Autumn Term

Ruby Class have settled amazingly well into school life this half term. We have been very busy making new friends and exploring our indoor and outdoor environments with them. We have enjoyed having school lunches for the first time and we especially love fish and chip Friday! In our phonics lessons we have begun to learn our letters and in maths have practised our counting skills and have developed our knowledge of repeating patterns.

We focused on the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and have loved this story so much we can now all recite it together without reading it! We visited the wilderness to hunt for the bear and even set up our own parts of the story outside- luckily we had our wellies for the squelchy squerchy mud! There were lots of opportunities for us to develop our storytelling skills as we set up our own small world, using lots of resources to create this as a team. We learnt lots of facts about bears and enjoyed finding out all about them- did you know the moon bear received it’s name because of a patch of fur on it’s chest shaped like a crescent?

Overall it has been a very busy, happy, fun and exciting first few weeks at school for Ruby Class and we are all really looking forward to the rest of the year.

Autumn 2

This half term, Ruby class have been so busy with all their learning. We loved exploring baking, circus skills and recipes whilst focusing on our book ‘Biscuit Bear’ and enjoyed spending our time retelling the story at the play dough area. We then looked at the story ‘Blue Penguin’ and learnt all about artic animals, snow and even explored ice and why it melts. As the weather is much colder now, we have loved coming into school in the morning to see that our water tray has frozen and enjoyed making ‘leaf angels’ in the piles of leaves falling from the trees!We have been busy learning all our Phase 2 sounds in phonics and have made an excellent start with learning our digraphs in Phase 3. We put our fabulous reading and writing skills into practise whilst writing our letters to Santa, which we sent off in the post all the way to the North Pole- we hope we will get a reply soon! At the end of this half term we put on our very first Nativity Christmas show. We practised our lines, songs, actions and dances very well and we felt so proud of ourselves after we performed this to our grown-ups and the whole school! We helped out with everything, including making our costumes and designing our back drops.Overall, a very busy and exciting half term for Ruby Class. We cannot wait for all the new learning we will do next year! ​