This half term we are exploring our local community from Bishopsteignton to Teignmouth.
We have had an industrious day weeding, planting and taking care of our school environment.
It has been lovely to be able to enjoy the sunshine and get out and about in our school grounds to hunt for Minibeasts!
The Explorers were so excited to have a visit from Shaldon Zoo and to have hands on experience of Giant Land Snails. Hissing Cockroaches and Stickinsects!
Each week our 'Special Person' has the opportunity to take our class toy, Harry, home for the weekend!
The Explorers had fun getting crafty for the Coronation celebrations!
We had great fun exploring St John's church today!
This half term in PSED we are talking about relationships.
As a hook into our next learning focus about growing, Al our caretaker, sent us a mystery package to explore and investigate!
This half term in music we are fortunate to have Lisa Price, a specialist music teacher.
This half term we are investigating plants and animals.
The Explorers were so excited to have a visit from the Police as part of our People Who Help Us topic!
As part of our topic one of our parents came in to school to talk to us about their job at a Biomedical Research centre!
As part of our computing learning this half term, we have been exploring the floor robots!
Last week we enjoyed a visit from Amy, who is a paediatric nurse.
Following on from our learning about how to keep our teeth healthy we carried out an investigation to highlight how important it is to brush our teeth!
As part of our focus on healthy eating and People Who Help Us we have been finding out how to look after our teeth!
This week we have been learning about healthy eating.
The Explorers had great fun taking part in their house teams to complete the PE challenges.
The Explorers loved dressing up and sharing their books for World Book Day!
What a super time we had on our walk to the park!
As a hook into our new learning about 'People Who Help us' we took part in a dressing up day!
We celebrated 'Shrove Tuesday' by engaging in a range of learning activities!
This week the Explorers took part in a range of activities linked to Safer Internet Day.
As part of technology learning we have been exploring paper curling.
As a hook into our literacy non-fiction unit, we helped the bears to make porridge. First we had to sort the 'ingredients' and 'equipment' into two sets.
The Explorers absolutely loved the Buddy Challenge today. They were brilliant at solving the maths problems to find the pieces of key and there was much excitement when they finally found Buddy hiding in the library!
This week we have been experimenting with using charcoal as a dry art medium.
Sunday 22nd January marked the beginning of Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year is celebrated by many people around the world and is the most important holiday in China.
We came back from lunch to find that a visitor had been in our role play! Someone had eaten the porridge and had broken a chair!
This week in our maths learning we have been using the language of heavier and lighter to compare two objects.
Help! The penguins are frozen in the ice, how can we set them free?
This week in our games session we have been learning a tag game.
It was lovely to hear all about how the children celebrated Christmas. We talked about the similarities and differences of our Christmas traditions and the children enjoyed sharing their experiences and photos!
The week started off by the Explorers sharing some special Christmas songs and cards with their amazing buddies!
The Explorers enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner with their friends. It was the perfect way to end a fun filled morning of Christmas carousel craft activities in their house teams!
The Explorers had great fun at our Christmas craft morning and really enjoyed singing Christmas songs for their adults!
In maths this week we have been learning about squares and rectangles.
This week we substituted our story from rooms in the home to places around our school.
As part of our phonics learning, we have been working hard to learn to read our tricky words!
'Peace at Last' is our new text. As a hook to our story, we came in from play to find Mr Bear trying to sleep in our role play!
To mark the beginning of Anti-Bullying week, we came to school wearing odd socks!
The weather was very kind to us today during our PE session.
The Explorers have been learning about Remembrance Day through stories, videos and poems. They created some amazing poppy paintings and took part in the minutes silence in class today.
During our continuous provision this week, we have enjoyed some bonfire inspired enhancements.
This week we have been working hard to develop our shoulder, elbow and finger muscles to help us become even better writers!
This week in PSED we have been talking about what makes us special, with a focus on our talents and skills outside of school.
We substituted the story of the Little Red Hen to making soup.
During our outside learning time we have been practicing our newly found blending skills!
Patterns, patterns everywhere!