Blog 22.9.23

Our book this week was ‘So Much’ by Trish Cooke.  In this story mum and baby are home alone when – DING DONG! – Auntie and then Uncle and Nannie and Gran-Gran and the cousins come to visit. And they all want to hug and kiss and squeeze and eat the baby right up – because everybody loves the baby SO MUCH!.

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

 Writing – Write the people who come to visit baby

Maths – Count the faces and match the Numicon

Funky Fingers – Practise writing ‘m’

Outside – Make some food for the party in the mud kitchen

Creative – Paint a picture of your family

Construction – Stack the blocks like the baby did

 This was the first week of Rainbow Challenges and everybody had a really good try at completing them.

 In maths this week the Reception children have been learning the language match, same, sort and compare and have been completing activities to help them understand the words.   The Nursery children have been using Number Blocks to help them learn the numbers 1,2 and 3, recognising and counting.

 The Reception children began Read, Write Inc this week and learnt the sounds m, a, s and d.  The nursery children have been playing listening games focusing on different sounds that can be heard around the home.

 Our music this week was making vocal sounds.  We explored the different sounds we could make using our voices.  Some of us were the conductor and instructed the other children on what to do.  In PE we practised  balancing along lines on the floor.  We tried to balance on one leg for a count of five.  It was quite tricky!

 In our book of the week there was a party, we made a list of all the people that were invited and then made some invitations. We also sequenced some pictures from the story, thought about how the baby felt loved and discussed what people do to make us feel loved.

 In RE we started our ‘Being Special’ theme.  We thought about how babies are welcomed into families when they are born.  We looked at the baby pictures we had brought in to try and see if we could guess who they were.  It was quite tricky as we had changed a lot!

In preparation for our Harvest Festival at the end of the week we went to Mrs Threlfall's mum's garden to look at all the fruit and vegetables that she is growing.  She let us pick some of her apples and Mrs Cotton helped us to make some very yummy apple pies!

 Starfish star of the week was Anna for learning the routines of our class and quickly settling into school.

 Next week our story will be ‘Ruby’s Worry’ by Tom Percival.