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This week in English we read the story, Knock Knock Pirate and practised writing our own sentences. We also created our own treasure chest and filled it with treasure.

 This week in English we have been developing our skills to create a story. We used story bags to help us.

 

This week in DT we have been looking at houses and designing our own.

 

1. Investigation - Our first step was to investigate different kinds of houses, by looking at different pictures and to see how they are the same or different. We then thought about the design of the houses and what was good/bad about them.

2/3 - Developing the technical knowledge and skills, and Designing.

 

Today we drew a design of our house and we tested materials to see which were strong, waterproof and looked nice. 

4 - Making - Today we got the materials that we needed and built our houses. We used different materials, wood, plastic or cardboard  and decorated them with paint. Look at our amazing designs! 
This week we have been looking at messy play in our PSHE lesson, we explored different materials and textures like, jelly, rice, custard and more. We really enjoyed using all our senses to explore these things. 
This week in PSHE we are focusing on our speaking and listening through barrier games.
As part of our PSHE (with a link to our Science animals including human) we went outside and investigated our senses and the body parts associated with them. 
This afternoon we carved our pumpkins together in class getting ready for Halloween.

This afternoon we enjoyed dressing up in our Halloween outfits, then playing guess what’s in the Halloween trick bucket, we had spiders, slimy sand, mud and worms, paint, and lentils and spiders.Then we went trick or treating around school to different classes. 

The children  really enjoyed our trip to Haigh Hall today, we explored the woods and found some dens to hide in, we then went and played on the park. 
This term in PE we are looking at multi sports and practising our skills.
This week in P.E we practiced being superheroes 
This week in PE we practiced going under over and through.
This week in R.E we discussed the nativity story.
This week in Art we have looked at Van Gogh we looked at the different styles of paintings he did. Then we practiced and developed our skills of colour mixing, brush strokes and patterns and textures.
This term in topic we are looking at World War 1. This week we have made Poppy wreaths using our handprints and then had a 2 minute silence on Remembrance Day.
This week in Fun Club we played musical hoops, thumb wars, wrapped each other up as a tortilla wrap, and played tug of war.
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