We have had a busy start to our time at Manor Leas Infant School. We are learning the rules of our learning environment, finding out about our daily routines and making lots of new friends!
We are really starting to get in to the swing of being at school now! We have been having our school dinners, joining in with new enhancements in the learning environment and making even more friends than last week! Our doctor's roleplay area has been a very popular choice, however we have been a little too keen in giving our patients injections...watch out medical schools in the year 2032!!
Guess which area we have been learning how to use this week?! Class 6 are LOVING the water area, using different containers to collect and transport water around the area. The thing we really need to remember is putting our coats on and changing in to our wellies before we start...!
We are really getting to grips with our Funky Fingers activities now we are in week 4. Every afternoon, after we come in from lunch, we spend some time on an activity that helps us strengthen our muscles in our hands and fingers. This helps us to hold and control a pencil! We do an activity for a whole week and then swap with another team. We have a lot of fun, even though Mrs Denby insists we listen to One Direction while we do it!
Can you tell that we LOVE our new hairdresser's roleplay area? We have been so keen to go in and learn in there all week! We've had everything from trims, blow dries to full hair transformations. Even Mrs Denby and Mrs Capeling have had a few restyles (and a few strands of hair pulled out!) We are so gentle with our friends' hair and our teachers have heard some lovely vocabulary and dialogue this week.
Guess what?! We have been learning to write words!! At the beginning of the week, Mrs Denby asked anyone if they could write words and we all said no. She asked us again on Friday and we realised we could ALL write words! We are so proud of ourselves for trying so hard and exercising our brains we gave ourselves a round of applause at the end of Friday's Phonics session! Our teachers can see our writing getting better every day and we are learning songs to help us remember our new sounds.