Our topic this half term is called 'Once Upon a Time'.
We will be reading traditional tales. We will choose a different story each week and base our learning around that story. Check this page each week to see what we have been getting up to.
This week we really enjoyed our Easter Bonnet parade. We loved learning the songs and everyone looked amazing in their bonnets. Thank you to all of the grown-ups at home for helping the children create their fabulous bonnets and for coming to the parade. We even had a visit from the Easter Bunny.
This week our story has been the Three Little Pigs. We enjoyed making houses from straw, sticks and bricks. We discovered that bricks made a better house because the bricks can stick together with cement. In maths we looked at 3D shapes and talked about the names and properties and tried to guess which shape had made the print. In phonics our new di-graphs were oo (short u) and long oo. We really enjoyed going on a spring hunt and looking for signs of spring outside. We found flowers, birds, blossom and buds.
This week our story has been Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We enjoyed listening to the story and we wrote sentences to describe Goldilocks. We have been very good at this.
In Maths we have been learning number bonds to 10 and all week we have been looking at the number pairs that go together to make 10. Our new phonics sounds have been igh and oa.
We enjoyed getting messy making cards to say thank you to someone special in our lives.
Week 3 - This week our story has been Jack and the Beanstalk.
In literacy we read instructions and planted our own beanstalks and then had a go at writing instructions for someone else to use. In maths learnt about length. We ordered playdoh snakes by size and had a go at making snakes that were either longer or shorter than the one Mrs Joesbury made. We were detectives and helped the police by solving a crime by measuring different footprints. We were looking for a footprint that was 7 cubes long. We were great at this!
In phonics our new di-graphs were ai and ee.
This week our learning was based around the Gingerbread Man. We enjoyed re-telling the story and decorating our own Gingerbread men. We managed to eat them before they ran away! We enjoyed making a bridge for the gingerbread man to cross the river so that the fox didn't eat him.
In maths we learned about the numbers 9 and 10. We looked at them on a 10 frame, put numbers to 10 into the correct order and learned 1 less than 10. In phonics we learnt the di-graphs th and ng.
We had fun at Forest Schools, playing games and building houses for the three pigs to live in. We got very muddy!
This week our learning has been based around the story The Little Red Hen. We enjoyed re-telling the story and writing sentences about the little red hen and we had a go at spreading bread for snack time.
We tried different kinds of bread like pitta, brioche and foccacia and baked our own soda bread loaf. This was lots of fun and the bread was delicious!
In maths we have been learning about addition and we enjoyed playing a bingo game where we rolled two dice, added the numbers together and marked the number off our board. In phonics we have begun to learn di-graphs. These are two letter sounds. We have done ch and sh so far.