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This half term have been having lots of fun in our school woods. We made a den out of sticks and things that we found in the woods.

We also went on an autumn hunt to find out if autumn had arrived in our woods yet. We collected all different kinds of leaves and looked at the different shapes, sizes and colours. We made pictures with leaves and did leaf prints and rubbings.

The Enormous Watermelon

Green class have been enjoying reading the story of The Enormous Watermelon retold by Brenda Parkes and Judith Smith. Children told the story using Pi-Corbet actions and re-enacted it in groups. We investigated what three things we need to make the watermelon seed grow, soil, water and the sun. We also looked at the different nursery rhyme characters who appeared in the story and their nursery rhymes. Children thoroughly enjoyed finding adjectives to describe the watermelon; what it looked like, felt like and tasted like.

People who help us

We have been looking at people who help us. Gemma the nurse came into school. She showed us her uniform and nurses bag and we learnt how to take somebody’s temperature when they are poorly. Gemma bandaged Miss Glover’s arm. We asked her lots of questions about her job and how she helps people.

Hand washing

The school nurses came in to teach us all about hand washing and introduced us to Germy Germ. We found out when we need to wash our hands to get rid of dirty germs. They also showed us how to wash our hand properly.

Hickory Dickory Dock

The children decided our home corner needed a clock in it just like the one in the nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock. The children worked together to paint a big grandfather clock like the one in Hickory Dickory Dock to put up in our home corner.

We had an amazing day on out trip to Smithills farm. Children got to meet and bottle feed all different kinds of animals. They all enjoyed a donkey ride. We watched the cows being milked by the farmer and had a tractor trailer ride. Children also had time to play on the toy tractors and blow off steam on the bouncy castles.