A fantastic week Gruffalos! Well done for all your hard work. We have loved learning and reading the Nativity story this week. We have all done so well learning the Nativty story and looking closely at all the people within the story. We have loved drawing the people and animals in the stable and paying close attention to what they wear.
We were so excited to introduce Christmas offically into the Gruffalos this week, we had a Santas workshop in our role play area, we painted the nativity characters and we decorated the christmas tree. On Thursday we even had a visitor in our classroom...it was an Elf!! He's already been up to some tricks! He has come to watch us in school until Christmas! We wonder what he will be up to next week!
Next week we will carry on looking at the story 'The Nativity' and we will be getting ready to try our costumes on for the following week where we will be performing our Nativity.
Wow! What a great week we have had in the Gruffalos. We have loved learning all about the festival of Divali. We learnt that Divali is celebrated by Hindu’s and is the festival of light.
In the sand we have explored colored sand and tea lights and used paint brushes to create Rangoli patterns. On the writing table we have been busy writing Divali cards and on the creative table we created some fabulous Mendi patterns on hand templates.
In our writing groups we used our phonic knowledge, to write about some of the things we might find and use at a Divali celebration.
In maths we have been learning about time, we talked about day and night and the different things we do at different times of the day. We sequenced a morning and a bedtime routine.
Next week we will be sharing the story of the Nativity.
Well done for this week Gruffalos! We have had a fabulous week learning all about Autumn. We have had fun cutting open and exploring pumpkins, creating leaf rubbings and writing all about what we can see in Autumn. We have also learnt all about rememberance day and in our continuous provision we have printed onto poppys and created our own medals. We have been really busy practising for our Nativity and learning our lines. We cannot wait for you all to see how amazing we are at singing.
Next week we are reading the story 'Kippers Birthday' and learning all about family celebrations.
W/B 31st October 2022
We have had a brilliant first week back after half term and got stuck straight back into school and our new topic ‘Exploring Autumn’. We had the best time on our Autumn walk collecting different signs of Autumn such as; leaves, berries, twigs and flowers. We also used our senses to feel the wind, hear the birds and see the fungi. We made Autumn walk maps with our collections and put them on display in the classroom.
We have loved exploring our classroom provision this week. We have had fun painting fireworks, writing the noises that fireworks make, exploring pinecones, playing in leaves and playing with conkers in the sand. In Literacy this week we have read the story ‘Autumn’ this book didn’t have words and we had to describe the pictures with our talk partners. We used lots of describing words to describe each picture. In Maths this week we have looked at exploring the numbers 1,2, and 3 and have split the numbers using 5 frames, cubes and counters, looking closely at what numbers making other numbers.
Next week we will continue with Exploring Autumn and will be reading the story ‘Pumpkin Soup’.
Week Beginning: 10th October 2022
It has been another wonderful week in the Gruffalos classroom. We have really enjoyed the story of ‘Cinderella’. On the creative table we have been busy using trays of paint and glitter designing Cinderella’s glass slipper, dress, and the prince’s suit, we have used scissors to make the pumpkin that turns into a carriage in Cinderella. On the fine motor table, we have used scissors to cut out the story of Cinderella and place the pictures we have cut into the correct order of the story, and in the story box we used picture cards to re tell the story. In the sand and water trays we explored cubes and Lego to build the castle in Cinderella and practice 1 more 1 less (which is what we have been learning in Maths)
In maths we have been learning 1 more 1 less, we used cubes to work out 1 more 1 less, we have rolled the dice and said if the number was more or less than the number previously and have played snap to match the numbers and worked out if the numbers were more or less.
We are working so hard in Phonics. Practicing saying, recognising, and writing our sounds. We are using Fred to help us blend the sounds we know to read words.
We finished the week by learning The Nativity that we will be rehearsing after half term, the children listened to the songs that we will be singing and learned what parts they will be playing in The Nativity, they are all super excited!
After half term we will be sharing the story of Autumn by Gerda Muller.
