Class Teacher: Miss Wood

LSAs: Mrs Barber and Mrs Tully

Autumn Topic: Celebrations

This term the theme for our learning in Ash Class is Celebrations. We will be learning about how we celebrate birthdays, Harvest, bonfire night, Diwali, Christenings and Weddings and Christmas time. We will also be celebrating our own individual talents by holding a special talent show!

The children will be learning the story of ‘That’s Not My Present’. They will be acting it out and joining in with the words on a regular basis. Any help you can give the children to learn this at home too would be great. This activity really helps with the children’s language and storytelling skills. We will be creating our own version of the story this term once the children know the story by heart.

Home learning: Each week we will give suggestions in your child’s contact book for ways in which you can support your child’s learning at home. This includes a ‘talk time’ picture to encourage the development of your child’s speech and language skills and particularly their vocabulary. Please find time to look at the pictures with your child and enjoy chatting about them and answering some of the questions. The pictures are always linked to our learning for the following week so it will help your child with their learning at school if you have discussed this in advance.

Songs and rhymes: Every Thursday our class visits the school library bus. We enjoy reading stories and selecting a book to take home, but also we have time to sing songs and rhymes together. Parents are invited to come along to our library bus times which are Thursday 11-11.30am and 12.15- 12.45pm. Here is a link to some of our favourite songs which you can enjoy singing at home with your child too!

Miss Polly:

Incy Wincy Spider:

5 Currant Buns:

Here are some photos of the fun things Ash Class have been involved in so far this term:

The children showed off their own special talents as part of a talent show for our parents. Our talents included gymnastics, dancing, football, singing and hula hooping!

We have been practicing our writing skills in lots of different ways, including strengthening our fingers and fine motor control and working on holding a pencil with a tripod grip:

We have been acting out stories and developing our language skills:

We have been practicing our counting skills and beginning to recognise numbers: