This week we started our Geography trail, ‘From Front Door to Seashore’. Miss Harrison read us a story called ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ and we talked about what we would like to learn about the seashore. During play this week, some of us have made our own lighthouse pictures and pictures of the story and we have also changed our tuff tray into a rock pool!
In writing this week, we learned to write instructions. We made our own instructions for disgusting sandwiches to scare off the seagulls in The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. First, we used bullet points to list our ingredients. Miss Harrison felt a bit ill as we had sandwiches containing eyeballs, slime, slugs, hot chilli sauce and nails! On Wednesday, we used our list of ingredients to write our instructions. We used numbers to order our steps and bossy verbs such as ‘spread’, ‘add’, ‘put’ and ‘gather’. Miss Harrison was very impressed with our instructions.
As well as writing this week, some of us learned the sounds ‘ng’ and ‘nk’ and some of us revised the sounds ‘ou’ and ‘ow’. We practised forming our sounds in our handwriting books, we used the magnetic boards to build words and we wrote sentences using words containing these sounds. In reading, we looked for our common words and Miss Harrison asked us some true or false questions about our reading books.
In Numeracy and Mathematics, we continued to work on our numbers to 100. We revised finding numbers before, after and between and then we learned to find numbers 1 or 2 more or less than. We played different games on the Promethean board and we practised finding numbers between and more/less than in our workbooks.
On Tuesday afternoon, Miss Harrison was a little bit silly as she started talking about Christmas! Each class were given Christmas card templates from the PTA and we designed our own Christmas cards. We drew fantastic Christmas pictures and we were able to add detail to our images.
This week we also had a visit from the P7 Digital Leaders. They helped us to log into the laptops and then we signed into our own Sumdog accounts to practise our maths skills.
Thank you for reading our blog post. We hope that you have a lovely long weekend.
P2B and Miss Harrison xxx