Wow - I can’t believe that we have come to the end of Term 1 already! Holly Class have had a superb first ever term at school and have settled into school life and routines fantastically. We have had a very busy term exploring our new school and classroom, building friendships and learning lots about ourselves and each other.
In Maths, we have been busy matching and categorising objects. We have also been using mathematical language to compare size, mass and capacity. We have enjoyed looking at repeating patterns and demonstrating our understanding through making fruit kebabs!
In English, we have been reading lots of stories, with some of our favourites being The Colour Monster, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and The Little Red Hen. We have focused on retelling these stories, sequencing the key events and have created our own characters and settings. We have also made a phenomenal start with our Phonics and are enjoying learning new sounds and beginning to blend these together to read!
A highlight for Holly Class this term has been our weekly cricket sessions with Dom the cricket coach - this was a new experience for lots of us. We have been focusing on our throwing and catching skills and we even had a go at batting!
We have enjoyed lots of circle times this term; discussing our families, growing up and feelings and emotions. We particularly enjoyed looking at each other's baby photos and discussing similarities and differences between us now and in the past, as well as between each other.
We have explored and investigated the changes of Autumn and have been very busy collecting autumnal gems in our Autumn Treasure Bags. We have enjoyed conker rolling, painting autumn trees and leaf printing. During Forest School we have explored the environment and autumnal changes. We have also enjoyed making clay faces, treasure hunts and getting very muddy!
Well done Holly Class for an amazing first term - you have all settled so well into school and are great additions to the Longvernal Family. I am particularly looking forward to next term, which will be jam-packed with lots of learning, festivities and celebrations!
Have a lovely half term break!
We are off to an incredible start to the school year - it has been wonderful to watch the children settle into school life with confidence and enthusiasm and see friendships begin to blossom. Exploring our new school and classroom has been an adventure in itself. We have spent lots of time getting to know one another and settling into our daily routines. We have also had a special visit from our Year 6 buddies this week! Why not ask us if we can remember our buddies' names?
I am looking forward to the exciting year ahead and working in partnership with you. As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
PE: will be on Thursdays, starting from 14th September. Please ensure children come to school wearing their PE kits.
Forest School: will be on Fridays from 22nd September. Please ensure children come to school wearing appropriate forest attire (long sleeved top and trousers).
Reading: children are asked to read at least 3 times a week at home - it is important this is recorded in their reading journals. We also ask children to practise their sounds daily, using their Speed Sound Books.