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Bullfinch

Silky, the chicken and her baby chick came to school today. We learnt a lot about them! They will now be the stimulus for our poetry work.

Bonfires, astronauts and space biscuits!

Moon Buggies - Axles and Wheels

On a dark dark hill, there was a dark dark town…. Watch out for the Funnybone skeletons!

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We used our beautiful sunflowers for our maths and art focus today. We tried to estimate how many sunflower seeds we had. There were just too many to count but we did some clever counting in tens, hundreds and even thousands! We used the seeds to count and practiced our number formation too. Our tallest sunflower is about 3 metres and 30 centimetres tall. We could only do a rough measurement using metre rules. It was taller than all our estimations! Keep an eye out on here for our art work - painting and wool wrapping today.

Welcome back Bullfinch - September 2021

We celebrated the end of this half term by taking a walk up to the church, sharing a story with Revd. Gemma, singing, playing and eating strawberries. The sun shone on us and it was a glorious afternoon!

We have loved learning new songs to help us with our understanding of The Great Fire. You may have heard snippets, but here they are in their entirety. They tell the story!

In 1666, London burnt like rotten sticks!

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We need a leader!

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London Bells!

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London Town

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So much work went into this unit of work on The Great Fire of London. We have loved every minute, but today we enjoyed the climax of it as we burnt Old London.

Building our replica Old London Town. From the start of the process to the finished house!

We had the opportunity to practice our news reporting skills in front of Chaffinch. It was quite daunting, but many of the class gave it a go. We were very proud! Chaffinch gave excellent feedback and were a super audience!

We planted sunflowers at the front of school to remember the inspirational Captain Sir Tom Moore. Enjoy watching them grow!

We have been roving reporters, capturing the events of The Great Fire in order to write a newspaper article. The children have worked so hard to include exciting, engaging language and vocabulary choices.

Delicious, juicy strawberries for a treat!

We released all our froglets and remaining tadpoles back to their natural habitat. In order to do this safely, we had to gently scoop them out of the water. We did this by lowering our hand under the surface and letting the tiny frog hop on. It was a weird sensation! We moved quickly, yet quietly to transfer them to a container for transportation. It was also important that they didn't stay on our warm hands for any longer than necessary! 

We tried to capture the moment with photos, but they liked to hop...and hop...and hop!

We're hopping mad for frogs.... Our tadpoles are literally changing under our very noses! Can you spot us hopping for our maths? We were counting in 2s, 5s and 10s!

London's Burning, London's Burning..... We made bread to start off our topic on The Great Fire of London. It is believed that the fire started in the bakery on Pudding Lane, so we got into role and made our own!

London's Burning, London's Burning.....

 

We made bread to start off our topic on The Great Fire of London. It is believed that the fire started in the bakery on Pudding Lane, so we got into role and made our own!

Signs of Spring - we explored the grounds and headed over to the field to find signs of spring. It inspired some of our writing and art work too!