It's a Celebration!
We are looking forward to finding out about different celebrations this half term. We will be using our own experiences, non-fiction books and the internet to find out lots of information for each of the celebrations e.g. Eid, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Birthdays, Bonfire Night, etc. discovering that some things about them are the same or similar, while other things are quite different! So far we have enjoyed making firework models for Bonfire night, thinking about all the 3D shapes we have been learning about during our maths sessions. We have even written our very own class poem about fireworks, using all the adjectives (describing words) we have thought of in literacy. Next we will be creating some colourful rangoli patterns on the computer as part of our learning about Diwali celebrations. Later in the term we may even get the chance to taste some different types of celebration food, such as barfi sweets or mince pies - yummy!
As part of our learning about the Christian celebration of Christmas we can't wait to go on our first school visit to Perlethorpe. We will make Christmas decorations in the morning before going on a journey to Bethlehem in the afternoon, when we will be able to dress up in costumes and tell the Nativity story! We have also begun to practise our songs for our Nursery Rhyme Nativity show, which we are excited to perform to our families and friends on 11th and 12th December.
Autumn 1 2018
Welcome to Class 7!
We have been very busy this week getting to know each other and learn everyone's names!
We are also learning to follow all our new rules and routines with the six Sitwell Superheroes who are helping us to develop our lifeskills, such as being kind, honest and good teamworkers.
This half term our new topic is called Once Upon a Rhyme and we are enjoying singing lots of our favourite nursery rhymes together. In literacy we are learning about rhyming words - words that have the same ending sounds - and we are using them to help us write our very own versions of some well-known rhymes, such as Humpty Dumpty and Incy Wincy Spider. We may even try singing some rhymes in different languages too, such as Hickory Dickory Dock!
We are going to be practising our cutting skills to make some Humpty Dumpty jigsaws - look out for them on the walls around our classroom and in the school hall.
During our Maths sessions we are singing lots of number songs to practise our counting skills, both forwards and backwards. We are also learning to recognise our numbers 0-20 and match them to the correct amounts of objects.
We were very excited to have our first PE session with Live Learn Sports, where we have been learning some new dance skills. We are also learning to be independent in getting changed for PE, learning how to dress ourselves and look after our belongings - this is something we can practise at home. Our indoor PE day in Class 7 is on Thursday and we must remember to have our PE kits in school on this day, and also to remove our earrings.