We have been reading 'Katie in London' - a story about a girl and her brother who visit London and go sightseeing with one of the Lion statues in Trafalgar Square. We have been learning about famous London landmarks, such as the London Eye. St. Pauls Cathedral, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace. We have been drawing, painting and making models in provision. We have also been thinking about The Queen and getting ready for the jubilee celebrations.
We have had visitors in class - ducklings! We loved watching them move around. They seemed a little nervous and liked being together; we think that made them feel safe. They felt very soft but were a bit fidgety.
An important part of our day is being active outdoor. It's important for our physical and mental well-being. This week we have also been planting tomato plants to learn about growing.
We do Read Write Inc every morning in Bear Cubs, just like KS1. We learn sounds, we learn to read sounds in words and we learn to spell using sounds and write sentences. A lot of our work is done with a partner - we learn skills such as following the text as a partner reads. Reading at home is key for extra practise too.
This week we have continued our learning about the story 'The Tiger Who came to Tea.' We have learnt how to make a cup of tea and use good manners to serve it to our friends. We learned that a teapot has a spout, a handle and a lid so you can pour hot water in and it stays hot. We used a teacup and saucer to drink our tea and even dunked a biscuit in! However, we learnt that the biscuit turns soggy when it's wet.
We have also been practising our independent writing to write invitations and take orders in our tearoom.
Elsewhere in provision children have been extremely creative - making, singing, building - showing us their interests and skills.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.