We have had a fun week in Drawing Club watching an old animation of Popeye and watching Bluto playing tricks on him. The children drew some great pictures of Popeye, the spinach factory where they thought he got his spinach from, something that was too heavy for him to lift and then a great disguise for Bluto so he could sneak up on Popeye. It’s been wonderful hearing them use the new vocabulary we have introduced and listening to their brilliant ideas. Also, seeing their pencil control improve alongside their confidence to begin writing letters and numbers in their secret passwords and passcodes. Here are just a few of the brill pictures from earlier this week.
You will be able to see their drawings next week when you come in for your parent’s evening consultation as their book will be available for you to look at either before or after your appointment. There will also be a class Drawing Club book for you to find out a little more about Drawing Club and see some of what we have been doing over the last three weeks since it started.
To end the week we have embarked on another adventure through Helicopter Stories, where the children tell a story, I scribe for them and they act it out on our ‘stage’. It was only our first session today so to introduce it we used some other children’s stories first and then some children from our class told me a short story that we acted out. I can’t wait to see what stories we get next week and will aim to share some videos on Tapestry next time for you to enjoy.
Thank you for the parents who have come to the phonics sessions I put on earlier this week and for the responses to the next one on Tuesday at 2:30pm. I will be putting on a further session on the first Wednesday back (2nd November) at 3:30pm for anyone who his not able to make the Tuesday one.
The children have the four new sounds we have learnt this week in their sound bags and have all had their reading books changed today. Just a reminder that we ask for them to be read AT LEAST twice before they are changed, especially as they start to read books with words, to help develop their fluency and comprehension. In the back of their reading records they now have their logins for their school Teach Your Monster to Read account. I am aware that some children have started playing on their own accounts already but if they could play on the school one it means I can see how they are getting on and if there are any sounds they are struggling with. It is really important that they do not go past the sounds we are learning each week as we learn to blend and introduce tricky words. The game is for consolidation and should only be played for 5-10 minutes a day.
For other useful maths and literacy resources, as well as lots of other useful information about our class, remember to check our Beech Class Information page
Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday and Tuesday at parent’s evening.
Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Jones, Mrs Kenny & Mrs Evason