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Hello! Traditional Tales and Autumn
This term we focus on getting to know each other! The children explore their new indoor and outdoor spaces, they make new friends and get to know the adults who look after them. The adults play and chat to the children, getting to know them all, what they like to do and how they learn.
Throughout the term , we take different stories as starting points to stimulate learning. Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Billy Goats Gruff, The Little Red Hen and Pumpkin Soup are all favourites!
We do our first performance at the school Harvest Festival in early October.
We notice how summer is changing into Autumn. We make collections of Autmun things and go on a walk to The Green.
Our Term 1 Themes for Learning
First days at school!
Families are welcome into the class on the first couple of days. If your child is having school dinner, please read the menu with them, and help them make a choice by putting their name in the correct pot (main, vegetarian or jacket potato). These pots are near the door. Also, help them hang their belongings on their hooks, and put book bags in the large boxes at the bottom of their tray units.
Finally, help your child settle down to a game or activity, and have a little play before leaving saying goodbye.
Each time there is a new group of starters please say goodbye to your child at the door, as they will know what to do. This way, there will be space for each group of new children to have their parents in the classroom, and help being settled in. We and our teaching assistants will continue to help all the children get in and ready for the day.
Look at us enjoying school!
We spend this term learning about ways to celebrate special occasions, at home and abroad. We started with Halloween and Bonfire night, and will go on exploring the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, followed by Christmas!
Room on the Broom
The Guy Fawkes story
Ravana, Sita and Rama
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The Nativity Story
We are looking at ways different people celebrate events special to themselves, their lives and cultures. The children will learn to understand what we have in common as families, and communities, as well as the different ways in which people around the world celebrate things that are special to them.
The learning journey will culminate in our work around Christmas, and the Nativity play!