Autumn 2: Week 2

Friday 17 November 2023

This week, we celebrated Nursery Rhyme Week. In Literacy, we read Each Peach, Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg. When reading the story, we played ‘I Spy’. We used prepositional language to describe where the characters were hiding, for example, Baby Bunting is under the bridge.
After reading the book, we looked for nursery rhyme characters hiding around our classroom. We drew a picture of one of the characters and wrote a sentence. For example, I spy Humpty Dumpty.

This week’s chilli challenges were all linked to nursery rhymes. Take a look at some in action…

We helped build a wall for Humpty Dumpty.

We played Busy Bus in the maths area.

The playdough area spelt delicious! Lots of bakers making cakes and cupcakes.

We used our fine motor skills to catch and order the numbered fish.

We had fun making up our own number stories with the 5 Little Speckled Frogs.
How many frogs are sat on the logs?
How many are in the pond?
How many altogether?

We used  pastels to draw twinkling stars.

We used our fine motor skills to catch spiders at the finger gym table.

We created our own our clocks for the mouse.

Help at home: Practise singing some nursery rhymes at home. You could send us a video of your favourite!

Poetry Picnic
This week, we decided to learn a new version of Row, row, row your boat. We had lots of fun thinking of our own actions!

This week, we learnt four more graphemes: v, w, x, y. The children are really enjoying their daily phonics sessions and are becoming super readers!

Help at home: Practise reading these tricky words. You could play a tricky word hunt at home.
Writing process
In phonics, we’ve started to write captions, e.g. a red sock.
To help us with the process, we follow six simple steps.

Think about what we want to write.

Say it out loud.

Count the words.

Segment each word on our phoneme fingers.

Write each word.

Check our writing makes sense.

Help at home: Write a caption about this picture.
This week, we’ve been comparing the number of objects in two sets by matching them 1:1. When comparing, we noticed that some sets had more than, fewer than and an equal number. On Tuesday, the Three Bears needed our help to make sure they had packed an equal number of things for their picnic.
Help at home: Set the table. Do you have the right amount? Is it equal?

Stay and learn
Thank you to all of the parents and carers who attended to the maths stay & learn session on Wednesday. It was lovely to see so many of you! The next stay & learn is our a Phase 3 Phonics session in January.

Have a happy and healthy weekend.