Sponsored Reading Challenge - Thank You!
I was so proud of how the children embraced the FOBS Sponsored Reading Challenge. Not only did they really enjoy taking on the activities, our Class raised £75 which will be used to buy books for the school. I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone at home who supported and sponsored the children.
World Book Day!
We had a great time on World Book Day - what super costumes! As well as doing book-themed activities during the day, we had a special assembly with Charlotte, the Library Lead from Grantham Library, who shared with us all of the exciting activities available at the library. She also explained how to borrow books for free - we hope to see many of our children join!
People Who Help Us Day
This term, our learning is based around people who help us. In January, we enjoyed taking part in a special ‘People Who Help Us’ day, in which we dressed up as our favourite real-life superhero. We were so lucky to be joined by so many doctors, nurses, teachers, builders, vets and so many more! Throughout the day, the children enjoyed taking part in lots of imaginative role-play, as well as helping their friends to understand why their superhero is so important. Thank you for making our day so special Reindeer Class!
Transient Art - Autumn
Inspired by the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, we created our own Autumn-themed transient art. By using fabulous combinations of natural objects the children have produced some wonderful pieces.
We are really enjoying our PE sessions with Emma from Inspire+ and we used the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ to support us in learning some moving and travelling skills. The children listened incredibly carefully to the instructions that Emma gave us and they showed a range of confident travelling skills including some amazing jumping skills; remembering to use their arms to support them in their jumps and bending their knees on landing. Amazing PE skills everyone!
Super Clay Work!
We have been learning about the Hindu festival of lights and the story of Rama and Sita. The children really loved creating their own clay Diwali pots which they then painted.
Baking For The Little Red Hen!
We have had lots of fun baking bread for the Little Red Hen! We started by carefully weighing out our ingredients using weighing scales and using our numeral recognition skills to identify the numbers on the dial. Next we worked together in groups to mix all the ingredients together. We then used our strong muscles to knead the dough for a whole ten minutes before taking it to the school kitchen to leave to rise. We were so surprised to find that our dough had doubled in size when we collected it! Finally, we made our bread rolls into hedgehogs by pinching the dough to make spikes and adding raisins for eyes. Well done Reindeer Class – you were brilliant bakers!
The children love art and have created some wonderful paintings of the local Bellmount Tower and some fantastic leaf prints! They also created super collages of poppies for when we commemorated Remembrance Day.
The children really enjoy using our role play areas which are both inside and outside the classroom. They loved taking orders in the cafe and smoothie bar!
Learning about numbers can be challenging for children as many struggle to understand the concept of numbers to begin with and struggle to make the connection between, say, the number 8, and the physical quantity that the number represents. The class have been introduced to Numicon shapes which are a multisensory way of learning, which means they learn by seeing, feeling and doing. Numicon are a system of flat, plastic shapes with holes in them. Each shape represents a number from one to 10 and each number has its own colour. When they're arranged in order, children can easily see connections between numbers, such as ‘one more’ or ‘one less’ as you can see in the photo below.