Mrs Harris and Mrs Tipper welcome you to our class page.
Please keep checking our page to see what we are learning about and for useful and exciting information regarding the children in Class 2.
We will do our very best to keep this page updated
Class 2 have their forest school days on: 22nd May, 19th June and 3rd July, please make sure children bring in wellies on these days - thank you . We also have our farm trip on the 7th June, if anyone is willing to help on that day then please let me know .
Just a reminder...
- Your child will have their homework book in their plastic folder every Friday with a new task set. Please try and complete this by Wednesday to give us time to mark it and stick the new activity inside.
- Your child will have a reading book for you to share at home once a week. They will be heard read in school every week too whether this is an individual read or a guided read.
- At the front of your child's reading diary, there will be some words for your child to learn to read - these will be checked termly with new ones sent home.
- Your child now has their new targets (received at parents evening) to work on at home, these will be reviewed in the summer term.
The week beginning the 19th June -This week we have learnt all about dinosaurs and completed lots of fun activities; We have been making dinosaur masks, models and drawings using our own ideas and finding our own resources. We also made dinosaurs out of play-dough, wrote a description for them and took our own photos using the Ipad. We have found out lots of interesting facts using the internet and books from the library - I think you will be impressed with what the children know! We have also been learning how to make 10 in different ways using cubes and learnt that there are 11 ways. We have also been using our problems solving skills to solve problems involving doubling and halving using cubes and some of us can now recall fact mentally.
This week we also had our forest school afternoon; we found a dinosaur egg trail leading us through our forest school area and we also gathered lots of natural resources to make dinosaur pictures. The children were very creative and the pictures were fantastic!
Please continue to hear your child read at home and practise words; it is really important the children are practising their phonics skills in a range of contexts especially as Year One is approaching.
Have a lovely weekend!
The week beginning the 25th May - We have concluded our topic of traditional tales with learning about Beauty and the Beast. The children have thoroughly enjoyed this topic especially as it was their choice! We discussed why the beast may not have been kind at the beginning and then ways in which he was being kind. This fed into our topic of 'being a good friend' in PSED and we discussed what being a good friend means, how we are good friends and what we like about our friends in class 2.
We have also designed and made our own beast using lots of different resources which we selected independently. We also made roses and mirros using our own ideas. We discussed why we used particular resources and why and then evaluated our work to see if there was anything we could improve or make better - we are really focussing on evaluating our work through the summer term!
In Maths this week we have focussed on time - telling the time to o'clock and half past; we then drew the hands on clocks with a given time! We were very good at this. We have also been focussing on finding one less than a given number to 20 as this is something we are finding difficult, please could you practise this with your child at home?
In Phonics we have been focussing on our sentence structure and then writing it. We have ensured we are using phase 3 and 4 knowledge, finger-spaces in between each word and a full stop at the end.
Outdoor curriculum has been fantastic this week with the children exploring water, building dens, playing in the builders role play, making models, playing in the mud kitchen and much more. The weather is picking up at last and we ask that all children have a water bottle and hat in school. It is essential that sun cream is applied to your child before they come to school.
We hope you have a lovely week off - lets hope the weather stays! We will see you the week beginning the 5th June for our last half term in reception and our farm trip on the 7th June!
The week beginning the 15th May - this week we have been learning about the Gingerbread Man. We pretended to be the Gingerbread Man to write a postcard about where we ended up after running away from the 'Little Old Lady'. We have also made our own story book of the Gingerbread Man which we built up over the week. First we started by sequencing pictures from the story and then we started to write our pages day by day. By the last day we were able to draw and design our own front cover! We have also been making Gingerbread Men and thinking about which resources and materials work best for different designs. We were then able to adapt our work tp make it better the following day. We have also been thinking about how else the Gingerbread Man could cross the river if the sly fox wasn't there. We had fabuluous ideas and great designs such as a bridge, a boat, a ferry and raft etc.
