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This week we have been learning about Arctic and Antarctic animals. We used non-fiction books and video clips to extend our knowledge of animals. We had fun observing and exploring animals around the world in our tuff spot tray, using a magnifying glass. We also enjoyed making penguins and sticking cotton wool on polar bears .
This week in phonics, we have been recapping Phase 1, Aspects 1-7. We continued practising body sounds and and 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.
In maths we are continuing to develop our counting skills and number recognition. We used pegs, objects and pom poms to practise our skills. We have also been learning to recognise 2D shapes through cooperative structure games.
We are continuing our Traditional Tales topic and learning all about The Three Little Pigs story. We have been very busy designing houses for the Little Pigs and we have been working in our teams to make a house made of straw, a house made of wood and a house made of bricks.
Which house do you think is the strongest?
We have also been learning to write sentences and wrote down what we thought the Big Bad Wolf would say and what the Pigs would say.
In Maths this week, we have been working very hard to count in 2s and 10s. We have had fun learning through songs, games and interactive counting activities.
Can you help us count in 2s and 10s at home?
In phonics - Ms. Niumai’s group have been recapping phase 2 phonics and have been learning diagraphs /oo/ and /ar/.
Ms. Gemma’s group are looking at phonemes /j/ and/v/. We found objects beginning with these letter sounds.
Ms. Vijaya’s group are looking at letter sounds /ear/ and /air/.
In guided reading we are trying to read in groups and discussing stories.
We have been practising to write in sentences by describing characters from traditional tales in our writing journals.
Do all cultures celebrate the same?