Attenborough Class update

What a wonderful week we have had in Attenborough class even with the excitement of snow!
In Phonics we have introduced the Yellow I digraph ‘igh’ as in light, fight, might, sigh, high. The children have loved doing the action for this sound and we have learnt all about Yellow I and her job as a lighthouse keeper and a secret spy!
The children have been busy using their phonics knowledge to write igh words in their phoneme frame making sure each sound is in its own box.
In English we have continued with ‘Drawing Club’ this week and have been reading the story Peace at Last. We went on an adventure this week and the children had to use their imaginations to think of another place Mr Bear could go to try and get to sleep.The children then used their Monster Phonics knowledge and wrote the most amazing descriptive sentence explaining where Mr Bear had gone to get some much needed sleep!.
In Maths we are continuing with our phase ‘Building 9 and 10’. We have been busy this week singing the song ‘there was one in the bed’ and collaboratively ordering numbers from 10 to 1. The children were much better at it than me! We discovered there are lots of different ways to make10 and have been learning all about number bonds (recalling numbers which together make 10 – 8 and 2, 6 and 4 ect) and we have been picking a number by rolling a dice and using a number track looking at numbers that are more or fewer than our chosen number.
In Topic we have been looking at ‘Holi and Old & New’. We learnt all about the Hindu Festival of Colour called Holi. Then children loved watching a video of the festival and were amazed at the different colours and music. They especially liked the part where they throw colourful paint at each other! We created our own Festival of Colour and danced to music with colourful ribbons – it was fantastic! We then talked about old and new toys and what they are made and how they work. We discovered old toys were made of wood, glass, fabric and metal and new toys are made of plastic.
The children had a fantastic time with Mrs Bicker exploring the outside area. They found Spring sticks and compared them to each others, talking about what they could see. Please could you ensure your child brings Wellies with them on a Wednesday as they will go out whatever the weather.
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.