W e have thoroughly enjoyed sharing our snack and lunchtimes with our peers outside in the Sukkah this week. As a further part of the Sukkot celebrations, the class was invited to a story time session with our Speech and Language Therapist, Natalie. She read the book ‘Not Now, Bernard’, all about a little boy who tries to tell his parents about a monster in the house.
In Literacy, we continued with our story, ‘Shark in the park’, where we worked on our writing skills; some children drew pictures to represent the story while others made marks to represent the characters.
This week in art, we made pictures showing all our favourite things. We took turns to find pictures matching our favourite foods, toys, sports and animals. During Jewish studies we continued with the creative theme to make our own Sukkah pictures using natural materials we found in the playground.
We wish you all a good Yom Tov and look forward to seeing the children back at school on Wednesday!
With the shorter week, D’vash class had a busy few days at school – we hope everyone had a meaningful Yom Kippur. This week we have been making decorations for our school Sukkah in the build-up to Sukkot. We look forward to sharing snack and mealtimes with the other children in the school when we return next week.
In Literacy, we looked at the book ‘There’s a Shark in the Park’. Children were encouraged to listen and attend whilst filling in the missing words as the teacher read the story. We then used props to role-play the character of Timothy Pope looking through his telescope. Visuals were used to expand our vocabulary, commenting on what we could see and hear.
In Maths we worked on identifying numbers 1-10, and writing/tracing or making marks over these numbers. Some of the children practised identifying different sized groups of marbles, while others identified the objects that were the same from those that were different.
We look forward to next week’s activities and lessons!
This week we looked at the job role of a train driver! The children identified that a train driver needed to have good questioning skills, asking ‘where’ to go, as well as being on time.
In Messy play, we made marks with our trains and followed the formation of letters. We built train tracks and a landscape scene using bridges, farm animals, trees, and flowers.
Our questioning skills were worked on in literacy lessons as we had to ask ‘where the magic train ride was taking us to?’. Our pre-reading skills were put to the test as we practised labelling and building sentences to talk about what we could see in the pictures.
In Maths, children have been working on a variety of different skills. These included number bonds 1-10, sequencing the days of the week, identifying more or less amounts, and following the instruction to put objects ‘on, in and under’.
A big thank you to everyone who came to the Summer Fete! It was a huge success and much fun was had by all. From hot dogs to apple bobbing and milking the cow, each child and their family got stuck in. We also exhibited our finished Israel 70 projects much to the delight of parents and children alike.
We look forward to next week’s topic where we will be focusing on the job role of a rock star!
This week we looked at the job role of a scientist! The children identified that a scientist needed to have good listening and questioning skills, as well as being able to investigate. These skills were put to the test in all areas of our timetable.
In Messy play, we explored how to melt the ice cubes with pom-poms so we could sort the different colours into trays. We mixed oil and water and observed how it did not mix! We separated objects into groups that float and groups that sink.
Our listening and questioning skills were worked on in literacy lessons. We practiced following two to four keyword instructions in our floating and sinking activity. Some children worked on asking questions to investigate more about a group of chosen objects. We also looked at functions of familiar objects in our daily lives.
In Maths, children have been working on a variety of different skills. These included identifying the odd object within a group, practicing addition and subtraction sums, working on making groups of up to 6 objects, and using prepositional language to describe the placement of objects.
We have also continued with our Israel 70 projects this week. The children used clay to mould their special objects. Once these were dry, they choose the colour paints they needed to bring their clay objects to life.
We look forward to next week’s topic where we will be focusing on the job role of a train driver.
This week we looked at the job role of a chef! We role played being a chef, practised our number writing in flour, made many cups of tea at the tea station and decorated a ‘slice of pizza’ in Messy play. In Art, the children created their own chef hats to be worn during our cooking lessons.
In Literacy, children have been working on a variety of different skills. These included following two, three and four keyword instructions ‘put the glitter and water in the bowl’ to make a glitter cake! Some children worked on their writing and computer skills, typing out the ingredients and tools needed to make pasta on an iPad. We continued to work on sorting different objects to correspond to different job roles too.
We have started our Israel 70 projects this week. It was wonderful to see the excitement of children showing off their family photos to their peer. We made picture frames for these photos which will be a part of the exhibition. Next week we will look at our objects which have particular meaning for each child.
Please take a look at the link below for further information on this exciting project.
We look forward to next week’s topic where we will be focusing on the job role of scientists.
Here is what we have to look forward to for Summer term 2. Keep a look out on the blog for updates on our progress. We look forward to finding out about the children’s aspirations for the future and how we can encourage these in all aspects of our learning.
Welcome back to Summer term 2! We have had a busy and exciting first week back with OFSTED coming to visit.
This term’s theme is ‘People and their jobs’. We have listened, observed and asked the children Who they want to be when they grow up. Following this, we linked weekly job roles to encourage these interests and talents. These include artist, scientist, rock star, chef and train driver. We look forward to exploring each job role in all areas of learning.
This week we looked at the job role of an artist! We explored collaging, clay making and textured painting in Messy play. In Art, the children painted their own version of Van Gogh’s sunflowers. We definitely could have some budding artists in our class!
In maths children have been working on a variety of different targets including sequencing numbers 1-30, working out simple word problems, identifying the odd one out and one to one correspondence.
We look forward to next week’s topic where we will be focusing on the job role of being a ‘chef.
As the last week of a busy term in D’vash class comes to an end, we look back on all we have explored, learned and made.
This week in art we used all of our creative energy to make aquariums filled with fish, seaweed, coral, sand and shells.
We got messy making slimy blue water for our sea animals to dive, swim and splash in. Some children in the class used puppets to recreate their favourite under the sea story from the term. One of our highlights has been the themed songs choosing board, with a clear favourite being the ‘Under The Sea’ song from The Little Mermaid.
D’vash class have also been hard at work on the weekends completing their homework which was started this term.
We hope everyone has a wonderful half term and we look forward to seeing you after the break. Next term’s theme will be ‘People and their jobs’ which we are really looking forward to.
On Monday D’vash class had a hugely successful first swimming lesson. We pretended to be just like the sea animals we have been learning about; diving like a dolphin, blowing bubbles like a fish and flopping about like whales. We are all looking forward to our next swimming session!!!
We celebrated the impending Royal Wedding on Friday. D’vash class made cucumber sandwiches to add to our table at the afternoon tea celebrations. We decorated balloons and Union Jack flags. In Assembly, we looked at pictures of weddings from various cultures and spoke about how marriage means different things for different people.
In art this week we made hermit crabs. Each child made their choice between materials to decorate their hermit crab’s shell and the results were fantastic. In Messy play we looked at animals in a rock pool and talked about the different actions they perform including hiding, jumping, running, flopping and swimming. This helped us when we were playing alongside our peers.
We wish everyone a Happy Shavuot with family and loved ones.