This Week in Rainbows
Week commencing 8.03.21
Welcoming back everyone into our class and settling in activities throughout the week!
Communication, language and literacy-sharing weekend news, revising phase 3 through interactive activities. Learning the tricky word 'said' and sentence writing. Learning the digraphs 'oi' and 'er' in Jolly phonics and carousel activities.
Mathematics-introducing takeaway and solving sums practically to 10/20. Revising numbers to 10/20.
Topic-learning about the season of Spring and making Spring time pictures using a range of materials.
Week commencing 1.03.21
Communication, language and literacy-weekend news, blending and segmenting activities and revising phase 3. Learning the tricky word 'are' and writing sentences including these tricky words. Learning the digraph 'ur' and 'ow' in Jolly phonics through a range of practical activities.
Mathematics-sequencing and ordering the days of the week based on story work of the very hungry caterpillar. Exploring repeating patterns and shapes.
Topic-learning about the life cycle of a caterpillar.
World Book Day 4th March -sharing our love of stories in class and focused work on the story 'Giraffe's can't dance'.
Week commencing 22.02.21
Communication, language and literacy-partner work sharing our half term news. Learning the tricky word 'all' and writing sentences including tricky words. Learning the digraph 'ar' and trigraph 'igh' in Jolly phonics through a range of phonic activities.
Mathematics-introducing one less than and solving sums practically. Using beebots to estimate.
Topic-learning about minibeasts and habitats. Designing a minibeast using ICT and creating a minibeast model using different materials.
Week commencing 08.02.21
Communication, language and literacy-learning the tricky word 'they' and writing sentences including tricky words. Learning the digraph 'oo' and 'OO' in Jolly phonics through a range of phonic activities.
Mathematics-introducing 3D shapes and using mathematical language to describe their properties.
Topic-continuing our Chinese New Year celebrations and making dancing dragons and writing dragon stories.
We will be having a Chinese celebration afternoon on Friday 12th February where we will taste a range of Chinese food and have a go using chopsticks and use our lanterns to go on a lantern parade!
Kung hei fat choy!
Week commencing 01.02.21
Communication, language and literacy-learning the new tricky word 'you' and writing sentences including a range of tricky words. Learning the digraphs 'ee' and 'or' in Jolly phonics.
Mathematics-revising 2D shapes and using mathematical language to describe their properties. Introducing symmetry and repeating patterns in our shape, space and measures work.
Topic-Learning about the Chinese New Year festival and the animal zodiac. Using craft to make Chinese hats, animal masks and Chinese lanterns.
Week commencing 25.01.21
Communication, language and literacy-learning the new tricky word 'my' and writing sentences including these tricky words. Learning the digraphs 'ai' and 'oa' and taking part in Literacy activities.
Mathematics-continuing addition work to 20 and introducing estimation through practical activities.
Topic-houses and homes. Using junk modelling to build houses and thinking about different features of houses and story work relating to "The three little pigs".
Week commencing 18.01.21
Communication, language and literacy-revising all of the phonemes taught so far including blending and segmenting activities. Learning the new tricky word 'was' and including sentences with tricky words in.
Mathematics-introducing addition and solving sums practically to 20.
Topic-focused work on Julia Donaldson's story of 'The Gruffalo's child', designing a terrible creature using our imaginations and animal footprint matching activities.
Week commencing 11.01.21
Communication, language and literacy-orally blending and segmenting activities. Revision of all of the phonemes and tricky words taught.
Mathematics-solving one more than sums through practical activities. Begin to introduce addition sums and use mathematical language.
Topic-exploring the arctic and climates. Keeping warm during Winter and focused work on Penguins.
Week commencing 4.1.21
Communication, language and literacy-Christmas writing and speaking and listening activities. Revising all of the phonemes and tricky words taught so far.
Mathematics-solving one more than sums through practical activities. Forming and ordering numbers to 20. Using Numicon to support number learning.
