We can't put into words how happy we all were coming back to school after such a long break. It was amazing to see each other, get back into our classroom, meet new friends and not be in the house! Plus we had savage weather and the whole school to ourselves!! Here are some pictures of our first day back.
I knew this guy would do it!! Next stage is the daily mile track.
This week we have been learning about shapes, time and data. We used tangrams to learn about shape names and their sides, story and pictures to learn how they can be represented as data and the months of the year to sequence in order. Here are some photos of us learning about each topic during our group work sessions.
It's taken a little time and a bit of encouragement but we are getting there! Absolutely loving the energy, effort and perseverance this little person has put in. We are all so proud of the progress. This time next week I'm confident I'll be posting a new video showing even more determination, gusto and bravery.
To finish off our theme of Halloween we played some of the traditional games associated with the festival. We played apple bobbing and snap apple. We had some laugh!
This fella got more enjoyment out of messing with in the water rather than trying to bite the apple!
Snap apple...... even Romy got involved!
This month as part of our history curriculum, my 4th class have been learning about Feasts and Festivals - specifically Halloween. It's been a busy month, which has resulted in a compilation of learning and photos I have to share this week!
Some of my class are not 4th class but they still loved learning all about it.
We made spider webs.....
We picked our own pumpkin ......
And cut out our final design!
We also made skeletons and pumpkins, learned a Halloween poem and wrote words associated with the festival.
We have been doing some great baking as part of our sensory group work - check out what's been going on in our sensory activities page if you haven't already seen it!
So now it's time to tell you all about it!
We made some SAVAGE rice krispie cakes (can't tell you the secret ingredient!) and we wanted to show you exactly how we did it.
During our art lesson we used brown crepe paper to make small balls to resemble the chocolate rice krispies and glued them onto our bun cases. For Maths and history we sequenced how we made our cakes and for English, we outlined the steps involved in the process.
We love to see our work on display. It's a pity the rest of our school can't see it as we are so proud of our learning.
Take a look at some of the fabulous work we have been doing lately. Maths (time, sets, counting and colour), history (sequencing) and English (writing and spellings).
We read the story of 'Pete the Cat'. Pete had lovely new white shoes and over the course of the story they changed colour! We sequenced the different colour changes and explained the reasons why his shoes changed from white to red to blue to brown and back to white again.
We have been learning about sets and matching colours. We also have been working on our fine motor skills.
Every morning we have the pleasure of G coming into our class for about 15 minutes before he starts his school day in 2nd class. He loves the time he gets to spend with us, catching up on what's been happening, updating our calendar/weather chart and enjoying some time in our Central Activity Space. It's also so nice for Marie, Romy, Elizabeth and I to get to see him and spend some time with him!
We got a new machine to help some of the children learn how to pedal. G gave it a test run for us!
Very important life skills going on here...... walking safely to a destination, crossing roads, looking out for cars and traffic, following instructions, social distancing inside, steering a trolley, reading items from a list, identifying different groceries, placing items to be checked out, packing bags and carrying shopping back to school. Sure you'd be wrecked after it!