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Welcome to Blue Class

Our topic is

'Up and Under’

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This week we have been learning all about pirates. At the beginning of the week a pirate called ‘Captain Redbeard’ sent us a letter and a treasure map. He had stolen Fraser Bear and we had to follow the treasure map in order to find him. Luckily we found him safe and sound. We were then inspired to make our very own treasure maps.

 

   

 

This week we have written pirate stories, made pirate ships and pirate necklaces.

In preparation for our school trip, we went on a minibeast hunt in our school grounds to see what we could find.

On our school trip to Carymoor we learnt about different animal habitats and we went on an animal hunt. Along with lots of minibeasts we were lucky enough to see some slow worms. During our visit we made minibeasts out of clay and dragonflies out of willow. We also had great fun building our very own shelters!

We were truly amazed when we found a DINOSAUR egg in Blue Class!!



We all thought about how we could keep the egg safe and decided to write labels to stop people touching it. We also talked about dinosaurs living millions of years ago; we enjoyed becoming paleontologists when we found some dinosaur bones in the outside area.

 

 

KS1 had a great day at Beeswax Dyson farm.

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We made houses for the Three Little Pigs.

We have enjoyed introducing our new Fairy Tales topic. As a class we have created a story map for 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have then used our maps to practise re-telling the story. We have thought of some fantastic actions to make the story come alive!

 

See our Three Little Pigs stories by clicking on the link below. 

We have had a busy week in school. Ian from Doodlebug taught us how to draw step by step. He was promoting a positive mindset. This was the picture he drew and Blue class copied it. 

On Thursday, Paralympian Katrina Hart visited us. We all enjoyed our workshop and we felt inspired after her assembly. 

This week we have been learning about how doctors and dentists help us. We visited Mere doctors surgery where we learnt lots of exciting things. We were shown how to wash our hands properly, how to put a bandage on and how to help someone if they are hurt. 

 

  

This week we also visited Mere Dentist Practice. Chris the dentist showed us how to clean our teeth and he talked about the things that he may use if we were to visit the dentist for a check up. 

 

This week we have been learning all about how fire officers help us. We have shared lots of fire fighter stories and we enjoyed becoming Fireman Sam in our role play. 

 

  

 

We were lucky enough to have a visit from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and two real fireman!

 

 

 

 

 

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They told us about their job and they brought in lots of things to show us. One of the most exciting parts of our morning was exploring the fire engine and spraying the hose!

This week we have been learning about how the police help us. We were lucky enough to have a visit from PCSO Pete. He told us all about his job and how the police keep us safe. 

 

This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from Helen the vet. She told us all about her job and we enjoyed asking her lots of questions. 

 

This week we have enjoyed reading ‘The Jolly Postman’. The children received a postcard from the Giant who asked them to write back. They enjoyed writing their postcards and painting pictures from the story. 

 

  

 

 

We have introduced our new topic ‘People who help us.’ As a class we decided to write a letter to that special person at home to show our appreciation for everything they do for us. We then linked writing a letter to thinking about how a postman helps us. As a class we went to the post office, we bought enough stamps for everyone and then we posted our letters. 

 

 

This week we have been thinking about weddings. We enjoyed sharing some wedding stories and wedding photographs. Unfortunately, due to the weather, we didn’t get to Mere Church as planned, however luckily, Reverend Carol came to school instead. We acted out a real wedding, Chloe and Rylee got married. 

 

 

This week we have been learning all about Diwali. We shared the story of Rama and Sita and learnt why Hindus celebrate Diwali. We made ‘Happy Diwali’ cards, diva lights, rangoli patterns and we painted mehndi patterns on our hands. We also made and tasted some yummy Diwali sweets. 

This week was Fraser Bears birthday, he was 12 years old. We all made Fraser a birthday card and we wrote an invitation for a friend. We also made Fraser some birthday cup cakes and we made a birthday crown which we wore to Frasers party. 

We finished the party with a game of sleeping lions.

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This week we have been learning all about Bonfire Night. 

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This week we have enjoyed learning about Halloween. We made a witch’s potion and thought of a spell whilst stirring it.

Independent learning

This week we have been exploring our sense of smell. The children had some different smells to explore and they loved making smelly play dough. The children also made jelly and enjoyed exploring the jelly with all their senses. 

This week we have been exploring our sense of taste. Blue class have particularly enjoyed exploring this sense. We made and ate a fruit kebab, we also tried some sour, salty and sweet food. 

We went on a walk along Burton path to look for signs of Autumn. We each collected lots of things along the way that we used to create an Autumn collage back at school. 

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This week we have being thinking about our sense of touch. Blue class enjoyed exploring paint with their hands and feet. 

This week we have been thinking about listening. We all made a shaker and loved exploring the sound it made, especially as a whole class.

Our shakers sounded amazing altogether!

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