Autumn 2 has been very busy half term with lots of rehearsals for our Christmas concert - Shine Star Shine! We all have a part and have enjoyed learning all the new songs!
During our Literacy and Understanding the World sessions we have been learning about different celebrations such as Diwali, Eid, Bonfire night, Hanukah and Christmas! We have been thinking about the things that are similar in these celebrations, such as giving gifts and eating special food, but have also thought about the things that are different about them. For instance, we have found out that people go to different places of worship for each celebration, such as a mosque for Eid or a church for Christmas, and we went to visit Reverend Karen at her church where she explained how Christians celebrate Christmas there. As we walked there it was also a great opportunity for us to have a look at our local environment too, noticing all the different buildings and shops around us!
This half term we have also been very excited getting ready for our Christmas Party. During our maths sessions we voted on the sort of food we wanted to eat and decided we would rather bake our own gingerbread men instead of buying them from the shops - lots of fun and very tasty!
Autumn 1 2019
Welcome to Class 7!
We have been very busy this week getting to know each other and learn everyone's names - it has been very exciting making new friends!
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 always being determined and working hard!
This term our new topic is called Proud To Be Me! We are looking forward to finding out about each other, talking about our families and learning about the place we live, recognising that some things may be similar while others may be different. We are going to be practising our cutting skills to make some Puzzle Portraits jigsaws - look out for them on the walls around our classroom and in the school hall to see if you can work out who is who!
This term we are going to develop our reading skills and learn about all the sounds letters make and how we can blend them together to read words. Also we are learning how to talk about stories and describe the characters and the sequence of events. We have all received our new Reading Diaries with our reading targets - and have started to take reading books home to share with our families. If we read at least 3 times a week and fill in our reading diaries, Mrs Hague will give us a stamp when she collects our diaries in every Thursday. When we have collected 6 stamps we will be able to choose a prize from Mrs Pearts special prize box!
We will also develop our writing skills and are going to be learning how to form cursive letters! This may be a bit tricky at first, but we know that if we keep practising like The Determinator (who never gives up!) we will get better and better!
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 happy to have our first PE session with Live Learn Sports, where we played some games. 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 Tuesday and we must remember to have our PE kits in school on this day, and also to remove our earrings.
So as you can see, we are going to be very busy in Class 7 - exciting times ahead!