Tin Forest

Sealion Class have started 2017 as they mean to go on, working very hard!! Our new topic is the ‘Tin Forest’, this is new to all of us as we have created this topic to link with our 10th anniversary celebrations. We are exploring different homes and habitats through a variety of texts such as ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’, ‘The 3 little pigs’, ‘Hansel and Gretal’ and the ‘Tin forest’.

We are really enjoying sharing these multisensory stories and exploring fun activities based upon these texts. We began exploring Goldilocks and the three bears we discovered we have some budding chefs among us, Sophie helped Tiff to stir the porridge and it was so delicious Dexter ate it for his snack. We have had lots of fun using Daddy, Mummy and baby bear voices on big mac switches. Lucy and Ananya have been interacting via the switches and giggling when they hear their friend respond with their choice of switch. We have really enjoyed exploring a variety of different sized objects such as bowls, spoons, chairs, beds and bears. In skills for life we have been designing and making a blanket for baby bear and lampshades for our bedrooms!

We are currently exploring ‘The three little pigs’. In Science our pupils have been so clever they have communicated their choice of material (straw, sticks or bricks) to create their own homes. We have also began to think about what other materials homes are made out of and we have created our own igloos to represent a cold habitat and are going to make homes from clay to represent hot habitats.

We have discovered that we have some cheeky personalities who have enjoyed participating in our role play sessions, in particular being the big bad wolf and ‘huffing and puffing’ to blow the houses down. Beau and Sami have really enjoyed watching the straw and sticks travel across his tray when he activates the fan using a switch!!

We have had a great half of the term but are very sad to be losing Ananya as she is moving house- we have had a lovely princess party to wish Anaya and her family well on their new adventure- Ananya looked beautiful in her new tiara.

We are looking forward to next term when we celebrate our 10 year anniversary in style…. Watch this space for what exciting surprises we have in stall.

Starfish class have had an action packed time before Christmas. To start things off we had a ‘Stay and Play’ session where we invited our families to come and join in with all the fun things we do at school and have a mice pie or two! It was great fun and got very messy when we explored lots of different ‘snow’ textures.


We were very lucky that we were invited to go and meet Father Christmas and his elves! We all got to meet him and sit on his lap, receive a present and he taught us how to do our best ‘Ho Ho Ho!’. We had a lovely time and got to listen to all the music and hustle and bustle of the Christmas shoppers.


We have been working hard all week participating in lots of Christmas activities. We have made Christmas decorations, hats, our costumes for the show, presents to take home and our wonderful recycled Christmas tree. We decided to make a ‘Stick Man’ tree as we have enjoyed reading it so much!