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23rd September 2016

Our Learning Journey

This week we have been talking about celebrations and birthdays. As a class, we have designed our own birthday chart where children are holding their date of birth. We have discussed that when it is their birthday they will be 4 years old. These teacher-led activities inspired the children to independently create play dough cakes, write ‘invitations’ and create hats.  

The children have also enjoyed using the junk for modelling to build towns and to create tunnels and slides for the small world aliens!

Mandarin

This week, our Nursery students have been focusing on learning the names for sensory organs on our face (e.g. eyes, nose and mouth). Pupils are learning how to say them by singing “My Sensory Organs” to the tune of head, shoulders, knees and toes.

Physical Education

In PE this week the children have been avoiding obstacles whilst holding a large ball, ready for when they begin to learn how to catch a ball.  In swimming, children are introduced to “pointy toes” as they begin to learn about their leg kicking action.

Music

In Music, the children have continued to explore timbre by learning about the orchestra and its instruments. They have also started to learn about rhythm and how some notes are long and some are short.

Continuing Our Learning Journey at Home

In class this week we have loved reading stories about birthdays.

 

Here is a link is to a story about an Oger’s party. We loved reading it in class. You can use the interactive features to create your own illustrations at home.

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/The-Ogres-Birthday-Storybook-Early-Reader-304

You may also want to talk to children about Mummy, Daddy and other family member’s birthday month and number (even your pets!). Does anyone have the same number or month? You could start conversations about age. For example ‘I wonder how old ________ is...?’ Try to explore their ideas with open-ended questions (e.g. how can you tell/ how do you know?).

 

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