Welcome to Ash Class!
The teacher in Ash class is Mrs Dursley.
We are also supported by Miss Beal and Miss Dudley.
A few reminders...
Last term was such a busy one with starting school and moving classrooms for the heating works to be completed. This term will be equally as busy as we have a jam packed term planned for the children! This term's topic is called 'I wonder...' and we will be learning all about some of the different celebrations that happen around the world at this time of year. We will be continuing to look at the changes in the environment and at the end of the term we will be getting prepared for Christmas!
WC 16.11.20 - Diwali
This week in F2 we have been learning all about how Diwali is celebrated. We compared it to the celebrations that we have. In literacy we enjoyed learning the story of Rama & Sita and retelling it using masks. We also created our own Mehndi hand patterns and Rangoli patterns and wrote Diwali cards for our friends and family. Finally we made Diva lamps using clay and decorated them using beautiful coloured jewels. Then on Friday we switched the lights off and lighted our Diva lamps to see how they were used to light the way home for Rama & Sita!
WC 9.11.20 - Remembrance Week
We've had a really busy week this week learning all about Remembrance Day and ways that people remember the soldiers of the wars. The children have learnt all about what the symbol of the poppy represents and we have made our own poppies in various ways. We enjoyed decorating biscuits to look like poppies and created poppies from the bottom of pop bottles as a contribution to a whole school poppy display. In Forest Schools this week we created crosses out of sticks and string and laid these by our own memorial tree. I was really proud of how mature and respectful the children have been this week when speaking about Remembrance Day.
WC 2.11.20 - Bonfire Night
This week in Foundation 2 we have been learning all about the traditions of Bonfire Night and learning about how it is celebrated. We made our own bonfire in Forest Schools and had marshmallows in Feel Good Friday. We learnt about fire safety and how we can keep ourselves and our pets safe! Children were also set a home learning challenge this week to create a bonfire picture on Purple Mash. I'm sure you will agree that the children's pictures look spectacular!
As part of our learning this week about Bonfire Night we have also been continuing to think about the changes in the environment that we see at this time of the year. Our outdoor area has been covered in autumn leaves and we have had fun this week playing in the leaves, throwing them up and sweeping them into piles! We have been looking at circle art with by Kandindski and recreated our own circle art using autumn colours. We then put the pictures together to create a beautiful display in our classroom.
This term our learning will be centred around the topic 'Where will I go?' As well as spending lots of time settling into our new classroom and learning the new rules and routines of out school we will be doing lots of exciting learning about ourselves and out families, journeys, maps and transport.
16th October 2020 - Spooky Day!
We had a great day today getting dressed up in our Halloween costumes and doing lots of spooky activities around the classroom! All of the children looked amazing and loved exploring the messy play. We hope you all have a super half term and stay safe!
WC 12.10.20 - Pumpkin Soup!
This week we have been reading the story 'Pumpkin Soup' by Helen Cooper. The children really loved the story and talking about the characters. We discussed how to work together as a team and linked this to our school Rainbow Rules. On Thursday we followed a recipe and made our own pumpkin soup. It made the classroom smell delicious and we all loved having a taste of the soup!
Week commencing 21.9.20
Have a look at what we have been getting up to in our Forest School sessions! Our challenge over the past fortnight has been to create our face using the natural materials. We loved having hot chocolate and biscuits in the forest for our snack and learn a new hello & goodbye song! Have a look below at a few of our Forest Schools photos so far...
Week Commencing 14.9.20
Over the next couple of weeks we will be looking at the story 'Mr Gumpy's Outing' by John Burningham. We will be doing lots of activities surrounding the story and will be retelling it using actions and a story map!
Here is a link to the story on youtube if you would like to watch it with your child at home: