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Wk beginning 8th May

This week we have been continuing to create our own rhythms and changing the sound that instruments make. We have written number sentences using Numicon resources outside and looked at doubling and halving. In phonics we have focused on the high frequency words this, that and will.We have also made our own shakers and acted out the Hungry Caterpillar story. Some of us have written our own Hungry Caterpillar stories whilst others have used the laptops to create a picture or play a maths game.

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Week beginning 2nd May

This week we have been learning how to double numbers. We have also been using our small musical instrument stand to create our own rhythms. Some of us have been measuring hungry caterpillars and making some caterpillars of our own. Our ‘real’ caterpillars arrived and we have been watching them closely to see how they are changing each day. In phonics we have focused on the tricky words ‘you’, ‘all’ and ‘are ‘.

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Wk beginning 24th April

This week we made fruit kebabs with strawberries, oranges, bananas and kiwis. We began looking at other mini beasts as well as caterpillars. Some of us investigated technology such as old phones and cameras. In phonics we have focused on the tricky words ‘they’ and ‘was’. In maths we have been weighing objects and looking at 3D shapes. We have also made butterflies with symmetrical patterns.

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Week beginning 13th March

This week we have been looking at the traditional tale The Enormous Turnip. We have acted out the story, made masks and made up some of our own stories. We looked at daffodils in the garden and then mixed our own colours to paint them. We also looked at what had happened with our grass seeds experiment and then recorded our results in booklets. To continue to practice our fine motor skills we have been pegging up socks on a washing line and matching up pairs. We have had lovely spring weather so have enjoyed being out on the grass too. The children said ‘Farewell’ to Miss Schieffer as she returned home after working with us for the past 6 months.

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Week beginning 6th March

This week we have looked at the story of the Gingerbread Man. We have been writing parts of the story, making stick puppets and making ginger biscuits. In PE we tried to use our upper body strength to climb the ropes. Mrs Humberstone also helped us to set up an experiment to see what happens when we plant grass seeds and leave them in the dark with some water. In our phonics sessions we have recapped the sounds ‘oa’ as in toad, ‘ar’ as in car, ‘oo’ as in look and ‘oo’ as in soon. We have also recapped the tricky words, ‘the’, ‘no’, ‘go’, and ‘to’.

 

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Week beginning 27th February

This week has been a busy week. It was World Book Day on Thursday and we all dressed up as a book character. We have been practicing our handwriting and planning an outdoor flower shop as a role play area. We made porridge after reading Goldilocks and the three bears and took part in a whole school buddy read. Year 4 came and shared their shadow puppets theatres and performed the plays they had written. We also made stick puppets to retell the story of The Runaway Pancake before we made and tasted our own pancakes. In phonics we have focused on ‘ai’ as in tail, ‘ee’ as in feet and ‘igh’ as in night.

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week beginning 20th February

This week we have been investigating how to join materials using split pins, used puppets to retell stories and learnt how to draw a polar bear’s face! The weather was also very windy so we spent time outside using our dressing up wings! In phonics we focused on ‘air’ as in hair, ‘ure’ as in cure and ‘er’ as in corner. We also began to practise our subtraction skills.

 

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Week beginning 6th February

During this week we have been making igloos out of sugar cubes, sharing our learning journals with our family, measuring ourselves against a life size polar bear, building igloos out of boxes and Y6 came and shared the picture books they have written with us. We also carried out an experiment to find out how polar bears stay warm in icy cold water! Our phonics sounds have been ‘oi’ as in coin, ‘ur’ as in hurt, ‘ow’ as in cow, and ‘ear’ as in hear.

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Wk beginning 30th January

This week we began by looking at Chinese New Year. We made some dragons and Y1 came to share their knowledge of China, they had made Chinese scrolls. We have been on shape hunts around the school and found a variety of 2d shapes. We have begun to learn about polar bears and their habitat as well investigating how we can help ice to melt faster. We looked at our learning journals and talked about our favourite photographs. In phonics we have focused on the sounds ‘oo’ – as is ‘good’ and ‘soon’, ‘ar’ as in ‘car’ and ‘or’ as in ‘for’.

Don’t forget that next week is Learning Journal week and you are welcome to come and look at them with your child every morning.