Arctic Writing

Lola has written a lovely list of what she would take to the Arctic. What super reading!

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An Arctic Visitor

We were very lucky to have a visit from a parent, who used to live on an island off Norway. He came to talk to us all about what it is like to live in the Arctic. The children listened beautifully and were extremely interested in looking at all of the artefacts that he brought along.

We are…

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Making Arctic Explorer dens

The Ducklings and Little Chicks have loved working together to create Arctic explorer dens.

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Checking the bird feeders

The Ducklings have loved making apple and seed bird feeders this week. They have enjoyed looking to see if any of the seeds have been eaten!

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Applying our phonic skills

The Ducklings are becoming independent readers. They can apply their phonic skills to be able to read simple words, captions and even sentences all by themselves!

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Using tools safely

The Ducklings have been using tools with care and safety, to chip away at the blocks of ice and free the trapped animals.

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Animal rescue

The children have been using a variety of tools to rescue arctic animals from blocks of ice. We have been discussing what other factors can help to melt the ice and set the animals free. 

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Marshmallow snowflakes

This week we are using our funky fingers to make marshmallow snowflakes. The children have been using toothpicks to create patterns. 

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Discovering distance

The Ducklings have been finding out all about what distance is. Outside they have been talking about the distance between some different polar animals. They had to use comparative vocabulary such as closest, nearer, furthest and further to describe what they could see.

They also wanted to…

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Making snowflakes

The Ducklings have been using their funky fingers to create snowflakes out of sticks and marshmallows. They are quite fiddly, but have managed really well.

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Addition in Ducklings

Over the past two weeks we have been learning how to add two groups of objects in different ways. The children have been working with their talking partners and independently to find different totals. 

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Throwing snowballs

The Ducklings have been throwing 'snowballs' and adding up their scores as they try to aim them at different targets.

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