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Category Archives: English

Traditional Tales in Nursery

This term Nursery have been focusing on traditional tales.  So far we have covered Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs and The Gingerbread Man. We have carried out lots of fun activities, across all curricular areas, related to each story.

Goldilocks & the Three Bears

We discussed the different characters from the story and painted pictures of them…

We enjoyed reading the story and re enacting it with the small world puppets…

We also acted out the story our selves in the role play area and made pretend porridge in the mud kitchen…

The Nursery children then made and ate real porridge! We made a graph to show who liked and didn’t like the porridge..


The Three Little Pigs

We made our own houses out of various construction bricks…

We designed our own houses like the pigs in the story.  We used our plans to help us to make our own model houses with recycled materials!







Finding our brave in Year 3

As a part of Children’s Mental Health Week, and thinking about the motto, ‘Find Your Brave,’ Year 3 looked at the story ‘The Wolf’s Colourful Coat,’ by Avril McDonald. The story encourages children to find their inner strength and to try to be brave when something worries them. In the story, the character Spider showed… Continue Reading

The Big Spell in Key Stage 1.

Years 1 and 2 have enjoyed taking part in The Big Spell during January. Each child has been learning a list of High Frequency words from the phonic phase at which they are currently working. We have planned lots of activities at school in each of our daily phonic sessions to help the children to… Continue Reading

Newspaper Writing in Year 5!

In Year 5, our first writing focus of 2020 was newspaper reports.  Our reports were based on our brand-new class text, Street Child. We began by studying chapter 2 of Street Child, titled The Stick Man.  As we read, we noted down questions we had about what was happening in the text and why certain… Continue Reading