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K1: We Play! We Think! We Learn!

week beginning 7th Feb

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
Last updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

In K1 we have been exploring the sense of taste. Some of the children became ‘risk takers’ as they tasted fruits that they had not tried before. Some were pleasantly surprised, discovering that they enjoyed the experience and asked for more! As part of our theme of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', all of the children tasted three different types of porridge; salty, warm and chocolate flavoured. You can imagine the responses! Most agreed that the porridge was too salty, the warm porridge was too hot and the chocolate flavoured porridge was just right! It was an opportunity for the children to show their reasoning skills. They were encouraged to talk about their likes and dislikes and to explain why. It also highlighted that they were beginning to use the story language they had heard during our story telling sessions. It has been wonderful to hear that some of you have been listening to your children’s versions of the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' at home too! Thank you for sharing this with us.


At home during meal times, maybe your children can talk to you about the taste of the food they are eating. Here are some of the words we have been using in K1 when tasting fruit and porridge and eating at lunchtime.


hot, cold, warm, sweet, sour, juicy, spicy, bitter, creamy

We also enjoyed bringing our Teddy Bears to school and sharing a Teddy bears' picnic together. It was a wonderful morning with lots of singing and bear stories being shared.


We hope you enjoy looking at our pictures!


Mrs. Sarah, Mrs. Judith and Miss Jess

I can use oats to make porridge!

Carefully adding the milk.

Mixing the porridge.

It tastes just right!

It's too salty!

It's too cold!

tasting fruit

These are some of my friends

Teddy bears Picnic

Teddy bears Picnic

I can find the Teddy in the story.

Coming to school makes me happy!

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Sports Day

Published Tuesday, February 07, 2012.
Last updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Week begining 30th January 2012

Published Monday, February 06, 2012.
Last updated: Monday, February 06, 2012

We have been continuing to explore our senses. Last week, the children used their hands to investigate a variety of materials and made feely pictures with them. It was an opportunity to use descriptive words and to be introduced to new vocabulary. Here are some of the words you may also like to use at home, in English or your home language, when talking about how things feel when you use your sense of touch.


hard, soft,  smooth, rough, bumpy, furry, fluffy, prickly, spiky

Some of the children also explored the sense of touch by using their feet too. Would you like to put your feet in baked beans, jelly, cotton wool, cereal or cold water? The children were great risk takers and had a go!

Have a safe and happy half term holiday!

Mrs. Judith, Mrs. Sarah and Miss Jess

This feels smooth.

This feels nice and soft and fluffy.

This feels crinkley.

"It feel sloppy."

My feet are in the jelly!

How does the gloop feel?

Look! My slime is stretchy!

Exploring the slime.

Playing with the gloop!

I am painting my monkey mask.

I had chicken pox this week, but I still had lots of fun at home feeling cereal, jelly and beans with my feet!

Comment By Tabitha, Alanna's Mom 

It melts my heart to see the children smiling and having fun learning and just being kids....

Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012