Happy New Year to all our children and their families. We hope you have had an enjoyable Christmas break and are looking forward to all 2019 has to offer.
Seven new children joined have joined us this term and they are settling in well and getting used to the routines and boundaries with a little help from the older children.
The doors open at 11.45am. Feel free to come in to share with the children story time and to support them to get ready for home. This also provides you with the opportunity to have a chat with each other or with staff in the warm and dry.
Library day is Thursday. Library books can be left in the appropriate tray in the classroom.
Our topic this half term is Me, Myself and I when we will be talking about and engaging in activities about ourselves and our families. We will be looking at similarities and differences in addition to special family events and occasions. We will be focusing some of our work around the book So Much by Trish Cooke. This is a well-loved story with it's warm depiction of a Caribbean family birthday party. In addition the season of winter will be explored in science and art activities...particularly outside if it snows!
We look forward to sharing this term with you.
A big welcome back to some of our children and families and a big welcome to those of you who have joined us this term.
The children have settled in well and are getting used to the environment and routines.
The Autumn Term has been busy so far, with more to come! Our topic of 'Chestnuts and Conkers' will provide plenty of opportunity to explore the season of Autumn in the wider learning environment with a morning in the Forest School area, bug hunting, bark rubbing and mud drawing with stick pencils. In addition we will be creating different pieces of artwork from pine cone rolling in paint to printing with Japonica fruit. Examples of these will be displayed outside the classroom.
During the second half of the term will will be focusing on light and dark in our topic 'Who turned out the light!" This will provide the opportunity to explore the length of the day, shadows, festivals including Diwali and Christmas in addition to talking about people who work at night and the different jobs and roles they have.