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Welcome back to the Middle Pre-Primary blog!
After the Autumn break we learnt about Autumn and how the weather changes. We thought about the different seasons and made a beautiful seasons tree! We also made our very own colourful play-dough that smelt like cinnamon and nutmeg!
We have also been very busy in Middle Pre-Primary learning all about patterns! For our Entry Point we had a fun day with Upper Pre-Primary playing pattern related games!
We had so much fun learning about, investigating and exploring how to make patterns. We used lots of different materials such as paint, sponges, pencils, pens, forks, sand and much more! The children got really creative and made some beautiful patterns around the classroom. We made a wonderful patterns box, using shapes to make repeating patterns and painting the box with stripes, swirls and polka dots. We also read the book ‘Aliens love underpants’ and we painted our very own underpants using lots of different patterns!
We also went on a trip to the Werald Van Kina (Children's museum) and explored the many different animal patterns in the museum and found that there were patterns everywhere! The children really enjoyed the trip, exploring the various displays and resources there.
For our Exit Point we got busy decorating our classroom with as many patterns as we could. We had lots of fun using all of the resources and materials we had explored for the duration of the topic and the children created a wonderful pattern classroom!
In phonics we have learnt about the letter sounds ‘e’, ‘f’, ‘g’, ‘h’ and ‘i’. The children have been putting their best efforts into practicing the sounds, writing the letters and each phonic activity.
This week we have been making lots of lovely holiday decorations and the children have had lots of fun with glitter and glue and paint! We also met with our buddy class and made Christmas cookies together, read stories and then ate our cookies! We had a lot of fun with them and look forward to doing more together in the new year.
The children also worked hard on their Christmas performance of the ‘Reindeer Pokey’ and showed off their wonderful dance moves to the whole school and all the parents too!
Finally, we would like to say a huge thank you and a very sad farewell to Bernardo who was helping us learn since the start of the school year. We will miss you so much and we hope that you will come back to visit us soon!
Have a wonderful winter break everyone and see you in 2018!