
The Explorers were very excited to see the snow today. They even chose to write about it 'I can see snoa' (we learnt the new digraph 'oa', as in 'soap', this week!)
Today we had a visit from Christine. We found out about keeping our hands super clean!
Today we were thinking about superhero powers. We wanted to have x-ray vision so we sorted objects into those that we could see through and those we couldn't. We learnt the word 'transparent'! The children enjoyed making and wearing their superhero masks.
In our maths learning this week, we have been exploring 8 and 9.
Kip, our school's Music Specialist, is going to be teaching a music session to the Explorers every Friday this half term. Today he told them a musical story and they had great fun playing a range of musical instruments!
After our phonics learning about the 'sh' digraph, some of the children decided to make a large scale pirate ship!
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone that came along.
The children really enjoyed their trip to see Lily and the Christmas Snow Bear at the Pavilions in Teignmouth today. There was lots of singing and laughter and also a snowball fight!
In our maths learning this week we have been learning about subtraction.
Thank you for joining us today for the Curriculum Celebration. The Explorers loved showing you around the classroom and sharing their learning!
The Explorers and their buddies met a police car covered in poppies today! They were excited to see the flashing lights but the siren was a bit noisy!
In literacy we have continued to use our story map to tell our story with words and actions. We were great at using expression in our voices to become Mr Bear!
In phonics this week we have been learning to read and write the sound 'f' and 'ff'
We found out that 'ff' is usually found at the end of words.
This week in our maths learning we have been exploring money.
Today we came in from lunch to find a bear asleep on our carpet, don't panic, it was really Miss Trist!
Mr Bear, from our story of 'Peace at Last ' was trying to find somewhere quiet to sleep!
On Monday we helped Bananas to think about how to keep safe on Bonfire night.
We enjoyed listening to firework sounds, learning a new song and creating fire work pictures using beads, bows and lots of glittery things.
Linked to Harvest, we have been using our senses to explore pumpkins.
This week we have been learning about 2d shapes.
As part of our Harvest Celebrations we decided to make some vegetable soup.
We enjoyed using our 'Talk 4 Writing ' picture map to help us learn and tell the story.
We had a video message asking us for help!
We had fun using the shaving foam to write our letter shapes!
The Explorers have enjoyed being active in the sunshine this week!
Our new Explorers are quickly becoming part of our school community!
We look forward to the new Explorers joining us in September.