We have had so much fun this week learning about fireworks and have enjoyed talking about the bonfires and firework parties that we saw! We have been listening to fireworks and watching a video of a display and we wrote down the colours and sounds we heard. We have been using creative materials to make firework pictures, rolling a ball through paint to create a firework scene on black paper and have been mark making and writing tricky words in glitter!
We have practiced segmenting and blending again this week and are making progress with this. We read a story together and segmented each word. We have also been practicing re-reading sentences from the beginning to make sure we understand a story. We have been reading CVC words and matching them to pictures. This is linked to Phase 2 Letters and Sounds. Some of us have been reading and matching simple Phase 2 sentences.
We have been learning about flat shapes this week. We have been learning to name these simple flat shapes – circle, square, rectangle, oval, pentagon, hexagon, kite, rhombus. We have also been learning to identify and count the sides, corners and points. We have tried guessing the name of a shape when it is covered up and only part of it is shown. We have described what we can see and tried to use the words “curved” and “straight” when talking about the sides. We have also practiced forming our numbers the correct way.
We have enjoyed making poppies using the bottom of plastic bottles. We painted them red and black and these will be displayed with poppies from other classes to show we remember fallen heroes.
We have loved learning about superheroes this week! We have written in speech bubbles what we think superheroes might say, made a split pin Spider-Man and also had lots of fun exploring in our Autumn area!
In Literacy we have been focusing on segmenting and blending to read and write. We have been reading words for Spiderman that are VC and CVC words. We have been learning to write words within a phoneme frame by talking like a robot and writing the sounds in the correct order. Some of us have been learning to point to each sound and blend them together and make changes if we have written them in the wrong order. We have been learning to read tricky words this week and spot these in books.
In maths we have been learning one more this week, and some of us have been learning two more and ten more identifying the value of the digits in two digit numbers. We began by using objects and adding one more object to see how many there were altogether. Then we moved onto using a number line to understand that one means counting on to the next number. Some of us have been able to do this in our head with no visual support!
This week we have been learning about emergency services and the different services that are involved.
In Literacy we have been focusing on letter formation and have been practicing tracing letters and forming our own sounds. In phonics we have been practicing segmenting sounds and using a phoneme frame to write CVC words. We are learning to identify the beginning, middle and end sound by talking like a robot and adding the letters to the phoneme frame. We have been learning the concept of a word and that words are made up of sounds. When we have been reading we have been counting words by jumping over the white spaces.
This week we have been learning to split amounts into two groups. We have been doing this alongside our emergency services topic. We have been learning to show a number in different ways by playing a bunny ears game. We put our hands on our head and used our fingers to show an amount in different ways. We have been learning to explain what we said, for example “four and one make five, three and two make five.” Our goal is to make numbers without counting in ones on our fingers.