In Maths this week we explored different containers containing different water amounts and was thinking about language such as deep and shallow. Some of us were able to estimate and measure how deep the water was using cm cubes. We also played one more and one less than to 20 bingo - we need a little more practise on finding one less than a number!
In Phonics this week we have been focussing on our phase 4 application. We have been reading ccvcc words, reading and writing phase 4 sentences such as: the man burnt the toast, we have been reading and writing phase 4 tricky words and recapped our polysyllabic words such as: windmill, sandpit, lunchbox.
This week we were also lucky enough to use our new outdoor area as part of our learning. We have had great fun in the builders yard, sandpit, mud kitchen, digging area etc. We are learning how to share and play nicely with our friends in addition to solving problems ourself. On Monday we will have our second forest school so please remember to bring wellies and a jumper.
Have a lovely weekend!
The week beginning 8th May - This week we have been continuing with our traditional tales topic and have ben learning about The Three Little Pigs. We were able to join in with some of the repetitive phrases from the wolf and little pigs and were able to sequence the story from the beginning to the end. We discussed the materials the houses were made out of and how the characters were feeling at different points. In literacy we also learnt how to write a story or captions for the beginning, middle and end of the story. We are trying really hard to represent all the sounds we can hear in words in addition to remembering finger-spaces and full stops! In our Expressive Arts we have made some fantastic houses made out of the 3 different materials - these are now on our new display in the corridor.
In Maths this week we have really been focusing on the language of tall and short for when we are measuring height. We were making comparisons between the three little pigs and discussing which one was the tallest and shortest and also who was taller or shorter. We have also been focussing on positional language when describing where things are. We were able to use the words: in front, behind, next to, beside, inbetween, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, before and after.
In Phonics this week we have really been focusing on our phase 3 application so reading and writing words containing phase 3 graphemes such as: igh, ure and ear. We have been reading and writing the phase 4 tricky words: were, there, little and one. We also wrote ccvcc words (spend, twist, crisp etc) in our phonics books.
In reception this week we have worked really hard developing our outdoor area and curriculum. We have introduced some of the new areas within our outdoor area and discussed rules and how we are going to look after our brand new fabulous resources. We have seen the mud kitchen, performing arts, builders yard, sand pit, junk modelling, den making and water area so far.
Have a fab weekend and we will see you next week
The week beginning the 24th April - Welcome back to summer term! This term as you know is a short one and all ready we have been very busy. This week we have been learning about the story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'; we have really enjoyed recalling this story and discussing what happened in the beginning, middle and end. We have also acted out the story using puppets and props using language from the story such as "Its too hot; its too cold". This week we very much enjoyed our first 'forest school', we had special clothes to wear and special rules to follow to keep ourselves safe. We enjoyed looking and finding our bears that had gone missing in the search for Goldilocks! They were in trees, hiding round corners, in bushes etc.
We enjoyed making a mask of either Goldilocks or one of the Bears; we used lots of different materials and techniques that we have used over the past year to create super masks!
In Maths this week we have recapped capacity looking at bottles of different amounts of liquid and using our maths vocabulary such as full, half full and empty to describe them; we have recited numbers in order to 20 counting forwards, backwards and from any given number; we have looked at money again and discussed the different coins we have and their value and we have also worked on measuring. We measured different heights of bears using cubes or a ruler and discussed cm and the importance of being accurate. We then used language such as tall, tallest, taller, short, shorter and shortest to describe them.
In Phonics this week we have recapped all of our letter sounds from phase 2 and phase 3; recapped our reading and writing of the phase 3 and 4 tricky words; revised the sounds: oo, er and oa and tried to read and write sentences containing these sounds, and finally we have recapped all of our letter names - which we are really good at now!
We have had a super busy first week back and wish you a very lovely bank holiday!
The weeks beginning 27th March and 3rd April - Our learning for the past two weeks has been Easter and the Easter story. We have discussed who celebrates Easter and what our traditions are. We have been very lucky to have had chicks in school and we have watched them hatch and grow over the past two weeks, we have even been lucky enough to have them in our classroom for two afternoons.
