Pumpkin Party Fun ๐ŸŽƒ

Wow we have had a great week to finish off our first half term in Squirrels class! We began the week creating some wonderful spooky spider pizzas in our cooking session, using the dough to create the spiders legs, everyone did a great job. As well as creating some scary spiders using paper plates and paint.

It was our Pumpkin party on Wednesday and everyone looked party ready ๐ŸŽ‰ We all played some party games including pass the parcel and bean bag toss, it was lots of fun. Our final activity on Wednesday was exploring and carving our very own pumpkin for the Oakwood Satellite Pumpkin Competition ๐ŸŽƒ Have a look below at some of this weeks fun.

It has been a very busy and exciting first half term in Squirrels and everyone has settled in so well, we hope you all have a wonderful half term break and canโ€™t wait to see you on Tuesday 2nd November.

Whereโ€™s My Teddy ๐Ÿป

We are coming to the end of our first half term in Squirrels and itโ€™s gone so quickly! This week has been full of autumn and harvest fun, we began the week having lots of fun at the car wash exploring the cars and making them all clean and shiny again. All of Squirrels have enjoyed exploring the magnetic building tiles and creating some wonderful models with them.

Our story this week has been โ€˜Whereโ€™s my Teddy?โ€™, and the teddies in the story had hidden in the forest! We all had to help to find the missing teddy bears and return them so we could read our story, everyone did an amazing job.

Have a look below at our wonderful week.

Autumn Fun ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ

We started the week by doing some amazing work based on our book โ€˜Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?โ€™ Everyone displayed their amazing problem solving skills identifying and matching the colourful animals up. The teddy bears came to play on Monday afternoon and we all had great fun feeling the bears the oats in the sensory tray.

It was time for cooking on Tuesday and we created some brilliant Autumn acorn muffins, take a look below. Everyone showed their skills following instructions carefully, well done! We have also had another fun session at the forest exploring and finding all the colourful autumnal leaves. It was so windy at the forest that we took our bubbles along and had a great time on the field popping and chasing all of the giant bubbles.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? ๐Ÿป

This week in Squirrels we have been so busy! We started our week continuing to read our story โ€˜Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?โ€™ Everyone has enjoyed using our skills to create our own Brown bears using paper plates and brushes. We all had fun finding the different animals at the forest when they had all ran off! Everyone helped find all the animals and we had a lovely time.

In PE this week we all went outside to focus on our balance skills, using the lovely stepping stones and stepping across them and using the rockers to balance on whilst moving side to side. Well done Squirrels you did a fantastic job. In our topic lesson this week we continued creating some wonderful planets for our display and we investigated some very gloopy moon sand and used our skills to dig out the moon rocks hidden inside.

Squirrels are off to space ๐Ÿš€

This week in Squirrels we have continued our learning around this terms topic of โ€˜Earth and Spaceโ€™. We made some fabulous painted planets for our displays including the sun and the earth using cling film to explore the paint. We also made our very own astronaut suits to fly off to space, have a look below.

Our first story of the term is โ€˜Brown Bear, Brown Bearโ€™ we begun by listening to the story all together and seeing if we could recognise the different animals in the story and then we all created our own Brown bears. Everyone did some amazing phonics work around our letter โ€˜bโ€™ using our skills to recognise and match the โ€˜bโ€™ objects.

Have a look below at our fun week in Squirrels class and if you would like to listen to our story at home, take a look below.

Fun with Squirrels Class ๐Ÿฟ

This week we have continued to get to know our new environment and classroom. Everyone has done an amazing job and is so happy to come to school each day.

This week we started to have a look at our Topic this term which is โ€˜Day, Night, Earth and Spaceโ€™ we have started off our first topic of the year by creating the different planets and this week we created our very own moon using oats and foil, everyone had lots of fun scrunching the foil and exploring the oats. We also had a great time this week at our first music session with Bev, singing different songs and exploring some of Bevโ€™s drums, it was amazing to see everyone joining in and taking turns to have a go on the drums.

Finally this week we walked down to the forest for the first time together and everyone did a great job following the instructions to get there safely. We explored the forest and really enjoyed a lovely hot chocolate at the end before we came back to Squirrels class. Have a look below to see our fun week.

Welcome to Squirrels ๐Ÿฟ

Welcome to Squirrels, wow what a week! It has been so lovely to meet all of our new little Squirrels ๐Ÿฟ Everyone has settled in so well and done a fantastic job getting to know our new classroom at the Oakwood Satellite and everyone has amazed all of the Squirrels staff with how quickly we have become familiar with the new routines.

This week we created some lovely Squirrels for our classroom display and we have had lots of fun getting to know each other whilst playing in the new playground! We also had lots of fun creating some yummy flapjacks and showing off our amazing turn taking skills.
It has been so nice to get to know all of our new children and I canโ€™t wait to keep learning and sharing our memories throughout the year on the weekly blog post.