Cubs 1 Autumn Adventures

What a brilliant first term! I am so very proud of how the children have settled into school life at Whitkirk. Each year I am blown away with how well children settle and learn the routines and the expectations of school and this year was no exception!  From the second week the children were entering the room independently and exploring the classroom, making new friends and interacting with all the adults. Parents should be very  proud!

Settling into school life

The children really enjoyed learning about mini beasts during our first six weeks, in particular reading the story Super Worm.  It was  wonderful to see the children  applying their knowledge of rhyme to this book and engaging in the magic of this Julia Donaldson classic.

Cubs took a great interest in Julia Donaldson stories , which  lead us then study           ‘What the lady bird Heard’ which, of course ended in a trip to Temple Newsam Farm! The children’s behavior on this trip was exemplary and I cannot wait to plan more adventures for our team!

Temple Newsam Farm

A highlight of term 1  for me personally, is the Bug Ball! The children prepared spider sandwiches, explained their chosen bug costume and took part in a bug feast! It made me very proud to see the children confidently interacting with their friends and enjoying themselves!

Spider Sandwiches

Throughout these first six weeks the children made rapid progress in phonics. It is a pleasure to teach children to read and write and the children’s enthusiasm this year has made this all the more  exciting!   Using Choppy the Robot, the children are becoming independent writers , Cubs are also very skilled at using their blending brushes to blend to read words!

writing CVC words

Choppy The Robot

The Children returned from the half term eager to carry on how they started! Our new topic after the holidays was ‘ Festivals and Celebrations’ . This  involved learning about Diwali, Bonfire night, Birthdays and Weddings. Throughout the weeks we have learnt the story of Diwali; the  children really enjoyed the idea of the 10 headed daemon in the story. We have also learnt the story behind Bonfire night,  made  birthday buns, visited the church to create our own wedding, and learnt why we take part in remembering ‘Remembrance Day’ and ‘ Children in Need’ .

Poppy painting

Cubs Wedding

Our final celebration in our celebration extravaganza term has been Christmas!  It has been truly magical  to see the children’s reaction to the daily adventures of their class Elf and taking part in their first nativity.  I am very excited for Cubs to perform their Nativity next week!

Buddy The Elf




Keep up the amazing work Cubs, you are an asset to Whitkirk.

Miss Emery

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