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Mrs White and Mrs Primmer are the teachers in Horse Chestnut this year. smiley

One Day on our Blue Planet - Launch Day

During Arts Week we focused on the story Giraffes Can't Dance. We painted and collaged a canvas based on one of the pictures from the book, made leaves in a variety of mediums, created a dance and composed our own jungle soundscapes. We had a fantastic week and were very proud of everything we accomplished. 

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In Horse Chestnut Class we feel strongly about looking after our world and making it a better place. We want people to use less plastic and stop polluting our world. Therefore, for our Harvest Festival we decorated different vegetables pictures in recycled plastics. We did this to show how much supermarket food is covered in plastic and film. We wanted everyone to start thinking about where they buy their fruit and vegetable from.

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In Art we have been learning about Silhouettes. We shone touches at our partner and drew around their shadow to create a silhouette.
Can you recognise anyone on our class display?

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PE - Gymnastics

Designing a healthy meal for the Jolly Postman

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In Geography, we have been studying our local area of Southmoor and Kingston Bagpuize. We studied maps and located natural and man made features. We then went on a scavenger hunt around the village to find specific landmarks. Do you recognise any from the photos we took and would you be able to locate them? Once we returned back to school we made a 3D map of the village. 

Geography - Southmoor and Kingston Bagpuize

We had lots fun making our moving pictures. The children each picked a nursery rhyme or fairy tale and designed their back ground. They then added spinners, pullies, pop ups and flaps to their picture to make it more interactive. We realised that our pictures were a bit flimsy so we pulled ideas from the class as to how to make them more sturdy. With a bit of trial and error we got there and the finished products all look great! 

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We've had a great first full week back at school. In Maths, we have been learning about the place value of digits up to 100 and have been writing numbers as numerals and words. We have also launched into our book for this term - The Jolly Postman and have been exploring the text. We wrote a letter to Cinderella as if we were Baby Bear and chose whether we should accept her apology or not. We also wrote a letter to Hobgoblin Supplies and ordered The Witch some new spooky equipment. In PSHE we learnt how we are all unique but that when we work as a team, amazing things can happen! We designed our own unique Tetris pieces then played a class game of Tetris to see how our pieces could fit together. Lastly we have been designing and making moving pictures in DT. Watch this space as we will be showing you our finale masterpieces next week!  

Its been a busy but fun week!

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