Blog 07.06.24

This week we started our new theme of ‘Splish, splash, splosh’.  Our story this week has been ‘My Pet Goldfish’ by Catherine Rayner.  In the story the child narrating the story has been given their first ever pet: a tiny fish with shimmering scales and bright beady eyes… Their very own goldfish! The book also gives us facts about goldfish and their care.

Our Rainbow challenges this week have been:

Writing – Nursery: Label the parts of a fish and tell a grown up what your writing says Reception: Label the parts of a fish.

Maths – Nursery: Use Numicon to match the shapes to make a fish Reception: Use Numicon to make a fish.

Funky Fingers – Nursery: Use the fishing rod to catch some fish Reception: Use the fishing rod to catch some fish.  Match the answers to number sentences on the fish.

Playdough– Nursery: Make a goldfish Reception: Make a goldfish and give it a name.

Drawing – Follow the instructions to draw a fish

Creative – Nursery: Make an underwater scene Reception: Make an underwater scene and make a list of what you used.

Outside – Nursery: Make a leaf fish Reception: Make a leaf fish and talk about how you made it.

In maths this week the Reception children have been learning about odd and even numbers, sharing and doubles up to double ten.  The Nursery children have been learning about how to make 2,3,4 and 5.

This week in Read, Write Inc. the Reception children have ur, ai and a_e.  Some of the Nursery children have been learning the sounds w,x and z.  They have now learnt all the single letter sounds.  The other Nursery children have been listening to the difference in jungle animal sounds and making loud and quiet sounds.

We have also been making underwater scenes similar to the one in the book.  We have thought of lots of words to describe it.  The Reception children then wrote a description of what it looked like and made them feel.    In PSHE we have been thinking about our well being and Mrs Brierley helped us to learn about why we need to exercise.

Next week we will continue with our story  ‘My Pet Goldfish’ by Catherine Rayner.