Week beginning 5.3.18 The Very Hungry Caterpillar (week 1)
We will be:-
-Sharing the story and talking about what we already know about caterpillars and butterflies
-Learning the ai and ay sounds in Phonics sessions
-Doubling in Maths (both with objects practically and then with amounts that we learn by heart)
-Learning about the life-cycle of a caterpillar and what the different stages are called
-Going to see the eggs in the incubator at school and watching the chick lady doing something called 'candling' which is where she uses a special light to show us what is inside the eggs
-Singing a caterpillar song!
-Getting ready for Mothering Sunday...
Week beginning 12.3.18 The Very Hungry Caterpillar (week 2)
This week, we have been:-
-halving amounts and finding out that it is easier to halve an even amount!
-halving objects and making sure each 'half' is the same (otherwise it's not halving!)
-making and eating a delicious fruit salad! We had ten different fruits to chop and add, so thank you to all our parents for being so generous. Please see the photos below of our 'Fruit Salad' experience.
-ordering the days of the week and writing and drawing what the caterpillar ate on each day.
-printing symmetrical patterns on butterflies.
-showing Mrs Kaur what we can do on the i-pads!
-reading sentences with a partner in Phonics sessions, and also reading a big book altogether, using the pictures to help us work out some of the words as well as our now excellent phonics skills!
-Mia, Ted and Jamie brought things in for this week's 'Show and Tell'
Next week reminders
On Thursday children can come to school in sportswear to raise money for Sport Relief.
On Friday it is Easter Bonnet Day and children can bring in a bonnet they have made at home, or wear the one we will have made in school by then!
Friday is also the day when we will be running a mile, again for Sport Relief (Mrs Chandler is NOT looking forward to this!)
Tricky words we have learnt so far:-
Sounds we have learnt so far:-
a s t i p n c ck e h r m d g o u l f b w j z v x y
Digraphs are sounds made with 2 letters. We have learnt:-
ai oa ie ng ee or oo (as in book) and oo (as in food) ch sh qu oi ar ea th
Show and Tell
Next week, the children who are doing Show and Tell are:-
Anyone who hasn't done their Show and Tell for whatever reason will have a chance to do it next term. According to our list, these children are:-
Hearing your child read
Thank you so much for supporting us in teaching the children to read by hearing them read at home.
Please could we ask that you write in their white 'Reading Log' book each time you hear your child read and make a comment about how they have done. It could be that you write, '--------- did really well with sounding out the words' or'------- found it hard to concentrate today' or '--------- has been pointing to the words really well'. Any comment you write is very helpful to us, so please do make a comment (it doesn't need to be earth-shattering, you could even just write 'well done ----')
We would like to say a huge 'thank you' to the Mums who have come in to read a story to us this week! The children have been very excited to see new people sitting on the teachers' chair, and it has been lovely to welcome you into our class, ladies!
We are looking forward to having more visitors next week, and if you haven't signed up yet, there are a few slots still available...
We are keen to develop our construction area outside and would love to add some more big cardboard tubes, crates, cones, big reels (like the ones that have wire wound round them!) or anything else you may be able to get your hands on for us to build with.