This week we all went to the church to watch Year 2 act out te Easter Story. We walked beautifully to and from the church and listened really well. We have done lots of exciting activities over the past two weeks such as: sharing Easter eggs into Easter baskets, making an Easter bunny mask, doing a handprint chick and making sure we had an Easter basket ready for the Easter bunny!
In Maths the past two weeks we have been learning about sharing, telling the time to o'clock, 3D shapes and capacity. We have ordered five different amounts of water and used the maths vocabulary such as: full, half-full and empty.
We have had great fun this term and are now looking forward to Easter!
We wish you all a very happy two weeks and look forward to seeing you on the 24th April
The week beginning the 20th March - This week we have been learning all about Spring; we have talked about the signs of Spring and how the four seasons are different. To find our information we have been using the internet and non-fiction books. We used non-fiction books to answer any questions we wanted to find the answers to and used the internet to research chicks to help us write a fact page. We have enjoyed our activities around Spring which included fingerpainting a blossom tree, an observational drawing of daffodils and making a paper chick using lots of different techniques such as concertina folding.
In Maths we have been recognising our numbers to 20 and ordering them; finding one more or one less than a given number to 20; using shapes to make a spring picture; carrying on repeated patterns and solving addition and subtraction numbers sentences to 10.
In Phonics this week we have been really concentrating on applying our knowledge so far. So we have been trying really hard to read and write phase 3 and 4 tricky words in sentences; read and write sentences containing our phase 4 words (cvcc, ccvc, cccvc) and polysyllabic words.
Thank you to the parents who have replied for our Creative Workshop next week, we really hope you have a nice morning with your child creating lots of different things.
Have a lovely weekend!
The week beginning the 13th March - This week we have carried on with our theme of growing and read the story 'The Enormous Watermelon'. We have discussed and wrote about what happened at the start, middle and end and who the charcters were. We have been using oil pastels, collage and wax crayons to decorate watermelons in addition to colour mixing primary colours to make them lighter and darker.
In Maths we have investigated weight using weighing scales and we have been using the maths vocabulary of heavy, heaviest, heavier, light, lightest and lighter to compare objects. We have also been solving addition number sentences using a strategy of our choice but have been focusing on the counting on strategy.
In Phonics we have been revising our phase 3 and phase 4 tricky words; learning to read and write cccvcc words such as: spring, strap, string etc; we have been learning to read and write sentences containing these words in addition to revising our polysyllabic words such as: sandpit, starlight, treetop etc.
Our beans have grown REALLY tall now and have been sent home for you to plant in your garden...how tall will they get?!
Have a lovely weekend
The week beginning 6th March - This week we have been learning about 'Jasper's Beanstalk'; we have sequenced the story through pictures and have written sentences to match these. We have also painted Jasper using different tools and techniques to make him look fluffy and have spiky fur. This week we also looked at the artist 'Monet'. We discussed his painting of 'Water-lilies' and how he used different techniques such as layering the paint and not using a pencil first - we have re-created these paintings and they are absolutely fantastic!
Independently we have been measuring beanstalks using rulers; matching the vegetable to the plant it is grown from and making a lovely collaged Jasper the cat.
In Maths we have been learning to use a number track for addition number sentences. We learnt the important rule of making sure we jump of a number and onto the next one. We have also been learning how to count on and back from any random number given to 20 and we started to learn about doubling and what it means.
In Phonics we have been carrying on with our phase 4 revision. We have been revising our tricky words - reading and writing them; we have practised reading and writing our ccvcc words such as stand, crisp, trend and trust etc; we have been learning to read and write sentences containing these words and also been practising our tricky names!!
This week we were also very lucky to have the policeman visit us with his police car. We learnt lots of information and even got to sit in his police car! We also saw and heard the sirens - it was very loud!
