Mrs Brentnall, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Frattaroli & Mrs Barker would like to welcome you to
All About Me
Orange Class have been making Silly Soup in the Mud Kitchen, using different natural materials. They carefully cut up some flowers and mixed them with conkers, pebbles and leaves to make delicious recipes! The children watered the plants and swept up to help keep our outside area tidy and well looked after!
Write Dance is an exciting music and dance approach to develop the skills needed for writing. This term the children have enjoyed dancing and moving to music and chalking on the large chalkboards outside.
We have been thinking this week about where our food comes from. We have learned the story of The Little Red Hen and performed it in front of the rest of the school in our special Harvest Assembly on Wednesday. We made hats to where during the assembly, showing one of the animals from the story.
This week, as part of our work on Handa's Surprise, we printed with fruit. We also made observational drawings of some of the different fruits in the book. We went on a fruit hunt in the Outdoor Classroom, using positional language to describe where the fruit was hidden - 'under the bench', 'next to the tree', 'on the leaves'. Once we'd found the fruit we even got to taste some of it!
The children had great fun this week when Fantastic FRED and the Professor came to visit Westmeads! Fantastic FRED and his professor talked to the children about how to look after their own mental health in a positive and memorable way.
F.R.E.D is an acronym for the four practical ways in which children can help to look after their own good mental heath:
Food – eating the right foods
Rest – getting enough sleep
Exercise – being active
Digital Devices – managing time online
Orange class had fun in the Outdoor Classroom this week, finding conkers, slugs, snails and apples that had fallen from the tree. They made potions, looked for fish and insects in the pond and looked for bugs in the bug house.
This week we have been reading the story 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister.
The children learnt to trace a picture of a fish and then added handwriting patterns to decorate them using special handwriting pens. They had to control the pens and pencils carefully to draw different patterns and shapes. They found out where everything is kept on the office table area and learn how to tidy it away carefully ready for the next person. It's really important that everyone remembers to write their name on their work!
The children enjoyed exploring their new environment and making lots of new friends during their first week of school. They are settling into their daily routine well and have shown great excitement when learning new things.
First day in Orange Class!