This week we have been revising all the animals that we have been learning throughout the learning block. We explored Tuff spot tray activities such as: Arctic and Antarctic animals in the snow, African animals in the soil, leaves and branches. We also drew our favourite animals from around the world.
For our Exit Point, we enjoyed playing with small world animal toys. We loved sharing our knowledge and understanding through information books and pictures. We also explored a large world map to find out the continents and which animal lives in which continent.
This week in maths we have been revising our counting skills and number recognition. We have also been practising to form recognisable numbers. We enjoyed counting number games using the interactive whiteboard. We had fun revising 2D shapes through playing cooperative structure games such as Showdown and Mix-pair-share.
This week we have been revising all the Phase One seven aspects. We practised learning environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body percussion, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds and oral blending and segmenting
Who's that trip trapping over my bridge? Our fairy tale this week was the Three Billy Goats Gruff. The learners enjoyed our small world play where they built a bridge for the goats and pretended to be the big, mean troll underneath. The learners also thought about different ways for the goats to get across the river, such as: jumping, building their own bridge, putting down large stones and making a boat.
This week RH have been getting ready to say goodbye to some special people by making cards for learners and Learning Facilitators who are leaving iCAN this year.
As part of their transition into Year 1, all the learners worked in their table teams to make a bridge for the goats. Together they planned and designed their bridge, chose the materials and constructed it together.
Our story this week led us onto positional language: where an object is. We looked at where the bear was in relation to the cup e.g. inside the cup, on the cup, beside the cup, in between the cup and the ball. We linked this back to our story by looking at where the goats go (they go over the bridge and stand on the bridge) and where the troll is in the story (he is under the bridge).
All groups revised their letter sounds and tricky words this week. They did so using a variety of games, songs and written activities.
Please note that reading bags will stay in school from next Monday. Reading will still take place next week.