Welcome to Ash!
From Mrs Hibbert, Miss Dean & Mrs Middleton
11th October 2018
The children have all been doing fantastically well at coming into school on their own in the mornings. They are getting the hang of sorting their own bags out before getting on with their fine motor activities in their animal groups. Keep up the good work!
Following the ILC day, the children have all shared their ‘K is for knowledge’ projects with the class. The projects were all so creative and we really enjoyed finding out about what you all learnt together, thank you for all your hard work. We will send the projects home before half term.
As part of our ‘Marvellous Me’ theme this term, we have been talking about our families, our homes, our bodies and senses, as well as people who help us. We created our own Oakfield child and labelled parts of the body. The children helped Mrs Middleton to paint on her school uniform and she looks very smart. We put our senses to work doing some sniff tests, we had some interesting answers for some of the pots which contained a variety of smells including cloves, curry powder and vinegar - lots of our children have a well-honed sense of smell. We had great fun when we went on our sense walk around the school grounds, noticing what we could see, smell, hear and feel (but not taste).
The children got changed for PE for the first time this week and did such a great job that they earned a marble for the class marble jar. We have been practicing different ways of travelling and negotiating the space in the hall successfully. We have also started to explore how we might travel along benches in different ways.
In phonics we have almost covered all of the phase 2 sounds. The children have been doing a great job remembering the sounds and actions- see if they can show you.
These last couple of weeks of term we are looking at autumn and thinking about the changes happening in the world around us. We went on our autumn walk this week and collected different coloured leaves as well as other ‘evidence’ of autumn. We have used the sticks we collected to practice ordering things according to their length. In addition, we have been looking at the story of the Little Red Hen, retelling the story with actions and acting it out. See if the children can tell you the story.
Thanks for visiting our class page. We hope you have a wonderful half term.
Throughout the year in Saplings there are occasions when we offer the children small amounts of a variety of foods to taste, to fit in with our current topic. We are aware of dietary requirements already supplied, should there be any changes, please inform the school office and we will take note of this when providing food to your child.