What an exciting week we have had! Year One has started our Christmas festivities and have been doing lots of exciting arts and crafts tasks to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
In phonics we have been continuing phase five sounds and looking at the different sounds that the same letter can make when it is part of a word! It has been great to see the children’s progression over our time here and we have greatly enjoyed seeing them do super well in phonics.
The children have been involved in a lot of exciting crafts this week and have completed some lovely activities related to the Christmas nativity such as decorating a bedroom for baby Jesus and including what they might need to keep such a special baby safe. They have also began doing some Computing in which they created a virtual painting of the angel Gabriel arriving to Mary to tell her she will give birth to God’s son.
Later into the week the children enjoyed a muddy day in forest school! There was lots of lovely teamwork with children working together to build dens and feed the robins and birds that visit us in forest school with some bread.
This has been a fun filled week celebrating in the lead up to Christmas with beautiful singing, crafting, mechanical pictures, and some practice of our fine motor skills by making cheerio caterpillars.
It has been a pleasure to join Year One for the last six weeks and I have enjoyed every minute of it. The children have been an absolute delight to work with and have helped me greatly on my journey to becoming a teacher. I hope one day I will have a class as lovely as them!
Thank you Mr Bennett, Mrs Barnett, Miss Rynn and all the lovely Year One class for such an exciting time at Tardebigge!
Best wishes, Miss Cowen 😊