During term one the children explored their new environment and enjoyed learning about how to be a good friend - they enjoyed sharing new experiences together and settled quickly into the routines of school.
We enjoyed the book ‘Here we are’ by Oliver Jeffers and talked about how we are a tiny part of our great big world, but how we need to be kind to the world and others.
We explored the forest to search for signs of Autumn and enjoyed sorting leaves into different shapes and sizes - we also used them to talk about which ones were the biggest and smallest. The classroom also had it’s very own pumpkin patch, so we could explore weighing objects.
During this term the children have explored the night time sky and have learnt about the stars and the constellations that they make. They enjoyed making these for themselves with tea lights and lollisticks. Linked to our learning about the sky, we shared together the story of ‘How to Catch a Star’ and the children wrote about different ways the little boy could catch his star. All our work on the night time sky was put together to create a display, showcasing all the children’s work.
In Maths we have learnt about the numbers one to five and have explored many different ways of making the numbers using the Numberblocks to help us.
At Christmas the children learnt Away in a Manger and Little Donkey and took part in both a Carol Concert and Christingle Service.