Attenborough Class update

We have had a wonderful week Attenborough Class. It has been lovely to see the children use their JONK characteristics during their play and learning. I am very proud to have a class full of resilient, resourceful, reflective, curious, collaborative and creative learners!

In Phonics we have been recapping CCVCC words. We have been busy reading and retelling the story based on The Enormous Turnip! The children have written their own version of parts of the story and amazed me with their wonderful ideas. . The children have played BINGO, Buried Treasure and created their own flashcards game for the outside area. We have done lots of active learning this week!

In English we have continued with ‘Drawing Club’ this week and have been watching an episode of ‘Captain Pugwash’. The children drew an amazing picture of the Sea Dragon and used their phonic knowledge to describe him! We then had to draw a map of Treasure Island and all the obstacles and dangers that might be in the sea. We used our new knowledge from orienteering last week and were able to write about which direction we needed to move around the map. We used our creative thinking brains to come up with ideas on how what the Dragon would eat next, What Dragons he might meet on Dragon Island and how we could get rid of the zombies that have taken over Treasure Island! The children have the most fantastic imagination and used their Monster Phonics knowledge and wrote the most wonderful descriptive sentences and lists explaining what they have drawn!

In Maths we have started a new phase called ‘OnTheMove’. We have spent the week looking at problem solving. We have been helping Harry and his Dinosaurs. We had to count how many he had in his bucket. Sometimes some fell out and sometimes he added more – we had to work out how many Dinosaurs he had in his bucket now. We then helped Mr Gumpy get the right amount of legs in his boat! Only 8 legs were allowed in the boat so we worked together to see who could get in the boat – sheep, dog, Mr Gumpy, hen, sam, Rosie, cat. We have also been busy building bridges and making boats for the water tray outside. We had to test out our boats and see who held the most amount of cubes before it sank!! The children have been super reflective learners this week.

This week we continue our new Topic – ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. This week we have recapped all about our local area. We looked at where we are on the map and the different types of weather we have. We looked at what buildings and shops Mundesley has. We recapped jobs people do and where they work and played a matching game – can you match the job to the correct place of work? We also looked at different types of transport you may see in Mundesley. We talked about how we all got to school in the morning and discussed other types of transport we knew.

As the weather continues to be hot and we spend a lot of our time outside please apply sunscreen to your child before school. Please send a summer hat in for your child to wear whilst we explore the outside areas and a water bottle containing water only.
Please could you ensure your child brings Wellies with them and long trousers/leggings to change into on a Wednesday as they will go out whatever the weather and Tick season is upon us. .

Please remember to write in your child’s reading record if you read together at home. It just needs to be the title of the book and your initials. Children are awarded up to 5 Mundesley Merits a week for reading at home, which they are able to spend in the Merit Shop on some amazing items including books!

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.