This week have had lots to celebrate. We went for a walk and spotted signs of Spring. We observed that the daffodils and crocuses are in bloom in our planters and the tulip leaves are getting bigger. We enjoyed the first day of March and celebrating Shrove Tuesday. There was a strange note on the table which we read together and it told us to look in Mrs Gibson’s bag for the day’s story. We looked in the bag and found flour, eggs, milk, butter, a lemon, some sugar and a recipe book. The last thing we found in the bag was Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley. We enjoyed listening to the story but got such a big shock at the end when Mr Wolf ate the storybook characters that we had to reread the last few pages to make sure we understood what had happened. Mrs Swift helped us make pancakes and we enjoyed trying them with lemon, sugar, honey, syrup and banana. We also celebrated World Book Day. We started our celebration on Monday with a guest reader and we enjoyed guest readers each day for the rest of the week. It was really lovely to hear our favourite stories being read by different people and different voices. We enjoyed listening to Super Worm, The Three Little Pigs, Two trains and lots of others. One of the children said that Superworm is his favourite story. On World Book day we had lots of fun doing art and craft activities with older children from other years and working in different classrooms in the school. We used our cutting, gluing, joining and colouring skills to make bookmarks, finger puppets, puppets with split pins and pop-up books. All the Cygnet children did really well confidently coping with the change of routine and working with different children and teachers. We watched the Masked Reader video and tried to guess the readers. Lots of Cygnet children worked with their families and came up with some really great ideas for the book in a box competition. In our phonics we have been learning about reading more difficult 2 syllable words like lunchbox and sandwich. We learned new tricky words there, were, one and little and to spell they. We reread the pages describing the storm in After the Storm and wrote our own sentences about a windy day. We played number ordering and number track games using numbers to 10. We enjoyed singing Ten in the Bed and reading the Penny Dale version of Ten in the Bed. In PE we had lots of fun playing different dodging and catching games. We had to listen to the rules carefully and work together as catchers and to move in different directions to avoid being caught.