This week we have been learning about Australian animals. We used non-fiction books and video clips to extend our knowledge of animals in Australia, such as the kangaroo, koala bear, emu and wombat. We had fun observing and exploring animals around the world in our Tuff Spot tray, using a magnifying glass and books. In arts and crafts, we enjoyed making koala bear masks and 3D kangaroos with cardboard tubes. We also painted and drew pictures of Australian animals. We extended our knowledge of animals by sorting animals from around the world, on a large world map, using different continents.
This week we have been practising our counting skills and adding one digit numbers from 1-5, using number rhymes and songs.
We have also been looking at shapes in the environment.
Crickweb : Fish Tank
In phonics, we continued practising our letters and sounds in groups. We have been working hard on our initial sounds and blending three letter words through various games and activities. We have also been practising our rhyming words through various games and on the IWB games.
CAKE BAKE/Super Smoothie
We are having lots of fun with our Traditional Tales topic and this week we have been learning all about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have been very busy re-telling the story and discussing it. We have also been learning how to story sequence in the correct order and have been making Jack and the Beanstalk character masks. We have been designing and making A HUGE GIANT. We also were sorting out different beans according to their sizes on the Tuff Spot.
In phonics - Ms. Niumai’s group have been recapping phase 2 phonics and have been learning letter sounds.
Ms. Helen’s group is looking at the ow and ou digraph.
Ms. Vijaya’s group are learning /oo/ and /ar/ and the tricky words LOOK and DOWN.
We extended our phonic skills by writing descriptive sentences, and speech bubbles about: Jack, the giant, his mum and the bean seller.
In Maths this week, we have been recapping positional language within the story and also time using Bee-bots. We have also been using objects and flashcards to help us learn the positional language as well as using PowerPoint and games.
Looking forward to a lovely fun filled morning!
Hope to see you all!