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Week ending 7th June 2019

We hope that you had a fun filled week and now it's back to our final half term before the Summer holidays. What a lot we have packed into this half term. So lets get started .......
This week we have been using the text Aladdin to help us with our learning. This has been the perfect text to support us learning about new countries and differences and similarities in traditions. 
We started the week off with one of our continuous provision challenges. Our first challenge of the week was to design and build a castle fit for a prince and princess. Here we are working together to create a shared piece. Lots of negotiating and discussion was involved as well as learning about balance and what makes a strong and safe structure. 
We then thought about where in the world we would like to go if we had a magic carpet. This was a great way of developing our Read Write Inc skills and a perfect chance to develop our knowledge of what is beyond the local community. Take a look at our writing isn't it amazing? 
We then explored how to make our own magic carpets. We used flowers and hammers safely and under the watchful eye of Mrs Evans to make patterns and explore colour and form. They are beautiful and Mrs Moore kindly stitched them all together to make a beautiful wall hanging. We are very proud of the children in our class and the effort and determination they show in everything that is asked of them smiley
We explored spices and where they originate from. We took this one step further and added water to the spices to create paint. What a wonderful aroma we created. Take a look at the finished product.
We explored using coloured rice to create Rangoli patterns. Tricky but worthwhile. The children loved using their pincer grip to add colour to their outlines. 
We also used flowers in our maths work this week. We looked at symmetry and the different ways we could use it in our everyday lives. Here we are using using flowers to create symmetrical sun catchers. These are now proudly on display in our classroom window please come and look smiley
You might have noticed our new area in the classroom. We have created a curiosity table and everyday there is a different object in the cube that the children have to identify and write their ideas down. This week we have had ginger, garlic press and an old dolly peg. Some of the answers we have had have been wonderful and show what a good imagination we have yes

Our final activity of the week was to add our magic wishes to the genies lamp. We love thinking about different ways to encourage the children to develop their ideas and writing and this activity really did capture their imagination. What would you wish for?


We hope that you have a wonderful weekend despite the rain.


See you Monday smiley