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Bog Baby


To start our topic 'Spring into life' we have read the story 'Bog Baby' who lives in bluebell woods in the Spring. The children made their own Bog Babies using clay and small parts as this half term we are learning about how to make different structures in Art. Next we will be making habitats for our Bog Babies to live in using natural materials as we explore changes in Spring in our local environment. 

The Bog Baby

'The Bog Baby' story and song.

Our Clay Bog Babies

Our Bog Baby Habitats

Oh no! Our Bog Baby went missing! The children spotted signs of the Bog Baby in the playground and decided to make traps using junk modelling and missing posters to try and find him. 

Bog Baby Trap!

Chinese New Year Dancing



We have been learning how to look after minibeasts while reading the story, 'The King of tiny things'. The children have been looking for minibeasts outside and make sure they are safe by making a minibeast hotel. In Art, we made our own minibeast sculptures inspired by the story using junk modelling materials. 



We have been ordering numbers 1-10 using Number Blocks characters, unifix cubes, magnetic numbers and playing games such as, 'Ten Green Bottles'. 

World Book Day!


This year we have loved sharing our books with the Year 3 children. The Reception children were able to read their RWI phonics books and in return the Year 3s read their picture book to them. 

Composing numbers 6, 7, and 8

We have been using Numicon to find all the different ways to make the numbers. 

Jobs at the Farm


We have been learning about the different jobs people do at the farm. We have read non-fiction books and watched 'Down on the Farm' and found out about how cows produce milk. We even had a go at making out own butter by shaking up double cream vigrously to turn it from a liquid to a solid. Some children made a sheep using cotton wool to represent the soft sheeps wool. We also wrote our own farm stories in Drawing Club. We have also thought about some questions which we are going to ask the farmer next week when they come to visit school. 

Julia Donaldson performs The What the Ladybird Heard Song

Watch Julia Donaldson and her husband, Malcolm, perform the What the Ladybird Heard Song, based on the bestselling picture book WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD, with illustrations by Lydia Monks.

Ian's Mobile Farm


We had a fantastic, animal packed day at Ian's Mobile Farm, as seen on the Yorkshire Vet, on the school field. The children were able to get up close to all the animals and even stroke a rabbit, guinea pig and a duck as the farmer held them and shared some animal facts. We met Meg the sheepdog who raced the children around the field, fetching the ball. We learnt about how to milk a cow and got to have a go at milking Daisy the fibreglass cow. The children took it in turns to brush and stoke the alpacas, sheep, ponies and goats. They were all amazing and had a brilliant day.

Doubling numbers to 10


We have been learning what 'to double a number' means. The children have used the STEM sentence, 3 is a part and 3 is a part, the whole is 6. They had a go at making doubles using a variety of manipulatives. 

The Boy Who Cried Wolf


The children loved acting out the story in Citezenship. We talked about the moral of the story and the importance of being honest. Then we discussed similar scenarios that may happen in our lives when at school. 

Sorting in Maths


We have been sorting objects according to different criteria. We played the games, 'Guess how I am sorting...' Once the children had got the hang of it they were able to discuss with their partner how the objects had been sorted and even make up some of there own criteria. 



The children have been developing their throwing, catching and striking skills by playing a variety of games. They are getting really good at working as a team, taking turns, and playing by the rules.


The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett | Easter Stories | Children's books read aloud.

All the birds have eggs to hatch. All except Duck. But when Duck finds an egg of his own to look after he's delighted - it's the most beautiful egg in the whole world! But all the other birds think it's a very odd egg indeed - and everyone's in for a BIG surprise when it finally hatches.

Forest School - mapwork and dinosaurs!


After reading the story, The Odd Egg, the children went on a treasure hunt, following a map of the school grounds. They successfully located the treasure on the map and found some fossils and a dinosaur egg! In the forest we have also loved den building, minibeast hunting, clay fossil making and being paleontologists finding the fossils. Afterwards, we had an egg hunt where the children had to draw their own maps locating where they had found their eggs. 

Making fossil out of clay

Treasure Maps and Easter Egg hunts

The Odd Egg Drawing Club


The children have had fun drawing their own eggs, settings and characters to make up their own version of the odd egg. Their imaginations have run wild with unicorns, dinosaurs, monsters and dragons. They have loved sharing their stories with one another and even had a go at some independent writing.