September to December topics
All about me
We're going on a Bear hunt. Book based week.
Elmer story -focus on colours
Down in the Jungle
Week 1 : The very hungry caterpillar
Week 2 : Chicken licking ( eggs arrive ) (pancake day)
Week 3 : Room on the broom
Week 4 : Little Red riding hood (St Patrick’s day )
Week 5 : Guess how much I love you( mothering Sunday )
Week 6: The tiger who came to tea
Week 7 : Easter
Each week we have been looking at different people who help us. It's been lots of fun pretending to be a different occupations each week.
Skyler's mummy came in to to talk to us about her job as a prison officer.
Also Ryan's mummy came in to talk about being a midwife.
The first week back we welcomed our new families and children
Week 2 the jolly post man
Week 3 Fire fighters
Week 5 Doc/nurse
Please remember to help your children with self registration
Please remember your children need appropriate clothing for the weather
Please remember to check the board outside our class room for notices
This week we have been learning all about the story a squash and a squeeze.
The little old lady takes all the animals out her house . We decided we would make some houses for the animals
The children have had fun creating houses for the animals , using different materials .
All our activities have been about the book. We have made enclosures for the characters to squash and squeeze them just like the story. Masks of the animals to support our role play so we can act out the story. We have used sponges in our water tray this will help with our fine motor skills which will support us for our mark making. On one of our tables we had bubblewrap it made funny noises when we squeezed it.
In the garden we have a mud kitchen and have been making some delicious mud pies, the mud has gone all squelchy and sloppy.
Our book of the week was "Elmer and Wilbur" we have been experimenting with lots of colours. We squeezed paint into sandwich bags to see what would happen. We also looked at fireworks and made some fab pictures. On the field we had a mini bonfire we put a jacket potato inside it to see what would happen. When we got back to our room our potato was cooked and very hot. ( photos to come)
We had a dark tent and used torches to light up the way we made funny faces. We decorated moons and sunshines to decorate our ceiling and talked about the animals that come out at night. We made owl masks too twit twoo
A giant came to visit us we were a little scared but it was okay as he wrote a letter to us everyday with instructions for the day.
We planted our own beanstalks in bags, they are growing everyday. We were able to use props from the story to play in the puppet theatre and even played the beanstalk game on our interactive white board.
Here is our squash stall we used different sized containers to fill with water and had to use new words for example bigger smaller wider volume.
We had a puppet show the children made their own tickets and we had to line up to collect them. We used our lovely language to communicate how many tickets we would like.We used the story boards to make up our own stories, some were about fairies and some were about picnics
We had dinosaur footprints in the garden there was also dinosaur bones in our digging area. A secret dinosaur tray inside
We made a new digging area outside for our diggers. It was so much fun. We had our hard hats and cones out and used the diggers to move the messy mud. We made a bus outside too and travelled to London.
We talked about what we wanted to be when we got bigger. Our song of the week was '10 little fingers". We painted some beautiful self portraits. At circle time we measured ourselves using a piece of string to see who is the tallest and the shortest. We then got to keep this string on a poem.