This week we have been learning all about the letter “d”. We love playing pretend with the dinosaurs in class so we found them and decided to make some dinosaur prints. We dipped the dinosaur in the paint getting their feet covered in paint and then made footprints on a piece of paper. All children were able to hold the dinosaur and were confident individuals making their own footprints on their paper.
This week we are learning about “d”. The boys all love ducks and were so excited to colour and stick feathers to create their own duck. We also used lots of shapes of brown to create a dog. The boys also used purple triangles to create dinosaurs. The boys are confident individuals in copying the action and saying the sounds. They are then successful learners by following instructions and creating their own animals.
This week we did lots activities related to the sound “m”. On Monday we were successful learners and made a mouse we added whiskers, a nose and ears to a big brown M. On Thursday we made our own mirror with tin foil and added lots of jewels to make it sparkle. We also explored marshmallows and used spaghetti to make structured and different objects. We stuck eight pieces of spaghetti into one marshmallow to make an octopus. In the afternoon we used different materials to make a green M into a monster. The boys really enjoyed choosing their materials and every monster was different. We also read a story about a silly monster and his friends – everyone listened really well looking at the pictures of the different monsters.
This week has been such a busy week and we have not taken as many photos as we normally do.
We were making the “r” sound this week and made rabbits and robots on Monday. We also made a R road on Wednesday. The boys enjoyed making the r sound and doing the action.
This week we used natural materials to create letters of our name and also letters we have been learning about in literacy sessions. We collected natural materials from the sensory garden and then were able to fill the outlines of each letter with these materials ripping them into smaller parts.
Some pupils were able to say what each of the letters were and give the action we have been learning.
This week has been quick and very busy. Some of us enjoyed being in for full days and have enjoyed all the fun activities. We have been looking at the letter and sound “S” this week. We did lots of activities about “S”. We enjoyed looking in Mr Tumble’s spotty bag for “s” and things beginning with “s”. We were finding magnetic letters in spaghetti, we made our own spiders and played with the fish swimming in the water.
We also had a special job to do. We had to get our foot painted to make something special for later in the year. All the Sunflower boys really enjoyed this and have tickly feet.