Houses and Homes

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the LPP blog! We have had a lovely start to the new school year and we are happy to share some of the highlights with you.

This year we have a group of 7 sweet children who come from Poland, India, Israel, Belgium, Mexico and Brazil.

At the beginning of September, we got to know each other and the daily routine. We have been playing, singing, painting and learning how to tidy-up. The children are realising how nice it is to work together as a team!

The children have been practicing their fine motor skills by making beautiful personal books. They drew their own portrait picture, stuck photos of their new friends and painted a picture of a school bag with their favourite colour.

When the children felt more confident in class, it was time to have the ‘entry point’ to our first IPC unit called ‘Houses and Homes’.

We went on a treasure hunt in the forest (Primary playground). All children were so excited to find a big box full of colourful keys. Each child received a key to open a special door. Behind each door, was a photo of the child’s real home. The children had the cutest faces when they saw these photos.  

During this unit we created a big house corner. Together we decorated a sign to our new home and enjoyed playing in there. The children made many meals, took care of the baby dolls, talked on the phone and typed on a keyboard, pretending they were mom and dad.

We read lovely stories about houses and homes and learnt new songs. We have been playing with shapes, counting, and sorting them out. We talked about the rooms we have in a house and what do we do in each room. We looked at photos of different types of houses and we pointed out the roof, windows, walls, and the door of each house. We talked about opposites (big /small, soft/hard, short/tall) and we played a game sorting houses by their size.

We read the book of ‘The three little pigs’ and were very curious about touching and feeling straw, sticks and bricks. We pretended we were the big bad wolf from the story and we huffed and puffed at the different materials to see what happens…

The children worked so well together and made the house of straw, the house of sticks and the house of bricks so we could act out the story. It was a lot of fun!

To end this lovely unit, we made beautiful home signs from clay and a gingerbread house. We had a little party together with Upper Pre-Primary. It was so nice to see the lovely show performed by the older children and to eat the sweet gingerbread house.

The last week of the term was all about Halloween, we made many arts and crafts - friendly ghosts, smiley spiders and pumpkins.   We tried on different costumes and read some Halloween books. On Friday we celebrated together with the whole school, such a nice way to finish the week, dancing and walking on the red carpet with our costumes.

We wish you all a wonderful holiday! Enjoy the time with your families and the beautiful Autumn colours. See you after the break.

Miss Inbal and Miss Anne.