Earith Primary School

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Willow Class - Reception - Year1




Willow class teachers are Mrs Nicholls and Mrs Hobley

Teaching Assistant are - Mrs Glover, Mrs Austen, Mrs Watson


This week the children have been finishing their work based on I Want My Hat Back.  They have been working on their own stories I Want My Friend Back.  They have been asking questions, acting out searching for their friend and finally writing their own stories.


In maths the children have continued measuring and have been using the balance scales to compare the weight of different objects.

This week the children have been busy measuring length and height.

They have made a chart to show how tall everyone in Owls is.

We watched a clip of a blue whale and then measured out the length in the playground.  The whale we drew was 30m long, we found out that its heart is 4m long, the same length as a car.

Owls had a great day visiting the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge.  We found plants for bees and a beehive, hairy palm trees, beautiful orchids, a giant redwood tree and a grassy maze aswell as many snowdrops.

The children have had a great week this week looking at a range of books by Eric Carle.

The children have wathced clips or Eric Carle creating his art work and then used similar techniques to create artwork for the book corner.

They used painting and printing tehcniques to make patterned paper.  Once dry, they then cut the paper into pieces and used to create collages of the food the Very HUngry Caterpillar ate.

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The children have begun finding out about seeds and plants.  In Science they have planted seeds in different conditions and made predictions about what will happen to them.

The children have been looking at the work of Eric Carle, in particualr The Tiny Seed.  They have watched a clip of him working and begun to make their own collage pictures.

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The children have had a wonderful week this week.  We have based alot of our learning on the traditional tale The Three Little Pigs.

The pigs needed the childrens help to build a strong house that the wolf could not blow down! it was lovely to see the children working together and discussing their ideas.  We had houses made of pipe cleaners, riboons, plastic bricks, sugar cubes, straws, lolly sticks and plasticine!  After the children had built their house they tested it and evaluated it.  We decdied that the plastic bricks made the strongest house.


We have continued with our work based on the Moon this week.

The children have been busy finding out facts about the moon.  They are going to use these pieces of information to write a fact file about the moon.

There was much exciteiment this week as the children finally got to make their moon buggies.  Lots of  resilience and resourcefulness was shown.  Well Done Owls.


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The children have certainly been inspired this week with lots of work about the moon.

We have begun a new book called Sidney, Stella and the Moon.  Sidney and Stella manage to smash the moon into a million pieces! There is only one thing for it - they have o find a new moon.  The children in Owls have been thinking about what they would use to make a new moon and we certainly had some interesting ideas!

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The children have been finding out about Neil Armstrong and also designing their own lunar rovers.

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  Please send in any boxes, plastic bottle tops and foil next week for this project.  Thank you.