Have a lovely weekend
The week beginning the 27th February - This week we have been learning about plants and growing; we have been using non-fiction books to find out lots of information and have been recognising features of non-fiction books such as labels, pictures and a contents page. On Monday we were very excited to follow instructions to plant a bean! We listened really well to Mrs Harris and were all able to plant our own bean seed. We have learnt that plants need soil, sunlight and water to grow and that is takes a long time to grow as nothing has happened to ours yet! We have also been learning what the different parts of flowers are called and found out that its the roots that drink the water.
On Thursday we had great fun dressing up as our favourite book characters - the costumes were all fabulous! We read lots of stories and talked about our costumes to our friends. We also discussed our favourite stories and were able to say why they were our favourite.
In Maths this week we have been finding one less than a number up to 10. We have been using our fingers to help us as we find it very tricky to just know what number comes before. We have also been recapping our 3D shapes in addition to weighing different objects. We predicted which object might be heavier or lighter than a given object and were able to weigh them to find out the answer. We have also been using our different strategies to find out answers to given addition number sentences. Some of use used cubes, some of us used fingers and some of us used a number track.
In Phonics this week we have really been practising our letter names out of sequence - we nearly know all of them . We have also been revising our phase 3 sounds in addition to our phase 3 and 4 tricky words. We have been recapping cvcc words and ccvc words, being able to read and write them.
We have had a very fun packed first week back
have a lovely weekend everyone
The week beginning the 13th February - This week we have been learning about 'People who help us in the community', we have discussed different types of people such as policemen, firemen, dentists, vets, nurses, doctors etc and talked about what they do and different types of equipments they need. We have also learnt how to use a programmable toy called 'Bee-Bot' and tried directing him to different places on our Bee-Bot mat. We have also discussed non-fiction books and the features they have such as a contents page, index, real pictures and labels etc, we then used these to write a fact page on someone who helps us.
In Maths this week we have been writing our own number sentences involving addition and have been working them out using a strategy of our choice such as a number track, objects or counting on. We have also enjoyed playing shape detectives and describing 2D and 3D shapes. We introduced the vocabulary of 'closer' and 'further' to children when talking about distance; we raced cars across the floor and talked about the car that had travelled the furthest.
In Phonics this week we have tried really hard learning our letter names for our sounds (A, B, C), we have learnt to read and write polysyllabic words such as lunchbox, windmill, desktop etc. We have also tried really hard with writing our phase 4 words containing phase 3 sounds such as trash, steep, trail etc.
Have a lovely, fun and safe half term and we will see you on the 27th February!
The week beginning the 6th February - This week we have enjoyed learning all about recycling and our story 'Litterbug Dug'. We discussed why we recycle, what things we can recycle and their materials and learnt about what happened to these things as they were recycled. We found out lots of information using the internet and non-fiction books, we could then name some features of non-fiction books! We have enjoyed sorting recycling and non-recycle items in addition to designing a new recylcing logo. We could sequence the order of glass being recycled and learnt that different items have to go into different bins.
In Maths this week we have been really been learning about our 2D and 3D shapes. We have looked at the properties of these shapes and even did an experiment to see which 3D shapes could roll (and had a curved edge) and which 3D shapes couldn't roll (had flat faces). We then looked at different recyclable boxes and their shape and began to sort them. We have also been recapping on using scales and using language such as heavy, light, heaviest, lightest and balanced etc, in addition to recapping our time!
In Phonics, we have learnt the new tricky words: do, what, when and out; we have also learnt how to spell the ticky words: her and my. We have learnt how to read and spell longer words containing adjascent consonants such as glass, step, stand, twist, crisp etc.
Have a lovely weekend
The week beginning the 30th January - On Monday, we celebrated Chinese New Year. The children loved watching a special video on how the Chinese celebrate it and could discuss some similarities and differences with how we celebrate our New Year. We found out that they have street parades with special music and dancing, and they also decorate their homes with red and gold lanterns. They believe that red brings good luck and gold brings wealth! For activities that day, we really enjoyed making a colourful, concertina folded dragon and painting our names in Chinese letters. For the rest of the week we have enjoyed our topic of road safety. We have discussed how to cross the road safely in addition to learning new words such as pedestrian, traffic, vehicles and fluorescent. We have enjoyed making sets of traffic lights; colour mixing to make a dark red, amber and green; sorting safe and unsafe pictures for crossing a road and making a fluorescent jacket for the lolli-pop man.
