Attenborough Class update

Another busy week in Attenborough class and I couldn’t be more proud of all the children. They have blown me away with their thirst for knowledge and sharing what they know with others.
In Phonics we have introduced the digraph (two letters that make one sound) Black Cat ‘ur’ as in turn, burn, burp, urn and turnip. The children have been busy searching for hidden ‘ur’ words around the classroom and outside and writing them down on whiteboards to show an adult what super detectives they all are.
In English we have introduced a new story to the children – Little Red Riding Hood. We read two different versions and the children compared the characters, setting and the beginning, middle and the end of the story. We then discussed what the characters looked like on the outside and on the inside. The children came up with some amazing describing words!
In Maths we have been exploring capacity – how much something holds, using key vocabulary – full, half full, half empty and empty and mass – how much something weighs using the key vocabulary heavier and lighter. We have been experimenting with balancing scales and different objects to see which is heavier and which is lighter. We have been using the key phrase ‘I predict….’ and then seeing if we are right.
In Topic we have learnt all about celebrations – New Years Eve and Lunar New Year. We looked at similarities and differences in how they are celebrated around the world. We learnt all about the Chinese Zodiac and the story of the animals crossing the river – the poor cat didn’t get a year named after them, I wonder if your child can tell you why?
We continued to explore colour mixing and used red and yellow to create handprint pictures of Chinese Dragons – the children were so excited to mix their hands, one red, one yellow, together to create a new colour Orange!! They look amazing and are on display in the classroom.
We love to see what adventures your child gets up to at home – clubs they attend , baking, reading, making dens, being creative, going on nature walks. Tapestry is a wonderful place to share these with us and the class – please upload your photos and a brief description so we can share these together during circle time.