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Week Beginning 9.9.19

We have made it! We have completed our first full week. 


This week we had our 'Big reveal' of what story we are going to be looking at. Tuesday morning was very exciting. We had lots of activites set up, all to give us some clues about our book. One activity was in our Forest School Area that had been transformed into a Far away land. There were monsters hanging from trees, princesses stuck in their castles, jewels hidden and lots more. Children explored the area making their own stories up of what they think happened. There were some fantastic imaginations and well acted out stories. From the Forest School area children made their way to another island... 'Monster Island'! They were under attack and had to make their own monster from natural materials to scare off their competition. It wasn't over there, children then had to make their way to 'Treasure Island' where they had to read maps, direct each other to find the treasure without being caught. It was a fantastic morning where everyone got really involved. 


Following on from Tuesday morning we read the story of 'Where The Wild Things Are' talking about the author and illustrator Maurice Sendak and what these words meant. Throughout the rest of the week in English, we made a prediction of what we thought might happen by looking at the front cover. We talked about charachters in the book and who was the main character. We wrote sentences making sure we had capital letters and full stops in the right place describing some characters and we also looked at the setting from the story. We labelled what we could see. 


In Maths this week, we have been look at number formation and have been getting to know how our CLIC lessons works. (C - Counting, L - Learn Its, I - It's nothing new, C - Calculation). I was very impressed with how well everyone worked in CLIC and how independent Mighty Moles are. 


During our afternoons, we were very lucky to have Premier Sport in to deliver our volleyball lesson. We practised our throwing and catching skills, we worked in groups to communicate to our team mates and lots more. 


We learned how to use our Continuous Provision areas and what each area meant. We have some very creative children in Mighty Moles. 


A very busy but very enjoyable week. Well done everyone. 

Week Beginning 2.9.19

Well we have completed our first week (3 days) in Mighty Moles and Miss Hart and I could not be anymore proud. Everyone has settled straight in and already used to our routine. 


We have been writing sentences thinking about using capital letters and full stops. We have written sentences about our summer and our favourite place. In Maths we have been looking at different number sentences and number formation.


Our Topic for this term is Far Away Lands which we will be introuducing fully next week. We have got lots of  exciting things planned and I am very much looking forward to getting started. 


I hope that everyone has enjoyed our first week, have a great weekend.