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Week Beginning 13th May 2019

This term in our maths work Darwin class have been learning to use the positional words 'in, on and under' to follow a simple request.  The children have been using different objects and equipment to put item in different positions.  We had lots of fun using some of the soft play equipment to follow instructions such as, 'put the elephant on the trampoline'.

Week Beginning 29th April 2019

Darwin class have had a busy two weeks since their Easter holidays and they have enjoyed listening to our new story for the term - The Train Ride by June Crebbin.  The children have listened to the story and used the symbols, matching these to the pictures on each page.  We have been practising our signs and the children are trying hard to use these to describe what they can see in the story.   

Week Beginning 11th March 2019

This term in our Maths work we have been learning all about big and small and using this terms to compare and match different objects.  The children have done some super work finding similar objects and identifying the biggest and the smallest.  Some of the children are now sorting up to four objects in size order using the symbols for support. 

Week Beginning 25th February

This week we have started listening to our new story for the term, 'Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell.  The children have really enjoyed listening to the story in a small group, looking at the book and watching the interactive story on the whiteboard.  The children have used the symbols of each animal from the story to match to the pictures in the book and begin to recognise, name and sign each character.

Week Beginning 11th February 2019

This week in our English work the children have been learning the animal signs in our story 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear what can you see?'  They have been using symbols to help them to practise each sign and identify each animal in the story.  We have also been using the colour symbols to match to each animal so we can learn each colour.  Some of the children are using their signs to describe each animal from the story e.g. 'Red Bird', 'Blue Horse'.    

Week Beginning 4th February 2019

The children are working really hard on their repeating patterns and this week we have been using 2D shapes to copy, continue and create all sorts of patterns.  Some of the children are trying really hard to recognise and match the shapes so they can copy different patterns.  Others have been making their own patterns using different coloured and sized shapes, well done Darwin you are working really hard.

Week Beginning 21st January 2019

This week the children have been continuing their work on the story 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?' They are starting to familiarise themselves with the story and some of the children are now joining in repeating words and phrases from the story.  We are learning all about the characters remembering the name and sign of each animal and matching the symbol to the pictures in the story.  The children are working really hard to learn each animal sign and recognise the symbol. 

Week Beginning 14th January

This term in our Maths work we are learning all about patterns.  The children have been working hard to copy and continue simple repeating patterns with different colours.  Some of the children have been using 2 stage patterns and some are now able to copy and continue a 3 stage pattern.  We have used the coloured cubes to remember the sequence and then try and continue the pattern independently.  The children are also trying hard to create their own patterns with different colours.

Week Beginning 7th January 2019

This week the children have enjoyed listening to our new story for the term 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?' They have all sat and listened to the story with Mrs Shipley looking at the pictures in the book and starting to learn the characters in the story.  We have also watched the story on the interactive whiteboard and some of the children have started to sing the song and learn the colours of each animal.
The children have been continuing their number work in Maths and this week with have been practising our number formation all the way up to 20.  The children have enjoyed using the interactive whiteboard to trace each number and practise writing the number themselves.  They have also been using the marble run numbers to remember how to form each number. 

Week Beginning 24th September 2018

This term our topic is 'All About Me' and we have been thinking all about ourselves, what we like and what we are proud of ourselves for.  In English we have been reading the story 'What I Like About Me' by Allia Zobel-Nolan, the children have enjoyed using symbols to help them describe different things about themselves.  We have used mirrors to explore our face, learning the names of different parts of our body and we have had fun drawing and painting our face in Art. 

Welcome back!

 

It's great to be back after our summer break... we hope you all had a fantastic holiday.  The children have settled straight into their new routines and are certainly enjoying being at back at school.  We have been super busy starting our new topics and the children have had lots of fun in their Maths work this week.  We are developing our knowledge of numbers all the way up to 30, reading, writing, counting and matching using lots of exciting activities to help us learn.

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