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Columbia Grange School

Little Steps, Big Aspirations For All

Class 1 Autumn 1

Our topic this half term is 'Back to school.' 

We will be learning about people who help us around school as well as people who help us within our community such as, police man, firefighter, dentist and nurse.

Rebound and PE session 

Week 1 and 2

We have all settled into school really well following new routines and exploring our classrooms. We have enjoyed taking part in new activities and meeting new adults and children. Our focus for these 2 weeks was back to school and teachers. We have started work on our displays too. We also had our first session with the foundation of light and completed a obstacle course.

 

Week 3

We have had such a busy week. We started our week doing tac pac which is very relaxing and helps us to get different sensations on different parts of our bodies. We have listened to policeman songs and read a story that showed us what the policeman wore. We did 4 different areas in our foundation of light including throwing,climbing,bouncing and balancing. We made a school bus and a recycle logo from our recycle materials. We know all about recycling now.We made some earth biscuits in cookery using blue and green icing we are super good at remembering to "mix mix mix". 

We did rebound on Thursday and we were very good at following the rules.

Next week we will be doing about firefighters.

Week 4

This week we focused on firefighters. We enjoyed putting out the fire in the tuff spots during our continuous provision. We made our own fireman pictures using our hand prints. In the club hut this week we have been doing tac Pac which helps us with our sensory needs. We listened to the fireman song and counted the fireman we are really good at counting upwards. In cookery we made traffic light biscuits. Next week our focus is dentists.

Week 5

This week we have been learning all about the "dentist". We did really well for our first week getting off the bus we went to Whitburn Park. We did some fantastic counting work in numeracy counting marshmallows and pretending that they were teeth. 

We had our foundation of light P.E session and we did more throwing and catching skills, crawling, climbing and bouncing. In Attention Everyone this week we made a giant mouth using shaving foam and paint. 

Next week we will be starting our Halloween preparations! We can't wait to find out what spooky fun the teachers have in store for us!

Week 6

This week we have been in full Halloween mode. We enjoyed reading Halloween stories and dressing up. We had fun singing and counting our wicked witch song. We loved splatting the ghosts in Attention Everyone-Karley made a big mess!

We have made lots of Halloween crafts to decorate our classroom including pumpkins, ghosts and mummies.

We practiced more throwing, balancing and catching with the foundation of light.

We did well "being active" for mental health week and took part in some P.E songs, running and exploring the discovery park.

We visited Whitburn Park again and we did good listening getting on and off the bus. 

Next week we will be doing more Halloween work and we might get to visit other classes too.

Week 7 

This week we continued our Halloween theme and practised our Makaton signs. We had our last Foundation of Light session and revised our skills on the apparatus.  Attention everyone this week we made a huge skeleton out of flour. We also made some Halloween silhouette pictures.

We have all worked really well this half term and settled in well.

We finished with a Halloween disco and went trick or treating to other classes. We had lots of fun!

Our topic for next half term is Colours we can't wait to see all the fun stuff the teachers have planned for us! Have a good holiday and see you all on Monday 1st November :-)