This week in phonics we have continued experimenting with instruments. We used a selection of new instruments and explored the sounds that they make. We are building up our vocabulary to talk about these instruments and we practised following instructions to make patterns with sounds. We also carried on our focus on Bedtime for Monsters and we created a story map to help us retell the story.
In maths we found out lots more about the number four. We sorted representations of number into two categories- four and not four. We looked at the number four numicon, and we used blocks and multi-link cubes to make different shapes with four blocks. We also ordered the numbers one to four.
As the weather has been getting colder, we have enjoyed looking at the thing on our autumn interest table. We have been looking closely at the similarities and differences between different leaves, conkers, and pinecones. We also experimented with ice this week, and we tried to free some dinosaurs that were trapped inside big ice blocks.
In RE we have been talking about helping people that love us. We read the story of The Little Red Hen and we were not impressed that the cat, rat and pig did not help the little red hen to bake her bread. We have planned to make our own loaf of bread as a team next week. We also made poppies for Remembrance Day, and said a prayer for all service people and families who have been affected by wars around the world.
We really enjoyed wearing odd socks for anti-bullying week. We had a circle time where we discussed how our socks were all different, just like people are. We decided the world would be very boring if everyone was exactly the same. We also read a story called The Carrot Club. In the story, the carrots would not let the other vegetables into their club. We didn’t think this was very kind of the carrots, and we thought it was funny when the parsnip painted herself orange to trick the carrots into letting her in. We have all promised to make sure that everyone is included in our games at Nursery, no matter what they look like!