This week we have continued our theme of traditional tales and the story was ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We talked a little about stranger danger as well as discussing the elements of a traditional tale.
In maths we have been looking at counting 5 objects and the different ways we can make the number 5 e.g. 1 and 4, 2 and 3 etc. We have also looked at numicon which are one type of maths apparatus that we use.
A numicon plate represents a number – the children learn to recognise this without the need to count the holes. We built up a number line using the numicon increasing the number by one each time to introduce the plates to the children.
We also did our first piece of independent writing where the children wrote about a story we had listened to about rabbits and spiders.
The number of the week this week is 5.
We have also started free flow between the two classrooms and the outside area. The children responded really well to being able to choose where they spent their time.
We have started to learn phonics too – the sounds we have covered this week are: l, t, i, c, o and i – you got a sheet in book bags with the story and the action on. There are lots of phonics resources out there to help e.g. on Education City and also Mr Thorne has some good apps and several you tube videos to help support phonics.
We also started squiggle which is movement to music to help develop gross and fine motor skills which the children really enjoyed.