Sleights Toddler Group-A Beautiful Day

From start to finish, today was beautiful.

We had an early start at school,enjoying the sunrise on the playground while we packed the car full of wonderful things to explore. We made our way to the village hall and got everything where it needed to be;paint,glue,dough,rose petals,crates and keys.;ducks,funnels,oranges and lemons.

All the small people arrived and moved everything around and created wonderful works of art. It is always so exciting to see what happens during play and the residue left behind is a thing of great beauty.

Thank you so much to Sleights Toddler Group  for inviting us back for another session. The group is just lovely.

Such Happy Learning together.

Friday 17th January 2020

This week, we have been very busy learning about how to protect our world. In English we are currently writing a report about the benefits of reducing our waste. Did you know that it can take up to 1000 years for a plastic bag to decompose?

We can help by making small changes such as: using reusable straws and crockery, purchasing items from second-hand shops rather than buying new and turning the tap off when we brush our teeth. 

Here are some images of us working together to improve our reports:

 

Maths Magic

The new year has started with new maths. Many of us are ready to use numbers to represent our thinking.The Pioneers are so organised that we can all sit on the carpet and work together with Numicon. This is really amazing.Everyone has returned with an excitement about number so we have worked hard this week. We have had fun with the number wheel,talked lots about zero and written down our calculations using plus and equals.

So much going on. So many questions.

Happy Maths.

New Year.New Books

The Pioneers have really got the hang of choosing a new book. When we visit the library they go straight to the shelves and delve in. Some go straight to fiction picture books,choosing authors and illustrators that they recognise. Others go to the big non-fiction encyclopedia type books and pour over the pictures. Others have found the books that they can actually read themselves and this is a great joy. They then assume a reading position and chat and browse. The whole class was really intent on reading when we visited this week. It was wonderful to stand back and watch the interactions.

Take a look in bags to see which book your little reader selected.

Happy Reading

Friday 10th January 2020

After our first week back following the Christmas holidays, we have all worked very hard and are ready for the weekend. This week we have been learning about the Rights of a child: it made us feel important, lucky and grateful. We have created art work to capture the importance of these rights: