This week we have been learning about the value of money. The children have been identifying coins and how much each coin is worth. We set up our very own shop in the classroom and have been practicing buying items using the correct coins. If you are out shopping together you could encourage your child to find the coins to pay for small items.
In Phonics we have been practicing rhyming strings and reading rhyming stories. We have learnt the sounds ‘ai’, ‘ee’ and ‘igh’.
On Thursday the children thoroughly enjoyed talking about their special objects. The children listened well and asked great questions.
In your child’s book bag is their Hero Booklet. This weekend we are being a ‘Neighbourhood Hero’. If you could please complete the next page. Thank you.
We have had a wonderful start to the term. We all thoroughly enjoyed starting our hero topic by dressing up as heroes. We talked about what made people heroes and painted our own.
This week we have been busy setting up our role play hospital and we had a visit from Nurse Wilson to talk to us about her job.
In Mathematics we have been talking about measuring length and weight. We have enjoyed using the balancing scales and finished the week by putting our weighing into practice by baking some biscuits with the help of my mum, Mrs Bryant.
In phonics we have been consolidating the ‘ch’ and ‘sh’ sound and our new sound this week is ‘th’.
On Monday we are dancing in P.E. Please can you make sure you child has their P.E kit.
Also, Mrs Byron and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your Christmas cards and gifts.
This week the children did a fantastic performance of Babushka. The children all worked extremely hard and sang beautifully. We were very proud of them. They are looking forward to doing their nativity in the church next week.
In Phonics we continued to practice the ‘qu’ sound and introduce ‘ch’ sound. We have been practicing writing lots of ‘ch’ words.
In Maths we have been looking at measures. We have been using words such as ‘tall’ and ‘short’.
We finished the week with a treat. The Buddies visited and came and read with us. We shared our reading books and showed them how amazing we are at reading.
Thanks to Sally’s fabulous cooking, and enormous hard work, children enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch today – with all the festive trimmings. They even had a visit from Father Christmas who spoke to every child and handed them an individually wrapped present!
Thank you FOPS for all your enthusiasm in serving the Christmas lunches and the effort you put in to turning our classroom into a Christmas Wonderland.
This week we having been looking at the story ‘Aliens love Underpants’. We thought the book was very funny and enjoyed looking at all the different type of pants.
In Mathematics we have been looking at repeated patterns and created some repeated pattern pants.
In Phonics this week we have learnt new sounds ‘j’, ‘v’ and ‘ai’ and new tricky words ‘are’ and ‘my.
We designed and painted aliens for our new display.
On Friday 29th Novemeber we are very excited to be having a ‘Picnic on the Moon’ from 1.15pm to 2.00pm. This will be opportunity for you to come and play with the children, taste our home baking and look at what we have been learning.
This week in Peppard class we have been creating passports ready for our trip to the moon. We talked about our passports and filled in the information that will allow us to enter space. We will be heading to the moon later in the term.
In Phonics we have learnt sounds ‘h’, ‘f”, ‘ff’ and ‘b’ and we have looked at tricky words ‘you’, ‘said’, ‘like’ and a new word ‘was’.
In Mathematics we have been doing lots of adding. We started off by combining 2 sets of objects and finished the week using a number line to help us add.
Our visit to Thames Valley Gym was a huge success and we are looking forward to going back next week. Please remember your child’s P.E kit on Monday.
We finished the week by washing Mr Steeles car and raising money for Children in Need.
After a relaxing half term we have come back and launched straight into Space.
We have created our own Space Station and the children have had an amazing time using their imaginations and visiting lots of hot and cold planets in their rocket ship.
In Phonics this week we have learnt the sound ‘l’ and ‘h’ and have been practicing writing and reading words with these sounds. Your children could show you this at home. New tricky words this week are ‘you’ and ‘said’.
In Maths we have been learning one more and one less. We have been using concept in our daily routines as well as in our mathematics lessons.
Can I please just remind you that we our going to the Thames Valley Gym on Monday for our first gymnastic session. Can you please make sure your child has their P.E kit.