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The Otters have been thinking about Christmas and what it might be like in different places around the world.  The first port of call, however, wasto look at the world and find out a bit more about it, how much is land and how much is sea or ocean?  It was quite tricky to move from a 2D map with the same sea on both sides, to a 3D globe...
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In Year 1, we are learning about the history of toys.  The children have been looking at the differences between old and new toys, such as how they work, what they are made of and you play with them. Their homework was to ask parents and grandparents about their favourite toys they had as children and it was lovely to hear the class talk about this.  The discussion about the toys...
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This week has been a magical one. We have started filming our Nativity, which this year is happening very differently- we are filming on location! Yes, the bike shed is now the stable and the stable block in the playground is Bethlehem, high street, the Kings will be star gazing from the top of the Hedgehogs playground tower and the angels could really be flying! (Don’t panic, it’s only a...
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Deputy principle
Fluency in maths is all about developing good number sense and being able to use the most appropriate method for the task at hand, it is being able to apply a skill to a range of problems as opposed to doing pages full of the same sums. The National Curriculum states that pupils should become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics through varied and frequent practice. Whilst a part of...
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World Book Day
As we have much more time for reading we thought it would be useful to recap on some top tips:- Our top tips for reading at home… Choose a quiet time – 10-15 minutes should be plenty long enough.Maintain the flow – avoid interrupting mispronunciations immediately and allow opportunity for self-correction.Be positive – try “Let’s read it together” rather than “No, that’s wrong”; boost confidence with lots of praise.If your...
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