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Ready, steady, cook!

At the farm we decided to make some vegetable soup and carrot cakes, using our healthy ingredients. We learned lots of new skills and made sure we kept safe when using knives and hot water.

20140624-092537.jpg here is Ryan using the bridge technique to keep his fingers safe whilst cutting potatoes.

20140624-092633.jpg Here Jack is keeping safe by peeling away from himself.

20140624-092941.jpg we kept safe at the cooker by listening very careful to the adults and only entering the kitchen area with an adult (or two!).

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20140624-093140.jpg Harrison thought the soup was delicious and came back for seconds!

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Healthy ingredients

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Using carrots and potatoes grown in our garden (and a few extras from the shops!), what do you think we could make with these ingredients?

Our first GOLD Mathletics award

We are so proud of Jacob! He has worked so hard on Mathletics that he has achieved his Gold award! What an achievement for a child in Reception. Well done Jacob, all this hard work has helped you to make great progress!

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Sharing time

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20140610-111320.jpg Jack has been very busy planting at home in his own little garden, like we have been in school. He brought in photographs and talked to us about his carrots and edible flowers.
Jack and his family went to the RAF Cosford air show at the weekend. They saw lots of exciting things including a Sea King Helicopter, RAF pipes and drums (Jack says they make a very strange noise) and a parachute display. What an exciting weekend Jack, thank you for sharing with us. We now know lots about the RAF that we didn’t know before.

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Farming Friday!

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Today we continued to work towards the Bronze level of our Farming and Countryside award. We looked at lots of different seeds and talked about differences and similarities. We can now identify a sunflower and a broad bean seed. We all went on a leaf hunt. We discovered that there are lots of different trees in our school environment and used a leaf identification chart to help us find out what they are called. We have been learning about the properties of shapes in maths this week so this new vocabulary has really helped us talk about the shapes of the leaves and seeds. We all planted our own sunflower seed and learned about what they need to grow. We looked at different fruit and vegetables and learned about how to categorise them.
We are well on our way to achieve the Bronze award by the end of the year. Which level of the award are you working towards?

Farming and Countryside Award – Beginning at Bronze

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20140610-105615.jpg In Reception’s assembly today we found out that we will be going back to the farm in two weeks to help us achieve our award. We looked at the booklets again and found the things we have not yet learned in order to achieve our Bronze award.
What do you need to do next?

Bug Home

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At the end of last half term we made a Bug Home. We found out that bugs like to live where it’s damp and dark so we collected lots of logs and made a home that we hoped would attract some new bugs. Today we found lots of slugs and worms.
We really want to find some snails. Can you find out what snails like to eat? Write it as a comment below.