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20th October 2017

The children all enjoyed the story of Handa’s Surprise this week. We learnt about some of the animals that live in Africa. We looked closely at some of the fruits from the story. We used some to make prints and some children did very good observational drawings of the pineapple. The best part was tasting all the fruits and deciding which ones we liked best,and why.

13th October 2017

This week we have looking at and listening to lots of nursery rhymes. We have been rhyming our names, matching rhyming pictures, playing rhyming games on the whiteboard and encouraging the children to make up their own nonsense rhymes.

We have also been reading lots of rhyming stories. Remember you are welcome to borrow a book from our class library to share at home.

We have also been doing lots of counting and matching what we count to the correct numerals. We counted drum beats, steps, hops, claps and even conkers dropping into a tin. This may be something you would like to extend at home. In order to help children establish a sound understanding of number it is important that they realise that actions can also be counted. It is very good for the children to listen, watch or carry out an action and count. Walking up or down stairs, brushing your hair, dropping pennies into a pot are all examples. We are sure you can think of many more!

6th October 2017

The children have enjoyed the story of the three little pigs this week. We had lots of role play. Thank you for all the autumn finds you brought in this week. We have done some sorting and next week we will carry on sorting, counting and talking about all the things we have.

Next week we are going to be looking at and listening to lots of nursery rhymes. Rhyming is a very important pre-reading skill, so on the back of this letter are some rhyming words. Please use them to help your child begin to understand the concept of rhymes. Make up rhyming words, sing rhyming songs and read rhyming stories. Children love to play with language and when they get the idea of rhymes they love to make up their own nonsense rhymes.

Remember you are welcome to borrow a book from our class library to share at home.

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