Starfish

Exploring everything around the home!

Starfish class have kicked off their topic exploring everything around the home. We started the term thinking about who is in our family and creating our own family trees. We enjoyed sharing these with our friends and talking about who is in our family.

We have listened to different stories about The Large Family elephants and made some elephants of our own. Just like in ‘Mr Large is in charge’, we have set about and tried different cleaning activities. Dominik enjoyed washing up, splashing the water and being tickled by the washing up brush! Archie and Lennon have been cleaning all the windows and screens, they were brilliant at stretching their arms out!

After listening to ‘A Piece of cake’ we have explored lots of different cooking activities. We have made lots of noise with pots and pans and sung songs about all the different foods we could cook. We took a trip to Tesco to choose our ingredients to make our own banana splits. Daisy was brilliant at using her hands to mash all the ingredients together.

We cannot wait to read more stories and try our hand at DIY and gardening next! We also are going to have some visits from different pets and think about what we need to do to look after them.

Busy starting our first topic!

Starfish class have enjoyed getting to know each other this first half term! We hav been very busy starting our first topic ‘If you go down to the woods today’, focussing on our first book ‘Goldilocks and the 3 bears’.

We have made different types of 3 bears porridge. Archie loved stirring the porridge, whereas Lennon enjoyed putting his hands in it! Especially when it was warm!

We have shared the story and song together, this was especially funny on the resonance board. Dominik has enjoyed exploring the different sounds from the story, particularly Daddy bear’s growl!

The three bears house is in the woods, so we have explored different things you may find in the woods. Daisy enjoys feeling the textures with her feet.

After half term we are going to learn about the story ‘Stick Man’. We have a few trips planned too, we cannot wait to get out and explore!

Starfish class celebrated Halloween in style!

We decided to throw a party and invite some of our friends from Sealions class. We explored and decorated pumpkins, Archie enjoyed feeling the cold seeds inside. Dexter and Beau loved painting it!

We created our own chocolate apples using melted chocolate and a choice of sweets. Dominik enjoyed smelling and licking the chocolate and so did Lucy!

We bobbed for apples and floating eye balls! Sami was especially good at getting them out!

It was lovely to get together with some of our friends. When they had gone, Starfish made trick or treat cards to send home. Lennon and Izzy found the paint very cold on their feet!