Autumn 1 has whizzed past at lightning speed. Over the last two weeks, we have been enjoying learning about Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, using our own experiences to bring it alive. From making delicious apple honey oat bites to making resolutions for the coming year to building a sukkah in class, we have embraced the Jewish new year and all other festivities. It was particularly enjoyable to see the children reflecting on the past year and talking about how much they have learnt and grown up.
In Maths, we have continued to work on consolidating skills such as the use of whole part models, number bonds, big and small and sorting shapes by colour and shape. We have all been working really hard and it shows! During Science, we have been learning conducting lots of experiments about the human body including measuring bones in our hands, legs and feet and making our very own organs out of playdough. We have also been talking about the functions of these body parts and how they help us survive.
PSHE saw us make a huge class charter made up of Lego city figures, Lego blocks, Lego friends and sharks…! An interesting mix of artwork but the children were fantastic at identifying classroom rules and ways to respect peers and adults in the classroom. Great job Gefen!
In Music, we have begun looking at simple clapping rhythms, enjoying making and copying music patterns. A noisy but fun session!
On Thursday, we made a whole class sukkah and have enjoyed looking back over the pictures and writing ‘instructions’ on how to build one at home. We have also been enjoying eating our snack and hearing stories in our Gesher sukkah outside. I look forward to hearing from the children all about Sukkot and their half terms.
Chag Sameach to you and your families!