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NEWGATE recently visited Broomheath Plantation

NEWGATE recently visited Broomheath Plantation to learn forest skills and bushcraft.

The children's behaviour on the coach and at Broomheath was outstanding, despite the weather, and they were a real credit to St Martin's.

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Bushcraft Fun!


Wow! What an exciting week Newgate have had. We began the week with a visit to Broomheath Plantation to learn Forest Skills and Bushcraft. The children's behaviour on the coach and at Broomheath was outstanding, despite the weather, and they were a credit to St Martin's.

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Newgate - Masters of Shapes and Patterns and all things Art Nouveau



Wow! What an action packed and fun-filled weekend we have had this week. I can't believe how much learning we have squeezed in this week - well done Newgate!

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Counting forwards and backwards

This week we in maths we have been counting forwards and backwards in 1s, 2s and 10s! The children have particularly enjoyed counting down for a rocket launch 10,9,8,76,5...

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - Newgate Blast Off into Space!



It all began in a galaxy far, far away...

A group of children collected 'moon rocks' at playtime and from then on we have been space mad. This week has been absolutely fantastic: the children's engagement with the topic, their child-initiated learning and the work they have produced has been outstanding. I can't believe how much we have squeezed into a few days, so much so we are continuing our space theme next week.

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