Topic- Introducing and learning about the season of 'Winter'. Making snowflakes and learning about symmetry. Creating Winter pictures using different materials.
Week commencing 14.12.20
Communication, language and literacy- revising all of the phonemes, digraphs and tricky words taught so far. Oral blending and segmenting simple words.
Mathematics- number and shape Christmas games.
Topic- focused work on 'The Jolly Christmas Postman' and Christmas activities.
Makaton Performance 'Born this Night' Monday 14th December
Week commencing 7.12.20
Communication, language and literacy- weekend news, oral blending and segmenting activities, learning the digraphs TH, th and ng. Learning the tricky words 'we' 'me' and 'be'.
Mathematics-learning about 2D shapes and describing their properties using mathematical language. Making 2D shape pictures.
Topic-preparing for Advent, learning about the Christmas story and Christmas art and craft activities.
We will see a special visitor on Wednesday 9th December!
Week commencing 30.11.20
Communication, language and literacy- weekend news, learning the phoneme v and introducing digraphs qu, ch and sh. Learning the tricky words 'he' and 'she' and forming sentences with these tricky words in.
Mathematics- number recognition, counting and ordering activities to 20.
Topic- learning about Advent and making our own advent wreaths.
Daily practice of our Makaton songs "Born this Night".
Week commencing 23.11.20
Communication, language and literacy-weekend news, learning the phonemes w,v,y,z (zz) and learning the tricky word 'into'.
Mathematics-number based games including counting, ordering and writing to 20.
Topic-healthy living and sorting foods by different criteria. "The Enormous Turnip" activities and story retelling.
Week commencing 16.11.20
Communication, language and literacy-weekend news, learning the phonemes l (ll), f (ff), b, j and ss and learning the new tricky words 'go' and no'.
Mathematics-sorting and comparing groups of objects to 20 and using language including more, fewer and the same as.
Topic-continuing Diwali celebrations and creating Rangoli patterns. Learning about Autumn animals with focused work on hedgehogs and hibernation.
Week commencing 9.11.20
Communication, language and Literacy-weekend news, learning the phonemes d,g,o,u and learning the tricky word 'to'.
Mathematics-sorting and comparing groups of objects to 20.
Topic-learning about the Hindu festival Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita. Making poppies for Remembrance Day.
Week commencing 2.11.20
Communication, language and literacy-half term news, revision week of Phase 2 and learning the tricky word 'the'.
Mathematics-counting and forming numbers to 20. Solving word problems.
Topic- Firework day and Autumn time looking for signs of Autumn and making Autumnal pictures using different media.
Week commencing 19.10.20
Communication, language and literacy-weekend news and revision of all of the phonemes taught this half term. Oral blending and segmenting activities.
Mathematics-recognising, ordering and writing numerals to 20.
Activities throughout the week based on Julia Donaldson's "The Everywhere Bear".
Week commencing 12.10.20
Communication and language-learning the phonemes e,h,r,m and introducing the tricky word 'I'. Weekend news and speaking and listening activities.
Mathematics-recognising, counting and forming numbers to 20.
Topic-exploring our sense of taste through tasting different foods!
Week commencing 5.10.20
Communication and language- learning the phonemes p,n,c,k,ck and our weekend news.
Mathematics-counting,ordering and forming numbers to 20 through practical activities.
Topic-learning about parts of the body and making body models using plasticine. Activities based on the story 'Funnybones'.
Week commencing 28.9.20
Communication and language- starting Jolly phonics and learning the phonemes s,a,t,i and our weekend news.
Mathematics-recognising and ordering numbers to 20 and counting one to one correspondence.
Topic-learning about our sense of touch and exploring different textures.
Week commencing 21.9.20
Communication and language -weekend news, speaking and listening activities and singing nursery rhymes.
Mathematics -recognising and counting objects one to one correspondence.
Topic-learning about parts of the body, facial features and exploring our senses.