Happy 5th November All!
A special one off topic week this week to celebrate “Bonfire Night”. Excitement is definitely building with the upcoming bonfire and firework shows on offer over the weekend and we have enjoyed linking all of our learning this week to this. In Circle Time 1 – Our Write Dance has been a very popular Baby Shark where we have been learning the signs for fish and shark and exercising our BIG arms with very large jaws. We have repeated our Listening Game “Who is Hiding” with a twist. This time the clue was all about in which season the person hiding was born. You had to work harder with those looking eyes to spot your hiding friend’s face on the cupboards. Circle Time 2 – In Maths this week we have been singing daily to a new “Days of the Week” song and learning all about the repeating pattern using two colours. It is challenging to create an ABAB pattern and even trickier to spot when there is a mistake. Keep practising both of these Maths skills this weekend – please never forget the best days of the week, Saturday and Sunday when you are singing them (they always seem to go missing). Circle Time 3 – Our dough disco song this week was “Wannabe” by The Spice Girls, Florence’s choice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkmxCl1dsDw Watch the clip and see if you can spot the five spice girls. During our C&L session, we have warmed up by sharing more of our friends’ new words. Slovakia (Nina), smooth (Savannah), barber (Aahil) and thief (Evie). What can you remember about the meaning of these new words? We also enjoyed sharing the story of Henry the Hedgehog in the book “Remember, Remember the Fifth of November”. We have talked lots about the job of the front cover – can you look at some of the front covers on your stories at home and find the clues? In Forest School this week, Mrs Allen has been celebrating the bonfire/firework theme as you have been creating bonfire pictures with sticks and leaves for your Learning Journeys and had the opportunity to create firework pictures by flicking paint. We have learnt all about how to stay safe around the fire in our fire circle, how to make a fire and today we had the chance to see one in action. A huge well done to Mrs Allen who always amazes us in how she gets the fire to light, she never gives up. As well as all of this fire fun, Mrs Allen has taught you how to play a game of “Duck Duck Goose” as a way to remember how to move safely around the outside of the fire circle. Make sure if you are ever out and about over the weekend, you show your families how to stay safe around the BIG Forest School fire circle over the road from school.
A message for parents – The children have worked hard for half a term on their listening skills. This week we have begun putting this hard work into practice by sending a message with the children to pass on to another adult. Listening to a message, keeping it in your head and repeating it back clearly is a challenge when you are three. Have a go this weekend at passing on those messages with family and friends.
Have a lovely weekend!
Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen, Mrs Franklin, Miss Turner (am), Mrs Hampton (pm) and Miss Herlihy X