Our first full week has flown by, reading the story “Kipper’s Snowy Day” by Mick Inkpen and drawing and writing about our favourite part.
In phonics we have learnt four new sounds ‘ai’ like rain, ‘ee’ like ‘sheep’, ‘igh’ like light and ‘oa’ like goat. The children have been working on their blending skills by sounding out each word before blending to read it then reading the word again to build up their fluency.
In Maths we have learned about zero and have been learning to represent numbers to 5 in lots of different ways as well as recalling the different ways to partition each one.
As part of our learning about What is Cold we have been talking about the seasons and how the weather and environment change during winter. We have talked about our own feelings about and experiences of snow and enjoyed exploring the ‘snow’ in class, making prints like Kipper from the story with the people and animals.
We have also been talking about where we live and looked at maps of the UK and the world, identifying the coldest parts of the planet and learning about some of the creatures who live there.
Just a little reminder that PE is on MONDAY and FRIDAY until February half term so children should come to school wearing suitable kit please. Please also remember they should have their book bags and reading records in school every day. If they are missing anything please let us know and we can arrange to replace them. It is so important that children are practicing their reading skills daily so they can become confident, fluent readers.
Have a lovely weekend,
See you Monday.
Miss Jones & Mrs Kenny