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As our topic this term is ‘People Who Help Us’ we were lucky enough to have a visit from a real Policeman! He told us all about his job and the tools and equipment he uses. We were able to ask some questions of our own! We looked at a variety of Emergency Vehicles and made some using the junk modelling. We looked at the uniforms they wear in the Emergency Services and designed some of our own; we decided that the uniforms should be bright so that the people we were helping would be able to see us. As we mastered doubling last week we were given the challenge of halving with many of us working just like Grey Mouse.
What a sunny week we’ve had exploring our outside area; we had messy fun in the soil investigating natural objects, blowing bubbles and mark making in the flour! Apple class shared what they had been doing in their class; with some magnificent French and a whirlwind of weather with the re-telling of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. We have been using the IPad’s to read stories and have been using our adding skills to double the numbers.
This week we have been celebrating many cultures and have been looking at the similarities and differences through story books. We read ‘The Runaway Pancake’/’The Runaway Chapatti’ and ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’/’We’re Going on a Lion Hunt’.
Madame Annis helped us to make our own French book and we enjoyed our French breakfast of Pain au chocolat, Brioche and Croissants with ham, cheese or jam. We had an insight into African drumming and Hungarian music.
We were lucky enough to go on a REAL Bear Hunt at Aboyne Lodge School.
The children were excited to share their news from the half term holidays and enjoyed becoming reporters and news readers. We have been ‘amazing adders’ and have been taking the grey mouse challenge, using different resources to support us and recording our results in a variety of ways. We have been observing the planters on the playground and have been talking about how to care for living things and what plants need to grow. We used our observation skills to look closely at a range of flowers and talked about the similarities and differences; including colours, shapes and textures.
Here’s our Eco Rap that we performed in assembly today accompanied by our instruments!
Saving our planet is really cool,
You should start by walking to school.
Reduce, Recycle, re-use,
It’s always in the news!
It’s not hard to recycle card.
Bottles, paper, jars and cans,
Leave them out for the recycling vans.
Eco week is really neat,
Let’s all join the ECO BEAT!
It’s been a treat and really neat, learning during Eco week! Jump along and have some fun! Join our Eco beat!
Check out our really cool School!
The children have been really excited to share their ice creations. We’ve had lots of talk about how we made our ice creation, who helped us and what we put inside it. We made our own ice cubes and then wrote the instructions of how to make them. We also made an information map to show the process of making ice. We have been observing the effects of heat on the ice and have been using the thermometer to measure the temperature of the ice. We have been using sound buttons to identify the different sounds in words. Maybe something for you to do at home; think of a word, write it and draw the sound buttons underneath. Talk a sentence using the word.
We have been linking our Maths and Music this week by composing and performing repeating patterns with the musical instruments. We recorded our pattern in a variety of ways. We looked at the materials of the instruments and wrote sentences to describe them.
We have been doing ‘terrific take aways’ using a range of resources to help us with our understanding of subtraction.
We have been using our story maps that we did at the weekend to support our sentence writing. We were able to include last week’s learning by including time connectives in our work.
We have really enjoyed finding out about the Journey of a letter with the help of ‘ Lenny the Letter’ . Ask the children about what happened to Lenny? We have been talking about sequencing the events of our day and have been using the language of time: first, next, then, finally. We’ve been making Storymaps to show the Journey of Lenny the Letter. Perhaps the children could draw a Storymap to show what they’ve been doing at the weekend. We’ve had great fun working practically solving take-away problems in maths and recording our findings. Ask the children to show you what they’ve been learning. Try some at home! Mini Kickers was great and we were learning how to control the ball and sang a number song whilst being active!
This week we have been developing our Mathematical thinking to estimate, balance and compare the weight of different objects, we had to check our estimate by counting how many objects we used and then we recorded our findings.
We wrote a letter to Mrs Goddard about what we like to do at school and looked at the schools address to write on the envelope. We used our phonics and tricky words and sentence reminder cards to make sure that we had used capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
We have used the IPad’s to support our learning and we have been involved in setting up our outside area.
What a happy return to school we’ve had! This week our new topic People who help us has created excitement in our Post Office role-play areas. We’ve enjoyed the Jolly Postman story, designed stamps and wrapped parcels. We’ve been learning our letter names and have been singing the alphabet song to help us. Madame Annis came and taught us French; we are learning greetings, counting and the colours red, blue and white.