Teacher: Sarah Baker
This term we have been busy learning about so many things from taking inspiration from BBC's Blue Planet to help us learn more about our favourite animals to learning how to add.
The season is soon upon us and Santa's visit is coming!
Please take a look at some of our fabulous writing where we have asked Santa for the items on our lists. We hope that he gets them in time for Christmas!
Our children have been learning the properties of their 3D shapes and using this knowledge during their choosing time.
We were very fortunate to have one of the parents from Heron class to come and entertain us with her puppet show based on our story this term Cinderella. It was a lot of fun and we all got a chance to take part. it has certainly given Sarah and Shabana inspiration for next term!
Are you washing your hands properly?
This term we are learning how to wash our hands properly and why we need to do this. Take a look at some of our comments below:
Here are some of the answers Cuckoo's gave to the following questions:
Why do we wash our hands?
"Because you get germs and you will spread it and get sick"
"Because if you don't wash your hands you'll get germs and it will make you poorly".
When do we wash our hands?
"When we get home from outside also when it's lunchtime and we also wash our hands when we go to the toilet or pick our nose.
"When you wipe your bottom and go to the toilet".
"When you pick your nose and you go to eat like jelly".
How do we wash our hands?
"Water first then soap and then you do this (interlocks fingers) then this (shows thumbs then backs of hands) and then some more water. The germs go away then you dry your hands".
"You have to rinse with water then put soap on and you have to put it in between your fingers on the palm of your hands and your thumbs. You rinse them and dry your hands".
We love to read in Cuckoo class and have been reading a lot of our favourite picture books. Any chance we get during choosing, we like Sarah and Shabana to read to us. They can't wait for us to learn to read so we can read to them too. We decided to draw the front covers of our favourite books for our current book corner. Take a look at some of our fabulous front covers!
Our Mini Einsteins
We are learning how to recognise numbers 0-20, how to read the numerals and how we can show their quantities. Some of our children already know how to write some of their numbers!
We are learning how to use a mouse on the computer and how to use the interactive whiteboard. While doing this we have also learnt how to sort objects into groups. The children had to work out what it was they were grouping and ‘how’ they were going to group each object, whether this be colour, shape or by animals.
Outdoor Exploring and Play
As part of the early years curriculum, our children are given the opportunity to explore and play in our outdoor area. They absolutely love it and are often found working together as a team and creating their own games and activities.
All about Shapes and Measures
We use many play based methods to learn about shapes. Here are some of the amazing creations from our Cuckoos. There is always a great story behind their creations and some of our children are beginning to show a fantastic understanding of the weight of objects found in our very own classroom.