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Class Blog 16th October 2020

This week in phonics we have been reviewing b and d. We have learnt rhymes to help us to remember which way round they go when we are writing them.

We have also been practising our capital letters and tricky words.

In maths time we have been learning our number bonds to 10. These are pairs of numbers that add together to make 10. We have enjoyed watching the Numberblocks ten again episode and also making rainbow number bonds.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bn5k6h/numberblocks-series-3-ten-again
In English we have learnt about the Loch Ness Monster. We designed and wrote facts about our own mysterious monster.
Class Blog 9th October 2020

This week in phonics we have been revisiting the vowel sounds a e i o u. We practised writing these letters and reading words containing each letter.

We also listened to and sang along with the vowel song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=fR-BLFZyAWs

In English, our story for this week has been the story of the Welsh dragon.

We have really enjoyed reading this story. Ask us to tell you the story.

In the afternoons we have learnt and explored around our learning theme of Brilliant Britain. This week we found out about England and Wales, then used our creative skills to show what we have learnt.

Class Blog 2nd October 2020

This week in phonics we have been revisiting j,v,w,and x phonemes. We have practised reading and writing short words that contain these letters such as jam,  van,  web,  fox.

On Fridays we practise the tricky words. These are words which don’t sound like they spell. We like watching and reading along to the phase 2 and phase 3 tricky word songs.

https://epicphonics.com/teachers/phase/2/tricky_words

In Maths we have been practising finding 1 more and 1 less than a number. We used the ‘Chopper squad ‘ game on TopMarks to help us practise.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

In English we have continued our work on Jack and the Beanstalk. We received a letter from the giant who wanted to know who had taken his things! So we have been writing letters back to the giant to tell him that it was Jack!

Class Blog 25th September 2020

In phonics this week we have been practising the phonemes y, z, zz and qu.

In maths this week we have been ordering numbers to 20. On Monday we took our maths outside and played some number games.

Then on Tuesday we had a visit from Andy Tooze the Poet. He read us some of his poems and we joined in with some of them too.

Then he worked with us to create our own class poem about plants.

It went like this.

Root and shoots, roots and shoots,

Plants have roots and shoots.

Roots drink water,

We do too.

Some animals eat plants,

We do too.

Leaves are the plant’s kitchen,

Plants need food,

We do too.

Plants are Great!

Class Blog 18th September 2020

In phonics this week we have been reviewing some of our phase 3 sounds. This week it was sh, ch and th. We practise spotting these sounds in words and then read and write words with these digraphs in. Have a look in a story book at home and see how many you can find?

In maths we have been comparing numbers. We worked together on the carpet to say if a number was more than and less than 6.

Then we met Charlie crocodile who loves to eat big numbers!  We chose 2 number cards and had to decide which number Charlie would eat!

In English we have been reading and retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We worked in groups to practise and retell the story to our friends. We used lots of story language, like ‘Once upon a time’ and ‘happily ever after’.

In the afternoons we have been learning more about plants. We made pictures of plants with all its different parts.

We have also planted beans this week. We are going to see if we can grow a beanstalk as big as Jack!

Another great week Giraffe class! Well Done!

Class Blog 11th September 2020

Welcome to Giraffe Class!

It has been lovely to meet and start to get to know our new Giraffes. They have settled SO well into school and into the new routines that we have in place! They have been amazing!

This week has been about us getting to know each other. We have also spent time talking and finding out about keeping safe and why it is important to wash our hands with soap! Ask your child and see if they can remember what ‘Super Soap’ did to the microbes (pepper) in our science experiment this week!

We have talked and shared our worries using a lovely story, by our author of the term Anthony Browne, called ‘Silly Billy’. You can watch a clip or the story by googling it online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDE5pqAFPwU

In the story Billy’s Grandma helps him with his worries by giving him ‘worry dolls’ to tell his worries to. We talked about things that worry us and then each made a worry doll for ourselves.

We have also started to do some little bits of learning to get us back in the routines of school life.

This week in phonics, we have been practising our blending and segmenting of CVC words like mix, hat and jug. On Wednesday we went on a phonics hunt on the playground. We had to find CVC words hidden around the playground and match them to the pictures on our sheet.  (photos below)

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