Our first topic of 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' will allow children to explore the world of domestic and big cats. The children will have the opportunity to compare animals within the cat family as well as looking at their habitats within the home and wild. This topic has a Creative Development focus and enables children to develop their artistic skills and ideas using a range of expressive and creative processes. Towards the end of the project children will be able to apply their experiences, knowledge and understanding in a creative way to care for a lost cat.
This week we have been settling in to the Reception class. We have made some new friends and got to know our new teachers.
We have enjoyed getting creative and have been busy practicing our colouring, painting, cutting and sticking skills.
This week we have been listening to the Three Billy Goats Gruff Story. We then used finger puppets to act out the story. We have also enjoyed looking at different books in our reading corner.
This week we have been very busy learning the letter sounds of 's' and 'a' we have been finding animals that begin with these letters and practising to write them in the sand and foam. On Wednesday we had a very special visitor in school called Mark who came with all of his cheeky animal puppets and put on a show called 'Hero.' We learnt about some famous animals who have helped people in the past.
We have been having lots of fun with letters this week and learning to write our names! We had a great time at Rubicon Dance, learning how to move around using lots of different actions. We have also started learning all about cats and where they live. We found out that lions and tigers are part of the cat family too!
We have enjoyed learning more about cats this week through reading such stories as 'The tiger who came to tea,' 'The lion at bedtime' and 'The lion who wanted to love.' The children have been creating their own tiger paintings remembering to include the cat features of whiskers, paws and a tail. We have also been on a letter hunt outdoors and recognised the letters from our name to thread it onto string.