This week we have been continuing to explore and find out information about Under the Sea. We watched video clips and read information books on the creatures. We also looked at video clips of beautiful and colourful corals underneath the sea.
In art and craft we made sea turtles using paper plates, jelly fish and starfish. We then created a whole class Under the Sea scene to display. We enjoyed this very much!
Next week we will continuing to explore water topic and our learners will be focusing on water transport.
In literacy we have been listening to the sounds in the environment and playing games on the Interactive white board listening and recognising animal sounds and instrument sounds.
We have been practising making marks - drawing sea animals, shapes and faces. We had so much fun drawing with big chalk on the floor in the outdoor play area.
This week in maths we continued to count 0-9, 10-20 with number songs and rhymes. We used large number mats to play a cooperative structure game: line up . We also played corners moving in different actions onto shapes and numbers.
Our second week of sea animals was just as fun as the first week. The learners made mini oceans out of paper plates, sun catcher oceans on VERY sticky paper and enjoyed learning more names of creatures that live in the sea. To end the sea animal topic the learners explored measuring ingredients, mixing and rolling dough to make yummy starfish cookies. On Friday they will decorate them and enjoy them after swimming. Continuing our water topic next week the learners will be focusing on water transport.
It was a very exciting week for the reception learners as they started on their letter sound program. They learnt two sounds "s" and "a". Together we thought about different words that start with these sounds and practised writing them in the air and on the carpet.
Ask your little learner about what words start with either s or a. Can they find these letters in books, signs or labels?
With the help of some under the sea shells the learners were practising ordering from biggest to smallest. In our maths session we also looked at more and less. The learners continued to practise number formation and ordering from 1-10 and 1-20.
Please remember to pack your child's PE uniform in their bags on Tuesday. We are focusing on getting them to change independently. The learners should not be wearing their uniform to school on this day, they will change after lunch ready for PE at 12:30.