We have had a great first week back in Beech class. It was lovely to hear about all of the Halloween activities you all got up too and the fireworks that you had all seen. Was great to share the excitement with the children.
In phonics this week we have been busy recapping the sounds that we know and have really emphasised on the segmenting and blending process. Please encourage your child to blend at home. The children all need to be reading their decodable books 3x a week at home and it needs to be jotted down in their reading diary by an adult or an older sibling. Once it’s been read 3x we can swap it for them.
Maths has been circles and triangles. We have been on a circle and triangle hunt in our outdoor area. We had a go at making our own art based on Wassily Kandinsky. We then moved onto looking at positional language. We took some teddies out around the classroom. We put them over the table, under the chair, next to the bin, near the door and behind each other and in front of the door. Please encourage to use this language with your children.
We have been super busy in the afternoons, we have looked at Makaton symbols and how to communicate with children who do not use the language we do. We have looked at what clothes to wear in the Autumn and how to keep warm now the weather is changing. We also had a long chat about how the nights get darker earlier. We started our new music block about Traditional Tales, we have even started to use musical instruments.
In honour of Remembrance Day, we read the story “Where the Poppies Now Grow”. We talked about how the poppies now grow on the fields of Flanders in France and Belgium where the war once battled. We then made our own collage poppies that we have turned into a lovely display in our hallway.
Congratulations to Dominic, who is our Golden Certificate winner this week. Dominic has made some fantastic choices this week, has been trying so hard to segment and blend his words and has been doing some great work in English and Maths. Well done, Dominic 😁.
The first week of December will be the week that we do our Christmas Nativity play. We will be sending out role lists and things we may need next week. Thanks for your support.
Have a lovely weekend. See you on Monday morning.
Miss Shadbolt, Mrs Kenny and Mrs Millichamp.