We have been reading 'Farmer Duck' - the story of a lazy farmer who stays in bed all day shouting orders to his weary duck. We have looked at the illustration of the farmer eating chocolates in bed and discussed how he needs to eat healthier food then he might have more energy to help the duck!
The children really enjoyed choosing healthy food to stock the farmer's fridge (whilst practising their cutting and sticking skills). The cake did look good but healthy choices were made!
This week we have changed our learning so that we can understand more about the significant event happening in our country at the moment. We have been discussing what The Queen did, what she looked like, where she lived and what will happen now - a new king. The children have had opportunities in their play to make castles and palaces and paint portraits of The Queen. In doing so they have learnt how to stack and balance blocks safely to make structures and how to mix powders to make different colours.
We have been in school a week now and we are already establishing good routines and learning what it is to be a good Bear Cub.
We have continued to enjoy learning from our story, Owl Babies and this week we have been learning about different types of owls and what makes an owl an owl! We have learnt out to mix red and black to make brown so we can paint owls and add features for more detail and texture. Of course we wash up our equipment after we have finished.
We have enjoyed our first kidnectics lesson with Coach Boots - we learn physical skills, such as balancing and jogging whilst we have fun!
I hope your children have been telling you about our phonics lessons too. Every day we learn to recognise, say and write a sound. We follow a phonics programme called Read Write Inc so watch this space for their progress and see us become readers and writers!
Developing good writing skills are a key part of school and when children are young it is important they develop strong hands and fingers so they can grasp pencils and make firm marks. Activities, such as threading, jigsaws and handling tools, such as tweezers help children strengthen their muscles and develop hand-eye coordination.
What a busy first day we have had!!!! I hope your children will be happy to tell you all about it but just in case here's a quick summary of some of the things we have been doing.
We have learnt a poem, learnt to recognise and write the sound 'm'. we have listened to two stories - one of the stories will be the focus for our learning next week - it is called 'Owl Babies', we played inside and outside - learning to play with all the resources and equipment and we have had lunch (this might have been the best bit for some...). What a fantastic start!
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