The children have enjoyed exploring their new school environment and meeting new friends and teachers. We had our first 'Stay and Play' to introduce our families to our learning.
We love sharing books and chatting about favourite stories with our friends. This term we have loved sharing 'Each Peach Pear Plum', 'Peace at Last' and 'Julian is a Mermaid'. We have started learning our letter sounds and have been practising blending to help us read independently. We have been practising our letter formation in lots of different ways.
We have enjoyed singing number rhymes and songs. We have been counting and comparing groups of objects and making repeating patterns. We have been learning about shapes as we make pictures and patterns with 2d shapes.
We have had some lovely autumn weather, so we have been busy outside and in the Mud Kitchen. We found out more about the seasons when we went for our autumn walk and collected leaves for printing. We also collected sunflower seeds from the garden, ready to plant in the spring. We made bread during Harvest week and observed how the ingredients changed as we mixed and baked the dough.
We have explored colour mixing as we have been painting and drawing. We have been trying really hard to use our 'good looking' and 'good listening' skills. Learning about percussion instruments has helped our good listening - we even made our own instruments! After reading 'The Little Red Hen' we made our own bread rolls and went to our first Harvest Assembly.
In PE we have been learning about fundamental movement skills. We have been really lucky to have staff from the Sports Commission to teach us some new games when we play outside - 'The Hungry Hippo' has become a new favourite.