Well we've been busy exploring again this week- we headed to 2 New places this week, the polar regions and the desert too! All week we've been thinking about what we would need to explore I these places safely. The children made collages of the clothes they would need and then in our independent writing, wrote a list of ten things they would take if they went on an expedition.
In maths this week, we have been working hard on our counting to 20 accurately and understanding those numbers so we can add and subtract. The children worked so hard and have really cracked it now!
We made some art work to go with our desert and ice theme with a picture that is half hot colours and half cold. I was really impressed with how hard they thought about choosing the right colours.
Next week, well it's over to you for half term! I hope you all have lots of fun experiences experiences look forward to hearing all about them when the children come back on Monday the 7th of June for the last big push for the year.
Have a lovely weekend and break
Lambs, Zip wires and Den building... Well it’s been another busy week for our lovely Oak children. Thank you to all the parents I have already spoken to this week on the phone or Google Meet and to those I have already booked appointments with. If you still want an appointment slot, I have some still available on Monday and Tuesday or can arrange another time that suits better if needed. Its been really great getting to meet you all and discussing the great work your little ones have been doing.
We started our week with a visit from two gorgeous baby lambs (shout out to Charlie’s mum Helen for providing our inspiration again) which have then been the spring board for our information text we have been writing all about baby lambs. We have a little more work to do on them but then I will post a selection of them here for your perusal.
In maths this week, we have been adding numbers up to 20 using physical objects- the progress the children made from the beginning of the week to the end in this was huge. I was so impressed with their independent work today solving a range of number sentences using cubes to help them.
This week we have been lucky and had 2 forest school sessions- 1 where we tied our own zip line and flew between the trees and another today where children were building dens – fine and gross motor skills were very much tested today and I was amazed at the results. I think I managed to catch a snap of everyone here.
Next week, we will be moving on from our farm topic and onto our new exciting Explorers topic- we will be exploring the world for real and in our imagination and learning all about famous explorers now and in the past. We are going to write and act out our own exploring adventure stories and make some equipment to use as props too. In maths we will be applying the skills we learned this week but to the inverse operation by moving on to subtraction within 20.
I’m looking forward to seeing how the children rise to the new challenge.
Have a lovely weekend.
Sorry for the delayed Friday blog- had some technological issues last night. It's been a big week this week. After our Little Red Hen instructions last week, we made bread ourselves.
Our writing this week was all about farms and what happens on them. The children completed some independent writing this week and showed so much progress. We had a very exciting day with the tractor which helped to inspire our writing this week.
The children have completed their work on patterns this week with lots of practical activities.
Thank you to Francesca's Daddy who has delivered lots of tyres which will soon be turned into so many exciting things around school, starting with our raised bed vegetable patch.
Next week, we have more exciting farm surprises to come which will inspire our information text writing. In maths we are moving onto addition this week.
On Monday, I will message out with times for our Google Meet parents meetings.
I hope you all enjoy the 3 day Bank Holiday weekend. Miss Prince