This week our book of the week was ‘Toot and Pop’ by Sebastien Braun. The book is about Pop, the tiny tugboat who works hard helping all the big boats in the harbour. That is, until the day a huge new ship, Toot, is launched. Toot doesn't want help from anyone--especially Pop. But when Toot runs into trouble, it's up to little Pop to come to the rescue!
Our Rainbow Challenges this week have been related to boats:
Writing – Write about what a tug boat does
Maths – Find the pairs of boats and sails that make ten
Funky Fingers – Use sticky dots to fill boat
Outside – Make a tin foil boat and count how many marbles it will hold before it sinks
Creative – Make a boat from recycled materials
Playdough – Make Toot and Pop from playdough
In maths the Reception children have been using different things to work out pairs of numbers to ten. They have also been problem solving using Numicon. As we have been learning about boats this week we have also made boats using different shapes. The nursery children have been recognising numbers to ten, counting up and down and matching numerals and spots.
In Read, Write Inc the children have been practising and recapping the ‘sounds that they know, using them to read and write words. The nursery children have continued to learn about the Three Little Pigs story. They have been using instruments to make sounds for the story.
We have loved playing in the snow this week and have spent a lot of time learning outside using snow.
In the tuff tray this week we had some gelli baf which we loved playing with! We have also had water in the tuff tray and made our own boats as well as playing with some.
Our RE this half term is ‘Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?’ This week we thought about what palm leaves remind Christians of. We watched the story of Palm Sunday and waved our own palm leaves. We then drew pictures of our favourite part of the story.
Starfish Star of the Week was Lucy. She wrote a brilliant list of all the different types of boats she could think of. Well done Lucy!
Next week our book will ‘The Train Ride’ by June Crebbin.