Another week has flown by in Plum class! The children have done a fabulous job in our Nativity rehearsals again this week and we are raring to go for our dress rehearsal on Monday. Don't forget, if you are bringing younger siblings, please bring them along to this performance.
This week our topic work has centred around the story The Jolly Christmas Postman. As we all know, the job of a postal worker is vital, especially at Christmas. We thought carefully about this and considered what they need to do their job. Just as in the story, we noticed that postal workers deliver letters and parcels to many people. We realised that they might get lost and so maps are essential to help them get around. We knew we were heading to the Post Office on Wednesday and so we decided to make our own maps to the Post Office so we knew where we were going. We first looked at google earth and enjoyed looking at our route. We talked about things we would pass and see on the way and ensured we included these on our map. We had lots of fun! Take a look at our post office pictures below.
To support our directional language, we had fun moving and directing Bee Bots around our own map of Alnwick. Whilst the children had fun exploring a new technological device, they developed their language; forward, backwards, turn, left, right. It was soo much fun! Bertie our classroom Elf even had a go at using the Bee Bots overnight!!
In our mathematical learning we continued to explore the composition of 4 and 5 by arranging 4/5 cubes in different ways and then pressing them into playdoh to see the pattern. For example, 3 along the bottom and 1 on the top or 4 down 1 to the right. Have a look at some pictures below.
We also continued to think about 1 more/1 less than within 5. We sang the songs 5 currant buns and 5little speckled frogs. We thought carefully about the concept of 1 less being linked to taking items away. The children had fun singing the songs and spotting the 1 less pattern.
Towards the end of the week we got busy practising our reading, dance and movement skills in PE, tapping, marching, clapping and stamping to the beat during our musical Charanga sessions and we reflected on the part couple of weeks learning by adding photographs to our learning book.
Overall a very busy week. We can't wait to celebrate with our performances next week!
Take care, Miss F