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Curriculum Newsletters 2023 - 24

                    2023 - 2024

Out topic this term is amazing animals, look at some of the fun things we have done.

We celebrated St George's day by dressing up, creating flag collages and dragon art. We also enjoyed eating cucumber sandwiches and scones with cream.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Here are some of the fun activities we took part in.

Today, we had a great time celebrating Eid! We learned about the rituals such as prayers and sharing food and gifts with family. We made lanterns, tried on traditional clothes, and some of us even got mehndi on our hands. It was a fun day!

In PE we have been focusing on athletics. We will be developing key skills demonstrated by travelling, jumping and throwing.

We were delighted to welcome Mr. Dave Godfrey, the creator of the Number Fun website, to our school. It was a fantastic experience to gather in the hall and participate in engaging singing sessions and number games with him.

The squirrels enjoyed taking part in the Bunny Hop and help raise funds for Pendleside Hospice.

Saint Patrick's Day. Today we have been learning about St Patrick, we explored a range of activities including a mark making activity where we had to find to follow the rainbow to find the pot of gold and making a handprint leprechaun. We loved dressing up in the colours of the Irish flag and exploring other artefacts.

Sharing Our Learning. It was fun, having our adults come and share our learning in class.

Science Day. This year the focus of science day was on the theme of time. We took part in lots of science activities throughout the day such as sequencing our day, creating shadow puppets, making clocks and doing some fun experiments.

World Book Day.

In our literacy sessions, we've been reading "A Good Day for a Hat" by Nat Fuller. We've enjoyed trying on various hats, investigating the different weather conditions , and engaging in focused activities centered around the themes of the book.

Today, we celebrated St. David's Day with a range of activities. Our festivities included baking scrumptious Welsh cakes, crafting paper plate dragons, and creating beautiful daffodil sun catchers. Additionally, we enjoyed printing with potatoes and leeks, while also engaging in sensory play.

PML Day. We started the day by singing the 'bonjour' song with actions. We also enjoyed learning numbers in French and singing nursery rhymes such as Frere Jacques. The best part was our brunch; we tasted pancakes, baguettes, a variety of cheese and croissants.

Chinese New Year

Through our superheroes topic, we have been exploring sensory stories, mark making and developing our fine motor skills. We have developing our counting skills through number songs and been exploring shapes and measure.

A visit from Santa

In English lessons, we have been reading the book "Memory Jars" by Vera Brosgal. We have been exploring the book through a sensory story and completed various activities related to the story.

In mathematics, we have been exploring a range of mathematical concepts through practical and sensory activities. Our learning has been around the areas of number, shape, and measure.

St Andrew's Day activities

Come and see all the fun activities we have been doing to raise funds for children in need.

We have started our new topic of memories and have been sharing our favourite memories from holidays and special celebrations.

We have been learning about the changes that occur in Autumn. We loved stomping through piles of leaves and enjoyed the beautiful colours of the changing season. We used the materials we found during our autumn walk to help with our learning such as counting activities and developing our fine motor skills.

We have been very busy making new friends, developing relationships, and acquiring vital skills that will support our learning and success in school.

We have had a fantastic first couple of weeks at school, and we are pleased to see how well the children have settled in.