Investigations week

This week we have been:

Learning how to take care of the world, focusing on the sea and oceans. We have been exploring plastic and rubbish in the sea and what it can do for ocean life. We then decided to recycle the plastic items in our home and make models using them. We made a big boat together using all sorts of plastic materials and explored the sea in the water tray sorting rubbish from sea life.

In phonics this week we have been learning the sounds:

  • u – down, under, p and down to the puddle.
  • b – down the laces and around the foot.
  • f – down the flower and draw the leaves.

A big focus this week was maths. We read ‘One is a snail, ten is a crab’, a counting feet book. We extended our counting learning this week with counting to 100 in 10’s! In the story a crab has 10 legs so we added different amounts of crabs together to find our how many 10’s there were. We also took part in the penny challenge, thank you so much for your kind donations our penny line of coins measures 23 meters and 12 cm long. We have also been learning about the number 18 using number blocks.

In Re this week we finished learning about how God made the world and learnt about St Valentines day. We have been busy making cards for someone that we love.

After half-term we will be:

  • Learning about dinosaurs.
  • Re-visiting shape, thinking about the properties of each 2D shape.
  • Learning about clean Monday.
  • We will be starting to practice for our class assembly, please check the slip sent home for the children’s lines and date!

How you can help at home:

  • Continue name writing.
  • Explore counting activities with numbers to 20.
  • Practice the children’s lines for our class assembly.
  • Read non-fiction books with the children explaining that it is different from a story book. Show us what you have found out by drawing/writing in your home learning books.

Thank you for all your support so far this year and we hope you have a relaxing break, Mrs Herne,

Mrs Lowe and Mrs Bruno