Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers

Hello everyone!

Mrs Howe has made a video of the story we have been reading for you to share.  It’s called Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers.  It talks about our planet and people.  In class we have been looking at the different parts of our body and singing songs  like Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.  It was lots of fun doing it in different voices, squeaky, loud, quiet, happy, grumpy voices.  We sang the song very slowly and then very quickly.  We’ve also been looking at recycling and where to put our rubbish in class.  It’s important to tidy up not just rubbish but our toys!  The children are growing more confident with these routines every day.

To support this half term’s topic of Time Travellers we will be looking at the changes in ourselves.  Could we ask families to send in two pictures, one of the children when they were babies and one of their immediate family? We will use these for two displays, one focusing on what they can do now that they couldn’t do when they were babies, such as walking, talking and feeding themselves.  The other display will focus on the members of their family, this will support children’s settling in as well.  We would really appreciate you talking to your children about the changes in themselves now that they are going to school and discuss who is in their family.

Hope you enjoy the story (it’s long enough for a cup of tea!).  Click on the link or copy and paste it into another window.

Here We Are written by Oliver Jeffers and read by Iris Howe

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth: Jeffers, Oliver, Jeffers, Oliver: Books

Keep checking back, we’ll be adding posts all the time!  Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Howe, Mr Salih, Mrs Mitzman, Mrs Hill and Mrs Bence