This week we have used Jack and the Beanstalk as our reading focus. We have been using it to recap some of our Maths learning, thinking about taller and shorter and comparing heights. We have also been using our sounds to write key words from the story and then using these words to write simple sentences about the story. Remembering to use finger spaces has been our focus when writing this week but also using our sounds carefully so that other people can read our lovely ideas.
We have carried on thinking about teen numbers as well, working on representing them using numicon, tens frames and in digits too. We have been using the language of one digit or two digit numbers and thinking about what those digits represent. In a teen number the ‘1’ at the start is not just a 1, means one 10 and then the second digits tells us how many more (17 = one 10 and 7 more).
Our caterpillars are still in their cocoons – we are learning to be very patient! This has given us another great opportunity for some independent writing to explain what’s been happening. But as for our beans… well there’s no sign of any movement there so let’s hope we get some sunshine next week to give them a helping hand!!
On Tuesday, we had a real treat and had a chance to watch ‘The Wizard of Oz’ by a fantastic theatre company. In the past, there has been a group of live actors and they bring the set along. This year was a little different with just one actor and lots of pre-recorded acting and singing on a big screen. The children loved it and have been talking about it all week!
Next week we are hoping to see some changes with our beans and our cocoons too – with hopefully lots more opportunities for learning, discussions and writing too! We will also continue looking at teen numbers in Maths and recapping the trigraphs ‘air’, ‘ear’ and ‘ure’ in Phonics sessions too.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend. Hopefully it won’t be as wet as the last one! See you bright and early on Monday, ready for our last 4 days before half term.