This half term we have started to think about words that rhyme. We are looking at lots of stories written by one of our favourite authors Julia Donaldson. Do you have a favourite one? We have been matching words together that have got the same end sounds and we have also been writing down some rhyme strings. We are also trying very hard with our letter formation and trying to sit the letters carefully on the line. We are continuing to practise sounding out and writing down CVC words which we are getting very clever at!
After reading the story of "What the Ladybird Heard" some friends went and drew a map of their own. They did a really good job!
Last half term we were getting very good at working out the answers to addition sums. We are carrying on practising these sums but we are now also working hard on subtraction sums too. We are getting very good at recognising the + - and = signs. We have also been learning to record our sums down onto squared boards / paper. We are getting very clever at our number formation now as well!
We are all so very happy to be back at school in our classrooms again with all our friends! We are really enjoying settling back into our classroom routines, playing with our friends, remembering how clever we are and learning new things.
We have been thinking all about Spring this half term and read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" story. We tasted the fruits and made a chart to show which fruit was our class favourite!
We are working hard to learn the Phase 2 words and be able to write them down (Even the Tricky Words!)
We are getting better at sounding out CVC words and then writing down the sounds we can hear! Our role play area has been turned into a 'Toy Workshop' this half term. We have lots of fun in here exploring the toys and investigating how they work and what materials they are made from.We put on safety glasses and a white lab coat to help us get into character!
Everyone is happy and settled and enjoying doing busy jobs!
We have talked about shapes and been on a shape hunt outside of school and made fantastic shape pictures!
We designed some Autumn collection bags and each friend brought in things they had found. We thought hard about the colours that we see on the trees and leaves in Autumn and looked for them in information books. It was lots of fun watching how the different sized leaves floated and fluttered to the ground. We discovered that the magnifying glasses were great for looking at things very closely!
We are very busy settling into our new Reception class and exploring the different activities. We are learning the routines of the school day and getting to know our new friends and teachers.
We are really looking forward to learning about ourselves and each other this half term!