A Nursery Rhyme Nativity
Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th December 2018
Class 8 and the rest of Foundation put on 2 fantastic performances of their Nursery Rhyme Nativity for all their grown-ups. They made us all so proud and we hope you enjoyed our performances.
Tasting Different Foods Eaten During Different Celebrations
Friday 7th December 2018
As part of our 'It's a Celebration!' topic, this week we have been researching and learning about the different foods that people eat during different celebrations. Today we got to try some of the foods that we found out about during in our research. We tried naan bread (Eid), mince pies (Christmas), barfi (Divali) and some yummy chocolate cake (Birthdays). We then stated which ones we liked and didn't like, and also which one was our favourite!
We were very proud of Class 8 for each trying something new!
Our visit to Perlethorpe Activity Centre
Wednesday 28th November 2018
Today, all of the children in Foundation went on their very first school visit to Perlethorpe. We went on a very long walk to Bethlehem to find a place for Mary and Joseph, retelling the Nativity story. In the afternoon, we made Christmas trees using natural objects from Clumber Park. We also went into the local church to have a look at the building and all of the different features. We saw lots of beautiful stain glass windows. The children definitely made their Sitwell Owls proud – they listened to Keith our tour guide and followed instructions when walking to and from Bethlehem on the road.
Well done Class 8!
Our Bonfire Poem
Tuesday 6th November
Using our experiences of Bonfire Night, we thought about what we saw, and what we heard, thinking about some 'wow' words to describe what we experienced. We watched a video to add some more ideas to our list and then worked together to write our very own poem!
Check out your poetry journals this week, because you might just find our own creation!
It's a Celebration!
We hope you enjoyed the half term break and had lots of fun trick or treating, watching fireworks, or just spending time together as a family.
We have had a lovely first week back at school, and have already begun our new topic, "It's a Celebration!" We will be looking at different celebrations, such as Bonfire Night, Diwali, Birthdays, Hanukka and Christmas; learning about the different traditions and even taking part in our own celebrations... Christmas is on its way!
We have so much planned for this half term, and we can't wait to share it with you.
You will have received a letter about our first out of school visit to Perlethorpe on 28th November. Class 8 are so excited to join in with some Christmas crafts and going on their very own journey to Bethlehem. We are already counting down the days until we go!
Perhaps even more excitingly, we have begun the preparation for our very own Christmas nativity performance. We are very excited to dress up, invite our grown ups from home, and perform a song filled nativity for you, based on classic nursery rhymes. We hope that you can join us on the 11th or 12th December to see us perform!
Keep up to date with everything we get up to this half term here on our Class 8 page, there'll be many surprises and experiences for the children along the way!
Our Nursery Rhyme Fancy Dress Party
Thursday 25th October
Today we enjoyed a fantastic fancy dress party inspired by this half term's topic 'Once Upon A Rhyme'. Class 8 dressed to impress their party clothes and nursery rhyme costumes and enjoyed music, games, and even a bun that they'd decorated themselves!
Class 8 have worked really hard this half term and have really settled well into school life.
Have a lovely break and we'll see you after half term!
Our Autumn Walk
Monday 22nd October 2018
This week we're looking at the season of Autumn and how the world around us has been changing. We made a list of all the things we already knew about Autumn before watching a video to find out even more!
We used all this new information to go for a walk around the school grounds, spotting signs of Autumn and collecting Autumn treasure. We found leaves of many different colours, fallen sticks and branches, red berries and even some helicopter seeds!
We had so much fun exploring the school grounds and even had a little bit of time to play around in the leaves!
Take a look at some our photos below...
Our Feelings and Emotions
Take a look at the fantastic new display in our classroom that showcases how we have been exploring our feelings and emotions.
To support our Personal, Social, and Emotional development, we watched a clip from the Disney movie 'Inside Out' to explore how different people might feel and to learn that it is okay to feel sad sometimes. We used these ideas to support our Expressive Arts and Design development and used mirrors to show different emotions on our face before having a go at drawing these emotions on paper.
The children had some brilliant ideas and confidently expressed what might make them happy, sad, angry, or scared.
Writing Our Own Poems and Nursery Rhymes!
Class 8 have been working really hard in our Literacy sessions, learning new nursery rhymes and listening for the rhyming words to add to Humpty Dumpty's Rhyming Wall (it's getting very full!). We've been working as a class to create our own versions of some classic nursery rhymes.
Take a look at our creations below!
Can you remember the actions that we came up with?
Humpty Dumpty sat in a tree,
Humpty Dumpty hurt his knee,
All the king's horse and all the king's men,
Couldn't help Humpty feel better again!
Incy Wincy Spider
Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the wall,
Along came a ball and made the spider fall,
Out came a friend and helped poor Incy out,
So Incy Wincy Spider didn't have a pout!
Exploring Our New Classroom
Once Upon A Rhyme
Welcome to Class 8!
The children are quickly settling into Class 8, exploring their new classroom and making new friends. We're excited for all the fun times ahead this year and all the new learning we will be doing.
Our first topic of the year is Once Upon A Rhyme and we have already started singing different nursery rhymes in our Literacy sessions and at the end of the day. During our first week at school, we enjoyed singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and spotting the rhyming words to add to our Rhyming Wall. We will continue to add to our wall as we look at different nursery rhymes.
In our maths sessions, we are learning about the numbers 1 to 10. We are looking at how we can represent these numbers in lots of different ways, including the numeral, word, dice, and tallying.
We have had our first PE lesson with Live and Learn and thoroughly enjoyed starting to learn a simple dance routine to music. We will continue to practice and build on our dance over the next few weeks.
We have enjoyed exploring outdoor areas each day, using the bikes and climbing equipment to work on our gross motor skills. We hope that we can continue to enjoy the outdoors to its full potential before the bad weather arrives!
The children have had a brilliant start to school and I am honoured to have them all in Class 8! 😀