Shooting Stars are learning and talking lots about their families this week in nursery. They have shared the book "Love Makes a Family" which has all different kinds of families in it. Lots of the children have brought in family photographs from home and have loved sharing these with their friends at group time. They have been able to talk about who is in their photo while their friends listened carefully. The photographs are now on display in the home corner to promote talk as the children play. They will also be talking about who is older and who is younger to support the children's early understanding of History.
At carpet time, they have been using the "Singing Hands" to help them learn Makaton signs for the different family members. This really supports the children's developing communication skills and helps everyone to be able to communicate with each other.
In their provision, they are exploring the following:
-using mark making to create faces of different family members in the paints and the mark making area.
-exploring cutters of different family members in the play dough area.
-lots of books about families have been added to our reading garden.
Year 2 and 3 have been using their knowledge of historical periods in Spanish!
During history lessons the children learnt the 4 time periods; stone age, bronze age, iron age and the Roman Empire.
Their Spanish unit for this half term is Britain through the ages.
This week they learnt how to say the following 4 time periods in Spanish! What a great way to recall their historical knowledge of the time periods and key vocabulary!
Stone age - lie dat de pee - ed - ra
Bronze age - li dat de bron-say
Iron age - lie dat de hair-oy
Roman Empire - lay em-peer-i-ow row-marn-o
* Please note the Spanish phrases above are spelled how we say them rather than in actual Spanish.
Our wonderful history display is located in the hall where all children in school have the opportunity to review their learning and to see what other classes are learning. The photos and text share each classes achievements and showcase the key knowledge they have learnt throughout previous terms.
If you get chance please have a look at all their hard work!
Early Years children begin learning about history by first learning about themselves, their family and their community. Developing and securing this knowledge enables them to progress onto learning about things that happened in the past.
This week Team EO's learning has been focused around the question “What jobs are in the community?”. They started the week reading ‘When We Grow Up’ by Melanie Walsh which introduced them to a variety of jobs and explained what these jobs involved. Following on from this the children used the stem sentence “When I grow up I want to be…” with their talk partners and then shared their ideas back as a class. Team EO have lots of ambitious careers such as ballerina, rockstar, vet, doctor, teacher, engineer, builder and firefighter to name a few. They also listened to the stories ‘When I Grow Up’ by Tim Minchin and ‘A Superhero Like You’ by Dr Ranj.
As part of their learning this week their home corner was turned into a bakers, they have been junk modelling emergency vehicles and drawing pictures to show what they want to be when they grow up!
Miss C Clementson and Mrs S Allen
Wombwell Park Street Primary School,
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