Blog 13.1.23

 This week our book of the week was ‘Be Brave Little Penguin’ by Giles Andreae.  In the story Little Penguin Pip-Pip would love to join in with all his friends swimming in the sea, but there's just one problem . . . he's scared of water. Pip-Pip overcomes his fears and finally take the plunge.  This story showed us that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of encouragement - and a whole lot of heart - to finally make that leap!

Our Rainbow Challenges this week have been related to this book:

 Writing – Write a fact about a penguin

Maths – Match the egg to the penguin to make pairs of numbers to ten

Funky Fingers – Balance the penguins on the iceberg

Outside – Find the hidden penguins

Creative – Make a snowflake

Playdough – Make an igloo for Pip Pip

 We did a great job of completing our challenges this week.  Nearly all the Reception children completed their challenges and their gold challenge–well done!

 In maths the Reception children have been learning about the number zero and how important it is. The nursery children have been looking at animal skin patterns and have been making lots of different patterns including musical patterns.

 In Read, Write Inc we have been recapping the sounds that we already know and have been reading and writing words using those sounds.  The nursery children have been playing some sound effect games and matching rhyming pictures.

The tuff tray this week has had shapes in that we used to make patterns, sugar cubes we used to make towers and igloos and  flour snow that we put the penguins in. 

 Our RE this term is ‘Special Places’.  This week we painted pictures and spoke about our special places:

 “My garden is my special place because I play football with my brother.  It makes me happy.”

“McDonalds is my favourite place because I get my favourite meal.  It makes me super happy and excited.”

 “My secret den in my home is special.  It has Bluey in it.  I feel good when I go there.”

Next week we will start our ‘Long, long ago’ topic and book of the week will be ‘Gigantosaurus’ by Jonny Duddle.