Almost there now- another half term almost over.
This week the children have been learning all about spring time- we went on a walk around school and found all the signs that spring was here after reading “The Thing About Spring...” in class. Then we made some posters showing the Four Seasons and how each one looks different. Next week we’ll be continuing to learn about how things change in the spring time and writing about it in our Literacy books.
We’ve been working hard on our Read Write Inc. Phonics this week starting to use new resources and work in groups with me and Mrs Day. Already, the children are doing brilliantly and their hard work is starting to show in their writing too. Next week, as a pre-Easter treat, we’re even going to have a phonics Easter Egg hunt!
In maths, we’ve been learning all about 2D shapes and learning how to tell the difference between them all. Next week, we’ll be moving on to look at 3D shapes and which 2D shapes are used to make them.
Have a lovely weekend,
Well it's been another great week in Oak class. The children have been so creative and imaginative and it was wonderful to see them all decked in red for today's Red Nose Day too!
We finished our Traditional Tales Topic this week with the Three little pigs and the Billy Goats Gruff- the children even wrote their own version of the 3 little pigs together- I'll be sure to put a copy of it on Class Dojo so everyone can read it. They practised their handwriting and spelling for this and each made their own sentence about their page of the book!
In maths this week, we have been learning all about Spatial Awareness and Position words- the children had a lot of fun hiding teddy in different places and then explaining where he was and making maps of the Billy Goats Gruff story to help us understand where everything was.
In our Wider Curriculum learning, this week we planted some Beans to start looking at how plants change as they grow and also learned all about the life cycle of a Butterfly. The children made some lovely life cycle posters explaining how it works and today they're mixing colours to paint their own butterflies and caterpillars to add to our display. We also did some Very Hungry Caterpillar Yoga to really start to learn what it's like to be a tiny caterpillar turning into a beautiful butterfly!
The children were very excited to see how the classroom had changed this morning as we had a move around to make even more places for the children to learn and explore - we're even building our own Home Corner and making all of the kitchen appliances we need ourselves!
Next week, we will be starting our new Topic of Spring Time and Easter and learning all about how things change at this special time of year. In Maths we will be moving on to look at 2D shapes and spotting them in our environment. We'll be starting our Read Write Inc. Phonics groups too and starting to use our practise writing books as well.
Have a lovely weekend,
It has been fantastic welcoming Oak Class back into the classroom this week. The children have coped so well with the transition back to school and have been eager to learn and play with their peers. The children have returned to school with Miss Prince as their class teacher, with Mrs Nuthall working and supporting from home, prior to starting maternity leave in three weeks time.
This week, we have started our two week topic of 'Traditional Tales', looking at the stories of Goldilocks and The Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs, and Jack and The Beanstalk. The children have been acting out the story, taking on roles, ordering events and creating story boards.
In phonics, we have been revisiting our Set 1 RWI sounds. The children have played games and practised reading and writing with their sound knowledge.
For our Maths learning this week, we have been continuing to explore number bonds to 10, using the part whole model. The children have enjoyed taking their maths outside this week, playing skittles with 10, writing number sentences for their scores and exploring their numbers more.
It was great to welcome back our Saints PE coach for our weekly multi-skills session and to continue our fantastic Music lessons with Mrs Mathews.
Well done for approaching the return to school with such positivity, fun and eagerness to learn.
Have a lovely weekend. :)
This week our final home learning topic has been 'Life in the Garden'. We have been exploring a variety of animals, insects, plants and flowers throughout the week, going on scavenger hunts, mini-beast hunts and creating fact files.
On Thursday, we celebrated world book day as a class, sharing a special Google Meets sessions where we shared a story together, discussed our favourite books and shared our costumes. The children were set a challenge to create a story character using a toilet role tube. Here are some examples of what the children created with a little help from their families! :) The children were encouraged to share stories at home and draw pictures of their favourite books and places to read.
In phonics, we have been learning two new graphemes - 'ir' and 'air'. The children have been writing labels and captions for the mini beasts they have found and completed a story map for Eric Carle's The Very Busy Spider.
For our Maths learning this week, we have been exploring number bonds to 10, using 10 frames. The children have enjoyed making giant frames at home using natural objects and have written number sentences and solved problems. It has been quite challenging for some, but lots of practise this week with concrete objects has really helped them all to succeed and overcome the challenges.
We are looking forward to welcoming the class back into school on Monday after 8 weeks of hard work at home and in our critical worker club in school.
Have a lovely weekend,