W/B 19th November
This week we have started to talk about Christmas! We have read the Christmas story and learnt all about where baby Jesus was born, who came to visit him, what presents they brought him and that he was the son of God. We have re-told the Christmas story and we have been able to put the story back together in the correct order. We have also been writing sentences about the Christmas story and creating our own Nativity scene using straw and collage. This fits in nicely with our rehearsals of the Sleepy Shepherd. We have been so busy learning the words to our lines and songs and we can not wait to perform it to you.
In Phonics this week we have been busy re-capping all our previously learnt sounds, and practising our segmenting and blending. Please keep reading with us at home so we can achieve our FAB 5 and get even more practise so our blending becomes fluent.
In Maths we have been learning how to subtract. We have used songs to help us takeaway, counters, cubes and we have learnt how to use a ten frame. We will be continuing to subtract next week, where we will begin to write our own subtraction sentences.
W/B 12th November
This week we have focused on celebrating and learning all about birthdays. We have had our own birthday party, played party games, made party decorations and learnt about why we celebrate birthdays. We have also made birthday cards, wrote party invitations and thank you cards.
In phonics this week we have learnt the sounds: ch,qu,x,ng and nk. The rhymes for these sounds are:
ch- c: curl around the caterpillar. h: Down the head to the hooves and over the horses back.
qu- q: Around the queens head, up to her earing and down to her hair. U: Down and under up to the top and draw the puddle.
x: Down the arm, down the leg, down the arm down the leg.
ng- n: down nobby over the net, kick the ball. g: around her face, down her hair, give her a curl.
nk- n: down nobby over the net, kick the ball. k: Down the kangaroos body, curl his tail, kick his leg.
In maths this week we have looked at pattern and sequencing. We have created our own repeating patterns and sequencing when making bunting and paper chains. We have used cubes and colour to create our own repeating patterns and linking elephants to look at size and colour to create complex repeating patterns.
W/B 5th November
This half term we are learning all about different celebrations! This week we have focused on bonfire night and Diwali. We have been so busy within our continuous provision creating firework pictures, making our own fireworks, drawing Henna patterns, creating Rangoli patterns with coloured rice and melting chocolate for our bonfire apples.
In phonics this week we have learnt the sounds w and z and the special friend sounds ck and th. The rhymes for these sounds are:
w: Down up, down up.
z: Zig, zag, zig.
ck- c: Curl around the caterpillar and k: Down the kangaroos body, curl his tail, kick his leg.
th- t: down the the tower, flick the tower, across the tower and h: Down the head to the hooves and over the horses back.
We have worked so hard in maths this week learning how to add. We have used hoops and objects to add together to find their total. We have used addition mats to help add up counters and we have used multi link cubes to add together to find out the total.
Please keep checking the website for what we get up to next week when we learn all about birthdays!
W/B 22nd October
Our theme this week has been based all around Autumn, and the story Pumpkin Soup!!! We have been busy doing all things Autumn, printing with leaves, leaf rubbing, playing with conkers, pumpkins, leaves, and pine cones, both inside and outside. We have also read some different Autumn stories, learning all about the weather in Autumn, the colours in Autumn and what happens to the leaves, plants and animals in Autumn. We have also made Pumpkin soup. We scooped out the pumpkin, made and tasted the soup. Some of us LOVED it, some of us, not so much, BUT we had lots of fun making and trying it.
In Phonics this week we have learnt the sounds, sh, r, j, v and y. The rhymes for these sounds are:
sh (this follows the rhymes s and h):
s: Silver down the snake.
h: Down his head to the hooves, and over the horses back.
r: Down his back and over the robots arm.
j: Down his body (Jack-in-a-box) and dot his head.
v: Down the wing and up the wing (Vulture).
y: Down his horn, up his horn and under his chin. (Yak)
In Maths this week we have been looking at positional language. We have been able to describe an object in different places. We have been able to position ourselves and objects in certain places provided given positional instructions and we have also given positional instructions to our friends.
Have a lovely October half term, have lots of rest and sleep. I will see you in November! :)
W/B 15th October
This week our focus story has been Funny Bones. We have continued to learn how to keep our bodies healthy
focusing on our body , different body parts and how exercise and sleep can keep our body healthy. We loved the story Funny Bones, and this led to us writing about the characters, creating our own moving skeletons, covering post stick notes all over our bodies to label our body parts, creating, painting and making x-ray skeleton pictures and reading and re-telling the story of Funny Bones.
In phonics this week we have learnt the sounds b, l, f, e, and h. The rhymes for these five sounds are:
b: Down the laces, to the heel and around the toe,
l: Down the leg and draw the foot.
f: Down the flower and draw the leaves.
h: Down his head to the hooves, and over the horses back.
