Welcome back to school everyone!
The children have settled back into routines well this half term.
The staff in class 13 are:
Shreen Mushtaq – Class teacher (Monday pm Tuesday and Friday)
Mumtaz Butt – HLTA (Monday am Thursday)
Cathy Alred – SNTA (Monday – Friday)
Michelle Downing – SNTA (Monday – Friday)
Beth Edwards – SNTA (Tuesday – Friday)
Rabia Khan – SNTA (Monday and Tuesday 9:15 – 2:15)
This half term our activities focus around the theme of artist Kadinsky who was known for his use of shape and colour. Our literacy story is Elmer. We are using lots of resources and symbols to help the children engage in the story by matching colours, signing and anticipating what happens next.
During our Continuous Provision we are making shapes in playdough, creating swirly patterns in shaving foam and paint.
In our Tacpac session, we enjoy listening to shape and colour-themed songs whilst tapping our bodies with different textured props.
Everyday we start school singing Hello to each other and say how we are feeling. We all have individual targets for this lesson.
We are also doing our learning around school using our wonderful facilities. Monday we have PE in the hall, Tuesday we go to Gamelan for our RE lesson. Tuesday we also go to the Sensory Room, Wednesday we go swimming, Thursday we go to Soft Play and every Friday we have a themed assembly where we celebrate birthdays and stars of the week.
We begin our afternoon with learning to brush our teeth.
We have some choosing time to access classroom provision independently or with support and before coming home we do Phonics. This involves listening to sounds copying the sounds and trying to identify the sounds. For example everyday sounds may be listening to a mobile phone ring and we choose the right symbol or find the object.
We keep to our routines as much as possible so that the children feel safe and understand how their day goes.
If you want to speak to us, please call any time and you are welcome to join us in class any time.
We will be sending home a pack for you to create your own Kadinsky artwork with your child, using paper circles and printing with paint. See if you can find circular objects around your home.
Please send any photos of your child engaged in the activities to the address below.
We would love to hear from you. If you have anything about your child you would like to share (including photos) please contact us.