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Releasing our butterflies

Releasing our butterflies

 

On our last day before half term we took all five of our beautiful butterflies onto the field so we could release them into the wild. We were very excited to see our butterflies fly away but we also felt a little sad because we knew we would miss them. Two of the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 13 June 2017

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The sun has got his hat on, hip-hip-hip hooray!

The sun has got his hat on, hip-hip-hip hooray!

This week we have been making the most of the beautiful weather and spending lots of time outside; sports day practise, den building and making sure our plants have got enough water!

In maths this week we have been using tens frames and looking…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 19 May 2017

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What a wonderful time we have had with our beautiful chicks.

What a wonderful time we have had with our beautiful chicks.

We were very sorry to say goodbye to our chicks as they went back to the farm on Thursday but before they left we wrote them all a little message to say goodbye and to say thank you for giving us such lovely memories.

In maths this…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 4 April 2017

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Spring has definitely sprung in Astley Class this week.

Spring has definitely sprung in Astley Class this week.

We have absolutely loved having our little chicks in class this week, we have been watching them change and grow and they are so much taller already!! The chicks also got a little treat this week as they got the test out the obstacle…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 27 March 2017

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A special arrival

A special arrival

 

We are very excited this week as we have some very special visitors in our class. Our letters to the farmer were so wonderful that he agreed to let us look after some of his chicks. At the moment they are in their shells, growing and getting stronger until they are ready…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 21 March 2017

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How do we make pancakes?

How do we make pancakes?

This is the question Astley class had to answer this week. We watched videos and sequenced photos to make sure we understood the instructions clearly. Then we were ready to make them, and they tasted delicious. After making our pancakes, Astley class kindly offered to…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 7 March 2017

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Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful half term.

Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful half term.

We’ve had a busy start to Spring 2, we have had a very special visitor in class, a gorilla called Peaka who has no idea how to get ready for PE. So Astley class have been very kind and have given Peaka some instructions to help…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 28 February 2017

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This week in literacy we have been writing letters to the 3 Little Pigs...

This week in literacy we have been writing letters to the 3 Little Pigs and creating wanted posters to help us find the big bad wolf! We have also been looking at how we can stay safe online and thanks to ‘Little Bird’s Internet Safety Adventures’ we now know how J

A big thank you to all the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 20 February 2017

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Little pig, little pig let me in!!

Little pig, little pig let me in!!

 

This week in Astley class we have been planning, designing and building a house for the three little pigs. We had already decided which materials we were going to use as we explored and described them last week. We made some wonderful wolf proof houses…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 8 February 2017

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Visitors galore!

Visitors galore!

 

We have had a very exciting week in Astley class, starting off with a visit from one of our parents who is a paramedic and very kindly offered to come into school with his ambulance (so exciting!) and to chat to the children all about his job and how they can stay safe and…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 30 January 2017

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Welcome back to school everyone!

Welcome back to school everyone!

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break and are looking forward to a fantastic 2017.

This week in Astley class we have started exploring the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’, we’ve looked at the different characters and tried to describe them. We…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 17 January 2017

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

 

What a wonderful week we have had getting ready for Christmas and partying! We’ve made Christmas cards, festive hats, magical reindeer food, decorated our own baubles and made delicious chocolate treats. And the most exciting thing of all was…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 19 December 2016

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Sending huge congratulations to all infant children for their fantastic performances.

Sending huge congratulations to all infant children for their fantastic performances in the infant nativity, you were all amazing! And another big thank you to all parents who provided a costume, they all looked wonderful!

We have been talking about the true meaning of Christmas this week,…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 15 December 2016

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

This week in Astley we have been preparing for lots of exciting things. We have been preparing for advent by making our advent promises to go into our class advent calendar, we have been preparing our classroom for Christmas by putting up lots of…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 6 December 2016

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Shapes, superheroes and snow

Shapes, superheroes and snow

 

Astley class have continued their work on shape this week, looking at which shapes they need to use to create lots of different objects. We have also continued our exciting superhero work, creating our very own superhero profile, discovering lots of information…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 2 December 2016

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lots of fun!

This week has been lots of fun! We have been learning all about doctors, nurses and midwives. Astley class were able to name and write lots of different parts of our bodies that doctors and nurses make better. Towards the end of the week we had an extra special treat when one of our very kind…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 22 November 2016

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WOW! What a fantastic end to our first half term in school.

