Mrs Quinn, Mrs Stafford and Mr Whorlow
would like to welcome you to
This term we are learning all about toys! We will be looking at old and new toys and will be reading the text 'Traction Man' by Mini Grey.
We have been learning all about materials and their properties. We have identified and named materials such as wood, glass, plastic, metal etc and discussed their properties using tour senses to help us. We sorted and classified materials and went on a material hunt. We look forward to taking part in some exciting investigations too!
This term we have focused on subtraction, shape and place value to 20. The children have been using a variety of manipulatives to represent numbers to 20. We particularly enjoyed making 2D and 3D shape patterns by drawing, stamping and printing using paint. We have also been having fun doing maths on the beach each week. Thank you to our volunteers for making this possible.
The children have loved reading the story 'Traction Man is Here!'. We have had lots of writing and role play opportunities throughout the text and the children have particularly enjoyed creating their own Traction Man diary entries.
In maths we have been working practically using the signs >, < and =. We have also been using the 'part-part-whole' model to add numbers.
Mrs Diamond has been working with us throughout this term. We have been learning about rhythm through playing chime bars. We have also been singing in tunes and responding to musical signals. We can't wait to show you what we have learned in our class assembly!
In preparation for our Harvest theme, we were lucky to have Mike from Brogdale come to visit us in class. We learned all about where apples come from and even got to taste some of the different varieties!
Papa Vincent has made a welcome return and we are enjoying learning French through songs with him! We have been learning 'Old McDonald' in French and the children are picking up French greetings and becoming more confident at using them each day.
Visit to the Farm!
We had such a brilliant time when we visited 'Retreat into Wonderland' on the Bullockstone Road. The children loved being up close with all the animals and had a brilliant time feeding and petting them! Thank you to Jen and Jo at the farm for helping us have such a wonderful day!