Our new learning focus for the second half of Autumn Term is Fairytale Forest. We have some lovely activities planned for the forthcoming weeks. To launch this topic the children spent two afternoons exploring our beautiful school grounds and finding lots natural treasures to collage with. They also used these items to learn about living and non-living and composed a fantastic collection of Autumn adjectives which inspired some super writing from the year 1 children. We finished a super first week back with a 'living' themed Golden Time and made delicious caterpillar Kebabs!!. Well deserved Cherry Class!
The children enjoyed learning about lots of different woodland animals and their habitats. They composed fact files about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and they enjoyed grouping different types of animals too. We went on many leaf hunts to identify the different trees in our school grounds and learnt how to identify a deciduous tree. Stories such as Stick Man, The Gruffalo and Percy the Park keeper complemented our Fairytale Forest theme perfectly and children in reception had great fun re-telling these stories and labeling some of the characters.
In RE all the children in Cherry class loved learning about the Nativity story and making a Christingle (in between rehearsals for our performances of 'It's Christmas Eve' and 'Born in a Barn') Great work everyone!!
Our class of Mixed Reception and Year 1 children have had a super start to the term with our Tunnels and Turrets topic. Children in year 1 learnt all about The Bayeux Tapestry, William the Conqueror, why he built castles and all about the different parts of a castle and life living in one many years ago. Our Reception children enjoyed learning how to keep safe like a knight and re-telling some familiar stories that feature castles and castle characters. Together, all the children explored different properties of materials and everybody enjoyed designing and making their very own castles. To celebrate a great first half term we had a castle themed banquet celebration and the children looked fantastic in their costumes. What a great first half term Cherry Class. Well done!!