Pineapple

This week Mrs Smith brought in a pineapple.

We guessed where the pineapple came from. Maybe a palm tree, or a seed, or a machine!

Did you know pineapples grow on a small plant?

We noticed on the label that it came from Costa Rica. We found it on a map. It is over the Atlantic Ocean.  Ask us what we found out about Costa Rica.

We found out that there are lovely beaches, Rhinoceros beetles and sloths in Costa Rica.

I wonder if you would like to go there?

Christmas in the Dolphin Class

Christmas has been so busy in the Dolphin Class. An elf even came to stay!

We have written to Santa and a postman came to collect our letters.

Santa came to visit and the elf let the reindeer in at night. Do you know the reindeer can dance?

Christmas dinner was yummy and we had a party!

Look at our photos to see the fun we have had.

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Pudsey Bear

Today Pudsey Bear came to visit us in school.

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We came to school dressed as Champions of Change.

 

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Ellie-May  ‘I came as a police officer.’

Matthew ‘They arrest people.’

Aidan ‘I came as a fire man, they rescue people.’

Mia ‘I came as Pudsey Bear. He went to visit other schools and he helps children.’

Rescuing Alfie!

This week we have loved being firefighters!

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When Alfie got stuck we worked as a team to rescue him.

I was trying to catch Alfie  Jessica

I got a stick to save Alfie. It was too short. Samuel

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I got a long stick but it still didn’t work. Isla H

I got the horse. It got Alfie down because it was very long. Ellie-May

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We got a blanket to catch Alfie. Jessica

I got a towel to catch him too. Edward

 

Pumpkins

Last week a large pumpkin appeared in the vegetable patch.

 

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Did it grow? Did aliens bring it? Did it appear by magic?

We weighed and measured the pumpkin and we cut it open to find the seeds.

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We wanted to make pumpkin cake. It was delicious.

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Here is the recipe:

Pumpkin Cake

For the cake

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 300g light muscovado sugar
  • 3 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 175g sultanas
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 200g butter, melted
  • zest 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 200g pack soft cheese
  • 85g butter, softened
  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • zest 1 orange and juice of half
  • 500G (PEELED WEIGHT) PUMPKIN OR BUTTERNUT SQUASH FLESH, GRATED

  •  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a 30 x 20cm baking or small roasting tin with baking parchment. Put the flour, sugar, spice, bicarbonate of soda, sultanas and salt into a large bowl and stir to combine. Beat the eggs into the melted butter, stir in the orange zest and juice, then mix with the dry ingredients till combined. Stir in the pumpkin. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 30 mins, or until golden and springy to the touch

 

Staunton Country Park

On Tuesday had a great day using our senses to explore Staunton Country Park!

First we played Nature Bingo! We had to collect a feather with more than one colour, something smaller than a thumb nail, something that used to live on a tree, three pieces of straw of different lengths, some fleece and some animal feed. We worked really well in teams of two or three.

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Then we went to see the pigs. There were six of them and they were laying in the sun!

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After that we had a drink and a snack because we were hungry!

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Next we  went to feed the animals. They were very hungry and the kept nudging us for more food!

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After that we were really hungry so we stopped to eat our lunch on the grass by the Gothic Library.

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Finally we worked with Gemma. She told us that the rainbow had been smashed into tiny pieces and we had to find them in the flower garden so that Gemma could fix the rainbow. We also made smelly cocktails with the herbs.

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At 2 o’clock it was time to go back on the coach to go back to school.

What a busy day we had!!

 

 

Maths is everywhere!

While we were lining up for lunch, Tyson, Robbie, Toby and Tate began to compare how tall they were.

They put themselves in height order.’I am the tallest and Toby is the shortest.’ said TysonIMG_0421

Then Bobby and Jazmin compared their height.

‘I am taller than Bobby.’ said Jazmin

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Sunflowers

Today we read the story Camille and the Sunflowers. We then became artists and created our own sunflower pictures.

We used paint, paper, straws, lentils, pasta, play dough, seeds, fabric and lots of other materials to create our own masterpieces!

Our amazing work has been displayed outside the office and in the classroom.

Here are a few photos!

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