24th May 2019

Traditional tales – The enormous turnip

This week we have been:

Reading a story called  ‘The enormous turnip’. The old lady and old man loved turnips so they planted turnip seeds. One of the seeds grew so big it was tricky to get out of the ground! With lots of help and team work they managed to pull it out from the ground. We have enjoyed telling the story in the sand tray.

In phonics this week we have been learning:

  • r – down his body, curl his arm.
  • j – down his body, curl, dot for his head.
  • We have also re-visited rhyming words in stories.

In maths this this week we have been learning about 3D shapes. We looked at the 3D shapes and noticed they were made from 2D shapes. We used shape nets to build 3D shapes, and used the large and small polydron to build our own 3D shapes.

In RE this week we celebrated ‘St Constantine and St Helen’. We used a story to help us understand who they were and why we celebrate them, we then went on a cross hunt in our classroom.

In science this week we explored forces using ‘The enormous turnip’. We used different textured boards to roll turnips and balls on, we were experimenting which surface would make the turnip and ball move quickest once it was pulled out.

Next week is arts week, we will be:

  • Exploring art using the story ‘Chicken licken’.
  • Focusing on dots and circles and creating pieces of art.
  • Learning about the ‘The Ascension’.

How you can help at home:

  • Continue name writing.
  • Continue recognising numbers the children can see around them.
  • Talk about 2D and 3D shapes you can see at home.
  • Share some of the traditional tales from above by reading stories or exploring them on YouTube.

Messages home:

  • Please ensure the children have a coat with them while they are at school, you can leave them in school on the children’s pegs if you prefer.
  • Please bring the children’s costumes to school as soon as you can so we can ensure we have everything for the assembly. We look forward to seeing you there, Friday 31st May.

Thank you you for you continued support, Mrs Herne.

Mrs Bruno and Mrs Lowe.