This week we have been doing loads of super literacy. Here is a snapshot of the literacy activities we do every week and some pictures of the children trying to "huff and puff" to make a blow painting.
This week we loved our topic story "Polar bear, polar bear, what do you hear?" we also made snowmen with our names on them and they look amazing!
We had a super first week back after Christmas. This week we have been learning all about Winter and doing lots of fine motor work.
Some pictures of Santa's visit to Killard!
We had a fantastic week of Christmas fun and it was so lovely to spend some time with family at our Winter wonderland today, thank you so much for coming! Have a fantastic Christmas, we can’t wait to see everyone in January.
This week we have been working hard to create an art gallery for our Winter wonderland next week!! The crafts are amazing. We have also been doing some Christmas themed phonics, watched some Christmas shows and listened to lots of Christmas music. This was all so much fun, but the highlight of this week was definitely Nathanael’s 5th birthday on Wednesday.
Christmas has arrived at Foundation C!!! This week we have moved into our new topic "Christmas" and we have been doing lots of literacy through writing Christmas cards, reading magazines to make a cut and stick Santa list and matching the Christmas pictures amongst lots of other Christmassy activities.
This week in Foundation C we have been doing lots of numeracy; some children have been working on recognising numerals 1-3 and others have been working on "more than" "less than" and "same than" when comparing numbers. During topic we all worked together to measure out the ingredients to make a gingerbread man and everybody loved counting out three sweets when it came to decorating them. Today the children were rewarded for all their hard work and we ate our gingerbread men for snack.
Today we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child by going blue!!! The children wore blue accessories, talked about our class charter in circle time and joined in with our whole school blue picture. During literacy we are learning to write our names, today we talked about why having the right to a name was special and made blue portraits of our faces, everyone then tried their best to write their names underneath their picture.
Today we celebrated Children in Need and Mason's very special 5th birthday!! Happy Birthday Mason from all your friends in Foundation C.
This week we have been very busy with the arts. For craft we created a gingerbread house for our display board. We have been working on loud and quiet in music, everybody loved when it was their turn to hit the drum loudly! and for drama we have had lots of fun in our bakery role play and dish washing area!!! Every child also took a turn to play the role of the gingerbread man in our topic story. They all looked fantastic, particularly in their odd socks on Tuesday.
This half term we are learning all about the Gingerbread Man and the children loved all of the gingerbread themed play; especially our Puddling Lane bakery! After reading our story on Wednesday we put the gingerbread man in the bakery to keep him safe but when we came back from the playground he was gone and there was a note that said "run. run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man" and a picture of soft play!! So we went on a hunt to find him but his pictures led us the whole way round the school and then after all that we found him right back in our classroom; He was hiding behind our big phonics book!! Thank you to Mrs Yeates and Mrs McBratney who helped us find him.
We have had a spooktacular week in Foundation C, with the highlight being our fancy dress party today; everybody looked amazing!
Foundation C had a brilliant time on our trip to Mounstewart today, we went for a walk to the natural play park. There we had some hot chocolate and biscuits, after snack we had a chance to play together; everyone was so brilliant at helping their friends walk across the tricky bits of the course.
This week was all about Autumn!!! We had so much fun collecting leaves to use in art, numeracy and play! We also made "ghost popcorn" bags to raise money for Ernestine our school's sponsor child so that she could go to school just like us.
This week in numeracy we have been learning all about repeating patterns. Everybody has worked so hard!
On Monday we came into our classroom to find that there was a whole army of evil pea’s on the loose!!! So we had to work as a team to try and capture them all using our special pea catching tweezers and put them back in the freezer where they belong. Just look at the concentration on everyone’s face!
P1C have been loving our topic story "Supertato.” Today we came into class to discover that the evil pea had locked our favourite character "broccoli" in the freezer!! So we had to use our super brains to save him. There were some brilliant ideas of hitting the ice with sticks and holding the ice in our warm hands (which we tried... nobody wanted to hold the ice for too long!) and then we thought about the ice being really cold so tried something hot; hot water!!! The hot water worked and broccoli was saved!!! Well done P1C
P1C had a SUPER week dressing up like superheroes in the role play area and exploring our school garden in the sunshine
P1C worked really hard to paint and decorate their superhero disguises this week! We had lots of fun looking at them on our wall and trying to figure out who was hiding underneath the mask. We are also working really hard to do good sitting, listening and looking during our attention and listening sessions! Well one P1C on another brilliant week.
This week, P1C have been learning that we feel with our hands through topic and structured play.