The children have been exploring pattern in the natural environment. The children found lots of different patterns in woodlands and made some rubbings too. We have also ex0ored repeating patterns and made our own using lots of resources including musical instruments.
The children thoroughly enjoyed listening to the Gruffalo. They went for a walk around the school environment to find objects to create a Gruffalo story tray. They enjoyed using this and puppets to retell the story. Lots of fun was also had making a Gruffalo feast in the mud kitchen!
The children enjoyed listening to the traditional Stories, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood. The children thought about how the characters felt, made wanted posters for Goldilocks, mixed brown paint, created baskets for Red Riding Hood and explored capacity with porridge.
Our topic this half term is ‘If you go down to the woods today’, so we will be listening to different stores set in the woods. We will learn about animals that live in the woods and seasonal changes that occur as we move through Autumn.
All the children had a fantastic start to the new school year during the first week. The children spent lots of time exploring the classroom, the outside area and beginning to get to know each other as well as the staff in school. We listened to the lovely story ‘While we can’t hug’ about a hedgehog and tortoise who find new ways to show each they care and love each other. The children painted rainbows, made funny faces with playdough and some wrote letters just like in the story. All the children made a hedgehog out of a range of resources.
We are thoroughly looking forward to meeting you all and getting to know you. Please have a read of the letter below from myself and a look at the virtual tour of the classroom. I have added some useful hints and tips to the 'Useful Documents' page (see tab below).
Phonics is key to learning now and throughout life. Mr Deakin has
created a page which has resources and information for you to access. We hope you find this helpful but any questions,