This week we have had a fantastic time introducing the children to a variety of different nursery rhymes. The children have thoroughly enjoyed joining in with the singing and actions and should have built up a repertoire to entertain you with! These might include; Old MacDonald, Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Incy Wincy Spider as well as many more.
This week concluded our ‘bikeability’ in which all three Reception classes had a wonderful time honing their biking skills and learning how to ride safely. We have also been learning about road safely this week – we watched a video about how to keep safe near roads and all about the ‘Green Cross Code’. We then set up our outside role play with bikes and scooters and a ‘roadway’ with a zebra crossing where we had to stop our vehicles to let pedestrians cross safely! The children have really enjoyed this and are now experts at crossing roads with the support of their adult. Perhaps they can share all they have learnt with you.
- Our cooking activity next week will be making apple crumble. We will be using: apples, dairy and soya free margarine, flour and sugar.
- We are collecting recycled materials for our junk modelling station. Due to allergies that we have in school, we would only like containers that have not had any contact with food e.g. tissue boxes and tubes. Please could the items be brought in a bag and labelled, if possible, with the date they are brought in. Thank you J.
Message for Reception parents:
Every Tuesday and Friday your child can change their home reading book. This book will be matched to their current phonic knowledge; therefore, they should be able to read the text using their phonic skills, as well as their knowledge of the tricky words they have learnt to date (i.e. I, the, to, no, go, into, he, she). Please ensure that they read these books as often as possible, to encourage fluency in their reading. If there is any further support or guidance that we can provide regarding home learning, please do not hesitate to ask. We are always happy to help!
This week we have been learning all about Wales.
In geography we have been locating Cardiff and thinking about how we might travel to Wales from England. We have been looking at the physical geographical features of Mount Snowdon and thinking how the weather might change from the bottom of the mountain to the top.
We had a wonderful time learning some Welsh traditional dances in PE. The children worked in partners learning to reel dance.
It has been anti-bullying week this week. As part of this the children have constructed worry boxes using their DT and ICT knowledge. These will be sent home for the children to place any worries into. We have also made helping hands in PSHE to show the trusted adults we can tell our worries too.
The year one team have been impressed with the children’s exploration of 2D and 3D shape. They have also created repeating patterns using 2D shapes.
In art, we have been working on colour mixing exploring primary and secondary colours.
Next week we are off to a country with a slightly cooler climate, I wonder where we will be visiting?
Science: This week we have been learning about materials and their properties. Also, we have done an experiment to see which materials were thermal insulators and which were thermal conductors. We were using our knowledge to design the inner lining for a lunch box. Here are the materials we tested: tin foil, bubble wrap, fabric, card and plastic. The best results were from bubble wrap and fabric.
By Grace and Alex 5RW
Maths: This week we have begun our learning about multiplication and division. Here’s a question: 9×7 =63 and 63 divided by 9=7. This is called an inverse. Inverse means the opposite of what you have done. Here is some of the vocabulary we have been using: multiply, times, groups of, lots of, repeated addition, product, multiplied by and array.
By Jack R 5LS
Maths: We have also been looking at multiples, factors and prime numbers. My favourite was factors. Factors of 12 are: 1,2,3,4,6 and 12. I know this because: 1×12=12, 2×6=12, and 3×4=12.
By Lucy P 5LS
English: This week, we have been constructing our letters to send to Ben Bradshaw MP, persuading him to campaign for improved sustainability in Exeter. We’ve had to think carefully about the register of our writing- it needs to sound professional, not like we’re talking to a friend! In addition, we’ve made sure to use key facts and figures from our sustainability topic to help prove the point we’re making in each paragraph with key evidence. Everyone is looking forward to receiving a response very soon!