Keep going, Keep growing
Welcome to the summer term in Class 6. We have only 4 weeks this half term but an awful lot of work to fit in.
This half term we are going to be learning about growth. We have already had some beanstalks grow in our classroom! During literacy we thought about why these might have grown and this has led us to learning about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. The children have enjoyed acting out the story using masks. We are going to try planting our own beans and creating an experiment to try to find out what plants need to grow.
In maths we have been learning about numbers and thinking about 2 digit numbers and learning what each digit represents. This has been helping us order numbers. We are now working on our addition skills and learning about number bonds.
Later in this half term we are hoping for the weather to be kind to us as we will be holding a Gardening Day where all the Foundation children will be taking part in a range of activities including planting their own seeds and some in our outdoor area.
The children will also be learning about healthy foods. We have already talked about and looked at different fruits and vegetables. We will be creating our own fruit smoothies that we will be tasting.
Who's Who - People who help us.
We are already in our 4th term at school. Time is flying!
This half term we are continuing our work about Who's Who but we are now thinking about the people who help us. We are starting by learning about the jobs some members of the school staff do for us.
We have already interviewed Mrs Darkin and found out about all the things she does for us in the office and around school. We are now going to use this information to set up a school office in our role play. We are also going to learn about the jobs that Mr Green our caretaker does and the School Crossing Patrol.
Later in the term we will further widen our topic to think about the jobs other people do for us including the Refuse Collectors and both the Fire and Police services. We are going to be visiting the Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield to find out about their vehicles, uniforms and jobs. Watch this space for photos of our visit!
In maths we are learning about money and the value of coins. We will then move on to learning about counting backwards and one less before we move on to subtraction.
We have had another very busy time in Class 6, I don't know where the time is going!
We have been learning all about ourselves. We thought about all the things we can now do compared to when we were babies. We also thought about what we would be able to do when we are grown ups. There were all sorts of ideas about what we could do when we are older, including decorating bedrooms and driving lots of cars and motorbikes!
We also have learnt about our senses. We found out we have 5 senses, the sense of sight, taste, hearing, touch and smell. We tried out different activities to test these senses including tasting different foods. Some of the food we tasted made us pull some funny faces!
It's a Celebration
Welcome back. This half term we are going to be very busy completing lots of different work, visiting new places and having new experiences.
During this half term we will be learning about a range of different celebrations including different religious celebrations. We have already been learning about Bonfire night and the children have had a great time making their own fireworks.
We will look at Diwali, birthdays, the Nativity and Hanukka during the half term. We discussing the similarities and differences between these different celebrations.
We will be visiting Perlethorpe on the 28th November. Whilst we are there we will be completing some Christmas crafts and also going on a journey to Bethlehem! Watch this space for photos.
We have already introduced the Christmas performance to the children. They are very keen to learn the songs and to dress up in their costumes!! These performances will be on the 11th December ( in the afternoon) and 12th December (in the morning). We hope you will be able to come and watch us.
We will keep you up to date with news and events.
Once upon a rhyme.
Welcome to Class 6.
The children have settled in quickly and are starting to make new friends from different settings. We are looking forward completing lots of new learning.
Our first topic is Once Upon a Rhyme. Each week we will be learning a new nursery rhyme (watch out for these in your child's poetry journal). The first week has been Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and we will be moving on to Humpty Dumpty, Incy Wincy Spider, Hickory Dickory Dock and Sing a Song of Sixpence.
In maths we are learning the about numbers to 10. We are looking at the different ways of representing each number. We will be moving on to looking at shapes, size and position.
Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and we will be able to develop our gross motor skills using bikes, climbing frames and small equipment outside.
We will have opportunity to discuss your child's progress and parents evening towards the end of the half term.