Blog 2 - 23rd Sept

Well... that's another week done and dusted! Time is flying by and we are now starting to feel the chilly Autumn weather approaching. Please remember to bring a warm hat, scarf and gloves (with names on) everyday or to keep in your child's bag should the weather get cold. We go outside everyday regardless of weather. 
Anyway on with the week... this week we have been learning all about our families and who lives in our house! We've had many great discussions around the important people in our lives and begun to think about diverse and families that our different from our own. We have read many stories that are around diverse families and the children have really enjoyed them. From this our creative learning this week has to build houses - remembering and ensuring that most houses have doors and windows in them! Our questions to discuss this week have been:  What makes a family? Who lives in your house? Does everyone have the same family? 
We've been making families and houses in our small world area using peg people, dinosaurs and characters! 

We've also been measuring the height of each child and displaying them on the door in the classroom! this on the wall. We discussed who's the tallest, smallest and how we are all different in height. 

Key vocabulary this week is: mum, dad, brother, sister, older, younger, shortest, tallest.
Onto other learning we've given our finger muscles a little work out by using string and cotton reels. Our job was to thread the string through the cotton reels - most children did this very confidently whilst others still need a little more practice. 
We've had great fun outdoors this week - even in the rain! We've been in our garden to explore the adventure playground, we used the bikes to help develop our gross motor skills and used our new planks, wheels and rods to make our own vehicles! Such great fun had by all. 
If I could ask you, if you haven't already,  given photo consent to speak to Mrs Farrar on Monday so she can sort this out. Hopefully from next Friday we can start adding photos to our weekly blogs. Many thanks. 
Next week we will be focusing on one of our core texts 'Goldilocks and the three bears.' 
Looking forward to seeing you all then. 
Have a great fun weekend 
Mrs Farrar and Mrs Grimes