We have carried on our theme of our Talk 4 Writing story The Enormous Turnip, talking about planting and growing food. We looked at Non-Fiction books which showed us food that is grown in soil. We then used our large tray to re-create a planting area, using small spades and trowels to create our own vegetable patch.
Well, the weather is finally turning, make sure you wrap up warm. Now would be a great time to practice fastening our coats to help us to become more independent.
The clocks have gone back and it is darker in the morning and darker earlier at night. Take care and make sure you wear clothing that will help you be seen in the dark.
This week we have been thinking about food that is grown in the ground. We looked at turnips to tie in with our 'Talk 4 Writing' story The Enormous Turnip and Pumpkins, as we all talked about who we were going to dress up as, for Halloween. We decided to make Pumpkin soup and wrote a shopping list of the ingredients we needed and Miss Lambert went to Morrisons to buy it.
We looked at the seeds and saved some to plant ourselves.
We then tasted the soup and used fantastic describing words to say how it tasted.
Delicious Tasty Yummy Lovely
Max said "It looks like honey".
Please remember to look at our blog with your child. Ask them questions about what they have been doing and what story we have read. Remember to be patient when waiting for an answer, young children take a longer time to have memory recall and process things,
thank you .
We have had a wonderful half term.
Thank you to all the families who attended the Parent Consultation meeting last night. We feel it was a positive experience for everyone and are eagerly looking forward to next half term.
Next half term our T4W (Talk For Writing) story will be The Enormous Turnip. If you get the opportunity to read it to your child please do, if you haven't got a copy the library in Huddersfield will probably have one and you can borrow for FREE.
We finished off our' Rosie's Walk' story by making bread. We learned about mixing ingredients and about heat and how it can change things. We mixed rolled and kneaded the dough before leaving it to prove, and then we made our hedgehog shapes before cooking in the oven. We were all really proud of our hedgehogs and took them home for lunch.
People have been asking about DOJO's and what they are. DOJO's are an interactive reward that children receive when they follow the agreed class rules. The children as a class, with the adults, decide at the beginning of the school year what the rules will be, the rules are age appropriate and achievable. In Butterflies we have simple rules such as listening when sat on the carpet, kind hands etc. We hope this has helped, but if not please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Butterflies team.
We would like to wish all our families a safe and enjoyable half term,
and we will see you all next term.
If you find any small or medium sized pine cones in the holidays, please could you save them for us as we want to make something special with them.