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Review and Phew!!
 

We are reviewing our Stone Age topic this week and finishing it off with our own archaeological dig. It will get messy. Before we ventured out with our trowels and paintbrushes to carefully unearth the treasures from the past buried in forest school, we learnt about artefacts and how things found can tell us about the type of people who owned those items. We were given a box with mystery items belonging to someone who worked in our school. It was tricky to guess the people, because the 'stuff' couldn't tell us what the people looked like or sounded like, we had to think really hard about what we knew about all the staff.  
We remembered loads of things that we had learnt and lots of activities we had shared. Please ask us all about it. We can tell you a lot. We talked about things we have in our homes today that Stone Age people would find very strange- we thought of television, some toys, a kettle, sun glasses, toilets and taps ( and some other things). We had a vote to find out which one of these things would we miss if we didn't have them. We made a tally chart to keep track of the voting. The toilet got the most votes. We couldn't believe it when we heard that some people in the world now, don't have their own toilet. We planned for and made model Stone Age settlements to show how much we had learnt and to demonstrate how well we work in groups.
We also practised our 'sneaking up on things' - a handy skill for Stone Age people if they chose to hunt for animals. We , of course, did not harm any animals but we did jingle a few bells tied to tricky obstacles. Some of us need to be a bit slower and more careful with our movements.
The Funky group with Nursery went number crazy this week. We wrote numbers, we counted beads into groups; we practised counting, we made play dough numbers, we made number threading plates. We worked hard; we nailed those numbers.
As well as reviewing our topic, we have been assessing our progress with phonics, high frequency words and number formation. It helps us set our targets as well as making us very proud of our amazing progress. We like to help each other learn, so we play games together with our high frequency words and numbers. The teachers call it 'peer support'. 
On Monday with Mrs Stanton, a group of Reception children prepared a very important message- Sun Safety. They presented their work to the class before home time to ensure vital advice was revisited. ( See end of last term). And then- to the whole school in assembly on Wednesday. Everyone knows about sun safety now-Phew!

Picture 1 Don't Ring my Bell!
Picture 2 Don't Ring my Bell!
Picture 3 Don't Ring my Bell!
Picture 4 Don't Ring my Bell!
Picture 5 Don't Ring my Bell!
Picture 6 Don't Ring my Bell!
Picture 7 Numbers
Picture 8 Numbers
Picture 9 Letter Formation with IWB
Picture 10 Letter Formation with IWB
Picture 11 Peer Support
Picture 12 Peer Support
Picture 13 Free choice
Picture 14 Free choice
Picture 15 Free choice
Picture 16 Archaeologists at work
Picture 17 Archaeologists at work
Picture 18 Archaeologists at work
Picture 19 Archaeologists at work
Picture 20 Archaeologists at work
Picture 21 Archaeologists at work
Picture 22 Archaeologists at work
Picture 23 Archaeologists at work
Picture 24 Tally
Picture 25 Enhanced Provision and free play
Picture 26 Presenting to the school-Sun Safety
Picture 27 Presenting to the school-Sun Safety
Picture 28 Planning and Making a model Stone Age settlement
Picture 29 Planning and Making a model Stone Age settlement
Picture 30 Planning and Making a model Stone Age settlement
Picture 31 Planning and Making a model Stone Age settlement
Picture 32 Planning and Making a model Stone Age settlement
Picture 33 Planning and Making a model Stone Age settlement
Picture 34 Planning and Making a model Stone Age settlement
Picture 35 Enhanced Provision and free play
Picture 36 Enhanced Provision and free play
Picture 37 Enhanced Provision and free play
Picture 38 Enhanced Provision and free play
Picture 39 Enhanced Provision and free play
Picture 40 Enhanced Provision and free play
Picture 41 Enhanced Provision and free play
Picture 42 Numbers
Picture 43 Presenting to the school-Sun Safety
Picture 44 Presenting to the school-Sun Safety
Picture 45 Presenting to the school-Sun Safety
Picture 46 Don't Ring my Bell!
Picture 47 Don't Ring my Bell!
Picture 48 Numbers
Picture 49 Numbers
Picture 50 Numbers
Picture 51 Numbers
Picture 52 Numbers
Picture 53 Numbers
Picture 54 Numbers
Picture 55 Numbers
Picture 56 Numbers
Picture 57 Numbers
Picture 58 Numbers
Picture 59 Numbers
Picture 60 Numbers
Picture 61 Numbers
Picture 62 Numbers
Picture 63 Presenting to the school-Sun Safety
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