Welcome to St. Nicholas Class
Over the next few weeks those of us in class St Nicolas will be learning about ‘Clothes’. This unit is part of the Early Years programme of the International Primary Curriculum.
Through dressing up and talking about all kinds of clothes the children will learn about people who are different from themselves and about the links between school and the wider world. They will have opportunities to play alone, alongside and with other children.
Throughout this theme the children will have lots of opportunities to talk about clothes and ask questions of visitors. They will listen to the story of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. We will count, order and sort clothes.
We will spend lots of time involved in dressing up and pretend play and through these activities find out about the world about us.
The children will learn about the need to take care of themselves, to concentrate and to pay attention. We will begin this theme on Friday by having a dressing-up morning. Please send your child to school wearing something which is special to them. This could be a traditional costume or their favourite dressing-up clothes. We will be having a grand parade in the school gym at 10 o’clock .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