Week Ending 22.10.2015
This week it's been a busy but exciting one!
We went on our school trip and when we got back we wrote about what we did. Our teachers were very impressed with our work. At home please can we practise writing our tall and our short letters so that our writing becomes even neater.
Potato and Leek Soup
We dug the potatoes from our garden and used them to make our own potato and leek soup. We were very excited about Mrs Marshall's electric potato peeler! We had to wash the potatoes and cut them very carefully.
Week Ending 16.10.2015
This week in Literacy we read ‘I wish I had a monster’ By Judy Waite.
We used play dough to create our own monster and then we wrote a description of it using adjectives.
We imagined our monsters had been in school and we wrote about all the things that they might have done.
Could we write about our monster coming to our house?
In Numeracy we have been working with coins. We have worked with 1p’s, 2p’s, 5p’s and 10p’s. We have counted amounts of 2p’s, 5p’s and 10p’s.
We chose the correct coins to pay for items.
This week we could set up a little shop at home and use real money.
We have been writing instructions on how to get ready in the morning.
At home we could write instructions on how to get ready for bed.
We have been finding out how to keep safe near the road.
We could create a road safety poster at home?
We have been looking at different brands of leek and potato soup.
We compared their packaging and tasted the soup.
We created our own label for soup.
Next week we are going to make our own Eagley leek and potato soup.
Week Ending 09.10.2015
This week in Literacy we have been reading more poems about our senses.
We read this poem:
The tiniest sound in the world must be
a little green caterpillar eating his tea.
The spookiest sound in the world must be
a ghost singing songs in a hollow tree.
The noisiest sound in the world must be
thunder pushing mountains into the sea.
The happiest sound in the world must be
our baby chuckling when she plays with me!
We like it that much we decided to create our own version.
We changed the second line in each verse.
We worked in groups to create our own poem about ‘Touch’
Could we create our own poem called 'Smell', 'Sight' or 'Taste' at home?
In Numeracy we have been practising our addition and subtraction. We are getting pretty good at it too. We know that we must count the cubes carefully to get the correct answer.
This week we could continue to practice our addition and subtraction. We also need to practise writing our numbers to 20 and beyond, making sure that our numbers are the right way round.
We have been finding out about skeletons and bones. We read ‘Funnybones’ and we created a skeleton out of art straws.
We used our outdoor classroom and Mrs Richardson talked to us about the skeleton of a chicken and we compared it to our skeleton.
We worked with a partner to create our skeletons using bin bags and masking tape.
We have been busy making Rocky Road for our Harvest Bake.
It quite a messy job!
As we did such a good job making the Rocky Road, maybe we could help in the kitchen this weekend!
Thank you to all the families that helped support the ‘Streetlife Project’.
John from the charity came in to speak to us about the charity and the children it helps, he showed us some photographs from Kitwe in Africa. It made us realise how lucky we all are.
Week Ending 02.10.2015
This week in Literacy we had a very exciting classroom to explore. It was filled with things to excite our 5 senses. We were able to taste, smell, hear, touch and see.
We then read a poem named ‘The Five Little Senses’
We read more poems about the senses and we were able to identify the adjectives and rhyming words in them.
This week we could find poems to share at home. You could also find adjectives in your books at home.
In Numeracy we have been continuing our addition work.
We have also been subtracting.
This week we could practice our addition and subtraction.
We have been looking at work by the artist ‘Arcimboldo’ and creating our own masterpieces with fruit.
Could we do more of this at home?
We have been finding out about school life in the past. We have looked at photographs and talked about what we saw.
We have also been looking at photographs to find out about clothes from the past and comparing them with the clothes we wear today.
We could ask mums, dads, grandmas and grandads about their school life and look at photographs of them as children to see what they wore. We can write about what we find out in our homework journal.
Week Ending 25/09/2015
This week in Literacy we read ‘Billy’s Bucket’ by Kes Gray & Garry Parsons.
At first our teachers didn’t read us the end of the story and we had to make up our own endings. When we finally read the ending of the story we were quite surprised!
We have used our imagination to say what was in our bucket.
We have been making sure we use finger spaces in our writing.
This week we could continue to practise our letter sounds and practise reading our books. Also, we could practise our letter formation.
In Numeracy we have been finding out the value of each digit in 2 digit number. For example, 19 is 10 and 9. 19 has one 10 and nine 1s.
We have been adding two numbers together.
We have been adding two numbers together.
This week as well as writing our numbers we could practice our addition.
In topic we have been:
Reading Peepo to find out about life in the past and comparing it to our lives today.
Ask your parents about their lives as children.
Using our Outdoor Area to explore our sense of hearing, touch and smell. We found some smells we rather liked and some unpleasant smells too! Go into your garden and explore your senses.
Exploring our sense of sight and taste. We played Kim’s game and we were pretty good.
We used magnifying glasses to look closely at each other’s tongues.
To find out more about our sense of taste we tasted foods that were bitter, sweet, sour and salty.
As you eat your food over the weekend can you identify any bitter, sweet, sour or salty tastes?
Week Ending 18/09/2015
This week in Literacy we read ‘Not a Stick’ by Antoinette Portis. We found sticks in our outdoor classroom and used our imagination to create another use for our stick.
We sequenced and labelled pictures from the story.
This week we could practise our letter sounds and practise reading our books.
In Numeracy we have been writing our numbers to 20.
We have been finding 1 more and 1 less than a number.
At home we could practise writing our numbers correctly and writing 1 more and 1 less than a number.
In topic we have been:
Looking at Picasso’s ‘First Steps’ and creating a collage in the style of it.
What do you think of Picasso’s ‘First Steps’?
We have been looking at the different eye and hair colours in our groups. We sorted our group into a pictogram of hair colours and then eye colours.
How else could we have sorted our group?
We have looked at the past by comparing activities our parents did with activities we do now.