Wow well done Gruffalos, a fantastic last week of this term. We have loved celebrating Easter and learning about the Easter story and how Jesus died on the cross for us. We have made some beautiful Easter cards and wrote about Jesus in them. We have been busy in our continuous provision areas, playing with Spring animals, with e.g. baby chicks, lambs and bunnies. We have made repeated patterns on Easter eggs and painted chicks. We have loved having our baby chicks hatch in the Gruffalos and spent so much time looking after them, feeding them and cuddling them. We will miss them when they go back to the farm over Easter.
Next half term we will be learning all about the 'Big Wide World'.
Have a lovely Easter.
WOW we have had a fantastic week learning all about the Hungry Caterpillar!!! We have loved reading this story so much so, children have brought in pictures from home related to the story, books from home and toys. In school we have loved creating butterfly symmerty pictures, writing key words from the story, threading leaves that the caterpillar has munched holes from, re-created our own story using puppets and made our own pipe cleaner caterpillars. In our lessons this week we have learnt all abou the life cycle of a butterfly and also for our topic, Ready Steady Grow, planted cress!
In our Maths this week we have been busy learning all about number bonds to 10. We found the Numicon really helpful with this. We could place the number bonds on top of the 10s piece and figure out what the other number bond was. In literacy this week we wrote all about the Hungry Caterpillar and what he did on the different days of the week.
Next week we will be learning the Easter Story,
Week Beginning 13/03/23
Well done Gruffalos for a fabulous week this week learning all about Jasper's Beanstalk. We have been super busy learning all about plants and how they grow. We had the best time planting our own beans. We followed instructions on how to plant a bean all planted our own. We completed a fabulous lesson on Thursday afternoon where we had to use our senses to guess what was in the tissue boxes. We couldn't look to start with but we could smell and feel what was in the boxes. We tried so hard to guess and use our prior knowledge to find out what was in the box.
In our English wrting this week we then wrote our own instructions out to explain to someone else how to plant a bean. In Maths this week we have been looking and comparing the numbers 9 and 10. Next week we will be reading the story, the Hungry Caterpillar and comparing numbers to 10 in Maths.
Have a lovley weekend and we will see you on Monday.x
Week Beginning 06/03/23
What a brilliant week we have had this week Gruffalos! We have been reading the story ‘Handa’s surprise’ for our topic ‘Ready steady grow’. We have loved being in the creative area and creating observational pictures with watercolours of the different fruits found in Handa’s basket. We have really enjoyed weaving Handa’s basket in the fine motor skills. We have had so much fun learning and tasting different types of fruit, we even had a visit from Farmer Dale and learned all about his tractor, some of us even chose to have a sit in the driving seat!
In our writing this week we have focused on using our Phonics knowledge to write sentences on the different fruit that was taken by the animals in Handa’s surprise. In Maths this week we have looked closely at length and height.
Next week we will be looking at the story ‘Jasper’s beanstalk’. In Maths we will be learning 9 and 10. Our nursery rhyme of the week will be ‘The wheels on the bus’.
Have a lovely weekend!
Week Beginning 27/02/23
What a fantastic week we have had this week Gruffalos! We have been reading the story ‘Mother Earth is weeping’ for book wee and have been learning about how we can help to save Earth. We have absolutely loved being in the creative area and creating animals that we would like to keep safe from recyclable materials. On our writing table we have been busy writing which objects should be placed into the recycling bin and into the normal bin. We have really enjoyed using the tweezers in our fine motor area to place the rubbish into the correct bins. We all absolutely loved dressing up as our favourite characters from a book this week, and welcomed our buddy class to come and read our favourite books to us!
In our writing this week we have focused on using our Phonics knowledge to write sentences focusing on the different actions we can make to save our Earth. We came up with some brilliant ideas such as turning off the taps and the lights, recycling, using the correct bins, saving electricity, planting trees and walking more rather than using vehicles. In Maths this week we have looked closely at time and estimation of time.
Next week we will be looking at the story ‘Handa’s surprise’. In Maths we will be learning height and length. Our nursery rhyme of the week will be ‘Jack and Jill’.
Have a lovely weekend!
Week Beginning 20/02/23
What a brilliant first week back we have had this week Gruffalos! We have been reading the story ‘The gigantic turnip’ and have been learning about a variation of different vegetables. We have loved being in the creative area and using different vegetables to print with. On our writing table we have been busy using our phonics knowledge labelling different types of fruit and vegetables. We have really enjoyed using the soil, plant pots and vegetables in the small world area and planting the vegetables. In the water area we have been using watering cans and plant pots to show that we must water plants to help them to grow. We also had a very special visit from a Farmer this week and we asked him so many questions and learned so much about the farm, vegetables, crops, animals and tractors.
In our writing this week we have focused on using our Phonics knowledge to write sentences starting with ‘I can see a…’ and we have discussed the different animals we may find on a farm. In Maths this week we have looked closely at addition and combining two groups together.
