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Picasso Year 1-2


Our upcoming topic for next half term is....


Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

See a castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer's aim ! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower...

Meet Rapunzel who lives in a tall, tall tower. Let's build a brand new one... Whose is the tallest? Can you measure it?

Then dig deep,deep down making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals who live underground.

What's the sound? I hear little hooves going trip, trap,trip, trap over the rickety bridge. Watch out for the angry troll beneath... make sure your bridge is sturdy enough to take the weight and get us safely to the other side.

And the three little pigs who need your help to build  a strong fortress. Inside its strong walls they'll be safe from the big, bad wolf!

No huffing and puffing will blow your fortress down!

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Our next topic is…

Rio de Vida

‘There is no point to samba if it doesn’t make you smile.’ Alma Guillermoprieto


Oi! Hot, hot, hot! Dancing feet, step to the samba beat! Shake it, shimmy, hands in the air, wave your flags in the cool night air. Come join the party down in Rio, keeping the rhythm with your party shaker! Bright colours, patterns and feathers… Meet magical creatures from Brazil’s myths and legends and create your own too… Be as fancy as you like! Let’s get down to Rio where football is king, and practise our skills on golden beaches.


Bem-vindo ao Brasil os meus amigos!


If you would like to do some reading over half term, here are some suggested books:

  • Rio de Janeiro: A three dimensional expanding city guide by Trisha Krauss
  • Rainforests by Lucy Beckett-Bowman
  • Amazon (DK Eyewitness) by DK
  • The Frog Olympics by Brian Moses
  • A Day and Night in Rainforest by Caroline Arnold
  • Brazil (Fact Cat) by Alice Harman
  • Brazil Unpacked by Susie Brooks
  • Two can Toucan by David McKee
  • We’re Roaming in the Rainforest by Laurie Krebs
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On Friday, as part of our 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' topic, we met- a Horsfield- called Colonel Mustard. 

The children thought of some very probing questions to test my 'expert' knowledge! Erin helped wrangle Colonel Mustard because, as he warmed up, he moved more quickily, and would have quite happily made a bid for freedom!

We spoke about how long a tortoise might live for; size; male and female features; the unique pattern on every tortoise's plastron amongst other facts... and ask your child where a tortoise can take in might be very surprised.


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November has be very busy for the Picasso class! However we found some time to sit together and share our family trees. Our class is made up of such interesting and diverse backgrounds! It was exciting for the children to share something personal about themselves to the class!  Excellent work Picasso class!!!! 
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