Attenborough Class update

We hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day and loved your cards as much as the children loved making them. Painting with watercolour can be quite tricky but I’m sure you’ll agree that they did a splendid job. We hope your bulbs survived the journey home and we look forward to seeing them in bloom – you could add a picture to tapestry of their progress.

We have been super busy in Attenborough Class this week! In Phonics we have introduced the Tricky Witch digraph ‘oi’ as in oil, foil, coin, tinfoil, poison and toilet! The children have learnt how to write these words using a phoneme frame and segmenting each word to write them in their own box – foil = f-oi-l.
The children have been using their phonics knowledge to create their own flashcards and hide them around the room for others to find!
In English we have continued with ‘Drawing Club’ this week and have been reading the traditional tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We have drawn the troll, the bridge, how we would rescue the troll from the river and drawn new animals that might dare try and cross the troll’s bridge! The children have the most fantastic imagination and used their Monster Phonics knowledge and wrote the most wonderful descriptive sentences explaining what they have drawn!
In Maths we are consolidating our learning. We have been playing lots of maths games this week – hopscotch, snap and the bean bag throwing game. The children had to take it in turns to throw 6 bean bags at a hoop and record using a tally chart how many they got inside the hoop. They then compared their result with their friends to find out who was the winner – it was very competitive! We have also been recapping our number bonds to 10 and the children are doing brilliantly at remembering the numbers which go together – 8 and 2, 10 and 0, 9 and 1 etc.
In Topic we have been exploring one of the children’s interests from last week. We have been exploring ‘Space’. We have learnt all about Astronauts and who the first person in space was. We have created our very own Rockets to blast us into space. We have looked at all the planets in the solar system and then created our own planet that we would like to visit – we used the amazing technique of ink marbling and the planets look magical.
It was lovely to see so many of you at parents’ evening. It really is a pleasure to share with you all the fantastic progress your child has made so far. It is a privilege to teach such a wonderful group of children.
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.