Wow, what an exciting couple of weeks we have had back in Beavers. We have welcomed 9 new children into our class this year and they have all settled brilliantly and made some amazing friendships.
Year 1 and 2 Update-
We have started our new topic of 'Space' in Year 1 and 2.
In English,children have been reading the book 'Aliens love underpants', and have been retelling the story through story maps and have created their own.
Children also created some descriptive writing, where they designed and created their own character with inspiration from Roald Dahl day. Children had to use as many adjectives as they could to describe every part of their character, they did brilliantly.
In Maths children have started their topics of place value, we have started using greater than and less than symbols and using them to compare numbers to 100 and comparing numbers to 10 in year 1. Children have been introduced to number lines, number tracks and tens frames in year 1. Year 2 have been working hard with partitioning numbers to 100 and also flexible partitioning to 50.
In Topic we have started to learn about astronauts and significant people who travelled to space. We have looked at what is special about an astronaut and what do they do. We have also looked at who Neil Armstrong is and why he is a significant individual. We have also looked at Valentina Tereshkova who was the first women in space and why she was significant during this time.
In Science, we are looking at everyday materials and their properties, we have linked this to our space topic and did a science experiment in which the children had to use their sense of touch to describe the properties of the materials without using their sense of sight.
We have started our new topic of 'All about me' in Reception.
In reception we have been getting to know the children very well. The children have been exploring the indoor and outdoor environments as well as getting to know each other. Children have been learning the everyday routines in our school and how to use equipment safely and sensibly. Children have been learning and singing along to some well known nursery rhymes and working well as a team to do this.
We have talked about being kind to each other, what it means to share, what a good friend looks like, using our kind hands and feet. We also talked about helping each other and playing together inside and outside.
Understanding the world
The children have been learning about their feelings, their family in which they painted using a range of colours. The children have been talking about their homes and who lives with them and creating some brilliant drawings of their family. Children have also been looking at the human body and their teeth and engaging in dentistry role play.
The children have created some brilliant autumnal artwork. Children explored the outdoor area and looked for signs of autumn and spoke about the rest of the seasons and what weather we would expect here. Children used ear buds to create fine dotted painting on the leaves using autumnal colours in which the children were confident in recognising.
In the class we have share numerous stories and fairy tales in our reading corner with a teddy bear to cuddle, the children have used brilliant listening skills and empathy towards the stories and asked questions about the characters.
We have just started our Maths, Phonics and English lessons beginning the 25th September and the children are all working so hard and doing their best to listen and concentrate during input.
I am so proud of how all the children have settled into their new school. What a fantastic start they have had!