Today was a super exciting day, it snowed A LOT. We really enjoyed watching the snow through the windows and counting how many snowflakes we could see hitting the floor. After watching it for a short while we decided that we wanted to go outside and explore the snow because it looked super exciting. We tidied up our toys, wrapped up warm and headed out into the snow. The children had the most amazing time exploring. We tried to catch the snowflakes, made snowballs and made footprints in the snow. It was magical. We then came inside, the children made themselves nice and cosy with some blankets and we sang some Christmas songs. The magic of snow then continued into the afternoon. I collected some snow from outside and put it onto a tray for the children to explore. The children described to me how it felt, we spoke about where in the world it was cold and what animals like to live in the cold. We created mini snowballs, snowman and much more. The snow bought so much joy to the children. Please take a look at some of the fun we had.
As part of our Marvellous Me topic, the Penguins’ have been learning about healthy eating and living. We have thought about why it is important to wash our hands and when we need to do this. After reading some instructions telling us how to wash our hands really well, the Penguins practised washing their hands, making sure to make bubbles with the soap and clean both sides of their hands before rinsing away the soap under the tap. We have also learnt about healthy foods and have tried a variety of fruits and vegetables. The Penguins then made a fruit salad, carefully using a knife to cut up the fruit before enjoying their delicious, healthy snack. Have a look at some photos from our topic.
Owl Class have had a fabulous first half term. They have all settled in brilliantly and their confidence and independence is growing each day. We have had a very busy first half term. We have been taking part in multiple activities such as nature walks to the wild life area and carving pumpkins. The children thoroughly enjoyed it. We have also started Read Write Inc, a phonics scheme which allows us to learn a new sound each day. We pracitise saying the sound out aloud, we then read and recognise the sound. Once we have practised this we then apply our knowledge by writing the sound too. The children have focused on numbers 1 -10 in maths. We have focused on each individual number and the value of it, we have counted using numbers 1 -10 as well as looking at the numerals and matching number to quantity. In topic we have participated in a variety of exciting activities such as: making fruit salads, sharing photos of our families and creating pictures out of natural resources. The children have started PE and getting changed independently for it too. I have been so impressed with their enthusiasm for sport and their ability to get changed by themselves.
Finally, I would like to say well done to Owl Class, they have had a brilliant first half term and should be very proud of themselves. I am looking forward to seeing what they can all achieve next half term!
Since the beginning of term, Owl Class have really enjoyed exploring their new inside environment and Roisin's Garden. Owl Class have been having lots of fun and have been accessing a variety of exciting learning opportunities and challenges. I am proud of how well the children have settled and it has been great to see some lovely friendships blossom, not just in Owl Class, but across the other foundation classes too.
Please take a look at our first couple of weeks in school. It's been great fun!