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Week 6

This week we have learned about how we celebrate special times - in particular birthdays.  We began the week by talking about how we celebrated birthdays and what we did at a birthday party. The children tried to hear the initial sounds in party food words, stuck the picture into their writing books and write the initial sound.


We made food for our party at the end of the week to celebrate our class mascot 'Robbie the Robin's' 5th birthday.  We cooked cakes, decorated them, then made jelly, which we kept in the fridge overnight to set.


We read Kipper's Birthday by Mick Inkpen and, as a class, wrote a list of all the things we needed to do to get ready for a party.  


We also prepared for our party by making lots of party decorations at the art table.  We made paper chains and party hats as well as bunting!


In phonics this week we learned the sounds g, o and c.  The children now know 12 sounds are beginning to blend them as cvc words - they are doing really well with this.


We also had our first Forest School session on Thursday.  The children loved it - we learned the rules to keep safe in the forest and explored all the areas; telling the groups what we had found.  We then listened to the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and joined in with the patterns in the story.  We also loved our hot chocolate!  Photos from these sessions will appear each week in the Forest School section of our class page.


We further explored repeating patterns in maths too; making 1-2-1 patterns with natural objects from the forest, such as conkers, sticks, leaves, pine cones and pebbles.  The children were very good at making a repeating pattern with these as well as cubes in the classroom.


Have a lovely weekend - before the last week of our first term!  We can't believe this 7 weeks is nearly over.  The children have settled in fantastically and we are thoroughly enjoying teaching such keen learners.