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Mrs K Hoyle

Listening Lions

Blog Posts

Royal visitors

We have had some very special visitors at Springwood ahead of tomorrow’s wedding,  we have written our own wedding invitations and acted out a wedding. 

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Today  we have have been exploring shadows. We have been holding different objects infront of the projector to see if they block the light. We have learnt 3 new words, opaque, translucent and transparent.

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Internet Safety.

This week we have been learning how to keep ourselves safe on the internet.

We agreed these rules-

  1. Do not talk to strangers even if you think they are children.
  2. Do not ever give out personal details.
  3. Never tell anyone your passwords.
  4. If someone messages you tell a grown up straight away. 

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Investigating perimeter

We have had a great math lesson investigating perimeters. We used cubes to explore the different lengths of sides. We worked in groups to investigate the different shapes and their perimeter.  We managed to find 12 different ways to arrange 5 cubes with the shortest perimeter of 10 and the longest perimeter of 12.  I wonder what would be the shortest and longest perimeter of 6 cubes? 

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Sport Relief

The children from The Listening Lions challenged the adults at a penalty shoot out. We had a great time, there was lots of banter and cheering. Then we learnt how the money raised by Sport Relief supports disadvantaged children. We are all looking forward to the grand finale on Friday where Mr Petitt’s children challenge the adults in Lemurs to a three legged race around the field – let’s hope the rain holds off! 



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Rainforest Art

There are some very talented artists in The Listening Lions, we each created trees from different layers of the rainforest using a variety of media. We then put all of our work together to create a masterpiece that is displayed in our classroom, we would love our parents to come and have a look.

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The investigative Lions

Today we have been working hard to find the best material to make a coat suitable to wear in the rainforest.  Together we decided it was important for the coat to be light weight, moveable and waterproof. We tested the absorbency and the ability to maintain shape  of different materials and decided that polyurethane is the most suited material.

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Shakespeare day

Today we were very lucky to have West End in Schools visiting us, we managed to perform a play in a day. Every child took part in the play, ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream.’

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World book day

In Listening Lions we did lots of exciting things all about The Rainbow Bear. We wrote out our wishes, we wrote about zoos and we did some amazing art, watch out for our new display. 

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