Hubble's Birthday!

Today we have been celebrating Hubble's first birthday! We decided to have a party for him. We all helped to decorate the classroom by making banners and cards as well as streamers. Hubble loved his party morning!

At the party we had pin the nose on Hubble bear, dancing, musical chairs and musical bumps. We all sang happy birthday to Hubble and helped him to eat his birthday cake!

 

1 Less

This week we have been learning about 1 less. Can you find the answers to these problems?

 

If there were 4 bears asleep in the cave and 1 woke up and went for a walk, how many bears would be left?

 

If there were 10 bears having a party in the cave and 1 went home early, how many bears would be left?

 

Can you think of any more problems to work out?

Try using these words in your number problems….. less, take away, count back.

We Went on a Bear Hunt!!!

Today we went on our own bear hunt. We got dressed in our wellies, coats, hats and scarves and began our journey to find a bear!

 

We're going on a bear hunt.

We're going to catch a big one.

What a beautiful day!

We're not scared.

Uh Oh! Steps!

Up and down steps.

 

UP ......DOWN...UP...... DOWN....UP ......DOWN......UP ........DOWN!

 

Uh Oh! A Tunnel!

A windy windy tunnel!

 

Windy .....Windy..... Windy ........Windy!

 

Uh Oh! Trees!

Tall Wavy Trees!

 

In and Out .....In and Out.......In and Out!

 

Uh Oh! A Playground!

A Big Wide Playground!

 

Stamp Stomp.....Stamp Stomp.......Stamp Stomp!

Uh Oh! A Hill!

A steep green hill.

 

Pull and Climb..... Pull and Climb....... Pull and Climb!

 

Uh Oh! A Teepee!

A dark Gloomy Teepee!

 

One shiny wet nose!

Two big furry ears!

Two big goggly eyes!

IT'S A BEAR!!!!!!!!

 

Luckily it was a friendly bear!!

We get to take him home for 1 night each to share an adventure with him. In the morning we bring him back to school for his next adventure with another child.

 

He came with a diary so we can write down our adventure to share with the class the next day!

 

We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

We have been busy learning about the bear hunt story and writing about the different things we may see on the way!

We Collaged the places in the story and put ourselves into the picture! Can you see us?

 

We also made our own musical bear hunt story. If you come to show and share on Monday you will be able to see it!!

Can you see the different instruments that we used?

 

NSPCC Dance-a-thon!

We have done our ‘dance-a-thon’ as our sponsored event for the NSPCC and now know some of the old favourites such as ‘Macarena’ and ‘The Superman Song’! We were exhausted!!

 

Brown Bear

We read the story of brown bear this week. We then decided to make up our own characters by choosing a new animal and a new colour! We made animal masks with our new ideas by painting the mask and cutting and sticking items on to make it look like our new animal. We are going to make our very own brown bear story by using the repeated language of the book and our masks.

 

Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you see?

I see a...............................

..........looking at me!

Sound Wallets

Yellow sound wallets have come home for the first time this week as well. Four new sounds will be put in on a Friday so that there is time to practise and learn the new sounds over the weekend ready to use and apply them during our phonic activities the following week. Homework sheets are sent home alongside the new letters to show the Jolly Phonics movements of the letters and it is important to remember to use pure sounds (a good youtube video clip to refresh your memory is ‘Articulation of Phonemes’)

What can you do with your sounds at home?.........

•          Play games to recognise the shape of different letters

•          Practise making the sound to match the letter

•          Find the letter when you make the sound

•          Write the letter shape (bubbles at bath time or shaving foam on the kitchen worktops are good fun!)

•          Learn the alphabet name

•          You make a word and your child blends the sounds to read it

•          You say a word and your child segments the word to make it

 

There will also be a yellow ‘Challenge Card’ which shows a list of words that you can now sound out to make and read with the new letters, and  the ‘Tricky Words’ which are the common irregular words for Year R children to use in their writing and read in their books.

We are learning to read!!!

All children now have a new Oxford Reading Book in their book folder. These guided reading books are changed on the same day once a week and will have been shared at school before they are sent home. As your child learns the words in their Word Wallet, they will be ready to move up through the different stages of books.

Watch out for stickers in the Homework Dairies to tell you the reading strategy to practise when moving up to a new stage!

 

Most children will have a discussion book without words. When sharing these books at home it is important that your child tells the story through the pictures, no story is wrong! Talk about the front cover, title, author and illustrator and practise turning the pages and finding page numbers. Encourage discussion about what is happening in the pictures to tell the story, decide what people could be saying and predict what might happen next. At the end of reading the story, you could talk about what you liked or disliked about the story and whether it reminded you of anything that has happened in your own experience. There are also ideas on the inside of the cover too!

 

‘Read to Me’ books or colour stickered book band books can still be changed as often as children read them at home and you record them in the Diaries. We will soon be starting Library change so there will be a book for you to share together and there may be as many as three books in the book bags at any one time! Enjoy watching your child learn to read with you!

Autumn Wellie Walk!

Goslings have had great fun this week exploring the changes in our environment. We have noticed that we need to wear our jumpers and coats as it is getting colder! We have also noticed the leaves on the trees changing colour and falling to the ground.

The gorgeous goslings could not resist to take the opportunity to have some fun with all the leaves on the ground on our Wellie Walk! How many smiles can you see?

Being Healthy

Keeping Healthy

We have been learning how to keep ourselves healthy by the food that we eat, the exercise that we do and the way that we keep ourselves clean.

How many fruit and vegetables do you eat every day? Do you finish your water bottle at school? Do you do lots of exercise?

See what we do at school to keep ourselves healthy.

Write Dance!

We have been practising our pencil grip and strengthening our core muscles using WriteDance at school in readiness for writing. We used big movements to draw circles and eights in the air with rainbow scarves, matching them to the music, before drawing them down on paper.

If you would like to help at home you could strengthen hand muscles by squeezing sponges at bath time, watering the garden with spray bottles or screwing up old newspaper in to tiny balls – don’t forget to use both hands!

All of our hand control activities help to develop a good pencil grip.

 

 

Pablo Picasso!

Pablo Picasso came to visit us at school! He told us about his pictures of faces with eyes and mouths in the wrong places. He loves to use different colours too! He loves blue and white stripes.

We used scissors and glue to cut up photographs of our faces to make pictures like picasso. Look how funny we look!