This week has also been 'National Reading Week', we have been very lucky having some parents and grandparents in to read and share their favourite stories to the children. The children have really enjoyed listening and taking part in them! Thank you to all of our 'readers' who gave up their own time to read to us, we really appreciate it
In Maths this week we have been naming and describing our 2D and 3D shapes to our friends; can you find anything at home that is a 3D shape? We have also introduced the clock for the first time and discussed the big hand and small hand and started to read the time to o'clock; we know that 12 o'clock is our dinner time!
In Phonics this week, we have been carrying on with week 3 of phase 4. We have continued practising our blending of cvcc words and ccvc words and introduced words containing our phase 3 sounds such as: s-t-ee-p and t-r-ai-l. We have also tried really hard writing these words segmenting them into their individual sounds which can be tricky as some sounds sound very close together such as the s and t in step. We have also learnt the new tricky words: were, there, little and one.
Have a lovely weekend
The week beginning the 23rd January - This week we have been carrying on our theme of our local area and have been looking closely at 'Our School'. We discussed all the different places in our school that we have been to such as the hall, the office, the year 1 and 2 corridor and discussed the roles of different members of staff in the school such as Mr Slaughter, Mrs Austin and Mrs Gray! We then spent the week busy with our activities to do with the topic of school; we built our own map of the classroom using construction materials and then lablelled it; we painted portrtaits of ourselves thinking about our similarities and differences between us and our friends; we ordered school items from the chespest to most expensive and we mixed colours to make our own school lunchbox. As usual, we have worked super hard and have produced some lovely work
In Maths this week we have been learning how to use a number track to find our answers to an addition number sentence. We know we need to start on the biggest number and the second number tells us how many jumps to do forwards. We know that when we are adding our answer will get bigger! We have also been learning about ordinal numbers such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. We had lots of challenges to put different items and people into their correct position!
In phonics this week we have been learning how to sound out, blend and write CVCC words like: flag, creep, flat, drop and spin. We have also learnt how to read the phase 4 tricky words: have, like, some and come in addition to practising our other tricky words. Please continue to hear your child read at least once a week; a little bit every day is better than trying to hear them read for a longer period of time, all in one go.
We hope you all have a lovely weekend!!
The week beginning the 16th January - This week we have been learning about our local environment and community. As the weather was so bad on Monday, we looked at our local environment through Google Earth - we found this very exciting and fascinating and it prompted lots of discussion points and questions. We were able to see the difference between our local environment and the countryside and discussed features such as lots of houses, busy roads, few trees and fields, our local shops etc. We could tell the difference between a newsagents and a supermarket and noticed the food places such as the fish and chip shop, indian restauant and chinese take away!
We even had a letter from a girl called Kirsty who lives in Australia! She wanted to know about our local environment compared to hers as she told us she lives by a beach! We decided to write a letter back telling her all about our local area; we used capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in our writing.
In Maths this week we have been learning about money for the first time. We discussed what we use money for, who has money, where we have seen it and learnt a new word called 'change'. We looked at the coins we have and their value; we then ordered them from the least amount of money to the most amount of money. We noticed that even though the one pound is a small coin, it is worth more than the 50 pence coin which is bigger. We have also been solving problems to do with sharing; we have played lots of fun games which asked us to share teddy bears between different amounts of children!
In phonics this week, we have recapped all of our phase 3 sounds and tricky words (he, she, we, me, be, my, all, are) and started on phase 4. We have been learning to read cvcc and ccvc words such as: pink and trap, and know that these words have 4 sounds. We have played games to help us read and write these words singularly and within sentences.
