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No Pens Day

Wednesday 3rd October was 'No Pens Day' in school. We still had to learn, but the teachers had to be creative in getting us learning with no writing implements!


Aqua Class spent the day exploring the difference between villages and cities. In the morning they used all of the construction toys they could find to build a city in the classroom. After a break for some phonics activities and games, they then went out into the village in the afternoon to see if they could see signs of autumn and spot differences between Exton and the city they had built in the morning. Crunchy leaves, fallen branches and conkers aplenty were found, and the children enjoyed looking at a house being thatched as well.


Teal Class started the day with practising spelling their surnames using playdough - it is always tricky when you have a long name! They then spent some time practising explaining how they know what different 2 and 3 digit numbers represent in maths, before practising aural story telling. In the afternoon there was some PE and RE was done through craft.


Cobalt Class, meanwhile, were creating a 'play in a day'. In groups they took on a script for Fantastic Mr Fox, creating a couple of scenes per group. Not only did they have to assign parts and practise performing, but they also had to create their costumes.


After some debate with the younger children, staff were allowed to use pens to do the registers - we had to explain 'legal documents' to them!


What a fantastic creative day we had!


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