This week, we have been lucky enough to have had our outdoor learning area revamped, and the weather has been kind to us, so we have been able to do lots of outdoor learning. We have learned all about dissolving salt and sugar in water, and discovering that some substances, such as oil, float on water! Getting in the festive spirit, we have also made a sleigh for Father Christmas and also a stall for the reindeers. In our beautiful new mud kitchen, we have been preparing Christmas feasts, and Miss Lewis enjoyed a delicious mud fish pie!
Our nativity production is coming along very well, and this week the children had their first dress rehearsal. A huge thanks to so many of you who put such a lot of effort into providing gorgeous costumes for your child. The tickets for the production should have gone home, so if you are expecting one and haven’t received it, please contact the office.
This week, we have been learning about poetry in our English lessons and have been reading the classic poem, T’was the Night Before Christmas. We have used this to help us develop our understanding of rhyming, and we have been thinking about the imagery which comes into our heads as we listen to poetry.
In maths, we have done a range of activities, refreshing and practising all the mathematical skills the children have been learning since September. It has been so special to reflect on the huge progress that the children have made, going from learning to count, in September to number recognition, and simple addition and subtraction now. The children should all be very proud of themselves for all their efforts and how far they’ve come!
We’re really looking forward to seeing you all at the performances next week, either on the 12th or 13th December.