On Monday, we arrived at school and noticed something strange stuck to the wall of our classroom….a star! We couldn’t reach the star, Miss Hillis couldn’t even reach it. We thought about ways we could catch it:
“a tall giant”
“a long octopus arm!”
We got very inventive. We thought about ways we could catch a real star from the sky.
“A teleporter or a whirlpool” – Edward
“1000 chairs!” – Rebeca
All this talk about catching stars made us think of a story…. ‘How to Catch a Star’. It’s all about a little boy who dreamt of having a star of his very own. Eventually he caught a star from the ocean…we thought it could be a starfish.
In maths, we have been practising counting to 10 and recognising numbers to 10. We have been counting hops, claps, skips, jumps and turns! We love getting our bodies moving during maths lessons. Perhaps this weekend you could have a go at walking up and down the stairs and seeing how many you can count. You could give you child an instruction e.g. hop 3 times, jump 7 times etc.
In phonics we learnt or first 4 sounds of Phase 2;
s a t p
We took part in some delicious learning! We ate apples for snack, made toast, and even used a popcorn machine to pop some corn! Having these (tasty) experiences will really help us embed our phonics knowledge.
We used these sounds to make words:
Sat tap pat at
Have a go at reading and writing these words.