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Welcome to Otter Class!

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Miss Morinan (Class teacher)

Supported by Mrs Watson & Miss Smitherman

This week we have started a new book, 'Funnybones'. The children have been learning to retell the story fluently as a class, in pairs and independently. We have been learning actions to help us and have also been sequencing picture cards to help us remember the main parts of the story.
Today we have been discussing the changing of seasons and how we can look at the weather and nature around us to show how summer changes into autumn. We have looked at photos of autumn trees and discussed the changing colours of the leaves. The class have created their own autumn tree with tissue paper.
In Maths this week we have been working on counting and recognising numbers 0-20. We have completed a range of activities using numicon, counters, multilink and matching cards and begun to write numbers 11-20.
This week in Literacy we have created our own plasticine monsters. We have been describing them to each other verbally and have begun to try to write simple sentences about our monster.

In Maths this week, we having been focusing on number formation from 0-10. Children have completed a range of activities such as chalking and water painting the numbers on the playground, creating rainbow numbers with pencils and pom poms and finger painting over the numbers. They have also been learning rhymes to help them remember how to correctly form each number (link below).


In Literacy, we have started reading the book 'The Colour Monster'. We have been exploring the different emotions within the book such as feeling happy, sad, worried, loved, etc. Today, we were focusing on how we can keep calm and relax and have enjoyed making mindfulness jars!