Ireland – Miss O’Neill

Our Class Team

Teacher HLTA TA TA
Maria O’Neill Rebecca Ledward Tessa Cadden Gina Horner

Contact the class teacher at maria.o’neill@abbotsleaschool.co.uk

Our weekly news

In the boxes below, you can read about our best moments in school.
We are sharing our weekly news every Friday.

Week 35+

Ireland class have had a wonderful week. We enjoyed a new story called Pop-up Garden, which links to our topic for this term of What Can You See in Summer? We have also enjoyed the sunny weather in our outdoor area by making a Summer Café and making different foods involving fruit and water from the water tray. We explored the water tray even more by using nets to catch different sea animals and enjoyed sensory time in the ball pool.  We also planted our own flowers, in different pots, and cannot wait to see them grow this term! Have a lovely weekend!

Week 34+

Ireland class have had a lovely week! We have learned a new Rhyme of the Week called Old McDonald. We have enjoyed watching our caterpillars grow this term, and were able to see them turn into butterflies. We made them a home in our little yard before releasing them. We also enjoyed mark making with different tools’, We made muffins in our Food lesson by mixing together the cake mix. We have also been exploring different feelings and the emotions we may feel, as well as using the train track to make circles and participated in excellent turn taking by sharing the trains and the tracks.

We have had an excellent term, and hope you all enjoy your half term break!

Week 33+

Ireland class have had a lovely week! We have learned a new Rhyme of the Week called Old McDonald. We have enjoyed watching our caterpillars grow this term, and were able to see them turn into butterflies. We made them a home in our little yard before releasing them. We also enjoyed mark making with different tools’, We made muffins in our Food lesson by mixing together the cake mix. We have also been exploring different feelings and the emotions we may feel, as well as using the train track to make circles and participated in excellent turn taking by sharing the trains and the tracks.

We have had an excellent term, and hope you all enjoy your half term break!

Week 32+

Ireland class have had a great week! We have continued to sing and focus on our Rhyme of the Week; Humpty Dumpty. We have also enjoyed matching number activities to help us count to 20 and have explored different 2D shapes in Maths. We have made a variety of different ‘brunch’ meals using rice cakes, yogurt, granola and fruit in our Food Tech lessons, and have really enjoyed using our outdoor area for reading and role-play. Ireland class have also really been loving the sensory circuits, which have been set up each morning as they arrive and the ball pool sensory circuit throughout the day.

Week 31+

Ireland class have had a lovely week. We have learned a new Rhyme of the Week called Humpty Dumpty and participated in many linking activities such as cutting out Humpty Dumpty, colouring in different parts of the Nursery Rhyme and sequencing the Rhyme together. We made granola using yogurt, berries and oats in our Food Tech lesson, enjoyed our small world and role play resources of construction tools to build roads and bridges for our cars and have been enjoying Number Blocks matching activities in Maths. We had so much fun mark making in our outdoor area by using paint with different tools and even found a bee (which we saved from our water tray).

Week 30+

Ireland Class have had a brilliant week! We have been making some lovely Art work by mark making using our new dabbers, we have been ordering and sequencing numbers up to 20 in Maths using Numicon, a sensory tray and blocks, and we made scrambled eggs and toast in our Food Tech lesson! We have also enjoyed learning our new rhyme of the week called ‘There’s a Worm at the Bottom of the Garden’ and have continued to watch our caterpillars grow!

Have a lovely weekend!

Week 29+

Ireland Class have had a lovely week. We have been learning about Shapes in our Maths lessons and have used 2D shapes to make different mini beasts. We have been focusing on The Very Hungry Caterpillar and have done sequencing of the story, cutting and sticking of different pictures from the story and counting how many fruits each day the Caterpillar ate! We enjoyed playing different instruments in our music lesson and we have learned a new rhyme this week called Wind the Bobbin Up and have made a Full English Breakfast in Food Tech to link to our Brunch topic for this term! Have a lovely weekend.

Week 28+

Ireland Class have had a brilliant week! We have been exploring our Mini Beasts topic even more and have learned about the life cycle of a caterpillar. We enjoyed reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and made our own caterpillars using our Maths blocks. We got, introduced, to our very own class caterpillars too, which we will be observing this term to watch how they transform into butterflies! We have also continued to take turns using the new equipment (binoculars, magnifying glasses, nets and container boxes/pots) to find more Mini Beasts we have in our schoolyard, and to see them up close! We have also been enjoying our Rhyme Time and have started to learn our new rhyme The Wheels on the Bus. We have continued singing our Phonics songs and have enjoyed time with sensory bags to practice our letter formation, and used flashcards to show our understanding. We also developed our fine motor skills by scrunching tissue paper and making caterpillars from the paper. We have used our outdoor area to develop our Maths knowledge, by counting up to 20 using different equipment such as the construction blocks.

Have a lovely weekend!

Week 27+

Ireland Class have had an excellent first week back after the Easter break! We have a new topic for this term of Mini Beasts. We are so excited about this topic, and have been taking turns using the new equipment, (binoculars, magnifying glasses, nets and container boxes/pots) to find what Mini Beasts we have in our schoolyard and to see them up close! We have also been enjoying our Rhyme Time and have started to learn our new rhyme, Incy Wincy Spider which links to our new topic.

We have continued singing our Phonics songs and have enjoyed time with sensory bags to practice our letter formation. We also developed our fine motor skills by cutting and sticking out spiders to glue onto the spout! We are learning a new Maths song (Five Little Caterpillars) to help us learn and recognise our numbers. We have made the most of the sunny weather so far, and have developed our gross motor skills in our yard by using the construction equipment to build and layer towers with the bricks and foam as cement and enjoyed time playing with our new basketball hoop outside! We returned to school with the surprise of new sensory boards around our classroom, which we have really enjoyed and engaged with this week! We have also enjoyed reading books about our new topic and made some yummy granola pots with fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, oats, chia seeds and yogurt) for our new food tech theme for this term of Brunch. We have loved being back in school and cannot wait for the rest of the term! Welcome back Ireland Class!

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