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Who's up for an Easter Egg Hunt?

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We have been making Easter craft activities.

 

Do you like our work? We had lots of fun!

We have been practicing recognising shapes and describing them.

We have also been taking about bears and what they eat, where they live, how long they live for (about 25 years), what kind of animal they are (mammals) etc...  We learnt that bears eat fish, plants, seeds, berries and of course honey. 

 

So today (Thursday 22nd March), we decided to bake some bear biscuits. That is, biscuits with something bears eat. Someone suggested fish but we didn't fancy fish biscuits or dead animal biscuits!!! Instead we opted for honey biscuits.

 

The children loved mixing and cutting their shaped biscuits into squares, triangles, rectangles ... And they all voted that they were delicious! That was a big success!

Here is the recipe if you want to try it at home. Remember: honey biscuits, not fish biscuits! And you can ice them afterwards for extra biscuitness!

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What shapes can you recognise? How many sides do they have?

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Hands up who liked the honey biscuits!

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Now that we have been reading 

We're going on a bear hunt

so many times, we know all the words by heart. So we had a wonderful time acting it out!

 

We were in groups and some of us did the beginning, some did the mud and the forest etc... then we all came together in front of the bear cave. And when realised there was a bear in the cave, we ran back to our bedroom.

 

And you know what?

                                                                              WE ARE NOT GOING ON A BEAR HUNT AGAIN!!!!

Well, until next time at least!

Come and join us on a bear hunt. Be ready for a BIG adventure!

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Look at our amazing display! We went to Dane Park and collected some grass and sticks. Then on Friday we created our own picture of the different environments from the story of The Bear Hunt. It was lots of fun, we had glue everywhere!!! But the results are good enough to go to The Turner Contemporary, we think. What do you think?
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Mother's Day!

Did you see our beautiful cards? We looked at some ideas and then made our own. They are all different and gorgeous. They are each very personal. We hope you loved receiving them.

Today was amazing!  (Thursday 8th March 2018)

 

First we planted grass seeds: we read the instructions, we put gravel at the bottom of the tray (thank you Mr Palmer for the gravel); then we spread some soil and sprinkled some grass seeds. We watered the tray and left nature do its wonderful work.

 

We discussed what is needed for the seeds to grow and become grass and all the children agreed that we need:

  • soil
  • water
  • sun

Come back in the next few weeks to see how our swishy-swashy grass is growing!

We are amazing little gardeners!

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After we planted our grass seeds, we went on our adventure.

Thank you so much to Emilia and Krzysztof's Mums for coming with us. We hope you enjoyed your morning with us at Dane Park.

 

We went on a Bear Hunt!

We spotted a bear in a window but we didn't think it was the right one. Once in the park, we walked around, saw marks on the trees we believe were bear claws. We noticed a big bear paw print on the ground. It was deep and muddy. The path was stony and narrow. And where ever we went we remembered that:

We can't go over it

We can't go under it

So we had to go through it!!!!

 

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Today we had a

Teddy Bear picnic.  (Thursday 1st March)

 

It was meant to be outside but you have seen what our playground looks like! So we had an indoor picnic.

We made our sandwiches: one group made honey sandwiches (bears eat honey, don't they?), a second group made ham sandwich and the third group made cheese and cucumber sandwiches. We practiced spreading butter and honey and we practiced cutting our sandwiches. It was a bit tricky.

 

Then we shared our food and sat on the carpet with our teddies. We also had grapes, teddy faces crisps and teddy faces chocolates.

 

We all ate together and played with our teddies. Can you see the naughty teddy trying to eat the children's sandwiches?

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What is happening to Squirrels today? Look at our playground.

 

We have had a great time playing with the snow flakes on Monday trying to make snow angels.

On Tuesday, it was AMAZING! It was so exciting to play in the snow. We are hoping there will be more this week, it's so much fun. (And very cold: please remember to bring your gloves).

On Wednesday we played snowball fights. It was exciting and Mrs Suttle got bombarded by the children. It was also very cold and our gloves were covered in snow!

The mystery is: who made the snowman?...

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Welcome to Term 4.

 

The role play area has changed and we have been talking about bears. We have been looking at the picture of a bear coming out of its cave and a family running... What does that mean?

 

Can you guess what book we are going to read in Squirrels this term?

Our role play area has had some more activities added. And it all seems to be about bears and snow and mud and river...
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That's because we are reading

 

We're going on a Bear Hunt

 

Why are we seeing so many bears around Squirrel class?

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We have been really busy doing lots of fun things. Here are some of the latest activities we did. Enjoy!

Today in Squirrels we did ...... COOKING!!!!!  We made

Fairy cakes

We looked at the recipe and worked out what we needed to do each step of the way. Then we measured and mixed and added and counted ... Lots of hard work!

 

There were 3 groups so each group flavoured their fairy cakes differently: one was raisins, one was lemon and one was chocolate.

 

And after cleaning up and doing a Maths activity, well ...... we just had to

EAT THEM! Yum, Yum!

 

 

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Why don't you have a try? This is our recipe.

Today Tuesday 6th February was

Safer Internet Day.

 

We talked about the different things we play on our laptop or tablet or phones. We realised that the internet is keeping us connected. But we also know that if we see something that is wrong and makes us uncomfortable, we need to tell someone.

 

So in Squirrel class we discussed who we can talk to about it and the children wrote the names of the people they trust on the hand they had just drawn.

Look at our hands joining us together. And the names of the people we trust to keep us safe when we see something wrong on the internet.

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This term in literacy we have been reading:

The Jolly Postman

We learnt to write letters and to address an envelope.

Our letters start with       "Dear ...... "

 

and end with                 "love, from ....."  (even though some of us didn't want to write "love"!)

 

 

So in class we picked someone's name and wrote a letter to that person (secretly). And last Thursday, we went to Margate post office to buy our stamps and send our letters off. The manager of the post office was very kind and let us go behind the counters. Now we are waiting for our letters. Which will come first? The ones with 1st class stamps or 2nd class stamps? The race is on!

 

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The other week, we did some cooking. We do lots of cooking in Squirrel class.

Look at us making some

cheese straws!

They were delicious. We had fun grating the cheese, rolling the pastry, sprinkling the cheese on half of the pastry and then folding the other half over. We flattened it, rolled it again and then cut it into sticks that we twisted. In the oven and ta-da: loads of delicious cheese straws for us to munch on the next morning!

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