Week 5

Friday 07 October 2022

This week our focus story was ‘The Everywhere Bear’. In the story the bear gets lost and go on lots of different adventures until he finally gets back to school. We used pictures to help sequence the story and thought about how the bear must have been feeling. We decided we would like to create bear ears so we could be bears too. We used careful cutting skills to create a headband and ears.

We are continuing to build our hand and finger strength by doing lots of different funky fingers activities. This week we created bear faces in shaving foam and had a timed challenge! We had 1 minute to get as many Autumn objects out of our tray as possible. It was very tricky using tweezers but we all had great fun trying.

On Thursday we went on our Autumn local walk. We were all very excited to wear our wellies and go exploring in Wetherby. As we walked away from school we used our senses to explore our surroundings. We discovered that the trees we saw had lots of different coloured leaves and that some of them had fallen onto the ground. We had an amazing time collecting things that reminded us of Autumn. Please look out for how we get creative with these things next week! If you go on any Autumn walks we would love to hear about them too.

Thank you for working hard at home with e-books. It is fantastic that everyone is reading at home and in school everyday. If you have got any questions about phonics we are holding a parent drop in on Thursday 13 October. This is an opportunity for you to come into class and take part in a live phonics lesson. The session begins at 9am and finishes at 9:30.

As always, if you have any questions or would like to share any home learning including family photographs with us please use our reception email stjamesreception@spherefederation.org.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs Payne