Teddy Bears and Toys
Our first half term in Ash class flew by very quickly! We had great fun getting to know each other better and the teachers used the time to assess where the children are in their development and what their next steps should be.
We started our phonics programme and the whole class love our daily phonics practice especially the jolly phonics songs.
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Most of the children recognise all of the Phase 2 phonemes (the sounds letters make) and many of the class are starting to blend to read and segment to write with growing confidence.
We are practising letter formation and put letters into 4 groups to help us remember how to form them correctly.
The children have been working to increase numeral recognition, improve careful counting and have also been enjoying activities based on shape and pattern.
In Understanding the World we have thought about how we celebrate special occasions. We learned the story of ‘Rama and Sita’ and found out about how Hindu’s celebrate Diwali. It made us realise that most celebrations include special food, decorations and presents and often new clothes. They always involve family, friends and fun!
This half term we are focusing on Teddy Bears and Toys. We plan to visit the Build a Bear Factory and make a class bear. Our focus books will be: ‘This is the Bear’, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, ‘Where’s My Teddy?’ and ‘Threadbear’.
We will be thinking about darkness and light and learning about the Nativity story nearer to Christmas.
The children love music and singing. We will continue to follow the ‘Charanga’ scheme of music as well as revisiting out favourite songs and nursery rhymes. The class will join the rest of the school in the Christmas performance and will learn some Christmas carols later in the term.
As you can see we painted some fantastic self –portraits and made colourful Diva lamps.
This half term teddy bears will be inspiring our creative endeavours.
As a class we will continue to learn about Rucstall’s school values. We will practise kindness, good manners and keep striving to have a great attitude to learning.
All About Me…..
Our first topic this term will be All About Me…………
Starting school is such a big and exciting step for children and their families. Mrs Lomax and I are really looking forward to seeing you all again and have been busy getting Ash Class ready for you to play and learn in.
We can’t wait to find out all about you and for you to get to know us.
In the first few weeks the children will be learning about school and classroom routines. Together we will be exploring Ash Class’s learning environment, both inside and out and finding out about Rucstall’s Values. We will practise kindness and good manners.
Our two main books for this topic are “Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly” and “My World, Your World”. We will be celebrating our similarities and differences.
The class will quickly start our phonics programme which is the basis for learning to read and write. We will also be practising our counting as well as shape and number recognition skills. In Understanding the World we will be thinking about our bodies, our families and learning about different celebrations, in particular Diwali.
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