Welcome to Sunshine Class
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Look below at our Poi dancing videos!
Lots of hard work choreographing a skipping dance!
Within our mini-beast topic we have thought about the question: What did people in the past do before cameras?
After understanding that if people didn't have a camera they wouldn't have a mobile camera either, then the children came up with some great ideas:
Describe it to someone, show it, put it in a pot, or draw it.
We then went into the wood and hunted for bugs. The children found out that it is very challenging to draw moving bugs!
Due to this we drew self-portraits, but it was still challenging to observe our facial details and use the correct colours as we had a couple of aliens and an Incredible Hulk!
This fortnight is about all things Paddington. It had to happen! Amongst other activities, we will be listening to and discussing some of the stories, writing instructions, finding out about bears and having a picnic with our own bears.
Maybe you would like to show your bear too! Please bring any bear related resources next week.
Have a look at the below website for further Paddington information.
Take a look at what your family might have watched!
Which do you prefer? The 1970's or 1990's television series? Have you seen the film this year?
Learning to use the Visualiser!
We all had great fun and it came in very handy when looking at Tommy's Stick insect eggs.
There were some great guesses for what the eggs may have been. Beetles, acorns and seeds were a few of them.
Thank you KPSA.
Sunshine Class has had the most amazing Red Nose Day. Well done everyone, you are truly fabulous!
Thank you for sponsoring your child this week as they have been practising the Funny Faces song every day.
We all sang on the hour every hour, plus an extra time during the school assembly!
I hope some of you managed to hear your children at the end of the day.
See some pictures of our fun day below.
Information for the Autumn Term
Welcome to Sunshine class! We hope you enjoyed your first few sessions and are looking forward to the rest of the term. This term we will be learning about our interests and what makes us unique, alongside all the usual areas of learning (see below). For example, some children like dinosaurs so we will be reading books about dinosaurs and making new friends by playing with dinosaurs. Those who enjoy ballet and football can be inspired through PE, and Lego fans could undertake design projects. A list of some of the interests will be displayed, so let us know if you would like to support these in any way through sharing expertise, lending resources or helping with activities in class. See overleaf for further information.
Thank you for a wonderful first few days and we look forward to an even more exciting term ahead.
Communication, Language and Literacy
We will be experimenting with writing this term and learning our sounds. We will write our names and label our pictures, as well as using writing in our free play. For example, writing postcards and phone messages in our role play area. We will also be looking at print and pictures. We will read shared stories, information books and rhymes and discuss our favourites.Mathematical development
We will be using number names in songs and recognising familiar numbers.
We will be sorting and matching objects.
We will be describing 2d shapes and making models with 3d shapes.
We will be making simple patterns.
We will be counting to 10(and beyond), recognising these numbers and solving problems.
Understanding of the World
We will be investigating dinosaurs and learning about each other’s interests.
We will be talking about important events in our lives.
We will be exploring our environment.
We will be investigating and using equipment safely. (Laptops, scissors)
Expressive arts and Design
We will be singing favourite songs and learning new songs. We will be experimenting with a variety of media and practising our cutting,sticking, painting and drawing skills.
Other points of interest
This term children will take 2 books home each week to read (separate to the class book area).
For the next two weeks, regardless of ability, children will be receiving picture books. Please encourage your child to tell a story from the pictures using their imagination. The book can be read many times from different characters points of views. We will be doing this in class so children can see how to tell a story from looking at pictures. This is great for future comprehension and inference skills. For example, if a character is not shown in one page what are they doing? What might they be thinking? Picture books are great to share, especially for bed time stories. Maybe even make up your own!
From the third week children will receive books with words. Depending on your child’s ability these may be read by an adult, with lots of discussion and repeated afterwards by your child, or your child may like to spot familiar phonemes and words themselves.
During the term children will also receive key words to learn and possibly the occasional research project or individually tailored task to support their learning.
You have just received a letter informing you of your child’s key worker. Please keep us up to date of any exciting developments that might happen at home relating to both interests and achievements. Alongside this, we will be having a celebration board that can be added to when necessary. You will have further information in due course.
We will also be storing your child’s achievements in their learning journey, photographic log and writing book which are stored in class. Please let us know if you would like to see these as I know it’s difficult to get information from children at the end of the day!
In the spring term there will be an opportunity to be a regular helper in class.
However, there will be irregular opportunities in the autumn term to help. Keep a look out for class notices and see below!
We have many budding gardeners in class! Therefore, next fortnight will be garden time.
Please sign up at the door to book a time to help.
You will need to bring your own gloves.
You will receive information about Forest School at a later date. However, in the meantime please bring an extra bag full of warm, waterproof clothes, including a hat, gloves, thick warm socks and underwear.
These can be used for both forest school and playing in our mud kitchen/garden. I have learnt that thick waterproofs are the best as mud still seems to penetrate the thinner varieties