We have been learning all about how to keep safe when crossing the road and near traffic/ These are the main road safety rules we learned:
Always look for a safe place to cross - straight road, no traffic coming and if possible at a pedestrian or zebra crossing.
Look left, right and left again.
Never cross a road on your own.
Walk, don't run
We also talked about how important it is to wear bright clothing when out and about - especially when it is dark.
Today we went on Road Safety Walk with our hi-vis jackets. We sang the safe cross code song and made a road safety collage
Our theme this month is Jobs and People Who Help Us. Our Role-Play area is a Doctor Surgery and we have a building site in the Sand. Our Small World Area is Goldilocks and the Three Bears to tie in with our maths work on sizes. The Construction Area has blocks and car mats and transport so we have lots of train drivers and pilots in the making.
We drew pictures of what we wanted to be when we grow up.
On Friday we did some Yoga as we didn't get out to yard.
We finished off the week with some musical instruments. The children were excellent at keeping a beat to our songs "Miss Polly" and "Down by the Station".
Now that we know so many sight words we are working on making and reading sentences. You can practice this skill at home using the words in your word bag. We have also begun to blend simple 3 letter words. This is a difficult skill to master and takes a lot of time. Some children are not ready for this step yet so don't worry if your child struggles with it.
What fun we had preparing for and learning all about Halloween. Last Friday we came to school in our costumes and had a spooky day! We made patterns using our treats and ourselves, drew monsters, went on a Halloween/ Autumn trail, watched some Halloween cartoons, sang our spooky songs and played some games - snap apple (no pictures of this - I was holding the apples!), bobbing for marshmallows, conker races, pin the nose on the monster and scary musical statues!
We had a lot of children absent this week. I hope you are all feeling much better, we missed you and we are looking forward to having you all back for our last week before mid-term.
My name is Carmel O'Mahoney. I have been teaching in St Cronan's for 12 years. I love running, singing and teaching!