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Week Commencing 21st October 2013 - The Three Little Pigs

Mathematics

This week we have been learning our numbers up to 20. We have learnt to recognise them and count up to 20. We have also been using the number lines to help us with the counting and recognising and then learning 1 more and 1 less than a given number.

Literacy

We have continued to learn to hear blends in words and we are getting very good at this now. Stripe the puppet comes out to sound out words for us to blend together and say what they are. We are very much looking forward to our Phonics lessons starting after half term!

Our story this week has been ‘The Three Little Pigs’. As part of learning the story this week, some of us made our own ‘Three Little Pigs’ puppets on sticks to retell the story and some of us made some masks of the pigs and the wolf. Some of us wanted to perform the story of the Three Little Pigs so Mrs Wilkinson filmed us doing it!

Other Activities

We had a real treat this week when Martin the Puppet Man came to our school to show us a lovely performance of ‘The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse’. We had so much fun and thought the show was brilliant! After the show we discussed our favourite parts some of which were:

·         The two mice were called ‘Hickory’ and ‘Dickory’ and we knew these names from the nursery rhyme – We then sang the rhyme!

·         The farmer’s wife was funny when she saw the mouse, she wanted to cut off his tail! This reminded us of the nursery rhyme ‘Three Blind Mice’ – We sang this song too!

·         When the cat knocked on the door of the mouse he said ‘Little mouse little mouse, let me come in’ and the mouse said ‘not by the whiskers on my chinny chin chin’. – We were pleased to know that this was relating to our story of the week!

Here are some pictures of Martin the Puppet Man

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This week we have been thinking about the 50 year anniversary of Oakfield. Mrs Turrall showed us some books of what children used to do at school 50 years ago and what school would have been like. We discussed what has changed and what has stayed the same. We also looked at some old photographs that parents and members of staff had brought in. Mrs Wilkinson has been teaching us how to play ‘Cats Cradle’ which is very tricky!
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In our PE lesson this week, we looked at old games that children used to play including ring games such as ‘Farmers in his Den’, ‘Ring-a-ring of roses’, and ‘In and Out the Dusty Bluebells’. We learnt how to hula hoop and tried to do some skipping with a rope. Here are some pictures of us practising below.
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We have also learnt how to play hopscotch in the Saplings garden. Here we are having a go:

We have had a very busy first term at school and have already done so much learning! Now it’s time for a little rest ready to come back and do plenty more learning after the holiday!

Reminders:

PE Kits need to be back in school Monday 4th November

Thursday is Library day (books in the red zip folder) Children can bring these in to get new books

Have a lovely half term!

Mrs Turrall, Mrs Wilkinson and Miss Lewis