Welcome to Willow's class page.
Well What a busy half term we have had! The children have settled in well and have made lots of new friends and got to know their teachers. They have enjoyed playing with the different toys and learning about their new school. They are still learning about the rules for the setting but are really trying to do their best to do the right thing.
We started the term thinking about "Our Family and pets". The children drew pictures of their families and talked about their pets. We made a class pictogram showing our pets and this led to some counting activities.
We went on an Autumn walk and made leaves to create a tree in the classroom. We talked about the changes that happen in the Autumn.
During the last two weeks we have been thinking about Halloween! So we have had stories about Winnie the Witch who is a friendly witch. We have used chalk on black paper to draw pictures of Winnie. Some children also drew her at the seaside and with her cat, Wilbur. This week we have "The Cauldron Cafe" in our classroom. The children have taken turns to be either the chef, waiter or customer and dress up in witch/wizard/skeleton/ghost/bat costumes. The children have a menu from which they can choose items such as "Rat Pie" and have to count their pennies to pay their food. Some children have also learnt how to buy two items and add the amounts together by counting the pennies. We are having fun with pumpkins this week too.
The children have really made an excellent start to their school journey but they are certainly ready for the half term break!
We have started learning letters now. The children have learnt the letters m a t s i p o n and d. They have been taught the sound and how to write each one.
m mmmmmmountain Maisie mountain mountain
a a-a-a-a-apple Round the apple and down the leaf
t t-t-t-tower Down the tower, across the tower.
s ssssssssssssnake Slither down the snake
i i-i-i-insect Down the body and dot for his head.
d d-d-d-dinosaur Round his bottom, up his tall neck and down to his feet.
n nnnnnet Down Nobby and over his net.
p p-p-p-pirate Down the plait, up the plait and round the pirates face.
o o-o-o-orange Round the orange
The children could practise these letters during the half term break. Look out for them when you are out and about to reinforce the sounds.
Enjoy this short slide show!