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What else are we finding in the enchanted forest?

The children have been writing fantastic acrostic poems about the forest, including what they have learnt about real forests as well as the traditional tales set in the forest.  This is the poem they wrote as a class before they wrote their own.

F ish in the lake

O range leaves

R obin Hood hiding

E nchanted and evergreen

S ecret house

T rees everywhere!


We have now started looking at The Gruffalo story and writing about the characters and acting out the story with puppets the children have made.  We will then  be finding out about the real forest animals in the U.K. including mice, foxes and owls.  If you would like to start looking for information at home with the children please do and send in any facts they have found out, or drawings for home learning.

World Book Day - Amazing character costumes!

The Legend of Robin Hood


We have been exploring the legend of Robin Hood, writing about the characters, making hats and becoming the baddies the Sherriff and King John as we wrote our WANTED posters. We have also started learning a medieval dance We will continue with this legend as we build a camp for Robin and his merry men and women and explore other favourite characters on World book Day on Thursday 1st March.

In maths we have been practising counting on when we are adding numbers and using number lines and next week we will be looking at subtraction.

Just a reminder that P.E. will now be on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Who have we been visiting?


We have been busy visiting the three little pigs and working out what shapes we need to build the houses and how much they will cost!

If you are shopping see if your children can use the correct coins to pay for a small item in pennies.

This week we have finished our fantastic twisted Three little pigs stories. Ask your children what they have changed.  Are their characters different?  What happens at the end of their story?



Welcome to THE ENCHANTED FOREST for the Spring term.

The children will be reading, acting out and talking about traditional tales set in a forest.  We have started with HANSEL AND GRETEL and we have made a gingerbread house, puppets and have composed an Enchanted Forest Symphony.


We are also looking at measuring and time this half term and have measured many objects in the classroom including the children themselves!


P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays so if P.E. kits can be in on those days that would be very helpful.  The children will come home in their kits on these days.

The children have made poppies in all sorts of different ways and had a think about Remembrance Day this morning

We let our feet do the walking in maths today! What a great way of counting in twos!

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