WOW! What a fantastic end to our first half term in school. Thank you so much to all our parents and carers for putting so much effort into the children costumes they all look amazing. We’ve had a wonderful week celebrating the end of our topic and Astley class did a special retelling of a story…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 15 November 2016

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Astley class have been performing their very own version of ‘Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus’.

This week Astley class have been performing their very own version of ‘Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus’. Over the past few weeks we have created our own dinosaurs and thought about what they look like and how they act. So now we have learnt the story ‘Bumpus Jumpus Dinosaurumpus’ we have decided to…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 25 October 2016

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There have been lots of green fingers in Astley class this week…

There have been lots of green fingers in Astley class this week…

 

We have been busy planting up some new pots for our small garden in our outdoor area, we learnt about how plants grow and how we can take care of them, then set to work to plant some of our own.

Earlier in the week we were…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 17 October 2016

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This week we met buddy our teeth brushing friend...................

This week we met buddy our teeth brushing friend, he told us all about why it’s is important to clean our teeth and how we should clean our teeth. Once we got all the information from Buddy we opened up our brand new toothbrush and toothpaste and cleaned our teeth in school, we enjoyed brushing…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 4 October 2016

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What a busy week we’ve had in Astley Class! Our first full week at school has been non-stop!

What a busy week we’ve had in Astley Class! Our first full week at school has been non-stop!

In PE we have been learning lots of different dances, taking on the roles of various animals as they explore their surroundings,  it has been so much fun, we’ve all loved dancing to the music.

On…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 27 September 2016

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Welcome everyone to Astley Class’ blog

Welcome everyone to Astley Class’ blog

Here you can keep updated with everything that goes on in our classroom.

I can’t believe we have had our first week at school; it has been such a treat seeing you all explore your new classroom and make lots of new friends. I have been blown away by how…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 13 September 2016

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It’s the end of an era….

It’s the end of an era….

 

Only one more week left until the summer holidays, I can’t believe it! This week we have been focusing on our assembly, we have been learning about our wonderful world and everything and everyone in it. We have discussed the importance of being kind and the impact…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 19 July 2016

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Ahoyyy Matey!

Ahoyyy Matey!

This week in Astley class we received a mysterious letter from Captain Silver, telling us all about his adventures! He explained that he needs our help…  he has found some glittering treasure and wants us to keep it safe because Captain Black Boots is after it!

So, we got the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 23 June 2016

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Welcome back!

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a lovely half term and made the most of the beautiful weather.

We are now in summer two, our last half term together. During this half term we are learning all about Pirates, and we have started this week by creating our pirate ship role play area and talking…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 13 June 2016

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This week Astley class went on a school trip to Martin Mere ....

This week Astley class went on a school trip to Martin Mere. Over the past few weeks we have been learning all about Minibeasts so we decided to go to Martin Mere to put all our knowledge to good use and find some Minibeasts, and to find out even more about them

So, our trip started with coach…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 23 May 2016

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Fly little butterflies, fly, fly, fly

Fly little butterflies, fly, fly, fly

This week our caterpillars fully transformed into beautiful butterflies, it was amazing watching them emerge from their chrysalis and flutter around their net whilst we gave them flowers and apples to eat. As much as we loved having our butterflies in class…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 16 May 2016

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Changes are taking place =D

Changes are taking place =D

It has been wonderfully exciting this week watching our caterpillars grow and change. At the moment they are in their cocoon/chrysalis going through an incredible change. We have been researching butterflies this week and we noticed that their wings had lots of…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 6 May 2016

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The sun has got it’s hat on hip, hip, hip hurray!!

The sun has got it’s hat on hip, hip, hip hurray!!

What a lovely week we have had enjoying the rare British sunshine. Long may it continue…

We started our week with a visit to church to look at the beautiful Easter garden and discuss the good news we received on Easter Sunday as ‘Good News’…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 22 April 2016

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There is something wriggling in our classroom…

There is something wriggling in our classroom…

 

Welcome back after the Easter holiday, I hope you’ve all had a relaxing break. This week in Astley class we have started our new topic… Minibeasts!

