This week in the Cherries we have listened to a story about independence and then got into our ‘Family Groups’, the Zogs and the Gruffallos to talk about how independent we already are, and what independence means to us.
We had an exciting time in the Orchard hunting for bugs, we found evidence of caterpillars, and were fascinated at how the wasps had hollowed out the pears. We found ants, fruit flies and even some woodlice livening in a rotten apple. We also went on another welly walk in the woods and then created a lovely autumn display using the natural objects we found.
This week we have also been practising writing and blending the graphemes that we have learned in phonics to make simple words. In maths we have been concentrating on the numbers 0 and 1 we’ve practiced our number formation looked at what zero means and the ‘oneness’ of one, what they looks like, how they are represented in different ways.
Finally we completed the week with a bit of mindfulness we had some calm time learning breathing techniques to help us feel relaxed.
What an exciting first couple of weeks we have had in the Cherries class! We have been making new friends and have enjoyed learning about each other.
We have been learning the rules of the school and safety rules in the learning garden as well as learning to listen really well; Lola the Listening Leopard is helping us by playing listening games with us, and each day in Phonics we are improving our listening skills with games and songs.