In our phonics we have been revising sitting and listening skills as well as awareness of sounds in the environment and instruments.
We continued learning about and exploring water. This week we have been learning about Under the sea. We are learning about living things that are beneath the seas and oceans. We have been focusing on sea animals through the ‘Rainbow Fish’ story. Next week, we will dive deep down underwater and study the ocean life through slideshows, non-fiction books and role play! We are also going to strengthen our knowledge by discovering more sea creatures and plants as well. We enjoyed making a large fish pot and hand print fish. We had so much fun making star fish cookies.
In maths we have been making comparisons between quantities using coloured fish and other objects. We are already observing amounts and have been trying to categorise them using mathematical words such as ‘more’ and ‘a lot’. We're working on measuring sea creatures tall-short, long-short and big-small. We have also been learning to count numbers 0-9 through games and songs.
In Reception our topic for this Learning Block is Water. We continued to talk and discuss the importance of water and how to lessen the wastage.
This week we are learning about Under the Sea. We have been learning the names of the different animals and read many stories related to the sea animals like Commotion on the Ocean, Rainbow Fish and Sharing the Shell. We completed many art activities with sea animals.
This week in phonics we continue to tune into sounds, playing Phase 1 games and songs from Letters and Sounds such as Metal Mike, Bertha the Bus, Cross the River, Old MacDonald had a Farm and the Silly Soup Song.
Next week we will introduce phase 2 of our Letters and Sounds phonics program. We will be learning sounds ‘/s/ and /a/’ and will be looking at objects which have these initial sounds.
In maths we have been looking at measurements. We are learning lengths and sizes such as long, short, tall, big, little and small.We also used Tangram puzzle to make different sea animals.