11th March 2022
Two weeks have flown by as we have moved into our Spring topic. We have been sharing Spring stories both indoors and outdoors and started looking for those signs of Spring using the magnifying glasses. This weekend, see if you can spot some signs of Spring when out and about – birds singing, flowers growing, trees and bushes growing back their leaves and blossom. We had a slight change to our plans with broken toilets for a short while but it didn’t stop us ticking off the tasks in our day as we ended up with our circle times on the front playground whilst we used the School Room toilets. We enjoyed sitting on the front steps and taking it in turns to wear the blindfold to guess who was saying hello to us in our Listening game – “Who is it?” We also enjoyed bringing Bertie Bus and his driver Bobby to the front playground and seeing which people, animals and objects he would allow on the bus during our Phonics. Thank you Isla for working out what his problem was - he only liked people, animals and objects that had his sound. We have also taken our Maths circle times outside as we have been doubling in Forest School with mirrors, creating Double Monsters with a friend and playing the “Double Double Double” game with our finger numbers. When we had sinks in action, we were able to continue with our Write Dance to two of our familiar songs – “Just Like This” and “We can do anything” and have been colour mixing on the tables. Can you remember what colour blue and yellow made? Red and yellow? Dough disco has been all about rhythm patterns thanks to Robyn and her We Will Rock You, Queen choice and squeezing the dough to Mrs Franklin’s choice of Can’t stop the Feeling, Justin Timberlake. Watch them in action this weekend with these links - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tJYN-eG1zk and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru0K8uYEZWw
In Forest School, Mrs Allen has been sharing her favourite Spring stories, Superworm and Spike’s Best Nest. You have enjoyed playing hide and seek with ten Superworms and using the soft toy animals and ribbons to role play the story of Spike. In the mornings on the patio, you have enjoyed printing Spring pictures with forks in preparation for some special cards we will be making to go home this half term. Up on the balcony in the afternoons, you have been wrapping your worms with wool and working on your fine motor skills.
A message for parents – parent consultation slips will come home in the children’s bags and a Zoom link sent via parentapp next Friday (18th). Look out for both.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Mrs Mander, Mrs Allen, Mrs Franklin, Miss Turner (am), Mrs Hampton (pm) X