Week Beginning: 4th October 2022
It has been another wonderful week in the Gruffalos classroom. We have really enjoyed the story of ‘ The Gingerbread Man’. On the creative table we have been busy using cutters and trays of paint to create Gingerbread Man pictures. On the fine motor table we used tweezers and pom poms to decorate the Gingerbread Mans coat and in the story box we used picture cards to re tell the story. In the sand and water trays we explored baking trays, cupcake holders, with mixing bowls and spoons.
In maths we have been looking at shapes in the environment and enjoyed a musical shape hunt around the classroom, when the music stopped we had to go and find the shape pulled from the bag!
We are working so hard in phonics. Practicing saying, recognising and writing our sounds. We are using Fred to help us blend the sounds we know to read words.
We finished the week by making Gingerbread Men! We measured, poured and mixed the ingredients together carefully following a recipe. The ginger smelt so strong, it tickeld our noses!
Next week we will be sharing the story of ‘Cinderella.’
Week beginning: 26th September 2022
It has been another great week in F2, we have really enjoyed sharing the story of the three little pigs. We loved joining in with the story and pretending to be the wolf “I’ll huff and I’ll puff until I blow your house down!”
In the water tray we explored wooden blocks, building houses of different shapes and sizes. The sand tray was filled with straw and it was great fun making cosy houses for the pigs. On the creative area we used duplo and lego bricks in trays of paint to create some amazing patterns. We also used sticks and lots of glue to make the house made of sticks!
In maths we have explored the concept of subitising, the children were so good at recognising collections of I, 2 and 3 in various patterns and understanding that the total was still the same.
We finished the week by taking part in our Mansfield Town penalty shot out, we had such a good time and scored lots of goals! Well done Gruffalos!
Next week we will be sharing the story “The Gingerbread Man.”
Although we have had a shorter week this week we have been so busy!!! The story we have read this week was 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We have loved reading the story Jack and the Beanstalk and haved enojyed our continuous provision activities all related to Jack and The Beanstalk. We have loved creating our own repeated pattern on the beanstalk leaves, printing castles, making repeated patterns out of buttons using tweezers, writing speech bubbles for the characters and asking questions all about the magic gold beans in the curiosity cube.
In Maths this week we have been learning all about repeated patterns, making A/B patterns, A/BB patterns and A/B/C patterns. Miss Wheatley tried to trick us by making mistakes in the patterns but she didn't trick us, we could identify the mistake and fix it! In Literacy this week we have been busy writing CVC words, using flash cards to create the words and the writing them in our literacy books.
Next week we will be reading the story 'The three little pigs'.
Week begining 12/04/2022
Well, we have had another fabulous week! I am so proud how well we have got on this week. The realisation has kicked in and so has the tiredness but we have worked so hard and pushed out into the deep. This week we have read the story 'Goldilocks and the three bears'. We have loved this story, joining in with the repeated refrains and predicting what will happen next. In our continuos provision we have been playing with oats, making different sized chairs out of playdough, creating tissue paper bears, cutting out different 2D shapes to make a bear and writing initial sounds onto bear shaped paper. On Friday we made porridge, not to hot and not to cold, we got to all taste it and we all loved it!
Next week we will be reading the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk'
Week Beginning: 5th September 2022
WOW! What a fantastic first week we have all had! We have loved starting school and getting to know all of our new friends, teachers and classrooms. Together we have enjoyed sharing the story of the Ugly Duckling, sitting and listening so well on the carpet! We have explored lots of different areas of provision, in the creative area we have looked carefully at ourselves in mirrors and created some wonderful self portraits. On the writing table we have used paint brushes in trays of glitter to practice writing our names. In the sand we have enjoyed exploring feathers in wet sand, making lots of marks and patterns. On the fine motor table we have been using tweezers to pick up and sort weathers into colour groups. It has been such a busy week. We have learnt so much already and we are so proud of how well the children have settled into school life and routines. Well done everyone!
Next week we will be sharing the story, Goldilocks and the three bears.