This week we had our our Entry point Introducing our new topic for LB2 FOOD. We made a Food pyramid putting food in the right groups and tasted food such as fruits, vegetables, meat, sweets, dairy products,grains and cereals. We also used the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and made a giant caterpillar, sticking on the food he ate through the week.
In Maths we sorted food, 2D shapes and used some caterpillar pictures to compare and sequence lengths using play dough.
In literacy we shared the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and drew different foods the caterpillar eat through the week.
Our learning went to infinity and beyond this week as we explored the world of being astronauts. This included how they eat, sleep and wash in space. An astronaut training course to get us fit and ready for our first mission. We even listened to stories read by real life astronauts in space. We have been REALLY enjoying the space topic and we are learning many things such as names of planets and different space equipment.
Hopefully they are sharing this new knowledge at home with you and your family.
This week we have been focusing on 3D shapes and elements of each shape. Cube, cone, sphere, cylinder and pyramid are the mains names we have learned. The children have been using descriptive words to describe each shape such as 'a cube has 6 sides, 8 corners and it uses the square shape. On top of 3D shapes, they have been looking at ordinal numbers and completing a pattern.
To start off the week we revised the sounds covered before the holidays (s,a,t,i,p,n,m,d,o,g).
This week we covered the letter sound c and the three letters that make that sound - curly c, kicking k and ck digraph. We add a bit of fun to our phonics and we made and decorated yummy cupcakes. The learners have also been working on high frequency words like 'the'' and 'to' this week.
Maybe your child can find these sounds or words in the books you read together.