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W/B 17/1/2022

We have had a flamboyant week this week in the Gruffalos! We have loved reading the story 'Can't you sleep little bear' and we are really enjoying learning our topic 'Starry Night'. We know all about nocturnal animals, how they see in the dark and what they do at night time.  We have looked closely at bears and where they live. We have loved junk box modelling, making bear caves out of different sized boxes. We are now really good at drawing nocturnal animals, looking closely at their eyes, fur and their legs/wings. We have really enjoyed Maths this week as we have been learning all about weight and capacity. We have been having lots of fun using our hands as weighing scales, using balance scales and playing in the water using different sized jugs. We can now use different language to describe capacity, stating whether a jug is full, nearly full, half full, nearly empty or empty!

 

Next week we are going to be reading the story, 'Whatever Next' taking our learning into space! 

Week Beginning: 10/1/22

What a fantastic start to the spring term, our topic starry night is off to a flying start and the children all seem to be really enjoying it! We have learnt the word nocturnal this week and found out about lots of different nocturnal animals. We went on a nocturnal animal hunt using spotter sheets to try and find where they were hiding in the classroom!  We have created a wonderful display in the classroom using the children’s starry night artwork from the creative table, they worked hard using black paper and white paint to create a night time scene.

 

In maths we have been looking at the composition of numbers 4 and 5. We have used a ‘part, part, whole’ model to look at different ways of making 4 and 5. We have enjoyed using the double sided counters, seeing how many different ways we can drop them to find different combinations to make 4 and 5.

We have started our new phonics groups and the children have settled really well. We have done lots of reading, writing and spelling this week! In our literacy groups the children have been writing sentences about their bedtime routine and have really enjoyed talking about what happens before bed in their house. 

Next week we will sharing the story, Can't you sleep little bear.

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