# Autumn fun!

Friday 14 October 2022

I don’t know about you at home but we love autumn! From hibernation to deciduous trees, we’ve had lots of interesting chats during our literacy carpet sessions. Ask your child if they can remember some of the facts we’ve learnt this week. You could ask:

• What’s the weather like in autumn?
• Why happens to deciduous trees?
• Where do queen bees hibernate?
• Where do bats hibernate?
• What might you wear in autumn?
• What do some birds do in autumn?
• Can your remember any of celebrations that happen in autumn?

We looked at the story Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. We looked closely at the illustrations, drew story maps and used our leaves from our brown bags to make our very own leaf men pictures.

We also went on a walk to see if we could find Leaf Man hiding in a pile of leaves. On our walk we found lots of wonderful coloured leaves but no Leaf Man!

Poetry picnic
On Monday, we started learning our new poem: Leaves are Falling. We had lots of fun practising the actions! Click here to watch us in action.

Library
This afternoon, we visited our school library. We had a wonderful time looking at lots of books with our friends and choosing one to take home. Please make sure your child returns their library book every books be returned o so we can return them and choose another exciting story.

PE
We love PE days! This half-term due to limited space we’ve had to do our PE sessions outside. We’ve enjoyed playing warm up games and practising our ball skills.

Next half-term PE will on a Monday and Thursday. Two gymnastic coaches will be coming to teach us some new skills!

Maths
In maths, we continued to use our ‘perceptual’ subitising  skills (instant recognition) when listening to musical sounds.  We also investigated making different shapes with four cubes just like the Numberblock Four. When doing this, we started to notice the sub-groups. For example, Numberblock Four can be arranged with 2 blocks on top of another 2 blocks or as a line of 3 with 1 on top.

Check out our other learning…

JLT Elections
Next week, we’re holding elections for the Junior Leadership Team. Two representatives from each class are chosen democratically by their peers.

Elections will take place on Thursday 20 October. If your child would like to be a junior leader, please help them to prepare a short speech about why they would be a good junior leader. These will be shared on the morning of the elections.

Reminders

• From Monday, your child will come into the classroom independently.
• Parent-Teacher Zoom meetings – Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 October

Finally…
Thank you to all the parents/carers who attended the Phase 2 stay and learn session this week. It was great to see so many of you and the children thoroughly enjoyed showing off their amazing phonics learning with you. We hope you found it useful!

As always, if you have any questions or would like to share any home learning please use our reception email moortowneyfs@spherefederation.org.