What We Learnt Last Half Term

Myths, Stories and Legends

The Wrens have had a wonderful half term of fun learning. We have shared many special moments and achievements, and are so proud of all the children.

This term our topic ‘Myths Stories and Legends’ has seen us focusing on Olaf and frozen colours, then Christmas festivities, each week we have had a sensory adventure exploring lots of blue, silver and white materials.

Our sensory story took Olaf on a snowy adventure with the children, they all had a great time learning together. They felt the cold snow, dressed up in a warm hats and wellies, threw snowballs, tracked the shiny stars, tasted (or smelled) ginger cake and hot chocolate and had a scented bath before bed! Each week a sensory activity was linked to the story, so we painted Olaf, explored pretend snow, found shiny stars in foam, decorated ginger cake, made an Olaf sensory bag, had a scented foot spa and explored wet and dry chocolate powder.

In Sensory Art we made a paper plate Olaf, did mark making to paint a snowman, used blue, silver and white paints and glitters on foil, and decorated a snow collage. After that we explored  Christmas, and made some lovely Rudolph cards, a special Wren calendar and a Christmas gift for our families.

Each week we have done ‘no cook cooking’, which has been another favourite and fun learning session. We have made bonfire cakes, pasta bowls, snowman pots, savoury pin wheels, reindeer cakes, Christmas cones, and snowman soup.

This has given lots of opportunities for choosing, exploring, showing likes and dislikes, and making special goodies to take home for our families to taste. It has also been one of our PAL’s sessions, and we have loved some of the Flamingos coming to join us each week.

Outside we have enjoyed taking part in the school 1K walk each day with children from lots of different classes, and we have loved being in our sensory garden. We have made bird feeders, had some sparkler fun, explored oranges and cinnamon, and smelled pine trees. We have also visited areas around school and had fun riding bikes, going on the swings and roundabouts, playing Jack’s Game and experiencing all kinds of weather.

As well as all the above activities we have had fun in Move and Mark, communication games, Music and Movement, Jabadao, rhyme time, massage stories and computing.

Languages Day saw us listening to an Oompah Band which everyone enjoyed, exploring German bread and the ingredients for apple strudel, and making a German hat. We all loved the day, and had so many new sensory learning experiences.

It was great to meet Santa and get a special present, dance at the Christmas disco and join with our friends for a Christmas sing-a-long. What a fantastic term we have had.

Thank you for a very busy half term of learning, and lots of special individual achievements, and WOW moments of progress and achievement

Happy hols to all the Wrens.

See you all in 2019