Welcome to Rabbits. Our children have all settled really well into school and are becoming independent learners. We are enjoying both indoor and outdoor learning and making new friends as we explore our environment.
This term our topic has been ‘If you go down in the woods today’ and we looked at the story “We’re going on a bear hunt”. In fact, we went on a ‘bear hunt’ when we visited Westonbirt Arboretum as a school. We walked through the woods hunting for a cave and a bear. We remembered lots of the words from the story and created actions to go alongside the words. We even had a bear come to visit us in class which was a little scary at first but then we found out she was just looking for a friend! We decided we would all be the bear’s friend and made her friendship cards to make her feel happy again.
This week we have changed the story to “We’re going on an alien hunt” and walked through cornflakes, flour and cornflour to feel the different textures under our feet. This was very exciting!
We have been learning to read and write the ‘tricky’ words ‘I’ and ‘the’ and use our letter sounds to read simple words, for example, ‘cat’. We use our robot arms to separate the sounds and then clap to read the word. To help our children learn their sounds we send home sound sheets each week and will begin sending home words that the children can learn to read with the sounds they know.
We have been practising our counting skills and our learning to move groups of objects into a line to make it easier to count accurately. We are learning rhymes to help us to remember how to write the numbers too.
We enjoyed singing in the church for Harvest. We sang ‘Dingle Dangle scarecrow’ and ‘big red combine harvester’ and added in our own actions. We are now looking forward to our Christmas performance in December.