We are also very excited that we have been awarded George Bear for the second time! Mrs Gray and himself have been really impressed with our behaviour around school this week - we cannot wait to have George Bear in our class next week so he can join in with our learning.
Have a lovely weekend
The week beginning the 9th January - What a fabulous first full week back we have had. This week we have been learning about 'Kipper's Toybox' by Mick Inkpen; we discussed some of the toys we were lucky to get for Christmas and how we would feel if we lost one of our toys. For our activities, we have been learning how to use different tools and techniques to paint Kipper's toy the Owl - we used the paint brush on its side to make it look feathery and a sponge to make it look fluffy on the inside! We have also been learning how to weave a basket, in addition to threading round Kipper's toy the Rabbit.
This week we also did an experiment to see what would happen to chocolate when we heated it up. We found out that it changes from hard to soft and used different words to describe the melted chocolate such as runny and dripping etc. We also found out that if you put chocolate in a cold place such as a fridge it changes back to being hard again but in a different shape. We then discussed other things that changed and could also be reversed such as water, juice and ice-lollies!
In Maths this week, we worked in our Maths books for the first time and learnt about subtraction. We read our own subtraction number sentences and used either a number track or objects to work out the answer. We have learnt that the answer gets smaller because we are 'taking away'.
In phonics this week, we have recapped all our sounds taught so far; we have learnt the new sounds: oi, ow, ear and air and read these within words such as coin, down, fear and chair. We have also learnt the tricky word 'they' and been practising how to spell: she, me, he and me.
The week beginning the 12th Decemeber - Wow!! What a fabulous week we have had in class 2! We have learnt all about the Christmas celebration, discussed how we celebrate Christmas and what we like doing on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We have sequenced the Christmas story using language such as beginning, middle and end in addition to making a stable scene.
This week we went to a carol service at our local church, we sang lots of Christmas carols and listened to the importance of the Christmas story by the vicar. We have also had so much fun and laughter at our disco and party day; we made hats, danced and played party games!
In phonics this week we have been revising the sounds: ai, ee, oa, ur and oo as we are finding these tricky to remember. We have been playing games reading them in words and also writing words containing these sounds!
We have had a fantastic two weeks celebrating Christmas, we have laughed, smiled and sang our hearts out! We are all looking forward to the Christmas holidays and wish you all a very happy Christmas!
Have a fabulous holiday!!
The week beginning the 5th December - This week the children have been rehearsing and performing their Christmas Nativity play. All of the children were fabulous at remembering their lines, where they go and singing their songs!!
We have also been learning about the characters in our Christmas story and have been practising writing sentences with finger spaces and a full stop for a picture.
In maths we have been learning how to find one more and one less than any given number to 10. We have been using cubes and our fingers to find the answer and have learnt that one more is the number that comes after the number and one less is the number before. We have also been learning the days of the week and months of the year in order.
In phonics this week, we have been learning the phase 3 sounds: oo, ar, or and ur. We have been reading and writing words containing these sounds such as: book, moon, card, horn and hurt. We have also revised our tricky words: I, no, go, to, the, he, she, me, was and we.
The week beginning the 21st November - This week our topic has been weather. We have looked at the different types of weather and discussed what type of activities we liked doing in those weathers. We have enjoyed our activities this week which have involved: making a splatter paint raindrop; painting a rainbow using our colour mixing skills to get all the different colours; writing a list of different weather types; collaging a sunshine and making a storm picture.
In maths we have been using the language of far, near, closest and furthest by describing where cars landed from rolling down a ramp, we have recapped our numbers to 20 by singing songs, ordering and counting objects and we also introduced subtraction and learnt that it meant 'taking away' and 'having less'.
In phonics this week we have learnt the phase 3 sounds: sh, ch, th and ng. We have been playing lots of games to help us hear these sounds in words, read them and also write words containing these sounds. We have also learnt the tricky words: he, she, me, be and we.
Have a lovely weekend!
