Handa’s Surprise

Settling in Over the last few weeks the children have been very busy. We have enjoyed watching the new children build friendships within and across both classes and gain in confidence. They have settled into their new routines with some wonderful help from our returning children who have modelled good behaviour. The very few tears […]

Continue reading


Dear Zoo!

This week we enjoyed completing activities linked to the story ‘Dear Zoo’. In the story a child writes a letter to the zoo asking for a pet. They send various different animals, all of which prove unsuitable. Finally, the zoo send a puppy: “He was perfect! I kept him.” The children listened carefully to the story and loved joining in with […]

Continue reading


Handa’s Surprise

This week the children have been learning all about Handa’s Surprise and the sense of taste.  We read the story about Handa’s surprise and how she collected different fruits to take to her friend as a gift.  Along the way lots of animals spotted their favourite fruits and took them from her basket.  A naughty […]

Continue reading


Elmer the Elephant

This week we listened carefully to the story of ‘Elmer the Elephant’. In the story Elmer does not want to be a multi-coloured patchwork elephant, he wants to be ‘elephant colour’. The children retold the story to Mrs Arnold. They particularly enjoyed the part when Elmer scared his friends by shouting “Boo!” We completed lots of activities linking […]

Continue reading