We have been so busy in Maths this week measuring everything! We have measured ourselves and objects by comparing. We have measured children by using string to compare height. We have mind mapped all the language we know around measure, length and height and we have used cubes to measure objects and then ordered from smallest to biggest.
Next week our focus is all about Autumn. We will be reading the story Pumpkin soup, and even making and eating our very own pumpkin soup.
W/B 8th October
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This week our learning has been based around the story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have been looking at healthy eating and reading all about what the hungry caterpillar eats throughout the week. In our continuous provision, we have been busy painting and drawing our favourite healthy foods. We have had lots of fun playing in the water that’s filled with oranges, we have printed with fruit, and we have eaten our way through fruit shapes using hole punches and used string to thread around the fruit. We have made our very own healthy fruit salad which we enjoyed eating whilst listening to The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
In phonics this week we have looked at the sounds o, c, k and u. The rhymes for these sounds are:
o: All around the orange.
c: Curl around the caterpillar.
k: Down the kangaroos body, curl his tail, kick his leg.
u: Don’t and under, up to the top and draw the puddle.
In Maths this week we have been learning all about one more and one less. We have been using number lines, counters and number cards to help us figure out, one more and one less of a given number up to 10.
W/B 1st October
This week we have been learning all about our 5 senses. Taste, sight, sound, touch and smell. We have been involved in lots of super exciting activities to do with all five of our senses. We have been on a listening walk around school, listening to all the different sounds we can hear. We have looked at and described objects and pictures. We have had an activity where we smelt and ate different foods which were sour, sweet, garlic, and ice cold. We have thoroughly enjoyed this week and love trying out new and different activities.
In Phonics we have learnt the new sounds n, p and g. The rhymes for these sounds are:
n: Down nobby, over the net, kick the ball.
p: Down his plait, over the pirates face.
g: Around her face, down her hair, give her a curl.
In maths we have looked at 2D shapes. We have looked at the shapes, circle, triangle, rectangle and square. We described each shape and their properties. We have drawn all the shapes. Made pictures using each shape. We have gone one shape hunts and also looked for shapes in our environment. We have been shape crazy!
W/B 24th September
This week we have been very busy continuing to read all our favourite stories every single day. We have been busy reading our school reading books at home, making sure we read at least 5 times to get our Fab 5 awards. In Maths we have been looking at the numbers 6-10, learning how to form them correctly, recognising them and using the numicon to find out which numbers are inside other numbers. We discovered that 2 and 4 go into 6, 3 and 3 go into 6, 5 and 1 go into 6 and also 6 and 0. This has made us very busy in Maths. In Phonics we have learnt the new sounds d, t, and i. The rhymes for these sounds are:
d: round the dinosaurs bottom, up his tall neck, and down to his feet.
t, down the tower, flick the tower, across the tower.
i, down the insects body, flick his tail, dot his head.
Next week we will be learning lots more sounds in phonics and learning about 2D shapes in Maths. Our theme of next week will be our senses, so we will be involved in lots of fun activities all to do with our 5 senses,
W/B 17 th September
This week we have been looking at what makes us special, and what’s more special to us than our birthdays? We have looked at the day of our birthday, the date and the month. We have been busy writing birthday cards and invitations. We have also sang the Happy Birthday song. In our creative area we have been drawing self and family portraits, for people who are special to us. And although we didn’t make a birthday cake, we can’t look at birthdays without baking, so we made some Gruffalo biscuits.
Phonics: In Phonics this week we have looked at the sounds m, a, s. The handwriting formation rhymes for these sounds are:
m: Down Maisie over the mountain, over the mountain.
a: Around the apple, down the leave.
s: Sliver down the snake.
Maths: In maths we have looked at the numbers 0,1,2,3,4 and 5. We have looked at recognising these numbers, writing them and everything to do with those numbers.
Next week we will look at the numbers 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and some new sounds in phonics.
W/B: 10th September
WOW! What a super first week we have had in the Gruffalos. We have been super busy reading our favourites stories...(mainly Julia Donaldson stories), exploring our indoor and outdoor environment, learning our class and school rules and being very creative. I am super proud of my new Gruffalos, they have started their year in F2 beautifully. I hope this carries on for the whole year.
I am very excited for next week as we will be starting to slowly introduce our phonics and maths lessons and also Forest Schools. I hope we have all had lots of rest, and we are ready for a jam packed week ahead.
If you have received a Forest Schools letter please don't forget to make sure your child comes to school in their Forest School clothes. AND, there is the F2 meet the teachers meeting tomorrow (Monday 17th September) after school in the hall, where you will find out more about F2, school and our curriculum.