What a great start the children have had in Birch Class. The children have settled in so quickly and are already producing fantastic work! The children have loved learning and developing their skills and knowledge through groups sessions and play as well as through different stories such as ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘Owl Babies’, ‘The Worrysaurus’, ‘Pumpkin Soup’ and many more. In the different areas in the classroom, we have had lots of opportunities to retell the stories by making finger puppets and role play and we have been using familiar phrases from the stories.
In literacy we have been sequencing stories, predicting what will happen next, as well as labelling pictures, including our body parts. In phonics, we have been learning new phonemes and the corresponding graphemes, listening to the sounds in words and working really hard to sound talk and blend new words.
In maths we have been sorting objects into different groups and comparing them. We have explored patterns and have been creating our own simple patterns. We have been developing our subitising and counting skills, and also looked at counting objects and matching them to the correct numeral.
In RE we learnt about what happens at a Christian Baptism and learnt the story of The Wise Man and The Foolish Man.
We have also been working on our Personal, Social and Emotion development through circle times and stories. We really enjoy singing our song – ‘Together as One’. We discussed how it feels to belong and that we are similar and different. We also looked at how we can manage our feelings and why it is good to use kind hands.
In our PE lessons we have been practising how to be a champion gymnast. Learning how to move higher, lower, over and under a range of apparatus.
In our music lessons, we have enjoyed listening to different styles of music such as pop and jazz and learning to make our own music using different musical instruments.
Thank you very much for your support this term.