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Responsible Citizens – Recycling and Litter Pick

The Transition class were Responsible Citizens when they continued their good work with weekly recycling and took part in a litter pick. There were two new volunteers this week for the recycling.

Some of the class were on their outing looking at road signs and they took litter pickers and a bag with them. They were very successful at identifying signs and matching it to their photographs. They collected a whole bag of rubbish from the area just near the school. Well done everyone, what a good effort!

Pine Class – Did the Ladybird hear about Fairtrade?

Well Hello Pinettes – on this lovely day!!! I can see some sunshine – HOORAY!!!

Well in the BLOG this week we are going to focus on ‘World Book Day’ which is Thursday the 4th of March – March already!!!!

How you can celebrate a very 2021 World Book Day on Thursday 4 March! | National Literacy Trust

Click here World Book Day  to take you to their site for loads of different ideas – you can listen to Hugless Dougless, print out bookmarks, get the instructions to make an Elmer Milk Bottle (Recycling Art!) or spot the difference with those funny Aliens in their Underpants!!! There are lots of different activities.

The Story we have choosen is ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ the reason we picked this story for World Book day is because Julia Donaldson has made it in to a Play. We thought it would be great, as we could use our signing – to sign all the different animal names, use lots of different props and use our AAC Devices to make all the sounds – when we are all back together in class we are going do this!! Hopefully you should all have received your copy please get in touch if you haven’t.

On Thursday morning Vscene we will be reading the play, with all the props and sounds please join us – if you have any props or sounds on AAC Devices and you want to bring these please do! You can dress up if you want – or keep you pjs on – whatever you want!!!

Below are a couple of versions of the story.


What the Ladybird Heard – read by Julia

What the Ladybird Heard🐞

Julia Donaldson has even got a song!!

What the Ladybird Heard Song🐞🎵


 Science and the Outdoors – NOW what do you call  it a Ladybug or Ladybird?? It can also be called a Ladybettle, Ladycow, Ladyfly or a Ladyclock!! For lots of information on Ladybugs or ……Ladyflies check out the link below. Soon we will being seeing the Ladycows in our gardens!!

National Geographic Kids🐞

Practising our Signing

Singing Hands – Animal Sounds🐮🐴

Old MacDonald 🐷🐑

I love Animals🦆

Dancing and Singing Time

Just Dance – Old MacDonald🐄

Art – making a Ladybird.

Now there are loads of ways you can do this – depending on what you have to hand – below are some ideas and links – please send us a photo if you make a Ladybug.

6 Clever Sisters

Ladybug Paper Plate Craft for Kids {+ Free Printable Template!} - Six Clever Sisters

Art Craft and Fun

Messy Little Monsters

Make fingerprint ladybird keepsake magnets from a simple salt dough recipe. A homemade gift idea for kids, toddlers and preschoolers. Perfect for spring, summer, bug projects.

We are excited!!!

Zombie said MIAOW and Pixie said PRRRRRR! Logan’s very well behaved dog said WOOF!!!

A good Read? Shaun the Sheep said BAA! And Vixen say WOOF!

The Horse said NEIGH! And the Cow said MOO! And the Pig said OINK! And the Duck said QUACK!! And the Hen said CLUCK!!

Gosh – use your number skills to count how many animals are in this story?

Sadly we haven’t managed to located a Goose – so think Goose everyone!!

Think Goose!!!

Fairtrade Fortnight is from the 22nd of February to the 7th of March

Fair trade is a way of buying and selling products that allows the farmers to be paid a fair price for their produce, and have better working conditions. Trade is ‘unfair’ when farmers receive very low income and have poor conditions while the companies that sell their products make lots of money from them. The Fairtrade Mark was introduced in 1994, it iS awarded to products that are sold under certain fair-trading conditions.

Have you seen this symbol on anything – perhaps bananas, coffee or chocolate – have a look for it.

Why We Don't Have the Fairtrade Logo On Our Products | Real Food Source

There is a couple of video links below you can watch which explain all about Fairtrade.

Fairtrade Explained

Fairtrade and Climate Change

Fairtrade Song

Cookery – what about helping to make this yummy Fairtrade Banana Bread, some mashing and mixing!

Fairtrade Banana Bread

Have a lovely week Pinettes


A little bit blue!!

We are at the end of our IDL Topic and our Colour Rainbow  – so this week we are blue!

Although this art work is from our Purple Week.

This successful learner has been working on her numeracy skills. That will be 4 million pounds please!!

Ordering money – well done!!

The sunny weather prop creates a lot of laughs.

More ordering – sizes this time.

Concentration here from these successful learners  as we clap, count and sign…

…and giggle!!!

This week our Science was all about Colours.

A tray of milk with some food colouring – when you put some washing up liquid on the end of a cotton bud and dip it in colour moves away – it was really cool you could try this at home!!!

Now for the Skittle Rainbow – Shields loved this!

Skittles on a plate then slowly pour on some warm water and wait!!


Not about Colour but using a non-permanent marker we drew on some shapes on to the plate added some warm water and watched the shapes move.

Yellow and Blue make…


Outdoor Learning an Autumn  Hunt round the Kay Park.

Autumn Leaves.


Boyle lets take some of this back to the Pine Room – quick no one is looking!!!

Looking for a 4 leaf clover.

Ready for our new story Blue Penguin and Sensory Play?

Shaving foam and Arctic Animals.

Watch out the Arctic winds are coming in.

I have an apron on!!!

The Eco-Captain making sure we reuse everyday things for our Remembrance Art.

Do you want to Dance?

More juice please Boyle!

Colour sorting and the Color Monster.

Which Monster goes where??


Someone preferred the story in Spanish!?!?

Cause and Effect.

Finishing last weeks Recycling craft – a lot of PVA glue was used!!!

Making lots of choices.

Oh Wow!!

Someone is very pleased!

And now for some Children in Need Crafts – Bingo Dabbers!!

Note from the ECO-CAPTAIN  Please save you Crisp packets – Mrs Slinger has an important use for them – they are going to be made into blankets for the Homeless ‘Get your Eco On!!’

Happy Children in Need Day 2020!!!



Earth Day

The Stars class recycled batteries at Tesco’s and were ‘energy detectives’ where we checked that empty classes had remembered to turn off their lights, taps and computers. We built a dark den and read a book by torchlight. Snack time was held in the dark too. This showed us the importance of conserving energy and how difficult it would be without electricity.