● We have been learning the letter h which is code for /h/ as in hat. We also learnt the letter r which is code for /r/ as in rat. 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 learning about numbers 1, 2 and 3. We have been learning about the composition of these numbers and the different ways they can be represented. The children have been counting and representing the numbers in lots of different ways.
● This week in PE Laura (the dance teacher) came in to teach the children some Bollywood style dancing. The children all thoroughly enjoyed themselves when learning the different movements of the routine before putting them all together. The children will have PE this term on a Tuesday afternoon every week with Laura. She will be teaching them a new style of dance each week based on traditional dances from around the world.
● In music this week we started our new unit of music which is called ‘My Stories’. Through this unit the children will learn to sing various different nursery rhymes and stories. At the start of the lesson we completed our listen and response, we listened to ‘Roll Alabama by Bellowhead’. We talked about how the music made us feel and about the things it made us think of. We enjoyed learning and performing the song ‘I’m a little teapot’ and practised the actions to help us remember the lyrics.
● This week we have started to explore different celebrations. We have talked about how a celebration is when you do something fun and enjoyable for a special occasion. At the start of the week we looked at different celebrations the children have been a part of and how they celebrate them. We linked this to our inquiry questions of ‘how are we the same? And how are we different?’ Please feel free to share photos of family celebrations with us on Tapestry.
● We then started to look at the celebration of Diwali. The children enjoyed a range of Diwali focused activities. The children enjoyed creating their own rangoli patterns from coloured rice. They also made a diva lamp from salt dough, which we will then decorate.
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● Practise forming the letters ‘h’ and ‘r’ using the letter rhymes above! You could do this in lots of fun ways such as: using your finger to write in sand/shaving foam/glitter, or you could write the letters in chalk outside! We would love to see any photos of you practising on Tapestry!
● Can you find different ways to represent the numbers 1, 2 or 3 around the house? You could use socks, buttons, cutlery or anything else creative that you can think of! As an extra challenge, maybe you could create a number line using real life objects like the example below!