This week we have been learning about:
Days of the week
Counting on and back to 20
Literacy and Language
This week we have learnt the sounds, z and ch. We are now getting to the end of the Set 1 Read Write Inc sounds. I’m aware that the children now have a lot to remember! With Christmas activities creeping up on us now, we are taking our time to embed the letter formation and reading of words too.
Knowledge and Understanding-
Re-capping our Welsh colour names
We have carried out an investigation this week to find out which materials are waterproof. Winnie the Pooh needed a new umbrella- we tested fabric, tissue, kitchen roll, plastic, and cardboard. Some groups will be doing this next week.
Using an app on the IPad called ‘Puppet Pals’ –the children chose characters and a setting and recorded their voice to create a story. They loved this! I’m sure it is a free app, so try it at home.
How to help your child at home-
Use a calendar or something at home to look at the days of the week. Each day talk about what day it was yesterday and what day it is today and tomorrow. Try writing them out on some cards and asking them to put them in order.
Give them a starting number to count to 20 from or count back to 0 from. They find counting back from a number bigger than 10 tricky.
I used these games a few times this week for the children to order numbers, try some at home.
We are having a dress rehearsal on Monday 5th December, so please could you make sure your child has their costume in school. Thank you.
Have a nice weekend.