We have started by reading the story the very hungry caterpillar and we can’t believe how…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 18 April 2016

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Goodbye ducklings, have fun at the farm….

Goodbye ducklings, have fun at the farm….

This week we have all grown incredibly close to our beautiful ducklings, we have cared for them by making sure they have enough food and water, we have looked after them by cleaning out their very messy box and we have kept them clean by letting them…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 21 March 2016

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6 little ducks started hatching one day…

6 little ducks started hatching one day…

 

There has been so much excitement in Astley Class this week as we awaited the arrival of our beautiful baby ducklings. The fun began on Monday morning as the eggs were brought to us in an incubator to keep them warm. On Tuesday we started to notice…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 11 March 2016

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World Book Day Bonanza!

World Book Day Bonanza!

WOW! Once again I was blown away by all the effort that went into the fantastic costumes for World Book Day, everyone looked brilliant! We had such a fun day, we designed and made our own bookmarks, discussed what our favourite books are and importantly why they are our…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 7 March 2016

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Welcome back everyone!

Welcome back everyone!

 

As I’m sure you’ve all read on our newsletter we will be looking after some baby duckling in a few weeks’ time, so have started to prepare for their arrival. This week we went for a beautiful, sunny walk down to the Garden of Eden where we began collecting materials…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 29 February 2016

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How can we describe a brick? ‘It is a cuboid’ WOW!

How can we describe a brick? ‘It is a cuboid’ WOW!

This week we have been continuing to explore the story of The Three Little Pigs by creating story maps, sequencing images from the story and re-telling the story using our talk 4 write actions. We have also been investigating and describing the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 22 February 2016

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How do you like your pancakes? We like ours with lots of chocolate!!

How do you like your pancakes? We like ours with lots of chocolate!!

To celebrate Shrove Tuesday Astley class started the week by writing instructions that explained how we make pancakes. After all that writing we thought we deserved a treat and went to make our very own pancakes which we…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 22 February 2016

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Germs, what germs? I can’t see them!

Germs, what germs? I can’t see them!

 

This week Astley class discovered that even though we may not be able to see germs they are all around us and spread very easily. We investigated this using glitter, one child put their hand in the glitter and we pretended the glitter was lots of germs.…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 8 February 2016

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Who loves a puppet show? WE DO!

Who loves a puppet show? WE DO!

From the scary big bad wolf to the sweet three little pigs, we have been making puppets and putting on our very own puppet show. Not only did we make the puppets we also made the setting by creating a house of bricks, sticks and straw. It was fabulous!

In…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 1 February 2016

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How can we describe a brick? ‘It is a cuboid’ WOW!

How can we describe a brick? ‘It is a cuboid’ WOW!

This week we have been continuing to explore the story of The Three Little Pigs by creating story maps, sequencing images from the story and re-telling the story using our talk 4 write actions. We have also been investigating and describing the…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 25 January 2016

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Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to Astley class blog.

Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to Astley class blog. We started this week off with a wonderful walk down to the garden of EDEN to explore the season winter, armed with our wellington boots and warm coats we squelched through the mud and braved the cold wind. As we arrived at EDEN we set…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 11 January 2016

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The festivities have well and truly begun!

The festivities have well and truly begun!

Christmas has arrived in Astley class and we are having so much fun!!! Firstly, a huge well done and congratulations to all the children for being so fantastic in their Christmas Nativity ‘Stable Boy’. We are very proud of each and every one of them…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 11 December 2015

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Has anyone seen Big Foot?

Has anyone seen Big Foot?

This week in Astley class we have been using our maths skills to measure the size of everyone’s feet. We had lots of ticklish giggles as we drew around everyone’s feet - which was lots of fun! Then with cubes we measured how long our feet are. Once everyone had stuck…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 11 December 2015

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NEWSFLASH! Spiderman has been very mischievous this week

NEWSFLASH! Spiderman has been very mischievous this week

This week Astley class have joined forces with the police to try and find Spiderman! He has been spilling milk, putting our coats on the floor and ripping our paper, then he ran away, we couldn’t believe it! So, Astley Class detectives…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 23 November 2015

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Want to be healthy?

Want to be healthy?

Just ask Astley class and they’ll tell you how!

