This week we are continuing to look at our focus story Jack and the Beanstalk and link this to growing. We will be creating our very own life cycles this week and develop our understanding of each stage in the life cycle of a sunflower.
We will write our weekend news thinking about writing in a full sentence which we can also read back.
In Maths we are continuing to develop and practise our concept of the terms one more than a given number and one less than a given number.
We will be looking through our trip photos today and talking about past events and what activities we liked the most. There are some super photos!
Week 27th - 31st March
This week in Maths we are thinking about addition. We will be adding two numbers together to find the total.
This week we are thinking about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. This links into us developing our understanding of Spring and the life cycle of a bean too.
We will explore our understanding of environmental changes too on our trip this week which is based outdoors.
Look out for our Spring flower pictures where we are thinking about using specific colours.
Week 20th - 24th March
In Maths this week we are continuing to learn how to double and halve a number.
In Literacy we are practising writing in sentences thinking about our full stops, capital letters and finger spaces.
Topic- Science Focus
This week is Science week and we are continuing to investigate materials and how they change. We have had a visit from 'Atomic Tom' and other science investigators and we made our very own slime! We added a magic ingredient and watched how the original substance changed.
Week 13th - 17th March
In Maths this week we are learning how to double a number and we are also thinking about what that might look like in a number sentence. Why not double some of your toys at home and play with double the amount!
Literacy and Topic
This week we are continuing with our Gingerbread Man story maps and we are adding a sentence to them too thinking about a key part of the story. We are thinking about what a sentence looks like too by using our finger spaces, full stops and capital letters.
We are also baking our very own Gingerbread Men over the next few weeks to help us learn about how materials can be changed- we are looking at the collection of ingredients used and how this turns into a dough and then how it changes again when it is baked.
Week 6th - 10th March
This week in Maths we have been learning how to share objects out into equal groups and also how to halve a given number too. There are lots of ways you can practise this at home too- why not share out the fruit from the fruit bowl when you are feeling hungry!
Literacy and Topic
This week we have explored 'The Gingerbread Man' in great depth. We have read the story, added actions and created our very own story maps to help us re-tell the story! We have also been baking some Gingerbread Men in our role play kitchen!
Week 27th Feb - 3rd March
On pancake day we looked at the ingredients we needed to pancakes. We took lots of flour, eggs and milk and made a real mess in one of our tough trays. We looked at how the materials changed in colour and consistency. It was messy but really good fun!
This week in Maths we have been continuing to look at subtraction. Along with this we looked at measuring time and used a range of timers to see how many times we could toss a pancake in 1 minute!
This week we have been exploring materials.
In Hazel class we investigated which materials would make the best huff and puff proof house for the Three Little Pigs. We used many different materials and predicted what would happen when the wolf huffed and puffed our houses. We tested this using a hairdryer, disguised as a wolf. We found out that heavy things were more huff and puff proof, along with flatter houses. Come and have a look at some of our houses in the display cabinet in the school reception area.
In Cherry Class we investigated what would be the best material to use to make 'The Three Little Pigs' a waterproof coat. We had great fun using water to test different materials and then we made the coats too.
Celebrating World Book Day
We spent a lot of time thinking about a whole range of books and talked about the characters and the plot. We had a great time dressing up as a character too. We also spent some time looking at new books in small groups and getting immersed in stories!
We then got to be investigators and we went into each classroom to discover a 'scene' where we were left to identify the story by being detectives!
We've been working together to build a straw house for the little pigs. We took turns and made sure everyone had a go and worked as a team.
In science this week we've been looking at materials and their properties and talking about the differences and similarities between them.
In Maths we have been looking at subtraction and thinking about the fact we are taking something away and we have less. Why not talk at home about number sentences thinking about the minus sign (-) and the equals sign (=).
We looked at subtraction by eating raisins...yum yum. We rolled a dice to see how many raisins we would eat and then wrote the number sentence.
Hazel class have been exploring subtraction through song too! We've been acting out 5 green and speckled frogs and taking away when the frogs jump in the water. yipee!
In Literacy we have been creating silly sentences and looking at sentence struture. We've been counting words, remembering that a full stop is punctuation, and adding full stops. We've written our own silly sentences and have had some real fun doing so. We have been learning how to build a sentence in our head and how to hold it too. This really helps with holding a sentence to then be able to write it down.
This week we have started to explore our topic story 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have done this in various ways-