In phonics this half term, we have been working hard on recognising the sounds s,a,t,p,i and n independently. The children have focused hard listening to the initial sounds in words and really enjoyed playing the ‘SPLAT’ game.
This half term, we have been thinking all about the lives of others. We have learnt about Diwali the festival of light and had hands on experiences with artefacts from the Hindu culture. We learnt about the story of Diwali and re-enacted the story of Rama and Sita in the small world area.
Autumn has arrived and we have been busy noticing changes in the outdoor environment. Sweeping leaves in the playground helps develop and prepare our muscles with co-ordination and strength ready for writing. We have been busy counting with Cecil and have worked hard on the ‘steps to counting’ which are displayed in the maths area.
We have been so busy over the past weeks exploring the learning environment and fun activities set out daily for us. In phonics, we have been recalling the sounds we know and matching pictures to the initial sound. For our topic ‘Marvellous Me’, we have been learning about our senses. The children have been exploring ‘touch’ this week practically, developing their descriptive vocabulary.