It’s great to be back together in the classroom and see everybody again. We’ve had a lovely but tiring week.
We’ve been getting used to being back in the classroom and remembering our routines. We’ve been talking lots about good listening skills and have been doing lots of activities to encourage us to work together.
In phonics we started the week learning the ‘sh’ sound, reading Julia Donaldson’s Sharing a Shell. We then used our plasticine to make our own friends sharing a shell.
Our second sound was ‘ar’ and a shark theme emerged. We have read lots of shark stories, learned lots of shark facts and even have a shark in our classroom! We started an underwater shark scene and did some lovely black pen shark pictures which we labelled to help with our descriptive writing. We’ve also been doing lots of reading and word building each day.
In numeracy we’ve been focusing on subtraction, initially looking at the concept of subtraction and using concrete materials like skittles to help us. We’ve also set up a shop in the classroom to help us with our numeracy – we have to add up the cost of different items and then work out how much change we need!