The enchanted forest adventure:
The children have really enjoyed our adventure this term. It started of with the children becoming friends with Elmer as he was really sad he didn't have any friends. The children told Elmer all about themselves including painting pictures of themselves and their friends. They also told Elmer about the different fruits they liked by tasting them. Then we decided to go and look for some more friends in the forest and found Harry the Hippo stuck in the waterfall. The children pretended to be fireman, policeman and press and helped rescue the Hippo. The children also made signs to stop people entering the waterfall. The following week we found Gerry the Giraffe in the sand and we had to rescue her too! The children really enjoyed pretending to pull her out of the sand and rebuilding the wall! Now we had some friends it was time to organise Elmer's 5th birthday so we went to find the Gruffalo the best party planner in the forest! We hunted around the school and still couldn't find him so we made some posters and pictures of him. Then he turned up in our classroom (Miss Rodgers dressed as him but we pretended he was really here) and we made lists of the things we needed to do including making lots of decorations and baking! We hope the Gruffalo won't eat it all! The children are really excited about Elmer's party on Wednesday 18th October and we are all going to wear fancy dress to. (See letter)
The children have been given small green phonic's books and each week I will date the new sounds the children have learnt. They can then practice reading the sound and writing the sounds in the book and you could use some spare paper to for extra practice. I would suggest repeating all the sounds previously learnt each week to ensure the children retain the knowledge and suggest doing this around three times a week.
I hope you have all enjoyed the holidays and are looking forward to your child’s first year at school. We have had a fantastic first week and the children are all settling in really well. This week the children have enjoyed exploring their new learning environment. The children have particularly enjoyed the vet role play area looking after all the poorly animals. They have also enjoyed learning in the outdoor area and using our new grassed area.
Everyday we will be doing 10 minutes of running with the children to help them with their fitness. We will be moving for 10 minutes each day. The children can chose the speed which they move around the playground but we encourage all children to carry on moving even if they just walk.
On a Tuesday morning the children will do P.E with Mr Ogden following the real P.E curriculumn. The children will do music with Mrs Oats this will involve exploring different ways of playing an instrument. The children will also have the opportunity to play some of the instruments.