What a pleasure it has been to welcome everyone back to school for the start of a new year and lots of new exciting learning opportunities. We began the term with a book called The Path by Reid Larsen. The story looks at journeys and how everyone has a different journey along life’s way. We all have different strengths and passions but we can all work together to help one another achieve great things.
We focused on looking at mini-beasts and explored a new role-play area, we have taken our learning outdoors and became scientists, studying mini-beasts and their habitats. To extend our knowledge we have been developing our research skills learning how to use non-fiction books.
We have celebrated the Jewish festival of Rosh Hanannah. We were so lucky to visit Ma Baker in her bakery, she taught us how to make Challah bread. We celebrated the Jewish festival of Sukkot and built our own Sukkah’s at Forest School. For our harvest service in church we shared with everyone Sukkot celebrations and everything we had found out. Sukkot is an autumn holiday of thanksgiving when the Jewish faith build shelters and welcome friends and family to celebrate, some even sleep in the Sukkah.
We have been working collaboratively, listening and sharing ideas in lots of team activities, including with our new friends in year one. We are learning and developing our skills of problem solving; making plans, making choices and reasoning. We are beginning to learn how to give and receive feedback.
Looking forward to what the next half term has in store for us, watch this space for new adventures in year two.