EYFS – Ibn Umar

We have now completed 2 terms in our first year at Olive and we are making amazing progress. It has been our busiest and most exciting term so far. We have had the opportunity to take trips and welcomed lots of visitors in our school.

This half term our topic was on ‘People Who Help Us’, and we have thoroughly enjoyed learning about all the different people in our community who help to keep us healthy and safe.  The visits from the Fire service, Doctors, Dentist and Police service gave a great insight into their lives and their job.

During our topic we had an amazing time exploring our forest. We completed a range of activities with tutors from Blackburn College. We even got to toast marshmallows!

In topic we also learnt about Easter, when trying to understand some of the Easter customs celebrated by Christians, we went on a ‘spring egg hunt’. We also decorated some foam eggs to look like the Chocolate Easter eggs we see in the shops.

Link to our topic of People Who Help us, we visited the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. We got to learn and see how people are rescued at sea and try on the special clothing that the life guards wear.

During this half term we also celebrated ‘World Book Day’ we had an amazing time dressing up as our favourite book characters.

As part of our Literacy, we enjoyed reading the story of The Little Red Hen and Cops and Robbers.

We also learnt how to write a set of instruction on how to brush your teeth. We had to remember that instruction had to be written in the correct order.  We had a fantastic time learning a song about brushing our teeth. We then performed the song in our class assembly.

 In maths this term we looked at lots of different areas. We learnt how to count in 2’s and 5’s. We used our handprints to help us count in 5’s.


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