Alfa/Romeo Class – Autumn Term 1, 2023

Week Ending 29 September

Over the last 2 weeks we have been looking at some different storybook families. First we looked at the story of ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy, where poor old Daddy bear could just not fall asleep. We practised retelling the story and putting it in order. Later FS2 went on a sound walk and collected some of our own sounds from around the school. We drew what we could hear and talked about whether it would wake poor old Daddy bear up or not.

We then looked at the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears and how this family had a bit of a problem with a not very nice friend! We retold the story and thought about how the different characters might be feeling and why. We then used our scissor skills to make our own bear.

Later we enjoyed making and tasting our own porridge. We had to share and take turns with the whisking and pouring. Then we decided what flavour porridge we thought was ‘just right’.

In FS2 we have been practising our early Maths skills by looking at how to measure different things. We have looked how things can be different sizes, different weights and have different capacities.

And we have all of course enjoyed exploring outdoor and indoor learning where we have acted things out, written messages, made up stories, problem solved and compared quantities.

Week Ending 15 September

What an amazing start Alpha Romeo have made to the new school year!

We have started our learning for our topic “Me and My Community” by learning about our emotions and thinking of ways to help when we feel a bit blue or a bit fizzy. Then we enjoyed sharing our ‘Me Bags’ which were full of things that we important to us. It was important for everyone to listen carefully so they could find out about all the things we love.

We have loved sharing the book ‘You Choose’ and have enjoyed sharing what we would choose and why. We practised our scissor skills by cutting out pictures of some of the food that we would like to choose.

We also worked together to make some different flavours of Jell-O. We talked about what we could see and smell and then we got to taste it and talk about our likes and dislikes.

FS2 have also been practising how to use their pencils by making sure we use our crocodile fingers. In the mornings we practise writing and names and doing our finger exercises. Later we practise shapes in the sand trays and then try to copy the pattern carefully into our phonic books.

FS2 have been practising their early Maths skills by looking at how things can match, or be part of a set. We have played lots of matching games and thought about what make things the same or similar.

And we have all of course enjoyed exploring outdoor and indoor learning where we can choose where and what to learn. It’s a great way to develop so many skills like using our imagination, sharing equipment, talking about ideas and asking questions.