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Autumn Term 1


 Topic ‘Come Dine With Me’.

We had great fun in our Hungry Caterpillar Café.   We made salt dough currant buns and delicious fruit kebabs.

In Maths we made colour patterns caterpillars and counted the fruits that the Very Hungry Caterpillar ate.

In PSD we thought about the caterpillar and how he felt when he had eaten too much food.

In PE we pretended to be the caterpillar moving in different ways until he turned into a beautiful butterfly.

In Literacy we looked at book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, we sequenced the events of the story, made lists of the food the caterpillar ate and retold the story to our friends.

Autumn Term 2


 Topic ‘Celebrations’.  

We celebrated ‘Guy Fawkes’ with a bonfire event in the school garden with our lovely parents.  We lit a bonfire and sparklers and enjoyed toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate.  

In Literacy we studied the story of The Gingerbread Man and we even learned a ‘gingerbread rap’.

We turned our Hungry Caterpillar Café in to ‘The Gingerbread Kitchen’.  We baked and decorated traditional gingerbread biscuits, they smelt and tasted delicious!  We also made salt dough gingerbread men to sell in the café.

In Maths we counted, compared, sorted, weighed and sold our salt dough gingerbread men in our café.

We celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Light.  We made diva lamps out of clay, lanterns and beautiful rangoli patterns on the computer.

Finally we celebrated Christmas with a very special event.  After our Christmas sing-a-long our children and parents were able to meet Freya and Marble the beautiful reindeer from Lylac Ridge along with Father Christmas.  A magical end to the Autumn term.

Spring 1


Topic ‘Explorers’

We transformed the Gingerbread Kitchen into a fabulous jungle!

In Maths we counted, matched and sorted animals according to their patterns and size and learned prepositions.  We made 2d shape pictures and used 3d shapes to make jungle animals.  We made colour pattern snakes using threading beads.

In Literacy we looked at the rhyming book, ‘Rumble in the Jungle’.  We learnt rhymes about all the different animals.  We wrote about them in out writing books and drew some fantastic pictures.

To end the topic we took the children on a trip to Bristol Zoo to see all of the amazing animals we had been learning about.  We had a fantastic day!

Spring 2


 Topic ‘Welsh Week’ and ‘People Who Help Us’.

We began Spring 2 with Welsh Week!  We had competitions for handwriting, painted daffodils and Welsh 3d models. The response to our 3d model homework was amazing!  Thank you Mums and Dads for your support as always!  During the week we also learned Welsh songs and made delicious Welsh and cakes!

After Welsh week we concentrated on a new topic ‘People who help us’ and turned the Jungle into a Fire Station.  

In Maths we have been sorting, counting, reading, writing and ordering numbers, recording collections and solving simple addition.  

In Literacy we looked at the book ‘Firefighters’.  We learned a song about Firefighters and wrote about how they help us.

We ended the term with a very exciting visit from Rhys and his team from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service!  The Firefighters showed us the fire engine called an ‘appliance’, they put the blue flashing lights on and the siren.  They talked to us about all the different things they have to do in their jobs to help people to be safe.  They showed us their uniform and protective clothing and let us all have a go on at squirting water with the hose.  The children were so excited, it was a lovely afternoon.

There’s lots more to see on Mrs Baker’s Twitter page – just click on the link https://twitter.com/Mrs_Baker_SNRB?lang=en-gb