Blog 29.09.23

 Our book this week was ‘Ruby’s Worry’ by Tom Percival.  In the story Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry.  At first it's not such a big worry, and that's all right, but then it starts to grow. It gets bigger and bigger every day and it makes Ruby sad. In the end Ruby discovers that talking to someone makes her worry disappear.

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

 Writing – Draw and write about things that worry  us

Maths – Put the worries in size order

Funky Fingers – Use the different materials to make a face

Outside – Find some flowers and use an iPad to take a photo

Creative – Create a picture of Ruby’s worry

Playdough – Use playdough to create a model of Ruby and the boy on the bench


The children did really well with their Rainbow Challenges this week.

 In maths this week the Reception children have been learning to sort objects and explain how they have sorted them, created sorting rules, compared amounts and done lots of doubling of numbers.   The Nursery children have been using Number Blocks to help them learn about number five.

 In Read, Write Inc. this week the Reception children have been learning the sounds t, i and n.  The nursery children have been playing listening games focusing on different sounds and making different vocal sounds.

 Our music this week was making body sounds.  We explored the different sounds we could make using our body.  We played a listening game and a repeating game, focusing on different ways of making sounds.  In PE we continued to practise our balancing.  This week we used benches to walk along.  We also tried to balance on one leg on the bench. It was tricky!

 In our book this week the colours on the pages change. The pages got darker and lost colour.  We sorted dark and light coloured pencils and created a picture using only dark or only light coloured pencils.  We thought the pictures we did with bright colours made us feel happy. We also did some writing this week about what makes us happy.  In the story Ruby gets the bus to school we decided that this told us that Ruby lived a long way from her school.  We looked at a map to see who lives the nearest to our school and who lives the furthest away.

 On Wednesday we had a fantastic day out.  We went to Heatherslaw Mill and found out how corn is turned into flour.  We retold the story of the little red hen who finds some corn, grows it, turns it into flour, makes some bread and then eats it.  We bought some flour form the mill and made our own bread.  We also went for a ride on Heatherslaw Light Railway.  It was really fun!  We had a picnic lunch at the castle and then got on the railway to go back.

 Starfish star of the week was Fedir for doing brilliant job of remembering all the Read, Write Inc. sounds that have been taught so far.

 Next week our story will be ‘Astro Girl’ by Ken Wilson-Max.