● We have been learning about the letter group -ck which is code for /k/. We learnt that the dash before the ck means that this letter group never comes at the beginning of a word. We found out more about how the same sound can be represented by different letters and looked at the 3 different ways of making the /k/ sound. We also learnt the letter e which is code for /e/. In your child’s phonics wallet you will find the sheets that they have completed in the lessons this week.
● We have then had a go at forming our letters correctly. We have been working on our pencil grip using our ‘froggy legs’ and trying to form the letters correctly using the word patters/rhymes to support us.
● This week we have been looking at repeating patterns. At the start of the week the children made repeating action patterns by clapping and tapping their hands. We then moved onto building and making practical patterns using concrete resources such as cubes, buttons and pegs, before moving onto recording their own patterns in their books.
● In music we listened to ‘Happy Birthday- by Stevie Wonder’. We talked about how the music made us feel and about the things it made us think of, we had lots of examples of parties and cakes. We enjoyed learning and performing the song ‘Things for fingers’ and practised the actions to help us remember the lyrics.
● This week we started to look at our enquiry questions:
What do I celebrate in my family?
What are my family traditions?
Are all families the same?
What do other people celebrate?
What are some traditions from around the world?
● This week we focused on Harvest Festival. We talked about what Harvest Festival is, how it is celebrated and how different countries celebrate Harvest Festival.