Class Willow are loving learning about shapes and recreating images using shapes, we have changed our pictures to Christmas themed images and they are going down a treat. Some of our children have done this activity independently and have done really, really well. We are so proud of them. These are the best looking snowmen and trees we have ever seen, Keep up the good work Willow!
Class Willow are really excited and are thoroughly enjoying preparing for Christmas we have made decorations to be hung on the big Christmas tree displayed in the hall. We each painted and added glitter to our decorations after they were cooked and cooled down. The look on our faces when we saw the tree was priceless, all the children looked so happy and amazed at how big it was.
Class Willow fancied a change of scenery and we decided we would go and have an explore of the other outside areas around school. We went to the younger playground and had a great time climbing through the tunnel, running over the grassed hill and having a go at the balance seesaws. We had so much fun!
Well our messy play today consisted of purple, orange and green paint, water beads and wet autumn leaves. The different textures made us comment and verbalise a lot more this week and we had some interesting vocabulary and sounds such as ‘eee’ ‘dirty’ ‘all wet’ ‘wow’. The children always enjoy themselves of a Friday afternoon.
Our focus in maths last week has been all about 2D shapes and seeing if we can match them to the images correctly matching colours and some sizes too, we have done really well. Some of us even helped our friends with identifying the correct shapes and were really supportive. Lovely team work class Willow!
Class work done some lovely poppies pictures and printing using an apple cut in half and the end of the paintbrushes for that perfect black dot in the centre of the poppy. Class Willow also created little red boxes were we made a poppy using our fingerprints for the petals and one drop of black using our little finger in the middle, we got to took these home to show our families.
Collectively we made a poppy wreath too of all of our handprints and our teachers handprints where the green leaves.
Making castles out of our giant letters during our English phonics lesson, we enjoy piecing all of the letters squares together and repeating the sound that particular letter makes. Our children use the letter tile as a visual prompt and some of the children will automatically make the letter sounds without prompting needed, which is fantastic.
We have been patiently waiting and really excited to go and explore our new sensory garden outside our classroom. It has a big track where we ride our bikes, scooters and skateboards. We also enjoy a game of hide and seek in our tepees and pretending we cant hear our teachers calling us, we think its really funny. We also have a wonderful music hut that we can make lovely tunes from and play them either really loud or quiet. We also have a spring seesaw which we love. Here are some photos of us and our friends enjoying ourselves.