Autumn 1 week 6 2023
We have been continuing to learn lots of new sounds this week in Read Write Inc (r, j, y, v, w) as well as practising forming them correctly in our books, outside and on large rolls of wallpaper. We are getting really good at knowing our sounds.
Maths saw us compare different sized objects and begin to use mathematical language to describe and compare. We thought very carefully about big bears, medium sized bears and small bears as well as big, medium and small objects. We ordered and grouped objects well. We will continue with 'measure' over the next few weeks where we will explore mass and capacity. Encourage your child to use language in their play such as big, biggest, small, smallest, large, largest, tall, tallest, short, shortest, long, longest, heavy, heavier, heaviest, light, lighter, lightest, balanced, equal, full, empty, half full, nearly empty, nearly full. Our mastering number sessions this week have seen us do some excellent subitising.
We have been learning lots of songs about harvest and have very much enjoyed painting pictures of all the colourful vegetables from Mrs Tate’s parents’ allotment! There were so many interesting vegetables and we were brilliant at painting observational art.
P.E saw us move like jungle animals- we are becoming increasingly confident at slithering, hopping, leaping and stomping like animals! We then practised lots of skills in our P.E session with NUF.
Our Jigsaw session this week was all about our rights and we are starting to understand children’s rights and this means we should all be allowed to learn and play. We had some great conversations and contributions to circle time. We always start our Jigsaw session with ‘calm me’ time where we can relax and focus on our breathing. We know that it is important to listen to other people’s contributions during our circle time.
After finding out about the Christian ceremony of Christenings and the Muslim ceremony of Aqiqah, we have been thinking about what happens when a baby is welcomed into a family who are not religious. We have been talking about the humanist naming ceremony and what’s involved such as the appointment of ‘guide parents’ and that there’s perhaps a symbolic action such as planting a tree, signing a certificate or writing in a wish book.