This term has been incredibly busy, so much fun learning has taken place.
We have been learning about the Great Fire of London and created some wonderful projects alongside some fascinating facts including how the fire started, why the fire spread so quickly and comparing fire fighting to then and now.
In maths, we have been matching, sorting and comparing pictures and objects. We have also created wonderful patterns, comparing mass and capacity. In number, we have been representing and subitising numbers to 3.
In literacy, we have been reading the story Burglar Bill, writing lists of the stolen goods. We have also been writing labels and cvc words for potions and created an autumn word bank full of autumnal words to help us write an autumn poem.
RE was based on special places. We discussed our own special places and paces in the community. After much discussion, we explored the special places (of worship) for Christians and Muslims.
In Expressive and Design, we studied artist Jackson Pollock and his drip technique. Using runny paint and a range of tools, we created our own Pollock inspired artwork!
During Autumn 2, the whole school topic question was ‘Where in the World?’ In Early Years, we explored this topic through learning about the weather, seasons and hedgehogs (habitats). We have been learning about the different weathers, sorting clothes into winter and summer and learning all about the four seasons. We explored habitats in our outdoor area and went on the most beautiful winter walk.
We read the stories Percy the Park Keeper and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt which inspired us to develop our vocabulary and writing. We made maps describing the different areas of our own hunt and made our own weather riddles. Our writing is really coming on!
In maths, we have been developing counting and subitising skills and exploring mass and capacity. We love to use maths in our everyday lives such as the role play kitchen, building and at snack time. Class 1 have even got a ‘maths friend’ called Marlon. Marlon asks us tricky questions to get our brains working hard, ensuring we are using our mathematical thinking.
RE has been based on ‘Why Christians Have Nativity Plays’. We have been learning that Jesus was a gift from God and the importance of the Christmas Story. Reception joined in with the school’s light up and sing service where they dressed up as the different people from the Christmas story.