5th October 2018

Ourselves/People who help us

This week we have been:

Learning how to look after ourselves and be healthy. We read ‘I don’t want to wash my hands’ and practiced washing our hands. We learnt that you need to wash your hands before we eat and drink, after we have used the toilet, after we have been playing outside and if we have been touching animals. Even if our hands look clean there could be germs on them that we can not see, this could make us sick. We then looked at people that will help us or our pets when we feel ill or when we are in pain. We spoke about doctors, nurses, paramedics, opticians, dentists and vets. We used our doctor roleplay to help us.

In phonics this week we continued listening to sounds that we hear around us. We played a game called the ‘listening bag’, we listened to Mrs Herne make sounds with different objects and then guessed what we thought it was. We have also been counting the syllables in our names and using our bodies to make the sounds. For example, Mrs Herne is ‘Miss-is-Herne’ it has 3 syllables.

In maths this week we sang five little ducks. We wrote numbers to 5 under the ducks and counted down as we sang the song. 

Here are some examples of the children’s maths learning this week.

In RE this week we celebrated St Cyprian’s day. We made cakes using the playdough and made a special flower for our family. Mrs Herne also gave us a flower to take home.

We have also been learning about the parts of our bodies. We had lots fun singing ‘heads, shoulders’  knees and toes’ in different speeds and pointing to different parts of our bodies.

Next week we will be:

  • Talking about ourselves and our families, thinking about things that we like.
  • In phonics we will continue listening to sounds we hear in the environment.
  • Learning about numbers to 10 using ’10 green bottles’.
  • Learning about Gods love for us.

How you can help at home:

  • Encourage the children to mark make in their green home learning books.
  • Sharing your child’s reading book with your child and recording something in your reading record.
  • Sharing and taking turns – Play some turn taking games that will encourage the children to share with others.


Wellies – If your child has a pair of wellies at home that they could use in school it would great if you could bring them in.

Home learning and reading books – please bring them in as much as you like, place them in the baskets as you come into the classroom.

Proud clouds – It would be great if you could share your experiences from home. Anything your child does that you are proud of, write it on a proud cloud, bring it in and we will celebrate them in class.

Parent consultations are going to take place on Monday 8th and Thursday 11th October 4:00pm-7:00pm, please ensure you book your appointment.

Thank you for your support, Mrs Herne.

Mrs Bruno and Mrs Lowe.