Welcome to Little Lambs
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We are all so happy to be back at school! It has been a fantastic half term and we were all so excited to be back together. We have been super busy learning all about growing. We grew our own green beans in homemade greenhouses and also took home a newly planted sunflower which we gave to our Mum's for Mother's Day.
We observed the changes happening in our environment and noticed signs of spring! As well as looking at plants growing we have also looked at how we grow. We shared baby pictures of our families and looked at how our parents and grandparents have changed over time.
Our phonics lessons have been very exciting. Our bee-bot friends have been helping us with our alliteration, oral blending and rhyme. Each bee-bot has been given a name beginning with the phoneme b. It was lots of fun making up silly names. They also helped us to segment words as our bee-bots can only understand robot talk.
We were also lucky enough to have the Easter Bunny visit us and leave an egg hunt! We used the eggs during our math lesson and they helped us with our counting and identifying how many objects are in a set.
World Book Day 2021
We just love World Book Day! Although this wasn't a typical day, due to many of our friends being at home, we did not let this stop the fun! Our book that we used this year was, The World Made A Rainbow by Michelle Robinson.
This half term has been a strange one. A lot of us have been learning from home, but we have not let this spoil our fun. We have been learning about people who help us. We made a special video for our local police force and fire department and also made cards thanking the refuse collectors, who have all worked throughout the pandemic.
We also welcomed a new member to our class - Metal Mike! Mike has been helping us with our phase 1 phonics. He is teaching us all about oral blending as well as alliteration and rhyme.
Another very important week we took part in was Children's Mental Health Week. We really enjoyed this week and linked it with National Story Telling Week. We all know that it is okay not to feel okay and that we should talk about our feelings.
What a busy term we have had! We have really enjoyed learning about lots of different topics. One of our favorite topics was learning all about the Diwali festival. We heard the story of Rama and Sita, tried some traditional foods and even tried on some traditional items of clothing. One of the children said, at the end of the week, "I love the Diwali."
As always, we took part in National Nursery Rhyme Week. In nursery, we love to sing. We enjoyed learning some new songs, as well as acting out some of our all time favorites. We used some of the songs in our math lesson. 5 Little Speckled Frogs helped us with our counting and the Wheels on the bus helped us identifying circles!
We also got involved in Road Safety Week. Our school is situated on a main road. Mr Roberts, our Crossing Guard, came to talk to us about how to cross the road. We learnt we must stop, hold a grown ups hand, look and listen, before crossing the road.
This brought us to Christmas! We had a great time during our Christmas topic. During this topic we read the, That's Not My ... touchy feely books. We enjoyed these books so much that we decided to design and create our own. We began with a cardboard reindeer template with no nose. The children placed the reindeer around the school and said, "That's not my reindeer, his nose is too ..." The children then described what the nose felt like.
The children then chose what character they wanted to feature in their book - Santa, angel, snowman, elf or reindeer. They decided which part of their character would be the touchy feely part and chose what material to use for this. This was lots of fun and they read each page out to their friends.
We ended the term with our class party and Nativity, link below. The children really enjoyed learning about the birth of Jesus and they had lots of fun singing and acting out the scenes. We posted this on our school Facebook page to share with parents. One family member said, "Thank you so much Little Lambs and St. Pius staff for this. It was amazing. We can have Christmas now! Just not the same without a school Nativity."
We have had a fantastic start to the term. We are really happy to see all of our friends and to welcome the new starters. Although we did not have the usual transition into school all of our Little Lambs have made us very proud and settled in really quickly.
This half term our topic has been All About Me. We have enjoyed getting to know each other and finding out about how marvelous we all are. During this topic we found out that we are all different. We have celebrated this and know that it is okay to be different - "You have blue eyes and I have green eyes. You are beautiful." We are all very excited to begin the next half term and continue having lots of fun.
Little Lambs Graduation
Although our time has finished,
our smiles will never fade.
We won’t forget the hand prints,
or memories we have made!
Thank you to all our Little Lambs and their parents for wonderful school year. We have had so much fun being your teachers and we wish you all the best of luck in all that you do. Remember to always do your best and to be kind to all your peers. We are so very proud of you and can’t wait to watch you succeed and grow throughout St Pius X.
Copyright - Phil Collins - On My Way
This half term we have been having a lot of fun learning from home. Our Topic has been Through The Woods and we have really enjoyed all of the activities we have been taking part in.
Below is a slideshow showing our fantastic mark making! We have made birds to use when we sing the song Two Little Dicky Birds. Wrote our name using items we have found around the house or in the woods. Painted pictures using mud and home made paint bushes. Created leaf rubbings and even made our own leaf friend!
