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June 2017

Week beginning 26 June

This week we have loved listening to the story of George and the Dragon and beginning our art project for Take One Picture. No photos as it's top secret!

 

On Friday, some of us took part in the 24 hour cycling event. The children did amazingly well! The rest of us decided to make banners (after seeing the wonderful one Hayden made at home!). We enjoyed cheering on our friends.

Next week, we will be continuing our George and the Dragon project. We will be using clay.

Lots of our learning next week will be based around the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We will be talking about how to build a strong bridge and testing our bridges.

 

You could show the YouTube video below to your child and talk about how the bridge has been built to make it strong. You could have a go at home at making bridges using different materials such as paper rolls, spaghetti, twigs etc and see how much weight they can hold.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_53sUyvLpFE

 

In Maths, we will be learning about money. Can your child remember the names of the coins? Can they select a named coin? Can they put the coins in order from smallest to biggest? Can they make amounts using 1ps like 3p? Can they make amounts using two coins like 5p + 2p to make 7p?

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Week beginning 19th June

This week, our Finger Gym included:

  • making dinosaurs using playdough,
  • cutting out and sorting dinosaurs in different ways,
  • reading numerals and carefully counting that amount of dinosaurs,
  • cutting and colouring a stegosaurus,
  • and the tricky challenge of filling missing numbers in a 100 square.

Here we are getting busy!

We have been really enjoying learning about dinosaurs. This week, we looked carefully at different dinosaurs and thought about whether they looked like carnivores or herbivores. We know that carnivores usually have sharp teeth, claws and strong legs for fast running. Herbivores often have spiked or armour, they sometimes have long necks to reach leaves, they often have flat teeth and walk on four legs.
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On Tuesday, we made number lines to 20 on the playground and then played a more than / less than game!

Next week, we will be basing our learning around the story of George and the Dragon.
If you would like to enhance your child's learning at home, you could tell the story of George and the Dragon and visit the library to look for other books about dragons.

You could think of some describing words with your child to describe a dragon eg; fierce, scaly, sharp teeth, fiery, ferocious...

We will be beginning our George and the Dragon art project next week. If you have any of the following things at home, please send them in:

  • shoeboxes (preferably adult sized),
  • toilet / kitchen / wrapping paper rolls,
  • cereal boxes.

 

In maths, we will be halving and doubling and solving problems to do with sharing.

 

We are very excited for Sports Day on Wednesday! Please make sure that children have shorts, plimsolls and their colour t-shirt to come to school in that morning.

You could practise some of the more tricky activities with your child before Wednesday such as skipping with a rope, sack racing and egg and spoon racing.

 

Thank you for all your ongoing support!

See you on Monday!

Week Beginning 12th June

We have been busy this week getting ready for our Daddy Dinosaur Day!

We painted some beautiful Father Day cards and made some yummy biscuits.

We hope the Dads enjoyed them both.

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We have done some careful counting of dinosaur spikes.
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We used the tweezers to feed the dinosaurs twenty leaves each.
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Thank you Daddies for joining us!

We hope that you all enjoyed it as much as the children did.

There were lots of stories shared.

Great dinosaur pictures using natural materials

Thank you Oliver's Daddy who taught us lots about dinosaurs.

So many names to learn!

Oliver and his Dad's knowledge were a match even for Hayden!

Super knowledge boys!

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Other pictures of Dinosaur Daddy Day!

In Maths we measured the length that dinosaurs actually were.

Wow! They were massive!!

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Week Beginning 6th June

Welcome back. We hope that you all enjoyed the lovely sunny weather during half term.

It is hard to believe that it is the children's last half term in Foundation.cool

They are all looking so grown up and ready for Year one but....

We have lots of fun learning to do in the next 7 weeks before we can let them go!

Our topics this half term are Dinosaurs and Favourite Book Characters.

This week we have been having lots of dinosaur fun.

Scary dinosaur masks!

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Dinosaur small world play.

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Dinosaur Hunt

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We had a surprise on Thursday morning as we found dinosaur footprints on the floor,

a hole in the ceiling, the water tray and chairs knocked over and some dinosaur eggs.

 We even had a note from a very friendly dinosaur asking us to look after the eggs and put them in some water!

We were a bit confused as we thought that all dinosaurs were extinct but Oliver told us that a woolly mammoth

had been spotted in Iceland so we began to wonder....

Some of the children wrote signs 'Do not touch' to go next to the eggs. 

Some of the children used their imagination to write some exciting stories about what they think had happened.

 

Busy at Dinosaur finger gym.