During the Autumn Term our topics have been ‘All About Me’ and ‘Space’
At the start of the Autumn term we enjoyed lots of stories about starting school. We shared how we felt and spoke about the new friends we had made. We learnt lots of new letter sounds and actions as well as practiced the letters to write our names. One of our favourite stories was ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School’ by Ian Whybrow. We shared and recorded what we would take in our very own buckets in our ‘Have a Go’ books. In October, we started to learn all about space! We read ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy, ‘The Blue Balloon’ by Mick Inkpen and ‘Laura’s Star’ by Klaus Baumgart. We wrote lists of food that we would take if we were having a picnic on the moon. We let a blue balloon of our own go and watched it disappear high into the air. We attached a message and are hoping that someone finds it soon and tells us how far it went. We wrote about where we thought our blue balloon would go and used the phonic sounds we know to help us to do this.
This term we have been practising our counting and number recognition skills up to 20. We’ve also been practising ordering numbers and finding one more and one less than a given number. We have learnt the difference between taller and shorter and have ordered houses by height. We loved learning about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. We went on a shape hunt to find real life objects around the school that were 3D shapes. We’ve also started to practise simple addition. We enjoyed using cubes and counters to find different totals.
During the Autumn term we painted self-portraits, taking great care to choose sensible colours. We also made Autumn trees using our finger prints and hedgehogs using leaves and glitter. They looked fantastic displayed in our room. During our space topic we made our very own rockets using the letters in our names and also made space pictures using lots of glitter and paint. We are brilliant artists in Oak Class.