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Apple Term 4

Week 6


This week has been packed with lots of fun activities. The children have been working in pairs to create some beautiful chalk art. In the photographs you will see some children flying through the air wearing superhero capes, children walking on rainbows and some children swinging on monkey bars. The children also chose to use natural objects to create some wonderful pictures. 



We had a very special visitor on Monday; Dillon the dog! Dillon listens to children read on a Monday afternoon. The children were really lucky to meet him for a short while, they all gave him a stroke and they asked some interesting questions. We found out that Dillon is 9 years old, he lives in Hadlow and he is a pet therapy dog. 
The children have really enjoyed learning in our garden this week. The climbing frame is teaching us many things; strength, persistence, resilience, turn taking, balance, co ordination and much more! We have been using our maths learning to work out halves and quarters.
On Wednesday we were so lucky to be able to visit a local garden that had lots of frog spawn. The children had the opportunity to view it up close and they even met a frog and a newt! We used this lovely, real life experience to learn all about life cycles. 
In our Maths learning we have been practising the skill of taking away.
Our writing is so impressive! We can now write sentences and words independently and our drawings are wonderful too!

Take a look at our book week costumes!


Bedtime stories.
We visited Hadlow Rural Secondary School today to take part in some drama workshops. The children absolutely loved it! We also listened to some stories read by the students. It was such a lovely morning! 
Book week this week started with an Assembly led by Miss Chapman. All the exciting activities were explained and the children were captivated. So far we have taken part in the Big Book Swap and the Reading Mission. We have also been listening out for the bells to ring so that we can Drop Everything and Read. 
We have been learning about Chinese New Year this week. The children have been looking at traditional Chinese clothes, how the new year is celebrated and the 12 animals that represent different years. We learned that it is the year of the dog this year and some of us were born in the year of the dragon and some in the year of the rabbit. We have been learning about Chinese food, all of us tried some rice with soy sauce and next week we are going to taste some vegetable spring rolls and prawn crackers. The children have been making and decorating some beautiful Chinese dragons too.