We have also been working really had with our maths work. We have created our own number lines, collected objects and matched them with the correct numbers, looked at different coins and had fun playing shops and even tried hard to draw numbers and shapes! There is a slide show below showing some of our learning below.
This half term our topic was through the woods. We really enjoyed exploring the woods on our daily walks - always keeping safe and socially distancing. We looked at trees and used different materials to make them, looked at wildlife and collected items on a scavenger hunt. We also took our teddy's on a bear hunt and for a woodland picnic. It has been great fun!
We have continued to work on our Phase 1 phonics from home. Below is just a very small selection of the great work we have been doing.
This half term we have been really busy. We have been learning all about Jungle animals. We looked at what part of the world the animals came from and even had a trip to the zoo! We each designed and made an animal mask to take home. We were all very proud of our creations.
As well as our fun topics, we have also been learning about germs and how important it is to wash our hands. We used green glitter to represent the germs and tried to clean our hands using just water - the germs would not come off! To clean your hands properly you must use soap! We even learnt a song to remind how important it is to wash your hands and how long we need to wash them for.
World Book Day 2020
This half term we have been really lucky to get some new friends in our class! We have welcomed the new children and made them feel part of our school.
As well as making some new friends we have also worked really hard! When we returned to school after Christmas we began our Frozen topic. We learnt all about ice and snow. We looked on a map to see where we live in the UK and then looked at the Arctic! The Arctic is a long way from where we live and it is covered in snow! We learnt all about the animals that live in the Arctic and our favorite kind of animal was a Husky. We were really lucky to meet a real husky puppy called Missy.
What I want to be when I am older - this topic was chosen by the children. We tried out all different kinds of occupations including hairdressers, window cleaners, rally car drivers, builders, teachers, dancers and footballers. One of our favorites was when we were builders for the day. We had a special guest in school who helped us build a wall using real bricks! We each decorated a brick and then our bricks were used to make a wall. It was super fun!
During our RE lessons we have been looking at the Parable of the Good Samaritan. This made us think about how kind and helpful we are. We decided to make a helping hands poster and each made a promise to do at least one helpful act that day.
Our final topic of this half term has been Valentines. Our guided reading book for this topic has been The Day It Rained Hearts. In our story Cornelia Augusta made a card for her friend. We copied what Cornelia did and made our own cards for our friends. We walked to the Post Office with our cards and posted them. The on Valentines Day we each received a card from one of our friends!
We have had a really busy half term and had lots of fun!
Our first topic was all about Traditional Tales. We read lots of stories including Goldilocks And The Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood. We noticed that in all three of these stories there was a wolf!
This half term was also National Nursery Rhyme week! We learnt a rhyme a day everyday throughout the week and had fun activities to help us learn the words. There is a video below of our favorite song - Down In The Jungle.
The topic we have enjoyed the most though is Christmas! We have learnt all about baby Jesus and took part in the KS1 Nativity where we all dressed as Little Lambs!
We have all settled into our new class and made lots of friends!
This half term we have had lots of fun learning about autumn. We have been on autumn walks and collected leaves that have fallen off the trees. We know that it gets dark early and leaves turn brown, red and orange.
We also enjoyed our transport topic and learnt all about different types of transport.
Below are our pictures which were taken on our first day.
We have been learning all about birds this term as part of National Bird Week and were very lucky to have a special visit from the Owl Sanctuary and got to hold an Owl. We made our own binoculars and went outside to look for different birds, we also made some bird feeders out of bagels, lard and seed too and hung them out . We also have our very own bird box and are watching the bird build its nest, we can`t wait to see the eggs hatch.
Since returning to Nursery after Christmas we came into a frozen classroom, we had different challenges. The Arctic animals were frozen in ice and we had to try and get them out by melting the ice with warm water and salt, we tried painting with frozen paint and we made our own snow for the animals and tried getting the frozen paper clips out of the icy water with magnets. We had lots of fun.
We have had lots of fun learning new songs for Little Lambs Nativity and acting out the Christmas story.
Everyone has settled in really well and have all made new friends. This half term we have been looking at autumn and spending time outside. We enjoy wrapping up in our all in one suits and going out in all weather.
Reading is very important in our nursery. On a Monday someone is chosen to bring in our book of the week. We look at this book and theme our work around it. On the Friday the story is read to us by one of the parents. "We love our special story time!"
The children are enjoying daily mark making activities. We give opportunities for mark making in all areas of the classroom and also outside.
Below are some pictures of the fun we have had so far.