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2021/22

 All about me! 

 

As this is our first term in school, we are going to be learning all about ourselves and our new friends. We will talk about our families, friends and pets by looking at photos, summer books, drawing portraits and learning about each other. 

We have been exploring our new classroom and trying out new activities in Apple Tree class and the outside area.

 

We introduced ourselves to the rest of the class and spoke about what we like doing.  We also spoke about what we did in the holidays, taking turns while holding the bear.

Next week we will be starting PE, so today we met Mr Borg and showed off our super fast running during our daily mile.

In reading this week, we have been doing activities based around our story 'What makes me a me', by Ben Faulks. The children then drew a picture of their favourite part of the story. I think the volcano part was a hit with Apple Tree Class.

Look at our beautiful number writing. 

Our first PE lesson today and everyone did very well. We played the traffic light game and when we stopped, we had to pull a funny face and freeze. Look at those faces!!

We ended the lesson with a calming game of sleeping lions.

During our adult directed learning time, we designed our own superhero costume using a range of tools, resources and materials. We then went on to paint a self portrait.

Don't the Apple Tree Superheros look amazing? smiley

As part of our learning about families, we have been doing activities relating to the book 'Monkey Puzzle', by Julia Donaldson. The children all acted out the story, using their understanding of the what happened, the order of the book and took on an animal to be. 

For maths this week, we have been counting out a given number of compare bears from a larger group, then checking our counting to see if we have the right amount.

This week we have focused on 'friendships'. We have spoken about all the qualities that make a good friend, who our friends are and how we can be a good friend to others.

During reading, we have read and taken part in activities based on the story 'Room on the broom', by Julia Donaldson. The witch was kind to the animals and in return they saved her from the dragon.

We have been able to sequence the story to show how well we have understood and remembered the story.

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