The Clever Kittens have now settled well into our exciting adventures of school life at Redscope.
Our first topic theme has been ‘Marvellous Me’ and we explored all aspects about ourselves and our families. We looked in the mirror and used our fine manipulative skills to mold clay and craft our own portrait.
We went on an Autumn walk to Barker’s Park. On our walk we were looking for brown, orange, red leaves, conkers and acorn, all natural materials we could use to create an Autumn collage. We also had a ‘listening moment’ to listen for sounds around us in our environment. We tried to name the sounds, describe and remember the sounds we heard to help us in our phonics learning. It also gave the opportunity for children to notice aspects of the outside environment, e.g. changes in season and using their senses, noticing different sights, sounds and smells.
Look at the pictures of our first adventures.
Once upon a time … there was a class of children called The Clever Kittens and they began exploring different traditional tales.
They went on an exciting trip on a coach to the theatre to see the pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’. When returning to school they painted their favourite character, performing their own magic by exploring colour and learning how colours can be changed when mixing them together.
The Clever Kittens read the story about Goldilocks and the Three Bears and joined in with the repeated phrases e.g. “Who’s been eating my porridge?” using intonation in their voices for the different characters. They began learning how stories are structured by sequencing pictures from this story and other stories such as The Three Billy Goats Gruff. They created Little Red Riding pictures using 2d Shapes, learning their mathematical names and mathematical terms to describe them.
After weeks of practise, the Clever Kittens performed their own nativity for their families/carers, dressed up in various costumes. Finally, they celebrated together with a Christmas party and a visit from Father Christmas, so they must have been on his good list. Happy New Year everyone.