Welcome to St. Nicholas Class
Over the next few weeks class St. Nicolas will begin a new topic, called "Let’s Pretend’’. This unit is part of the Early Years programme of the International Primary Curriculum.
The children will have the opportunity to take on different roles in different contexts when they explore traditional tales — ‘becoming’ Cinderella, for example. They will need to co-operate within a small group and express their own ideas when taking part in simple puppet plays.
This unit focuses on traditional stories and rhymes and gives the children many opportunities to observe, explore and enjoy the use of print. We will create stories and be creative through music drama and dance. The children will have fun changing numbers and shapes in the ‘magic box’.
The children will use research skills to find out about puppets from around the world and then use simple reference material to find these places on world maps.
The children will have the opportunity to express their feelings when taking part in mime activities — making sad and happy faces, for example. We will begin this theme on Thursday when the children will be making their own puppets. As always, I welcome any support or suggestions which you may have. Watch the class bulletin board for more details as the theme progresses.
Every Tuesday we change the reading books. Please encourage your children to choose a book and take it home. You can read it together. After reading a story ask your children questions about what you read or let the children talk about the book.
Please practice name writing at home.
Encourage your children to do counting 1-10 for more able ones 1-20. To make it more fun you can play number games with your children which will help them recognise the numerals.
Sing the Rainbow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRTdq0VsLGQ
The colour song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUPM3DtK9so
Alphabet Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7InEgfPGxc
Five Little speckled frogs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSC-gHBU_d0
Five little ducks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2OpkQuOjig
Ten in a bed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwutR8gxgto
Five monkeys jumping on the bed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRWH9sw_98E
Counting song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1pSh6yuZFA
Counting to 20 song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLxWIHRD4E
Shape song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfRuLS-Vnjs
Phonics Songs and Games:
Jolly Phonics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCMvsQho4ZE
Phonics song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saF3-f0XWAY