Maths days 23rd and 24th October 2019
The children in Beech and Elm class have participated in a wide range of mathematical learning experiences both in the classroom and the outdoor learning environment. They have covered number, shape, space and measures including capacity
The children have been:
We hope you all have a relaxing, safe and very enjoyable half-term break and we look forward to seeing you all at the parent consultations on Monday 4th November.
We look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Tuesday 5th November.
This week we had Science Day. The children had a fantastic day exploring, predicting and investigating. They were very excited to get involved in their scientific learning. The children engaged in a wide variety of tasks including…
*Exploring how colours change when we mix them together. We created autumn hand print leaves.
*Exploring the concept of floating and sinking by placing objects in the water. We made predictions on which objects would float and which would sink.
*Observing natural objects using magnifying glasses. They then sketched what they could see.
*Exploring what happens when ice melts.
*Describing different textures through corn flour and jelli-bath play.
*Making potions and discovering what happens when liquid is mixed with different materials.
*Friday 25th October is an INSET day, the school is closed for the children.
*Half term is Monday 28th – October 1st.
*On Monday 4th the school is closed for children as it is parent’s evening. Please book an appointment online.
The children have had another fantastic week of learning in Reception.
We have been learning and performing nursery rhymes and the children have enjoyed playing together in our role play areas.
In literacy this week, the children learnt the letter sounds ck, e, u and r. We thought of objects that feature these letter sounds and practised writing the letters.
The children worked on their letter formation and pencil grip. We concentrated on where to start and finish the letters.
In mathematics this week we looked at the number 7. We talked about the numbers one less and one more than seven and found it on the number line. We also looked at different ways of making seven (eg 6+1) and had a go at writing the number sentences.
We have been looking at 2D shapes and counting the number of sides. The children made 2D shape pictures.
Our first weeks in Reception
The children have settled well and have been enjoying their first few weeks of school getting to know their teachers and each other.
The children have learnt the class daily routines and have been involved in learning all about our new topic of 'Nursery Rhymes.'
In phonics,the children have so far learnt the letter sounds, 's,a,t,p,i,n,m,d,g,o,c,k'. These letters are in the children's individual sound boxes with their reading books. Please practise the letter sounds with your child.
In mathematics, the children are developing their understanding of number. This week we looked at the number 6 and found different ways of making the total. For example; 3+3 etc.
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