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The Gingerbread Man

Where do you think the Gingerbread Men have gone, and how did they get there?

The children have returned to school full of enthusiasm and energy. This week we have been reading the story of The Gingerbread Man and the familiar phrase of 'Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man', has been ringing out in both Reception classrooms. The children have been retelling the story using props. On our first day back we made our own Gingerbread Men and, would you believe it, the largest Gingerbread Man on the baking tray, from both classes, had disappeared before the biscuits made their way back to the classrooms!  A search ensued. The children scoured the main building and the playground but neither of the runaway biscuits has been found so Missing Posters have been made with pictures and details of what the Gingerbread Men look like, in the hope that they can be found and returned to us soon. In Maths we have been learning what it means to double a number. The children chose a number and built a tower of that number, using Unifix bricks. They doubled the number by making another tower with the same number of bricks and then adding together the bricks from both towers. The children have shown that they can not only double a number but can explain how they did it. What an exciting term this is going to be!