What a phenomenal start to the year! I know it has been very difficult due to the current circumstances however, all the children have settled in really well. They are enjoying every moment of exploring their classroom environment and are making lots of friends. The construction area and role play/ home corner have been very popular!
Stand up for Derbyshire day!
We have been so busy today celebrating Stand Up For Derbyshire Day. We started our morning by singing and doing the actions to our jolly phonics a-z song. Then we did some active maths using the Jack Hartman counting to 20 song. After this, to practise mindfulness we did Cosmic yoga (this is available on YouTube). Our afternoon was just as busy as our morning, we had so much fun doing some writing and number formation outside, playing ring games and towards the end of the day we took out our parachute. It’s safe to say it was a very active and fun-filled day!
We started the term by reading a book called ‘The Colour Monster’, we then decided to continue learning about colours by reading Elmer as our children had so much fun! We have learnt lots of new vocabulary such as ‘patchwork’. We have also been looking closely at the different colours he is made up of and talking about how we are all different yet loved by all. After this, we celebrated Elmer by having an Elmer day, where we all dressed up in bright clothes like Elmer and made Elmer biscuits. We had an amazing time!
We have been reading and learning about the Creation Story, after this we went on a Autumn walk to Explore God’s World and to spot the signs of Autumn. We had so much fun exploring our areas, hearing the leaves crunch and working collaboratively with our friends like Collaborative Crusader. This fitted nicely with World Mental Health Day as we then discussed how it is important to keep both our bodies and minds fit and healthy. Finally, we collected leaves to help make our Harvest masterpieces. What a busy day!
We have been learning all about Harvest and why Christians celebrate this. As a class, we decided that we should make Harvest wreaths to show how grateful we are for everything we have. We also took time out to think and pray for people who are not as fortunate as us, especially through these unprecedented times. The children loved creating their masterpieces!