Spring 1 2021

Our first lesson on a Monday morning is Fitness and Dance.  This wakes us up for the day and gets us ready for a busy week of learning.  We have enjoyed sharing lots of stories and we have focused on traditional tales such as Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.  We use role play, puppets and other props to support the reading of the story and always have a song or two to join in with. 

Acting out The Three Billy Goats Gruff story

We have covered lots of topics in our Number lessons such as addition and subtraction, writing number sentences, finding missing numbers, number bonds, ordering and counting in groups of tens and twos. 

During our Phonics lessons we often have scavenger hunts to find objects that start with particular letters or have digraphs such as ‘ch’ in them.  We have been learning all about digraphs and how these have two letters but make one sound such as ch, sh, ng, ck. Some of us have been practising these at home along with our writing skills.

We have had fun in Science doing experiments linked to colours.  We made a circle of fruit sweets on a plate and then added warm water.  The warm water dissolved the sugar coating of the sweets and the colours made beautiful patterns like a rainbow.  Dylan and Harry enjoyed eating some of the sweets while they were doing their experiments at home!

The Walking Water experiment demonstrated capillary action when the water moved up the paper towels and into the next cup.  This is how water travels through the roots of plant up to the leaves.