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Autumn Term  2017:

First day:  Tuesday 5th September

Half term:  Monday 23rd - Friday 27th October

Last day:   Friday 15th December


Spring Term 2018:

First day:   Wednesday 3rd January 

Half Term: Monday 19th - Friday 23rd February

Last day: Thursday 29th March


Summer Term 2018:

First day:  Monday 16th April 

May Bank holiday: Monday 7th May 

Half term:  Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June 

Term ends: Friday 20th July 


Walk to Clarks and the Post Office

 Last week, we were thinking all about balloons which involved floating and sinking, using them to develop our physical skills, investigating number, size and colour and for creative activities.  This led on to exploring measurements as we thought about how high a balloon could go in the air, how far a balloon could travel and how it expands when filled with air.


On Friday, we decided to take this interest in measurements further by thinking about what else we could measure, beginning with our feet.  A small group of children were taken into Ledbury to visit Clarks shoe shop.  Afterwards, we called in to the Post Office to investigate how Jodie's parcels were weighed and the cost calulcated.


Here are some photos of our adventure:

We will be extending the interest in measuring over the coming weeks by including plenty of measuring opportunities in our daily activities, both child led and adult led.  Some of the experiences planned include measuring each other and making comparisons using language such as 'taller', 'tallest', 'shorter' and 'shortest'.  We will be using rulers, metre sticks, tape measures, weighing scales, jugs and our hands and feet to measure a whole host of objects in, around and outside Busy Bees.  


Children will be going home with a 'How...?' sheet which is an activity for them to complete at home with their parents and carers in order to continue the learning at home.  I wonder which child's house will have the tallest grown up?  I wonder who sleeps the longest or has the biggest feet?  We can't wait to find out!