Alfa/Romeo Class – Autumn Term 1, 2023

Our Fortnightly Learning Blogs

Week 7 and Week 8

It’s been another busy week and we have continued thinking about our community and have been learning about some of the other people who can help look after us. We have had visits from the nurse and we have watched videos about dentists. We have learnt about how to keep healthy, why we should brush our teeth and what foods we should lots of and what foods we should only eat a little of. 

We then made some delicious fruit smoothies with fruit, milk and yoghurt. We had to clean, chop, peel, squash, whisk, stir and slurp. We all enjoyed having a taste and deciding if we liked it or not.    

In FS2 we have continued looking at the numbers 1, 2, and 3 and looking at how they go up by 1 more each time or go down as they are 1 less each time. We played lots of more/less games to help us get a real good understanding of 1, 2, 3.

We also celebrated one world day! We wore clothes to represent a community we belonged to, made a colours of BFS collage and went on a journey around the world to learn about some different countries.

There have been lots of opportunities to choose our own learning, both outdoors and indoors. We have been cooking in the sand kitchen, sorting out snail problems, mark making and making our own books.

Well done Alfa Romeo for working so hard this term. Have a wonderful well deserved half term holiday 🙂

Week 5 and Week 6

Last week Alpha Romeo took a closer look at ourselves and our wonderful bodies and learnt about our 5 senses. We went on a sense’s walk and found things we could touch, smell, hear, feel and Miss Howard even found something we could taste!

We looked at how our body works inside too and talked about bones and skeletons. We also learnt about the amazing Stephen Hawking whose body didn’t work well but whose brain helped find out loads of amazing things. The role-play then became a hospital and we enjoyed thinking of what it might need, what might have happened and how we could help.

This week we have been learning about the emergency services. We enjoyed listening carefully to hear how the military police help keep everyone safe. We then looked in books and watched videos to find out about some of the other emergency services.

In FS2 we have been looking at the numbers 1, 2, and 3 and how we can subitise them. This means recognising the amount without needing to count each one. We went on a subitising number hunt and also did our own subitising sorting.

And we have all of course enjoyed exploring outdoor and indoor learning where we have practised our throwing and jumping, used different tools and helped each other get the things that we need. We have built jails, an ambulance, gone on a police picnic and played matching games. Well done Alfa Romeo!

Week 3 and Week 4

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 1 and Week 2

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.