We are all feeling super fit this week after two full mornings riding balance bikes around the hall, some of us built up quite a bit of speed and we were all very hot and sweaty afterwards. Not only have we been exercising…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 16 November 2015

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‘Our Heroes’

We have jumped straight into our new topic this week ‘Our Heroes’. We have very much enjoyed exploring our new role play area and dressing up as Spiderman and various other heroes.

 

This week we’ve been focusing on our real life hero’s fire-fighters and looking at how they help keep us…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 9 November 2015

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Blink of an eye .....

We have somehow managed to reach the end of our first half term in the blink of an eye. I am so pleased with how Astley Class have settled into all the school routines; they have made a great start to their school life. So, as a reward for all their hard work we decide this Friday we would have an…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 6 November 2015

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Saying hello, waving and smiling =D

This week we have been talking about how we can make people feel welcome. We’ve had lots of great ideas such as; saying hello, waving and smiling =D so we are going to use these ideas and make sure everyone feels welcome in Astley class.

We also spoke about God and how he welcomes us into his…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 19 October 2015

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What a busy week…

What a busy week…

We have continued to learn all about the Naughty Bus this week, in the story he brushes his teeth (windows) before he goes to bed and we decided to find out why. We talked a lot about dental hygiene and all had a go at cleaning our teeth in school, it felt very strange! We…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 12 October 2015

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The Naughty Bus

The Naughty Bus

 

This week we have been reading all about the Naughty Bus who drives around London, amongst other places, everyone did a super job remembering all the different places he had visited. Alongside reading the book we thought we would make some of our own Naughty Buses, we used…

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Posted by Sean Maloney on 5 October 2015

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A fantastic first week …

Welcome to Astley Class blog

We have had a fantastic first week and two days settling into school and exploring our new classroom. All the teachers in Astley Class have been very impressed by how grown up and sensible everyone has been. We have been learning new songs, playing instruments,…

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RECEPTION CLASS BLOG

As most people are aware of, Tuesday the 22nd June was sports day. To make it special, this was Reception class’ first ever sports day. This event started at 1:15pm as all the infant classes gathered together in the hall to march to the field. Then they did a fun warm up to get them prepared for…

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A trip to Blackpool zoo…

We are feeling very lucky this week in Astley class! Our school kindly paid for us all to go to Blackpool Zoo,  so off we went to spot some African animals.

We had a fantastic day out despite it being incredibly hot, and all the children where beautifully behaved. We started the day at the Sea…

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Such a fun-filled week…

Astley class have been incredibly busy this week, with lots going on! Firstly, in Literacy we have been using all the describing words we thought of last week and writing our own description of the lion from the book ‘We’re going on a lion hunt’. All the writing was fantastic, well done…

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WOW! What a wonderful week…

WOW! What a wonderful week of beautiful weather we have had! We have very much enjoyed spending lots of time in our outdoor area, where it has been warm for a change, YAY!

In literacy this week we have been looking at describing words, in particular those that describe some of the wonderful…

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Africa…

This week we have been getting ready for our Africa topic. We have begun by reading the story ‘We’re going on a Lion hunt’ everyone has really enjoyed reading the story and joining in with the parts that are familiar to them. Therefore to fit in with our story and topic we have turned our role…

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It’s a bugs life…

What a truly wonderful time we have had in Astley Class this week! We have been treated to lots of exciting things and we are feeling very lucky! Firstly, this week we had the pleasure of welcoming John and Tracey (The Bug people) into to our classroom and they didn’t come alone, they brought…

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Flutter, flutter butterfly…

What an exciting week we’ve had in Astley Class. We have had the pleasure of watching our tiny baby caterpillars grow fatter and fatter, build a cocoon then burst out as beautiful butterflies. On Friday we took our butterflies down to the garden of EDEN to release them into the wild, one of them…

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Caterpillars, welcome to our class!

This week we have had the pleasure of welcoming 5 baby caterpillars into our class. They started off very small and we have seen them grow bigger and bigger each day. We have looked into the lifecycle of a butterfly and created our own showing each stage. We can’t wait to see the caterpillars…

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Building a Bug Hotel

What a busy first week we have had! We went down to the garden of EDEN to hunt for some Minibeasts and find out where they like to live. Then we built our very own Bug Hotel in our outside area, we are hoping for lots of visitors!!

We also found time to visit church and look at and explore the…

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