🚫 Keeping Safe πŸš«

This week F1 Class will be learning all about safety. Our Key Question is ‘What can we do to be safe at home?’ We will be looking at what different rooms we have in our house and some of the things that may be dangerous in them. For example, in the kitchen we have an oven and when it is switched on we have to be very careful around it because it gets hot!

We also have a new number, sound and shape of the week! See if you can find them around your home or when walking to school 😊

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✏️🎼 Phonics 🎼✏️

F1 class have been doing so well with their phonics that we have decided to learn two new sounds a week! We already know our stretchy “mmm” sound and we have also learnt our bouncy “a” sound!

To write this sound we start on the top left hand side of our page and we say round the apple down the leaf!

Don’t forget if you practice at home get your parents to upload it onto your learning journal or you can bring it into school to show your friends during circle time! 😊

β„οΈπŸŒ¨ Magic Snow! πŸŒ¨β„️

F1 Class have been learning about our season Winter and our recent weather has definitely been wintery! Today we even had snow in our classroom!

The children have really enjoyed investigating our magic snow today!

In small groups the children looked at the snow mix, Tia said it looked like salt. The children helped to count out ten scoops of water. When the water touched the mix Jaxon said it git bigger and bigger and bigger! We decided to see what would happen if we added 10 more scoops of water.

When the children mixed it together it expanded even more, Ava said we needed a bigger tray for it. Once we had put it in the tray the children described what it felt like. Nina said it was very squishy! Victor said it wasn’t cold like the snow outside.

The children tried to make snow balls and snowmen but it wouldn’t stick together! They decided to mark make in it instead. Look at the super circle shapes the children made

and our letter and number of the week!

What we are learning this week…

This week we are learning a new sound by using Read, Write, Inc. Phonics, scrap the dog and singing a jolly phonics rhyme.

Our new sound is a stretchy sound! We press our lips together and say “mmm” when we write this sound we start at the top on the left hand side of our paper and say “Maisie, mountain, mountain.”

If your child would like to practice at home and does any super work that they would like to bring in, please do! Also don’t forget to look out for our shape and number of the week! 😊

🏘 Are all houses the same? πŸ‘

This week our key question is the same as our topic; Are all houses the same?

We are learning about all the different types of houses and discussing what are own homes look like. In our writing books we are drawing pictures of our houses too!

Outside we are building houses and castles!

F1 class love are new dolls house and are enjoying imaginative role play pretending they are families and setting the rooms up with furniture.

Happy New Year!

Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely break πŸ˜‰

This term our topic is about homes and families, our key question is:

Each week we will have a key question related to our topic. This week our key question is ‘Who lives in your house?’ We have been discussing the different people in our house and drawing them in our special writing books. We also have a new dolls house to play with!

We have been using the large bricks to build castles and homes and our interactive whiteboard to make houses using shapes!

πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ…πŸΌ 3 more sleeps! πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰

Today is the last day at school before the Christmas holidays, we have celebrated with a special picnic snack and Victor’s delicious birthday cake!

Please don’t forget to look inside your child’s book bag when they bring it home! Today they will be bringing home their calendars, Christmas card and salt dough Christmas decoration 😊

Thank you to all of the Foundation Stage families for your kind cards and generous gifts, we hope you and your children have a magical (and restful) Christmas and a very happy new year! Hopefully Father Christmas will bring you lots of nice things!

😊 We will see you back at school on the 8th of January 2018! 😊

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ‰