Blog 17.3.23

This week our book of the week was ‘The Train Ride’ by June Crebbin.  The book is about a little girl and her mother who board a train in town and set off on a journey through the countryside. As they travel, the girl looks out of the window, asking "What shall I see? What shall I see?" She sees sheep, cows, horses and much more!

 Our Rainbow Challenges this week have been related to trains:

 Writing – Write about the story

Maths – Find the coins to pay for the train tickets

Funky Fingers – Use five different coloured pens and keep inside the train tracks

Outside – Make a train track using sticks

Creative – Use sponges to print a train

Playdough – Make a train playdough

 In maths the Reception children have been sharing different items, using the language more, less and fewer and have been practising writing numbers.  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 continuing to practise and recap the sounds that they know, using them to read and write words.  The nursery children have been identifying different sounds and copying different rhythms.

 In the tuff tray this week we had the hexbugs and have had great fun making walls for them to bounce off.  We also enjoyed exploring the shaving foam and experimenting with different wheels looking at the patterns they made.

 As we have been learning about trains this week we investigated the loan box from Bailiffegate Museum.  We looked at the flags, whistle and lantern.  Some of us got dressed up in clothes that people would have worn on the railway in the past.

 On Tuesday One Tenth Human Science Roadshow came into school.  Two characters called Scribble and Clipboard had to sort the recycling but they kept finding new things to investigate.  They found an egg hidden in the rubbish and they needed our help to rescue the unborn chick!  We discovered lots along the way!

 On Thursday we went to visit Aln Valley Railway where we got to go for a ride on a train and find out about steam trains and carriages.  In the afternoon we went to Embleton Mill Farm to find out about different types of farm vehicles.  We all got to sit in the tractor!

 Our RE this half term is ‘Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?’  This week we were learning about why we have eggs at Easter.  We found out that eggs represent new life and Christians believe that Jesus came back to life at Easter.

 Starfish Star of the Week was Joseph.  He did three sentences for his writing challenge without any help.  He remembered to use the sounds that he has learnt and remembered finger spaces and full stops.  Well done Joseph!

 Next week our book will be ‘Harvest Fire’ by Tim Lerwill.