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As part of our topic about ‘Ourselves’ the children designed and made their own face biscuits today.  They had to think carefully about which coloured sweets to put on to match their facial features and also where on their faces each part should go.  It was great to see super spreading skills with the icing …

This week Bluebirds have been experimenting with our lovely Beebot friends.  They are little robots (in the shape of bees) who can move forwards, backwards and turn after being programmed.  Bluebirds loved getting the Beebots to their new houses on the mats and also racing them.  It was lovely to hear the children using super …

Bluebirds and Robins have been learning the phonemes p, i and n.  We have enjoyed doing the ‘Jolly Phonics’ actions and singing the songs.  Please find a link below so that you can have a go at home too!  The song is slow to begin with, but then speeds up the second time. Link for …

Please Keep Those Donations Coming! | 18 Oct 2018

A huge thank you to those people who have already brought in some donations for our Harvest Festival.  Please keep all donations (including tinned foods, dried packet foods, toiletries etc.) coming in.  Tomorrow is the final day! Thank you.

This week Bluebirds have been learning to recognise the numicon (not unicorn!) tiles.  We discovered the GIANT numicon pieces outside and the children had a great time seeing if they could create a number line in the correct order.  I was so impressed!      

Bluebirds and Robins have been learning the phonemes s, a and t.  We have enjoyed doing the ‘Jolly Phonics’ actions and singing the songs.  Please find a link below so that you can have a go at home too!  The song is slow to begin with, but then speeds up the second time. Link for …

Please find below a link to a video clip with the correct pronunciation of each phoneme.  As your child is taught each sound, please ensure that they are practising it with the correct pronunciation and that you are also modelling it correctly at home.  This will really help the children when it comes to blending. …

Yes, we did it!  Bluebirds had their first PE lesson – and were absolutely fantastic!  The children managed to get changed in record time and we did a range of activities to introduce many different skills.  Miss Marsden promised that if the children behaved really well, that she would do a funny photo at the …

This morning we held a reading workshop for parents of children in Reception classes.  It was really lovely to talk to all parents about the best methods to help their child learn to read, give them ideas for fun games and activities and then have an opportunity for a stay and play session with the …

Well, what a start to the year!  Bluebirds have settled in brilliantly and have really impressed everyone with how well they have been making new friends and exploring both the classroom and outdoor area.  Here is just some of the fun we have been having over the last two weeks.
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