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Week Beginning 28/9/2020


This week we have been learning all about people who help us and key workers. We have learnt about  the different emergency services and what their job entitles. We have also thought about lockdown and what are key workers did to help us during lockdown. In our continuous provision we have been creating 'Messy Map's which explore where we live and our community. In our role play area we have had a teddy bear hospital and we have pretended to be doctors and act our their jobs. In the creative area we have been drawing what we want to be when we grow up and we have been practicing our scissor skills when cutting out spirals. 


In Phonics we have been learning the sounds t, i, n and p. The rhymes for these sounds are:

t: down the tower, across the tower. 

i: down the insects body, curl the tail. dot the head.

n: down nobby over the net kick the ball. 

p: down the plait over the pirates face. 


In Math's we have been sorting. We have sorted lots of different objects and resources. We sorted bears by colour, we sorted dinosaurs by their size, we sorted blocks out by their properties eg. whether they could roll or stack and we sorted monsters out by how many legs and eyes they had. 


Next week we are going to be moving onto our Autumn topic. 

Week Beginning 21st September


This week we have been learning all about Friendship. In our continuous provision we have been making and writing up a friendship recipe, making friendship bracelets, painting friendship rainbows and in circle time we have been discussing what makes a good friend. As a class we created an 'All about me'  scrap book and we took photos of our eyes and smiles and we had to guess which were ours. We spoke about our similarities and differences and talked about how we are all special and unique.


In Phonics this week we started learning sounds. We learnt the sounds m,a,s and d. To help us write these sounds we learnt some special rhymes. The rhymes for these sounds are:

m: down Masie over the mountain over the mountain. 

a: around the apple, down the leaf.

s: slither, down the snake.

d: around the dinosaurs bottom, up his tall neck, down to his feet. 


In Math's this week we have been matching. We have matched pairs of socks, shapes, colour, pattern, Numicon and size. The Gruffalos were super at matching and took what they had learnt from our Math's lessons into our continuous provision 'choosing' time. 


Next week we are learning all about  'People who help us'.

Week Beginning 14th September


Well, we have all settled in beautifully to the Gruffalos. I am super impressed with how well we are all getting on, following our class/school rules and being kind friends. This week we have been  super busy in the Gruffalos. We have looked at some sounds/picture cards in Phonics, for example m is for mountain, a is for apple and s is for snake. We have also been trying to write our names independently or with our name card. In our continuous provision we have been creating photo frames to display our self portraits, drawing family portraits and looking closely at the Gruffalo when painting our own Gruffalos for our classroom display.


We have been reading the story 'The Colour Monster' and thinking about our emotions. We have thought about the colours that relate to each emotion and thinking about how we feel. We have been creating different facial expressions in regards to different emotions and using the Ipad to take our own selfies of our faces. 


Next week we are learning all about friends and friendships, thinking about what makes a good friend and how we can be one.