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Nellie Bly Class

Merry Christmas

Posada Box

The children in Bly class have enjoyed taking turns to take the Posada box home. They used the resources in the box to talk about the journey Joseph and Mary took to get to Bethlehem and then said a prayer. 

Creepy Crawly Roadshow

Today we were lucky enough to have a special visit from Jungle John. 

He came to school to teach us about animals. We learnt some interesting facts about how animals survive and how they might scare off preditors. He brought along some special friends too! Some children were brave enough to hold them. 

Post office

This week, our role play area was a post office as we have been reading the story 'The Jolly Postman'. 

The children have been writing letters and pretending to post them in our role play area and learning how a letter gets to our houses. 

We all made a letter for our families and then went to the post box to post them. Keep a look out for the postman- when will you get your letter? 

We have been enjoying our PE lessons

Happy Diwali

We have been celebrating the festival of Diwali. 

 

The children have enjoyed taking part in a range of activities around the festival. They have made Rangoli patterns using salt and powder paint, making Diya lamps using salt dough and retelling the story of Rama and Sita. The children have also listened to a story from the indian culture similar to 'The Gingerbread Man' called 'The Runaway Chapati'. They created their own story maps to show what happened. They experimented with different materials and resources to pain and create firework displays. 

Life Education

Bly class enjoyed their visit from the Life Education Bus. They met Harold the giraffe who taught them how to take care of their bodies. They learnt the different body parts and explored what we have inside our bodies. 

Skeletons

The children in Bly class have been learning about their bodies. They talked about the things they could see on the outside of their bodies like their eyes, ears and nose and then they learnt some of the things that are on the inside of their bodies like their heart, brain and bones. The children made their own skeleton and learnt some of the names of the bones such as spine, jaw bone, skull, toe bones. See if they can tell you about them or point to the part of the body they would be found. 

Halloween Learning

Take a look at some of our learning....

The Little Red Hen

In Bly class, we have been reading the tale 'The Little Red Hen' in Literacy. The children completed lots of different activities linking to the story over the week. On Friday, the children made bread like the Little Red Hen did in the story. They also chopped vegetables and helped make vegetable soup when learning about harvest. On Thursday, the children enjoyed eating the bread they had made and dunking it in the vegetable soup. It was delicious! 

The children have enjoyed Healthy Eating Week! 

 

They completed lots of activities this week linking to healthy eating and our story of the week 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.

 

Their favourite by far was tasting lots of different fruits like the caterpillar did in the story. The children were then encouraged to talk about their likes and dislikes. 

Gross and Fine Motor Skills

This week we have been developing our gross motor and fine motor skills through participating in a range of activities. This week we have been focusing on building our muscle strength in our hands which will help us to hold our pencils when we start writing. The children have really enjoyed our 'Dough Disco' sessions where they each have a ball of playdough and they manipulate the dough in a range of ways whilst dancing along to music. 

British Sign Language

We have been learning sign language in Bly class this week. Ask your child to show you what they have learnt. 

Our First PE Lesson

This week we had our first PE lesson. We practised freezing when the whistle was blown and and moving in different ways. 

Outdoor Learning

Meeting Mylo

Mrs Hampson and Mylo came to visit Bly class to meet the new children. They listened carefully as Mrs Hampson explained some rules they need to follow when they see Mylo around school. They all had the chance to give Mylo a treat and have a little cuddle. 

Our first week at school

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