Welcome to Red Class
Update October 2020 - End of Term 1:
Wow! What a wonderful first term it has been.
I have been so immensely proud of how well the children have settled into school life during these strange times. Team Red - you are amazing!
So... What have we been up to?
This term we have been focusing on settling in, learning the rules and routines, getting to know each other, and making new friendships. We have been exploring the different areas at school, including the classroom, resource area, outdoor classroom, hall, sports zone and forest. We have been learning about the resources on offer and how to safely use and look after each area. We have also been finding out about our new friends and learning what it means to be a kind and helpful friend. We have a special friend called Jigsaw Jenie who helps us learn about our feelings, friendships and making the 'right choice'.
We have also shared lots of stories. We read 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. We learnt lots of actions and can retell the story ourselves with no help! We even went on our very own bear hunt in the school forest. It was so much fun!
When we returned from the bear hunt, we found a secret message from a bear who lives in our forest and Miss Hughes managed to film the bear sneaking up to Red Class early in the morning! We were so excited! We decided to write the bear some letters which we left in the forest for him. We were so pleased to find that the bear replied to us with his own secret message - we had to try and figure out what the secret symbols meant.
We have also been learning 'The 3 Little Pigs' story. We have performed the story (complete with voices and actions) as a whole class, and even made up our own alternative version - The 3 Little Robots! The children had some amazing ideas for alternative characters and materials from which to build the houses. We talked about what materials would be 'strong' and 'weak'.
In the run up to Halloween, we have been talking about the special event and what happens around this time. The children have made some wonderful halloween crafts, had some spooky dance-offs and even smashed up some pumpkins! Thanks to everyone for making such an effort with the halloween costumes - we had so much fun dressing up.
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