Week Beginning 31st January 2022
Wow! What a busy week we have had this week! We have been busy in phonics learning the sound 'qu.' We learned that 'q' is a letter on its own, however, 'q' can only make the right sound when it comes with its 'u' friend! The children have practised forming the 'qu' sound and reading and writing words such as quit, quack, quick, quiz. This sound can be tricky to remember but the children have been amazing. Can you logon to www.educationcity.com (your login can be found at the front of diary) and have a go at the 'qu' homework?
In Maths we have been doubling super stars! We have loved learning double facts using a range of equipment such as tens frames and part-part whole models. The children have practised writing doubling facts as number sentences e.g. 4+4=8. They have been super at this and are even learning a doubles rap! You can listen to our doubling rap song here on YouTube and practise singing along at home! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik_-OAgzD-8
In art and design we have been continuing to use our sock puppet designs to create our sock puppets using equipment such as hot glue guns, cardboard, pipe cleaners etc... Our creations are very colourful! The children have been very careful to make sure that they follow their designs and next week we will be evaluating them.
In science we have been learning all about the effect of Winter on animals in the UK. We have learned about hibernation and will be learning about migration next week. We have made hibernation homes outdoors after discussing all the things an animal might need and do during hibernation.
We have also celebrated Chinese New Year this week. The children have loved learning about how it is celebrated and why. We have been trying some special food as well as well as creating Happy New Year cards! The children learned all about how this year is celebrated as the year of the tiger and have created their own tiger pictures to celebrate.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Week Beginning 24th January 2022
This week the children have worked so hard in Literacy as we have been reading and learning about the story Supertato! We were shocked to find evil peas all over our classroom and so we have decided to create WANTED posters! The children have drawn a picture of the evil pea and wrote sentences to describe him.
In Maths we have learned all about number bonds to 5 and are learning to recall the addition and subtraction facts within 5! We have done this using a fives frame and part-whole models! The children are great at writing number sentences and are beginning to understand that if we know 1+4=5 we also know 4+1=5.
In Phonics we have learned the sounds y, z and zz. We learned that 'zz' is often used at the end of words such as fizz and buzz. We also practised reading and writing words such as yet, yes, zap and zip. Can you logon to Education City - https://www.educationcity.com/ using the login at the front of your diary to practise these sounds at home?
In the afternoons the children went on their amazing welly walk around the field to raise money! It was a very muddy welly walk but the children had so much fun. We then learned all about Captain Tom Moore and even read a story about his life. We made posters to celebrate Captain Tom Moore and the amazing life he has lived!
This week we have loved doing lots of other things such as our fitness Friday to build core and upper body strength! We have also taken part in the Big Bird Watch and kept a record of the different types of birds we saw outside!
Week Beginning 17th January 2022
This week we have continued our Literacy learning all about the book Simon Sock! Simon's friend, Ted, left us a letter with clues to find lots of missing socks hidden outside! The children had to read the clues carefully to find the socks around our outdoor environment. Once they had done this the children then had to spend time writing letters to Ted explaining where they had found the socks. The children were great at writing short sentences and using the red word 'to' in their writing!
In Phonics, we have learned two new letter sounds 'w' and 'x.' We have practised putting these sounds into short words such as box, fox, fix, wet and web. We have also been practising longer words such as vest, exit, went and taxi. Learning can be found on Education City - https://go.educationcity.com/ - if you choose to recap these sounds at home with your child.
In Maths we have been learning to rapidly recall one more than a given number and one less than a given number. We have explored this practically and have been singing songs such as 'ten green bottles' to practise this. We have even been looking at +1 and -1 using tens frames. The children have been amazing!
In the afternoons we have been just as busy, desiging sock puppets in preparation for next week! Please make sure you discuss your child's design with them and bring a suitable sock to school next week. We have also been learning about David Attenborough as part of our History learning and comparing him to Steve Backshall. We then went outside and created our own animal documentaries using our own animals. The children loved becoming TV presenters!
Finally, your child should have now brought home a welly shaped letter regarding our Sponsored Welly Walk! This will be taking part over the course of next week, please send your child's sponsor form and money to school by Friday 28th January and please ensure that they have a pair of wellies in school as the field can be very muddy! Thank you and have a wonderful weekend! :)
Week Beginning 10th January 2022
Happy New Year and welcome back everybody! We hope you had a wonderful and well rested Christmas break.
During our first week back to school we have been busy learning about shape in our maths lessons! We have learned all about how 2D shapes are flat shapes and looked carefully at their properties. We have learned about shapes in lots of different ways, spotting them in our learning environment, going on shape hunts, writing labels, creating shape pictures, even using elastic bands to stretch into different shapes on our peg boards!
During phonics we have learned 2 new sounds, j and v. We have learned how to form our new letters and read words such as jam, jet, van, vet etc... with our new sounds in them. We have also practised writing CVC words too. We have recapped our red words so far (words that don't follow the rule of phonics and can't be sounded out). Our red words so far are the, to, no, go, I and into. You could practise reading and writing these words at home too! There is phonics learning added to https://go.educationcity.com/ you simply need to use your child's login details stapled to the front of their reading diary then click on 'homework.'
We have started our literacy learning with a new book 'Simon Sock.' We have read the story, retold the story and even wrote sentences about the story this week. We have looked carefully at what Simon is looking for to make a good friend and discussed what would make a good partner. The children have all coloured and designed their own socks and wrote sentences describing what they look like!
In our afternoons we have been very busy! We have begun our history learning where we will be comparing and contrasting modern day figures with figures of the past. This week we looked at older and current musicians including Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Will.I.Am.
In the afternoons we have begun our art learning! This half term we will be creating our very own sock puppets. The children have started this week by looking at a range of designs and considering the materials other people have used and why they have chosen to use them.
In Science we have begun looking at the signs of Winter. We discussed how the weather had changed and the impact this has had on our environment outside. The children spotted that leaves had fallen off some trees and bushes but not all of them. We discussed the terms 'deciduous' and 'evergreen' and spotted them around our outdoor environment.
Please continue to take LFD each day to keep our treasures and staff safe! We will continue to keep surfaces clean, classrooms well ventilated and encourage lots of hand washing! Have a lovely weekend!