Welcome to Mouse Class.
Well done Mouse class for having such an amazing half term! You have made Miss Saunders and Mrs Cousins so proud with your hard work, positivity, and enthusiasm to learn! It has been lovely to see your friendships develop more and more as the weeks have gone on. We have been accessing lots of fun activities together across the seven areas of learning and development; Literacy, Maths, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design and Communication and Language.
This half term we have enjoyed learning all about our topic, 'Once Upon a Time'. We have read lots of different traditional tales, such as The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have really enjoyed acting out the stories and interviewing the characters! I have loved seeing your Giant impressions! We have been able to write missing posters for the Gingerbread man, story maps and character descriptions. We have even decorated Gingerbread men, listening to instructions from our teachers and our friends. It has been lovely to see your imaginations take over as we have explored the stories! Keep reading your favourite tales at home- we can’t wait to hear all about them.
In Phonics, we have been looking at blending lots of different length words together that contain all of the sounds that we learnt in Phase 2 and Phase 3. We remembered to use our Robot arms to help us to segment and blend the words confidently. We have been sound detectives, spotting digraphs and trigraphs in words to help us read them too! Don't forget to keep practising all of your sounds and key words that have been sent out to you. I wonder if you can put any of your key words into a sentence. I would love to see!
We have really enjoyed learning new concepts in maths. We have been using resources from around the classroom to help us measure the length of the beds that Goldilocks slept in and the height of Jack's beanstalks. We have been looking at different patterns so that we could decorate the Gingerbread man, as well as carefully counting the buttons on his tummy! We have been looking at different ways to work out how to find one more than a given number. I wonder if you can find a number of objects around your house, count them carefully and work out what one more would be.
Next half term we have an exciting new topic: Under the sea’. We have loved looking at lots of underwater videos whilst having our afternoon register so now we will have the chance to learn more about these animals! We will be reading lots of exciting ocean stories and discovering what animals live under water! What is your favourite under the sea animal?