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Columbia Grange School

Little Steps, Big Aspirations For All

Class 1

Spring 1 - Hide and seek

This term our topic is Hide and Seek! We will be listening to a range of stories that involve looking for something or someone. We will specifically focus on the repetitive language used and use it to support us in our play. We will learn new words to describe objects or items from the books and take part in early phonic sessions. We will continue to focus on communication and requesting more of engaging interactions. We will take part in games of hide and seek ourselves and explore a range of different natural environments such as forests and parks. We will develop our mark making using sensory materials and enjoy lots of messy and creative play. We look forward to the new term ahead.  


Week 1 - Where is Spot

This week we have listened to the story 'Where is Spot'. We enjoyed helping to find him by lifting the flaps and then taking part in activities to match the characters to where they were hiding. We enjoyed spending time on the Discovery Park and in our outdoor area learning how to play hide and seek. We were able to follow simple instructions to hide animals from the story and enjoyed our first week of phonics learning the letters /s/ and /a/. We were able to find hidden letters in shaving foam and rice and attempted to draw them ourselves. We spent time playing in our animal corner and especially like taking the dog for a walk.  We have taken part in write dance and continued to enjoyed sensory sessions. 

Week 2 - We're Going on a Bear Hunt ...


This week we have loved listening to and joining in with the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' On Monday we followed paw prints around Thornley Woods and found a Bear hiding in the bushes. On Tuesday we listened to the language from the story "One shiny wet nose, two big furry ears, two big goggly eyes' and then made bear pictures. One Wednesday we had a very relaxing P.E session exploring 'mind and relax' On Thursday we used different textures from the story to make maps and on Friday we were able to sequence  the story correctly. Throughout the week we have joined in with the counting song 'Five teddy bears' and took part in a build a bear game counting dots and matching them to the correct number. We have explored sensory materials linked to the story such as soil, shaving foam, cornflour and water, this week has been fun but very messy!