Class 1 - Stingray

Term 6 Report

We have continued our topic of Around the World and have explored travel and going on holidays, We had fun painting our own holiday t shirt and packing pretend suitcases. In our many role plays we’ve pretended that we were going on an aeroplane and enjoying ‘sunbathing’ on the beach.

A highlight of the term has to be the trip to Coate Water – what superstars the children were! They were so well behaved and took the very heavy rain in their stride late in the afternoon! Regardless of that, it was an enjoyable trip for all!

In the last week of term we were very lucky to have a visit from Space Odyssey who brought in a space dome for us to visit, complete with amazing space picture projections! We had a fantastic time!

The end of a super year! 

Term 5 Report

Another busy term in Stingrays with so much learning going on! We’ve also had lots of celebration events that we have enjoyed including May Day and the Royal Wedding; we were especially lucky to have such nice weather! We had great fun creating party hats and decorating an arch for the May Day processions.

The children have been learning about some continents around the world. So far we have explored the cold weather and animals found in Antarctica and the food and flags from India and China as part of our work on Asia. In the next term we will be looking at countries in Europe. We’ve enjoyed tasting different foods such as spring rolls, poppadums' and having sensory play with noodles and spices.

We’ve explored lots of maths topics this term including money where we have started to sort coins by colour and some of us have played ‘shops’, reading prices and finding he correct coin to pay. We have furthered our understanding in capacity by practising to ‘fill’ and ‘empty’ containers and order some containers in terms of their volume.

Towards the end of term we had a visit from 'Zoolab’, where all children were given the opportunity to see several different creatures; some preferring not to get too involved though!

A fun filled term for Stingrays! 

 Term 4 Report 

We’ve enjoyed and explore all different types of weather this term, particularly the snow! We continue to have regular ‘Dough Disco’ sessions and we’re getting really good at the different actions – this is helping us to develop our finger strength for writing.

We have explored our topic of dinosaurs more and have had opportunities to make salt dough dinosaur ‘fossils’ and we also used a recipe from Nina and the Neurons to make our own volcano eruption!

We have celebrated World Book Day with a ‘reading café’ and were lucky to have a visiting storytelling workshop come into school. The storyteller told us a story about an alien called ‘Hootah’ and made it really interactive and sensory for us! At the end of the term we enjoyed having some parents join us for a rather muddy Easter event in the school garden.

A busy Term 4 – we were all ready for a nice break! 

 Term 3 Report

We have particularly enjoyed being outdoors and were lucky to have our very own School Garden and Forest School weekly session with Ruth on a Monday morning, several of which were very muddy sessions! We have enjoyed using the new rope tree balance that Ruth made and hunting for dinosaurs and following footprints. Back in class we have been learning about shapes; we’ve been on shape hunts and have practised sorting shapes into different groups and describing different shapes. We’ve also started having a ‘sensory snack’ once a week to encourage the children to explore different foods – so far we’ve explored ‘red’ and ‘green’ coloured foods!