Lost & Found By Oliver Jeffers (World Book Day Book)
Tested a boat to see if it floats.
"It's cold, snowy and icy at the South Pole."
"Penguins have to have eyes."
"I made a boat." "This is the flag."
"I put an engine in it."
"Penguins live in the cold"
"I made it all by myself."
"Snow for the penguins."
"Can I have a pipe cleaner for my umbrella?"
Our Trip to Rare Breeds Centre
In Term 4 we will be covering the books, 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers for world book day and then the traditional tale 'Three Billy Goats Gruff'. Home learning for these are now available.
Term 3 Winter Home Learning examples:
Children used their Dear Farm plans to write their own story:
In maths children have been learning about 3D shapes (sphere, cone, cube, cuboid, pyramid, cylinder) and their properties. They loved finding objects around the school and naming the 3D shape.
Challenge: think of a name for the new chickens. Write it in your home learning book!
In maths children have been exploring weighing with balance scales and using the language heaviest. lightest and balance. They have used scales to weigh the correct amount of food to feed the chickens.
Scrambled Eggs & Bread Rolls
We have been learning the story Dear Zoo and planning our own story called Dear Farm. Here are some planning examples:
The children investigated the snow and played safely outside. 'We made a snowman' 'It's snowing'. Children worked together to build snowmen finding natural materials for eyes, nose, buttons and arms.
Mrs Mount's chickens came into school to visit the children and teach them some facts about chickens and how to look after them.
Here are some photos of the children visiting Whitfield Village Hall Farmers Market. Children found different products for sale and could name them.
We have been learning about the story 'Chicken Licken'. The children have really enjoyed making up their own rhyming words for different animals, which has been the focus for writing.
In maths we have been doubling amounts. The children have been exploring doubling using farm animals.
"Double 4 pigs is 8 pigs altogether."
"Double 4 is 8"
"There are 4 pigs in a barn and 4 pigs outside. There are 8 pigs altogether."
Forest School Sawing Wood
During term 3 children will be visiting the Village Hall Farmers Market in small groups.
Making a Pizza
Reception Christmas Party
Christmas Jumper Day!
Here are some examples of 'Home Learning Tasks' completed in term 2. Thank you to everyone for supporting your child's learning.
Thank you to all parents who could attend our Christmas Craft morning. Here are some photos:
In phonics the children have learnt the diagraphs ch, sh, th, ng, ai and ee. In maths the children have been learning about adding (finding the total), How many do we have altogether? In literacy children have been learning about the story 'Stickman'.
We have now started learning the songs for our Christmas Nativity.
Now that it is getting colder, please ensure that your child has warm clothes for outside play at lunchtimes. Every item needs to have your child's name written inside.
Christmas Craft morning on Tuesday 4th December starting at 9:00 till 11:00.
Reception Christmas Nativity on Monday 17th December, doors to the school hall open at 9:10.
Christmas Mince Pies
Using Our Sport Area
Our New Garden
The children have been creating a new garden by digging holes for stepping stones and planting fruit trees and shrubs. They have been learning about worms and how to be gentle, how to use equipment safely, the parts of a plant/tree, changes that happen to trees and plants, noticing shapes in everyday life, filling buckets with soil and comparing the weight of them.
Thank you to all the parents who attended the 'Reading and Phonics workshop'.
Autumn Colour Painting
New home learning tasks are now available for term 2! Remember to have fun and record WOW moments in your books.
Here are some excellent examples of 'Home Learning Tasks' completed last term. Thank you to everyone for your support. We have learnt some lovely things about the children.
Forest School Photos
Children have loved making toast and trying different jams. They have made wobbly jelly to share and peeled carrots.
During phonics we have been teaching children how to form letters correctly when writing. See the 'Home Learning' section to see how to form letters with your child.