This week we have been authors and illustrators and created another page of our book “Not Last Night But The Night Before”. We have created our own class book and they are also displayed on our Proud Cloud in the cloakroom.
We have in groups help create some Great Fire of London artwork as well.
This week we have had the pleasure of listening to Tom McLaughlin who read and told us about the books he has written and illustrated. He inspired us to do our own drawings.
In Literacy we have been acting out our story and videoing ourselves and realising the role of the camera person to keep it steady and directed at the person! We have also thought about other characters who could appear on our page of the book and how they might come through the door. This created some fabulous language.
Wednesday and Thursday saw us peeling and cutting apples in preparation for making apple crumble to sell after school on Thursday. Every child made one to sell. The money raised will go towards getting a defibrillator at school. Thanks to Mrs Guymer for helping us.
This week we have started looking at the book “Vlad and the Great Fire of London” and have been looking at what a front cover tells us. We have also started drawing pictures to retell the story of “Not Last Night and The Night Before”.
In phonics we have been looking at the sounds “sh” and “wh” and the children are getting more confident on spotting digraph and trigraph in words and segmenting and blending words.
In maths we are still looking at numbers 0-20 and how they are represented. This week we have been exploring arrow cards and looking in particular at how the numbers 10-20 are made.
We have fun using our new water play area this week and trying to pick up conkers with tweezers was funny!
Wow! What a fantastic Harvest Festival and weren’t Class 1 and 2 great with their Big Blue Tractor song.
This week we have been continuing to look at numbers 1-20 and building these numbers with dienes and thinking how many tens and ones make these numbers.
We have been learning more actions to go with our book “Not Last Night But The Night Before” and the children are getting better at spotting the rhyming words.
The children may have started telling you about The Great Fire Of London. We have watched (several times!!!) a clip called Magic Grandad and The Great Fire. They thought it very strange that Samuel Pepys buried his cheese, wine and diaries in his garden.
The children and staff have had a lovely few days exploring the classroom, getting to know where things are and getting to know each other. They have been showing us some of the things in their bags collected over the summer and have labelled some and written about a time in the holiday. The children were all proud of their work and it is now on the Proud Cloud wall in the cloakroom. We have been starting to look at a Number of the Day and so far explored 9 and 28. They have had a chance to explore our small outside learning area and have a go in our Pudding Lane Bakery. On Friday we had great fun doing parachute games in the hall.
We welcome Mrs Edwards who is training to be a teacher with Class Two this year. She is working with Mrs Slater and Miss Graves and the teaching team.