Blog 8.3.24


This week we have continued to use the story ‘Stanley’s Stick’ by John Hegley. 

These have been our Rainbow Challenges this week:

Writing – Nursery: Draw a story map for ‘Stanley’s Stick’ Reception: Draw a story map for ‘Stanley’s Stick’ and label your pictures.

Maths – Nursery: Count the correct number of rings onto a stick (1-5) Reception: Count the correct number of rings onto a stick (5-10).

Funky Fingers – Nursery: Thread beads onto a stick Reception: Thread beads onto a stick using both your hands

Creative – Nursery: Decorate a stick  Reception:  Decorate a stick and make a list of what you used.

Construction– Nursery: Build a boat with a ‘fantastick sail’ Reception: Design and build a boat with a ‘fantastick sail’

Drawing – Follow the instructions to a dinosaur

Outside – Nursery: Write your name using a stick and mud Reception: Write your first and last name using a stick and mud.

 In maths this week the Reception children have been learning about the number nine and ten. They have also continued with counting in 2’3, 5’s and 10’s. The Nursery children have been practising counting to ten and have been identifying missing numbers when counting.

 This week in Read, Write Inc. the Reception children have been learning the sounds ‘ir’, ‘ou’ and ‘oy’. They have been using these sounds to write words.  The nursery children have been focusing on listening games and listening to sounds in words matching the sounds to pictures.

On Wednesday we played lots of different tag games with Sam from Newcastle United Foundation.  Our favourite games were ‘Stuck in the Mud’ and ‘Toilet Tag’.

 In music our musical story this week was ‘There was a princess long ago’.  We learnt the song and all the different actions for each verse.

 In RE our theme this half term is ‘Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?’.  This week we thought about how and why Christians help people during lent.  This fitted in well with our worship theme of ‘Service’.  We were able to think of lots of ways that we help people.  We drew our ideas on hearts.

 We looked at different types of sticks, some straight sticks and some twisted willow.  We discussed how they were the same and how they were different.  The Reception children wrote our ideas using the sounds that they know in their writing.

 On Thursday it was World Book Day.  We all went into the hall to look at pictures people had sent in of us reading in different places and reading to different people and our pets!   Orca class then came in to read us some of our favourite stories.

 This week it was Mrs Cotton’s birthday.  She brought us in some yummy chocolate cake to celebrate.  Happy Birthday Mrs Cotton!  Another exciting thing this week was that Annie’s mum and auntie showed us baby lambs.  The lambs were only three days old!  We got to stroke them.  We said that they felt soft.   We learnt that even though they have black spots on, when they grow up the black spots will disappear and they will just have black heads and legs.

 Our Starfish star of the week was Fedir for great reading.  Well done Fedir!

 Next week our story will be ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell.