This week we have learnt some more friendly letter sounds and these have been: ‘oa’ ‘oo’ (short) and ‘oo’ (long). The two ‘oo’ sounds are short and long depending on the word that they are in e.g. c-oo-k and s-p-oo-n. The children have been looking at different word with the different spelling and sounding out words. We have also been spelling out words with all these sounds using Floppy’s Phonics programme on the interactive whiteboard.
In Maths this week we have been doing a lot of revision activities. We have looked at 2D and 3D shapes and learning the names of all the shapes and their properties e.g. how many corners they have, sides, edges and faces. We have also been revising time and looking at the clock to read o’clock and half past times.
As part of our book of the week this week ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, we have focussed on the days of the week and ordering them correctly and filling in our class calendar to show the correct day. We did a very hungry caterpillar maths activity which involved addition. We worked with our talk partners to take it in turns to answer a question and then to extend ourselves, we thought of our own questions to go on the back of the sheet.
This week we have been looking at the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. This book also links in with the topic of minibeasts that we started last week. We did a brainstorm of ideas that we wanted to do for the ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and have been very busy indeed! We got to work straight away at making our own large caterpillar, a cocoon and beautiful butterflies. These were all carefully painted by us and then hung up on display in the classroom.
3D Minibeasts!As mentioned from last weeks page, the children started to create some Paper Mache minibeasts. They dried for the children to be able to paint their minibeast and they have done a fantastic job. We had bumble bees, spiders, ladybirds, butterflies and many more. Here are the children finishing off their 3D minibeasts and they look fabulous on the display in the classroom!