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Exploring

Exploring

We are learning about weight, floating and sinking, different materials and making predictions. In exploring time we use[...]
Marvellous Monday

Marvellous Monday

Story mapping encourages the children to plot and retell stories. Maple class have produced some great stories inspired [...]
Eggciting Breaking News!!!!

Eggciting Breaking News!!!!

One of the eggs left by the friendly Maple class dragon is hatching! [...]
The Dragon Expert cometh!

The Dragon Expert cometh!

On Wednesday morning Maple class found a letter left in their classroom, addressed to them. It had been written by a dra[...]
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Active counting today

One jump, one number!Your browser does not support the video tag[...]
Our learning today involved money, sounds, story telling and exploring

Our learning today involved money, sounds, story telling and exploring

We look forward to tomorrow, especially to see if our eggs hatch...and exactly what might hatch out of them![...]
What has been laying its eggs in Maple class?

What has been laying its eggs in Maple class?

We arrived this morning to find that something had made a giant nest in our classroom. Inside the nest were two of the b[...]
The Maple and Oak partnership goes from strength to strength

The Maple and Oak partnership goes from strength to strength

Year 5 reading partners took the teaching lead in using some of our latest technologies to make a short animation with t[...]
Castles are us!

Castles are us!

Maple class have been busy exploring again. In the land of fairy tales there are many castles but who do you think built[...]
Maple class exploring

Maple class exploring

Maple were exploring in and out of doors today, enjoying recognising the great qualities of teamwork in their peers. The[...]
Paired reading between Y5 and Reception

Paired reading between Y5 and Reception

Both classes love their weekly shared reading sessions.[...]
Year 5 Story Sharing with Reception

Year 5 Story Sharing with Reception

Oak and Maple classes sharing action story time. ; ; ;[...]
Marvellous Maple

Marvellous Maple

Maple class have had a very busy start to the term. We are now thrilled our Internet connection is now in place and we c[...]
Frances the Firefly makes an appearance at Pimperne today alongside Watch Officer Langdown.

Frances the Firefly makes an appearance at Pimperne today alongside Watch Officer Langdown.

A big thank you to the fire service today for visiting and sharing in our World Book Day! We listened to a story from th[...]
Reception visit to the new school

Reception visit to the new school

Reception started the morning by predicting what they thought our new school would look like, the rooms it would have an[...]
Home-School partnership in progress

Home-School partnership in progress

A big thank you to all Reception parents for their involvement in sharing our Learning Journals. We hope that those of y[...]
Teddy Tombola

Teddy Tombola

Thank you every body for making this a great success. The children seemed very happy with their wins. [...]
Welly walk observations

Welly walk observations

Heading out in the sunshine this afternoon in our wellies, we were on the look out for things that moved and do not move[...]
Ideas for the break!!

Ideas for the break!!

We made a curly caterpillar today to remind ourselves of our letter formation for the letters c,o,a,d,g and q. They all [...]
Excellent exploration

Excellent exploration

Linked closely to our theme of mini beasts, Reception have been finding out a little bit more about 'worms'! We have loo[...]
Safety on computers

Safety on computers

Today, we thought about how Smartie the penguin keeps safe whilst using his computer. We learned that if we are not sure[...]
In PE today....

In PE today....

We have been getting better at the skills we need to play games. We have worked with a partner and tried hard to jump, h[...]
Police visit Pimperne Reception class

Police visit Pimperne Reception class

Yesterday, we had a very informative visit from PC Mullins and PCSO Graham. Sirens, lights and the policeman's uniform w[...]
Christmas Boxes

Christmas Boxes

Wow! Thank you all so much for taking part in filling boxes for Christmas. I hope you had as much fun as I did choosing[...]
P.E

P.E

We have been learning to throw the beanbag underarm today. We were aiming at hoops and it kept getting harder! We celebr[...]
Exploring today... Led us into the world of spiders!

Exploring today... Led us into the world of spiders!

What a busy afternoon of exploration. We have been learning that spiders only have two sections to their body so are not[...]
A busy day

A busy day

Learning on the move! We use exploring time to investigate lots of our thoughts. We try new challenges and celebrate eac[...]
Fun with phonics!

Fun with phonics!

We were learning the g sound today. We were reading words like it,is, in and at. Today our new word to spot and read is [...]
Delicious!

Delicious!

Delicious was the word of the day from the soup makers amongst Reception, Year 1 and Year 2!! However, it appears the co[...]
Arachnids and no phobia!

Arachnids and no phobia!

