F1 Canary Class
Welcome to Canary Class
Welcome to Canary Class webpage. We are a Foundation 1 class of 3 -4 year olds from Norbridge Academy in Worksop. We are always enthusiastic to learn through exploration and asking lots of questions about the world around us. We always work hard to make sure that we are being the best we can be. Keep an eye on what we are learning about throughout the year on this page.
We have lots of exciting activities planned throughout the year and we are keen to share with you the learning and fun that we are engaged in each day. You can see examples of speaking and listening activities that we take part in and pictures of our writing on our class blog page- http://canary.norbridgeblogs.net/.
You can also see pictures of the learning that we doing on our class twitter page - https://twitter.com/CanaryClass and on our class webpage below.
Autumn Term - Once Upon a Time and Celebrations.
For this topic we will be learning all about different traditional tales. We will be reading different stories and thinking about the characters within them. We will also be trying to re-enact the stories using puppets, and talk about the different settings within them.
Spring Term- Down on the Farm
For this topic we are going to be learning all about life on a farm and the types of animals which live there. We will also be looking at animal habitats and life cycles of different farm animals.
Summer Term- Paws, Claws and Whiskers
Monday- PE sessions with Mr Scott.
Tuesday- French sessions for AM children with Madame Walsh.
Wednesday - French session for PM children. Adventurers sessions. Library book change at the beginning of sessions.
Thursday- Caterpillar music sessions with Ali.
Friday - Superstar awards (every other week a child is chosen from each key group to celebrate their achievements)
Key Diary Dates
Monday 7th January - Back to school.
Wednesday 9th January - Phonics Workshop (3.30- 4.30pm)
Friday 11th January - Reading parties
Wednesday 16th January - Maths Workshop (3.30- 4.30pm)
Friday 25th January - Dadly Challenge
Friday 15th February - Break up.
We are holding a Marvellous Maths Workshop for parents to come along to on Wednesday 16th January, 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm.
At the workshop we will discuss how mathematics is taught in the foundation stage and provide possible ways that mathematical learning can be promoted at home.
Down on the farm
This term our topic is all about the Farm, these are just a few of the exciting activities we chose to do during our indoor active learning time. We have particularly enjoyed our 'on the farm' role play area and playing with the chickens and eggs in our maths area. Our new friends are all settling very well and also enjoying all of the exciting activities.
Today we have had an exciting time in Canary Class, we learnt the meanings of the different parts of a Christingle. The orange stands for "The world", red ribbon means "Love", The candle celebrates "Light around the world" and the sweets are "Seasons". The children really enjoyed making their very own Christingle.
The Grinch who stole Christmas
This week in P.E we had a special mission. The grinch had stolen all of Santa's presents so our job was to rescue them, carrying them up,over and inside of an obstacle course. We were all amazing and saved the day!
Here is some of our christmassy activities from this week. Dont we look amazing in our Nativity outfits?
Jack and the Beanstalk
This week our story focus was Jack and the Beanstalk. We have been very busy planting our own beans into pots and discussing what conditions a seed needs to be able to grow. We have also used our imaginations in the role play castle to retell the story, as well as hanging out the washing and making food in Jacks House. Inside we have also been identifying numbers on a beanstalk and then matching the correct number of beans, and decorating our own magic beans.
Children in need
Today we have had an exciting time in Canary Class celebrating and raising money for children in need. We made pudsey biscuits, paper plate pudsey's and joined in with lots more fun activities.
The Ginger Bread Man continued.
This week for our outdoor activity we have been on a number hunt, the children had a special job to find the numbers on a ginger bread man around the outdoor area. They then tried very hard to order the numbers correctly into a line. Inside this week we have been smelling different types of liquid and solids and guessing what they are.
This week in caterpillar music we have been learning about different types of transport. We went on a magical carpet ride, a horse ride and we looked at different road signs while driving our friends as cars.
The Ginger Bread Man.
We have been looking at the story of The Ginger Bread Man. We have been very busy in our bakery area using our imaginations to create our own cookies. Outside we have been reading the story and were then able to use our memory to draw our own story road. We have also baked our own Ginger Bread biscuit which the children really enjoyed.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
This week in Canary class we have been listened to the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and have used masks and language to re-enact it. We have used play dough to create our own trolls and have been building bridges outside for the Billy Goats to cross safely. Some children used chalks to draw a troll on the ground and shapes to make a troll face.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
This week we have been focusing on the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'.
We have been mark making in porridge oats, trying to write the letters of our name. Outside we have been using positional language placing a bear in, on, under and behind. Inside during active learning we have been painting, making porridge and playing with playdough.
The Three Little Pigs.
This week we have been focusing on the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'.
We have been building our own house of bricks and trying to 'Huff, puff and blow them down'.
Its Circus time.
Today in caterpillar music we went on a journey to the circus. We played lots of games, made our own tent using a parachute, sang on the microphone and even watched some circus tricks.
Ring games and nursery rhymes.
This week we have been singing nursery rhymes and playing ring games outside. Our favourite songs were The Farmers in his Den and Ring a ring a roses.
The Little Red Hen.
Today we had a visit from Mrs Parkinsons chicken Barbara, who played the role of "The Little Red Hen". The children asked lots of questions and were very excited to meet her.
P.E with Mr Scott
This week we have been practicing different ways to travel using lots of different equipment.
Our First Week in Canary Class.
This week we have been settling into our new environment. We have really enjoyed active learning in our outdoor area and playing inside with the play dough and in our role play kitchen.