The children continued to work on their description of the properties of shapes ensuring they could discuss corners, sides and whether they were straight or curved.
Please continue to support your child in learning the shape names as well as discussing their properties why not make a game of who can spot the most shapes around the home or whilst out shopping?!
The children were also very excited about the arrival of the chick eggs! They have been fascinated to watch them hatch throughout the week!
They also learnt about the stroy of The Good Shepherd and the lost sheep. This is served as an introduction to how we must say sorry and the great news that Jesus will always forgive us if we do.
This week the children will continue Stage 3 of the Floppy’s Phonics programme and will be introduced to the phonemes ee and igh. We will be using these sounds and those learnt so far to blend the sounds (push sounds together) to read words and segment (break sounds up) in a word to spell.
We will introduce the next set of tricky/high frequency words this week: that and have. Also, as usual, we will also be reviewing the tricky words learnt to date.
AS well as working on our numbers which this weeks is all about the composition of 7, we will now move on this week to learn about 3D shapes. The children will begin by ensuring they know the names of different 3D shapes. They will learn the terms for describing 3D shapes and compare 2D and 3D shapes through sorting them.
Literacy and Topic
Next week the focus will move away from dinosaurs big and move on to minibeasts small! We shall be using the book, "Excuse but That`s My Book!" from the Charlie and Lola series as a springboard to the topic. If you would like to share the book before Monday with your child, you can find a link to the cartoon version HERE.
The children will be continuing to build sentences by repeating phrases such as "Here is a..." "It has...." to help them learn key words whilst building on their phonics we will look at writing about the features of different insects. We shall also continue to focus on non-fiction books during literacy and guided reading discussing the features of non-fiction books such as contents page, subheadings, labels, index and glossary and the features of a report.
We will also continue to observe the chicks now they have hatched and write some facts about them as well as draw some observational pictures.
Have a great weekend!
See you on Monday
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