Week 3. 24.09.21
The weather has been really kind to us this week and we have managed to do lots of working outside. We have had story time in our outdoor area and we have been using the playground for some extra space.
This week we have introduced a Daily Dashboard and Busy Bees to the children. The Daily Dashboard is a combination of a calendar and science: which creates lots and lots of discussion. We have learnt a new song – “Days of the Week” to the tune of the Adam’s Family. We have been discussing seasons and the daily weather. Busy Bees are two children everyday who help around the classroom with the housekeeping tasks, collecting the fruit and milk, taking the letters to the office and being the line leaders. The children are really enjoying taking responsibility for the jobs around the classroom and for the Busy Bee stickers!
We have been singing the alphabet song, ordering the alphabet in a human line and we had an object for every letter of the alphabet and had to guess which object represented which letter. For handwriting we have started Exercising for Handwriting, where we have been working on strengthening our core muscles. The children have been writing lots and lots and lots! They have found the writing shed a real attraction – and we have had some lovely notes and drawings and I am sure you have had lots sent home too.
For number time we have started to look at the correct formation of numbers. We are really taking our time to make sure we are accurate with the formation. The children have enjoyed using different equipment and resources to form numbers 0 -10.
Mrs. Barnett taught the first PE session this week. The children were on the field and were the children played a game ‘Witches and Wizards’, where they followed instructions and moved safely in a space.
We have started to think about the world around us and we looked at three different bulbs. As a class we made predictions on what the bulb could be and what they may grow into. The children thought of nut, seed, onion, dinosaur tooth/bone, radish, rock. We then drew the bulbs and cut them in half to explore the insides and then finally, we planted the bulbs in our outdoor area. Fingers crossed in the spring we have a lovely display of flowers.
The highlight for the adults this week has been seeing the self-portraits the children have created. We have discussed how we are all unique and everyone looks different and that is what makes us special. The paintings and drawings the children have created are fabulous! The attention to detail for eye colour, eyebrows, hair colour and hair accessories has been inspiring. The children have then chosen to free paint themselves again later in the week. Mrs. Pugh and Mrs. Medlicott even had their portraits painted by one child. 😊
Tuesday 28th September.
The children will have both PE and their first Outdoor Adventures. On this day please send the children in PE clothing, they do not need school shoes on a Tuesday. For Outdoor Adventures please send a named bag containing named waterproofs and named wellingtons. Please send the wellingtons in an extra named carrier bag, as we will then keep the wellingtons at school. At the end of the day the children will be sent home in their waterproofs and trainers/pumps.
Mrs. Welsh and I look forward to welcoming you to the Curriculum meeting at 2pm on Tuesday 28th September. I will open the gate at 1.50pm ready for a prompt 2pm start. Please be aware that the school will be operational and PE sessions, Outdoor Adventures will be happening around the grounds. Please could you indicate if you are able to attend to allow for seating to be arranged.
Have a lovely weekend everyone. Any queries please let us know.