Are you fed up with asking the question 'How was school today?' and getting the response 'fine'?
Our new weekly blogs will give you more information about what your child is doing in school. This will mean that you can ask meaningful questions to find out about their learning.
This week, your child will have the opportunity to speak about their families and other people who are special to them. Children will talk about their family members and why they are special. They will then draw a picture of their family. We will be encouraging them to use colour for a purpose. We will be reading stories about families and how all families are different. In our problem solving sessions, children will be learning how to match, and being able to explain why they can be matched. In Read,, Write Inc, we will be learning the sounds t,i,n,p and using these to make words by blending sounds and reading them. Children will be continuing to use the outdoor space to look for signs of Autumn and also taking part in their very first PE session.
This week, your child will be learning listening to stories and completing activities around the theme of 'Friends'. They will play games with each other to learn their names and they will earn about sharing and why we need to share through the story of The Rainbow Fish. Next week we will start our phonics delivery using the Read, Write Inc programme. Children will be learning a sound a day. They will learn the sound, the name and will practice writing them too! In our problem solving sessions, children will be solving problems linked to sorting. We will continue to explore the outside area, including Westbrook Woods and the outdoor classroom.
Children will start full time this week, so we'll be training them in 'What goes on in the afternoons' This weeks topic theme is about 'feelings' We will be reading different stories about feelings and completing activities around them. We will be talking about our feelings and how it is ok to feel different things and to remember to talk to adults as we can help them. Children can draw, deign, paint or create their very own 'Colour Monster'. In our problem solving sessions this week children are learning about weight (heavy and light) big and small, sorting objects and comparing. Each class will be visiting Westbrook woods and exploring the wider 'Outdoor classroom'