This week was our ‘week to wow’ so we have been focusing on the animal kingdom. We had some amazing Maths using Venn diagrams to show different species and categories of animals, we also used animals to represent whole numbers using our part part whole method. As well as this, we have been creating some hedgehogs our of our amazing autumnal leaves we have been collecting from the playground. Alongside all of this we have also had a real focus on planet pollution, therefore we made a sea creature out of all recycling to enter a whole school competition. We even managed to squeeze in a quick visit from the Wellingborough Firemen who spoke about animal rescue and what they have to deal with on a regular basis.
This is our fourth week at school, and we have been learning the text map ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’ 🐻. Some of the children have even started making their own text maps. We have been writing letters to the bears to say sorry, playing with porridge and experimenting with the texture and we have also done our first welly work session. We looked at natural objects and their properties and organising them, due to the beds in the text map being too hard and soft. Not to mention some fine motor skills work sorting and threading our bears.
For our third full week at school, we have learnt our second text map of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We have been painting and decorating our own gingerbread men this week. We have also been making some out of playdough and cooking them before selling them in our gingerbread man shop. In our maths we have been looking at specific numbers and creating bar model and being curious at new ways of making the same number and I must tell you, we were absolutely magnificent!
This week we have been learning the story map of the three little pigs, as our first talk for writing unit. The children will be sent home this story map at the end of the week in case you want to learn too! We have been retelling the story in the puppet theatre, making houses out of different materials and seeing which could survive against the big bad wolf! We have also been making pictures of the pigs as well as making them new homes in our outdoor area. We have had lots of fun and we hope you have enjoyed seeing this on tapestry too.
For our first week at school we have been looking at writing our names, as well as number recognition. The children have already wowed us! We have also had a tour of the school, had our first experiences on the big playground and also have been beautifully behaved in the hall st lunchtime. The children have started getting changed for P.E now and we are really promoting their independence to get dressed themselves.
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