What a fabulous week with lots of our class receiving their reading certificates for reading at home at least five times a week over a four week period. I'm so proud of you all!
In PE we have carried on learnin g the skill of skipping. We grouped into threes and two moved the rope and the other one jumped over it. Then Miss Frisby stood in the middle of a circle and spun the rope around slowly and the children had to attempt to jump it.
Finally Miss White and Miss Frisby turned the rope and the children had a go at skipping. Shi was amazing and jumped lots of times as the rope went over her head and under her feet.
Well done to our regular readers that have read at least five times a week at home and have done this consistantly for 4 weeks.
I am so proud and so were you!
Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word.
Even after children learn to read by themselves, it's still important for you to read aloud together.
It's amazing how their phonics knowledge is now being shown in their reading as they decode words and sight read the tricky words that they have been learning at school and with you at home.
Another day and another Rainbow Reward! Well done Daisy for independently accessing a learning challenge that Miss Frisby had left out in the continuous provision! Then you went home and Mummy emailed me a picture of a sentence that you had decided to write independently. The lightbulbs are really starting to come on! You are a super star!
Today in street dance we performed our solo tricks and then found a partner and performed tricks together. We danced to 'Shotgun' which is their favourite song and they sing their hearts out. Finally was the train song where we had to go under the bridge that was getting lower and lower. We all made it, but only just!
Wow! I have had my socks knocked off today by some of my children. Evie wrote a fabulous sentence independently about the chickens we visited at Mrs Hewlett's house. Eliana also wrote amazing sentences independently that contained tricky words and Heidi showed great resiliance when making a 3D shape. She made a pyramid and took her time to construct it and was so focused!
Well done everyone! Mrs Watkinson was very impressed too!
Everyone Smiles In The Same Language!
Today we put up our new display and it looks amazing. I talked to the children about how people in different countries speak different languages and tried to remember some basic French, German and Spanish from my school days and say a few sentences much to their delight! However I pointed out that when we smile, it is the same way that everyone smiles!
We also talked about feelings today and how sometimes those feelings feel good and sometimes they feel nasty. We talked about how we know what feeling it is and thought about some ideas about what to do with that feeling. Today we talked about the happy feeling and how it is a nice feeling and it makes you smile and feel like the world is a wonderful place. We gave each other a compliment that lead to some blushes and shy feelings as well as happy feelings!
Today we have been building pictograms to show what our favourite sweets are. The choice was midget gems, skittles, lollipops, chewits and cola bottles and the runaway winner was lollipops. I think maybe because they were bigger! Unforunately for my friends they didn't get to eat them although there were many hints! They also worked out which sweet was the least popular which was midget gems! In Miss White's group they had different results altogether. Tomorrow we will be looking at farm animals and choosing our favourite one and building a new pictogram.
I wonder what the most popular farm animal will be?!
Today we visited Mrs Hewlett's chickens where our school chicken's have been staying too on their holiday! They were a little bit shy but we learnt lots about them and why they weren't laying their eggs at the moment and where they liked to sleep and what they enjoyed eating. In fact we all gave them some food which they were very pleased about!
We then went into the woods exploring and discovered that lots of trees had been cut down so there were lots of logs for us to sit on.
We had some juice and a biscuit before heading back to school for hot chocolate after we had change out of our wellies.
What a fabulous afternoon!
This week we have began our new topic 'Down on the Farm.' We talked about what we already knew about a farm and what animals live on it. We learnt about the lifecycle of a chicken and next week we are visiting some on Monday.We have read lots of stories about farms and have enjoyed them all.
We have written some super sentences about the farm and labelled some pictures.
In numeracy we have been learning about 3D shapes and we have sorted them into categories of which would roll and which would not.
We have participated in our Street dance lesson with Miss Courtney and we had a PE lesson learning the skill of skipping. This is tricky so we are building up over the next few weeks.
All the children have had a fabulous week and have come back really eager to learn and ready for the fun challenges ahead!
Hello and welcome back to school! This half term is going to be action packed and full of fun learning!
Our topic is 'Down on the Farm' and we will be visiting White Post Farm later on in the term and details will follow.
We will be learning about different animals and their young and what they provide us with and we will go and meet our very own chickens in the quad.
In maths we are carrying on with number recognition and formation and saying what number is one more and one less than a given number.
We will have weekly challenges in the provision to embed our learning and extend those who are ready for a challenge! Are you?
Street dance will carry on being a weekly feature as will our Muddy Monday adventures and there will be a library visit too.
I hope you are raring to go!
A very busy week!
These week we have been very busy as we successfully performed two nativities! The children were amazing and I'm sure we will see some of our children on the West End one day! We also made our Christingles and took part in a service led by Rev. Mark and to top it off we wrote our Christmas lists to Santa and headed off to post them in the post box. I do hope Santa has a big sleigh!
Our learning this week
This week we have been very busy starting our Christmas festivities. Our home corner has been converted into Santa's grotto and the children have used lots of imagination and descriptive language as they have become Mr and Mrs Claus. They also decided to write lists of who santa will be visiting this year! I wonder who is on it!
This week we are going to be completing an independent write and the children will write their Christmas list to Santa. They have eagerly been discussing the toys they would like and have been using their phonic knowledge to sound out the words.
The children watched the pantomine this week which was 'Pinocchio' and parents had written on the blog about the excited conversations the children had when they got home! It really was fabulous!
The children have been challenged to make shapes in the continuous provision using lolly sticks and they had to describe the properties of each shape too. Some of the children decided to use the lolly sticks to make the initial letter of their name.
Next week are our Nativities on Tuesday morning and afternoon. The children have been working really hard perfecting their lines and acting skills. We can't wait for you to see it!
Wow! Look at our regular readers this week that have read at least five times this week and have done this over the last four weeks.
You are amazing! Reading with your children gives them the skills needed for when they start to read themselves. It is important that children learn to follow words across the page from left to right, and turn pages which are pre-reading skills that benefit children and help them to become better readers later on.
Some of our children are sounding out the phonemes and blending them together. They are so proud of themselves and so are we!
Keep it up!