This week we have been learning all about looking after our environment. We used the story Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish. The children wrote a letter to the man in the story to tell him not to mess up the earth. They are doing so well with their independent writing, we are so proud of their progress and they are certainly ready for year 1!
Our caterpillars have all hatched and we let them free in the Forest area. Please see the photos on our class page. The children were really excited to watch them fly away to freedom for a lovely life outside.
We all learned about recycling and sorted different materials into card, paper, plastic, glass and metal, ready to be recycled into something else. We learned where rubbish went and that we should never drop it as it causes damage to wildlife and the planet.
In maths we found the totals of two amounts using 10 frames. We wrote the number sentences ourselves and then began to record on our own ten frames to find the totals too.
We also learned about how sound travels through the air, by doing an experiment on the field. We played a musical instrument and then stepped further away to hear it again. Each time the sound got quieter but by the time it was at the other side of the field, there was a delay after it was hit to when we could hear it. We learned that sound travels in sound waves and takes time to reach our ears. We also could hear an echo from across the school; bouncing off the buildings from the agogo.
We also showed care for our environment by making bird feeders (fat balls) for the birds using lard and seeds. We hung them in our trees.
In Forest Schools we made our own musical instruments – shakers, and played them as we sang songs. Please see the forest school section on our webpage.
We had a fantastic time on Friday on a bouncy castle slide arranged very kindly for the whole school by Henry's parents! It was so much fun and we are very grateful - thank you!
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. 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.