Occombe Farm

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We have had such a fabulous day at Occombe Farm! We enjoyed planting peas and daffodil bulbs with Ethan; the pea plants we could bring home and the daffodils we planted there, which means we can visit them in the future! We learnt how to keep seeds healthy and dug up weeds using a garden fork and…

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Yayoi Kusama

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This term in Reception, we have been comparing our culture to Asian culture. We have explored traditional tales, celebrations such as the Chinese New Year and different artists. The artist we have focused on is 'Yayoi Kusama', we shared her story and researched her art work. We loved learning…

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Thank you to the wonderful PTFA, who have funded five sessions with Kip. Kip has visited our class every Thursday for 20 minutes, during this time, he has taught the children four interactive songs. We have loved dancing and singing along to these songs and were brave enough to perform them to our…

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Paignton Zoo!

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This term our focus book has been 'Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain'. To support Understanding of the World development, we have been comparing African animals to animals found in England. Before our trip to Paignton Zoo, we came up with question to ask giraffe zoo Keeper, John. We had questions…

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Black history month

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This afternoon we continued learning about Black History Month when sharing the story of Marcus Rashford. We learnt his families often relied on food banks as he grew up and how that influenced his later life. Rashford worked to ensure all children had enough food to eat when schools were closed…

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Black history month - Alma Woodsey Thomas

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This week we’re celebrating black history month by looking at historical figures! So far we have read about Ella Fitzgerald, Rosa Parks and today Alma Woodsey Thomas. 


Today we focused on Thomas’ art work after reading about her life. The children discussed what they could see in her art…

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Monster pizzas

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Yesterday, a Monster named Sam from our focus book ‘where the wild things are’ entered our classroom! After reading some of our book, and looking at the different monsters from the book, we decided to make our own monster. The children used half a bun, tomato purée, mozzarella cheese, peppers,…

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Library visit

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To enhance and promote reading for pleasure, Dandelion and Tansy class visit our school library every Friday. Today was our very first experience! During this time, the children have a story read to them by their class teacher or teaching assistant and then pick a book to take home to share with…

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Our new seedlings!

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Introducing a few Dandelion children and, for the first time ever, a few Tansy children! We’re very excited to be a two form entry school and we can’t wait to share our learning with you! 

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Children in need

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The children in Dandelion looked fab in their 'ME' outfits for this year's Children In Need Day. There were lots of Pudsey themed activities today and in cooking we made cheesy Pudsey puffs! 

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Remembrance day

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For our cooking this week we decided to make poppy inspired cupcakes. We followed a simple recipe then added red food colouring and poppy seeds. 

We started our session by feeling the poppy seeds and eating a few (just to check we wanted them in our cupcakes). Once we had explored the seeds, we…

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Halloween baking

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Today in Dandelions, as part of our new Friday cooking sessions we made Halloween biscuits following the BBC good food recipe https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easiest-ever-biscuits.  We made it our own by adding in 'witching hour' and 'vampire bats' sprinkles! After the children had rolled out…

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