We have had another busy week in Robins Class, learning all about The Gingerbread Man.
Of course, the event of the week was the SNOW! The children loved getting busy outside, enjoying the white stuff! Despite the cold, we loved, moulding the snow, making snowmen and snowballs and footprints!
In English we used a word bank to describe The Gingerbread Man; writing our own sentences, which we sounded out very carefully, such as ‘He is brown’, ‘He can run fast’, etc.
In maths we learned about triangles and rectangles and talked about their properties, such as the number of corners and sides. We also learned that a very special rectangle is called a square as it has 4 equal sides. We also learned about the difference between night and day and talked about what we did during the night and the day. We ordered things we do in the day, using language like ‘first, next, then, after that, last’.
In PE, we pretended we at the circus! We practised our balancing skills, along with throwing, jumping and moving through obstacles.
We have also investigated what would happen to The Gingerbread Man if he fell in the river. We left him in the water over lunchtime and came back to a very soggy broken The Gingerbread Man! This encouraged the children to try to make a bridge for him to safely cross the river. They used a variety of materials and equipment and explored what made a strong bridge.
On Friday, we had a very special visit from Santa himself on Microsoft Teams! He told us all about his job and how he uses magic to be invisible on Christmas Eve, read us ‘’Twas the Night Before Christmas’ and sang ‘When Santa got stuck up the chimney’! Please see short video below of part of his visit.
All the children have been busy practising our Nativity. They are doing so well! Thank you for your support and especially for the wonderful costumes. We will be having our dress rehearsal to the school on Monday 13th December, so please ensure any outstanding costumes are here next week.
Many thanks and have a lovely weekend!