This week we have be reading different versions of the story The Enormous Turnip. In maths we have been making and following a sequence of patterns; red, yellow, blue, red, yellow, blue... and leaf, conker, leaf, conker... The Elm children are loving being 'big Elm children' every morning and it's lovely to see their enthusiasm to enter the room. They have been recognising their first names and practising forming all the letters correctly, which hopefully they have been showing you at home. They definitely seem 'older' after only a few weeks.
Maple and Elm children joined forces for PE, the older children took their responsibility of showing the younger ones the ropes very seriously. The children were finding different ways to travel across apparatus and learning to jump down onto two feet without falling over.
The Elm children also helped show our youngest children how to say 'Grace' and explained very coherently what it symbolises when we touch our head, stomach and each shoulder.
Everyone has worked very hard during this extra long half term and deserves a good rest. Please continue to read with your children every day if possible, maybe sing a song or nursery rhyme whilst out on a walk. Can the children spot different signs of autumn?
This is one of the versions the children heard of the story The Enormous Turnip: https://youtu.be/mGw5yTOPTSQ?si=dx-2zuzMhGLNJ2pP
Have a lovely half term and please stay safe when watching fireworks.