Class 1 - Stingray

Term 1 Report 

Week 1
We have had 6 new children join us in Stingrays this week. They have settled in so well and have been getting used to our environments and routines. We’ve enjoyed lots of messy play, singing songs, exploring instruments, painting and building. We have coped really well with new transitions on the buses and going to the hall for assembly and lunch. What a great week!

Week 2
This week we have enjoyed den building outdoors. We have had a go at painting our own self-portraits and drawing with chalk outdoors. We are getting more used to our routines and the long school day! The adults are feeling really proud of us! During the week we have also had a go at some number challenges and making pizza faces! On Friday we had our first drumming session with Luke which we all enjoyed. Another busy week in Stingrays!

Week 3
During week 3 the children have enjoyed a focus on the story of the Three Little Pigs – we’ve seen so much fantastic role play following on from our popular sensory story. We have also explored mark making in different media such as salt – some of us are super at writing our own names! We’ve enjoyed time outdoors even though the weather has been a bit rainy – we’ve practised our gross motor skills through lots of water painting outside.

Week 4
This week we have enjoyed the sunnier weather and took a trip to visit the school garden – for the reception children this was their first visit! We learnt how to operate the water butt to fill up watering cans so that we could water the plants. We enjoyed spotting pumpkins and tomatoes! We have also had a focus on the story of The Gingerbread Man and took part in cutting out gingerbread men and then decorated them with raisins, chocolate drops and icing. We also had our first PE session of the year in the hall – the adults were very impressed with our efforts to get ourselves dressed and undressed! A very busy week in Stingrays!

Week 5
We have focused on the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar! The children have enjoyed tasting some of the foods from the story, indicating which they liked and didn’t like. We have explored using knives to chop up fruits in the tuff tray and also used these to make our own painting using fruits to print the paint! Later in the week we enjoyed exploring conkers and rolling them down the guttering as we counted them. Our communication is improving all the time with lots of children using PECS to request with greater confidence! Super work!

Week 6
We have enjoyed celebrating Harvest Festival. We invited our parents to come in and join in some harvest celebrations with us. We had fun printing with apples, apple bowling and apple bobbing! We have also been learning the story of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and have explored this in a sensory way.

Week 7
This week we have focused on self-care skills. We have had opportunities to practice bathing our toy dolls, putting on dressing up clothes and hanging them up on a washing line. We have also enjoyed teeth cleaning activities (on laminated paper!) with real toothbrushes. Over the term we have made great progress with our independence skills such as washing hands and developing our toileting. Well done!