The children absolutely loved sharing their learning with you all.
All the learners did a great job at explaining and exploring their activities and we hope that you enjoyed it too!
This week we have been learning about Asian and African animals. We used non-fiction books and video clips to extend our knowledge of animals. We had fun observing and exploring animals from the continents of Asia and Africa. We enjoyed making paper plate jungle animals.
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 busy practising to write our name on sand, shaving foam and glitter.
In phonics, the younger learners have been recapping Phase 1, aspect 1-3. We focused on learning body sounds.
This week we continued using our super powers to add and take away; we have been learning these through songs, rhymes and games. We also continued counting and matching the correct quantity to its number. The learners have had fun using marbles, feathers and teddies to help them with the counting activity.
Run, run as fast as you can you cant catch me I am the gingerbread man! Our traditional tale for this week was The Gingerbread Man. The learners enjoyed using spiced play dough to design and make their own ginger people and spices to practise their writing. As a yummy treat, after our assembly, the learners made, decorated and (of course) ate their own gingerbread men.
This week, both classes also started working in their team tables as part of their transition to Year 1. The learners will be working in these teams for some activities over the next few weeks. Each learner has their own colour and special job during these activities and they are showing great cooperation and adaptability.
Reception classes have been continuing to cover doubling this week, along with addition and subtraction. Following on from doubling, will be halving which they will begin next week. Whilst making our gingerbread men, the learners used this hands-on experience to explore weight and measurement.
Ms. Niumai covered the ur ( as in burnt) and the ow ( as in town). They used these sounds to segment words, and then read some real and nonsense words. These learners also used the words up and big to write independent sentences.
Ms. Helen continued to learn the digraph sounds ee and ch this week.
Ms. Vijaya have also begun learning the digraph sounds sh and th. The learners are now practising to read and match words with these sounds in them.