We hope you all had a fantastic Easter, and the Easter Bunny was very kind!
This term, we are going to be learning all about the many different ways in which we can travel. We will be focusing on some books which explore different modes of transport.
We have already read our first story – ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and talked about where we would like to go if we were the snail! The children had some fantastic ideas about places they would like to travel to such as The Antarctic, volcanoes…and even ‘Tiger Land’!!
If your child has any photographs of any family holidays or trips where they might have used a different mode of transport, please can you bring them in so they can share them with the class.
Take a look at our little chicks below
We will now be sending some homework for the children to complete. It will be sent home on a Friday, and the children can return it by the following Wednesday. This will help to prepare them for Year 1. Thank you for your continued support.
We will need our book bag EVERYDAY please.
We will need our PE kit every TUESDAY. Our PE kit needs to contain a PLAIN top, black or grey joggers/shorts and a pair of pumps or trainers. (If you need a plain top, please ask our office, we have team tops for sale.)
We will need warm outdoor clothes; coat, hat, gloves every day too.
Please make sure that we have our name in all of our pieces of clothing.
Things to do at home:
We will bring home a reading diary and a school reading book in our book bags. Please ensure that we bring this in to school every day so that we can read with our teacher. We love to show our teacher how good we are at reading. We can change our reading books whenever we like! If we have read our book at home, we can change it the next day so that we get to read lots of exciting books.
We can carry on learning at home using these websites, please help us with this because there are some things we might not understand:
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?AgeGroup=1 – there are lots of games on this website that can help us to learn lots!
http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk (Just phase 2, 3 or 4 – the free bits!)
Keep popping back to see all of the fantastic things we are learning about. We will update very soon!
Our topic this half term is Bears and we are looking forward to reading stories all about ‘Bears’.
As well as ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, we will be exploring lots of other stories based on both our topic and our interests. We will then use these stories to help us learn in all our areas of learning.
We can’t wait for it to be Spring time so we can start to learn all about the different things that grow! We even have a little garden in our outdoor area that we can start to plant seeds in. Keep an eye on our class page to see what we get up to when we are learning all about ‘Growing’ later on this term!
We love reading stories and have already looked at ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Stick Man’. We love hearing new stories and our teachers read to us every day.
Theatre Company Visit!
We were very excited when we had a theatre company come in and visit our school! Nursery, Reception and Year 1 were lucky enough to have 'Take a Hint Theatre Company' come in and perform 3 different stories to them - 'Goldilocks and The Three Bears', 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'.
We really enjoyed the performance, and were amazed when we walked into the hall and saw the fantastic set. We thought all of the characters were very funny, and we loved when we were able to sing along too!
Take a look at some of our photos from the performance.
The adults who help us each day are Miss Paling and Miss Nicklin, Miss Baranyai and Mrs Hughes. This means that we have even more opportunities to learn and have lots of fun while we do so!
We have access to a large outdoor space, where we can learn about the world around us, as well as negotiate space and independently access our wellington trolley – for those muddy days! Inside we use both classrooms, where we can learn in the role play, creative and construction areas as well as take part in challenges that are set up throughout our rooms.
If there is something particular that we are interested in, such as dinosaurs, then our teachers make sure that we can learn about these things, so often the stories that we do are based around things we like. This is to make sure that we are fully engaged in our learning.
We will be spending a lot of time outdoors, so we must make sure that we are coming to school in our warm coat, gloves and a hat. We are growing into little people and we love to be independent. We know how to put on our own hats, gloves and coats and we are very proud when we do our own zip too.