We have had a fantastic first few days at school. We have had lots of fun and are beginning to make lots of new friends. We have enjoyed exploring the indoor and outdoor areas and have had a practise of getting our lunch from the 'Pod' and had a play on the equipment in the playground!
We have really been enjoying our PE lessons. It is really important that we use our listening ears in PE to stay safe. We practise this by playing the 'traffic light game' where we need to use our looking eyes and listening ears to know when to go, stop and slow down. We have so much fun learning with the equipment and even more fun when characters come and visit us to teach us some skills. The astronaut came to teach us some movement and ball skills and the monkey came to teach us some balance skills.
Book Week was such an exciting time for us all. We started the week dressed as Wizards, and based on the stories The Princess and the Wizard, Zog, and other Wizard stories, we enjoyed making salt dough magic wands and creating our own spells, followed by a wizard party where we had a bubbly surprise from our cauldron!
Our next story was Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Our teachers surprised us with a storytelling morning dressed as Goldilocks and the three bears. We enjoyed learning the story using a story map and re-enacting the story in our 'bear's house' role-play area. We tried some porridge to see if we liked it salty or sweet using fruit, chocolate chips and syrup toppings. Yum!
Our final story was The Gingerbread Man. We loved the repetition of this story and enjoyed repeating "Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man".
We had fun during cookery, creating our own gingerbread men, the best part was eating them - yummy!!
Wow, we had such a brilliant day celebrating Children in Need with our crazy hair! We talked about why we are raising money, had lots of fun completing Pudsey bear activities and topped the day off with having a visit from Pudsey!! We can’t wait to find out how much money we raised!
With Christmas approaching we have been talking about the toys we love playing with and which ones will be on our lists for Santa. We have also been thinking about the type of your children played with in the past.
We had a very exciting visit from Sam who works at the Taunton Museum. We learnt all about old Victorian toys. We thought about what materials they were made from compared to toys now and how these toys work in different ways.
Then, we had a go at making our own old toy called a thaumatrope.
We had lots of fun and really enjoyed playing with the old toys.