Swans Class 2022/23
Welcome to Swans Class at Greenleas Derwent Road. Both myself, Miss. Lumsden (Class Teacher) and Miss Kent (Class Teaching Assistant) are pleased to welcome you to our class page. Please come and talk to us to discuss your children's celebrations, achievements and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have.
We are looking forward to getting to know each other and having a great year playing, learning and growing together. On this page we will be sharing our learning journey. Throughout the year we will be sharing snapshots of our learning through photographs.
This will provide you with a fun way to talk to your child about their learning and share in their experiences.
Learning in Swans - Autumn 2
Maths Day - We are the Numberblocks!
We had lots of fun on our maths day where we had lots of opportunities to explore number and shape. We started the day by reading the story of Walter's Web. We then helped Walter to design a stronger web by deciding what shapes we thought would make a stronger web for Walter. We also enjoyed playing in our own role play classroom in Swans and shop in Puffins. We also had great fun playing different number games with our friends.
For the first few weeks of this half term as part of our Talk for Writing 4 Literacy we have been learning the story of Pattan's Pumpkin. The children have been learning the story through oral story telling and actions. We have also been having a go at creating out own story maps for the different parts of the story.
Learning in Swans - Autumn 1
Creativity in Swans
We have enjoyed being creative this half term. We have been using props and acting out the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have also been learning how to follow a recipe to make our own play dough. We have also been learning how to create our own bowls using the technique of papier mache.
Diwali Learning Day
We enjoyed learning about the Hindu festival of light called Diwali and some of the traditions that are followed by children and their families. We talked about the differences and similarities we noticed between Diwali and other festivals we have experienced like Christmas. We took part by dressing in bright coloured clothes and tasting traditional foods. We painted our own Rangoli patterns, made our own Diwali cards and had a small picture painted on our hands using traditional Henna. We had the opportunity to safely hold our own sparkler and make our very own diva lamps out of clay. We also enjoyed learning some dance routines.
In Forest School we had lots of fun exploring the trees, bushes and surrounding area. We noticed that the leaves had started to change colour and fall off the trees showing us that the season had changed to become Autumn. We enjoyed climbing the small trees and weaving through the shrubs and bushes. We also used the different coloured leaves we had found to create our own leaf people and animals just like we had seen in the book we shared called 'Leaf Man'.