Activity to do at home: Sorting by category at home - cutlery, laundry, toys. Whilst your child is doing this please discuss with them what characteristics are the same and different.
Week beginning 5th October
Our letter sounds of the week are c,k,u,b,f. The children are making words using magnetic letters with the letter sounds from previous weeks - m,a,s,d,t, i.n.p.g.o Words include, dog, bin, man, pin, mat, dot.
In Maths the children are continuing to explore and consolidate numbers 1-5. The focus is on counting objects 1:1, recognising numbers and beginning to identify patterns by noticing what is the same or different. The children are focussing on numbers 4 and 5 in particular.
Our story of the week is We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. This story was chosen for its repetition and children are encouraged to join in and order the story using pictures.
The children are making a paper plate bear.
In PE the children are developing ball skills.
In RE the children are learning Jesus stories from the Bible. They are being prompted to think about the kindness of Jesus and the importance of God's love.
The children listened to music from our composer of the month Edgar Elgar.
Key vocabulary: over, under, through, swishy grass, squelchy mud, dark forest, deep water, swirling snow, gloomy cave.
Week beginning: Monday 28th September
Our letter sounds of the week are i,n,p,g,o. The children are also making words using magnetic letters with the letter sounds from last week - m,a,s,d,t. Words include, mat, sat, sad, dad, at, an.
In Maths the children are continuing to explore and consolidate numbers 1-5. The focus is on counting objects 1:1, recognising numbers and beginning to identify patterns by noticing what is the same or different.
Our story of the week is Peace at Last by Jill Murphy. We will use this story to open discussion about our families and notice that we are all different and special. We are also reading The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman which demonstrates the many ways that families are different.
We are making collages of our home.
We are listening to music that we like at home.
We are building homes out of Lego and blocks.
In PE the children are enjoying team games to encourage friendship and co-operation.
In RE the children continue to learn about Jesus and think about what kind of king Jesus might have been.
Our ISingPop assemblies are based around building resilience, strength and courage through God.
Activity to do at home: Write your name and then put a 1p coin on each letter. How much is your name worth?
This week we begin our two week topic 'Ourselves and our Families'. Our activities are based around the books Do You Like (group reader) and It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr.
Share their family pictures at circle time
Draw and label a family picture
Practise name writing
Learn the letter sounds m, a, s, d, t and how to write them correctly
Decorate their name using finger painting
Learn the numbers 1-5 and learn how to count objects carefully, one at a time
Make paper dolls
Play parachute games and learn different warm up games in PE
Listen to the weekly whole school assembly based on the story 'Have You Filled a Bucket Today' by Carol McCloud
Bucket-filling is a term used in education to refer to positive attitudes and behaviour. It relies on the analogy that every person carries with them an invisible bucket. This bucket contains a person's feelings and emotions. When the bucket is full, this represents us feeling happy and contented. However, when it is empty, we feel low, upset and dissatisfied. Bucket-fillers are those who act in a way that fills another person's bucket and refers to those who practise kindness and good behaviour.
Listen to music by our Composer of the Month - Handel
Learn about the Kingdom of God and why Jesus is a good King. We are learning about what makes a good ruler by reading Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
Listen to the ISingPop assembly of the week - Resilience (Do Not Be Afraid) based around the Old Testament story of Daniel and the Lions
Activity to do at home: Be a bucket a filler - fill someone's 'bucket' with acts of kindness.