Riley’s second month at school has gone really well and he has settled into “school life” swimmingly. He still loves every single aspect of it…even the homework and he still comes rushing out from class every day excited to tell me what he’s been up to and what new things he has learnt.
I’m told by his teacher that he plays nicely with all of the children in his class and has made some lovely new friends, aswell as continuing to have close friendships with the children that moved up with him from preschool. I wouldn’t expect anything less from him to be honest because he is a people-person and very sociable.
The focus this month has been on shapes and phonics. He was actually awarded “star pupil” one week for his enthusiasm with shape work and came home grinning from ear to ear and feeling so proud.
His progress with phonics has been amazing too, it actually blows my mind how much information he is able to absorb and retain these days.
Here’s a little overview of his second month at school:
- He has made a picture using 2D shapes and talked about their properties
- He went on a 2D and 3D shape hunt around the school
- He made a snail out of conkers and clay
- In computing, he played an animal farm game, matching and counting the animals.
- He visited the school pond to see what lives there
- He started a new topic ‘people who help us’
- His teacher pretended that Burglar Bill had been in the role play area and he had to work out who it was
- He has been looking at fingerprints and finding out that we are all different
- In computing, he explored a hospital programme and had to be the doctor and look after patients
- He learnt about the history of bonfire night and made firework pictures using chalk and paint
To reinforce his learning at home, we’ve been using this People Who Help Us Puzzle Game from Twinkl, which Riley has really enjoyed and it’s something fun that Harry can get involved with as well.
We’ve also been doing some police role play and had lots of fun making Police Officer Badges to wear.