We had so much fun doing our Santa Dash today! Everyone was in such good spirits and loved the festive music that accompanied the run!
We had lots of fun yesterday at Strangers’ Hall. We talked about how the fire started and looked for safe and unsafe items in the house. We then acted out the buildings burning and tried to put them out.
Our story will be: Christmas stories
Our rhyme of the week will be: Christmas Pudding
Our maths work will focus on: Revising everything from this term
We will also be: Making Christmas presents for the birds in Forest School, doing some Christmas cooking, and making some decorations
Our story will be: The Nativity
Our rhyme of the week will be: No rhyme of the week this week – please practise Christmas songs
Our maths work will focus on: Exploring Numicon, numbers and patterns
We will also be: Performing our Christmas play, making Christmas cards and decorations and continuing with postbox walks.
Earlier this term, Italy class presented their class assembly. We showed off our learning in Music, French, PE and English and really enjoyed it. For those people who were unable to come along, or who would like to simply watch again, please enjoy!
We wrapped up warm this morning and headed outside to explore the beautiful frost that was covering the field! It was lots of fun practising our mark-making on the giant xylophone, making footprints on the grass, hunting for sparkly leaves and listening for the ‘crunch’ made by our boots! We finished by singing ‘Here we go round the mulberry bush’, which felt very appropriate on a cold and frosty morning!
Year 1 entered a local Christmas art competition. They enjoyed drawing while listening to our Christmas performance songs. We were very impressed that the children used the techniques taught this term. They used a range of marks for effect and purposefully choose marks to show different textures.
Today we held our reading cafe in class. Thanks so much to all the grown-ups and siblings who were able to come along today. It was VERY busy in class and I only just remembered to take a couple of photos. There will be other cafes in class later in the year if you missed this one!
We read the story ‘Snowball’ by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet and talked about rhyme, predicting what word might come next and thinking of silly alternatives to rhyme with ‘down’. We tried to think of silly things which might get stuck in a snowball.
The children had a choice of different Christmas crafts to try – lollipop stick reindeer and Christmas trees, snowy pinecones and spiral tree hangers. It was brilliant fun. I’ve attached a leaflet with more ideas to try at home and suggestions of books you might like.
We also talked about the Little Library. Please do look out for it and use it. You will find it on the playground next to the home time door. These books are for Nursery and Reception children to borrow and return, or keep and replace… As often as you like and as many as you like! There are books for grown-ups, too.
We made pitta crisps in DT today! We cut the pitta bread ourselves and seasoned them before they went into the oven. They were delicious!
We are enjoying having a PE coach, Laura, in to teach our Gymnastics this term. Our focus has been around balancing. We have previously been practising balancing by ourselves but in today’s session we buddied up and had a go at doing balances with a partner. Some of these balances were a bit tricky but with some support, we all managed to complete a range of balances. We are looking forward to putting our balances into a sequence to perform later on this term.