Autumn Term 1

What a lovely few weeks we’ve had in Sapphire Class. We have really enjoyed making new friends in our class. We have been carefully thinking about our ‘Kind words and kind actions’ and this has been really evident when we have worked together to keep our learning environment inside and outside tidy. ‘Choose it, use it and tidy it’ is really helping us to do this.

In phonics we have enjoyed learning about new sounds including; s, a, t, p, I, n, m and d. We have loved sharing lots of books including ‘Oi Cat’ and ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. The children enjoyed listening to lots of rhyming words and making some up too!

We have enjoyed exploring ‘We’re Going On a Bear Hunt’. This led to a visit to the Wilderness and also a PE lesson where we moved ‘under’, ‘over and ‘through’. Lots of creative opportunities have been discovered and talk about Shape, Space and Measure have been uncovered along the way.

Autumn Term 2

This half term Sapphire class have been busy having fun inside and outside. We have been learning all our Phase 2 sounds in Phonics and used our skills to write recipes, shopping lists, invitations, captions and even letters to Santa. We have all progressed so well with our reading as well.

We have been exploring the story of the ‘Biscuit Bear’ and the ‘Blue Penguin’ which has given us lots of opportunities for learning about animals and landscapes in the North Pole. We have been creating pieces of art work, cooking in our mud kitchen and learning circus skills.

In maths we have been using our outside environment to the full, counting, measuring and estimating. Junk modelling and large brick building has kept us busy and engrossed for hours. A visit from the Junk Percussion man inspired us to make music outside too.

At the end of the term we show cased our wonderful Nativity play. We all took part as an actor, narrator or dancer. We were very proud of our singing and art work on all the costumes and scenery.