Friday, 25 November 2016

The Rainbow Fish and Elmer the Elephant

This week we completed our topic on colour. The children enjoyed following the adventures of The Rainbow Fish, who learned to share and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Everyone is doing really well recognising and naming the colours. Please reinforce this at home by encouraging your child to tell you the colours when looking at their Rainbow Fish book of colour.
 Let's make a Rainbow Fish

 We finger painted our names with rainbow colours
 and practiced writing/ tracing our names too!

 We painted our patchwork elephant...Elmer

 It was great fun catching and colour sorting the pom poms
 Look at this fantastic robot!
 Then we have to tidy ...and brush up that sand!
Next week we begin my favourite time of year, Christmas. We have lots to do to get organised before Father Christmas comes to visit. We are learning to share and be kind to our friends.
We will be decorating the class Christmas tree so if your chid would like to, we would love them to bring a decoration or bauble in to school to add to the tree.
Be prepared for lots of beautiful treasures coming home and with lots of sparkle too!

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Colours colours everywhere!

This week we explored our secondary colours, the children got very messy when hand painting and mixing the colours.
We continued with our story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? And I'm so proud of all the wonderful language the children are using while reciting the familiar lines of the story, all the way from brown bears to orange fishes!
The children have each made their own Brown Bear book and explored  lots of colours and textures through using a variety of collage materials and paint effects.

 Let me read you a story
 Bubble printing our green frogs

 Look what happens when I mix blue and yellow

 I see a black sheep looking at me

 Green frog, green frog, what do you see?

 We love patio with the large bikes
 We work together to get moving

Next week our stories will be Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and Elmer the Elephant by David McKee. Again these stories can be found on youtube should you want to read them with your child.
We will also be starting rehearsals for our Christmas show. We will be performing as Stars this year. The costume required can be very simply made by using a large white T-shirt with a silver star painted onto it. Final date for the show will be confirmed shortly.