Next week is world book week, and we will be looking at the story ‘Mother Earth is weeping’. In Maths we will be learning time and focusing on estimation of time and using stop watches.
Just a reminder that Thursday the 2nd of March is world book day so we do encourage children to dress up as characters out of a book as we will be too! Please do not feel you have to go to any expense to buy an outfit, we love homemade outfits, please take a look at Miss Wheatley’s Dojo post for homemade ideas!
Week Beginning 06/02/23
What a fantastic week we have had this week Gruffalos! We have been reading the story ‘The way back home’ and learning all about planets. We have loved being in the creative area and using marbles and paint to create the planets. On our writing table we have been busy labelling the planets and putting them into the correct order. We have really enjoyed using toothbrushes and straws to create constellation of stars that can be seen through a telescope.
In our writing this week we have focused on creating our own space alien and describing it, using our Phonics knowledge we have written sentences starting with ‘my alien has…’. In Maths this week we have looked closely at pairs.
After half term our topic is ‘Ready steady grow’. We will be looking at the story 'The gigantic turnip’ and in Maths we will be learning about combining two groups.
Have a lovely half term everyone and stay safe!
Week Beginning 30/01/2023
What a brilliant week we have had this week Gruffalos! We have been reading the story 'How to catch a star' and learning all about planets. We have loved being in the creative area painting stars based on Vincent Van Gogh's starry night picture. We made oil pastel planets and nocturnal animals. On our writing table we have been busy writing what we would take to space in a rocket and we have loved making stars out of playdough in our dough disco area.
In our writing this week we have focused on what we can get in a net. We wrote all about different see creatures that we can catch in a net e.g. starfish, fish, crabs, shells and rocks. In Maths this week we have looked closely at Number formation and exploring the numbers 7 and 8 using different resources.
Next week we will be looking at the story 'The way back home' and our Nursery Rhyme of the week is 'Twinkle Twinkle'.
Week Beginning: 16/01/2022
Well done Gruffalos for a fabulous week. This week we have been learning all about the story 'Can't you sleep litlle bear'. We loved this story, learning all about the light of the moon and nocturnal animals. We have been busy using torches to find nocturnal animals around the classroom and drawing around shadows of animals. In the playdough, we made caves for our animals and organised the compare bears into colours.
In Maths this week we have looked at the numbers 6 and 7. We have used counters, fingers and 10 frames to compare and split the numbers 6 and 7 to find out what numbers they are made of.
In Literacy this week we have been labeling nocturnal animals, writing fox, bat, rat, cat and owl.
Next week we will be reading the story Whatever Next and learning about capacity in Maths.
Week beginning 09/01/23
We have had a brilliant week back in Gruffalos and have been working super hard. This week we have looked at bedtime routines and the importance of having a bedtime/sleep routine, who works at night time and discussed if we would like to work in them jobs, how to keep healthy and even did an EGGsperiment to ensure we know the importance of brushing our teeth!
We have loved exploring our classroom provision this week. We have had fun looking at nocturnal animals, in particular owls and we have been making owls with feathers, playdough and goggly eyes, we have painted lots of pictures of owls and used feathers to create some fantastic work! We have explored our home corner which is starry night themed with lots of asteroids, stars, planets and other exciting things that are in the Solar System! In Literacy this week we have read the story ‘Owl babies’, in our talking partners we discussed what we would do at home if we awoke like the baby owls and noticed our parents were not at home, we discussed how we would stay safe and had some fantastic answers! In Maths this week we have looked at heavy and light, we have found explored different objects that are heavy and light and have found objects around the classroom that are lighter and heavier than one another!
We enjoyed a dance lesson and music and are excited for these every week!
Next week we will continue with ‘Starry night’ and will be reading the story ‘Can’t you sleep little bear?’
Well done, Gruffalos!
Week beginning 04/01/23
We have had a fantastic first week back after Christmas and have got stuck straight back into school and our new topic ‘Starry night’. This week we have learned all about nocturnal animals, comparing day and night time, how we can see in the daytime and what helps us see at night time. We can’t wait to explore this further!
We have loved exploring our classroom provision this week. We have had fun making nocturnal shadow puppets, writing the names of nocturnal animals, creating clocks, and using fishing nets to find the numbers in our water tray that we have been learning this week. In Literacy this week we have read the story ‘Peace at last’, we used our talking partners to answer questions about the book and discussed why Mr Bear found it so difficult to fall asleep, we spoke about what we do when we find it tricky to get to sleep. In Maths this week we have looked at comparing numbers to 5, we have looked a dot plates and dominoes with up to 5 dots and worked out which dot plate has more or less, and how many more or less. We have also built towers with our friends and compared the towers to see whose tower is bigger or smaller. Next week in Maths we are learning about Mass.
Next week we will continue with ‘Starry night’ and will be reading the story ‘Owl babies’.
Well done, Gruffalo's!