This half-term we are learning about our World. We focusing our learning around animals and where they live with a particular focus on hot and cold places and how these places differ to the environment in which we live. We started off our topic with a trip to Twycross zoo. We had a wonderful day and saw lots of different animals.
This half-term we are learning about minibeasts. We started our topic with a trip to do the Superworm Trail. We found all of the boards and answered all of the questions in our trail pack finding out lots of minibeast facts along the way! Below are some of our favourite photos from our trip. :)
This half-term we have been learning about growth and new life. We grew our own cress and beanstalks and were lucky enough to have duckling eggs in school. We watched them hatch and then took care of them setting up their cage, cleaning their cage and feeding them. We also got to watch them growing bigger and swimming in water. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience! This half-term we also celebrated World Book Day and were lucky enough to have an author visit us in school. She did an assembly about one of her books and then came into our class to do a workshop on her other book. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed her visit. We also had a session on balance bikes and practiced our balance skills. Please see some photos below of our learning this half-term.
This half-term we are learning about castles. We have started our topic by learning about dragons. We also had a very exciting delivery from our very own knight who has asked us to enroll in Knight School. We finished our topic with a fantastic topic day based around medieval castles.
We have been enjoying continuing to create our own Forest School area for our Welly Wednesday sessions. We have been clearing the area, creating a Forest School circle, putting up bird feeders, creating bug habitats and we also made our own up and down balancing pathway.
This half-term we are learning about different festivals and celebrations. We have enjoyed learning about Diwali and Bonfire Night so far and enjoyed lots of exciting activities surrounding these 2 festivals.
We have had a fantastic first half-term at school. We have made lots of new friends and enjoyed all of the new experiences that school has given us. We have been focusing our learning around The Tiger Who Came to Tea. He came and had breakfast in our classroom and we had to do some detective work to find out what had happened and who had been eating breakfast in our home corner. We finished off the half-term with a tea party. We made jelly and talked about what was happening at the different stages. We also made cakes and looked at how they changed as they cooked. We decorated the classroom, made party hats and even made our own sandwiches before we all sat down together to enjoy our tea party.
Learning Journey Session
We thoroughly enjoyed showing our parents what we had been learning this half-term during our Learning Journey Session.
Our First Week at School
We have had a very busy first week of school and have all settled into Hedgehog Class brilliantly. Have a look below at some of the things we have been up to.
Supporting your child's learning at home
Remember to read at least five times a week and to complete the weekly reading homework task. Record these on your home reading record sheet. Reading books should be brought into school each day. Reading books and home reading record sheets need to be brought into school on Friday, so books can be changed and children can receive their Read 5, High 5 sticker for completing their reading homework.
Below you will find some sheets for children to practise handwriting patterns and then the handwriting families which we follow in class to help with letter formation.
World Book Day Reading Homework