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The children have learnt phase 2 and 3 and will be learning phase 4 throughout the term. Click here to play some interactive phonics games.
The children have been counting up to 50. They have been practising counting forwards and backwards. Click here to play some interactive maths games.
Term 1 - Ourselves
Our topic this term has been ‘Ourselves.’ We have been learning about parts of our body and how our body works. We will be having a visit from a Physiologist from Bristol University who will be teaching us about our heart, pulse and our respiratory system. We had a visit from our local PCSO to talk about their daily routine and how they keep us safe, as well as a dentist to teach us all about dental hygiene and a furry little friend is going to help us understand all about the RSPCA.
Dr Lacey Bowen the Dentist came to visit us and told us all about her job and what she does to look after people’s teeth. She talked to us about the things we can we can do to keep our teeth healthy and how to brush our teeth properly. After the visit, we wrote some instructions on how to brush your teeth to teach younger children how to keep their mouth healthy.
We had a visit from a local Policeman and a Police community support officer. They told us about their jobs, what they do, their daily routine, what they wear and what they carry. The children enjoyed trying on different police equipment such as their hats and helmets. The children then wrote their own fact file to inform people about who the Police are and what they do.
The children were lucky enough to have a visit from Hester, Mrs Allen’s 7 year old Corgi. Mrs Allen talked to the children about what she does to look after Hester and how this has changed as Hester has grown older. We learnt that Hester loves tummy tickles and enjoys playing with her friend Milo in the Park. After Hester and Mrs Allen’s visit, the children learnt about the 5 rights of animals, wrote a fact file all about Corgis and drew some lovely pictures of Mrs Allen and Hester with Ms Crofts in their art lesson.
In Maths the children have been learning to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, which they are fantastic at. They have also been learning their number bonds to 10 through song, games and equipment (click here to listen to number block ten again and here to play hit the button) as well as one more than and one less than. The children are great at Maths and we look forward to teaching them more about addition and subtraction next term.
In science we have been looking at the different parts of our bodies, our senses, animals and the seasons. We have been doing active and outdoor learning, exploring animals and non-animals and looking at how the seasons have changed from summer into autumn and what will happen as autumn changes into winter.