This week we have been learning all about churches. We looked at photos of them and the inside too. We talked about people who went to church and why and that it is a special place for Christians to give thanks. We saw photos of our church – St Wystan’s in Repton and learned that the vicar is called Reverend Flowerdew. The children remembered lots of facts about churches which we added to our learning wall. (see photo below).
We enjoyed making our stained glass windows using black sugar paper and coloured cellophane. We saw how they let light through just like in a church, when we held them up to a window.
We continued our learning about the story of Handa’s Surprise this week, by planning an innovation on the story. The children chose different animals to those in the story and decided on a fruit that they would eat. Next week we will write up the story from our plans.
In maths the children worked on their 1-1 correspondence skills by counting counters very carefully and matching them to their numeral – 1-10. They then placed the counters onto a 10 frame to see what it looked liked. We then tried to find another amount to make 10 altogether.
In PSHE we talked about how to be a good friend and show respect to others. We met a puppet and a teddy and talked about how teddy was sad that the puppet hadn’t been a kind friend to him. The children suggested ways the puppet could improve his behaviour and be a good friend. We talked about how we could all be good friends to one another.
We made stained glass window biscuits this week! They looked fabulous. Please see the baking section on the website.
We had a great time in forest school making bracelets using small natural objects, leaves and flowers. They looked wonderful! Please see the Forest School section on the webpage.
Please continue to read regularly with your child at home. It really is making a great difference. Don’t forget you can also access extra online reading books on Bug Club.
Please support your child to practise sounding out and spelling their words on the Spelling Shed app. It helps them to use and apply the sounds they have learned recently in phonics. This week we are practising words containing the “or” digraph. The children score points every time they practise their spellings on spelling shed and each class competes against each other for fun. The top three scoring classes are read out in assembly each week. Let’s see if our Robins can get onto the leader board next week.
The children can also access Maths Shed through the same site as Spelling Shed. They have new ‘assignments’ which are games that explore numbers to 10, so please have a play!
Have a great weekend!