Welcome to Base 1!
We have had a lot of fun getting to know your children this week. We have been busy painting, playing, singing and making new friends. We are looking forward to having lots more fun this year.
Curriculum coffee afternoon
Thank you to those who attended our curriculum coffee afternoon last Friday. It is always nice to get the opportunity to share with you what we are learning in school. For those of you who missed it I have sent out all the information from the meeting.
This week we have been making marks inspired by fireworks. We have made Catherine wheels using a fidget spinner and paint. We have made explosion pictures with paint and worked on our cutting skills.
The children are all getting very excited about our PE lessons. They love going in the big hall and exploring new equipment. This week we were balancing on one leg, walking along a beam and walking in and out of ladders on the floor. This is the first week that we all wore our full PE kits. Remember if you haven't sent your child's kit in please send it in as soon as possible.
In maths we have been learning about shapes. Here is some of our work.
Anti bullying week
During anti bullying week we read the story 'Elmer's Friends'. We have enjoyed looking at pictures of each other and we are starting to notice that everyone is different. The children have liked learning about Elmer's different friends and making the sounds of the animals. Here is some of our work.
This week we have been learning about Australia for international week. The children have loved watching Barnaby Bear visiting the famous landmarks. They have made aboriginal pieces of art, the aboriginal flag, a collage picture of the opera house and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We pretended to fly on an aeroplane. They particularly enjoyed the in house snacks. They had me running around everywhere!
We have been getting in the Christmas spirit this week in Base 1. Rehearsals for our Christmas play are going well and the children are enjoying the songs. We will be amazing stars on the day! Our planned play activities have all been based around Christmas. We read the story 'That's not my snowman' and dressed up in hats and scarfs. Here are some of the activities.
Fun in the snow
The children were very excited to see the snow. They enjoyed running around trying to catch snowflakes. Afterwards we came inside to warm up and have snack. I think they would have loved enough snow to build a snowman.
Thank you to all who attended. I think you would agree they were amazing! We are extremely proud of them. Here are some of our little stars. A big thank you to Grace for helping make our cakes for refreshments.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...