Autumn Art took place in Alps class today with natural sculptures, O' Keefe pastel drawings and even a trip to the conker field and searching for signs of Autumn with magnifying glasses! We had a wonderful time in the autumn sun and learned the word deciduous.
What a fun and active week we are having in Alps class! The children have been learning to make tree and leaf rubbings and created a wonderful Autumn collage. We have had fun with tricky word bingo and have even been learning about our bodies and senses by drawing around our friends! What fun!
In numeracy the children have worked hard on weighing, length and measuring. The children have now moved onto forming the numberblocks 1-10 and comparing them to our dienes.
In phonics we have had practical fun learning our sounds. The children in Year 1 have been learning or consolidating their Phase 3 knowledge and the new reception children have been learning the sounds s, a, t, p. Well done!
The year 1 children have had a great time in Geography making a birds eye view map of our classroom and in History learning about our families! I am very proud of them!
The Year 1 children have been making me beam with pride! Well done certificates and cups, wonderful phonics and amazing colour mixing in Art. What amazing role models for our new intake! Well done!
Hello to all my lovely Alps class parents and children!
It has been absolutely amazing to see you all and welcome the new reception intake. You have all done so well settling into school life. I am also so proud of my Year 1 children for setting such a wonderful example to them all. We are going to have the most super year together having fun!
Class One Autumn 2020 Newsletter
To everyone in Alps class,
I have loved teaching every single one of you this year. It has been a very strange year but you are all incredibly special to me and I hope you all have a happy, healthy and fun filled summer. See you all in September,
Mr Penry had great fun making gingerbread men with the children. They followed the recipe and had them to eat for snack! Yum Yum!
The outdoor classroom was great fun today! We followed rhyming clues to locate the gingerbread man, made him bridges and had lots of muddy fun!
The children have had a wonderful time in their continuous provision making leaf paintings, building castles, making fairy tale doors and flower painting. They also made rafts for the gingerbread man to cross the water tray on. Lots of fun!
Alps class had a wonderful World Book Day full of costumes, buddy reading, reading to teachers and stories. The children enjoyed hearing stories read to them by other teachers in the school and we even had a story quiz! A super day and I cannot wait for World Book Day next year!
Alps class continued our portrait focus by looking at Van Gogh. The children worked so hard and the results were fantastic!
Bore Da! Happy St David's Day. The children have enjoyed learning about the Welsh national day and even singing in Welsh.
Alps class have been really enjoying the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and making the bridges in continuous provision. The children have enjoyed learning about money, working hard on the split digraphs and trying to classify a troll. Is it an insect or mini-beast? After careful investigation we have said no!
Welcome back Alps Class! I hope you all had a fantastic break. We continued our portrait journey by learning about Picasso today. The artwork was fantastic. Well done!
We went on a troll hunt! We tried to catch a BIG one!!! In our outdoor learning afternoon the children had to solve the clues to locate the hidden trolls! We also made trolls faces on our trees and enjoyed hot chocolate and biscuits around our outdoor classroom. It was lots and lots of fun! Have a great weekend everyone and see you all in three sleeps!
We went on a mini beast and insect hunt today and had great fun finding all the places they like to hide. Can you find any in your garden?
We had another wonderful outdoor learning afternoon based on the traditional tale of 'Red Riding Hood'. The children measured grandmas wool from her basket, we played 'What time is it Mr Wolf?' and discovered hidden clocks around our garden. The children acted out the story and had fun singing around our story area. Well done Alps class!
Happy Australia Day! The children had great fun making Anzac biscuits, Australian flags, aboriginal art work, learning about the animals in Australia and the country itself. A great day was had by all!
This afternoon was our outdoor learning based around Goldilocks. We read the story, sang songs and acted it out. The children had wonderful time with the three bears having a picnic, using the bears outline to collage them with natural materials and making Goldilocks necklaces out of leaves and flowers. The children also enjoyed gardening and clearing out our patches ready for planting. Thank you for a great afternoon everyone!
Alps class have been continuing their portrait theme by learning to draw Frida Kahlo. They also learned how drawing can help you calm down if you feel anxious or worried. They are all wonderful portraits!
Alps class discovered notes from fairy Freya today! We followed the rhyming clues and discovered a treat of materials to make wands with! We made fairy wands, learned about how to use them for calming breathing exercises and then made a magical spell. Out of the sky appeared feathers and glitter as Freya returned to her fairy door!!! What a day.
Out of nowhere a fairy door appeared in Alps class today! We could not believe our eyes! Where had it come from and why was it here? All questions we are going to try and answer. We are going to have an exciting week!
Happy New Year to everyone in Alps class. It has been lovely to see you all again for this short but fun week. The children have been busy learning about their mental health and ways to keep calm and relax. We have been learning breathing exercises which parents have already been very positive about. The children have been using the I-Pads for literacy and numeracy work, been reading and have continued their art with our focus on portraits. I have included all our curriculum information on the newsletter but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to me at the end of the day. Have a wonderful weekend and see you all for a magic Monday!
To the wonderful children in Alps Class and their families. Have a fantastic Christmas and a super New Year. I hope you all have a great relaxing time and I will see you all for our new focus around 'Fairy Tales' where lots of visitors will be coming to see us! Look out for a fun and action packed Spring Term. I will miss you all and will see you all in 2020!!!