What we’ve been up to…
We started this week with a little trip to Moss Park, where we went on a bug hunt, played counting games with the natural materials we could find, thought of adjectives to describe our surroundings, and had a play on the park. We then went back to school, where we made our own bird feeders, using a mix of apples and raisins. This practical activity was lots of fun!
Our park day formed the basis for our recount writing task in English, where we focused on using time connectives (first, next, then, after that, finally) to write sentences about our exciting day. We also tried really hard to remember to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces, as we know this is so important when writing sentences.
In maths, our focus this week has been representing numbers to 10 on a tens frame, which we have enjoyed exploring practically, with tens frames and counters. We were even given some mixed up tens frames, and it was our job to use our brilliant new learning to fix them.
In phonics, we have been recapping some CCVC, CCVCC and CCVCCC words which contain a mixture of sounds we are familiar with. These are words like ‘gran’, ‘twist’ and ‘trench’. This is our last phonics revision week before we begin our new phase 5 sounds next week!
In science this week, we have again been linking to our morning at the park, thinking about which animals we saw and what animal group they fit into. We saw some mammals (dogs and squirrels), insects (ladybugs, spiders, worms) and lots of different birds!
On Fridays this half term, we are spending some time at forest school! Mr Moore has been teaching us how to safely use forest school tools, which was super interesting. We absolutely loved it.
Take a look at us doing our learning below:
Some extra resources
I have attached here our phonics sounds so far and some of the CCVC/CCVCC words we have focused on this week. This is just if you would like to go over any of these at home for extra consolidation. As requested at the curriculum meeting, I will be adding our new phonics sounds of the week to our class page weekly as we move onto phase 5.
I have also included a sheet showing the number bonds to 10, as this would be another brilliant thing to keep practising, as we are currently doing lots of work on numbers within 10. You can also use this number bonds song (we love singing this in class!) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9tjBUiXs0