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Today's the day the teddy bears' have their picnic!

Today's the day the teddy bears' have their picnic!

rlloyd on: Today's the day the teddy bears' have their picnic!

Wow! we have been so busy in Starfish class. That we have only just had time to tell you all what we did on Tuesday.

All this term we have been looking at different types of books and have been deciding if they are information books or story books.

We have learnt that information books gives us facts and instructions whereas story books are from the authors imagination and that most of the things that happen in a story book don't really happen in real life. 

All this week we have been looking at Paddington Bear, we have all enjoyed laughing at some of the silly situations that he gets himself into and we have learnt that he loves marmalade sandwiches. 

So it was decided that we would have our own teddy bears' picnic. we prepared our very own marmalade sandwiches and took them to the picnic. We followed the bears footprints which were found throughout school. The footprints lead us outside where we were joined some of the Butterfly Class, to the teddy bears' picnic.

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Guiseppe Archimboldo

Giuseppe arcimboldo

Alex Blackburn (ablackburn) on: Guiseppe Archimboldo

This week Starfish have been looking at famous artists and in particular linked to our topic Giuseppe Archimboldo. He used to create his pictures using fruit and vegetables. We looked at some of his pictures and then had a go at making our own versions of Archimboldo pictures. We talked about what we could use for our facial features and here our our results.

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Dear Zoo

Victoria Theatre

Alex Blackburn (ablackburn) on: Dear Zoo

Starfish class looked at Dear Zoo last term as our class book. Last week we were lucky enough to go and visit the theatre and watch a live performance it was BRILLIANT!. Everybody was so sensible, getting on the bus, crossing roads and finding our seats. All the children joined i the audience participation and left with a huge smile on their faces! All the children really were a credit to Highbury! Well Done Starfish!

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The Zebra who came to tea!

The Zebra who came to tea!

Alex Blackburn (ablackburn) on: The Zebra who came to tea!

In starfish we have been looking at The tiger who came to tea, This week we decided to change the story. We decided the tiger was not well and could not come so he sent a friend. Starfish class decided this could be a Zebra. The zebra also did not like the foods the tiger ate, so we made lists about what the zebra could eat. We then created our own class book and drew our own illustrations. Logan and Helena made a fantastic front cover to entice the reader. Ava, Dylan and Elsie used a computer to type their work, Adam, Eleanor and Emily all wrote their work and drew their own illustrations! 

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Pancake day

Flipping fantastic!

Alex Blackburn (ablackburn) on: Pancake day

Today Starfish class looked at the Shrove Tuesday tradition and why the Christian culture celebrate lent and what Shrove Tuesday. We then carefully made our own pancakes following a recipe which Adam and Eleanor read to us. WE then watched as Caroline Flipped our pancakes and chose a filling ( or 2) from the choices. Everybody tried a little bit and Helena Said " its hot". They were delicious.

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Computer kids

Computer kids

Alex Blackburn (ablackburn) on: Computer kids

Today Starfish class have been looking at what animals eat. We looked at pictures of animals and possible foods. We worked with an adult to use a search engine to search what animal ate what. Our adult read the words to us and then we matched up the animals to their correct food.

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The Tiger who came to tea

The Tiger who came to tea

Alex Blackburn (ablackburn) on: The Tiger who came to tea

Starfish class have been reading the book the Tiger who came to tea. We decided to have our own tea party. We made a shopping list in literacy, in numeracy we looked at money and went to the shop and bought all our items on our list. Adam told us we could get 2 packets of bread for £1.10 and Eleanor told us the eggs were 89p. Everybody then bought their items from the lady handing over the money, saying pleas and thank you and getting our change. In literacy we followed instruction to create cupcakes. Then in the afternoon we had a tea party and drank our juice out of a tea party and we had a tiger come visit ( it looks like Alex!)

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Dear Zoo

Dear Zoo

Alex Blackburn (ablackburn) on: Dear Zoo

In starfish we have been reading Dear Zoo. We have been using junk modelling to create the zoo. We have also added our own animals and worked together to build and create them. We have added a crocodile and a kangaroo. Keep an eye out we will add more photos as they complete!

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Green fingers

Green fingered gardeners

Alex Blackburn (ablackburn) on: Green fingers

Starfish class have been busy in the garden getting ready to plant some new plants and vegetables. We spent a long time talking about clearing and whey we need to get rid of weeds. We then got rid of all the weeds in the raised beds. WE worked as teams and used lots of new utensils to help us get the garden ready for spring. It is starting to look very neat. 

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Our family

Our family books

Alex Blackburn (ablackburn) on: Our family

This half term we have been looking at our families. We created family trees of all the people in our family and then carefully planned, drafted and published our own non-fiction books about our family. We carefully illustrated them and carefully chose adjectives to describe our families. They are on display in our classroom if you fancy coming to take a little look!

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Shapes

Shape Pattern

Alex Blackburn (ablackburn) on: Shapes

In starfish we have enjoyed using shape to create patterns. We looked the different shapes we could used the different orders. We then created our own repeating pattern. Logan and Helena also used the shapes to create pictures such as a bus and a house.

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Shape

Shape in Starfish

Alex Blackburn (ablackburn) on: Shape

In starfish we have been investigating shapes. We went on a shape hunt around school looking for shapes in our environment. We have also been sorting shapes into our own categories. Look at our photos.

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Pop Art

Pop Art

Alex Blackburn (ablackburn) on: Pop Art

We have enjoyed looking at different colours and different patterns. We looked at some pictures by Andy Warhol and looked at how he used bright colours to create his pictures. We talked about the pictures being repeated patterns and then had a go at our own Pop art pictures!

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Star of the Week - Ava

Star of the Week - Ava

Alex Blackburn (ablackburn) on: Star of the Week - Ava

The first star of the week for Starfish class this year is Ava! Ava has been so confident in settling in to Starfish, it as if she has always been part of the class! She has been amazing and independent in all her activities and has already become a key part of the class. Keep it up Ava we are super proud of you

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