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Friday 17th September
We've had such a lovely end to the week in Owl Class. We loved getting outside for our Topic lesson yesterday where we used natural resources to create self portraits! Have a look a the pictures below. We had fun learning about and exploring pitch in Music. Today we enjoyed our PE lesson with coach Piercy and demonstrated some great listening skills and growth mindset. We also worked on our fine motor skills cutting and tearing to create some seriously cute owls. We've also managed to squeeze in some English and Maths activities too! The children are definitely ready for the weekend.
Next week we are starting with Phase 5 phonics and the Year 1 common exception words. Each week the following week's words will be put on here so you know what we are focussing on in Phonics each day. We will provide further information regarding phonics next week.
Next week's common exception words: a, the, do.
Next week's sounds: ay & a_e
Wednesday 15th September
Another busy week in Owl class. The children know their morning routine very well and are changing their reading book first thing without much support. We are very proud of them. We have been continuing with our learning of place value in maths, and discussing the purpose of a label. The children have written a label for an object in class and used their phonic knowledge to do this. They are being sensible during exploring time and are choosing a variety of activities to engage in. They are also mastering the art of tidying up, even if they haven't played with certain objects they are willing to help tidy the whole class. Huge well done. Here are a few photos of this week so far...
Friday 9th September
What a great first week it has been in Owl Class! It has been lovely getting to know the children and we are extremely proud of how they have settled back into school life. We've painted self portraits, thinking about the shape and position of our features and have written about some of the amazing things we can do, inspired by the book 'Barry the Fish with Fingers'. The children have enjoyed playing and learning with their friends during exploring time and have adapted to new routines well.
We are very much looking forward to the year ahead!
Tuesday 7th September
It's been a hot start to the new academic year! The children have loved exploring and learning outside in the sunshine, and today was our first 'Picnic Lunch'. They made their own sandwich and ate it outside in the shade, chatting to their friends. It was lovely to watch them feeling very proud of themselves, telling each other what sandwich they had made! We have started to revisit some place value maths skills, and will continue with this over the next couple of weeks. The children have written about their summer holiday, and loved talking about what they enjoyed the most. They have had a busy start, but such a fun one too! Here are some pictures of the last couple of days...