This week in School it has been Winter! The children in First Steps went to explore the Winter Wonderland that was created in the school hall, the children knew that in winter it is very cold and that we would need a warm coat and a hat! We wrapped up warm and went to explore! This stimulus provided lots of different activities for the children while learning in continuous provision, as well as talk for writing opportunities and some simple writing by the reception children.
The Auckland Project came to work with the reception children on Wednesday. The children listened to the story of The Snowman by Raymond Briggs and then used the story to think of their own characters and inspire their own winter art work.
This week on Thursday it was Diwali, we looked at how Hindu’s celebrate the festival of light, which signifies good over evil. The children made their own Diva Lamps and designed their own Mehndi art!
Welcome to all new families and returning families to St.Wilfrid’s First Steps. The children have settled really well and are getting used to daily routines. These first few weeks we have been getting to know your children, finding out their likes and dislikes and what they are interested in. This will inform our future planning, so that we can get the very best out of your children as they learn. The children are learning our classroom rules which will help us to work and play together.
The children have taken parts in lots of different activities over the last few weeks as they settle and get used to their new surroundings.
Nursery children have been learning the names of their new friends and they are getting very good at sitting on the carpet to listen to stories and sing nursery rhymes. The children have enjoyed spending time in our outdoor area and are getting very good at putting on their own coats.
Reception have started their phonics and maths learning. The reception children were very excited this week as they were able to take a reading book home for the first time! The reception children have also been working with the Auckland Project. Yesterday they thoroughly enjoyed stick winding to accompany the Stick man story by Julia Donaldson.