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In Literacy this week we have continued to explore different types of post. We explored the different types of post in the story ‘The Jolly Postman’. We used this to help us write letters and post cards.
In Maths we have been learning about odd and even numbers. We have used sorting objects to discover sharing equally and finding odd amounts in quantities.
We have been completing programmes using the IPad to strengthen our fine motor skills and have been drawing using the IWB. We celebrated the start of Book Week on Friday by dressing up as our favourite book character and we are looking forward to reading our favourite books next Monday. Don’t forget to visit the Book Fair next week!
Wow! What an exciting beginning to the week; we walked into St Albans on the lookout for ‘People Who Help Us’. We found the bank, a Dentist, Estate Agents and then finally the Post Office. We watched the cashiers working, scanned the stamps and weighed a letter. We talked about the journey of a letter. We did an amazing piece of writing all about our trip. In Maths we looked at more or less; we counted how many objects we had and compared the amount to our partners. We were able to say who had more and who had less.
The children have come back to school taller and ready to learn! We introduced our new topic for this term, which is ‘People Who Help Us’. We looked at Non-Fiction books and compared them to Fiction books. We have been working with numbers and we have been sharing our news from the holidays. We enjoyed our first French lesson. If you or you know of anyone that would be willing to come in to speak to the children regarding a job that involves a public service please let the teachers know. Please keep revisiting the work we sent home and listening to the children’s beautiful reading.
We had a lovely time at the Pantomime watching ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We sang carols and enjoyed a yummy Christmas lunch. We have worked hard all term to earn the treat that we decided we wanted to work together to achieve. We hope you have a restful break and that the festivities are fun filled! We look forward to seeing you in 2015!
Well done to Reception for all singing beautifully and saying their words loudly during our Christmas Play ‘Whoops-A-Daisy-Angel’. We have been doing number work and have been sharing stories with our friends. We have been busy being creative just like the Elves in our story ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’.
We have been watching our class beanstalks grow; we have been measuring and recording the height of the beanstalk. In Maths we have been matching the quantity to the number and we have been writing number sentences. Our sounds this week have been: oi, ue, er, ar. We have been practising our Christmas Play; we are excited and ready to show the School and our families next week.
We have been reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We sequenced the story by making our own story maps. We have been recognising, ordering and writing our numbers. The sounds this week: sh, th, qu, ou. We have been practising our Christmas Play and we can’t wait to show our families what we have been doing!
We have been reading ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’. We have been sequencing the story and measuring the bears. We used blocks, cubes and rulers to measure, order and record the height of the bears. We made porridge and we had to decide what we wanted to put on top. We tasted the porridge and described the texture. The sounds this week have been: z, w, ng and v.