This week we have continued the theme of people who help us and asked the question – ‘Who helps to keep us safe?’ We talked about firefighters and police officers and learned all about their jobs, what they wear and the vehicles they drive and equipment they use. The children talked about the knowledge they already have and they learned a lot more too. They have loved role playing in the police station and making sure everyone is following the law – especially the teachers! We were so lucky on Friday to have a surprise visit from Officer Bob again and this time he brought his patrol car! He showed us the lights and the siren. It was so loud!
We had a visit from PCSO Bob on Monday, which the children loved. He talked to us all about his job, showed us his equipment, such as hand cuffs, walkie talkie radio, body camera and talked about his uniform. He also told us how important it is to know our addresses, so something to practise at home!
We painted pictures of emergency vehicles this week and were careful to make sure we used the right colours to match the vehicles. Red, yellow and black for fire engines and blue, yellow and white for police cars.
In maths we identified and named circle and triangles. We talked about the properties of these shapes, that triangle had 3 sides and circles had none, because a side has to be straight. Instead it has a circumference. We sorted shapes by their properties and identified them in our environment by going on a shape hunt. We also used flat shapes to make shape pictures.
In English we wrote about firefighters or fire engines by writing simple sentences, such as ‘it is big’, ‘it is red’, ‘it is hot’.
This week is also Anti-Bullying week. On Monday we all wore odd socks to school to represent the fact that we are all different. We talked a lot about what bulling is - a repeated unkind behaviour such has hurting someone or being unkind to someone. We talked about the need to be kind and our feelings when others aren’t.
Friday was Children in Need day and the children looked fabulous in their colourful clothes. We made Pudsey Bear masks, coloured in spotty pictures and created a giant Pudsey in the main school with the rest of the school, by placing our bottle tops inside a big Pudsey outline. We also joined in with Joe Wicks’ Bearpee Challenge!
We have started learning the songs for our Nativity which we will perform on 14th December in the afternoon. Your child will soon bring home a slip of paper to tell you what role they are playing and the costume they will need. No shoes required, please. They may also have some simple lines to learn. So please look out for that in book bags.
In Monster Phonics this week we learned the sounds y, z, zz, qu.
Please see the video in the Monster Phonics section of our web page to see the actions for these sounds and practise those from the start to qu.
We also introduced the words will all went was from help. We have sent home set 8 of the High Frequency Words to learn this week. Thank you for sharing the children’s reading books with them at home. Please read as much as possible (daily would be ideal) even though it is repetition, it is so good for their memory of words, blending sounds and building up their confidence to read fluently.
Have a lovely weekend!