This week we have been reading The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
We made bridges in the construction area to take the goats safely across the river. We used a variety of different materials to test if they were strong enough. We tried different ways of connecting them together to see which worked the best. We sequenced the story using pictures and retold it to our friends using story language and key phrases from the book. We also made story settings for characters so we could re-enact the story in our small world area.
We used soft toys to retell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and have enjoyed joining in with phrases throughout the book. We all took part in drama activities and practised using different voices and actions for the three bears and Goldilocks. We used cubes to measure the bear's chairs and counted to see how high they are.
To develop our motor skills we challenged ourselves to pick up small objects within the space of a minute using tweezers. We even challenged our friends to see if we could beat them!
In phonics we have been learning some tricky red words and are learning to spot these in books and around our classroom. We are continuing to learn Set 1 and 2 sounds and some of us are making great progress reading "Fred in your head" to become fluent readers!
In maths we have been learning about subtraction. Firstly we began by learning the different vocabulary for takeaway and have been using the words "takeaway", "minus" and "subtract," We have also been using the words "how many are left". We used different resources to take away objects from a set number and counted them to find the answer. We were really good at making towers, taking some blocks away and counting how many were left! Next we counted out the number of blocks we need to start with from a larger group. We have all been reading subtraction number sentences and some of us have enjoyed writing them!
For Feel Good Friday we chose to do some dancing! Feel Good Friday is always one of our favourite days and we enjoy keeping fit and healthy. We have been talking about how our body feels different before and after exercise, We can't wait for next time!
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