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!
The children have been brilliant at learning this week's story of The Little Red Hen. They have retold the story using a story map and actions and then decided to act it out using masks!
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.