What We Learnt Last Half Term

Celebrate the World

We’ve had a very busy half term engaging in lots of fun activities related to the topic ‘Celebrate the World’.

This half term we have continued to develop our getting ready for learning activities, and are able to settle quickly into our learning activities as a result. We use our class movement area and a wide variety of sensory resources throughout the day to ensure we are ready to learn.

We have used the story ‘Pete the Cat and the Groovy 12 days of Christmas’ alongside sensory resources to enhance our learning this half term. We have enjoyed exploring different objects from the story, from fuzzy gloves to onion rings! We used cars to explore mark making in both dough and paint.

In Sensory Art sessions, we have explored different colours and how these can be mixed to make different colours. We have mixed paint using our hands and paint brushes. We have also enjoyed lots of festive craft activities.

In our Music sessions we have explored a variety of different instruments. We have especially enjoyed playing along to ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ and other familiar songs.

In Sensory Exploration, we have been exploring festive traditions from around the world. We have explored dried fruits, festive spices and even a few sweet treats. We also enjoyed exploring wrapping paper and unwrapping pretend presents.

We hope you have a lovely Christmas holiday, and look forward to seeing everyone back at school for our next topic ‘Something Old, Something New’ where we will be learning all about different decades in history through a variety of activities.

From The Goldfinches Team