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Numbers to 20

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 This week we’ve been exploring teen numbers. The children have been identifying numbers from 10-20 and representing them in lots of different ways.  We have played lots of games, made numbers with play dough and built towers using two colours to show the ten and ones.  Active number identification game, using the number line to support     Making numbers to 20 using Numicon Making numbers using bead strings    

The Tiny Seed

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 We have started to get stuck into our new book ‘The Tiny Seed’, which tells the story of a small seed that is taken on a journey as it’s blown across different landscapes until it finally lands and beds down into the soil and grows into a beautiful, tall flower.  The children started the week by investigating different seeds, looking at size, texture and shape, trying to decide what type of plants they thought they would grow into.  Working in small groups the Bears followed instructions of how to plant the seeds, then labelled them before adding them to the garden centre role play.  The Bears have been thinking about the things that plants need in order to grow and have been tending to the plants in their ‘garden centre’ as well as serving customers and assisting them in the shop. They also assembled seed packets and drew and labelled the type of seeds that are inside and added ‘seeds’ to the packet to sell in the garden centre. This afternoon the Bears went on a walk to see the diff

Easter Sunday

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 Today, Tigers and Bears learnt about Jesus’ resurrection and why Easter is such an important celebration for Christians. We then went up to the woods for a fire, symbolising Jesus as Light of the World. 

Good Friday

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 Today we looked at hot cross buns and why they are traditionally made on Good Friday. The children had some good discussions around what they symbolise before eating them together. We learnt about the story of  Good Friday and talked together about how the story made us feel.  Later, we joined with the Tigers to create picture representations of Holy week, bringing together their learning from the whole week.  We were so impressed how well the children had thought about each event and the way they felt about them. They have shown a real understanding of the Christian story of Easter.

The Last Supper

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 Today we have been leaning all about the 'Last Supper' that Jesus had with his disciples. We’ve made bread  Decorated cups to drink ‘wine’ from  Made chalices from clay like the ones from the story Used junk to make the table that Jesus sat at with his friends  We then had our own Passover together and shared the bread we made with some 'wine'  It's been a fantastic morning, the Bears have really enjoyed themselves and have worked so well together. What a great team!

Palm Sunday

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The Bears have been given the challenge of performing their version of Palm Sunday as part of our Holy Week celebrations in school. We have been very busy this morning learning about Palm Sunday and preparing for filming this afternoon. Cutting out Palm leaves  Painting the Palm leaves  Making our costumes for the performance Making peg leg donkeys  We have also been learning songs and rehearsing for our video performance, which we are very excited about doing this afternoon!