This week we have begun our preparations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! We have talked about what we know about the Queen, who she is and what we are celebrating for. We all painted portraits of Her Majesty and made all sorts of things for our Jubilee Party next week. We made bunting, red, white and blue party chains, flags with the Union Jack and streamers. We are all looking forward to the party next week and are counting down the days on our class calendar. We listened to the National Anthem and tried to learn the words and sing along. The children could identify the drums and trumpets in the music.
Continuing our theme of growing and The Enormous Turnip, we wrote instructions to plant a turnip, using sequential langage; first, then, next, etc and imperative verbs such as dig, put, plant, water.
We used number stories to explore addition and subtraction by using 10 frames and beans and noticed that, for example, first we had 5 beans, then something happened while the 10 frame was hidden, now we have 7 beans. What happened? The children were able to say how many more beans were added or taken away and we then drew this pictorially on First, Then, Next boards.
In PE we enjoyed Spy School again, where we used apparatus to travel in different ways like spies! We crawled, slithered, slid, side-stepped etc over, across, under and through the equipment and all passed the next stage of Spy School.
We made symmetrical butterflies this week, before we begin our learning on caterpillars and butterflies next week. Have a look at our Forest School tab on our Robin’s class page.
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.