This week the children have been continuing to practise their handwriting, reading and spelling. There are some great games being played to practise reading the tricky words. One of them involved slapping the word with a pen before his mum and sister did! Great fun! One of the children decided to write cards to some of the elderly people she knows as she was worried they might be lonely. How lovely and thoughtful and a great real life purpose for practising her handwriting.
In maths this week we've been learning to compare objects and say which is the heaviest and which is the lightest. The children have been using their arms as scales! They've also been learning about capacity and have enjoyed playing with water, rice and flour to investigate which container holds the most and least.
We've continued our learning about winter this week and have also moved onto learning about some of the animals that live in the Arctic and Antarctica. You can see some of the children have created pictures of some of these animals. They've also been busy baking to make biscuits or cakes on a winter theme. They look delicious!
I have uploaded the powerpoint about Arctic animals mentioned in the topic activities document which I sent you on Seesaw. If you are unable to open powerpoint files on your device the second file is a pdf version so you should be able to open this one. There are also some optional worksheets to support the learning in maths this week.
I will upload some of the photos that you send me so that everyone can see the brilliant learning you've been doing at home. This week we have continued to learn about winter. Here you can see we've been investigating how to pick up ice cubes with string using salt. One of the children then decided to make potions using the water and ice cubes. What a great idea!
In Maths we're learning about number bonds to 5 and you can see that the children have been learning about these in different ways. One of the children also decided to group them and count them in twos. Amazing!!
Some of the children have been having fun outside. One of them has been making a water and mud slide in her garden! She's even drawn a picture of her slide. After learning about ice she also made some chocolate crispies as she remembered that chocoalte melts like ice.
On a winter walk one of the children talked about the clothes we wear in winter to keep us warm. This led onto talking about wool and where it comes from. She found some sheep's wool in the hedge so decided to make a pompom sheep when she got home. Isn't it brilliant?
We've been busy making playdough at home and then building snowmen. We've also created winter scenes using things we've found at home or in our gardens. The effort put into making these has been fantastic!
Please keep sending your photos. It's lovely to see what you're learning at home!
I have uploaded the Maths challenges which I mentioned in the topic plan that I sent to you on Seesaw. You don't need to print these but they'll give you some ideas. I have also uploaded some optional worksheets that you can download and print which will support the maths learning this week. Some of the activities are easy to copy onto a piece of paper if you don’t have access to a printer but would like to do them.
I've been so impressed by how you've engaged with the home learning activities I've set this week. A massive thank-you to all of you!
Here a few photos that some of you have sent in so far. The children have been busy practising their letter formation in their daily handwriting sessions. I love the fact that because they can see me on the video they think I can see them! According to many of the parents this has kept them focused and has ensured that they try really hard.
They have been learning about more and fewer in maths this week and have played games to reinforce this learning. Below you will see one of the children playing a game where they have to throw things in a bucket and keep score to see who wins. A really fun way to learn!
As well as learning phonics and maths they've also been having fun and keeping active by dancing with Jump Start Johnny. Just like we do when we're in school. As our topic is based on winter at the moment the children have also been investigating what happens to ice when they put it in cold and warm water. There have been some great predictions from the children about what they think might happen.
Thank-you again for putting so much effort into your children's learning and thank-you for sending me photos and videos. It's been lovely to see the children enjoying their learning this week.
Most of the home learning will be sent to you on Seesaw. However, there are some files that are easier to put on here. I have included a maths powerpoint presentation which reinforces the learning about more and fewer this week. I had to save it as two files (part 1 and part 2) as it was too big to upload. There are also two worksheets which will support this learning. This week our topic is winter so I've included a variety of activities which link to this topic. These are all optional as most require a printer. All the phonics, maths, writing and topic activities sent on Seesaw will not need to be printed.
The children in Harlyn Bay have had lots of fun starring in their own Nativity film. We hope you enjoy it!
This week we've been learning about why Christians celebrate Christmas. We've been practising some Christmas songs and have had fun dressing up for our Nativity film. We've had lots of fun working together in our forest area to make dens and have loved playing with the 'snow' in the tuff tray.
Come back next week to see our Nativity film.
Christmas has started this week in Harlyn Bay. We've been busy decorating the Christmas tree and making paper chains and snowflakes to decorate the classroom. It was quite tricky to make the snowflakes as it was difficult to cut the shapes out but the children persevered brilliantly and were very proud of themselves when they managed to make them. Some of the children drew some brilliant snowmen pictures on the iPads today.
This week we've continued to learn about healthy eating. We've learnt more about foods which are not so healthy and discussed why they're not. We then chose healthy food to put in our healthy lunchboxes. We then painted healthy food to put in our tummies. This week we've also been making delicious banana milkshake.
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