Autumn 1, Week 2
This week we have had our first week of full days at school, and it has been a busy one! The children have continued to work hard to explore their learning within their new environment, and have enjoyed getting to know one another further.
In English we have begun looking at familiar texts, beginning with The Three Little Pigs. In our class', we created a story map together to help us retell the story using Talk for Writing, which was then continued in provision as the children retold the story within small world and the outdoor area. In Maths, we continued learning counting songs, with "5 Little Ducks" being a clear favourite amongst the cohort!
This week we also had our first ever PE lesson! South Ribble Sports Coaches began a gymnastics unit with us, where we focused on finding a space and travelling around the hall. In Understanding the World, we have been discussing what makes us special, and what makes us unique from others. We explored the features of a face using playdoh and a range of moulding tools, to begin our "Fantastic Faces" DT unit. In PSED we created our Class Contract, and over the coming days the children are going to be discussing how they want this to be presented within our classrooms.
Wow! What a super first week we have had in EYFS. We explored the different areas of both indoor and outdoor provision, played out in the sunshine, and had our first ever school dinner! The children have done a fabulous job of tidying up and it has been lovely to see them all making new friends. We have particularly enjoyed how much effort the children have put into their 'All About Me' books. It has been wonderful to sit with them and talk about photos of their home life and to watch them have the confidence to talk about these photos with their new classmates.
During our carpet times we have been focusing on building routines and expectations of school life. We have enjoyed singing nursery rhymes, sharing stories, and practicing our happy breathing. We are looking forward to exploring our learning further next week.
Within God’s love for everyone, Our school family is committed to serve by:
- celebrating everyone’s unique God-given talents;
- giving the best of ourselves for all the world;
- doing all the good we can together.