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The Burpham Way - Spread your wings and fly high!

WELCOME TO PARROTS    (COIN CENTRE)

                                        

               Francesca Barrett                                     Sue Martin                   Aileen Williams

                  Head of Centre                                                              Senior LSAs

 

                     

      Donna Carnell      Annabel Davies    Deana Mason    Debbie Preston              Jo Sayer              

               LSA                                LSA                             LSA                          LSA                                    LSA

                                                                                                                                                                                          

                       

AUTUMN

Watch this space for some of the fun activities to come next week as we start our Autumn topic. 

The children have really enjoyed ordering numbered leaves along a washing line, created a puppet show using woodland puppets, finger painting trees, leaf rubbing, conker rolling,  plus cutting up leaves to develop their fine motor skills.  

COLOURS

Our topic was colours.!  Our weekly topics will always tie in with all of our learning, including Sign of the Week. 

OOH-ARR ME HEARTIES!

I think you can probably guess our first topic of this term was pirates! There were a lot of "ooh arrs" and "walk the planks" in Parrots to start the term.  We were matching pirate pictures to words, role play, finding buried treasure and labelling pirate pictures, amongst many other things.  The children worked hard listening to and following instructions.  

I think you’ll agree, the Parrots are amazing!

Depending on the activity we try to target different areas of the childrens’ development.   Some examples include fine motor skills, positive behaviour, team work, individual/self-study, manners, respect and empathy, social awareness and technology. 

OUR GARDEN

How does your garden grow?  Check out the progress of our garden below......

A very warm welcome to all our new Parrots, we can't wait to get to know you :-)

Watch this space for all the exciting things to come this brand new year in Parrots.......  

The 'pirates' had some very special visitors in their ship!

SIGN OF THE WEEK

Each week we will be learning a new sign and it will be coming home to practise too. You will find a video here every week of the sign in action so keep checking back. There are lots of great Makaton resources on the internet. The Makaton website and YouTube are both really useful resources.

https://www.makaton.org/ 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=something+special  

This week’s sign is......

MATHS

More or less?  Number bonds.  Counting on from 10.   Hexagon,  square, or circle? Big or small?   We work really hard in maths - take a look at the different things we have done so far...

ENGLISH

The youngest Parrots have been matching their pictures to their names and working with the mark-making boards.  Years 1 and 2 have been sorting colours and labelling pictures of what they can see.

Some of the lovely books we have read are....

Room on a Broom 

Pirates Love Underpants

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Some useful and fun links.....