Sports Showcase (22nd to 26th May)

We invited our parents into school this week to take part in our swimming session. The children have made a lot of progress in the water this year and it was lovely to share these achievements with parents and family members. We were really happy that so many parents took the opportunity to take part in this session and it was enjoyed by everyone involved.

We continued our ‘Under the sea’ theme this week and used our creative skills to begin to make paper plate turtles and to continue our papier-mâché octopus. The children showed good fine motor and engagement skills and focused well on what they were doing.

We took advantage of the sunny weather this week and spent lots of time outside. As well as developing our gross motor skills of running, jumping and climbing, we also practised our fine motor and problem solving skills.

We had a lovely music lesson this week. Bev brought a cello into class for us to look at and play. We were all very sensible and took care. Some of us enjoyed exploring the instrument and investigating the sounds that we could make and some of us preferred to watch Bev and listen to the sounds instead.

A busy week in Bumblebees (15th to 19th May)

We have had lots of sensory experiences this week in Bumblebees. As part of our ‘Under the Sea’ topic, we have begun making a papier-mâché octopus. This has involved us working together as a team and was a lovely sensory experience, glueing the paper onto the balloon. Some of the children really enjoyed getting their hands into the glue and others preferred to watch. We are now waiting for the papier-mâché to dry, ready to paint next week. We will keep you updated on our progress with this.

Our music lesson this week involved us exploring music associated with us feeling sad. This is linked to our Colour Monster feelings work. The children had the opportunity to explore some violins. They enjoyed touching them and listening to the sounds that they made.

Another sensory experience this week was mashed potato. Some of the children enjoyed using their senses of touch, smell and taste to explore the potato, where others preferred to watch. We are getting better at exploring different textures in Bumblebees, but the mashed potato was not not as successful as the jelly last week.

We have continued to work on our fine motor skills using activities such as threading, jigsaws and posting and have practised our mark making, using crayons and pens. We have been looking after our seeds and they have now started to grow. We have also been developing our physical skills in the soft play and outside. Our Bumblebees love being active and really enjoy any physical activities.
Bryan was our Superstar this week.

Under the Sea (9th to 12th May)

This week we continued with our Under the Sea theme. We have been very busy developing our creative skills, producing a sea horse and a jelly fish. We are learning to hold paint brushes and rollers correctly and to apply glue to create collage pictures.

We explored jelly this week as our sensory activity. Some of us enjoyed touching the jelly and liked the feeling of it in our fingers, but some of us weren’t sure. We also enjoyed tasting the jelly.

We have been practising our mark making skills and are learning to develop an effective pencil grip. We have also been using our fine motor skills to complete activities such as threading, posting and jigsaws.

Jackson was our superstar this week ⭐️

King’s Coronation (2nd to 5th May)

This week we have celebrated King Charles’ coronation. We started the week by joining in with some coronation themed activities and by making decorations for the classroom. We used our creative skills to paint some red and blue bunting. We enjoyed sensory activities with red, white and blue rice and spaghetti. We also practised our cutting skills by snipping the spaghetti.

We made paper chains to decorate the classroom. We needed some help, but enjoyed spreading the glue and threading the paper to make the chains. The classroom looked great when we had finished.

We had a coronation themed music lesson with Bev. We enjoyed playing the drums and listening to the different rhythms that were played on them.

We all joined in with decorating a cake for the school cake competition. We enjoyed spreading on the icing and sprinkling the sprinkles onto the cake.

We were very proud of our cake 😀

On Friday, we had our coronation party. We enjoyed eating our party food from home.