Thursday, 27 October 2016

Autumn 1 Week 7

This week we have had great fun reading the story of 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell. We loved joining in with the repeated lines and thought the baby owls were very cute! We discussed if we were scared of the dark and what other fears we had. We also talked about if we had ever lost our Mummy, or what we would do if we did lose her!

In literacy we talked about the story in small groups and used pictures to order the story, it was amazing how much we had remembered and we would love to tell you the story again at home! In phonics we consolidated our phase 2 sounds and we are all getting really good at sounding out and blending. We also practiced writing the letter 'o' cursively, which was a bit tricky, but we are getting good at it now and we would enjoy to practice this at home too.

In maths we went for a shape hunt around school. It's amazing how many shapes their are around the building. I wonder, how many shapes are in your home? Maybe you could find some and take some photographs to bring in!

This week we also got messy making our very own owl cookies. It was very exciting to see how the ingredients could all be mixed together and changed into dough, and then change again when they went in the oven! We had great fun decorating them too!

We hope everyone has a fun and relaxing weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday. :)

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Autumn 1 Week 6

This week we read the story of 'Giraffes can't dance' and we really enjoyed discussing all the different things that we can do e.g. drawing, colouring, running, playing. We have been practising how to balance on one leg, hopping on each leg and skipping. These are very important skills for us to develop and it would be of great benefit to us to continue these activities at home.
Well done to all the boys and girls for completing Phase 2 Phonics. We are using this knowledge to help us segment and blend words. Blending can be tricky at times, but when we break up the word into its sounds we then need to say it a little bit faster to hear the word. Keep up the great work of reading at home every night.
In Maths we have become very competent in ordering objects according to their size. We discovered how tall and short people were in our class, along with ordering big and small objects in the classroom.
We were very lucky to have the author David Bedford come and visit our school this week. He showed us some of the books he has written and read his latest book 'Its a George Thing'.
We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we can't wait to hear all about the exciting things you do

on Sunday.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Autumn 1 Week 5

This week we have been reading the story of 'The Gruffalo' and we really enjoyed re-telling it with actions. We had an interesting discussion about things that frighten us, that it is ok to feel scared and the importance of talking about with our parents or our teachers. We created story maps to sequence the events and created gruffalo masks. We have been looking at our own facial features and comparing them with that of the gruffalo, we then created our own portrait comparisons.

We have been working very hard on learning our numbers, writing them correctly and discussing sets of more and fewer. The children were very accurate in deciding which set had more or less.

We are really enjoying bringing our reading books home and sharing the stories with you. It is very important that we read everyday to help us develop our reading and language skills. Please don't forget to fill in the yellow reading record and send in the reading pack everyday.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Autumn 1 Week 4

This week we really enjoyed singing the song 'We're going on a bear hunt' and we can show you the actions if you ask. We also drew our favourite part of the story and as bears are endangered animals we discussed how we can look after them.
In Maths we were focusing on number recognition and how to write our numbers correctly. We would love to show you this at home.
We are really loving bringing our reading books home and sharing the story with you. Please ask us lots of questions about what is happening to develop our language, comprehension and reading skills.
As this is such an important skill to acquire we really need to practice for five minutes every day.
Today we watched a very interesting cartoon informing us about head lice. We have some booklets in our school bag for your information.
We hope you all have a lovely, restful and enjoyable weekend. Here are some photos from our week.