The first week back after half term has been a busy one!! We have started our first week back learning about Diwali, light and dark. The children have been learning about what is light and dark; and its many meanings – as in a light source, space, and celebrated in festive celebrations. The children have been exploring these many meanings through making Diwali lamps and lanterns, drawing henna pattersns, retelling stories about Diwali and the festival of light (including many other stories this week too), investigating and reporting on ‘space’ artefacts, and practising letter formation throuh a range of activities. So much learning and fun has been had this week!!!! See for yourselves 🙂
In maths, we have been learning about addition through using the part-whole model. This has allowed the children to develop their understanding of addition in such a fun and meaningful way.
In literacy, we have started learning about the story ‘Whatever Next’. The children have already started loving this story; and are enjoying retelling it using the props to help!
We hope we didn’t tire them out too much with such busy learning!! Look out for our space learning coming soon.
Enjoy the fireworks and stay safe!
Class 2 team
Class 1 are absolutely loving our topic of ‘Under the Sea’.
Over the last few weeks, the children have been exploring the concepts ‘fast, slow, noisy and quiet’. The children have been making sea sounds, and singing songs using their voices, instruments and puppets.
The children have learning about sea creatures that live under the sea, and sea creatures that live in the water. The children have been exploring and recreating sea stories using props and resources.
The children have also created various sea creatures in art and write dance, exploring various skills and techniques.
The children have been learning about habitats – where the sea creatures live, what they eat and what you might find in their home. We have been exploring habitats through art, cooking, story time and during other activities too. The children have also been learning about aquariums too, and we made our own class 1 aquarium (only pretend).
The children are especially enthusiastic about this terms Little Readers. The younger nursery are exploring the rhyme ‘Little Boy Blue’; and the older nursery are exploring the rhyme ‘Row, Row, Row your Boat’. The children have been exploring the rhymes at home and have loved sharing their creations with their friends in class. The children have carried on their learning through activities within class 1 as part of our topic too. Please ensure your child’s Little Readers bookbag is returned to school on time so other children can all have ago.
Please follow the link below about the class 1 Christmas party.
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Your child’s personal invite is waiting for you in your child’s tray (invites went out on Friday).
We hope you can attend!
Class 1 team
Class 1 Bookstart
We are very lucky to be working with Surestart to offer a free child and parent Bookstart programme. The BookStart programme provides an exciting opportunity for you and your child to share stories and rhymes together using a range of interactive resources. Each week you will receive free resources and tips to use and keep at home. The programme will last for 2 more weeks.
The next session will be held on Tuesday 4th December 2018 at 9.15am in class 1 (this is a change to the normal arrangements for this week only).
It will start at 9.15am and will finish at 10am.
Nursery children who do not normally attend the Tuesday morning session are also invited to attend along with an adult from 9.15am until 10am.
Siblings are welcome too!!
We look forward to seeing you all and thank all the parent’s that have attended so far.
The Class 1 Team