This half term we are exploring the values of Love and Respect in collective worship.
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Church of England Infant School

Learning together for tomorrow’s world


Autumn 1

Week 3


This week in phonics we learned our very first phonemes and graphemes. We know that a phoneme is a sound and a grapheme is what a letter looks like. We learned s, a, t and p.


In maths we read a book called ‘The Button Box’ and thought about how to count and sort buttons. We were also introduced to Mrs Mannie’s Numberblocks toys! We played with them during Discovery Time as well as playing games which help us to recognise the numbers one, two and three when they are represented in different ways.


Outdoor Explorers was lots of fun! We explored the area around our school to see what surrounds us. We found the Catherington wheel, a pond, pre-school, a field, a pub and a car park. We talked about where the church is, too.


In Funky Fingers, we have been working hard on our gross motor skills. Jumping from number to number or hoop to hoop, landing on two feet and balancing on thin lines strengthens our bodies and helps us get ready to write!


We have been learning all about each other by showing our summer scrapbooks to our friends. We love looking at photographs and finding out about all of the things we have in common.


In Discovery Time we practised recognising numbers, played schools in our role play area, used objects from the field to make a small world area, made mud pies in the mud kitchen and much more. 


Week 2


Although this was week 2 for the other children of Catherington, it was our first week all together as Dolphins Class. And what a week it has been!


We read the book ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’ and talked about different ways we can make each other feel good. We learned the three Christian values of Love, Respect and Courage and now know the three golden rules at Catherington Infant School.

We’re going to try to live these values every day.


In maths we have been singing lots of counting songs and reading different counting stories. We also helped a farmer with a problem - he wanted to sort his animals into different barns. We helped him by separating the two legged and four legged animals and putting them in the correct place. 



We have worked hard to make our own self portraits using paper plates, pipe cleaners, paper, stickers and wool. We experimented with using sellotape, PVA and glue sticks to attach the different materials together.



We have spent lots of time exploring the equipment inside and out, making new friends and enjoying being together as a class. 


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