Autumn 2023

Week beginning 25th September 2023

In Early Years / Year 1, our story theme this fortnight is The Three Little Pigs. We have all built structures using different construction materials. Reception have sequenced the story using pictures, and Year 1 have written captions for their sequenced pictures. Nursery have built houses and become the Big Bad Wolf “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down!” Reception have been sorting objects in Maths lessons, while Year 1 have been describing different varieties of animals, in Science. Another fabulous, hardworking week from everyone!  

Week beginning 18th September 2023

In RE in Year 1 and Reception, we have talked about how our families love us and how they show us love. Nursery have been playing name games to help us to identify our names and learn each other’s.   

In Reception, we started our daily phonics lessons, learning letters and sounds - this week we looked at s, a, t, p. We have also played games around numbers 1 – 5. 

In Science, Year 1 have looked at and identified animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

We have all enjoyed retelling part of the Oliver Twist story, getting into the characters of Oliver and Mr Bumble. We also prepared, cooked and tasted some porridge, pretending it was gruel and asking “Please sir, can I have some more?”    

We have loved looking at photographs of different artifacts from the Victorian Times. We tried to guess what the items were used for and compared them to what we use now. The chamber pot and washing board were very surprising!!

We have all settled into our Early Years and Year 1 routine beautifully!
We enjoyed our Oliver Twist day on Monday. We dressed up as Victorian's, made brushes to sweep the chimneys, drew with chalks and of course watching the performance! We have all loved Hot Seating as different characters from the story - particularly Oliver, Nancy and Fagan!
In RE, we have all explored ourselves and our families. Nursery have been playing name games while Reception and Year 1 have shared all about their own families.  
Year 1 have loved beginning their Science lesson journey - this week we identified different varieties of animals, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Year 1 have also been looking at 'teen' numbers, and 1 more and 1 less in Maths lessons.  

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