Our Lost Bear's Birthday!

After reading the story of ‘Ruff’ By Jane Hissey. We decided to have a birthday party for our own lost bear ‘Hubble’.

We planned and prepared a wonderful surprise and on Tuesday held a great party.

We had dancing and games of musical chairs, musical statues and pin the tale on the sheep!

We sang happy birthday to Hubble and shared a birthday cake!

We know Hubble had fun, but we had lots of fun too!

We're going on a Bear Hunt!

We did some collage of the different places from the bear hunt story.

Can you see us in the picture?

Autumn Wellie Walk

We had a great time on our Wellie Walk looking for signs of autumn!

Can you see what we found?

We went on a Bear Hunt!

“We’re going on a bear hunt.

We’re going to catch a big one.

What a cold day.

We’re not scared!”

We went:

Through the gate…. Creak Creak, Creak Creak!

Over the steps…. Step Stomp, Step Stomp!

Through the tree’s……Stumble trip, Stumble trip!

Through the tunnel…..Creep creep, Creep creep!

Over the mountain……. Slip slide, Slip slide!

Across the dry river bed…..Stomp crumble, Stomp crumble!

Into the cave!

One soft brown nose….Two fluffy ears….Two shiny black eyes!

We found a friendly BEAR!


The 215

Come and see our Year R soldier at Vigo Road Recreation Ground on 10th November. He represents one of the 215 soldiers from Andover who were killed during World War 1. We decorated our soldier with poppies that the children made to remember them and photographs of our learning about World War 1 at school.

World War 1 Week.

We have been learning all about WW1 this week.

We have been busy creating landscapes in our tuft spots and sand trays, marching to our soldier song, creating meals for the soldiers in our mud kitchen as well as shelters for them in our building and den areas and getting creative making tanks and aircraft with junk modelling.

We have also written letters to soldiers and decided what we would have sent to them in a food parcel.

We have rationed our fruit by using tickets to have fruit from the shop at fruit times and used our play trays to plant vegetables pretending to be the land girls.

We made a soldier of our own and a poppy to remember and say thank you to the soldiers in World War 1.


We have been practising our pencil grip and strengthening our core muscles using WriteDance at school in readiness for writing. We used big movements to draw circles and eights in the air with rainbow scarves, matching them to the music, before drawing them down on paper.

If you would like to help at home you could strengthen hand muscles by squeezing sponges at bath time, watering the garden with spray bottles or screwing up old newspaper in to tiny balls – don’t forget to use both hands!

All of our hand control activities help to develop a good pencil grip.

Counting and Numbers

We have been learning all about numbers and counting this week. We have found lots of different things to count at school. What can you find to count at home?


Don’t forget….. always move the objects when you count them so that you know when to stop! How many have you counted?

Pablo Picasso!

We have had fun learning all about the artist Pablo Picasso. We found out that he liked to paint faces by using lots of different colours. He also liked to mix up where the features go.

Gosling children decided to become Pablo Picasso themselves and made their own faces! Look how different we look!