Let’s take a look at what the children have been up to this week…
This week our Nursery stars have been getting ready for their 'Special Ladies' assembly. The children have written their invitations and have been practicing their lines and songs. In our new creation station the children have been using a variety of materials - they have used their imaginations and made chicks, sheep, shakers and even a disco light! In maths this week the children have been building enclosures for the farm animals and finding the total of two groups. The children have also been counting the chicks in the water tray and finding the matching Numicon. Our home corner is now a farm shop and the children have enjoyed buying their fruit and veg, using the cash till and counting the coins.
This week we have been focussing on numbers to 20, counting forwards, back and ordering them. The Dalmatian children have enjoyed exploring a range of activities in class this week linking to our class story, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. These activities including exploring and mixing oat in the substance tray and making cinnamon playdough biscuits on the creative table. We have also constructed some 3D chairs for our display and the children have painted them. The children have designed their own chairs and improved on their sketches this week. They will be improving them further next week. The children have been watching how chairs are made, looking at soft and hard materials as well as sorting them.
This week the Year One Dinosaurs have been innovating the story Dogger. They have been impressing their teachers by inventing creative characters to become the new authors of their own story inspired by Dogger! In maths this week, the children have been learning to count in 2's and 5's. Can you ask your child to show you their super counting? Some of the children have even been wowing their teachers by showing them how they can count backwards in 2's and 5's. In their topic learning this week, the children have been continuing to explore past and present toys. They have been discussing the differences and similarities between toys and why some toys are more popular than others. Another fantastic week in Year One!
In English this week the Incredibles have continued with their key text ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ by Roald Dahl. The children have begun to recite the main events from the story and are beginning to think about how to become amazing authors by using a variety of Y2 skills in their writing. We can’t wait to read them! In maths, the children have continued to develop their learning of 2D and 3D shapes by describing their properties. Can your child share with you the different properties of 2D and 3D shapes? In addition, the Y2 children have blown their teachers away with how well they have worked on their practice ‘special quizzes’ - keep it up! In PE this week, the children have continued to practice their dribbling skills in football and have been learning to defend the ball. In music the children have been learning about a famous African musician named Abdullah Ibrahim. The children have been sharing their likes and dislikes and have been listening carefully to the instruments used in his music. The children have then begun to create music in the style of Abdullah Ibrahim using body percussion and percussion instruments.
Thank you for your support during Sports Relief, the children enjoyed some physical activities during the day.
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs. Moran, Mrs. Glaister and Mrs. Robinson