We have had a fun and busy start to our first year at school. We have settled in well to our school routines and enjoy coming to school to learn together. We take part in lots of activities during the day with adults and our friends as well as leading our own learning. Our learning takes place inside in our classrooms and also outside. We have a learning area outside and we regularly visit the garden too.
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We have looked at lots of fairy tale stories and enjoyed retelling these. We talked about who the characters were and what happened. As well as learning through free choice time, we have participated in lots of activities too, such as, acting out the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff outside on the bridge, hunting for bears in the garden, building a stick house for a pig and making silly porridge in the water tray. We enjoyed eating the gingerbread men biscuits we decorated. One of our favourite days was when we had a visit from a puppet workshop and we learnt how to put on our own puppet show. We had a visit from a librarian who read us some stories. We celebrated on National Poetry Day and made our own musical instruments to play as we sang nursery rhymes. We ended the half term by collecting food for a Harvest Festival, which we donated to the Salvation Army.
We have been learning about Autumn and we went on an Autumn walk around school and used iPads to take photographs of what we found. We used leaves, conkers, acorns, flowers, twigs to make patterns. We are learning about lots of animals that live in England on farms and in the woods. We are focusing on nocturnal animals. We are enjoying listening to stories about these animals, as well as finding out information about them from non-fiction texts. We are looking forward to a visit from some owls, who will fly around the school hall. We are also going to have a visit from the Planetarium to help us learn more about night time and nocturnal animals. We are going to develop our musical skills by taking part in a drumming workshop.