This week we read the book ‘One Snowy Night’ by Nick Butterworth. The children had great fun making predictions earlier in the week about what might be coming up through the floorboards into Percy’s hut. I must admit, we were relieved to find it was just a mole rather than some of their larger (and scarier!) predictions! They also made a super job of writing labels and captions for Percy the Park Keeper.
In phonics this week we learned the sounds ‘oo’ (zoom to the moon), ‘oo’ (hook a book), ‘ar’ (March in the dark) and ‘or’ (born with a horn) and the tricky words was, you and they.
In maths we have been learning about one more and one less as well as developing our subitising skills. We have been practising recognising the smaller numbers within a number to work out how many are there altogether. E.g. I can see 3 and 1 so it must be 4. I can see 3 and 2. It’s 5.
During our topic sessions we have been looking at maps, including aerial maps and used Google earth to find school and share our journeys to school. Some children then drew maps of their journey to school, thinking about the significant features they pass on the way. The children have also enjoyed exploring ice and frozen characters, working out the best way to release them.
Next week I will be holding a phonics session for parents on Thursday morning at 9am, to share how the children learn to read with the Little Wandle Phonics Scheme and answer any questions you may have about supporting your child with reading at home. It would be great to see you there.
Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Jones & Mrs Kenny