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Wear It Wild Day 2016

Friday 20th May was Wear It Wild Day in school. We got to come to school dressed up as our favourite animals. There was a whole school competition for the best costume in each class. The Panda won in Onyx class, can you spot him in the picture? ¬†ūüôā

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We talked about why we’d been allowed to come to school dressed up and what happened to the donation we’d brought to school. We also talked about how it linked to our Environment Week ideas and how we needed to make sure the animals environment was still nice for them to live in.

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We thought about our favourite animals and what we could do to help them. When we were talking about it we looked at the website for the World Wildlife Fund. Click here and here to find out more.

Corey’s comment above then started another conversation the next week……

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So, look out for some more fundraising in Onyx Class soon…..

What have we been learning? 

  • Why we need to look after animals.¬†
  • Why looking after the environment is important for animals as well as for us.¬†
  • To raise money for people and animals other than us.¬†
  • About the different animals we dressed up as.¬†

How can you continue the learning at home? 

  • Look at the websites above to find out more.¬†
  • Visit Graves Park or Heeley City Farm to visit some animals in Sheffield.¬†
  • Visit the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to see some different animals. Don’t forget to tell Miss Parker if you see her giraffe!¬†

 

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A Huge Thank You!!!

Do you remember our Chatterbox Challenge back in February? Look on the blog post to remind yourself if you’ve forgotten by clicking here.

We managed to raise an amazing ¬£106.50!!!! Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored our children and those who collected all the money in. We’re really proud of you all.

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Remember all the money raised goes to help children with communication difficulties. You can find out more about the Chatterbox Challenge and the I Can charity by clicking on the links.

Thank you again! 

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Running for Sport Relief

On Friday 18th March it was Sport Relief. We had already raised some money by holding a Fair-trade Bake Sale for the teachers with our Chocolatey Easter Nest Buns. You can find out more about this on our Fair-trade blog post if you click here.

We weren’t finished there though. Everyone in school ran for a whole mile and we were no different. We waited until our special time then headed outside. A mile is a long way when you only have little legs but everyone kept on running even when their legs got tired. Some of our parents and carers came to cheer us on and run with it. It was great to see them there and definitely gave us a boost.

Everyone did an amazing job and helped school raise lots of money for us to send to Sport Relief. Well done everyone!

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What have we been learning?

  • How exercise helps to keep us fit and healthy.¬†
  • What happens to our bodies when we do exercise.¬†
  • About how the things we do can help other people, including some people that we’ve never met.¬†

How can you continue the learning at home? 

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Mr Wolf’s Pancakes Storytelling & Chatterbox Challenge

Last week we had our joint Storytelling and Chatterbox Challenge session for our Parents and Carers.

Our families were invited to hear us tell the story of Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley and the rhymes we’d been learning for the Chatterbox Challenge. We’ve been taking part in the Chatterbox Challenge to¬†raise money for the ICAN charity which works with children who have Speech and Language difficulties.

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We worked with Nursery and Garnet class to tell the story to our families who had come.  We then sang the Chatterbox Challenge rhymes we’d been practising at home and at school.

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This is the storymap we used to help us remember the words. We had Makaton actions for each of the pictures as well. It is also very similar to the storymap we made when we got back to the classroom with our grown ups.

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Lots of grown ups came to help us make out story maps. We had to cut out pictures and put them back in the right order to tell the story. Then we could take our story maps home to continue telling the story to everyone there.

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It was lovely to see so many of you there. Thank you for coming and supporting the children. We hope you enjoyed the Storytelling workshop.  If you still have sponsorship money to hand in after the Chatterbox Challenge then please return it to school as soon as possible. ICAN organise the Chatterbox Challenge every year to highlight the challenges children with speech and language difficulties face.  Good communication skills are vital to a happy, successful childhood so we place a lot of importance on these skills in school, especially while your child is in Nursery and Reception.  If you want to find out more about why we’re raising money please look on the links below. Please ask if you have any questions.

I CAN       Chatterbox Challenge

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Chatterbox Challenge- A Huge Thank You!

Do you remember back in February when the whole of Foundation Stage took part in the Chatterbox Challenge? If you’ve forgotten or want to find out more you can click on the link here.

We counted up all the money and sent it off to ICAN and this week received a certificate congratulating us on the marvellous amount we collected.

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We’d like to thank the children again for their hard work learning the rhymes and taking part and also those families who were able to donate to this great total.

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If you’d like to find out more about the charity ICAN and the work they do please click here for more information.