The weeks beginning the 7th and 11th November - Our topic for these two weeks has been Autumn and Percy the Park Keeper. We learnt about all the signs of Autumn and went on an Autumn walk to see if we could spot any. We discussed that the weather has got colder, its dark earlier and how the leaves change colour before falling on the ground. We have enjoyed all of our activities to do with Autumn, especially making a hedgehog out of leaves. We enjoyed our outdoor curriulum where we ordered numbers to 20 on leaves and were explorers exploring the Autumn sensory tray. We also learnt how to colour mix primary colours to make secondary colours and found out that blue and yellow make green!
In maths we have been learning: how to recite numbers in order from any given number to 20; practising our 1-1 correspondance by playing games to count objects accurately; using scales to weigh objects and using the language of heavy, light and balance and we also introduced addition - the combining of two sets of groups.
Thank you to all the parents who came to our phonics workshop - we hope you found it useful and it gave you an insight into how we teach phonics and ideas on how you can support your child at home
The week beginning the 31st October - This week we have learnt all about the Sikh and Hindu festival Diwali, and Bonfire Night. We listened to our friends tell us how they celebrate Diwali, and learnt that it is the Festival of Light. We also learnt how they decorate their house, how they make diva lamps and the story of Rama and Sita.
We had a great discussion about Bonfire night, learnt why we have fire works and made some beautiful firework pictures using wax and paint wash!
In Maths this week we learnt that anything can be counted such as: jumps, clock chimes, bubbles etc; we learnt what estimating means and how to estimate and how to record information in different ways such as tallying and numerals.
The week beginning the 21st October - This week we have been learning about the Harvest Festival. We have been thinking about where our food is grown and comes from before it is put into shops. We have enjoyed learning about how bread is made, the jobs of farmers and where fruit and vegetables are grown.
For our Harvest Festival celebration assembly, we learnt to recite a poem off by heart with the other Reception classes and performed this in front of the school.
We have enjoyed our first junk modelling activity where we tried to make a tractor out of junk modelling using different tools and techniques we have learnt over our first half term, such as - hole punching, concertina folding, split pins etc.
In phonics we finished learning the last of our phase 2 sounds: r, b, ll, ss and ff. We carried on learning our phase 2 tricky words: I, no, go, to, the and into and have been practising our blending skills!
The week beginning 3rd October - We had a fabulous week learning about our five senses and pets. We had great fun going on an imaginary train ride around the school to find out all the things we could hear, see, smell and feel. We had fabulous answers and even discussed our favourite smells and tastes!
In addition, we completed lots of independent activities to do with the topic of senses and pets. We sorted different materials into ones that felt rough and ones that felt smooth; made a textured hand; made repeated patterns and also made a cat mask learning how to cut out eyes safely with scissors!
In phonics we learnt the sounds: k, ck, e and u and introduced the tricky words: no, go and the.
In maths we introduced a number track, identified the smallest and largest number on it and used it to find one more than a number up to 10. We also introduced positional language were the children had to identify where 'Patch' was placed using vocabulary such as: in front, behind, underneath, next to etc.
We have learnt about healthy foods, exercise and personal hygiene such as washing our hands and brushing our teeth properly!
We have enjoyed class discussions about how to keep our bodies healthy and especially enjoyed making our own healthy smoothies
We also took part in our first PE lesson, learning how to gallop, hop and to negotiate space safely!
We have learnt new sounds: g, o and c in addition to the tricky words: I and to.
The week beginning the 19th September - Our topic this week is Funnybones and our body; the children have really enjoyed the story and enjoy discussions about their body. We have also been practising recognising numbers to 10 and counting and matching objects to their numeral. Can your child count up to 10 moveable objects at home?
We have also begun phonics in class and have learnt the letter sounds: s a t p i and n in addition to writing them correctly. Can your child recognise these sounds at home?
The week beginning the 23rd September - Our topic this week is the 'Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister. We will be reading the story together and learning the importance of sharing. We will also be making lots of new friends in class and on the playground!
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