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Week 4

We’ve had another super week learning all about Antarctica,, a special forest school session, Number Day and more.  The children are full of facts about Antarctica and are really enjoying this topic.  We investigated what animals lived in Antarctica and learned all about penguins.  We also continued our giant model of Antarctica.


Can you tell your grown up which animals live in Antarctica and which don’t?



In maths this week we explored numbers 6, 7 and 8.  We sorted different representations of these amounts into their matching sets and also matched them to their numerals.  We then turned over a card showing a representation of 6, 7 or 8 and, using counters, showed this amount on a 10 frame.  We practised subitising these amounts, using our conceptual subitising skills to see a full 5 and 2 more, knowing that is 7, for example.


In English, we read a story called ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers.  It was about a penguin who was lost and a little boy found him, researched that he came from Antarctica and look him home.  He then missed him and went back for him.  It is a lovely story about friendship.  The children made a story map about the story and retold the story using the map.



We had an amazing Forest School session with Liz from Little Acorn's Forest School on Tuesday.  Please see the photos in our Forest Time section of our web page of this day.


In Monster Phonics this week, we have learned the phoneme ‘ur’.  We read and wrote many words containing this sound.  Please see the Monster Phonics section, as usual, to practise the sounds learned so far.


In PSHE, we learned that medicines can be helpful as well as dangerous and talked about how we must only ever take medicine that our grown up gives us.  If we took too much or before it was time, we could become very poorly instead of better.  We met Teddy who had found a bag of what looked like sweets.  We talked about whether it was a good idea for Teddy to eat them or not.  Why not?  What should he do?  The children decided that Teddy should ask a grown up as they may not be safe to eat; they could be tablets instead.


Friday was the NSPCC's Number Day!  We all dressed up as Rockstars and had a fabulous number filled, fun day!  We learned about number through all aspects of our play and activities both inside and out.  Please see the photos below to see what we got up to.


Have a lovely weekend everyone!