This week we have been reading stories about foxes and it seems the more we read about them the more we learn of their sneaky character! Children have loved the stories and this has been reflected in their play; making traps to catch the fox in construction, drawing and writing foxes on WANTED posters, drawing and labelling maps of Rosie the hen's walk. During their play children have been using new vocabulary, such as, sneaky, sly, gobbled, coop.
I have also been impressed with children practising their reading and writing independently.
Every day we learn phonics so we can develop the skills to become readers and writers. Here is a sample of books that show children practising new sounds and learning to spell using Fred Fingers.
We have been learning to make and describe patterns using shape, colour and size. Look out for the one where the boy made a pattern of shapes and told me "it's hexagon, square, rhombus."
The children have naturally been excited about Halloween and Bonfire Night this week so we have put some enhancements in their play to not only engage with their interest, but also develop their Maths skills (counting objects accurately), imaginative skills (making spooky potions) and fine motor and language skills (drawing fireworks). We have also discussed safety on bonfire night so I hope you all have a lovely celebration and we'll look forward to hearing the children talk about it next week!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.