Christmas time in the starfish class

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‘We saw Santa in our school, he bought us presents and they were books.’ – Jasmine

‘A postman come to our school because he was seeing if we were good to take our letters to Santa’ – Harrison

‘We made Christmas hats at school and I liked making them because it was really fun’ – Anna

‘We make Christmas hats with Christmas trees for our roast turkey’ – Jaxon

‘We liked our Christmas lunch, it is special to have a Christmas dinner’ -Ruby

‘We liked our pudding, we liked to play outside’ – Frank

We done activates Christmas ones in the hall with the friends and Christmas games’ – Dolly

The fox came back!

There have been strange things happening in Starfish Class. Last week the fox played a trick on us and hid our gingerbread men from Mother Goose. We had to go and find them.


Then, we found broken gingerbread men in our classroom. We thought the fox might be back so we made a traps and posters.

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This afternoon we got a letter. It was from Mrs Fox saying sorry for taking our gingerbread men and she gave us some ingredients to make our own.

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The fox has been a very good fox because you said sorry for eating our gingerbread men and now we made them. If you want to eat them again ask the starfish.’ – Tyler

‘The fox sent us some letters to bake a gingerbread. Thank you Mrs Fox’ – Jessica

‘Thank you fox but no eating our gingerbread men, they will jump and eat you’ – Reuben

‘They ate the gingerbread man and then the fox gave us the ingredients to make them again’ – Finlay


A fantastic first week at school!

What a busy and exciting week! Miss Brett, Mrs Palmer and Mrs Allen are very proud of how well we have settled into school and with our enthusiastic learning.

‘A Navy helicopter landed right on our playground! And I like the bit when they talked about the helicopter to us.’ – Anna

‘I loved looking at the helicopter when it was leaving.’ – Tyler

‘I like playing army with Finlay’ – Adam

‘I like drawing and doing dolls. The helicopter was noisy.’ – Fearn

‘I love Stanley Bear!’ – Jasmine

‘I really, really like playing with my friend Adam on the field.’ – Finlay

‘We saw the helicopter then I build a helicopter with lego.’ – Jaxon


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Caterpillar to Butterfly

2 weeks ago we received a ‘mystery’ box which we found out contained lots of tiny caterpillars.  We have watched them grow bigger and bigger and turn in cocoon’s.  Once they had turned into cocoons they were transferred into nets.  Then one morning we arrived in school and found we had Painted Lady Butterflies fluttering about in the nets.  On Friday morning it was time to release them and let them fly away………..

IMG_3414 The butterflies were on the lid ready to fly away!

IMG_3415They were very fast and only a few of us managed to hold them……..

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IMG_3432This butterfly thought it was an earring, it stayed there for ages!

It was great seeing them grow from tiny caterpillars into beautiful butterflies.


Staunton Country Park

What a great day we had on our trip to Staunton Country Park.

Gemma told us a story about how she had broken the rainbow and could we help her to find all the colours that had been scattered around the walled garden!

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can you see the bee?

can you see the bee?

After we had found all the colours we then went into the trees where Gemma gave us some bright green playdough.  We pressed the playdough onto trees, bricks, benches, anything we could find to make a ‘pattern’, we then asked our friends what they thought it was……

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Next we went back to the Gothic Library where we had a drink of water and a snack before we carried on with our treasure hunt.  We had to find something smaller than our thumb nail, some fleece, a feather with more than one colour, 3 pieces of straw all different lengths, animal feed and something that used to live on a tree and then we played animal bingo, that was fun because we went to look at all the animals.

We had to find pigs, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, a horse, a donkey and Shetland ponies.

What a busy morning we had had, we all ate our picnic for lunch and then we went to look at all the animals around the farm and we were allowed to feed them!

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Finally after such a fun packed and tiring day we made our way back to school’



We received a mysterious box in the Starfish Class..  We all had a guess what could be inside:

“A blind bag- you get toys in them like my little princess- because we have been good!” Maddie

“Halo factory by the postman because the school has been good” Archie

“maybe a snails house because we have snails” Chloe

“caterpillars because earlier I heard you say we were getting some” Katie

There were many more guesses too.  Were any of them correct…………………IMG_3179IMG_3180IMG_3181

They were caterpillars.  We each had a little pot and put a little bit of special caterpillar food in the bottom, we carefully put one caterpillar into our pot and then covered with blue paper and a lid with a small hole in so that the caterpillars could breathe.

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Now we have to wait for them to grow!


We have been looking at snails in our class and decided to go on a snail hunt in the woods but first we each had to draw a map of where we were going to look!


so off we set with our maps into the woods to look for snails!!!

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we found clues………..

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Look what we found.



Star Readers

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the grown ups for reading and completing the reading records for their children. we managed to get all 30 children as Star Readers or Super Star Readers!. Keep going.