The children have settled into school amazing well this week. They have been exploring the classrooms and outside areas and making new friends.
We have been reading the book Super Duper You this week. The children have designed their own Super Duper You front covers.
The children have had lots of fun this week performing nursery rhymes on stage in the courtyard. They have loved dressing up and singing rhymes together.
The children have made their own Super Duper You books all about themselves this week and then shared them with a friend.
We have had our Cairn ceremony today with Rev. Sue. The children all laid a stone in the garden at the front of school.
In literacy we have been reading the story - The Proudest Blue. The children have been finding out about Islam and what it means to be a Muslim.
In the story Asiya chooses her first hijab which is her favourite colour blue. The children have been sharing their favourite colours. They have talking about why the colour is special to them and what the colour reminds them of.
The children have enjoyed developing their fine motor skills this week by hammering golf tees into water melons.
The children have been sorting buttons in maths. They needed to decide how to sort the buttons, some decided to sort by size and others by colour.
We have had lots of fun painting ice cubes this week and watching what happens when the paint mixed, and the ice cubes melted.
In literacy we have been learning about the author of The Proudest Blue - Ibtihaj Muhammad. We found out that she was also an Olympic athlete who won a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics for fencing, she was the first woman to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab and that she has had a Barbie doll made of her.
In literacy this week we have been looking at non-fiction books. We have been looking at the features of a non-fiction book such as contents page, index and glossary. We have started to make our own book all about our class. The children have been deciding what important information needs to go in our book.
In maths we have been ordering objects according to size and using mathematical language to compare them such as big, small, bigger, smaller.
The children have been mark making in the shaving foam. They have been writing the letter sounds we have been learning this week.
This week we have been talking about our families. During circle time the children talked about the people in their families and then they did pen drawings of their families.