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Chinese New Year!

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Today F2 learnt all about Chinese New Year. We heard the lunar story and we watched a video about the celebration. We made red money envelopes for our friends and family, we painted dragons, we made marks to represent numbers in Chinese, we created play dough dragons and had some very special oriental inspired snack. What was your favorite thing about Chinese New Year?

Once upon a time...

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F2 visited a castle! We were all very excited to go on a coach for the first time. When we arrived, lots of us spotted the battlements, or what remains of the battlements, around the edge of the castle walls. Some of us thought we could see a moat and some children identified where a portcullis would have been. We went and explored the keep, walking up and down the steep, spiral staircases. The children were very sensible today on their first school visit, us teachers were very proud of the children's engagement and behaviour, well done F2!

A very special tea party!

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Today Father Martin came for tea with F2. There was juice and biscuits for everyone who came to join him, and some children took the opportunity to ask Father some important questions. Emily wanted to know how many babies he had baptised. Finley asked Father what his favorite colour was that he wore. Excellent questions F2! 

Odd Socks Day!

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Foundation 2 took part in Odd Socks Day to celebrate difference. We know we are all different and special. We recognized that sometimes being different can make us sad, but we shouldn't feel this way. We decided what we should do if we ever see anyone looking sad. 

We're going on a bear hunt

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What a fantastic start F2 had today inspired by their new topic. This week we're reading 'We're going on a bear hunt' and we've already started to create our own bear hunt stories! 

Oo Arrr Let's Pirate Party

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To celebrate the end of our topic and learning this term, we had a pirate party. Inspired by Captain Beastlies Pirate Party story book, we made and ate our pirate food and went on a treasure hunt. We also had a good old pirate boogie too.


The Naughty Bus is back!

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This week F2 have been visited by the Naughty Bus. So far, we have made a bus, queued for a bus, paid for our bus tickets and started to tell our own stories about the Naughty Bus. What a busy day we've had! 

Funky Fingers!

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It is very important to get our fingers moving in F2. If our fingers become stronger, our writing will become super! Any fine motor activities help our fingers gain strength so we can hold our pencil better. We have been weaving ribbon, making towers with cubes and tweezers and squirting water with pipettes. 

An important message in Come and See today.

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F2's Come and See topic is called 'Myself'. Today, F2 were told that the most precious thing to God was hidden inside the treasure chest. Everyone in the prayer circle took turns to look inside but they weren't allowed to tell anyone what they saw. We discovered that the most precious things to God were ourselves. To finish we heard this verse by Isaiah: 

God says: You are precious to me. I love you. I know you. I know your name. I call you by your name. You are my child. 

Shapes let loose on F2!

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Some children started to make some shape puppets in our workshop area this afternoon, using their mark making and cutting skills and, most importantly, their learning of 2D shapes. Can you make a shape puppet? What can you tell me about your shape puppet?