St Gabriel's RC Primary.
Curriculum News Letter for Autumn Term 1
Phew! What a busy start to our school journey!
We have been welcomed into St Gabriel's RC Primary by our buddies in year 6.
This half term we have been looking at 'ourselves' and at our 5 senses. We have had the Guide Dogs for the Blind come to visit us in school to tell us what it is like for people who are visually impaired. We have been making 'smelly' potions and washed some smelly socks!. We had a walk around our school and found lots of interesting smells! We used our hands to feel for different textures and we made rubbings of some objects that were bumpy, prickly and smooth. We used our ears to listen to what might be inside the shell and made musical instruments to listen to the different sounds we could hear. We used our sense of taste to say if we liked or disliked food items.
We have been reading and acting out lots of stories; Grandpa's Handkerchief, No Room for Baby Roo, The Big Red Bath and lots more. We have been learning our phonic sounds and using them in our writing
We have been learning our number system, counting to 20 and back. We have learnt how to make repeating patterns and sort objects into groups by colour, shape or size.
In PE we looked at our body parts. We drew around a child and wrote labels for each part of our body. We then checked our heart and our breathing before we did any exercise. After exercise our hearts were beating faster and we were out of breath!
We have been very imaginative! We have created our own Reception Music festival. The pirates came ashore and discovered treature. We have had a princess tea party