The Arachnids were amazing. We learnt such a lot of information. Ask us where a tarantula makes its web! Or what a vineg[...]
CAMO Day

CAMO Day

The children were very excited to participate in a Camo Day assembly, led by some of the members of our Armed Forces. T[...]
Investigating and sorting 3D shapes

Investigating and sorting 3D shapes

Today we used our knowledge of 3D shapes to sort them into two groups - those that roll and those that don't. We have en[...]
Insect-mania

Insect-mania

After a fact filled day Reception are now proud of their knowledge of insects! After learning about the trees in our loc[...]
Even Birds!!

Even Birds!!

All the bird families on the branches of our trees make up even numbers. Give us some numbers and we'll tell you if they[...]
Textured paintings as Captain Duck gets lost on the stormy seas.
Well done the girls!

Well done the girls!

Reception girls really stood out today in their skills session with football coach, John Scott. If you are interested Jo[...]
Half the job done!

Half the job done!

Try and challenge us to show you half. We have been using 2D shapes and showing half. We tried to be as accurate as we c[...]
Reception take the construction of new buildings into their own hands!

Reception take the construction of new buildings into their own hands!

Special buildings are the theme of our learning in RE currently and along with our love of stories and the buildings we'[...]
Football Friday!

Football Friday!

We were football stars again today when coach John Scott came in to develop our skills. He was very impressed with our c[...]
We've been thinking about buildings and transport...

We've been thinking about buildings and transport...

As special buildings and transport were two of the themes the children in Reception wanted as learning themes, today the[...]
Celebrating our differences!

Celebrating our differences!

Initiated by a discussion that I overheard, where children were debating whether it would be good or not so good to all [...]
"Learning is an adventure" or so I was told today!

"Learning is an adventure" or so I was told today!

Every day does seem to be a bit of an adventure in Reception. Today, some of us flew to China, a five minute flight acco[...]
Football fun!

Football fun!

Reception impressed football coach John Scott today as they listened and thought about some tactical games, whilst picki[...]
Happy Saint George's Day...it was in reception

Happy Saint George's Day...it was in reception

We went on the first of many of our amazing learning adventures today. We went on a dragon hunt! First we wrote a list o[...]
Busy busy!

Busy busy!

During our exploring time today there were many reflective conversations going on involving light and shadows, shade fro[...]
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Loving learning

The imagination of our young learners knows no bounds when communication is advanced by technology. The arrival of Walki[...]
Pimperne helps Marvin take part in Sports Relief

Pimperne helps Marvin take part in Sports Relief

A relay on an enormous scale took part today. In total the children travelled nearly 25 km as they circumnavigated the p[...]
Sunshine Stars

Sunshine Stars

What a fabulous afternoon in Reception. Able to enjoy our outdoor environment the children shone as they put recent lear[...]
Spring Sunshine

Spring Sunshine

Reception headed out and about enjoying the Spring sunshine and spotting signs of Spring. We looked out for buds, crocus[...]
World book day

World book day

Key stage 1 got together this afternoon to celebrate our love of books. We shared our favourite books and enjoyed the va[...]
Pancake evaluation

Pancake evaluation

Shrove Tuesday was a busy day for Reception. We spent the afternoon telling the story of the 'Runaway Pancake' before te[...]
All even in reception today!

All even in reception today!

We are busy learning about pairs, even numbers and counting in two's this week. Whilst exploring we were finding matchin[...]
It's Our Magnetic Personalities!!

It's Our Magnetic Personalities!!

Some superheroes have amazing powers, just like magnets! We went off exploring to see if we could find exactly what it w[...]
Computer Concentration!

Computer Concentration!

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Welcome to 'Pizza Planet'!

Welcome to 'Pizza Planet'!

Today Reception put on their cooking aprons and set about creating the perfect pizza. Previously, during the week, they [...]
Junk... What would we do without it?!

Junk... What would we do without it?!

Reception are as busy as ever! Inspired by our space theme, we have aliens, spaceships, rockets and satellites under con[...]
Imagine that - part two!

Imagine that - part two!

It is probably better to ask the children about 'poddely' as their explanation would rival if not better mine! Needless [...]
Super chefs rustle up a superhero fruit salad for snack time

Super chefs rustle up a superhero fruit salad for snack time

Today we were treated to a superhero fruit salad. Following the instructions in the recipe, a group kindly prepared toda[...]
Today was all about shape and symmetry!

Today was all about shape and symmetry!

