Miss Rushbrooke created a 'Dinosaur World' sensory tray for us, which featured sand, pebbles, shells, bark, logs, pom-poms, marbles, felt and pine cones. We had great fun using our imagination and senses to imagine we too, were living with the dinosaurs.
We have even created a 'Toy Museum' within the classroom, which features lots of old toys and games from the past, and some from the modern day. You are very welcome to pop in and see our toy museum!
Hughes class, along with Miss Rushbrooke and Mrs Cumming would also love for a Parent/Grandparent/Auntie/Uncle/Friend to come in to visit us and talk about (and possibly show) some of the toys they used to play with as a child.
So, if you know a friend or relative, or would like to come in and visit us yourself, please speak to either Miss Rushbrooke or Mrs Cumming.
On Friday afternoon, we had our first Philosophy lesson. We read the story of 'The Hungry Caterpillar', in which at the end of the story, the tiny caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly. In our talk partners, we discussed why we thought the butterfly was beautiful, and then shared our own ideas of things which we thought were beautiful and things which we thought were not so beautiful - and we all had some lovely ideas. Then, as Miss Rushbrooke played some calming music to help and concentrate and be creative, we drew our own ideas of 'Beautiful' and 'Not beautiful'.