Mrs Watkins and Mrs Stafford would like to welcome you to Yellow Class
This week we have been finding out about the Hindu Festival of Lights, Diwali. The children have enjoyed listening to the story of Rama, Sita and Ravana the demon king. We have had a busy week of role playing the story, creating 'Missing Person' posters and building bridges.
We finished the week tasting different Indian food and creating diva lamps with clay as part of our own Diwali celebration!
All About Me
Our first day in Yellow class
Our First Few Weeks...
We have been learning to use the different areas of the classroom independently. We now know where all the equipment is kept in the classroom, including the puzzles and games.
We have learnt how to control different tools such as paintbrushes, glue sticks and scissors safely and carefully. We had to use good control with the paint and glue and remember to scrap the glue stick or paintbrush on the side of the pot so we didn't dribble across the table. We practiced carrying scissors safely to the table.
We learnt how to trace a picture and then had to add handwriting patterns using the special handwriting pens. We had to control the pen and pencil carefully to make different shapes and patterns. We found out where everything is kept on the office table area and learn how to tidy it away carefully in the right places ready for the next person. We always have to remember to write our name on our work!
We learnt how to use the playdough area and thought about the different things we could make using the different equipment. We explored rolling, pressing, squeezing and cutting the playdough.
We found out where all the dressing up clothes are kept and practiced getting ourselves dressed and undressed into the costumes independently. We used our imagination to act in the role play house, pretending to do the jobs in the kitchen and taking on different roles.
We learnt about the small world equipment and where it is kept. We used our imaginations to create different worlds.
We have enjoyed playing with all the different equipment in the playground and learning to get on and off safely and carefully.
We have been reading the stories 'Stanley's Stick' by John Hegley and 'Stick Man' by Julia Donaldson. The children were then inspired to use their imagination to come with their own unique stick creations. Have a look at some of them below...