10th May 2019

Traditional tales – Jack and the beanstalk

This week we have been:

Reading the traditional tale ‘Jack and the beanstalk’. We enjoyed listening to the story and had fun re-telling the story using puppets and masks. We have also learnt a song that also tells the story. We used the story to help us learn about how things grow. We have been looking closely at our class beanstalks, planting our own seeds and bulbs, making beanstalks using cubes and explored how to plant seeds and bulbs in the water tray. We know that plants need soil, water, sun and time. We are going to help our plants grow and watch what happens to them.

In phonics this week we been learning:

  • e – cut through the egg and scoop around.
  • l – down the long leg.

In maths this week we have been investigating height and thinking about how tall our beanstalks and cube towers are. We have been comparing and using taller and shorter to describe them.

In RE this week we read another story from the bible, ‘Feeding many people’.  Jesus made 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread feed 5000 people! We also made a small amount of bread feed the whole class and we had bread left over! We think Jesus is very special and kind and we like sharing too.

In PE this week we have started practising for our class assembly, please come and see me if you have any questions.

Next week we will be:

  • Continuing traditional tales, reading stories with the 3 bears, the 3 pigs and the 3 billy goats.
  • Learning the sounds h and sh.
  • Re-visiting 2D shape.
  • Re-visiting Noah’s ark.

How you can help at home:

  • Continue name writing.
  • Continue recognising numbers the children can see around them.
  • Counting and measuring activities, using footsteps.
  • Share some of the traditional tales from above by reading stories or exploring them on YouTube.

Messages home:

  • As you are aware we are happy to send home reading books as often as you would like, all we ask is that you take care and look after the books along with your child’s yellow reading record. We will ask for a small donation for any books that have been lost or damaged.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne.

Mrs Lowe and Mrs Bruno.