This week we have been learning about the story 'The Gingerbread Man' We have listened to different versions of the story and even made up our own in which the GBM had a ride on a big fish to get all the way safely across the river! We made story maps of our ideas and came up with some very interesting ideas for characters and story plots! We have also been writing about what the GBM sang as he ran along the road......'Run, run as fast as you can.....'
On Thursday we made a GBM biscuit, which was the highlight of the week.
In maths we have been learning about addition and how to count on when adding two groups of objects.
Wb 22.1.18. This week we worked together to make the characters from the story. We selected different materials to collage and paint the troll and the goats and used junk model boxes as the bridge. We talked about different words to describe the troll and used our phonic knowledge to write captions for the display. Please come in and see it! We even had a visit from the troll who answered our questions!
In maths we have been learning to count in 2's.
Next week the story will be 'The Gingebread Man'
Happy New Year!
This week we have been learning about 'Winter' We have been talking about the weather in the winter and painting snowmen for a winter display. We have also been thinking about colours and which ones make us feel cold.
On Wednesday we were scientists for the day and we conducted an experiment with ice. We placed the ice in different areas (outside/ in the fridge/ on the radiator/ on the shelf/ in our hands) and made a prediction about where we thought the ice would melt the fastest.
We have also been looking at money and identifying different coins.
Next week we start our new topic called 'Traditional Tales' (See Curriculum map Spring 1)
We will be learning about traditional stories starting with the Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Christmas in Foundation Stage 2
Saturday 9th December-PTFA Christmas Fair 1:00pm-3:30pm
Monday 11th December-Dress rehearsal
Tuesday 12th December-Nativity Performance 9:45am & 2pm
Wednesday 13th December-Christmas dinner
Friday 15th December-Seasonal jumper day and Nativity performance to the school
Tuesday 19th December-F2 Christmas party in the afternoon
Wednesday 20th December-Christmas Carols at St Anne’s Church. We will be walking up to the church with the children in Year 1 and 2 to join in with the Christmas Carol service at 9:30am. If you would like to join us please drop your children at school and meet us at the church.
Wednesday 20th December-End of term
We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Look forward to seeing you back at school on Tuesday 9th January 2018.
The properties of 3d shapes
'A cylinder has two flat faces'- Ajwa
'A cube...6 faces...squares'- Ayan
'A cylinder...its got a circle on it'- Jaskaranpreet
'A cube. It's got squares and 6 faces'- Rayn
'A cube...6 faces...squares'- Amber
'A cuboid is mde of squares and rectangles'- Lucas
'Two flat faces is a cylinder'- Leighton
'I've made a diamond out of triangles and 1 square. It's got 13 faces'-Coen
'A cylinder has got 2 flat faces and a curved one too'- Layla
A cylinder ...2 circle faces and curved face- Mia
We used some mathematical language when we were cutting our jam sandwiches.
'I'm going to cut it diagonally.....that's in half' Charlie
'Cut it in the middle' Devon
'In half, in the middle' Charlotte
'Up the middle, in two pieces' Oran
'I'm cutting it in rectangles in half' Shivani
'In the middle is in half' Oliver
'In half' Elise
Tricky words we have learnt so far
I like come
my here be
After the half term break (Wb 23.10.17) we will be learning all about autumn. We will be looking closely at leaves, conkers, acorns and fir cones using magnifying glasses, doing some leaf printing and going on an autumn walk around the school grounds. We will be talking about nocturnal animals and making clay hedgehogs.
Our new topic is called ‘Time to celebrate’ We will be learning about how people celebrate different events and at the end of term performing our Christmas Nativity.
This week a focus has been on speaking and listening skills. We all enjoyed bringing a favourite toy to school and talking about it with our friends. We tried hard to listen to each other and ask questions.
We have also been learning about different patterns and even made our own repeating patterns in our Learning Journeys.
On Wednesday the Wrens class planted bulbs and flowers. We are going to look after our little garden area and look forward to seeing some daffodils in the spring.
On Friday we will be learning all about Diwali. There are lots of fun activities planned including making Rangoli patterns, puppets, Bollywood inspired dancing and much more!
The children have had a very busy half term and we wish you a happy and restful break next week. Look forward to seeing everyone again on Monday 23rd October.
WB 11/9/17 'Our School'
This week we have been finding out about our school. We went for a walk around the school and found lots of different places including the Library, the Hall, the Office, the Owlets class room and the Staff Room (where the teachers drink tea and eat biscuits!) We went on an exciting bike ride through the KS2 playground, past the hall, the garden, the Owlets room and through the KS1 playground.
We have also been learning all about 2d shapes. We looked at the properties of 2d shapes and made a picture of a bike using circles, triangles, squares and rectangles. Wednesday was Roald Dahl Day and we learnt all about some of the characters from his stories. Friday is our first World Languages afternoon and we will be learning to say a few words in Greek!
Next week we will be thinking about our families. Please can you bring in a family photograph we can talk about with our friends and stick in our Learning Journey. Thank you.