Literacy- This week there was a crime scene in the three bears cottage role play area. We found footprints in the porridge oats on the floor and a strand of hair (yellow wool) with a red bow. The children carried out an investigation, using magnifying glasses to make careful observations. They generated some fantastic questions to try and solve the crime!
Phonics- We have been learning the phonemes for the graphemes sh, th, ch and ng. We have also been revising the tricky words he, she, no, go, to, the, I, into.
Maths- The children have been learning to subitise numbers to 6. This means recognising quantities to 6 without counting them. E.g. dots on a dice. We have also been representing number bonds to 7 using a range of maths apparatus. Mrs Barnett has been working with children focussing on comparing quantities of objects.
PSED- In HeartSmart this week the children have been continuing to talk about Boris the Robot. The children went on a ‘heart hunt’ and we discussed how our hearts are special and need to be looked after.
Communication and Language- We have been learning our final ‘word aware’ word for this half term, ‘chimney’. We discussed the purpose of a chimney and how chimneys differ. The children have also been developing their understanding of ‘where’ questions and in particular positional vocabulary e.g. on, under, below, in, between etc.
Gymnastics- We continued to practise different ways of travelling along the benches and different balances on the table tops. Some of the children modelled their movements and balances to the rest of the class.
RE- We read a story from the Qur’an about ‘The Sad Stump’. Ask your child to retell the story.
Thank you for all of your donations for the foodbank. We hope you enjoyed our Harvest Concert too.
Finally, we want to say how proud we are of all of the children for settling so well into school this first half term. We cannot believe the first half term is already complete! The next half term is a very busy yet exciting one so please ensure you have a restful and well-deserved week.
Thank you for your continued support, we appreciate all that you do to help with your child’s learning.
Have a fantastic week. See you on Tuesday 5th November (teacher training day on Monday!)