The Snowman

This week in Literacy we have been reading ‘The Snowman’.
We discussed various ways the snowman might melt and we then had a go at labelling our own snowman using adjectives!

I’m Stickman, I’m Stickman

This week in Literacy we have been reading Stickman!
We thought all about the various things Stickman might say and why?
We then created our own Stickman and wrote in a speech bubble what he was saying!
We are super sentence writers, we like to shout, stamp, whisper, clap and use silly voice to say our sentence to help us remember it! Look at some of our amazing Stickmen.

“I’m not a twig”

“Don’t put me into the fire”

Story Maps

This week in Literacy we have been reading ‘The Mitten’.
We created a story map together as a class and then re told the story using the story map! We are amazing story tellers!
We then had a go at changing the story around. After that Class 2 went off and created their own versions of The Mitten. They changed parts of the story and created their own stories!
I am amazed, Class 2 are definitely a class of future authors!

Diwali – The Festival of Light

This week Class 2 have been learning about Diwali. We read the story ‘Rama and Sita’ and learnt all about why people light lamps at this time of year.
We then used sequencing cards to order the story and puppets to re tell the story!

Outdoor Learning!

We love being outdoors! We learn so much when we are outdoors, for example, how our world around us changes, creatures which live in our world and how to look after them, how to become risk takers, how to keep safe and we also develop reflective and inquisitive thinking, becoming real problem solvers!

This week Class 2 have been reading ‘Leaf Man’ in Literacy, we then took our learning outdoors! We went on a hunt for natural objects to create our own leaf creatures, we then used our imagination to come up with our own stories about where our creatures had come from, where they were going, and what would happen next! We used lots of story language, i.e. beginning, middle, end and problem. The children were fantastic at coming up with a problem for their story!

Have a look at the AMAZING leaf creatures Class 2 created…

Vinny’s lead creature is Supertato. He created an amazing story about catching bad guys and saving the day!

This leaf creature is called Molly. She has been blown over the cows and she watched the snowflakes up above

Thomas made a minion leaf creature who was on the hunt for bananas.

Xander’s leaf creature has been blown to the jungle where he is searching for apples – but there was no apples because the seeds wouldn’t grow in the jungle because there was no rain!

Bug Hotel

Class 2 are loving our new Bug Hotel! They have been searching for bugs and making sure they are kept safe, not scared and have an appropriate place to sleep in our Bug Hotel! We have been thinking about where mini beasts live and where we could find them. The children told me that the mini beasts will be found in the mud because that’ what they like!

Making Music

We have enjoyed using our new sound wall this week. We used a variety of items to create different sounds. We discussed the different sounds we could hear when using a wooden spoon, metal spoon, metal stick and a wooden stick. We experimented with the various sounds each pot or pan made. Some of use even counted the beats we could make.

Small World

This week we have developed our own small world area outdoors to help us extend our vocabulary and use our imagination. The children have loved building their play in our small worlds. We have a fairy land, digger land, Antarctica, dinosaur land, and a People Who Help Us small word.

Settling in to our new class!

Class 2 have settled in so well to their new class. They have been enjoyed all our new areas of the classroom indoor and outdoor!

Matching numeral to quantity.

Sequencing picture cards from our story Elmer.

Playing in our new role play area – The Vets!

Building castles.

This week we have learnt the sounds s, a and t.

Jonah!

This week Class 2 performed their very last performance in reception, ‘Jonah’.
They were absolutely fantastic!
Well done Class 2!