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A lot of our learning this week focused on Blue Week. We started the week by talking about the word unique, we discussed the meaning and talked about the things that make us unique. The children produced some writing about their likes and dislikes. They also each decorated a jigsaw piece about themselves and we put it together as a class puzzle showing that although we are all individual pieces, we fit together as Buttercup Class (photo below). We continued to talk about how positive our differences are and their importance by reading a poem called The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf.


In maths we learnt about partitioning numbers into tens and ones. We started by concentrating on teen numbers and recorded our work as a number sentence, 13 = 10 + 3. Some children moved on to larger numbers as their confidence grew.


In science we went on a materials hunt, the children thoroughly enjoyed this and found lots of interesting objects made out of various different materials.


Friday was a very busy day. We were very lucky to be visited by The Quantum Theatre on Friday morning who entertained the whole school with a show based on maths. The children had a great time watching, participating and laughing! On Friday afternoon we split into out sports teams and had a circle time to sum up Blue Week. We also used this time to elect sports team leaders for each team. The day ended with Dad's and Grandad's Reading which was a perfect way to end the week. Thank you so much to the dad's and granddad's who were able to join us and share stories with us.


Buttercup Banana has had a couple of weeks off enjoying a much needed bath but is now spending a lovely weekend with Maisy.