We have been learning and exploring through the topic of ‘Winter’. We made hot chocolate and s’mores in cookery and they went down a treat!! We made patterns using shaving foam, shades of blue paint and glitter. We also used various textures to create winter clothes and played with arctic animals and ice in the water tray. In Literacy, we continued with our reading, but also completed lots of winter fine motor tasks. We counted buttons for snowmen, pompoms for penguins and used money in the shop.
Another very busy month for our pupils. In Numeracy, we have been learning about time and sequencing our day and how to make toast. We have also done some data handling work - and made a pictogram to show our favourite characters. In Literacy, we have been retelling, sequencing and acting out the fairy-tales ‘Goldilocks and the 3 Bears’ and ‘The 3 Little Pigs’. In World Around Us, we were learning about the properties of materials and sorting items that were hot/cold or hard/soft. In Art, we created bear faces using a fork, big, middle-sized and small mosaic bowls for the bears, the little pigs house from tetra packs and blow panting. This month in Cookery, we made bear toast, porridge with different toppings, pigs in blankets and piggy biscuits.
Everyone has been busy bees this month in Class 5. In numeracy, we have been sequencing numbers, completing autumn themed sets, addition and subtraction. We have also set up a shop in our class and everyone is working with coins of varying amounts. The pupils have done lots of fine motor tasks and have read new books. In World Around Us, we were learning about autumn, harvest and started our topic ‘Fairytales and Castles’. They have been studying ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ & ‘The Little Red Hen’. We planted beans seeds and are hoping they turn into beanstalks! We have sequenced the stories and learnt how bread is made. In art, we created our own beanstalk pictures, have created textured red hens and painted with wheat. This week we have been enjoying lots of Halloween table top activities, hammered nails into pumpkins, used orange playdough, made witched potions and did some spooky art and cookery. One girl turned 7 in our class and everyone enjoyed a party in school. Happy Birthday!!!
Welcome back to another year in Class 5. The pupils have all enjoyed getting back into routine, and our two new pupils have settled really well into our class.
We have been carrying out assessments this month alongside fine motor tasks, sensory play and listening games. The pupils have enjoyed art activities and cookery sessions.
We also wish a girl in our class a very Happy 7th Birthday!!
Wow! We can’t believe this is our final newsletter before Summer. It has been such a fun month with lots of activities. We enjoyed Sensory Sensations, a trip to McDonalds, Fun House and some yummy ice-cream. We also celebrated a birthday and had two prize winners from Prize Day—well done! We hope you all have a lovely Summer!
Another busy month for everyone in Class 5. The pupils have been enjoying role-play as Jean the cook and Chris the caretaker. We started a new numeracy topic of measures and the kids have been organising themselves from biggest to smallest/smallest to biggest. We all performed at Portadown & Newry Music Festival, and went to Solitude Park as a treat. Our class have started swimming lessons this term.
Class 5 having fun in the sun in Tesco Play Park as a treat for being brilliant at both Portadown and Newry music festivals.
Class 5 has enjoyed the madness of March. The children has been learning about meat and dairy products. Through learning about dairy they made their own butter and had a taste test! We have also made some beautiful Spring flower paintings and enjoyed lots of different Easter activities and crafts.
Class 5 have had a very busy and fun filled February. The pupils enjoyed making pancakes and sensory play on Pancake Day. They also enjoyed making Valentine heart shaped chocolates and using a valentines theme in our numeracy work.
We have also continued with our ‘time’ and ‘money’ work as well as our healthy eating topic.
Maggie and Larry turned 8 and enjoyed a fun day with their friends.
We have been busy learning about ‘Winter’ for our World Around Us topic. We made icicles, winter trees and we decorated winter clothes.
For Numeracy, we have been learning about money. We have been playing shops in our role play area and have been sorting coins.
We enjoyed making beans on toast, cupcakes and cheese on toast during cookery and we especially loved tasting what we had made.
We have been very busy bees this month. In numeracy we have been ordering numbers, making our own watches and completing autumn addition. We have done lots of fine motor tasks and reading new books. In ‘World Around Us’ we were learning about harvest and started our topic of ‘People Who Help Us’. The pupils carried out some of the jobs that Doreen and Chris do in school – answering the phone, photocopying, brushing the floors, emptying the bins and washing the windows. We looked at the jobs of the binman and watched them emptying the bins in school. The pupils had a visit from the dental hygienist and have pretended to be dentists – checking each other’s teeth and pretending to pull teeth (pink play dough, pretend teeth with tweezers! They have painted some amazing pictures of the recycle lorry, Jean the cook and Chris. This week we have been enjoying lots of Halloween table top activities, art and cookery. Grace turned 6 and enjoyed a party in school with her friends.