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Chinese New Year...

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Today we have been learning about Chinese New Year.

We have learnt that this is the year of the Dog and that most of us were born in the year of the snake (2013), but some of us were born in the year of the dragon (2012). We have read the story of how the years came to be named after different animals.

We have practised our cutting skills today, with creating dancing dragons and special red envelopes which are considered to be lucky in China.

We also watch a video of a Chinese dancing dragon and had a go at creating our own version with blankets on our heads and working in teams.





The Magical Hat....A magical adventure starts in L1!

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Our new topic started with excitement Monday morning… we had a visit from two marvellous magicians from KS2! Cory and Finley amazed the children with their magic show and we were so excited to hear that the magic hats they were wearing were in fact the reason why they were so magic! They set us the challenge to make our own magical hats and said they would come back at the end of the topic to see our hats and judge who had made them really carefully showing all the skills that are required to make such a wonderful magical hat.

Magical stories, spells and potions have kept the children super engaged in their learning already!

We send off the Aliens with an Alien Party!

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Time to say goodbye!  Well, the time came at the end of last term that our friend Zibe had to go back to his planet. We wanted him to remember all the things he had learnt about our planet and where we live, so we sent him off with a copy of our topic work, including maps and information brochures about our location so he would never forget. We made alien crunch too,  writing the instructions down – so he could make some for his friends back in space .  We had fantastic fun and games before we  finally saw him leave for space in his spaceship. 

Bye bye Zibe!!

L2 - Our new topic is called 'The Magic Hat'

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

We had some KS2 visitors – they came to do a magic show for us.  It was brilliant!  They asked if we could make a magic hat like theirs.  They’re going to come back to see our hats when we’re finished.


The Aliens went back to their planet with all our work! We'd really helped them to understand our planet.

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018