Ibn Umar Autumn

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A big hello from Ibn Umar.

It’s been a fantastic first half term for all the children in Ibn Umar. All the children have made a fantastic start to their school life at the Olive school. At first we had a few worried faces and a few tears but now Ibn Umar are feeling great!  All of us have worked really hard and settled into reception well. We have enjoyed taking part in a variety of activities.


In literacy we looked at a variety of nursery rhymes and orally rehearsed them with actions. We looked more closely at ‘Little Miss Muffet’ and ‘Incy Wincy Spider.’ We then innovated these nursery rhymes.

In ‘Little Miss Muffet’ a tiger visited Little Miss Muffet instead and in ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ we changed our main character into an ant.


We also helped our class monkey Muddles to write labels.

He found a bike in our classroom but did not know what it was and how to use it. We wrote labels for different parts of the bike to help Muddles.

In maths we have had an amazing time learning to count and order to 10 and beyond! We then looked at finding one more and one less than a given number.

We also learned about 2D shapes and then went on a learning walk around the school and looked for all the different shapes we could see. We confidently used iPads to take pictures of the shapes.


In phonics we have been working hard to learn Phase 2 letter sounds. In Ibn Umar we have written our new letter sounds in sand, outside and with lots of different media.

We have also been doing lots of active phonics in the afternoon using a program called Actiphons.


In Ibn Umar the topic this term has been about ‘All about me’. It has been fascinating to share ideas about our hobbies, families, favourite objects, special places and so much more.

Take a look at some of us recreating our house using marshmallows.

We also recreated some of our families on paper plates.

Towards the end of term we looked at Divali, the Hindu festival of light. During this lesson we had lots of fun getting our hands messy with clay while making Diva lamps. Take a look at some of us working very hard below.



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