25th January 2019

Transport – On the land

This week we have been:

Learnng about different modes of transport you would find on the land. We read ‘The train ride’ and discussed all the different things we might see out of the window when we are travelling on a train. Some of us drew pictures and wrote about what we might see. We have been building train tracks outside, using road transport inside, listening to sounds different land transport makes and we have been counting how many passengers will fit into a train carriage. 

In phonics this week we have been learning about alliteration. We have been thinking about words that have the same sound. For example, socks/snakes/sausages, fish/feet/frog, dog/door/dinosaur.  We have been using songs to help us. 

In RE this week we learnt the next part of the creation story. So far we have learnt about how God made the sky and the land. Next week we will be finishing the story, learning about how God made the water and adding the people and the animals. 

This week we also introduced magnets to the children. We explored magnets that we use everyday (fridge magnets/play trains/fishing rods) and then explored a range of materials and the classroom. We are using magnetic, non magnetic, attrack, repel, stick and not stick to help us explain what we have found out. We have also enjoyed using the fishing rods in the water tray to find numbers to 10.

Next week we will be:

  • Thinking about different modes of transport in the water.
  • Counting to 10, using a story to help us.
  • Making our own boats and testing them.
  • How God made water and everything in the water.
  • Learning about and celebrating the Three Hierarchs.
  • Thinking about positions, under/on.

How you can help at home:

  • Continue name writing.
  • Continue number formation, 1-10.
  • Please talk about 2D shapes that you see around you including, circles/rectangles/squares/triangles/diamonds/semi-circles/stars/ovals/moons.

As you may have noticed the homework, reading and proud cloud baskets will now be with Mrs Bruno on the carpet area, please use the baskets as normal and keep the proud clouds coming in.

We are also trying to encourage the children to be as independent as possible, please encourage the children to find their own name when they come in and to put their own coat and bag away.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne.

Mrs Lowe and Mrs Bruno.