Harry’s had a great second month at school and is very happy and settled in Elves class. I had his first parents’ consultation last month and his teacher had nothing but good things to say about him. She told me that he is always eager to get involved, plays nicely with the other children and listens attentively during carpet time (I know…I couldn’t believe that last one either lol!). She said that he loves talking about his own experiences, dressing up, the role play area, narrating his play and kicking, catching and throwing balls in PE. In fact, P.E. is his absolute favourite, they only do it once a week in reception but he asks to do it every single day apparently.
I’m also told that he’s top of the class for phonics and reading, which I can’t say I’m surprised about to be honest because he loves practising his phonics and tricky words when he gets home from school and insists on reading his book to me every single night. I’ve gone from having an illiterate child at the start of the school year to one that can now pick up a pink level book and read it to me with no help.
The changes in Harry are remarkable and it’s quite astounding really to see how much of a positive impact school has had on him. He’s grown up immensely over the last month and is so much more confident in himself now.
During wellbeing week at school, he had lots of fun learning about living a healthy lifestyle and was given the opportunity to participate in Pilates and Yoga. He said his favourite thing about the week was the yoga class because he learnt how to stand on one leg (haha)!
He also went on a school trip to The Hop Farm and I was lucky enough to go along as a parent helper. We met lots of lovely animals – a black pig called Daisy, a pony called Popeye, a friendly chicken called Fluffy, goats, ferrets and llamas to name but a few year. It was a really lovely day out and the children were all so well behaved considering it was their first time out of the classroom.
Here’s a little overview of his second month at school:
He has been writing about what he got up to over half term
- He has been finding one more and one less to 20
- He has been blending words and practising his reading
- He learnt about why we celebrate bonfire night and made a firework picture
- He started a new topic “People Who Help Us”
- He has been learning positional language
- He used a program called 2paintapicture on the class computer to create a picture of a fire engine
- His class had a visit from two Police Community Support Officers who told the children about their jobs and how they help to keep them safe
- He has begun looking at 2D and 3D shapes
To reinforce his learning at home, we’ve been using the People Who Help Us Puzzle Game from Twinkl, which Harry has really enjoyed and it’s something fun that Riley can get involved with as well.
We’ve also been practising one less to 20 using Twinkl’s Bonfire Night Subtraction Activity sheets as they tied in nicely with his learning topic of why we celebrate bonfire night.
Both boys had lots of fun with the People Who Help Us Equipment Sorting Activity and we discussed why it’s important that they have the right equipment for the job.
Finally, we’ve been using the People Who Help Us Colour By Number Dots Pack which is a great resource for practising numbers, counting skills and fine motor skills.