The weeks seem to be whizzing by. As always, your children have been busy and amazing this week. In phonics we have been learning the sounds x and y. As each week passes by the children are becoming more confident with their blending and their reading. The children have used their phonics skills this week to write a list of toys from the lovely story we read called The Magical Toy Box. They were able to stretch out the words and write down the sounds they can hear. Miss Edwards and I are really pleased to see the children improving their letter formation.
For our topic work this week we looked at how different toys move and if you push or pull them or if they are powered by a battery. We have also made and decorated our own teddy bear jigsaw. The children were very proud when they were able to piece their jigsaws back together!
In maths we have been consolidating 6, 7 and 8 and finding different ways to total 7 and then 8. The children used counters to put the spots on a ladybird (see picture).
This week was the celebration of Chinese New Year. In class we discovered how this is celebrated and watched a number of short videos. The children have been busy making collage lanterns, paper chain dragons and money envelopes. In your child's envelope they will have a lucky Chinese coin and they were given a fortune cookie to take home. Outside they re-enacted the dragon dance with children carrying the dragon and a child banging a drum (see pictures). There was lots of laughter and giggles during this activity.
PE continues to be a success for both children and coaches, Well done to the children who have been practising bouncing a ball at home!
This week Sai is our medal winner for being so very polite, kind, helpful and hard working. Sai put a great deal of effort in to his writing this week, stretching the words and writing down the sounds.
Next week is well being week and the last week of our Spring 1 half term. Please remember that your child is to come to school on Friday 11th February wearing something pink or red as it will be 'Random Act of Kindness Day'. It would be nice if you could talk to your child about acts of kindness they have done or can do.
Please continue to write in your child's reading record book when you have heard them read their books and their sounds and keep practising zipping up those coats.
I hope you have a lovely weekend
Mrs Spooner x