Week beginning 12th March 2018
This week Darwin class have been learning to recognise everyday signs and symbols. The children are have been matching symbols to pictures and finding different symbols that they use everyday at school such as 'me', 'play', 'look' and 'help'. We have also been trying really hard to use our signs, some of the children are signing independently and using these through out the day to help communicate their wants and needs.
Week beginning 26th February 2018
All the children were happy to be back at school before all the snow arrived on Wednesday! In the two days we did manage at school the children were super busy counting, matching and recognising their numbers. Some of the children are working all the way up to 20 and beyond finding the correct numerals to create numbers and count on from a given number up to 20.
Week Beginning 29th January 2018
Darwin class have been continuing to work on their knowledge of 2D shapes recognising each shape using symbols and learning to identify each shape by their name. Some of the children have been identifying properties of 2D shapes counting how many sides and corners on each shape. This week the children have been making 2D shaped biscuits using templates and cutters to draw and cut the shapes in the biscuit dough.
Week Beginning 22nd January 2018
This term Darwin class are learning all about 2D shapes. This week the children have been recognising circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, hexagons and pentagons. They have been learning to recognise and match each shape using pictures and symbols to support. Some of the children can name the shapes and are beginning to identify their properties e.g. 'a triangle has 3 sides'.
Week Beginning 15th January 2018
This week the children have been listening to the story 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?' by Eric Carle. The children listened to the story learning all about the different coloured animals. We matched pictures of the animals and painted them using symbols to identify the correct colour for each animal.
Week Beginning 18th December 2017
This week Darwin class have been busy getting ready for Christmas. The children have had a busy week taking part in the Christmas sing along on Monday where it was lovely to see so many parents joining in with all the festivities. On Wednesday we all had our Christmas dinner and dressed up in our festive Christmas jumpers! Yesterday the children all made some wonderful Christmas cakes with Mrs Riley and Mrs Jones just in time for Christmas.
Happy Christmas everyone, have a wonderful holiday!
Week Beginning 11th December 2017
The children are doing really well with their 'in', 'on' and 'under' work. This week they have been listening to positional instructions and can now put different objects in a range of positions. We have used everyday objects including plates, cups and bowls to follow instructions such as, 'put the spoon in the bowl'. The children can now recognise the sign and symbol for each position and use these to help them follow each request.
Week beginning 4th December 2017
This week the children have been introduced to the positional terms 'in', 'on' and 'under'. Using different apparatus such as chairs, tables, boxes and our soft play equipment the children have been following simple instructions to put themselves in some of these positions. Sebbie enjoyed hiding under the bridge, Starsan bounced on the ball and Chase sat on the chair!
Week beginning 27th November 2017
This week the children have continued to work on their knowledge and understanding of the concepts Big and Small. We have been exploring everyday objects around the classroom, recognising whether they are big or small and some of the children have been comparing two similar objects to identify which is big and which is small.
Week Beginning 20th November 2017
This week in our Maths work we have started to explore the concepts of Big and Small. The children have been exploring and comparing everyday objects to familiarise themselves with the language using signs and symbols to support them. We have also listened to some 'Big and Small' songs on the interactive whiteboard to help us to learn and understand these concepts.
Week beginning 13th November 2017
This week the children have enjoyed looking at their 'I Like...' books to recognise pictures of themselves joining in different lessons and activities at school. The children used the symbols to help them to say and sign what they could see in the pictures. We also used the interactive whiteboard so the children could look at pictures of their friends in Darwin class.
Week beginning 6th November 2017
This week in our English work Darwin class have been learning to recognise and identify everyday objects that they use at home and in the classroom. The children have been matching each object to a picture and are becoming more familiar with the symbol for each object. Some of the children have been using the symbol to find the objects in the classroom - Neo and Theodore could find the cup in the kitchen and Chase found the pen in the cupboard.
Week beginning 30th October 2017
This week Darwin class have been busy making special Halloween biscuits to take home and share with their friends and family. The children learnt which ingredients they needed for their biscuits and everyone had a go at mixing, rolling and cutting the dough before baking the biscuits. The children practised using different kitchen tools such as a rolling pin and chose which Halloween shaped cutter to make their biscuit.
Week beginning 9th October 2017
In our Maths work this week the children have been using 1:1 correspondence to match and count objects up to 10. Starsan, Leo, Chase and Sebbie matched apples to the trees, threw bean bags in the buckets and matched the coloured cubes to each pot using 1:1 correspondence. They have also been practising to 'give one' in a range of different contexts.
Week beginning 2nd October 2017
This week the children have continued to work on their number knowledge and recognition. We have been counting, matching and sequencing numbers all the way up to 30. Neo and Theodore have been using the sensory numbers and magnets to make two digit numbers up to 30, matching each number and counting on in sequence.
Leo and Sebbie enjoyed using the giant number line to match and sequence numbers up to 20.
Week beginning 25th September 2017
This term the children are extending and developing their knowledge of numbers. We have been learning new number songs and the children have been joining in repeating the numbers and rote counting up to 20.
Week beginning 18th September 2017
This week we have listened to our story 'I Like it When' using makaton symbols to help us remember what happens in the story. The children have worked together in a group and one-to-one matching the symbols to pictures in the book.
Week beginning 11th September 2017
This week in our English work we have been learning our new story 'I Like it When' by Mary Murphy, linked to our 'All About Me' topic. The children have enjoyed listening to the story and finding out all about the things that baby penguin likes to do with his Mum. We also watched the story on the interactive whiteboard.
Week beginning 6th September 2017
We hope you all had a super summer holiday, it was lovely to see the children back at school this week and all looking very smart in their new school uniform!!
We have started our new topic for the Autumn Term - 'All About Me' and the children have been enjoying listening to our song 'This is Me'...
The children have been using mirrors to recognise and explore their own face.