Autumn term 2018
Apollo class have had a very busy start to the new academic year. Most of the class had moved over from the Early Years site so have been adjusting to the new big school site. However they have all accomplished this very well. They have managed their dinners in a busier dining hall and moving around school with many more students.
We have been doing some work about our families and have enjoyed sharing their summer holiday booklets with writing and photos about the adventures they all got up to. That already seems such a long time ago, with that lovely hot weather.......we have now moved onto the end of the autumn term, where we are definitely wearing our coats for every playtime as well as our hats and gloves! Every morning we talk about the weather and are learning how it can still be sunny yet cold!
We have just had a class visit to Woodlarks, a residential campsite who transform their site into an amazing Christmas themed location. The children enjoyed watching Santa on his zip wire, listing to a story with the snow lady, listening to Christmas songs whilst having our lunch in the warm Christmas tree filled barn, before finding Santa in his grotto to receive a lovely present from him.
We are well into our Christmas activities now and have spent the last few weeks practising our songs for our Christmas Play, 'The Christmas Journey'. They have all liked the songs and have learnt really well to clap along to the S-A-N-T-A song. They have all practised their actions for their song and on the day all performed really well in front of a large audience. We were all so proud of them. Now we are making some Christmas decorations ready to bring home to share with our families.
Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year 2019!
Apollo class have had a great start to the year. Our current topics include animals and the weather. We have had lots of fun creating a jungle in the classroom, listening to books about different kinds of animals, sorting animals into different categories, finding out about their habitats, and moving like animals in PE.
In Geography we have explored different types of weather including wind and rain so far. We have enjoyed splashing in puddles and running with our home-made wind socks to create our own wind. In maths, we have particularly enjoyed programming bee-bots to make them move in different directions!
Apollo class had lots of fun celebrating over the Christmas period. We visited Woodlarks who had worked really hard to ensure a magical experience was had by all. We visited a room with lots of Christmas trees, lights and cause and effect toys. We also went for a Woodland walk and saw Father Christmas in his sleigh, pulled along by reindeer. We then followed a snowman and a reindeer to Santa's Grotto and woke him up with a loud bell!
On the build up to Christmas, we made Christmas Decorations, cards, cakes and made sure we made our classroom look seasonal! Our Christmas play this year was 'Rudolph's Nose' which was about a reindeer who travelled around looking for his nose. On his journey he came across elves, snowmen, penguins, Christmas tree decorations and other reindeer. Everyone did really well.
Welcome to Apollo Class! We have had a fantastic start to the year and have been busy working really hard. Our topics have included ‘pirates’ in literacy and we had great fun doing a treasure hunt in our outdoor classroom and drawing around ourselves to make life-sized pirate pictures.
We have enjoyed trips out to the local park and were also given a free class ticket to the new 360 soft play in Farnborough which was lots of fun!