What We Learnt Last Half Term

It’s Just a Load of Old Rubbish

We have had a great term learning through our topic theme “It’s Just a Load of Old Rubbish”

This term we focussed on the story “The Messy Magpie” to help support our topic theme. After reading our story, we found that someone had littered our play area and again the woodlands! With our litter pickers and bin bags we quickly cleared the rubbish and then sorted what we found into paper or plastic ready for recycling! Well done to the Womble Doves!

For Art and Maths this half term we read the book “Junkyard” which featured two robots who clean up a junk yard. We were so inspired, we decided to make our own junk model robots! We carefully considered the size and shapes we wanted for our robots, and what materials we wanted to use for facial features, buttons and switches. The Doves were very creative using bottle tops as eyes and pipe cleaners as antennas!

We have also focussed on developing our fine motor skills to help improve our letter formation and hand control through ‘Move and Mark’ sessions. The Doves have really enjoyed using the ribbons, bells and steamers to create large movements and patterns based on letter formation shapes such as up and down, circles and arches while moving to music. These movements are then repeated on small whiteboards and all have seen improvement in their letter formation and control. Well done Doves!

For Cooking, we focussed on developing our independence skills by making our own snacks. We practiced our on spreading skills to make our own crackers and really enjoyed choosing which toppings we wanted.

We are looking forward to our next topic theme, ‘Sun, Sand and Sea’