Hedgehogs

At Bellinge this week we have been learning about hedgehogs. We collected leaves and twigs from the forest to make a den for a hedgehog to hibernate during Winter.

We learned how to mix brown to paint hedgehogs, sang a song about hedgehogs and made chocolate hedgehog cakes which were delicious.

 

 

Making our bodies stronger for Kinetic Letters

At Bellinge for the past 2 weeks we have been working on making our bodies stronger as part of our handwriting programme called Kinetic Letters. We have been doing yoga, mastering the monkey bars, using tweezers to pick up objects, mark making in sand trays, doing daily exercises to strengthen our whole body including our fingers, learning our animal poses (gorilla, mere cat, penguin and lizard)  and the 6 big moves (up, down, slide, push, pull and flick) all in preparation for writing.  We have been practising how to hold a pencil correctly every day and have now begun to learn how to write the first few letters from the Jumper family (h,b,r,m,n,p) with help from Brave and Scared monkey and the tree they live in.

Family Funs

Today saw the start of the second group of Family Funs families.  We started working on our balancing with a pirate game and are going to practise at home during the adverts on the telly.  The whole group joined in with great enthusiasm and we were all certainly warmed up in time for school! Miss Brown and Mrs Norris are really looking forward to next week. 😀😀