This week we have been learning all about what it is like at the seaside. We looked at pictures of the seaside and talked about the features; beach, sea, fairground, pier, harbour etc. We talked about the different activities that people can do at the seaside and the food that we can eat there, like fish and chips, ice cream and sticks of rock. We also watched a video of sticks of rock being made! We looked at a map of Britain and saw where we are in Repton. We looked at where the seaside towns are and talked about how they are on the edge of the land. Therefore we do not have a seaside as we are not at the side of the sea!
We also learned about staying safe in the sun by drinking lots of water, wearing a sun hat, sun cream and staying in the shade.
Continuing our story, ‘Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish’, we thought about how the man in the story could make the world better again. We all wrote instructions to him using imperative verbs; telling him what to do. We wrote things such as, ‘Plant more seeds. Grow more trees. Pick up the rubbish. Let the birds come back’. The children are all writing so independently now, which is fantastic.
In maths we read the story ‘Pattern Fish’ and spotted the repeating patterns on the fish in the story. We made repeating patterns of our own using a variety of equipment. They were fantastic!
In Forest school, we also continued the theme of patterns and made our own rings of repeating patterns. These were magical rings for the fairies and elves. They stand in the middle and vanish to another special place when the pattern is correct! We hope they use them this evening when we are at home!
The children had a fantastic time at Sports Day and they all did so well! Thankfully it was not too hot, and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you to all the parents that came down to watch!
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 and stay safe in the sun.