They are everywhere! Shapes - from sand to pictures, our learning today was all about shape. [...]
Superhero shape sorter challenge

Superhero shape sorter challenge

Well done to the children who were busy sorting shapes today. We looked at straight sides, curved sides and corners. We [...]
Our very own superheroes!

Our very own superheroes!

Today we used different materials to decorate our masks. Some of us made our masks symmetrical and others thought about[...]
Imagine that !

Imagine that !

We worked together as a team using our large construction kit in the hall. There were tales of castles, dragons, miniatu[...]
Marvellous moons by Maple Class (Reception)

Marvellous moons by Maple Class (Reception)

Wow! Our first attempt at using charcoal and chalk in different ways. We looked at pictures of the moon and the craters [...]
Pictures of the moon in charcoal

Pictures of the moon in charcoal

We have been making pictures of the moon using charcoal and chalk. We think that they are looking great. We tried not to[...]
Super Writers in Space

Super Writers in Space

A group writing activity. The ideas came directly from the children. Well done Oliver,Finley, Mollie, Ava, Claudia, Vinn[...]
Superhero skills

Superhero skills

Today we used our superhero powers, super kicks, super javelin, super frisbee and super throwing.[...]
We have started writing our own superhero books!

We have started writing our own superhero books!

We talked about what we could do if we were superheroes. Then we wanted to be an author and write our own book![...]
Superheroes in Space

Superheroes in Space

The children have returned full of creativity. They have decided that our space area is lacking and set to work making g[...]
Kebab makers at work....fruit ones of course!

Kebab makers at work....fruit ones of course!

Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, mangos and marshmallows...the ingredients for the perfect [...]
Fruit kebabs...the making and the eating!

Fruit kebabs...the making and the eating!

After naming as many berries as we could, we used a selection of them to make our own fruit kebabs. Some were pieces of [...]
Reception meet Luke the PCSO

Reception meet Luke the PCSO

Luke our local PCSO came into reception class to meet the children. They had lots of questions for him.[...]
It's more than reading!

It's more than reading!

After reading the story "The Robot", suddenly a real one was created! This was a very technical construction as I was to[...]
Our phonics visited the "ch" sound today.

Our phonics visited the "ch" sound today.

After learning that our sounds this week have two letters but only make one sound, the "ch" sound proved a popular sourc[...]
What a very fine hat!

What a very fine hat!

We thank the PTA for their contributions to our classroom learning resources. Our new role play hats catapult us into st[...]
Fun in the Reception snow!

Fun in the Reception snow!

Wow! We had great fun in the snow today! We made up stories about Elmer the elephant being stuck in the snow! We thought[...]
Running cup winner

Running cup winner

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A busy day!

A busy day!

All sorts of activities happening today. Even some of the Billy Goats Gruff dropped in to the cafe today.[...]
Wow! What a wonderful wet day for learning!

Wow! What a wonderful wet day for learning!

Lots of children took up Mr De Silva's challenge to show him some writing.[...]
Running cup

Running cup

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Wow writing!

Wow writing!

We like to write our own sentences. We even remember the 'stop dot'! (Otherwise known as the full stop!!)[...]
An Autumn walk

An Autumn walk

We went outside looking for signs of Autumn! We collected different colours as we went.[...]
Ukulele club G7

Ukulele club G7

How to play the tricky G7 chord![...]
Wild things!

Wild things!

We have been really busy exploring our jungle books.[...]
Skipping day

Skipping day

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Let's play hockey!

Let's play hockey!

Today we all enjoyed learning hockey skills as part of our Healthy schools fortnight.[...]
Zumba!

Zumba!

We started off the week with a lesson in Zumba! It was great fun and we loved the music too.[...]
Healthy Fortnight- football fun!

Healthy Fortnight- football fun!

We all enjoyed learning new football skills today.[...]
Golf!

Golf!

Today we all had fun by trying to learn about the game of golf. Here are some action shots![...]
Art in the style of David Hockney

Art in the style of David Hockney

We all enjoyed looking at some of the artwork of David Hockney. We have made our own picture in the same style. We worke[...]
Healthy schools fortnight

Healthy schools fortnight

Our healthy schools fortnight began with a visit from a tennis coach. Here are some of us in action. [...]
Fun on the school field!

Fun on the school field!

We all enjoyed playing with our new huge blow up ball![...]
Eat five a day the healthy way!

Eat five a day the healthy way!

The Reception class have been making vegetable soup this week. Molly- I tried a little bit of it. It was quite nice. [...]
Fun in the snow in the Reception class!

Fun in the snow in the Reception class!

Friday 18th January Monday 21st January[...]