Week Ending 14/01/21
Date: 13th Jan 2022 @ 12:51pm
Happy Friday! We have had a wonderful week continuing to learn through the story 'Let's All Creep Through Crocodile Creek' which takes us on a journey through a creek. We found out that the animals are using the creek as a shortcut on the way home so talked a lot about journeys we have been on. We wrote sentences about our journeys, made maps and created models of different vehicles we could use on our journeys. Next week we will be describing crocodiles. We will also be having a visit from the school nurse who will be talking to us about keeping our teeth clean.
This week in phonics we have learnt four new sounds; J, V, W and X. We have also learnt some harder to read and spell words: HE, SHE and BUSES. These will be in your online reading books for this week as the children begin to read longer sentences. Some parents have made us aware that the books disappear from Oxford Owl once you click that you have finished. In order to read the books multiple times, you may have to refrain from clicking that you have read the book until you have read it a couple of times. The children have applied the news sounds into their reading brilliantly but sometimes struggle to recognise harder to read and spell words in their books. A simple game to play with the online books is ‘I Spy’. Ask the children if they can find ‘he’, ‘she’ and ‘buses’ on each page before you read, then go back and read the book together and see if they spot them without help! Another good game is 'splat'. Write the harder to read and spell words (incloude go, no, the, to and I) on post it notes and spread them out on the table. Someone shouts the word and the players need to tray and be the first to touch it with their hands. First person to 'splat' the harder to read and spell word wins!
In Maths, we have been focusing on the numbers six and seven. We watched the videos (which I haver linked below) and then tried to find different ways to split these numbers into parts e.g. 3+3 and 2+4 an 1+5. We played games where we had to find the number in a larger group, we used a part whole model and we made the numbers using cubes. If you see your child adding to six and seven accurately at home then upload your observation to Tapestry. We love showing you what your child can do at school but we also like to see your child using their learning at home. Think about moments that make you say ‘WOW!’
On Monday, we continued to find the pulse of different songs and clap along. We have been learning a range of nursery rhymes and performing them for our friends. We learnt ‘Wind the Bobbin Up’.
On Tuesday, we read some pages from the book ‘Let’s All Creep Through Crocodile Creek’. We talked about our own journeys and shared the photos sent in from home (thank you) We then wrote our own sentences or labels to match the pictures.
On Wednesday, the teachers talked about their own journeys and had packed a suitcase each! The children thought about where we were going and then made us vehicles to get there using carboard, paint, blocks, Lego and other materials. Great imaginations!
On Thursday, we spent some time in the hall using the apparatus. We focused on balance and co-ordination and thought about different ways we could move through the equipment. We also did some French with Miss Selwyn and learnt some more numbers.
On Friday, we made maps of our journeys. We used vehicles to make tracks on large pieces of paper and then added buildings and trees. They looked fantastic!
Congratulations to our Stars of the Week, Emily and Elodie!
Our mystery readers this week were Lewis’ mum and Emily’s Dad. Thank you for coming to share a story with us! Please speak to your child’s class teacher to put a date in the diary if you would like to be mystery reader.
Both classes need a new mystery reader for the next few weeks so please do come and see us if you're interested!!!
Have a fantastic weekend!
Miss Nicholas and Miss Selwyn