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Summer Term 2019

Ruby Class had some Forest School sessions based on the story of the Three Little Pigs.  We wove houses of straw, built houses of sticks, and cleverly designed brick houses with pieces of bark. We even made little pigs!

As part of our ‘Build It’ topic we have been talking about different joining techniques and tools. We have been exploring how to create a house from plastic cartons using string, staples and postage tape. It has been tricky but we have managed to do it without using any glue!  Take a look at the photos and see how our structure has developed.

We enjoyed taking part in Chesterfield Tennis Club's taster sessions. We learnt how to throw and catch the ball in a cone, control the ball by dribbling it along the floor with a racket and balance the ball on the top of the racket. We hope to practise our skills again soon. 
As part of National Children’s Gardening Week we were invited to take part in a project with Dunston Hall Garden Centre. We worked as a class team to plant up a mini garden between a series of wooden pallets. We put the plants that would trail down on the top and other plants around the pallet garden.  It was great fun. Thank you to Keith for helping us and to Abbie & Richard from Dunston Hall Garden Centre for giving us this amazing opportunity.  Angelique Foster (County Councillor) also popped by to lend her support and see how our back garden area is being developed.  


As part of our topic on plants we have been looking at Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting of ‘Sunflowers’. We have used oil pastels to recreate the colours and textures we could see. Take a look at the photos to see how we got on.

This half term our topic is called 'How does your garden grow?'   We are learning about plants, flowers, lifecycles of insects and healthy foods. We are carrying out work linked to Jack and the Beanstalk, writing lists and instructions.