This week the children enjoyed a selection of Easter activities. The children explored lemon playdough and made some adorable chicks! We also made Easter chocolate nests using rice crispies and chocolate they were delicious! In Literacy the children explored the Easter story through role play and they also ordered the story. The children were able to recall the story well and they enjoyed making a tomb for Jesus and then puppets to act out the story. In Numeracy we recapped 2D shape and pattern and used shapes to decorate large drawn Easter Eggs. We hope you have a lovely Easter break and we will see you after half term!
This week the children practised singing Jack and the Beanstalk songs. They thoroughly enjoyed thinking of their own actions for the songs and their singing was beautiful! Miss Woods also brought her very own magic bean into school and the children had great fun thinking about what would grow from the seed. In Numeracy the children explored 2D shapes and talk about the properties of the shapes we also incorporated the children’s shape knowledge into making shape beanstalks. On Tuesday afternoon St Pauls Primary School, Lutton and Gedney School joined us for an Easter Egg hunt. The event was a big success and it was lovely to see the children so engaged and excited during the different activities.
This week the children thought of their own sentences using adjectives to describe what a beanstalk looks like. The children could think of some wonderful words to describe Jacks beanstalk. In Numeracy the children explored subtraction in lots of practical ways and they also practised the skill of counting back to subtract. In phonics Reception continued recapping previously learnt sounds and high frequency words and also learnt the new sound ‘ee.’ Year 1 also continued a recap of learnt sounds and learnt the new sounds ew, au and aw.
This week the children enjoyed taking part in World Book Day activities. They designed front covers for their favourite story books, designed tokens and explored the story Jack and the Beanstalk. The children also practised the Goldlilocks and the Three Bears song and explored different instruments to make sounds for each of the characters.
This week has been very exciting indeed for all the children! On Tuesday the children were thrilled that it had snowed over night, we put wellies, hats and scarves on and took to the snow making lovely snowmen. Due to the persistent snow the school had to be closed but we are sure you all continued to enjoy the snow at home making memories!
This week in our topic we have been focusing on the traditional fairy-tale story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children have been busy singing and practising a Goldilocks song and they are really excited to use instruments to accompany the different verses.
In Phonics this week Reception have learnt the new sound ‘th’ we talked about the difference between this sound and f and v and we talked about how important it is to stick out tongue out when we say the sound. Year 1 have been learning about split digraph sounds and have played many exciting games with their teachers to learn these new sounds.
In Literacy the children have been orally retelling the story of Goldilocks through drama and role play. Year 1 also wrote their own recount of Goldilocks making sure they remember capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
In Numeracy this week we have been learning about addition. All children have used practical apparatus to work out additions and have explored making their own additions. Year 1 have been practising counting on from the largest number using their fingers and have also represented addition pictorially.