Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Ho-Ho-Ho!


This month the little elves in Sonas Class have been super busy! 

We have been reading stories such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Peace at Last  and The Three Little Pigs. The children are learning to sequence their stories and retell them using pictures and phrases. We have adopted the characters for little dramas based on the stories and we have houses from straw, sticks and bricks..

Ms. Quinn came to visit our class for a couple of days and she brought her guitar. This was brilliant fun...singing songs and learning about instruments is something the children in our class really enjoy.

Now, the Christmas Spirit is filling our room. We are listening to, and learning Christmas songs such as Jingle Bells and Frosty the Snowman. We have been really artistic making paper plate snowmen, Santa faces, Christmas trees, Snowflakes and Christmas stockings. During these activities we have learned a lot of cutting skills, colour identification, counting skills, shape recognition and group-work skills. We cannot wait for Santa to come this Christmas and see how good the children have been this year! Phew...it's been a busy month, but in Sonas Class we like keeping busy!






Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Winter is here!

Since we came back to school after our Halloween break we have been very busy at school. Some of the things we have been learning about are Houses and Homes. The children made beautiful felt houses and learned the words for parts of houses. We even created our own street in the school called 'Sonas Street'.

We are also working on a new Maths idea called Touch Maths- this is a great way for us to learn our numbers, identify our numbers and will be a big help when we start adding numbers together!

Finally we are looking at the weather and the seasons. We are learning the days of the week and starting to talk about Winter. Since the weather has gotten so much colder and Jack Frost has made an appearance, we decided to have a snowball fight in class and make snow angels! Great fun! 

Monday, 14 November 2016

Starting school

Starting School at St. Attracta's:

We are grateful to have a wonderful class of children in our Sonas Class. We started our school year by taking pictures of the children on their first day and getting to know each other.
Everyone is settling in very well. There are artists, singers, builders, footballers and much more in our room.
The children have been working hard on setting up their school day routines and learning through play.
We have been so lucky to have Senior students participating in our Friendship Squad, which allows us to have helpers in outdoor activities and making friends at school.
Starting school is always a big transition for everyone, but having a happy school environment makes everything a little easier.
The children in Sonas have been working really hard on learning their colours, shapes, early numbers and starting tuition on phonics.
The colours we have studied to date are Blue & Red, the numbers 1 & 2 and the letters S, A, T, I, P & N.
We know our sounds and can write our letters quite well now :)