Numbers Numbers Everywhere

We are continuing to learn rhymes to help us with our numbers.

Down and over and down some more, that’s how we make the number 4.

Out of the farm and around the building, back up and shut the gate, down and around and a flag up high that’s how we make the number 5.

Around to a loop, number 6 rolls a hoop.

Across the sky and down from heaven, that’s how we make the number 7.

Make a ‘S’ and do not wait, when you get home you have an 8.

We are having fun exploring numbers.  On our number lines we are talking about numbers that come before and after.  We are also thinking about numbers that are one more than and one less than.

Meeting the Family

We are enjoying finding out about Kipper, Biff, Chip and their dog Floppy and are learning to recognise their names.  Did you know that Kipper’s real name is Christopher and that Biff is really Barbara and Chip is David?  This is what Kipper said when he was little because he found it difficult to say the names properly.

We read a story about Floppy  chasing rabbits in the mud and how he had to have a bath to get clean.  Afterwards Floppy was clean but everyone else was muddy!

Building Words

Jolly Phonics

We continue to enjoy finding out about our new sounds, their actions and songs.  We are very pleased with ourselves because we are beginning to use these sounds to help us read small words.

Computer Time

On a Monday afternoon we enjoy using the computers in the library. This block we are practising using our fingers to control the mouse.

Jolly Phonics

We have begun learning our Jolly Phonic sounds. We have had great fun meeting Sammy Snake, Auntie Ant and Inky Mouse. We all enjoyed watching Mr Tall and Mr Tickle playing tennis. Each of the sounds have a song and action that help us to remember them. We also make  models and pictures about the different sounds that we enjoy taking home to share with our grown-ups.

Meeting Inky Mouse

Making Auntie Ant

Sammy Snake slithering on the smart board!

Ants on Michael’s pizza!

Number Fun

We have been practising writing our numbers. We have special rhymes to help us remember how to form our numbers correctly.

Take your pencil for a run that’s how you make a number 1.

Half a heart says I love you and a line makes number 2.

Round the tree,  round the tree that’s how you make a number 3.

How will we find out about hedgehogs?

We talked about how we could find the answers to our questions. Here are our ideas:

How to find out about hedgehogs

Lachlan/Sandy   – use the computer to get information

Sam  – go outside to a forest to look

Amber B/Tilly    – Look on the ground for clues like footprints

Dylan     – look on the ground for holes

Rory – look around the roots of trees

Phoebe – go looking and find a hedgehog that was moving slowly

Thomas – look behind trees

Brodie – smell them

Hughie – climb up a tree and look down

Nancy – get some books about hedgehogs

John – a man/lady who work in the forest could come and tell us about hedgehogs

Ailsa – we could ask somebody that knows all about hedgehogs to come in and tell us. The wildlife trust might know

Sandy – get someone from the zoo to come and help us

Sam – People that live and work in the forest could come in and help us

Ailsa – the vet might be able to help us

Struan – someone at a farm might help us

Hughie – we could go and visit somewhere that has hedgehogs that we can look at

Sandy – detective might go looking

Phoebe – a magnifying glass might help

Ailsa – we could make a hedgehog run and the hedgehogs could come in and we could watch them and find out about them

Let’s find out more about hedgehogs!

How are we going to look after Spiky? What will he need?

After meeting Spiky we decided it would be fun to find out more about what a hedgehog needs to survive. We made up a list of questions that we would like to find out the answers to.

What we want to find out about hedgehogs

Meeting Spiky

On Friday we were all very surprised to find a cardboard box outside our classroom door. When we looked inside we were all amazed  to find Spiky, a little hedgehog . Mrs Musgrave put on her special protective gloves and lifted him out to meet us. We were very excited although we tried to be very quiet so that we didn’t frighten him.

What’s that outside the door?

I wonder what it could be?

Be careful Mrs Musgrave!

Our First Day!

We have been having fun on our first day at school meeting and playing with new friends.