Welcome to Spring Term
Happy New Year!
We are so proud of how well FS have settled back into our routines and school life this week. They have loved seeing their friends again and have been so kind and thoughtful to one another. It has been lovely to hear about everything they got up to over the holidays.
Our learning commences this term with a topic called Winter and Cold Lands. We will observe lots of changes we see in Winter time and will learn how to keep warm in Winter! We can't wait to start our Winter themed science activities, which involve making bird feeders and conducting ice experiments. We will read non-fiction books when learning facts about polar animals and will enjoy activities themed around Oliver Jeffers' wonderful story 'Lost and Found'.
As the term progresses, we will enjoy Space Week! This week is themed around a story called 'Lost and Found'. We will make our very own class rocket ship and discuss all of the things we would like to take to space with us. We already have a number of space experts in FD class and can't wait to expand our knowledge and curiosity.
Our term ends by enjoying Chinese New Year celebrations. We will take part in our very own parade and will enjoy traditional activities, such as making lucky envelopes and reading the Chinese Zodiac story. }
We can't wait for an exciting half term ahead!
Miss Smith, Mrs Wallace and Miss Fletcher
Week commencing 04.01.22
Happy New Year! I could not be more proud of how well FS have settled back into school routines this week! ThThe children have worked very hard to remember all of their phonics and writing learning from last term and have made Puzzle the squirrel very proud with their brilliant maths work. Our story of the week has been Percy the Parkkeeper, One Snowy Night. We will continue to link our learning to this story for one more week. We have also been reading The Colour Monster and have talked about different emotions and feelings. We talked about our feelings, what might make us feel that way and what to do if we feel sad, tired, scared or angry. We also talked about how you can feel more than one emotion at the same time and our emotions change all the time, and that this is normal. FS were fabulous at naming emotions and discussing them. We have spoken about the changes we see in Winter time and have enjoyed watching the snow and observing the frosty mornings! We went on a frosty walk last Thursday and the pictures are below. Next week, we will go on a Winter walk around our school grounds and observe the signs of winter.
Our Frosty Walk
After discussing the weather in the morning, we decided to go and look at the frost outside. We talked about where we would find the frost. We walked outside and felt that the grass and ground was hard and cold beneath our feet. We found frost on leaves and the grass. We even found solid ice! We talked about why frost and ice occurred. When we came back inside, we put on a 'fire' to warm our hands and then cosied up with blankets and books! See the photos below.
Autumn 2 fun!
Welcome to a new half term! This is a wonderful and special half term as it is packed full with so many exciting things to learn and celebrate!
This term, we will begin by finishing our Autumn learning. We will go on an exciting trip to Woodthorpe Park to enjoy an autumnal scavenger hunt, collect some autumn finds and play with our friends at the park. We will celebrate bonfire night by creating some beautiful firework themed art. We will even decorate biscuits and create our very own rocket ships. Later in the term, we will celebrate Diwali. We will be able to retell the story of Rama and Sita and will learn all about this Hindu festival of lights. As the days get colder, we will learn about changes we see in Winter Time. We will discover lots of artic animals and find out about their habitats. Our term will end with an array of exciting Christmas activities and of course, our Christmas Party Day! Wow - we will be so busy!
Tiny Town Visit 7th December
FS had the BEST time on their trip today. They were absolute superstars and their behaviour on the coach and at Tiny Town was a credit to Haydn. Well done FS, we are so proud of you!
We had so much fun using our imaginations! We made pizzas, ice cream and coffee. We gave the grown-ups a pamper session at the Hairdressers. We loved being Firefighters putting a fire out in Haydn's dining hall. We were police officers patrolling the traffic. The vets helped make the poorly animals better. We built houses and looked after all the babies. It was so much fun for all the children (and the grown ups too!) to play so creatively together. Enjoy the photos from our trip!
Week Commencing 29th November
We have had snow much fun today with lots of snow-themed activities in our provision today. We were very excited it had snowed and talked about what we did in the snow. We observed snowflakes and drew them using chalk and made snowflake transient art. We explored snow and ice in our water tray and even made snow people using snow playdough!
Week commencing 22.11.21
This week has been our sustainability week. Our focus has been learning about different ways we can keep our planet clean and happy. We talked about cleaning up and recycling litter, we re-used recycled plastic to make stain glass sun catchers, we had a go at 'clearing the forest floor' by sorting materials into the correct bins and we made our own posters to remind children around the school to put their rubbish in the bins. We showed them to Mrs Mason and she was very impressed!
We worked collaboratively to paint our very own forest scenes and then had a go at painting characters from our story of the week (Little Red Riding Hood). We had to select the correct colours to make the characters come to life and used fine paint brushes to add detail. Next week, we are going to cut out our characters and place them onto the forest scene backdrop.
Celebrating Bonfire Night and Diwali
We had a wonderful time celebrating Bonfire Night and Diwali. We talked about Bonfire night and what we would hear and see. We described the fireworks and used this as inspiration for our Fireworks Tuff Tray scene.
We celebrated Diwali together on Thursday 4th November. Jenika told us all about how she celebrates Diwali and came to school in her special clothes for Diwali. Jenika's mummy made Jelabi for us all to try.
We sang our Diwali song and lit our lanterns. We had a fabulous week celebrating Diwali.
Woodthorpe Park trip
We had such a wonderful trip to Woodthorpe Park. The children walked so sensibly to the park and made us so proud. It was a very long way to walk but they did a super job and we talked about how lovely it is to have a walk to the park together. We saw lots of signs of Autumn and ticked them off on our spotter sheets. We walked under the trees and the leaves fell all around us, which was so magical.
Week beginning 20th September
Sounds of the week!
This week we have been learning the sounds:
s a t
These sounds are also in your shiny new Home-School Diary!
Nursery Rhymes of the Week!
This week we have been learning these song:
1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive!
Three little pigs song (to the tune of Three Blind Mice)
Three little pigs
Three little pigs
See how they run
See how they run
The pigs don't have a place to stay
The sticks and straw have blown away
The big bad wolf is on his way
Poor little pigs
They need bricks!
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