What We Learnt Last Half Term

Food Glorious Food

It has been a very busy and exciting start to the year in the Pelicans and the topic Food Glorious Food has been a great one to start with! We have all settled well into the routines in class and making new friends. We now know everybody’s name and can recognise them in their photographs on the register board.

Part of our routines in school are to take our shoes off ready for our PE session which is Yoga – we are all very good at getting ready for this session now.

We have been reading the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar which we have enjoyed, especially when we got to feed the caterpillar. We made a caterpillar out of a sock and we also used our cutting skills to make collage pictures of butterflies! As part of the story we got to try all the different foods that the caterpillar ate on his journey to become a beautiful butterfly.

To develop our art skills we have used different foods from our story to print and paint pictures.  Our favourite Art sessions have been when we used apples to make prints with orange paint and when we used white paint to print ghoul pictures for our Halloween party in class.

In our Move and Mark sessions we have had so much fun; we used playdough and ribbons to draw imaginary circles and played music which motivated us all, this has been so much fun and helps us to develop our fine motor skills. We practised using our fine motor skills through different activities including – threading, stacking rings, inset puzzles and building with construction toys such as Duplo bricks and small boxes.

In Maths we have been learning and singing new counting songs which help us to learn all about numbers. The Home Corner has been a café selling ice cream and cups of tea! We learned about ‘transaction’ and the teachers had to pay for the ice cream and cups of tea! We are all looking forward to next half term when we can explore lots of new activities with the new topic – ‘Celebrate the World’

Love from the Pelicans.